Saturday, May 8, 2010

a saturday in may

Today at The Four Tides there was cake decorating, sea glass organizing (more on that one later) and a late afternoon picnic. Olivia cut the tags from a sundress she overlooked last season, finding it appropriate for our outing. I believe she is entering the wonderful age of girls in sundresses.

We arranged a basket with fruit, flowers and a few classic reads, which we laid out in front of Ebb Tide. The strawberries were particularly sweet.


paperbird said...

sounds like a beautiful day- i have an olivia too :)

Vintage Simple said...

Sounds like perfect day. Lidy from French Garden House sent me your way.

Congratulations on your new blog, the new baby about to be, and Olivia - she's pretty fantastic! Happy Mother's Day.


mimi charmante said...

Sounds divine!
Have a wonderful Mother's Day my friend~

Storybook Woods said...

First welcome to blogging, second, sounds like a perfect day. We spend many days searching and going through our sea glass. We are lucky to be surrounded by water and always sea glass to be found. Clarice

clustres said...

Welcome to the blogging world and by the way, Romantic Homes was my first love affair with a magazine.

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Hello sweet lady! Welcome to blogland! I am so glad I can follow along with you here.

Happy First Mother's Day!! May your day be filled with enchanted anticipation of the delights of motherhood to come.


Lorrie said...

Blogging is another new thing you're adding, along with mothering in various forms. Celebrate your mother's day with joy! Welcome to blogging!

FrenchBlue said...

Happy Offical First Mothers Day!!! Olivia is the luckiest daughter in the world to have you for a stepmom!! You already are the magic in her life. I see her twinkle when she is with you and she is watching your every move in complete and utter awe... A picnic is the perfect celebration, simple and real. And for the mommy to be... I send you a thousand smiles & big hugs today~

Karyn said...

Beautiful picture & sounds like a wonderful day! I adore my daughter in a sundress , trouble is I end up buying to many.
Karyn x
Looking forward to the sea glass post.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Welcome to the blog world, I can tell we are in for some wonderful photo's. Drop on over to my blog I would love to see you! I am going to follow you, can't wait to see what you come up with!


cindy said...

Welcome to the blogging world, I'm a newbie as well. I've just bounced from Lidy's French Garden and I'll be back to read and comment. Happy Mother's Day. Stop by and say hello sometime.

Melanie said...

Welcome!!!! I just came over from French Garden House and am now a happy follower!!!

I am thrilled to go along on your Four Tides adventure!


Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Jacqueline ~I've just strolled in from Lidy's for my first visit...I've enjoyed taking a peek at your past posts. You've got such a beautifully inviting blog.
I love reading about Laguna Beach. I grew up in Orange County. My family still resides there. Hubby is from the Pacific Northwest so, he whisked me off (at the first opportunity) from the sunshine state to the rainy state 27 years ago!
As summer approaches I'm looking forward to a little baking/cooking with fresh grown fruits and veggies.
Don't you love the aroma that fills the air during this season?
It's definitely invigorating.
I will come by your charming blog again. I look forward to seeing your continued journey in motherhood. I would imagine Miss Olivia is very excited to be a big sister
Come by for a visit. Your company would be nice.

Sweet wishes,

The Feathered Nest said...

Hello sweet Jacqueline! Lidy of French Gardenhouse sent me over ~ welcome to this wonderful world of blog!! It's so very nice to meet you and I will definitely return to visit...your home sounds so very relaxing ~ have a wonderful week, hugs and love, Dawn

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Jacqueline. Your lovely friend Lidy from the the FGH showed me the path to your door and I am looking forward to reading more. I have a friend who loves loves LOVES Laguna Beach and vacations there with her extended family every spring. I will enjoy learning more about your city's many charms, and yours, as well! I started blogging in April and it has been wonderful meeting so many new friends.... and friends of friends....! WELCOME. xx P&H

rochambeau said...

Welcome Jacqueline. Yours is a beautiful site. Sounds like you and Olivia had delicious fun! Lidy pointed the way~


Shabbyrosetreasure said...

Oh wow! I am ready for a picnic! I like to throw impromptu picnics on an old blanket in our front yard! The joys of spring/summer! Please stop by and say hi when you get a moment, I am new to the blogging world and I am loving it! Sooooo inspirational.

Fete et Fleur said...

Welcome to Blogland!

Dear Lidy has sent me your way. I lived in Orange County many years ago, and I do miss it. Laguna Beach was always a favorite haunt of ours. We especially loved the Saw Dust Festival. We haven't been there in years, but I still remember the wonderful scent of the saw dust, and the amazing artists. You're sweet daughter looks like a gem. And yes, there is nothing more wonderful than sun dresses on a beautiful picnic day.


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Jacqueline, I'm a long time friend of Lidy's too, we go back 3 years in blogland. Welcome! I hope you enjoy blogging as much as I have, it's been so rewarding & the women you will meet are just wonderful. Happy to meet you!

Lori said...

hello Jacqueline, i also arrived via have a beautiful spot here in blogland...i enjoyed looking at your pretty photos, and reading about your life there at the four tides...welcome to blogland, i hope you are very happy here...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jacqueline, I just followed the birdseed trail over from Lidy's, and I'm delighted to "meet you." I enjoyed perusing your blog, and I think you are going to be a wonderful addition to our online community.

I'm so happy for you, both with the baby-to-be and having a precious daughter with whom to share Mother's Day. She is a little doll, and it looks like you have a great time together!

All the best on your entrance into this wonderful world of blogging. I have loved the friendships I've made, and I know you will, too. Please drop by and visit if you get a chance.


Sheila :-)

Herself said...

Hi Jacqueline,

So nice to meet you! (Janet introduced us over at her place)

I love the colorful, fun images and stories you share here! Being a mountain girl who longs for the beach, I'll be visiting often!

Greet said...

Hi dear Jacqueline,
I just came over from Lidy's blog and I am so glad I did! I will come back often! I added you on my bloglist!

Monica@The White Bench said...

Hello Jacqueline,
Lidy kindly sent me over to visit you. What a relaxing picnic shot... Have fun in this amazing community of bloggers!

Rue said...

Welcome to Blogland Jacqueline! My dear friend Lidy sent me here along with all these other sweet ladies.

I'm glad you like it there on the west coast. I grew up running along those beaches as a child and even though my life and heart belongs to Ohio now, it will always be a special place to me.

Congratulations on the baby to be!


June said...

It sounds like the perfect way to spend a sunny Spring day.
I came over to say hi from Lidy's blog, and sure glad I did.

Joanne Kennedy said...


This is the first time I've got to visit your new blog. I just got finished reading the whole thing and already know you are going to be one of my favorite places to stop by and visit here in Blogland.

Seems we live pretty close to each other in the real world. I'm just over by South Coast Plaza. I used to live in Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo before moving here.

I go to Laguna Beach all the time and just adore it.

Who knows, maybe we even passed each other on the streets before. It's a small world isn't it :)


à la parisienne said...

I just love sundresses, and I look forward to dressing our daughter in sundresses all summer.

I hope you and your family have a glorious summer.


Loui said...

Hi J~..
coming over from French Bleu..
like what I see..
so am following..
for more..
come for a visit at my place..
warmest hugs..

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jacqueline,

The picnic looks wonderful and glad that you had a lovely day out.
Oh summertime, sundresses and fabulous fresh fruit, nothing could be better.

Have a beautiful week

Susie Q said...

Just such a dreamy day...oh I could have floated into the picture. Just beautiful...