Monday, October 6, 2008

What a FAB Weekend at the BEACH!

This is hard to see, but it is a bracelet I got for 75% off with pave diamonds and is a John Hardy look alike........I love it and I got it for a steal!
My hubby and me(on the right) with our friends at "Stinky's" ....
Our lovely room at the cottage with a gorgeous view of the ocean!
An Original oil painting I bought for 30.00 at the Sale at Seaside
ANother work of art I got for only 20.00 at the sale! The frame is worth much more than that!
Also got this old silver chafing dish to use for flower arrangements.....

This is me sitting in one of the Harem rooms at Alys Beach pool.... So COOL!
One of six Harem rooms(as I called them)with flat screened tvs
These "BEDS" were so neat overlooking the Pool
So lovely at Alys Beach pool area...


Alys Beach entry to Pool
Entry to pool area at Alys Beach
The unbelievable pool area at Alys Beach
Outdoor living area poolside at Alys Beach



Under Construction at ALYS BEACH...... A home being built by our friends...
Pool and Courtyard Area.........
Spiral Staircase with Fabulous window.......... A grand piano will be placed here.




WOW! We just got back from a wonderful time at the Beach with our friends, The Thornells, who graciously invited us to stay at their wonderful cottage right on the OCEAN! The weather was so fantastic and the FOOD was wonderful and the COMPANY so delightful! We really did not want to come home!










While there, we toured Alys Beach which is a fairly new development near Rosemary Beach. Our friends are in the process of building a home there along with 6 other investors. I took photos and will share them with you. It is really an extraordinary and beautiful community!










We also went to the SEASIDE community flea market which is held twice a year. We helped my friend's mother with the selling of her goods and it was so much FUN!! I found some really great DEALS that I will share with you also.
Well, that is about it for our trip to points in Florida. We did have so much FUN and laughed and ate and tromped on the beach and saw some gorgeous sunsets.
Some thoughts on FRIENDS:
A Friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things YOU can be.
A good FRIEND is cheaper than Therapy!
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can GROW separately without growing APART!
Our friends, the Thornells, have been our friends since we were young and just starting our families and after almost 40 years, we are still such close friends. That is amazing to me because we haven't had to really TRY to stay close..........it just came really easy!.....Thanks for a great time at the Beach, Nancy and Stanley.....We love ya!










20 comments:

milly said...

What a great place!!! I think I have seen this in a magazine once?

Kellie Patton said...

Thanks for looking at my blog and your sweet comments. Was that Nancy and Stanley Thornell in that picture - I grew up with Anne Turner (in Dothan), their daughter and have lost contact with her over the years.

Allyson@House of Stephens said...

Thanks for the encouraging comment! I can't believe the stuff you got on sale in Seaside! I'll add that to my list of reasons why I need to go back down there this time of year!

And I love your home! Very beautiful and inviting!

Allyson

sealaura said...

I love those beds on the beach. That's the life!

Joyce said...

Are reservations being taken at your friend's new home??!! I can see the diamond!! Oh my... I would not want to leave such a beautiful place!!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Looks like you had a fabulous trip to the beach - lucky you! Neat pictures. Lecia

Fifi Flowers said...

I am TERRIBLY JEALOUS! Beautiful place... LUCKY you! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Looks like you had a ball. Lovely resort you stayed at!

Alex said...

The beds at the pool look so inviting! I think I'll go there now..bye. Great chafing dish too.

Cote de Texas said...

Hi - you are so lucky to live near those beaches!!! I love that area = what a great life.

And second - thank you sooooo much for your contribution to DonorsChoose. I am overwhelmed by the generousity of you and all the readers - makes the blog worth it.

Thank you again so VERy Very much!
Joni

Ms. Tee said...

The place you vacationed was beautiful! And I love your quote that a good friend is better than therapy. So true! :)

nanatrish said...

Thanks for dropping by to my blog. I'm so glad you found me too. I think we have a lot in common. I loved your treasures you found at the sale. They look great. I know you guys had fun. That house looks magnificent. I'll be back. Trish

OLIVEAUX said...

What a beautiful place. I love all those beds! Glad you had a great time. Amanda

willow said...

Hi! So nice to meet you and thanks so much for stopping by Willow Manor today! Your blog is lovely and so is your family!! :^)

Capegirl said...

That looks fabulous. I love all the southern blogs-sometimes I think we northern girls feel as though we missed out on something!

Lavinia said...

Goodness that place is GORGEOUS!! I wouldn't have wanted to come home either...I could almost feel the fresh sea breezes. What fabulous decor.

In that photo of the four of you at the restaurant---Mimilee I love your accessories and manicure. You're a doll.

Thanks for sharing with us...

MIMILEE said...

Thanks everyone for your comments!! Lavinia, you are too kind!

Have a great day all!

Hill Country House Girl said...

Thanks for your visit to hill country house! I have just been visiting your blog and guess what? I am at Watercolor, right down the highway from Seaside, right now! We have been exploring 30A and just drove around Alys Beach yesterday. It is so chilly here - not quite what we expected, but beautiful. Love seeing your reunion with friends - it really is better than therapy! I will be back soon. Thanks for a great post!

Jaimee said...

How breathtaking!
What lucky friends you have too :)

Percept One said...

What kind of house is that that has a crushed arch over the door, and swooping curves to the right? How is cinder block crushable, and for what purpose? Such intriguing design.