Sunday, August 31

Beach Love Week and #191 Linky Party

Hi there! Welcome to the 191st 
Masterpiece Monday linky party!
Last Thursday was our 21st wedding anniversary. We started celebrating early by inviting family and friends to the beach for a bonfire party on Tuesday. 

When we first got there, we went straight down to the shore to watch the 20 foot waves come in from a Mexican hurricane. There were hundreds of these strange little jellyfish all over the shoreline. They're clear, flat disc shaped with a half disc in the middle to serve as a sail. They just blow around on top of the water. 
Here is my hubby trying to capture pics of the big waves. This area is know as "The River Jetties". It marks the border between Huntington Beach and Newport Beach. 

After we were done looking at the waves, it was time to roast hot dogs.

This is my husbands creation known as "the double salad dog", two hot dogs in one bun, covered with chili and topped with salad!

And for the perfect beach dessert, s'mores

Oh Yumm!

Our bonfire was back lit with this beautiful sunset and everyone had a really fantastic time.

By Wednesday the news had reported that the 20 year storm had made the waves even larger than the day before. So, we headed down to "The Wedge" in Newport Beach where the waves break the biggest.  Our cameras just could not do the waves justice, so I down loaded this YouTube video for you. 

On Thursday, our actual anniversary, we went kyaking in Newport Harbor. It has become our new tradition now three years in a row and we love it!
Last year I took this same picture, only last year I was modeling dark blue nail polish. This year I decided on turquoise. 

I'm very camera shy as some of you may know, but Charles was able to take this one of me. Very rare that I post pictures of me on here!

Last weeks features!

Spicy Lime Shrim with Drunken Grapes / #shrimp #appetizers #healthy

Rustic Coffee Table DIY at

homemade mozzarella cheese

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                       Time to get this week's party started!
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1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy or other sales sites.)
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Have a blessed week,


  1. Love the beach images, such fun! Sorry the lazy, dazy days of summer are coming to an end.
    Thank you for hosting this nice party.
    Have a lovely week.

  2. Looks like fun on the beach. Enjoy the last days of summer. Thanks for hosting each week.

  3. Hi Mary, what a treat to see your ocean/holiday pictures. Thank you for hosting no. 191 Linky Party this week.

  4. Hi Mary,
    Happy Anniversary! Those pics of you, hubby and the beach were such a treat! I loved the video too - WOW - huge, monstrous waves!
    Thanks so much for featuring my shrimp dish - so kind of you!
    Hope you're having an equally fun holiday weekend. :)

  5. Thanks for hosting, Mary! Happy Anniversary! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. wow- that looks like it was fun- great party,

  7. What a wonderful and fun celebration! great pic! Happy anniversary!....Christine

  8. Hello cute lady! I love your party. Thanks for hosting. We are thrilled to be featured at your party! Please come and party with us. I would love to see what you have been working on.
    Happy Labor Day! Lou Lou Girls

  9. Thanks a million for featuring my coffee table DIY! :) Great party!

  10. I love your beach pictures and the seeing the fun you have there. Thank you for hosting.