Monday, July 09, 2007

Wear the Beach! Fine Beach Glass Jewelry

If you are anything like me, you'll stoop over to pick up any colorful object that has washed up on the beach. Lisl Armstrong has taken beachcombing to a new level. She collects beach glass and turns it into beautiful pendants, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
What is beach glass? It is broken shards of glass that have been worn smooth after spending years and years rolling around on the sandy sea floor. Lisl collects sea glass in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and in the United States.

Be sure to visit her website at and have a look at some of her beautiful creations. She is based in Englewood, Florida.

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Furnished Beach Blanket

When you're 15 years old, all you need to take to the beach is a beach towel, suntan lotion, a cell phone, and a radio. When you get a little older and are capable of some advanced planning concerning your own comfort and convenience, a bit more "gear" will have to be stuffed into your car and carried to the beach.

I'm a bit slower to adopt new habits, so it was only recently that I began to use beach furniture. First I started with an umbrella. Nice. Then I bought 2 umbrellas. Even nicer. Then of course came the chair. Wow! Much better than dealing with sharp shells in the sand or damp sand. Now I'm looking at a beach cart with wheels to make it a bit easier to get all my gear down to the beach. You know, cooler, umbrellas, chairs, towels and blankets, snorkeling gear, my cameras etc.

Since I tend to do as much of my shopping online as possible, naturally I looked for an online source for beach equipment. I found just what I was looking for. They have pretty much everything, and a good selection. And the prices are reasonable, quality is good. So you might want to check out some of the beach gear I like.


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Fourth of July on the Beach

In Florida, many 4th of July celebrations happen at the beach. Some personal and quiet, others with a bit more pizazz. We all have busy lives, and sometimes it feels like we are just celebrating a day off from work. But most Americans DO remember what the Fourth of July is all about.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." — Declaration of Independence. In Congress, July 4, 1776, the unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America.

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