My {SITS} day!

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Well, how excited I was when I heard my day to be featured on SITS was today! This little ole' blog is a mixture of everything from what I cook on Tuesday night to my daughter singing "Bad Boys, bad Boys what you going do when they come for you" EVERYTIME she sees a police officer.

It all started after reading blogs for over a year and sitting on the shore of my parents cottage....thinking I need to start a blog. {that is how I got the name "Sandy Toes"}

Sometimes I know where I am going and other days I {wing} it.

Sometimes I am deep, political and searching for more but mostly I am a stay at home trying to find joy in folding those towels and undies. While raising a family of five and finding {purpose} in the simple things of life~ Of course, minus the days I walk into the mall and lose all control!

I really can't sew and do not do much "modge podge" postings but I have moments being crafty. I really like take out and drive-thru's but I still enjoy cooking a "hot" meal. Suppose if I am honest with myself, I am that a-typical "soccer" mom and I do scream on the side-lines. But, then the next day, I will post about my favorite cup of tea and the {simple}things in life. This blog is not predictable but I {guess} either is life. Hope I will see you around here again...

Thank you for visiting "Shell In Your Pocket".

I hope you enjoy your visit!

Some of my favorite posts....

Minivan Express-Christmas Tradition

Oh My Bubble

Charming as Books



145 comments:

BlueCastle said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Woohoo! Enjoy your day, Sandy Toes. :)

Busy Bee Suz said...

So cute Sandy!! Congrats and FYI...just the other night I was thinking about your Christmas Caravan post from last year; Very impressionable.

Kacey R. said...

YEAH! Happy SITS Day! I love that your blog is unpredictable and that I never quite know what you'll have in store for my read. I think " will she be fired up about some bill trying to be passed? Or will I read about some fabulous family fun?" It's the best and I'm never disappointed either way!

Smelling Coffee said...

Congratulations! I always enjoy your blog. :-)

Jennifer

tattytiara said...

Beautiful things come from beaches - many of them in the form of inspirations. Lovely blog - have a very happy sits day.

Julie said...

Hope you have a great SITS day! And thanksgiving too :)

Chocolate Lover said...

Happy SITS Day! Enjoy!

bluecottonmemory said...

Congrats Sandy Toes on your Day to shine whether you're on the beach or the hanging in the blogahood!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Rocio @ CasaHaus said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

Clare said...

Congrats on your SITS day. I hope that you and your family have a good Thanksgiving. I have celebrated 19 Thanksgivings as I emmigrated 19 years ago and the past 9 have been as an american citizen. I am thankful. Enjoy your day!

Jane said...

What a lovely blog you have...love the sounds of the waves on the beach and the music that makes me smile!

KK said...

Congrats!!! Promise not to forget those of us who knew you before you were famous :)

thatgirlblogs said...

happy SITS day and that ocean noise is heavenly...

Anniki :) said...

Happy Sits day! You have a wonderful blog, I love the sandy toes photo!

Lora said...

Fun blog you have here! Happy SITS day--enjoy it!

San said...

Congrats on your big day! ;)

Missy said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

MaryRC said...

what a lovely little spot you have here. am i crazy or are all the sitahs not around today.. im very confused!
anyway congrats!

Cairo Typ0 said...

Congrats your SITS day!! I can't wait to look around your place. :)

B said...

Congratulations to you on your special day :O)

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Congratulations! And what a lovely introduction to your wonderful blog.
I look forward to checking it out!
Have a very happy Thanksgiving!
Cindy

Lucy said...

Happy SITS day!!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I'm anxious to read more of your blog. With a family of 5 I bet there's never a dull moment. We have a family of five too, but three of us are four-legged creatures. Great toesey picture by the way! Congrats on your SITS day!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy SITS day! I'm so happy for you!!

Mesina said...

Congrats on your SITS day!! What a great blog! x

Joy said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I'm off to check out your featured posts!

Susan Crabtree said...

enjoy your sits day!

Kelly said...

Happy Sits day! Hope it's filled with comments :o)

JoeyRes said...

Your blog is really beautiful! Although sandy toes are my least favorite part of the beach, I think I'll risk it and take a look around!

sandy said...

Enjoy your special day!

The Mommyologist said...

Happy SITS day! Your blog is too cute and I love the sound of the ocean in the background. Almost put me back to sleep...but then I remembered I have a three year old and he has other ideas! Looking forward to checking out your other posts!

C @Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Wishing you a Happy SITS Day! Hi from Australia! C :)

Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

Very nice to meet you. New to SITS. I am a bit of a Christmas FREAK myself and often ragged on a bit about my over-enthusiastic santa stockings, etc.
If ya don't mind, I would love to share and link your "traditions" post to one of my upcoming Christmas posts. WHAT A FABULOUS and FUN idea. I love love love it. How creative. PS Wat is the name of the song playing? Maybe you have it listed. I haven't finished scrolling. Thanks you much.

Triplets Plus Two Momma said...

Never my mind! I found it.
See--this is what happens when you try to use your brain without StarBucks. Enjoy your SITS day.

Honorablyfallen said...

Aw what a nice first featured blogger from Sits! I just found the site this morning, what a fabulous idea right!? I love this post of yours, so very honest, just like the sand between your toes!
~Sarahlynn

missy said...

happy SITS day!!!!!! i could not figure out what the sounds was when i first got here to look around....oh duh......the ocean!!!!!!

Thena said...

Congrats!! Visiting from SITS for the first time. Have always loved the beach, really nice blog.

whatsundermyapron said...

Happy SITS day!! I *adore* you Mini-Van idea for Christmas. It will be showing up in our home in a few weeks. Awesome blog!

Post-Modern Jen said...

Happy SITS day! Can't wait to read your blog :)

Working Mommy said...

Congrats on being featured SITStah!!! Enjoy your day and have a wonderful (and hopefully relaxing) Turkey Day!!

~Working Mommy
Come on by, stay for a while and leave a comment or two. I can't wait to see you!!

Momof3 said...

Love your blog title. Have a great SITS day and I love the Christmas blog. Those glasses are cool.

Yaya said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!!

Sandy said...

Happy SITS Day! Enjoy the attention. Your children are beautiful....looking forward to checking out your posts.

Lanie said...

Good morning! Congrats on your SITS day! LOVE the name of your blog! ~Lanie

Jules said...

Congrats on your SITS day. Your blog sounds a big like mine.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Happy SITS day! It's like an early Christmas present for you :)

Chrissy MacCEO said...

Beautifully written! I really enjoyed your post and I am your newest follower!! Happy SITS day!!

Stephanie Faris said...

Happy SITS day! And that pic of your toes makes me long for summer.

Peggy said...

Congratulations on your special day!

Happy SITS day and Happy Thanksgiving!

Astrid said...

Congrats! I've always loved reading your blog!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love your Christmas Van post! I was also thinking of it recently!
Congrats on your SITS day!

{IF ARE VISITING SANDY TOES FOR THE FIRST, TIME-MAKE SURE TO BECOME A FOLLOWER TODAY! YOU ARE READING MY FAVORITE BLOG!!!}

Congrats, Sandy Toes-You are the best!

Frogs in my formula said...

Happy SITS day. Your blog is gorgeous and so inviting. Nice to meet you!

Ashley said...

Happy SITS day!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.

Tammy Howard said...

Predictable is WAY overrated! Enjoy your day!!!

Sincerely, Jenni said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! Love the template, btw. Very cute!

Angelia said...

I always love the story of how people starting blogging.
Very cool! Would love to have sandy toes right now.
Beautiful family! Happy SITS day!

Christine said...

You are awesome! Congrats on your day as the FB. I'm off to browse your site and take a peek @ your posts!
A happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!

Life with Kaishon said...

Congratulations on your SITS day Sandy! So happy for you! : ) You are a very exciting blogger. I love it all. Well minus the political things! But you know what? I am SO very glad that we all live in a country where we can believe (and post) anything we like! It is a GREAT nation!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Congratulations and happy SITS day. May your days always be filled with a shell in your pocket and sand between your toes... I like that! I always end up with hay in my pocket and manure between my toes... Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Katherine said...

agreed. life is totally unpredictable, but that's what keeps us on our toes! i love the name of your blog as having sand between my toes is my favorite thing! i used to live at the beach and now am in the mountains. how i miss that sand. happy day to you!

Jessie said...

What a cute blog! Happy SITS day! I have three kids too, and what an excitement they make life, huh? What a blessing they make it as well! have a wonderful holiday!

Nicolasa said...

Ahhh! Honesty and unpredictable posts... just what I LOVE! I also fell in love with your blog as soon as it opened because I am such a beach lover and think about the beach all the time.

Happy SITS Day! I hoe it treats you well!

Dawn said...

Oh, I wish I was at the beach right now with my toes in the sand!!

Happy SITS day-enjoy!!

Mama B said...

I love unpredictable, that's real life, you can't make this stuff up....I also am now profundly missing summer as I sit in this cold gray Chicago day when I haven't seen the sun in days...sigh, I will have to just come back and gaze at your sandy toes and remeber when....

Happy SITS day!

Emalee said...

Hope you enjoy your day! I think that I want to come over for dinner sometime, if you are serving that. IT LOOKS GOOD!

jen@odbt said...

Congrats on your big SITS day! I'm wishing for some sandy toes right now...guess I'll have to settle for wet toes.

Miss Rowley said...

what a great wonderful blog you have keep up the great work that you have been doing. happy sits day congrats.. from sits

Miss Rowley said...

what a great wonderful blog you have keep up the great work that you have been doing. happy sits day congrats.. from sits

Lisa M said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!!

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Congrats on your feature. Stopping by from SITS. I love the look and feel of your blog. It is so cozy here lol. I am off to read some of your posts. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.
Sheri
http://miraclemomas.net (new blog)

betty said...

Happy SITS DAY!!!!
Lovely blog!!!
Have a happy Thanksgiving
xo

Marie said...

That was fun reading and getting to know a little bit about you, happy SITS day and I hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Rebecca Jo said...

Happy SITS day!!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Congratulations - have a fun day!

Virginia Mom said...

Love your blog!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I love it when someone I enjoy so much is featured yeay! Enjoy your day in the sun

Ms. Diva said...

Happy Sits day!!! I love the sandy toes picture!!!! I love digginy toes in warm sand!!! Yum

Alissa said...

I love your library basket idea! It would make a great group craft at the library!

Oh, and speaking as a former library worker, most librarians are really sweet, understanding people at heart, so don't be scared of them! They do what they do because they love helping people.

Courtney (AKA MommaRoberts) said...

Hey! Love the Signature! Your blog is so nice! I love the Oceany beach feel! Congrats on your SITS day!

ilovemy5kids said...

What a special day!!! I refuse to say the HSD! So, instead - Many many many Blessings to you today!!!


Blessings to you,
lana @ ilovemy5kids

Jennifer said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Lots to be thankful for.

Vic said...

Haha...that's cute...I'm always sticking my toes in the sand. Singing..."I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand, life is good today, life is good today".....Life is good everyday! Glad it's your sits day!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving:) xoxoxo

Christy said...

stopping by from sits. I love your minivan express tradition..almost makes me want to have kids...perhaps I can borrow a few for this wonderful tradition! Your family seems really sweet.
Happy Thanksgiving

Jenn Erickson said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I love the feel of your blog and the way the gentle ocean soundtrack welcomes you! The Lenka song is new to me and I love it! May have to add it to my own playlist. Well, off to toodle around and get to know you better through your featured posts. Happy Thanksgiving!

Robin said...

WooHoo! Congratulations on your day in the SITS sun! I hope your day ia beautiful.

Jo said...

Congratulations on being SITS featured blogger.

Your blog is very appealing to the eye and well put together.

Nicely done.

Sounds like you have a lot going on but that your life is, otherwise, quite idyllic.

Stay happy and never stop looking for those shells.

Peace, love and happiness,
~Jo
'Diary Of A Sad Housewife'

Helen McGinn said...

Happy SITS Day, I'm delighted for you! xx

sweetjeanette said...

Congrats on YOUR DAY!!!! Off to check out your blog now...

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

Niki said...

Stopping by from SITS! Have a great day!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

love you sandy! congrats!

Mandy said...

Happy SITS Day!!

marit said...

happy sits day girlfriend! great to be here. can't wait to look around your blog!
~ marit

Clarinda said...

Ok, so I just read your SITS Day posts and your most recent few and totally LOVED them. I'm SO following your blog now.

Happy SITS Day to you...for sure!!

SPhan Photography said...

you have such a charming site, congrats on your SITS day!

Cristelle Joann said...

What a lovely blog ! have a nice day ! bisoua

Quasi Serendipita said...

Hope you're having a great SITS day!

Annikke said...

HAPPY SITS DAY!!!

Nana said...

What a sweet blog. A lot like mine a mixture of whatever is on your mind. Congratulations.

Reluctant Housewife said...

You have such a cute blog!

Nice to 'meet' you.

Jesslyn said...

What a fun time to have your SITS day. Holidays are probably chaotically fun with such a cute family.

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Rachel Cotterill said...

I like blogs that are a little bit of everything - it's like a lucky dip every time :) Thanks for the introduction.

I'm a full-time mummy... said...

Nice blog you have here! Happy SITS Day! :D

Paige said...

Happy SITS day! Love your blog. Hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Cathy Heck Studio said...

Happy SITS day! I love the photos of your sweet children on the beach!

"And so our stories go..." said...

What an interesting blog. Love the ocean sounds.
Mary

obladi oblada said...

Love the ocean sounds and the music. You have a good blog here..I think I will be back. Happy SITS day.

Carrie said...

Congratulations on your SITS day! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Kristin @ Meanbean said...

congrats on your SITS day! :)

Ashlee said...

Stopping by from SITS! Love you blog! Love the feeling I first got when I clicked over! I hope you have a happy thanksgiving! It looks like you have alot to be thankful for! xox!

Romy said...

Love the feel of your blog and especially the wave sound effects, super fun!

Happy SITS Day!

Pam said...

Happy SITS Day! Enjoy your day in the spotlight.

Krysten Hartenstein said...

Happy SITS day!!

Anali said...

Happy SITS Day and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! ; )

Jamie said...

Happy SITS day - love your blog and love your name!! I'll for sure be back!!!

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

Happy SITS Day! I've been lurking for a while now and love your blog.

Mommy Taylor said...

Happy SITS day! Love your blog so far!

paperbeads said...

Hi Sandy Toes :)

CONGRATULATIONS on YOUR SITS Day! I love your blog, your family is beautiful! Have a Great Day

<3Janice Mae
Paperbeads.org

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Congratulations on you SITS Day!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Stopping by from SITS! Enjoy your day. I love your blog-- it's beautiful, and so is your soul!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

strokeofliving said...

First, I love the sound of the ocean as the first 'music' you hear when you log on.

Second, Sandy Toes is an adorable namesake for yourself.

Third, take out and homemade meals all have their place in the universe.

Enjoy your day in the SITS spotlight. Good job!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I have no idea what SITS is, Sandy, but I love your blog and love the fact that you write about everything. You keep me hopping!

I also wanted to drop by and wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. You are a blessing to so many of us in the Land of blog, and for that, I'm grateful.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Shore Debris said...

Happy SITSday!

I love the saying at the top of your blog - Sounds just like a blessing anyone in my family would give!

Farrah said...

Woohoo!! Enjoy your day "Sandy Toes"!

Lis @ ATruckerWife said...

Happy SITS Day!!!!

alessandra said...

I really liked your post and approach towards life, and I'm happy to say it, and not because "I have" to comment.

Ghada said...

Happy SITS day - having a peek around your blog - its so full of imaginative things to do :)

Rachel said...

Happy SITS day to you!

LisaFitts said...

I wish could have a sand in my toes everyday! cute blog!!

Shawn said...

congrats on your SITS day!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Cathy said...

Great intro. You pretty much described my life. Happy Thanksgiving!

Quincifer said...

Happy SITS day :)
I love getting sand between my toes...but only if its dry! I hate after you go swimming in the sea and walk back up the beach and it sticks to you!

Tammy said...

Stopping by from SITS. Love the name of your blog.

a pina colada said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I too love the beach and love having sandy toes! I have 4 kids so I know all about an unpredictable day...or blog! :) Love some ideas I got from your cute blog! Also, I love decorating, but I'm making a serious effort to not spend money, so I've been re-doing some old items....Just did a post on some decor that I re-painted. Come take a look.

Florrie said...

....Stopping by from SITS and realllyyyyy digging your blog. How genius is that library book basket??!! I can't wait to make one for my bad self.

Congrats on your SITS day.

2busy said...

What a great blog title. I wish I had sand in my toes right now.

Neatha said...

Happy Sits day! I am loving your layout and the pictures you put with your post.

Jeni said...

How neat...I love your blog sandy toes! I was coming over hear to tell you I got the prettiest tablerunner today so tomorrow everyone can write what they are most thankful for and sign it....Thank You for sharing that wonderful tradition!!!!

Widge said...

Cute blog! love the title. congrats on your sits day. I'm going to be your newest follower :)

Kim said...

Sorry I'm so late, I hope you had a great SITS day!
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Spot On Your Pants said...

I can't believe you have five kids and can make a meal like that. :-) Happy day!

scrappysue said...

congrats on your sits day - hope it was a blast!

saltsays said...

Congrats on your SITS day! I'm new to the site so yours is the first I've read and it's just ADORABLE! You have a lovely family. :)

greedygrace said...

Happy SITS day!

Kristina Petrella said...

I am getting this comment in like one minute too late, but HAPPY SITS day!

When did I become my Mom said...

Congratulations on your SITS FB day!! Off to read your posts!!