"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, June 2, 2011

another recipe




Recipe for a wonderful weekend

Family
Friends
Sand
Surf
Sunshine ~ optional

Preheat beach (I wish).  Grease liberally with suntan oil (ideally).    

First, call family and make sure that they are coming.  Shout yippee when they confirm.  Next pack thrice as much clothes as you think you will need (this is the Oregon coast and you will be rained on... a lot).  Drive 300 miles.  Make liberal stops to stretch and ... stuff.  Once you have arrived, locate family and friends.  *At first sight of optional sunshine (if added) run to beach.  Dance through the sand until you reach the surf. Soak as much of your body as the temperature allows.  Repeat from asterisk as often as needed.




Serves: all

Blessings, Debbie

32 comments:

  1. I think I would like your beach! It sounds just the opposite of mine. Is it bad that I am already dreaming of winter?

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  2. That sounds lovely! I like this recipe!

    I have been trying to comment on your blog for days now...so frustrating. But I just read something on another blog that gave me an idea as to how to overcome this blogger issue. And VOILA! Glad to be back in your world! (Well, I never really left...I just couldn't "talk" with you. ;-)

    Thanks for sharing, Debbie. I loved yesterday's post. I also liked the one about your daughters' art classes...and the horses...and the bee photos (stunning!)...

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  3. Not only a great recipe, but calorie free! Have fun:@)

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  4. I love the beach! Thanks for sharing some great photos :)

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  5. Jealous here (in a most "Christian" way). It sounds WONderful.

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  6. A recipe we all can enjoy! xo,

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  7. This has to be my favorite recipe of all time. I am going to have to fix it soon.

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  8. Sounds just beachy to me...I am so tired of cold so I'm ready, lets go! :D

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  9. Love this recipe! If I could follow it, I would! Unfortunately, we're a little more than 300 miles from the beach (unless you count the beach along Lake Michigan!)

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  10. Love it! A recipe I really need to try myself. ;)

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  11. Hi Debbie!

    Thanks for you visit to my blog and comment! I love this recipe ( and the wonderful quote under your header from Laura Ingalls) Your beach looks so beauitful!

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  12. Oh I am loving your post !!! I wish I lived that close to the beach the closets to me is like a nine hour drive ...enjoy .... what a great simple pleasure

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  13. Ah...pure sweetness! I am glad you stopped by for a visit, it sent me your way. We have much in common. I too live in an old home right in the heart of town in Washington. I hope you don't mind if I put your link down and visit often.
    Blessings,
    Gayle @ The Old Parsonage

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  14. What a fun post! Thanks for linking up.

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  15. Oh yes...the Oregon Coast. At least I see people wearing shorts! I would probably be in longjohns and two sweatshirts. ;-) It's been a few years since we've gone to the Coast; when our boys were little, we went nearly every summer. Love how you posted this family adventure.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. As for the little step for shaving---my husband kept asking if I wanted a bench. I said I didn't---just a little "platform" in the corner. It works beautifully!

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  16. What a terrific simple pleasure shot!!

    Happy to have found you to follow....

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  17. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! It a great simple pleasure and my family and I will be doing just this in 17 days!

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  18. Love the recipe! would love to someday visit your beach! Our beach is Lake Michigan and though the sun had us at 90 degrees last holiday weekend..the water was 40 degrees!
    ~~HUGS~~
    http://blessingtheelements-mi.blogspot.com

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  19. love this recipe, and the idea of a heated beach!

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  20. A simply delightful recipe! May I substitute the opposite coast?

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  21. I love the OR beaching -- wishing I was there --and I'll take the rain because I have had only 2 drops of rain fall on my nose all winter..but about the cold been there when it's been super nice and been there when it was SUPER cold - wink!
    Be safe and totally enjoy..

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  22. That's a recipe everyone can follow and the whole family can enjoy. Well written Debbie. Maa

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  23. Sounds wonderful! A fun post! :)

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  24. Only amendment that I would make to the recipe, is adding the optional dog. We love taking the children and dog down to the beach. It wouldn't be the same without her bounding along the sand. Otherwise, looks like a perfect day to me - grin!

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  25. I'm posting something tomorrow related to beach and sand... funny thing, here I come to your site... my first time visit and you've got a lovely posting for today's Simple Pleasures event.

    Oh yes... I agree with Cheryl above about adding the optional dog.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a footprint of your visit!

    I see from your sidebar you enjoy Tasha Tudor. I always enjoyed reading about her in the old Victoria magazines. She was quite the lady!

    Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places...

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  26. Our recipe is a little different............we just have to drive *5* miles to our beach !!

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  27. Great recipe, simple pleasures, memories for the years to come. Just love it!

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  28. Time spent with family...the best pleasure of all. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a nice message. Have a great day!

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  29. I love. love. love. this recipe, Debbie!! So glad you had an opportunity to "cook it up"!! blessings ~tanna

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  30. What a sweet recipe this is! :) Clever and cute too!!

    Blessings to you dear friend!

    xoxo...Gloria

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