Beach season is fast approaching...or so we are told.
Well, I was lucky enough to have a little beach time on the West Coast (Santa Cruz, specifically) the last few days.
And, well, thank goodness.
In addition to the much-needed family-and-beach-bonding-time, I found the best beach bag ever.
For those of you who are serious beach-goers, you know this is a HUGE find.
It is big (big enough for beach towels, beach toys, lunch, sunscreen, the works!). It is waterproof. It is made in super-cute fabrics. And, it won't break the bank. The "Four Boys" bag, made by Scout for Bungalow Co., costs $45 and is described at an "all-purpose vacation, summer camp, road trip and boating stow-away bag."
As far as I can tell, the bags only downfall? It isn't made locally. But, well, it'll be used locally!?!?
I'm a Maine-r. Or, at least I like to think I am. True locals will argue differently simply because I wasn't born in Maine -- I'm "from away" they say. Whatever. It is crystal clear to me that I was born to live in Maine. Here's the catch. I fell in love with someone who really is "from away". So, I spend big chunks of time in a place very far from where I call home. But, I'm trying to bloom where planted, as they say. I'm trying to foster a simple (or at least a little simpler than some), reasonably wholesome and creative life for my family whether we're here or there. And, well, since you stopped here at my blog, you get to explore this craziness with me.