3.26.2012

Shine and the weekend

*Thank you for your sweet words on my Friday post about being tired. Feeling a bit more refreshed, although I might make some changes here on the blog or even change up the content some to give me a burst of energy and creativity!! You guys are the best, seriously do you know that??
The past two Saturdays I have set my alarm at 6am to get up for plans early that morning and every time I heard that alarm go off, I thought to myself, why am I up this early? It is only for great reasons, of course, the Nordstrom cosmetic trend show and then this past Saturday, the Shine Project beach clean-up down in San Diego. That and meeting the fabulous Stesha of Classic and Bubbly along with some other blogger friends. I love the blogging community and how it brings people together for a cause or just make a connection between two people who might otherwise not meet. 
So the beach clean-up down in Mission Beach, a two hour drive for me, I got my cup of coffee on my drive down there, enjoyed the songs that were blasting out of my radio and before I knew it, I was there. As I mentioned I finally met Stesha and of course I met Ashley of the Shine Project. Several other bloggers were there that I had met before (Amira, Magan, Tammy) and then some new blogger friends (Bonnie and Reannah). I think Bonnie's blog has become my newest favorite blog to find DIY projects and recipes. Check her blog out, you won't be disappointed.
We walked around Mission Beach for about 2 hours picking up the trash and trying to make the world a cleaner place. It was a slightly chilly morning, at times the sun was shining and it was just very enjoyable walking on the beach, watching people run, bike or skateboard on the sidewalk. Other groups were setting up for what look like a great day of playing beach volleyball. There were families there to enjoy playing in the ocean. There were plenty of smiles and laughter. 
Enjoy the photos from the day!
When you get bloggers together, this is what you get, three THEIT bags.
Do you think this photo could be an advertisement?







I call this photo, hanging by a thread. It was a shirt literally hanging by a thread on the beach wall.
Just a few more...
 Bags filled with trash


The rest of my weekend was hanging out with girlfriends, which I won't complain at all. Husband was busy all weekend with a team fundraiser. After the beach clean-up, I saw my bff, Laura who I have known since 4th grade, and both of us are military brats who moved quite a bit, so the fact we are still friends all these years in a real testament to our friendship. I love these lifetime friendships where you pick back up right where you left off from the last time you hung out, no matter how long it has been since you last saw each other. 

Yesterday morning, I went for a long run with my running partner, Sarah. On the trail we were on, we crossed paths with a deer, a bobcat and a bunny.
That was my weekend! Now tell me about yours.



36 comments:

Amanda said...

Looks like you had a great weekend, Meg! I love that you got to volunteer and participate in the Shine Event! (Is it bad that I've never heard of a THEIT bag?) My weekend was super busy (up to Boston for a night, met a breeder, came home, St. Patty's Day parade party yesterday). Hopefully I can recover for another busy week!

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend!! The beach clean up sounds really neat, I'm sure many people appreciated what you did :)

Kara said...

So jealous! I'm just waiting for the day a Shine Event comes to Louisiana!

Katie said...

sounds like a great weekend!! time with girlfriends is always needed ! and awesome that you got to be part of the shine event too!!

Faith said...

That is so awesome! Looks like such a great weekend! I love those bags!!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Love those bags and cute shirts! Looks like a great and rewarding weekend! :)

Tonia L said...

What a great weekend with friends!

Amira said...

Great pics Meg! I'm posting mine tomorrow :-) I loved picking up trash with you!

Kira said...

Sounds like a great weekend! I used to help out with a lot of highway clean ups with Key Club when I was in high school. It was kind of scary with all of the cars roaring by and you picked up some pretty disgusting stuff. I bet you still find some interesting garbage at the beach, but it's probably not as dangerous!

CALLIE said...

So glad you had such an awesome weekend!! The Shine Project looks like quite a success.

I seriously have to get one of those bags, stat!

Ruthie Hart said...

hoping I can attend a Shine event sometime!

Heather said...

Charity events are so much fun to participate in. Sounds like a great weekend, glad you are feeling a bit more refreshed!

Kelli Diane said...

So fun! I think I will be buying a Theit bag this week, I keep seeing them everywhere but just dont want to spend that much money but I think seeing them here is a sign, I need one! :)

Sarah said...

I'm glad you are feeling better and that's awesome you got to participate in the shine project. Also that you got to connect with other bloggers. Sounds like a great weekend =)

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Good for you for getting up early to volunteer! I've never met a blogger who I didn't know in real life previously. Sounds like fun though!

Alexa said...

Good for you Meg for making the trek down here. Sounds like so much fun and I'm so sad I missed out. Here's to a good start to the week!

Emily Lynne {The Best of this Life} said...

Looks like a great weekend! I love all of your theit bags lined up - so cute!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Lucky you! What a terrific project to be involved in!

Shannon said...

What a wonderful event, and how wonderful of you to participate.

Your jog sounds so eventful as well. A bobcat, wow! :)

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

Alyx said...

A bobcat?!?! Holy crap!!!
Sounds like a good weekend, fo sure!!

Lauren said...

sounds like a fabulous weekend! We enjoyed the beautiful weather with some yardwork & a date night!

amy b.s. said...

what a great event. sounds like it was successful!

marie said...

What a great way to spend your time. I find it so satisfying to see all the bags and realize what was done, awesome! I was planning on going but threw a birthday party for my son, it was wonderful, but I am glad it's over :D

birdie to be said...

How fun! I love meet ups too!

Stephanie said...

Sounds like a good weekend to me! I have family here now and I will for Easter, but soon we'll have to get together! :) Hope your Monday is going well!

Krysta said...

A bobcat!? Yikes!

sherri lynn said...

I can't believe you saw a bobcat on your run! I would have been so scared!

Simply LKJ said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! We survived Senior Prom!!

Cassidy said...

Wow sounds like a fabulous weekend and quite adventurous...a bobcat?! Crazy! Love those old friends. You know they are the best friends when you can pick up right where you left off.

Michelle said...

Love those bags!! How have I not known about them until now! I have to get one!

Magan said...

The shine event was great and it was SO good to see you! I definitely want to buy THE IT bag now! Oh, and I was a military brat too! :)

Stesha said...

I LOVE LOVE that we met! You are amazing! I was so excited to spend the day with you!!!

xxoo
Stesha

Hollie Ann said...

yall and your theit bags!!! i want one not gonna lie :)

Kristina Gulino said...

Haha it's so funny - I was thinking the same thing about my weekends recently (waking up early)! But it sounds like you had an awesome time :) Happy week to you!!

Kristina
Nook & Sea

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Sounds like such a fantastic weekend!

Jamie said...

I'm still so sad that we were out of town during this event! It looks like you had such a good time, and I'm loving your pictures with your new camera.