Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

We are having spectacular weather here in Florida right now. I decided it was too pretty to stay indoors today, so we drove about twenty minutes north to visit the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. I always feel like I am on vacation when we visit. You can see the ships come in with the sponges, and watch the men clean them on the boat. While we were watching today, a nice man threw both of my girls a sponge, fresh from the salt water. They were excited. We listened to some live music, enjoyed a snow cone, and had an early dinner at a delicious greek restaurant. That’s my chicken souvlaki in the photo above. Yum. 

A Picnic at the Springs

Today we traveled to visit my husband’s family, a little over an hour away from where we live. We packed a picnic lunch, so after our visit, we could visit Lithia Springs State Park, and let the girls swim in the natural springs. It was the perfect day for a swim, and the water was refreshing, as it stays at a constant 72 degrees year round. I am sure we will visit again once our Florida summer heatwave returns.

Happy Valentine’s Day

I hope everyone is having a lovely day. My girls both have Valentine’s Day parties at their schools, and were very excited to take their cards in to class today. I baked a chocolate cake for the occasion, and look forward to a quiet night at home with my husband and kids. I think pizza and DVD rentals are in order.

Kid Style

image

image

image

I am going to try and resurrect Preschool Style by changing the name to Kid Style, and get back to more regular posts. Amelia just got this Hello Kitty dress from H&M, so I thought it would be a good time to start. Isn’t this dress the cutest?!

I recently realized that I never shared a photo of Amelia’s bed after I finished painting it! I found TWO 1920’s Jenny Lind beds for a song on Craigslist, and Amelia wanted red, (her favorite color). I will be painting Maggie’s bed soon, and will share a photo with some tips on how I painted the beds, what color paint I used, and what I learned during the process. High-res

I recently realized that I never shared a photo of Amelia’s bed after I finished painting it! I found TWO 1920’s Jenny Lind beds for a song on Craigslist, and Amelia wanted red, (her favorite color). I will be painting Maggie’s bed soon, and will share a photo with some tips on how I painted the beds, what color paint I used, and what I learned during the process.