went away a couple of weekends ago for a
in southeast Georgia. It's our favorite place
for a getaway...well...maybe not...maybe it's
We decided to not reserve hotel rooms and to
see if we could get a better rate as walk-ins.
looking for hotels.
This one made my heart skip a beat!!
But sadly no vacancies! A bit too rich for
our blood, too!! But oh so lovely!!
A close up of the fountain
We went just a little further up the road into
the area known as "The Village" and found
The Ocean Inn and Suites.
And guess what? They had one vacancy!!
As a walk-in our price was $139, and then
when we checked in, Abbie, a part owner,
upgraded us to a room that was just vacated
for the same price!!
God knew I'd love this one what with the
earth tones, Spanish tile roof, balconies and
This is our room. Notice the rich looking
teak floors. No wall-to-wall carpet anywhere!
I took this photo to show these black and white
marble tiles. These are everywhere in the hotel.
They line the walls in the lobby, and the hallways.
Different...but they grew on me!!
They also have a salt water pool!! I thought that
was such a cool feature since chlorine isn't
that great for our bodies!! We didn't go in it
but maybe next time!!
While they were getting our room ready we
began to explore the area a bit.
Here we are...the happy couple...so thrilled to
be away by ourselves!! It was really windy
and I'm trying to not have my hair stick
to my lip!!!
Across the inlet is Jekyll Island where we
stayed the first night.
Had to take a pic of the steps to nowhere!!
I will have more to post from our time in
The Village in a day or so, but want to show you
the other souveniers I brought home.
I bought the starfish and the scallop shell
at an awesome shell shop on the main drag.
They are going on a shelf in my
I also fell in love with this mug as soon as
I saw it!! It just screams beach to me, and
I knew how much I'd enjoy having my morning
coffee and remembering our wonderful
getaway. The next thing I knew it jumped
into a bag and made it's way home with me!!
YAY for me!! LOVE it!!
It is handmade and I think this thumbprint
at the base of the handle is so cool!!
OH MY!!! What is that on top of the conch??!!
made from paua shells and...
Here's the surprise!!
I design jewelry...and
Well, I've created my own designs for a few years
favorites, and when we got back, I just knew
I had to share that island vibe with my
HAVE A GIVEAWAY!!
So, you have a chance to own a look alike of
this FAVE of mine!
The camera just can't fully capture their beauty!
If they don't sparkle at a certain angle...
the Swarovskis will!!
THURSDAY by 6:00p.m. EST and I will enter
your name in the drawing. I'll announce the winner
Thursday at 10:00 p.m. EST
Please don't advertise this giveaway on your blog.
This is for you...my bloggin' sweeties who daily
brighten my world with your kindness, caring,
and prayers. Thank you so much!!
Love and great big hugs,