Two more Summer Seaside Cards

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Two more South County, RI notecards.

My daughter just looked over my shoulder and told me the seagull haiku above has only six syllables instead of seven in it’s center verse.

Oh great. Just terrific! I’m glad I sent them all out to print a week ago!

I sure hope there are no poets or English majors hanging out on the sea wall this summer!

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Take a Leap!

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In a time of lawsuits, it is amazing Jim’s Dock exisits! Click on the photo below to see what Jim’s Dock is all about:

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There is a restaurant named Jim’s Dock, but locals call the state pier right next to It,  Jim’s Dock.  The location is this giant dock shaped like a peninsula, meaning you can access water on three sides.  It is intended by the state to be enjoyed by fishermen, but it is definitely enjoyed by way more than fishermen (especially because its free :))

Kids, parents, large groups of friends -EVERYONE has to jump off the dock at least once each summer.  It’s the rite of summer!  I think what amazes me most is somehow there are twenty people at any given time jumping off the dock and simultaneously fisherman fishing on the same darn pier!  Somehow, no one gets hurt and it’s been like this forever.

My favorite scene to watch is the kids swimming under the dock.  The tide can be so strong that kids can jump in on one side and be carried under the dock 30 feet to the other side.  It’s like an amusement park.  There are also a ton of crabs under the dock which means there’s an extra twenty kids down below trying to catch them!

Who knew a bunch of planks tied to a bunch of poles could be everlasting entertainment to so many?

I know my family has created so many memories here.  I hope it’s a favorite for many generations to come.

I LOVE LOCAL

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We recently invested in new countertops for the kitchen.  The old ones were a pretty fugly old formica.  I like classy.  I like pretty.  But I also like fun.

I decided for the counter barstools that we’d create something that celebrates everything we love about South County Rhode Island.

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I went with the National Public Seating stools.  Reason being – they are cheap and indestructible.  They are so well designed.  You can adjust the bottom height and back rest height.  They are metal which I am always a big fan of.  Let’s see my kids and husband break these!  Do you remember them from high school science lab?

Next I let my kids have at them.  I gave them a range of 4 colors for each stool.  The blue stool has 4 different blues, the red stool has 4 different reds…ect.

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They were pretty cool in themselves…. but not personal enough.

Next I we went through town and hit all our favorite stops.  Surf shops, diners, towns, bars, stores…we hunted for all the “local stickers we could find.  I next bought a 100 sticker pack of skateboard stickers…

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The back rests are what the finished project should look like – more local stickers than skater stickers.  The seats only have skateboard stickers because we have more collecting to do.  But that will be the fun part.  As we go to more great places, we will add on more stickers.  I love them so far.  It’s like a bright, happy piece of graffiti right in my kitchen.

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I even let the kids decorate the mailbox ;)