Who’s Up for a Beach Vacation? : Mixed Media Mail Art
We spent a wonderful week in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, relaxing and shopping. I won’t lie, the weather wasn’t beach weather for the first part of the week. But Wednesday we woke to sunshine and the rest of the week was beautiful. Here is a picture of the sunset the night we arrived taken from the balcony of the home we stayed in.
We rented a beautiful home that was right on the water.
My little’s loved the sand and water. At the end of every day, they came home with sand in pretty much every crevice and crack.
When we vacation, we do most of our own cooking to save money. 5 people eating out all the time is quite expensive. But we try to eat out at least twice because l will be honest, it is my favorite part of vacation. We went for seafood twice this vacation because we were right on the water. Here is my meal of shrimp and haddock. It was delicious!
Despite everything going on with Covid-19 at the moment, the beach was the best place to be. No social distancing or masks needed at the beach. And we were so excited to be able to eat out and go shopping. Most of the historical sites are still closed so we were grateful that our vacation didn’t require any sightseeing.
And I will leave you with a picture of the hubby and I. It was taken around sunset on the dock. I am squinting just a bit from the sun.
Creating the Mail Art
In an effort to use up more table scraps, I found this mail art background already made and set aside. I stained book paper, added black paper leaves and embossed with a script stamp.
I am joining the Tea Ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea is a Mahamosa Pear Green-White Tea. It is a light tea as the pear just lends a hint of flavor and not much sweetness. I like this first thing in the morning as a wake-me- up tea.
Are you going on vacation this year, if so, where?
Happy Tea Day,