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Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I'd love to kiss whomever invented the "flip flop." The fact that I get to wear flip flops year round now is just fabulous. It was an 83 degree beach day here in sunny Florida today. I slipped on my old, trusty, so cheap it should be criminal, rubber, flip flops and headed down the street to the beach. There wasn't a cloud in the sky and after four straight hours in untouched Florida sun, my face and body are paying for it. I seriously look like I fell asleep under a sun lamp or something. Yes, I'm that over done. Very crispy. Totally lobster like and that is a rare occurrence for me. Normally I just tan. Today was a different story. No pain no gain I guess, right? I know dermatologists across America are cringing with disgust right now. LOL!

Anywho, I took about 16 magazines with me to the beach today. Kenidi always devours my magazines that I get before I get to. I finally took the time to flip thru each one today while sugaring the sand between my toes. The pages were a bit crinkled and disheveled due to my little KG having them first but I managed. The people around me on the beach probably thought I was nuts because of the huge stack I was reading thru. Here was my "read" pile as I began finishing them. Some of my favs...(mainly photography magazines)...

I always get asked what kind of tanning lotion I use. As many of you know, a fellow blog reader turned my girlfriends and I on to "afro-sheen" while we were all down here about two summers ago. It is a running joke amongst all of us now because we all F-R-I-E-D ourselves with it when we tried it. Normally though, I use this...

I use it along with a mixture of Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil as well. I use the solar dust (above) and then I put the tanning oil over the top of it. Yes, another concoction of mine. I know. However, it works for me. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the solar dust because if you look closely you will see that it has specks of gold shimmery crystals in it. When you apply it to your skin it leaves the flecks of shimmer on your skin and I swear that the little shimmers are what attracts the sun so much. It also looks pretty on your tan brown skin. Did I mention that I love it? Like really love it? ;) Again, dermatologists...just pretend like you aren't reading any of this. Hide your eyes. HA HA!

All in all, it was a beautiful day. Gorgeous was more like it. I spent four uninterrupted hours by the sea - destressing - catching up on my reading - attempting to whittle down my inbox and return some emails as well as made much needed phone calls that were on my to-do list. I enjoyed the sounds of the seagulls, the lapping of the waves, and the sand crystalizing on my toes. I took today to go to the beach because they are calling for rain over the next two days here. I had to get my weekly fix in. In the meantime, I'm preparing for a house guest from Indy next week. That's of my dear friends and my sewing employee, Karen, is coming in to stay with us from Tuesday thru Saturday. You guys have heard me talk about Karen here on the blog before I believe. I'm so very excited. I can't wait to show her around town and soak up some more rays together on the beach. Good times!

For now, I'm off to hunker down and get ready for the Orange County housewives reunion show. Oh yeah...bring out the claws and let the cat fights begin. Until the next post, have a great night. XOXO, Angie

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Blogger Crystal said...

I'm right there with you on the sun. LOVE it. Only a beach nearby me would make it better. =)

Loving the photos, I can smell the lotion from here!!!! ;)

ps. where did you get your sunglasses? I'm loving them too. I can never find any I like... maybe I'm looking at the wrong places.

3/10/2010 9:43 PM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Hey girl. I got my sunglasses from Brent and the kids for Mother's Day last year. They game from "The Sunglass Hut" here in Naples, Florida. They are the Tiffany & Co. brand and aside from white - they also come in black and turquoise too. I know they have some different shapes and styles out right now in the Tiffany brand. I just saw them at the sunglass hut the other day. Hope this helps. Thanks for the compliment on the pictures. :)

Hugs, Ang

3/10/2010 10:00 PM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

PS...Here is a link on ebay to the black/turquoise pair. Mine are the same pair just in white/turquoise instead. I couldn't find any of the white/turquoise left to show you though. Hope this helps.

3/10/2010 10:09 PM  
Anonymous Karen R said...

HA!!! I just had a mental image of me in the sun with that glittery sun "booster!" With my very white skin + the reflecting quality of that stuff, I'd probably look like the Second Coming or something! I can imagine the headlines..."Witnesses on Beach were Sore Afraid." Baaahahahahaha!

3/10/2010 10:34 PM  
Blogger Her Shade Of Green said...

You're so LUCKY! I want to live by the beach!

3/10/2010 10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Angie- I love this song. So pretty.


3/11/2010 10:06 AM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

I love it too Emily. It is a great tune! :)

3/11/2010 10:11 AM  
Blogger The Kishtons said...

Hey Angie! When you find the creator of flip flops, let me know. I would like to send some lovin' too! I am glad I was finally able to bust mine out yesterday and wear, but I think due to the 'great' Indiana weather, they are going to have to go back in the closet for this weekend. Boo to that. I will live vicariously through your flip flop wearing for now! :)

3/11/2010 11:07 AM  
Blogger BrownBag*Boutique said...

Love looking at your pictures - makes me long for the sand and waves! When my mom went to Hawaii they turned her onto Maui Babe sun lotion. Don't know if you've ever used it but I LOVE the brown tan you get with it!

Wishing you well ~

3/11/2010 11:51 AM  
Blogger Angie Seaman said...

Oh Maui babe too. It can be "staining" at times if you get it on things but I love the tan you get with it. It's like rubbing brown sugar on your body. LOL!


3/11/2010 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Alison said...

Did you see Alexis' before picture?!?!?!?!

3/11/2010 7:04 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Oh, you have no idea how much I'd love a day alone on the beach. That sounds like heaven!

3/11/2010 11:06 PM  
Anonymous gillian said...

Can I be you? :)

3/12/2010 2:44 AM  

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