“Welcome October” ~Wordless Wednesday #14

Sunset sky down by the river, the last night of September ... welcome October! I loved how the sun looked like a sunburst 🌅 . . . And all the little sunbursts glowing along the water from the rays of the sun It was such a beautiful evening after Hurricane Ian had left Florida . … Continue reading “Welcome October” ~Wordless Wednesday #14

Wordless Wednesday #13 ~ September 28, 2022

“You cannot defeat darkness by running from it, nor can you conquer your inner demons by hiding them from the world. In order to defeat the darkness, you must bring it into the light.” ~Seth Adam Smith Beautiful swallowtail butterfly, at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Palm Coast, Florida, last week. Note: As I post … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #13 ~ September 28, 2022

Wordless Wednesday #11 ~ Let the Sea, Set you Free . . .

"Sometimes the strength within you is not a big fiery flame for all to see; it is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly 'You got this, keep going.'" Author Unknown Sometimes we stumble ... Sometimes we feel like giving up ... Sometimes we just need motivation ... But if we see the … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #11 ~ Let the Sea, Set you Free . . .

Wordless Wednesday #10 ~ St. Augustine Sunrise

~Take life one step at a time.~ “A day at the beach begins with a sunrise and ends with a smile.” 😊 Photos taken Labor Day morning in St. Augustine, Florida. To see more photos, visit my new website! ~Kristina

Wordless Wednesday #7 ~ August 17, 2022

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” ~Henry Ward Beecher The best for last … well, at least my favorite:) Photos taken last month at the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida. Lilies always seem to capture my 👁 … how about you? Until next time, … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday #7 ~ August 17, 2022

“The Most Magnificent Creature”

“The most magnificent creature in the entire world, the tiger is.” ~ Jack Hanna The tiger has always been one of my favorite wild animals and I love seeing them when I visit the zoo. Most of the time when I visit the zoo, they are either in a spot that is hard to view … Continue reading “The Most Magnificent Creature”

Wordless Wednesday #1 ~ July 6, 2022

~Sunday evening blessing~ “The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo taken by me in Fruit Cove, Florida down by the St Johns River … one of my fave spots to watch sunsets. Have a wonderful day! ☀️

A Mother’s love is whole …

“A mother’s love is whole no matter how many times divided …” I write this blog post today in honor of my youngest son’s 18th Birthday! It’s hard to believe he’s grown into adulthood, time sure flew by! … In this blog post I will share photos of two baby Great Egret siblings and their … Continue reading A Mother’s love is whole …

Flowers are like friends …

(Rosa hybrida) Tea Rose, miniature rose {Opening Notes: For the past couple of years, I haven’t posted a blog (other than an update on one). My focus shifted more towards dabbling with my photography hobby. I very much consider myself a photo enthusiast but I am wanting to do more. So here I am, typing … Continue reading Flowers are like friends …

100 things to do in St. Augustine (and surrounding areas)

{NOTE: My original blog post from June 21, 2019 was somehow deleted, this is a slightly updated version of my original blog post. I hope to add more ideas and photos to it soon!} Did you know that St. Augustine is the oldest city in America? That's right ... St. Augustine was founded 42 years … Continue reading 100 things to do in St. Augustine (and surrounding areas)

DIY: Clothespin Wreath

When I am planning for my next craft, one thing I like to do is to see what I already have on hand, or what I can reuse, or what I can spruce up before heading out to the Craft store to spend more money. Finding everyday items and using them in a new way … Continue reading DIY: Clothespin Wreath

Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, something for everyone

A beautiful escape to nature right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Jacksonville life, that is how I would describe the Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens. It is one of my favorite places to go for a walk, explore, look for birds, and take photos. If you live in Jacksonville or the surrounding areas, … Continue reading Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens, something for everyone

DIY Valentine Decor (for your home)

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air! If you are looking for some cute DIY projects to decorate your home, look no further! I have some fairly simple projects to share with you that I have completed all within the last week! I love how they turned out and how cute … Continue reading DIY Valentine Decor (for your home)

My Best Photos of 2019

One of my favorite "hobbies" is photography. I consider myself somewhat of a Photo Enthusiast. I love to take photos and I think I have a good eye for taking photos. I am not a professional, but I wouldn't consider myself a novice either. More recently, I have actually been learning how to use my … Continue reading My Best Photos of 2019

8 Christmas Crafts You Can Make for Your Home

When do you start decorating for Christmas? If you are like many people, you start during Thanksgiving break or maybe even mid-November (some of us have an itch to start early because we LOVE Christmas!) Christmas is my favorite holiday to celebrate! So every year, I like to make new decorations for my home and … Continue reading 8 Christmas Crafts You Can Make for Your Home

DIY Glittered Glass Snowman

Fall is in the air and Halloween is on the horizon ... which means it is time to get busy making Christmas and Winter decor! I like to have a couple of months to work on projects to decorate my home for the holidays as well as make decor to give as gifts. One of … Continue reading DIY Glittered Glass Snowman

8 Fall Decor Crafts to Make for Your Home

Fall is in the air! Do you like decorating your home for fall? It is one of my favorite seasons! Even though we don't see as much color change in Florida and the weather takes a long while to cool down; I still love all the pumpkins, hay, scarecrows, and other fall decor items! In this … Continue reading 8 Fall Decor Crafts to Make for Your Home

DIY: Lighted Wine Bottles

As a crafter, I am always looking for ways to reuse items and make something purposeful out of them as well as something beautiful! Wine bottles are a great item to reuse and repurpose. They are made out of thick glass, sometimes beautiful shades of blue or amber, and lend themselves nicely to be used … Continue reading DIY: Lighted Wine Bottles

A Day Trip to De Leon Springs & DeLand, Florida

De Leon Springs and DeLand are both located in Volusia County, Florida, less than an hour from Orlando and a little over an hour from St. Augustine and even closer to Daytona; making them both a great place to visit for a day trip! I have visited De Leon Springs twice since living in Florida … Continue reading A Day Trip to De Leon Springs & DeLand, Florida

DIY: Coastal Wall Decor (Let’s Get the Shell Out of Here and Go to the Beach)

If you live in Florida, like me, or another coastal town around the country or world, you probably like going to the beach. You might also enjoy decorating your home with Coastal-themed decor. I love beachy decor and I really like to make my own decor, as much as possible. One of the cute signs … Continue reading DIY: Coastal Wall Decor (Let’s Get the Shell Out of Here and Go to the Beach)

Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination!!

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award!!! Yippee!!!  A fellow blogger nominated me and I feel very honored! Blogger Awards are something new to me (though this is the second time I've been nominated for one) ... so this time around, I'll give it a go! The questions look fun and I'm looking forward … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination!!

DIY: Glass Etching Made Simple

Do you want to know how you can make personalized drinking glasses for your home or to give as a gift? This simple DIY can be done by anyone and the cost is minimal. You can etch wine glasses, tumblers, vases, casserole pans, jars, and so much more! You can use store-bought stencils or make … Continue reading DIY: Glass Etching Made Simple

Visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens: A Wonderful Experience for All!

Why should you visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens? Well, because it's a beautiful zoo, with lovely gardens throughout, and a variety of animal species to view and learn about, and there is something for all ages to enjoy! I have visited the Jax Zoo many, many times ... as a tourist years ago and … Continue reading Visit the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens: A Wonderful Experience for All!

DIY: Clay Pot Lighthouse with Solar Light

Do you love lighthouses? Do you like to make coastal decor for your home? Here is a really cool project that is fairly simple that produces a masterpiece that will surely catch your neighbors' eyes! Supplies needed: Clay flower pots of different sizes: I bought mine at Michaels. I bought 3 different size pots and … Continue reading DIY: Clay Pot Lighthouse with Solar Light

Alligators, birds, and more … Oh My! Don’t miss visiting this gem in St. Augustine, FL

I live in Florida ... and in Florida, we have lots of alligators. So naturally there are places you can visit to see alligators, learn about alligators, and sometimes even hold an alligator. One of those places is right here in St. Augustine and it's a place I highly recommend you visit. Whether you live … Continue reading Alligators, birds, and more … Oh My! Don’t miss visiting this gem in St. Augustine, FL