A Walk on the Beach

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Photo - A Walk on the Beach - Aerial Wave Watch  - NestHalfFull.com

We often say there’s no such thing as a bad day at the beach.  No matter how the weather turns out, it’s a good day.

A couple of weekends ago, my husband invited me to join him for a nice walk on the beach. It was a gray afternoon. A bit windy. But we’d pretty much puttered around all day and it sounded appealing. So I threw on a light jacket and we made our way over the dunes.

What we found was primal and fearsome.

It was high tide. The sea was violently throwing itself at the shore, tearing away sand, building sculptures with its froth.  Reveling in primal and fearsome glory.

One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

No need to over-describe.   Let’s just look at pictures of our walk on the beach. 🙂

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Bath Tissue Moistening Spray

Nest Half Full's Bath Tissue Moistening Spray Painting by Josef
Nest Half Full’s Bath Tissue Moistening Spray
Painting by Josef

Today, we’re going to have a quiet chat about personal hygiene.  We’re all adults here, right?  So let’s talk about how one can feel clean after a normal bathroom visit.  We’re going to talk about Nest Half Full’s Bath Tissue Moistening Spray.
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Rosewater and ACV Toner

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UPDATE 20 March, 2017 – Mr. Nest and I were recently in Hope Town in the Bahamas visiting friends when I ran out of my toner (that I buy here these days and like very much).  We were on a small cay with limited shopping. What to do?

I headed here to my own post from a few years ago and threw an abbreviated version of this together using 2 ounces filtered water, about 1/8 teaspoon (or less) ACV and a few drops of AMEO’s Pure Tranquility essential oil blend. It still works great! Which leaves me wondering… why did I stop making my own?

Rosewater and ACV Toner
Rosewater and ACV Toner

Part of the “I’ve Got a Secret” series

As shared on Homestead Barn Hop #153 and Homemade Mondays Week 74

Apple Cider Vinegar is the main active ingredient in my toner and I’ve been very satisfied with it for about a year now. However, my skin has begun feeling a little too tight after toning.  I blame Winter.  Tweaking it (the toner, not Winter… although, hmmm!) has been on my mind, but it’s taken awhile to decide what to do about it.

So, it simmered on the back burner while daily life continued.

Do you know how important toner is for keeping your skin healthy? It took me years to understand the point of toner.
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Butter-Seared Scallops with Sautéed Carrots, Scallions and Sweet Pea Purée

Butter-Seared Scallops with Sautéed Carrots, Scallions and Sweet Pea Purée
Butter-Seared Scallops with Sautéed Carrots, Scallions and Sweet Pea Purée

We are fortunate to have a small, organic butcher shop right down the street. I love going in there. It’s a Wonderland of meats and seafood. Generously-cut beef, bison, lamb, pork and poultry are beautifully displayed. The seafood is fresh and clean. And not an added hormone or antibiotic in the place.

After choosing one or two pieces of meat, I always check out the scallops.

I grew up in an area where “bay” scallops were most plentiful and have always preferred their small size and tender flavor. Since migrating south, it has become harder to find the bay variety. If you make the extra effort to look for a good fish market OR favorite neighborhood butcher, sea scallops can be lovely with a clean light texture and the taste of sweet salt air.
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Things are a-changin’ around here

The best is yet to be (sailing ship in the Caribbean)
I don’t do resolutions. Don’t believe in them. Why ruin a perfectly good new year with a task list that you’ll most likely abandon after a few months, weeks, days?

That being said… This is the year! The year I accomplish at least 3 everyday things
1. Continue to do simple workouts regularly and improve this imperfect body I’ve been given.
2. Shovel out the things I’ve collected over the years and get my house de-cluttered and under control as an “empty nest” household.
3. Regularly post to this web log.
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