Thursday, June 21, 2012

Girls day at the beach

Last weekend my sis and mom in law grabbed the girls and whisked them away to the beach for a day trip! It was so much fun I think we'll do it every year. You know any time I go some place I'm gonna have to find some place good to eat...and this time is was a fun place called "The Seawitch Cafe". The food was outstanding! We had the best fried pickles I have ever eaten. They used Claussen pickles...I never thought I would defect from my home state's Mt. Olive pickles but in this case I was happy to switch sides! They also had the best fried shrimp I've ever had. The breading was crisp and light not greasy at all. It was so not greasy it was weird! Fantastic food, our waiter was a little spacey but nice so I give it a 5 out of 5 star. My sis in law rated it a 5 star also! So next time your at Carolina Beach stop by The Seawitch, its right down the street from the boardwalk.

Fried and boiled shrimp and fried pickles! YUM!
The awesome bacon cheese fries 

The girls at The SeaWitch Cafe

Rach and Sue at the end of the line
After dinner we went to Britts for donuts.  I couldn't believe the line we had to stand in to get donuts!  The line never got any shorter the whole time we were there!

Making donuts at Britts
It was kinda cool to watch them make the donuts.  He used long sticks to flip them and take them out.  They looked like really long drumsticks.  After they were done he would have probably a dozen on the stick and they just drop them in a white paper bag.
White bag donuts
I've heard people rant and rave about these donuts, and Rachel was really excited to eat them (shes had them before)  so I was looking forward to these donuts all day!  The verdict?  I think that people that eat these donuts and stand in line for them summer after summer are all the victims of VACATION EUPHORIA!!!  It was fun to go and participate in something that has been apart of Carolina beach for so long BUT I can honestly say it was the worst donut ever.  Faith named them the "crappy donuts" as in "you didn't bring home the good kind (we also stopped at Krispy Kreme) you only brought home the crappy donuts?!?!"  Sorry Britts but I'm going George Washington on ya, I can not tell a lie! :)

At the end of the day we were sun tingled (slightly burned) and had full happy bellies, what more can you ask for!  I can't wait for next year's girls day at the beach!  Have any of you had the "pleasure" of eating at Britts?  Leave comments if you think I'm totally off my rocker or I hit the nail on the head!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Surgeries and Ink

It seems here lately everyone is having surgery.  A couple of weeks ago my husband had his achielles tendon stitched back together and today my mother in law had a bone spur removed from her foot.  All these hours of hanging out in the waiting room has resulted in a renewed interest in my sketchbook.  I bought a new pack of pens from PaperMate Flair pens from Walmart.  When life get so busy you don't have time to do the things you want, such as spending hours in your studio, then find ways to do what you want/need/love to do on a smaller scale.  If you don't already know I loooovvvvvveeeeee color so finding these fantastic pens has been a life saver!  While I love a good pencil, nothing gets my engine going better than color!  I've been copying from Bridgeman's Drawing from Life.  If your interested in figure drawing this is a must have!

Figure drawing from Bridgeman's drawing from life....and a couple of family members

Figure drawings copied from Bridgeman's drawing from life

Left, the view from the dr. office.  Right, my neighbor's daylilly