Monday, July 18, 2011

Pretty Life

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Good Monday morning, lovelies! And welcome to a brand new week. I'm starting mine out on a high note and feeling so blessed & content.

I hope the weekend treated you well. As you can probably tell by my upbeat demeanor, mine was absolutely fabulous! My friends and family came out to the beach house to celebrate my upcoming birthday and it even more amazing than expected.

Getting to share the beach with my loved ones is one of the most rewarding parts of having the house. Living in the city, you'd think that I'd get a lot of visitors but in reality that's not really the case. The majority of the time all of our gatherings are in the 'burbs where the majority of my family lives and there's much more space.

Now that we have the house our home has become a pretty attractive option and we have people out each & every weekend. It's so amazing and I can't help but feel so happy & fortunate to have such a wonderful life.

Wishing you a lovely start to the week.

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All edited by The Alternative Wife

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45 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Ahh, the lady's birthday is soon;-)
Glad to hear you had a fabulously happy weekend with family and good friends. xx

Katie said...

So glad you had a great weekend! :)

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying your life and that your weekend went super well! xxx

nvnewvintage said...

Fabulous blog! I'll be back. x

adele said...

Sounds like you had a great time! Love your choice of pics today xoxo
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Natasha said...

So these are the moments, you are going to look back on...

p.s. There are moments when as if I've woken from a dream, where I feel completely connected to the 'now' Looking at these photos reminds me of those moments. I can't even express how much I want to wake up in that bed every day, with that sheets... :)

Dancing Branflake said...

I bet you are the perfect and most wonderful hostess. To stay in your wonderful beach house must be such a treat.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

So glad you had a fab weekend Dawn, I can live vicariously through you as it was pouring down in London :)
Have a great week honey xo

Debby said...

These photos are so pretty, Dawn. So glad you had a fabulous weekend. It's true, I would imagine space in the city is limited. Having a larger space really does work well for entertaining. You will miss the beach house this winter I'm sure. xo

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Sounds wonderful Dawn, there is nothing better than spending time with friends and family to help you feel re-energised and full of life! xx

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

What a lovely post. Gratitude says a lot about a person.You deserve all your happiness because you do take stock to be grateful.
Hope you had a lovely birthday sweetheart.
p.s can we see some photos of the beach house? ;-)

Things That Sparkle said...

That second picture is one of my all time favorites. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! How fun! xo

Things That Sparkle said...

That second picture is one of my all time favorites. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! How fun! xo

Tanvi said...

The first pic is beautiful! Love the knit!
Have a wonderful Monday, Dawn! :)
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And So I Whisper said...

I love the sweater on the first photo. Perfect summer sweater knitted with thick needles.

sugarhoneybaby said...

Sounds you have a great time:)

Amanda Hill said...

Thats wonderful to hear! Family and friends are such a blessing! And the model on the top...stunning, why can't I look like that???

BigAppleNosh said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend - have a wonderful week! :)

Sara Mueller said...

I am glad you had a wonderful weekend!

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

such a positive post to start this monday off!! your weekend sounds like it was lovely! these are beautiful photos as usual!
xo ~ kristina

Alexa said...

Yay for birthdays! Hope you had a perfect time! Welcome to a new week!
xo
Alexa

anna and the ring said...

I am always in awe of your wonderfulness. I have taken a leaf out of your book and tried to be positive today too!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

happy you had a lovely weekend - loving these blush colored photos!

xoxo, Chrissy
The Perfect Palette

pretty pink tulips said...

Love "hearing" the happiness in your writing. I can tell it was a special weekend, which is just what someone as special as you deserves!

And, it's not even the big day yet!

Happy Monday, Dawn!
xx

Taylor said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend INDEED!!!!! Ahh beach house and early birthday celebrations! And yes everyone always gathers at houses outside the city, space and relaxation!

SabinePsynopsis said...

I think your family and friends think it's absolutely great that you can offer them such a wonderful place to visit. I would definitely come and visit you, Dawn! Plus, shared fun is double the fun. xoxo

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. I can't wait to have more people visit me before summer is over. I'm loving those images too--so inspiring!

xo Mary Jo

B. in the Know said...

Glad you had such a great weekend celebrating your birthday! Hope you are having a great start to your week! Monday morning is always rough to switch back into work mode, but I'm hanging in there!
Much love,
B

Martina said...

Happy monday dear, i miss beachtime - we have tons of rain here now :( But am enjoying your glam pictures! xx

DailyGlamour said...

you have pretty pics on your blog !

modniza said...

thank you ,darlinf for all beautiful moments! xxx

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i am SO happy ur SO happy!!! - who wouldn't be ON TOP OF THE WORLD - at the beach with all the people they love! - it's PERFECT!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Mrs. C said...

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Christel @ Captivated by image said...

It really sounds perfect Dawn. It is the best thing there is! I enjoy every weekend with family and friends thoroughly. Glad to hear you are getting the best out of that beach house:)

Krystal said...

i have been thinking that about my life lately, I'm just so happy and content! i'm glad you had an amazing weekend and happy soon to be birthday!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

Glad that you had a fun weekend at the beach with your family and friends.
Have a happy week

Hugs
Carolyn

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Happy upcoming birthday doll! :) I'm so glad you had an amazing weekend! xoxo

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji said...

Happy (upcoming) Birthday Dawn! We live in the city too and we hardly have people visit, I grew up in a very nice suburb but I don't think I could move away from the city - your rented beach house is the perfect solution! Have a great week!

LatteLisa said...

That is one happy post! I think I have a beach house envy, but you know, the positive kind ;-)

Jess said...

Glad you enjoyed your weekend! Sounds like it was perfect.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

That is so very sweet...it really is just the best when you get to share your experiences with the people you love the most! Glad it went awesome, you definitely deserve an amazing birthday, girl! xoxo for the birthday and many happy returns!

Alyson said...

So glad you had an amazing pre-birthday weekend. Wish I looked like the gal in the first pic when I put a sweater on. :)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I am glad you had a wonderful weekend with friends and family :)
I hope you have a fantastic week. Your great attitude is quite infectious! I can't help but be happy too :)

honey my heart said...

glad to hear your weekend was great :) hope the week continues to be!!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

So happy to hear that you had a fantastic weekend celebrating your birthday!! Hope your weekend high continues to the next. xo