Having fun in Monterey!

monterey california waves
For day two of my weekend vacation was heading to Monterey, California.  There was so much to do so I started walking along Cannery Row.
monterey cannery row
Cannery Row is the most popular vacation destination on California’s Central Coast. “This historic waterfront district on Monterey Bay was made famous by writer John Steinbeck, who illustrated Cannery Row life in his colorful stories.”
monterey statue
This is a new statue along Cannery Row.  It was made to pay homage to nine important characters that played pivotal roles in Cannery Row’s history.  Most notably John Steinbeck whom sits at the top of the structure. 
monterey pier
While on the pier you can get a charicature drawn by a local artist or rent a bike and ride along the shore!  I had a great time in Monterey and I highly recommend it!
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#California #Monterey #CanneryRow #coastal

Mini-Vacation to Big Sur, California!

on the way to big sur

This past weekend I took a much needed mini-vacation.  My destination was Big Sur, California.  Every day there were crystal clear blue skies and the views were spectacular.  The natural beauty of the coastline stopped me in my tracks and took my breath away with each scenic viewpoint.  I even ate lunch at Cafe Kevah where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton filmed “The Sandpiper” in 1963.  The cafe/cabin was also once owned by Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles.  Since I’m a big Hollywood buff this was meant to be!

big sur california

Each time I took a photo I had a big grin on my face; it’s so beautiful here!!

big sur coastline

Seeing such big waves crash against the coastline was like seeing a movie!

big sur afternoon

Highway 1 stretches along Big Sur for 90 miles of breath-taking views.  It’s 150 miles south of San Francisco and about 25 miles south of Monterey,CA; which is where I stayed :)

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#bigsur #california #highway1 #coast #vacation

Starfish Cottage Patio Decor!

starfish cottage fall decor
Our good friends at the Starfish Cottage have decorated their front porch with some great and simple autumn decor! Check it out!
starfish cottage patio
starfish cottage lanterns
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Discovered on the Starfish Cottage!!

#starfishcottage #decorating #beach #autumn

Tropical Painted Pumpkins!

tropical painted glitter pumpkins
We love these brightly colored tropical painted pumpkins!  “Everything goes better with gold and glitter too!”  Find out how to create these fun pumpkins here!

Discovered on Aunt Peaches!

#tropical #decor #pumpkins #colorful

Create a Pumpkin Votive Holder!

pumpkin votive holder
Try something with smaller pumpkins!  “carve out jack-be-little pumpkins and insert votive candles. This festive decoration can be used for Halloween parties, as well as Thanksgiving feasts.”

Discovered on Country Living!

#countryliving #pumpkin #decor #beachy

DIY Bouy Pendant Lamps!

DIY buoy pendant lamp

What a cool idea! If you’ve ever found buoys on a beach walk and want a new way to display them; then look no further!! This is a great DIY for anyone that wants to add something unique to their beach home!

Discovered on Debis Design Diary!

#DIY #buoy #beach #nautical