Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Great S-Cape

It's another Tablescape Thursdays hosted by Susan of Between Naps On The Porch.

This cottage is named S-Cape and was the site for today's table setting for 4.

The charming 2 story cottage is located in Dillon Beach, California. We spent the first week of August here with our 3 year old son Daniel and his 6 year old cousin Keano.

The cottage sleeps up to 4. You can rent this home through Moore Vacation rentals.

The acrylic salad and dinner plates are actually from our travel picnic basket.

The green Depression glass stemware was given to us from Dan's mom.

Although the home came fully stocked with its own dishes, I liked how our picnic plates and glass stemware worked nicely with the rustic style of the home's interiors.

The living area

A set of blue & white outdoor lumbar cushions with a red letter D(yes, for Daniel)monogram from Lands End.

This image, taken from the rental property's website, is of the storybook staircase to the upstairs Master bedroom,bathroom and T.V. room with a sofa bed.

Master bed room. The boys really enjoyed this home.

We really enjoyed the feel and location of this cottage which is only 7 cottages away from the beach path.

A close up of the salad plate.

Loved the dark stained wood beam ceiling in the main room.

Thank you for visiting my table contribution to this week's Tablescape Thursday. Please be sure and stop by Between Naps On The Porch for more table settings.

Monday, August 9, 2010

And The Winners Are.......

A gracious thank you to those of you who participated in my first blog give-a-way. Also, a very special thank you to Christina and the Little American for making this video after just 1 rehearsal right before the actual taping. Great job kids. Please watch the video showing the drawing of the 3 winners.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Happy Birthday To Our Little American

Yesterday, August 6th, our Little American turned 3 years old. I know everyone says this but it's so is amazing how time flies. Especially when you have a child. I really can't believe 3 years have already gone by. Papa Dan and I were together 16 years before the Little American joined our family. Time flew by then but now with little Daniel, it seems as if we've escalated to warp speed. We spent the week in Dillon Beach with his first cousin Keano who is 3 years older. They had a great time bonding.

The boys with Cocco and Papa Dan on a sand dune looking out at the waves.

The boys again with Cocco in front of the cottage at Dillon Beach.

His nanny Mimi(whom he seems to at times love more than us) threw him a pool party the weekend before we took off to Dillon Beach. His neighborhood friends attended. He loved all the attention. This is the first year that he seemed to understand the concept of birthdays. He wanted one everyday after this party for the 6 days leading up to his actual birthday.

That's his Papa Dan in the red t-shirt trying to relive his spring break days back in the 80s.

The Little American enjoying his personal past time....enjoying pizza at one of his favorites stops, Chuck E Cheese's (Yuckie Cheeses according to Papa)

Papa Dan, who swore Chuck E Cheeses was too pedestrian, couldn't be dragged away from this game. He was playing not just one but two games simultaneously as though he were at a Las Vegas casino. All he needed was a cigarette in one hand and a cocktail in the other.

Finally, several photos of our little American from the last 3 years. A reminder of how much he has grown since the first time he joined our family.

Happy 3rd birthday son. We love you.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Give A Way Drawing Update.....

Greetings all,

Unfortunately, the video taping of the drawing for our first Give-A-Way which was scheduled to be released today will be delayed a few more days. My camera/video cam broke while at Dillon Beach this past week and is in the shop to determine if the cost to repair is worth it or if I just need to purchase a new one altogether. In the meantime, I will be spending the weekend searching the junk drawers throughout the house to find an old flip share portable camcorder I used to rely on.
As you can see from the above image, the names have already been entered for the drawing. I just need to record the Little American pulling the names. I apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience.