•So we are about halfway through our stay here in Huntington Beach and just enjoying the beach, the weather and relaxing. We have eaten twice at the Bluewater Grill in Newport Beach which is awesome as well as Ruby’s here on Huntington Beach. Last night we just ordered a pizza here onsite at ate it up on the balcony of our room. Tonight I think we are going to have dinner in the Red Door Lounge and take advantage of their Social Hour prices.
I know many of you followed along on my Facebook pages as Jerry and I took our first trip to Europe. I have a few more pictures to add to those and thought I would post them here for those who hadn’t seen the play by play action. And for what’s up next? We will be doing the North Texas Irish Festival next weekend for the first time ever! It happens at Fair Park in Dallas and runs from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. (March 2 – 4).
Next on my list to tell you about is our new soap Lavender & Lime. I just uploaded it to our website and you can find it with our Signature Soaps or listed with the New & Onsale items. It is a fresh, clean scent that is particularly perfect for those who don’t want too strong of a scent.
We are back home now and getting back to normal after the HSMG Conference and then 5 nights in Key West. I thought you might enjoy a pictorial of our visit there. If you are planning to visit I show some of the restaurants we ate at and the things we did. It’s very laid back and we had a great time! We love to learn about the history of places and so that’s a lot of what we did.
Today we visited the Vizcaya House, located in the Coconut Grove area of Miami. It was built by James Deering or International Harvester fame and fortune. We decided to take on Miami’s public transportation to get there which ended up being a bit of an experience. On the plus side we met a very nice girl from Moscow, who is here in the USA and planning on studying engineering.
So now the HSMG Soap Conference is over. Jerry and I have planned to take advantage of being in Florida and see some sights. Day 1 we went on an Everglades excursion, including an airboat tour. That evening we had dinner at a local Cuban diner, Latin Cafe.
For today’s Tranquil Tuesday moment I thought I would share one of my favorite make at home foods – pesto! Three reasons to make pesto at home: 1. Relatively expensive to buy in restaurants or a store. 2. Tastes better made at home. 3. Easy and inexpensive to make.
My cat Fireball as he lounges in an open umbrella that was set out to dry on the back porch.
I know this is totally off topic but I just had to share pictures from our record snowfall here in Scurry, Texas. You folks up north will probably be completely unimpressed, but we received approximately 11″ of snow yesterday which is a sets an all time record for the snowiest day in Scurry’s (in fact in the Dallas Metroplex area) history. Since we live out in the country it really looked like a picture postcard around here.
So I hope you will continue to follow along with me as we start the journey through a new decade. I started my post off with a photo of a some paperwhites (narcissus) just starting to sprout. These were given to me as a Christmas gift by a good friend. To me they are somewhat symbolic of new beginnings which is what I hope for this new decade.