Wednesday, April 28, 2010

For The Love Of Sea Oats

This week Mr.CC and I helped some other owners here at our complex plant 5400 sea that's a BOATLOAD of plants! All of you know how much I love to play in the dirt...well I love to play in the sand too! We did this so our sand dunes will build back up after the past storms that we have had here on the gulf coast. After all the hard work that was put into this project, I sure hope all vistors will read the signs posted and keep out of this area so the plants will grow. Here is a little info on SEA OATS!

Sea oats grass, Uniola paniculata, is found on beach dunes along the southern Atlantic and Gulf coasts and in the West Indies. The grass grows well in the salty, windy environment found in these areas. The grass is important because of its ability to establish itself on beach dunes, stabilizing the dune and preventing erosion. Sea oats grass is considered an endangered species in Louisiana and is protected in Alabama, Florida and Georgia.


This pic was taken here on the Alabama coast...this is what we want here in front of our complex...wish us luck!

Checking in from the Shore!

Hello ladies...all is good here at the beach...having a great week with MR.CC...going for some fun bike rides and walks along the beach. Yesterday I found a NEW thrift store...did a little happy dance (wonder how many people got a good laugh?)...this is a church thrift favorite kind. I pulled up and couldn't believe how many cars were in the parking lot...I knew it must be a good one! I will share with you some of my treasures at next weeks NTT! I'm working on some projects and hope to have some complete today, so I can share them with you...until are some random pics from COASTAL CHARM!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays No.9

I hope everyone had a great weekend...I've had a great time here at my beach condo...moved some furniture around while Mr.CC wasn't here (surprise honey)...soaking up some rays...taking late afternoon walks along the beach and working on some THRIFTY projects that I will be sharing with you later. I didn't go out to garage sales, but I did make a stop at a local thrift store last week and found some THRIFTY goods. I know I can count on all of you for finding some awesome lets see what you found this week.

I have a great idea...this week at NTT... PLEASE go by at least 15-20 blogs and comment...tell them that you came by from NTT...I bet you will find lots of new friends and see some outstanding stuff...give it a try and let me know if you had a FUN time!
I found this glass cloche with a $2.74 price tag...put one of my cute $2.00 nest in it and I'm lovin' the look!
I have been looking for some bottles and here is what I found...small bottle on the left .99...large bottle in the middle $1.74...the bottle on the right was $2.48...I have a couple of ideas on how I'm going to use on to found out!
A few weeks ago Sharlotte@Ms. Sharlotte's Southern Reflections shared these fabulous bottles with us at NTT...I knew as soon as I saw them, that I had to make this is one idea!Second idea is to use this bottle for mouthwash (just need to get a cork for the top).I like having items in my guest bath for all our overnight guests.WW cookbook for $1.98...Mr.CC and I are still on this plan and lovin' how it's working for us...I have lost 12 pounds and feel sooooo much better.New shower curtain hooks @.99!Remember my cute little $1.50 Ironstone pitcher from a few weeks ago? Well she has found a home right here on my mantel.

****Please everyone, follow these guidelines!****
1. Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, and if you like, include the NTT button in your post (copy and paste the html code under the button…the button is located on my sidebar). Please make sure that you have put my NTT button or my blog name with a link on your post. I have seen that some of you have forgot to do this…so this is just a sweet reminder.
2. Please go and visit the other participates and leave a comment about their treasures and thrifty ideas…this is what makes the PAR-TAY so much FUN! What a great way to meet new friends.

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Birds are chirping all over here at COASTAL CHARM! How about at your you have chirping birds? I have several little birdies here and there, so I thought I would share them with all of you.Not a BIRD...but I thought I would share this cutie-patootie pot from Anthropologie!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Artichokes Anyone?

What's a gal to do when she is on a DIET and she has this beautiful cake stand? Put fake ARTICHOKES on it and just DREAM about all those yummy cakes that you wish was seating on it! My SWEET sis gave me this beautiful chocolate cake stand for my birthday back in Janurary and I started WW the following week...I just couldn't put it this is what I decided to do with it!
Go by and check out these FUN parties!
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden
Always Nesting

Saturday, April 24, 2010

This Is Where You Can Find Me This Week

I'm off to the beach for a week of FUN in the SUN! My sister is spending the weekend with me...oh yes...a girls weekend...let's see...soaking up some rays...eating out (WW style)...seeing the latest along the beach (gotta get our exercise in).We could be bad and head over to the Flora-Bama for the annual MULLET TOSS...think we will pass on that one.I hope when Mr.CC gets there on Monday, the place still looks the same!

The rest of the week I will be doing some sewing...craft projects...paperwork (I do want to keep the lights on here at Coastal Charm) riding with my favorite person (Mr.CC)...working on my blog design...blogging and more blogging and yes maybe I will get a little bit of work in...that's if Mr.CC puts his foot down with me! Don't worry...I will be sure to put lots and lots of sunscreen on!
I must eat favorite place to eat at the beach...I promise, I will watch the calories!Sooooo yummy!I must get some shopping in...can't let the sis down!This is where you can find Mr.CC at...and maybe me!And this is how my days will END!

Friday, April 23, 2010

NTT Highlights...Do You See Your Name Here?

Hello ladies...this week I will be highlighting eight blogs from the past two NTT parties...if you don't see your name here this week don't worry...I do this every week (well I try to...last week was a busy week out of town for five days). I'm seeing soooo many awesome THRIFTY treasures and ideas out there and it's so hard to pick just a few to share with I have a great idea...this week at NTT... PLEASE go by at least 15-20 blogs and comment...tell them that you came by from NTT...I bet you will find lots of new friends and see some outstanding stuff...give it a try and let me know if you had a FUN time!

Here is what caught my eye this week.You know the drill...if you see your name here this week grab my cute little starfish button because you have been featured at COASTAL CHARM!Please click on each blog name and go by to check out these NIFTY THRIFTY treasures...these eight gals have some incredible stuff. I can't wait to see what all of you have to share at this weeks party...see ya there!

1. Patti@Pandora's Box
2. Linda@Nina's Nest
3. Becky@Nine Is Fine
4. Mary Ellen@The Working Home Keeper
5. Amanda@Homegrown Country Girl
6. Jane@Finding Fabulous
7. Sherri@Design to Shine
8. Ann Marie@White House Black Shutters

I'm linking up to the following parties!
Show and Tell Friday
Flaunt It Friday
The Inspired Room
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