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Fun at Folly Beach, SC!

Wow! It was a fun busy day today. We went to Folly Beach to spend some time playing (and resting) at the ocean. It was quite beautiful and I am SO thankful for the wonderful breeze that continually blows. Unfortunately, I forgot to pack the sand toys and umbrella but was able to stop at a nearby Walmart and pick up one and came across this amazing sand tool called a Sand Grabber. It was only $10 and it literally turns its way deeply into the sand, securing your beach umbrella so it won’t blow away. It was like turning a screw into the ground, then when your done, you unscrew it easily. I highly recommend buying one of these for trips to the beach. We try to go a couple times a year, so it will be used and its heavy duty, so I imagine it will last a very long time. I’ll take some pictures tomorrow and post them for you all. :)

We are going to Folly Beach in the morning, then heading to historic Charleston to go to their famous Market and Battery. We are also hoping to hit some art galleries and the antique market too. :) Yeah! The kids are really having a good time. I can’t wait to write more about it to you all.

I will mention, there was this one little shop in Folly Beach that was selling candy for outrageous prices. Regular size candy bars for $2.89!! I told my kids….sorry but I cannot pay that much for candy…there’s a Dollar Tree 5 minutes from here and we can get the same candy (actually more of it) for a much better price. I would have been okay with it if it had been a specialty homemade candy but it was a plain old candy bar that you could pick up at any store. Crazy!

Tomorrow we will be going to a very special candy store called Market Street Sweets, which we know has lots of wonderful candy (many made right there in the store!). I was looking in my travel guide and found them and also found out that they are the same company as River Street Sweets, which is in Savannah. We have been to the Savannah location many, many times, so I know we’ll find something special there tomorrow. I LOVE there hand made chocolate turtles! Yummy! :)

I hope you all are having a good week! Talk with you tomorrow!

We’re in Charleston!

Hi everyone! Yes…myself and the kids are in Charleston, South Carolina for my art show that opened yesterday at the City Gallery in North Charleston. The artist reception is Thursday night, so we’re hanging out until then, enjoying the beach and the sites around Charleston. How exciting because I have never been here. My husband has but not me. :(

My husband is home, working and holding down for fort while us girls are on retreat here. ;) So…my postings will be limited but I will post some pretty pics and I’m going to write an article soon on some travel deals here. I plan on starting a travel section on my site for budget traveling with kids. I know I’m always looking for deals and ways to save while I travel, so I’m taking notes, getting cards, pics and meeting new people to put the word out for you all. :)

Well…time to head out to the beach and I’ll talk to you later! :)

What I’ve been up to!

Wow…I’ve been crazy busy! Besides keeping up with this website, if you read about me, I’m also an artist and have been called off to duty. Yes…that happens sometimes. :) Besides preparing for an art show I have in August, I’m painting several murals at a local business called the Pink Pastry Parlor. This is a huge, huge deal because they’re filming a reality TV show there. Soooooo…yes…I’m busy preparing the opening of the Pink Pastry and filming begins very soon. Today was Day #3 of many to come for me. So most of my posts will be random for awhile…either night or morning….whenever I can get it in. Whew!

Here I am painting my Poodles in Paris scene:

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