getting some fresh air

Yesterday, where we live, it was clean AND crisp weather – the kind that makes you want to go outside and explore anywhere and everywhere. It’s the kind where you want to step outside and take a really deep breath because you can feel the cold air rush through your nose into your lungs.

The sky was slightly cloudy, but that didn’t stop us. We drove to Half Moon Bay to find some local places that I think would be a perfect fit. I’ve got my mind set on a couple of things, but we shall see. …and while we were in the area, we decided to take a break and just enjoy life. We took a detour from all the hustle and bustle of life and found ourselves playing at the quietest and most serene place I have ever encountered. It was absolutely GORGEOUS. The colors around me took my breath away. Here are some shots from yesterday:

Isn't the California coast beautiful?!

Even when the sky is cloudy, the coast looks amazing.

We found this fallen tree on our hike.

Gloria decided to wander further down the trail.

It's our new secret hiding spot. 🙂

What happens when I let others take photos?! THIS!

Today we decided to go on another escapade.  Before the rain started to downpour, we decided to take a short little nature hike in the wetlands about 10 minutes or so from our place. It’s a beautiful thing when you can get submerged in nature. Here are pictures from earlier today:

This is what the Bay Area wetlands look like.

"C'mon, Mommy! I want to check out the ducks."

What a pretty place for being 10 minutes away from us! It's so calm and quiet here.

I spotted a crane on the hunt for food! Yikes, birds! LOL.

That fresh air break was really needed because this upcoming week is going to be busy. I finished most of my DT projects, and now I’m working on CHA stuff. I’ve got to seriously start cranking them out this week. 😉

I cleared my work space to work on make and takes, and I found all of these alphabet sets on the table. Mind you, this is JUST the table, not anywhere else.

I didn't even want to do a final count. 😉

I have a separate place for all of my letters, but if I counted how many sets of Thickers, chipboard letters, or letter stickers I actually had, I think my bank account would start crying. LOL. Easily over 250 for sure. Yikes!

Anyway, wish me creativity and luck! I’ll be definitely needing some of that this week.

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  1. Your photos are GORGEOUS!! How lucky you are to have such beautiful places so nearby!! 🙂

    Good luck wrapping up everything for CHA! I made a little layout with your sketch from a few days ago. I’ll post it up on my blog soon 🙂

  2. Beautiful photos and trail walks.

  3. jackie

    wow what gorgeous pictures. I wish I had places like that near me. Good luck 😀

  4. Those are gorgeous photos! I think I’m gonna move in with you so I can drive thirty minutes to the beach. I was just saying to Anthony How can you be homesick for a place you’ve never lived??? Cuz I constantly feel homesick like I should be at the beach. I must have lived there in a past life!

  5. OH I meant to say Good Luck this week and have some fun for me at CHA!

  6. Girl I love that picture of you! I would so scrap it with the title…See if I let you take a picture again! LOL

  7. oh my, I miss the California coast. You make me a little homesick. I loved hiking in the mountains and kickin’ my feet around the ocean. Beautiful pictures. Hugs, Amy

  8. julie

    hehehehehehehe…..u and i have about the same amount of thickers…lol lol lol….but i’m all out of “a’s” and “e’s” whats up with that??? LOL LOL LOL….seriously AC needs to some out with an only vowel set!!! And ummmmmm if they see this and do that…ummmmmmmmm it was my idea and i better get some royalities!!! LOL! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos….the wetland ones makes me wanna see lion king tunes!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. Awesome photos… such beautiful scenery where you live! Lovin’ that shot in the woods… very cool!

    I’d wish you good luck with CHA stuff, but I KNOW you DON’T need it! You’ll rock out the creations… that’s why you’ve been given the opportunity! ‘Cause your totally inspiring!

    Hugs… 🙂

  10. julie — the A’s and E’s — i’m always missing the I’s because of mauI and hIlo and glorIa. hah. if they came out with the vowel set, then i think you should take my e’s and i’ll take your i’s! 🙂

    yeah yeah yeah, i just finished a bunch of stuff tonight! 🙂

  11. gloria

    yay. nature! i love the ocean and woods. next time we’re going to hike further. yay rain this week. hopefully it clears when i fly back and forth.

  12. Such beautiful pics!! I’ll have to put CA on my “to visit one day” list! lol!! Off to look at the rest of your creations!! 🙂

  13. Chris

    Such beautiful photos – I treasure memories of our vacations to the Bay area – such a different kind of shoreline than in Florida and the Caribbean. Good luck and have lots of fun at CHA – we want to hear everything. I am a piker compared to you with alphas- I will have to photograph my scrapping area so you can see what I have – when I run out of “e’s”, I turn a’s upside down and I use 3’s and yesterday I even cut the tale off of a g and it worked. LOL! Have a fantastic week!

  14. Hanneke

    I should realy start to save more money so we can go to the US!!! My goodness it’s breathtaking!!! ‘

    Hope you have a lot of fun next week at the CHA!! I wanna come too!!!!!!:(

  15. Vel

    You live so close to such beautiful landscape…lucky you! Best to you at CHA!

  16. Mustangkayla

    What pretty photos! I love that huge fallen tree! Wowza girl…thats a LOT of thickers and alphas!

  17. Your pictures are FANTASTIC!!! And so is that stack of letters! lol

  18. What a beautiful area — makes the photographer in me jealous! Wishing you lots of creativity and luck this week! I really can’t wait to hear all about CHA!

    PS – Wow — 250 sets of alphas?! I’m impressed.

  19. Jing-Jing

    Wow, thank you for sharing these gorgeous photos, and reminding me how sucky where I live is! LOL. XXOO. That’s it for letters on your desk? Girl, time to shop!! LOL

  20. GORGEOUS pics! Looks like a fantastic place to be. Have fun creating today:)

  21. You guys always go to the cool places without me. T_T

    I need to check when our spring break at work, but I may just have to redeem that A’s ticket if I don’t have work on Opening Day (Monday, March 5, vs. Mariners). I want to also hit up a Sharks game while I’m at it (although it’s the last week of the regular season…)

  22. Hi Sarah, I wanted to thank you for stopping and leaving a comment on my blog this morning, you are so sweet!

    Love your projects you have going on here! Are you going to CHA? I wish I was.

    Have a great evening, and don’t be a stranger!

    ~Melanie

  23. Hi there, haven’t been by in a while. Thanks for the hi today. Agh, first, I miss Cal so much! My husband is from the bay area and I lived/worked in Santa Cruz. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures! I’m going to SF for Easter to my in-laws, but I LOVE Half Moon Bay! We’re also camping for 2 weeks this summer in Bodega Bay (I know, more north than HMB, but similar feel) and we can’t wait.
    Then, second, those cards on your previous post- SO CUTE!! Each is colorful and fun!
    Third, your furbaby is adorable!
    Have a great week!

  24. oh, PS, I grew up with a black mini schnauzer, his name was Spike. Cute dogs.

  25. Do you live in Cali? I love half moon bay. I live up near Sacramento. 🙂

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