A Sea Glass Origin - Story #2

Round and round. Round and round. Spinning continuously until, at last, the life giving breath was given and it was born. Shaped narrowly near the top in order to help keep the bubbles from escaping, getting gradually wider towards the middle, continuing straight down to the bottom to hold the required pint of golden liquid. The bottle was formed and shipped to the brewery where it was filled with the finest of brews. Along with its many brown brothers, the bottle of ale trav

How Donating Your Time Benefits You

I have always volunteered for projects in the past, but when my son got accepted into the National Honor Society in Middle School, I really learned what it meant to really donate your time. As he needed service hours, we joined the Ft Lauderdale Beach Sweep. It is held on the second Saturday of the month. Getting up to be there at the crack of dawn was not easy for either of us, to say the least, as neither of us are 'early birds'. But I noticed that afterward, we both had a

The Oceans Emotions - White Sea Glass

Color has always played an important role in my life. Just like the style of the clothing you put on each day, color selection can have a big impact on others as well as yourself. People pick out jewelry seemingly on a whim, however, studies suggest that there are deep emotional triggers that can cause us to pick out one colored stone over another. Frosted or white Seaglass is the most commonly found color of the Seaglass family. White is usually associated with new beginning

A Sea Glass Origin

The year was 1750 and it was a cold crisp morning in early Spring. As the life giving breath was blown down the tube, the cylindrical shape began to form. Slowly rotating, then rotating again, the disk was growing in size until it was just thick enough to hold its shape. The glass blower was one of the best to be found in the region and he was proud of his craft. No one could make a such a large piece of glass as thin as he could. Taught by his father, and his father before h

De-Stressing By The Sea

Today I decided to take my daughter to the beach to try and find some sea glass and shells for our respective hobbies and mainly to de-stress from the previous week. The weather had been unusually wet from a cold front that had come down from up north, causing rough surf and heavy winds. Ideal conditions for finding lots of detritus washed up on the beach. I timed our arrival to coincide with the low tide, however, instead of finding the beach strewn with frosted white sea gl

Flashback Friday - Seaglass

Flashback Friday takes place on the last Friday of the month. The idea is to republish an old post of yours that maybe didn't get enough attention, or that you really liked, or that you think others will really like.. As I started this blog in 2010, and then took a few years off to raise my little ones (only getting back into it this past November 2017), I know there are a LOT of you out there that did not see some of my earlier posts. You can see the original post HERE. Sea

The Tuesday Night Hobbyist

Did I mention that I have been dating someone? Actually it has been a little over five years that we have been seeing each other and have been engaged now for 3 of those years. Anyway...John league bowls on Tuesday nights and so my daughter, Bella and I have chosen Tuesday nights to start crafting. As I mentioned in a previous post, she is making 'Beach Jars' that look something like this.. Naturally, living in Florida is conducive to visiting a lot of beaches, and on one of