Rosemary and Olive Oil is now Sand and Salt

As soon as I knew that we were moving to the beach I wanted to change the name of my blog. Yes, that was last summer. I like to take my time.

I wanted something to match our new surroundings and give a nudge to the kitchen.

So “sand” because duh.

Walter and I

And “salt” because FOOD.

Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Salsa

And “salt” because I live near where the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic ocean kiss each other goodnight.

va beach sunset

More salt. Me selfie-ing while driving.

on the road again

This is my back yard! My kayaks. My kid. My 2 dogs.

kayaks

My kitty.

Kane exploring

Those life vests though!

doggy life vests

Alert to the fiance in the rear view.

dune buggy

So do you like sand…

sand

…not in your yogurt…

yogurt bowl

…and salt?

mex quinoa

Estate Sale and Consignment Store Finds

As you may (or may not) know, our family moved from Richmond, Va to Virginia Beach, Va back in August. We moved from a 3 story townhouse in downtown Richmond to a 1 1/2 story house with our own yard, a pool which is off of the Lynnhaven River. Our dogs love being able to run out of the back door and be in their own yard. I may be creating a new blog or changing the name of this blog to go along with my new coastal lifestyle! Be on the lookout!

I’ve been to a few sales and consignment stores recently and once again came away with some awesome deals! I love when I can sell something I can no longer use and spend the money on something “new to me”.

I bought this desk at a consignment store. The owners of the shop purchased it and re-stained the top and distressed the bottom of the desk and the chair with Annie Sloan chalk paint. My friend Lindsay introduced me to chalk paint a month or so ago and this was the first time I had seen it used it person. I spent 3 hours last Sunday reading blogs about it. I think I’m hooked! The desk will be perfect for my guest bedroom/craft room…especially after I paint the bright-obnoxiously-blue walls!

my new desk

This is a basket that I got from an estate sale for $2. It could easily hold a pie or be a tray for a plate. It’s super sturdy and heavy too.

pie basket

At the same sale I got an antique wooden box that at one time was used to ship tin foil. They wanted $45 for it but it was the last day of the sale and everything was half-off. I couldn’t resist it at that price! The bags and misc items in the middle of the picture are fishing lures and such that my fiance picked up. I also got a small metal stool for $1.50. I may use it  for decor or for my nephews to reach the sink to brush their teeth when they visit 🙂

misc estate sale finds

I was super excited about these baskets when I snagged them for $4. Something told me they were worth a lot more. Sure enough when I got home and did a Google search I found the same nesting baskets listed for $85! I’m keeping them!

nesting baskets

nesting baskets

That’s all for now. I have a side table I’m currently working on painting and re-tiling that I’ll share here soon!