Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'd Rather Be At The Beach Day 5

Thank you so much for spending May 18th - 22nd with us on "I'd Rather Be At The Beach" Blog Hop.  If you are coming from Blog you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

Here's the lineup:

                                                                        First of all Thank you so much for stopping by my blog along this hop and for your awesome comments. Thank you for sharing your special memories of the beach and family with me.This has been my first blog hop and I don't think it could have been any better. To be in this incredible line up among these talented crafters and meeting all of you has truly been a joy. So thank you to all involved for making it a great experience.
                 Now on to my project for the day. This one is very sentimental to me. This sand and shells were giving to me by my husband before we were married. We had been dating only a short while, he had made previous plans to see his Brother , who at that time was in the Navy. I could not go because I could get off work. So since I couldn't go to the beach, my husband brought the beach to me.The Sweetest thing ever.
 he brought the shells and the sand back to me in a soda cup.
 I never wanted these to get thrown in a box or drawer so I came up with the idea of keeping them here, so no matter how cold or how much snow we get here in Indiana...I've always got the beach.
                              If we ever get to go back, we plan on adding to our personal beach. This being the last day of our hop I wanted to share my favorite beach memory with you. Thank you again. Have a wonderful day and be blessed.


  1. great project,did all 5 days of blog hop!!!!!!!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  2. Great Project.
    Hugs ~ Jacqueline

  3. That was so sweet of him! What a wonderful way to show off your memory so others can share in it!

  4. I have a lamp like yours that is full of sea shells and I still live in Florida. Thanks for sharing.

  5. What a great idea!! What a great hop. Your projects have been amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win! I did all 5 days and totally ready for the beach!
    Sherrie K
    jskoning at msn dot com

  6. Awe, sweet! Great idea, love these lamps. TFS joy4umetoo @hotmail dot com

  7. That's soooo sweet!!! My husband brought back some seaglass that he found on the beach before our beach wedding when he was waiting for me to walk out and he gave it to me, this is such a great idea to preserve something special like that! Thanks for stepping in last minute and joining me on this blog hop Jackie! :-)

  8. Great project and story!! I have one of those lamps too and it always makes me feel closer to the beach when I can't actually be there!

    -Lauren B
    lbrocchi (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. What a sweetheart he was and how thoughtful of you to do this lamp rather than storing in a box you would seldom open. Sounds like one special couple!

  10. Oh Jackie - this is so amazing! What a fabulous idea! Your hubby sounds like a keeper :) I love your beach in a lamp! Your projects all week have been great. You were brave to take on a 5 day hop for your first hop but I would say you have done a phenomenol job and I am sure it won't be your last!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  11. Your Husband sounds so Sweet!!! I have really been enjoying all of your projects for the past 5 days. So sad that it has to end. :0(
    I know how cold those winters get, I'm from Indiana to.
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  12. Lovely and sentimental story. Great way to store your memorabilia. TFS and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  13. I love the inspirations, the sharing of your memories and I have enjoyed the inspirations and the challenges (i've got ahead) for me these last 5 days. so, thank you :)
    see you again...

  14. Awww what a sweet story. I love your lamp, aweomse idea. I hope you get to go back someday together.
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  15. Oh Jackie! Your story gave me goosey bumps, so sweet and romantic! I live at the beach, but I still treasure all of the seashells and sharks teeth my children brought me over the years, what a great way to save them all!

  16. I loved the story and awesome way to keep such a cherished memento. The hop has been awesome. Thank so much.
    Barbara B

  17. I love this! Such a great idea! I follow as squiggles87.


  18. What a sweet guy:)

    What a wonderful way to preserve special memories. I followed the blog all week and sad to see it end:( Til the next one. I am a follower and I will be back:)

  19. Awwww, such a sweet thing for him to do and such a sweet love story. Love the lamp but even more, I love what it stands for. Great job!

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  20. This looks so nice! I would love to have a lamp like this... tfs


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