I haven't written in a while. Since November of last year to be exact. 2019....Wow. What a year. They say you can only know what others are feeling when you have gone through the same experiences yourself. I was never one to have "anxiety" or "depression" growing up. The reality is that I actually … Continue reading Moving forward in 2020
When I talk to people about recycling or reusing, the number one responses I get are as follows: "I don't have the money to spend on buying new items." "I don't have time to think about that." "It's too convenient the way things are." I, myself, had those exact concerns when I first … Continue reading 3 Reuseable Items that will Save you Money and Help the Evironment .
We've always been told to wear sunscreen any time we are out in the sun, and if you're a beach lover like me, then you are probably lathering it on daily! Have you ever taken a moment to read the ingredients list on the sunscreen brand you are using? If it's a popular brand, then … Continue reading 5 Reef-Safe Sunscreens
I've been visiting California from the time I was born, literally weeks after I was born! It's interesting to have immediate family from both the East Coast and the West Coast of the U.S. When most people think of California, I'm sure they think of Hollywood, L.A. or maybe San Diego, so I want to … Continue reading Coastal Adventures in Northern California
This past weekend, I took a trip with a friend to the North side of Virginia Beach, where I visit frequently. Usually, this beach is good for wading in the ocean, and parking a chair or towel with friends. I was a bit surprised by what we found on this visit..... SEASHELLS!! Not just … Continue reading Unexpected Treasures
I even have these words tattooed on my foot to remind me of this. I discovered the phrase while listening to my favorite Country artist, who is known for singing about the beach, Kenny Chesney. In the song "Be As You Are", Kenny talks about how he feels when he visits the Caribbean islands. One … Continue reading Be as you are.
I was having a conversation with someone the other day on recycling, and asked if they currently do. I was taken back a bit by her response. She said to me, "Why no, I do not, but here's why." She proceeded to tell me about a time a friend of her's was taking his trash … Continue reading Truths in Recycling
Hello beach lovers! Is beachcombing one of your favorite pasttimes? Do you find it challenging to find seashells that are whole, and unique when visiting your favorite beach or vacationing? Here are some tips that have helped me over the years to find bigger and better seashells! Time and Tide: The time of day is … Continue reading 3 Important Tips for Finding the Best Seashells
I've made it a point to write a new post each week since the start of Blue Love Blog. As you may have noticed, you haven't seen any writings from me in the past two weeks. Here's why.... My grandmother passed away somewhat unexpectedly on April 11th. My family and I had noticed that she … Continue reading Sorry for the Hiatus
First of all, let me say thank you to Dear Kitty. Some Blog for nominating Blue Love Blog for this awesome award! Please check out their blog! This is so exciting, as BLB has only been active for less than 3 months. I now would like to pass the baton on to some other amazing blogs that … Continue reading Blue Love Blog has been Nominated!
seavoicenews.com by Alex Larson → For the first time, researchers have pinned down just how damaging plastic is to marine animals. In a new study conducted by researchers at CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, they have discovered that a sea turtle that has ingested just one piece of plastic has more than a one in five […] … Continue reading Sea Turtles Have A One In Five Chance Of Dying If They Eat Just One Piece Of Plastic – Sea Voice News — “OUR WORLD” (repost)
Sometimes I watch all of these big organizations doing so much good for the environment, by utilizing researchers and spending thousands of dollars on campaigns to receive donations to promote ocean conservation. I think to myself "What good am I doing? I'm just one person and I don't have a degree in Marine Biology or … Continue reading Ocean Conservation: How you can help contribute
Monday. The dreaded day that follows the lovely weekend that was spent relaxing, spent with friends & family, and spent not spending one second thinking about work. Of course the weekend weather was sunny and 70 degrees, with blue skies and zero clouds. Then Monday rears it's ugly head and brings the cold and rain … Continue reading Your Mind is a Portal
Lately, I've had a lot of people ask me whether I prefer to Cruise or fly to my paradise destination. I find there are pros and cons to both, so let me elaborate. Cruising Pros: With cruising, you have many options, and it's all-inclusive! I ventured on my first cruise back in 2013 … Continue reading Caribbean Destinations: To Cruise or to Fly?
Beautiful Ocracoke Island. Have you had the chance to venture to this little piece of heaven? My first visit was this past weekend, during my routine trip to the Outer Banks. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with OBX, it's a group of islands located off the coast of North Carolina, known for … Continue reading Ocracoke Island: A Beachcomber’s Dream
Growing up on the east coast, I've become accustomed to a variety of beaches. The further north you are, the sand appears tan to light brown, and the water is a mixture of brown, green and dark blue colors. Then, if you travel down south, the sand becomes a lighter shade of beige to white … Continue reading Don’t Judge a Beach by it’s Color
Learning to grow as a person is tough because we have always been who we are now. How can you change something that you've known your entire life? First of all, we must recognize the reason why we are wanting to make a change. Is this because our recent actions have impacted someone negatively, and … Continue reading Giving Room to Change
I've never felt like I fit in here. I've always longed to be some place where my heart and soul are at peace; where I can free my mind completely and let go of life's complications. People just don't get why a girl from a small town in Virginia would want to live by the … Continue reading You don’t have to be understood because you’re as unique as they come.
I find this subject appropriate, as it has a lot to do with the title of this blog. Over time, the color blue has been shown proven to be the most favorite color amongst both men and women. We are drawn to the ocean, with her colors ranging from powder blue to midnight blue in … Continue reading The Color Blue
In life, we can find negativity in every corner, peering at us, just waiting for the opportune moment to consume us in her deadly grasp. We see it in our jobs, in people we surround ourselves with, or sometimes within ourselves. So how do we take that negativity and use it to generate a positive … Continue reading Using Negativity for Positive Impact
Have you ever felt like you were meant for something more? Like you've just been on autopilot for years, trying to please everyone else around you, but never fully understanding who you are as a person? As I look back over the years of my life, I think about all of the relationships that I … Continue reading Finding Yourself