Weekend Fun and Some Exciting News

First up I have some exciting news to share. My little recessed magazine rack made the Top 10 over at The DIY Club's monthly contest!! I was so thrilled to find that out. Especially when you see all the other great projects that made it too. You should go and take a look. I am honored to be among so much talent. Perhaps you could leave a little comment and spread a little love. :)

We had a really nice weekend. Son #2 came for a short visit with his girlfriend. They got to town just in time to see son #3's band march. They had to do an FBA rating thing and got all superiors. Well done Eagle Pride!

Then on sunday we went out on the boat and did a little fishing. There was not a cloud in the sky.

We were 12 miles off shore. We went to a reef so there were a couple of other boats. I was glad to see that. These guys hooked into something big. Look at how low the back of the boat got.

There was an eerie calmness about the water. I was just saying it looked creepy. Like you should see a shark fin gliding through the water. And low and behold one appeared. Wish I had gotten a shot of it. Then this guy showed up. Thank goodness for the dolphins. He hung out around the boat the whole time. He must have brought us luck.

Because this is what we brought home. More was caught but they were under the size limit so back they went. One grouper, 4 red snapper and 1 vermilion snapper.
It was a great day on the water. The water was so clear and it sparkled. Sad to see the two of them go back to Atlanta. Happy that his girlfriend was able to catch her very first fish. It was pretty exciting! Hope you all had a great weekend too.

see you later,

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  1. Yeah! Congratulations on the DIY Club! It was a good project!

    And, ummm...could you send some of that snapper up here. I LOVE snapper!

  2. Sharks!?!?! Where oh where do you live!?!?!?!

  3. congrats on the feature - well deserved! :)

  4. That's so awesome about the feature!! Congratulations!!! I, too, loved the magazine holder! I'll go visit and see what else is there!

    The water is amazing looking in those photos!!! I could certainly do without the sharks.


  5. Hi Anita, loved your project on DIY.. good for you! And, the photos of your fishing trip are just wonderful... such a beautiful day for you all!

  6. oooh i love fresh fish! yummy!!!
    and congrats- i saw you over on diy and was so happy for you!!!

  7. Your pictures of the water are gorgeous. Great catch!!!

  8. Congrats on your project!! That is so cool!!!
    I just love you pics, especially the dolphin!! :) That is just so amazing!! I am glad that you had a great weekend and spent time with your family!!

  9. Yay for you!
    I sooo need to live near a beach. I am dreading the winter....each year it gets worse. Fall is lovely, but after the holidays, I'm ready for the ocean!

  10. Congratulations. But I could have told you that. You have such a talent.

    The water looks sumptuous. So glad for that.

    We were in San Destin this weekend for my hub's reunion. We drove 7 hours up, spent a day and a half socializing and then turned around and drove back. But those jeweled waters were worth every minute in that car.

  11. congrats on a hole gone good!!!!
    Your pictures are stunning. Now there's some water I would like to dive into....well, except how cold is it???

  12. Loved your pictures! Looks like you had a fantastic weekend on the water.
    Congrats on making the Top 10 on the DIY Club. I'm going to link back and check out your project.
    Happy Wednesday.

  13. Anita CONGRATULATIONS on making the TOP 10....WOOHOO....I KNEW your projects were AWESOME & worthy of the spotlight.... :o) !!!

    I'm SO envious of your weekend....The sky & the water look so BRILLIANTLY blue it must have just been HEAVEN....So WISH I could have seen your dolphin though I would HAPPILY have missed sighting the shark....yeckkkkkk.....!!

    CONGRAULATIONS again Lovey....!

    Cheers from here,
    Tamarah :o)

  14. What beautiful pictures...I would love some sun and a sandy beach. Congratulations on the DIY club! See, ripping that toilet roll holder off the wall turned out to be a good thing :)

  15. Those pictures were amazing. The water is never calm like that where I am.
    congrats on the magazine!!!

  16. I jumped over to thank you for your sweet comments on stripped chest of drawers and stuck around reading your great blog! I love it! Thank you and I'm glad to know be one of your followers. Looking forward to see what's next.

  17. Anita - thanks for stopping by my little blog! I love yours and you take such wonderful pics!

  18. Congrats on your project recognition!

    And those images of the water are dreamy. That must have been a ton of fun!!


  19. Congratulations! And wow - looks like it was a beautiful day.

  20. I chose you :) Get the picture!

  21. Lovely photos....sure looked wonderful:)

  22. Hi Anita,Congrats on the DIY club! And your day on the water sounds great, except for the shark! But I love dolphins! And I bet you had a yummy dinner that night!

  23. Congratulations on your project, Anita! How wonderful!
    It sounds and looks like you had an absolutely fabulous day with your family! What gorgeous pictures, too!
    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    ~ Jo :)

  24. Wow, congratulations on the award! You deserve it, that was an awesome project.

    Love the fishing weekend. Sounds like great family time. Love the dolphin :)

  25. Congrats on the DIY Club!!! Looks like you had a good day of fishing.


  26. Wow!! What great photos!!! What a great life!!! Many kudos to you on your DIY Club!!!
    So well deserved!

  27. Congratulations! I love the magazine rack. What a great idea!

  28. Congratulations on your DIY magazine rack! What beautiful photos of the outing on the water. Looks like you all had a delicious dinner. Fresh fish is the best!

  29. I went and raved about the magazine rack, which really, is quite terrific! Congrats on that honour, that is such a wonderful feeling, I bet!
    The pics in this post made me want summer back!

  30. I love the magazine rack! Now if I just had someone to make it for me.:)

    Those are some wonderful pictures...and some wonderful catches. I would love to live where I could get fresh fish. Red snapper is a delicious fish! I love ordering it when I am at a restaurant that makes a good red snapper.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Have a wonderful Thursday, Anita

  31. yikes! a shark??? really?? *shudder*
    your photos are awesome. Did you get your new camera?
    Nice when the boys come home. So? did you fry fish???
    ♥ maureen

  32. Congrats on your top 10 list! Good for you. It looks like y'all had a great weekend and I just love the photos of the water. Beautiful.

  33. I can't believe how calm the water was for you being so far off shore! Looks like it was a gorgeous day. How nice for all of you.

  34. visited florida once and fell in love; your photos and weekend adventures are 'out of my world', fantastic, makes me want to spit here in grey, cold and wet northern france! c'est la vie. great blog i'll be back; please feel free to visit chez moi; cheerio Linda...

  35. Congratulations on making the Top 10!! That's such a nice honor. I love that rack :-) The photo in this post are wonderful. Sounds like your had a perfect day.


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