May 112017

When you’re staying on a boat, the one thing you definitely do not have is a campfire right outside your door.  Honestly, it’s something I miss terribly.  But thank goodness for South Beach and it’s many offerings of fire pits, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from our boat slip on San Juan Island and it fulfills the campfire craving nicely I must say.

We’ve been spending time on this sacred stretch of beach for longer than I can remember.  It’s a rather special place for us and it has my heart.  Now that we’ve got our little boat here on island, we continue our tradition of visiting this beach, exploring it’s endless beauty and enjoying a grand finale of a roaring campfire.  Our Airstream has even been here once on a day camping adventure.  I fondly remember that day, hiking the bluffs and exploring to our hearts content with not a care in the world.  As the sun began to set, we stepped into the Airstream where B and I cooked up a one pot meal of rock fish with sweet cherry tomatoes and spinach, atop garlicky butter beans that we enjoyed at the picnic table, fireside.

Such sweet times ♥

Our first Silver Girl, 2009 – South Beach, San Juan Island, Wash.

Jan 272017

This wasn’t where I meant to be this weekend.  I meant to be at home dusting off my workbench in order to begin working on some new jewelry designs for my Etsy shop.  But rather, sweet friends of ours phoned us up and invited us to come and visit with them at their cozy cabin in the woods near Crystal Mountain.  Needless to say, a trip to the cabin propelled the idea of silversmithing to the curb-and I was very okay with that.  I was, as a matter of fact, in need of a snow fix and boy, did Miss Mother Nature deliver ♥ Continue reading »