Beach wedding, Butterflies & Jenga

My Brother in law got married this past weekend. It was a super simple and sweet ceremony on Captiva beach with drinks before and dinner after. It was only immediate family so it was a great time to catch up with my niece/nephews and all my inlaws and outlaws. 
Lindsay was the only one not in attendance because she flew to New Zealand this past Thursday for a little vacation; she was missed.
Nathan and Lolo
It was SO freaking hot. I think the heat index was 108*. Yes, I melted and then had to put myself back together again. I’m the Humpty Dumpty of Florida. 
My great-niece was able to spend the night with us and it was a treat having a person shorter than I in the house. She is just as much in love with my butterflies as I am.  We released one of my Eastern Black Swallowtails; she was just beautiful. The butterfly and Layla. 
The Coach is the self-professed Jenga King. And Layla delcared herself the Jenga Queen. 
I am the self professed Jenga photographer. 
It was a toss- up; they’re both awesome at Jenga and Layla certainly loved having a worthy challenger. 
That made for an awesome family weekend. The Coach and I are taking off for another adventure later this week. God willing that we make it back so I can blog about it. 🙂 
Have a great day.
Bee sweet. Bee in love. Bee fun!

All the good stuff: dolphins, ducks, zebras, rugs and an eagle.

Last Saturday was an epic day for me. Nothing big or crazy happened, but the small things that happened were ALL positive. I had some good mojo flowing.


It started with my cup of coffee. I was drinking it and looking out onto the bay. (When our little condo isn’t rented, we use it when we have time) I saw a porpoise frolicking around our dock and I’m just a tad bit obsessed with dolphins.

What a way to start my morning! I was thinking of joining him in the water, but then I remembered I was still sipping my coffee….what kind of person can have physical activity before they’ve finished a cup of joe? 


Shortly thereafter I had to head home to release some butterflies. 

On the way home I watched as several cars in front of me stopped to let a mama duck cross with her 6-7 babies. I just love it when people care. It was a very busy street, so otherwise, they might not have made it. 

I had two healthy monarchs and then I checked my gardens. I planted passion vine a long time ago and I always have a lot of Gulf Fritillary larvae on them. I had been reading about Zebra longwings lately as I see them in our yard too, but I’ve never seen the larvae before….until Saturday! I found one and I thought I might pee my yoga pants.


It doesn’t take much to get me excited lately or pee my yoga pants for that matter.
Also, if you plant it, they will come.

On my way back to the condo, I hit green light heaven. If you live in my town and you know of the street I had to take for the 8-9 miles…it’s riddled with traffic and stop lights.
I had every GREEN LIGHT. I couldn’t believe my luck!

Then there was a Pottery Barn Rug sale event that landed in my lap. (laptop) I got the most beautiful wool rugs for SUPER CHEAP and I couldn’t believe how happy that made me. Cocoa had many accidents on our dining room rug and we threw it out months ago, so I’ve been on the hunt for one there and a matching one for our sitting area. booyah!

Later Coach and I went out to dinner at the Marina. After eating we were walking around and looking at all the BIG boats and just chit chatting, working off some of our dinners when out of the blue a huge bald eagle flies right over us only about 15 feet in the air.
I was giddy with joy! And maybe giddy with that glass of wine too.

I don’t recall having a day like that or perhaps I was just more in tune with all the positive things. I’m going to try and relish the little good things daily and see if maybe it’s happening more than I think.

Has anything awesome happened to you lately? Sharing is caring.