Friday, September 28, 2012

Meet A Girl With A Surfboard

 Happy Friday! Today I want to introduce you to  a special artist. Her name is Carin Vaughn . She and I have been following each other on Pinterest for quiet awhile and always love the surfing images she pins.{ I have stated many times, surfing is the one sport I wish I learned , so I am always drawn to anything related to it.} So, I finally got around to to seeing who the lady was behind these images,and I am so glad I did!

     What I found was, her blog not surprisingly entitled   Girl With A Surfboard.
     What was surprising.... is how much we have in common. An Island girl, who loves to surf, She is wife and mom.We share a passion for design, she loves the sea, and is  an avid angler, and she lives 2 towns over from me on Hilton Head Island!

Carin is  basically self taught oil painter, who started off  doing murals. She now has and Etsy shop, and... NBC's show Parenthood bought one of her paintings for their set! How cool! So let's see her work!

                                                                 I love this painting!!

                                                                      And this one!


                                                 See her painting in the background..

When I saw this, I was immediately drawn to it. A few years ago I sketched something very similar to this for my son. We love our Red Fish( aka) Spot Tail Bass here!

 I hope you enjoyed seeing her work. Stop by her blog and her  Etsy Shop to see more of her work.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Nantucket Nest

A centuries old Nantucket cottage has been converted into a Summer home for a young family from Boston..The house was originally Constructed in 1739 by the Macy family, kin to the same family who went on to start the department store Macy's.
 It was one of the first residential homes on this quaint island.What was originally a fisherman's shack has transformed over the centuries. The current owners purchased the home  four years ago and have put a lot of blood sweat and tears into it to create a perfect place for this busy family to relax.The daughters room is adorable!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Sailormade Bracelet Giveaway

        I am so happy to introduce to you Seaside Style's newest sponsor   Sailormade

  Two friends with a dream and a passion for the sea started the company.They make beautiful bracelets and necklaces using genuine Marine hardware  and high performance sailing rope and leather to create distinctive one of a kind pieces made to withstand the sea and salt air.They have graciously offered to give away one of their beautiful pieces to one of my lucky readers!

 This is the Camden Triple wrap in Navy and White . It retails for 115.00! Pretty isn't it? Here is what you need to do to enter.

                  RULES FOR ENTRY

1. You MUST be a follower  of Seaside Style or become one of this blog.
2.. To enter this give away, LIKE my Facebook page and leave a comment .
3. For an additional Entry TWEET about the giveaway and leave a comment on this page telling me that you did.
4.DON"T forget to leave your email address so you can be contacted if you are the winner!




Thursday, September 20, 2012

Serenity On The Sound

I am always so happy to see  beautiful homes from my old " stomping grounds" of Rowayton,, CT and this house is no exception. Architectural Designer Louise Brooks along with friend and confidant Designer Lynn Morgan helped create a beautiful sea inspired home for the sea loving family with out it being a real beach home with obvious nautical touches. Instead Louise used her favorite color White through out the entire home, with soft Blues and coastal Greys along with original  artwork to create a coastal feel..This traditional home that sits on a bluff over looking the sound is a serene dream.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

What I'm Loving Now

I LOVE the knitted coffee cozies I am seeing all over Etsy right now! Not only are they so cute, but they are great for the environment instead of the cardboard holders and will keep your coffee or tea warmer longer. I really like this one shop Natalya's Studio. 

 She makes these adorable cozies in several colors.

She also has patterns you can purchase to make your own. So maybe it is time for me to get the old knitting needles out and make one for myself.  Check out her shop for knitted cowls also.. I have really wanted one, but it hasn't been that cold here in the South the last two Winters. Hopefully it will be this year so I can buy, or make one for myself.

Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, September 15, 2012

Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Gail Mills! She won a  Statement Cap from Starboard Clothing! Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway! I would like to give a big thank you to Starboard Clothing Company for sponsoring the giveaway! Gail chose the pink  Statement Cap! Great choice Gail! I ordered the White one, and I love it!

Seaside Style will be holding another great giveaway starting September 24th! Stay tuned!

Have a great Saturday!


Monday, September 10, 2012

Statement Cap Giveaway Courtesy of Starboard Clothing Company

Who doesn't like to make a statement every now and then? Well, Here is your chance to make a great one! Starboard Clothing Company out Annapolis Maryland is teaming up with Seaside Style to giveaway one of their great  Statement caps!   These caps are Perfect for a day on the boat or the beach.or anytime. Classic, nautical, and preppy.The colors are bold and beautiful!

 The name of the company comes from a nautical term. So we a re going to have just a quick lesson.For those of you who are not familar with nautical terms. The Word Starboard is a term that refers to the right side of a boat or ship. Port  is the left side. This, as a person is standing facing the bow of the boat which is the front of a boat.. 

The Starboard Statement Cap is a 100% imported cotton twill ball cap.
The cap features both of Starboard's logos, the Anchor-Star™ on the front and the Heron™ on the back.
Each cap features navy embroidery except the purple cap which features white embroidery.

                            Here is what you need to do enter to win one of these cuties!

                                                         RULES FOR ENTRY

1. You MUST be a follower  of Seaside Style or become one this blog.

2.. To enter this give away, LIKE my Facebook page and leave a comment on this post telling me that you did, with your favorite color cap.

3. For an additional Entry LIKE Starboard Clothing Company 
Facebook page and leave me a comment telling me that you did.

4.Don't forget to leave your email address so you can be contacted if you are the winner!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Herbed Spaghetti Squash

 Happy Sunday! I thought I would share with you one of my new fave recipes.! If you are watching your carb intake it is great .I must admit, I am not a huge vegetable eater, but I am trying to be better. However, I do LOVE Spaghetti Squash.This recipe  is so easy and you can modify it in many ways. This happens to be Emeril Lagasse's Recipe, BAM! I made it the other night and it was fabulous! 

  I modified the recipe by cutting  the butter in half and I added 1/2 cup of  Parmesan cheese.I served this with Broiled Shrimp.I mixed it in with the Squash. A super easy dinner recipe or a simple side! Enjoy!


  • 1 small spaghetti squash, about 2 1/4 pounds
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped mixed soft herbs, such as basil, chives, chervil, parsley and sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Using a sharp knife, cut the squash in half lengthwise and place, cut side down, in a baking dish. Add enough water to come 1/2-inch up the sides of the baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes, until the squash is easily pierced with a paring knife. Turn squash over and cover with foil again and continue to cook another 15 minutes, until the squash is very tender. Remove from the oven, uncover, and allow to cool slightly. Using a spoon, remove the seeds and discard. Using a fork, gently pull the strands of squash away from the peel and place the squash strands into a mixing bowl.
Heat a skillet. Add the butter, spaghetti squash, herbs, salt and pepper and toss thoroughly but gently to heat and combine. Serve immediately or cover and keep warm until ready to serve.

Calories: 144
Total Fat: 9 grams
Saturated Fat: 5 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Total carbohydrates: 18 grams
Sugar: 0 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 19 milligrams
Sodium: 336 milligrams

Be sure to stop back tomorrow! The giveaway starts!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

A Beach Side Cottage

Weather worn surfaces, wicker and beachy accents make this adorable 1912 beach side cottage in California a perfect place to call home! The only thing separating this family from the beach is the sidewalk in front of the house.. It is  an easy breezy carefree home that uses fabrics and rugs that are durable and chic that will hold up to the beach chic lifestyle.Mix in some vintage pieces, and some antiques and you have a perfect cottage.

                                            The Dutch front door is charming!!

      The white washed brick mellows the mood. I really like the coral placed in the planter
      on the fireplace.
                                  Such a cozy bedroom! Can't you just hear the ocean?

                                                      A beautiful waterfront view!

I love the planters above the sink, with the numbers on them. I have been wanting to do this, and put the dates of each one of my kids birthdays on them!

The tray by the stove is a great space saving idea, especially in a small cottage kitchen,holding  all your kitchen "goodies" together. I just recently did this.

                          No beach side cottage would be complete with out White bead boarding.

                               The relaxed dining room table with the wicker chairs, Soo great!

 Images Via

Have a great Monday!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Make Your Own Honey Oatmeal Facial Scrub

  If you are like me and most women, you are  always looking for something to make your face look and feel great! I have tried all sorts of exfoliates, scrubs, and of course the spa facials. One does need some pampering you know.
 This is a PERFECT natural scrub and exfoliate! I know.. it has been around forever, I am just getting to it! It is perfect for the end of Summer!  I started doing this once a week for the last month. I can't tell you the difference in my skin! It adds a glow to my face that lasts for 48 to 72 hours. My husband has noticed the difference in my skin as well!
Honey has been valued for its healing properties for thousands of years  and who doesn't love it's sweet flavor? Honey also draws out blackheads from the face and is a natural humectent  .The Oatmeal is a gentle exfoliate as is the Sugar.

So lets get to it. It is very simple.

                                   You are going to take just a small fistful of Oatmeal.

  This is what I use, I am sure any kind will work. You can leave the Oatmeal whole or grind it up. I have done both. I have put it in the Cuisinart, and have just ground it with my fingers, It works just as well either way.

       I add a couple tablespoons of Honey. I used the organic kind.. That's just how I roll. :)

Add a couple tablespoons of Sugar and mix. The consistency  should be thick. You can also use Brown Sugar, or you can substitute the  Sugar for Sea Salt. I have stayed with the sugar just because I am 52 and I am trying to be as gentle on my face as I can.
I leave it on my face for 20 mins. and rinse with warm,(Not Hot) water. I finish it with a moisturizer. I do use a high end one.:)

While it is on my face, I scrub some onto my hands and let it sit as well. It makes my hands so soft. Face it our hands age also! I use Neutrogena hand creme after I take it off. They feel great. This mixture can be used just about anywhere on your body!