Category Archives: Beach


Birthday Mermaid!

We went straight to the beach the morning of her birthday and she was surprised with not one but two mermaid tails!!

Mermaid scales painting by the birthday girl

She ran into a few friends at the beach and they got to try out the pink tail.

Baby on theme with his Flock of Seagulls hair hahaha

Getting a Stephen King vibe from this seagull

In the afternoon more family arrived and we enjoyed…


Vanilla cake with lemon curd filling and homemade buttercream icing. The decorations are Ghirardelli white chocolates that we made…

…plus a few fondant sea creatures. There are also homemade sugar cookies on there as well. The top two tiers are actually rice krispie treats. Cake inspiration from the ocean (obviously) and also Mako Mermaids (show on Netflix) and also from watching those dessert competition shows (especially Zumbo’s Just Desserts!) !

This moon mobile she got has a very Mako Mermaid vibe!!

The birthday fun continued into the evening with a trip to Old Orchard Beach!

(By day)

 And night!

Best birthday ever!

Sur La Plage July 2018

Amazing fog!

Fog rolling in

Very surreal

Beach creature

Boats, kids

On another cloudy day the whale watching was very good:


Getting her New England style on

This was the weirdest ground on one beach; soggy wood?

Visiting friends in Wells, ME at their beach cabin

View from their place

Painting in our yard

I spy

My longtime childhood friend visiting with her family for a beach day

Visiting a local museum

And we love our new library!

Zilla designed her own money (cheese!)

So did the Spy

Snacking on the couch (literally taking bites out of a head of cabbage)



Lake Sebago

Staying cool with a man-bun haha




Dead, red, crab

Nana and Pop visiting