what I wore : beachcombing

by Kaylah Stroup

the dainty squid - what I wore beachcombingpink camera bag lake erie beach glass

It’s been a busy few days with Thanksgiving last week. Jeff had off Thursday, Friday, and of course, the weekend so we essentially had a four day weekend. Lots of food, and time spent with family and friends. It was lovely. I also managed to convince him to go to the beach with me twice(!!) – which makes it sound like he doesn’t have any fun but I think he might even enjoy looking for treasure more than I do. When I asked him to take a few photos of me he kept getting distracted by fresh finds the lake was washing in. At least I can pull myself away for a few seconds…

Beachcombing is one of my absolute favorite hobbies. I’m so happy my husband seems to be really getting into it as well. It’s a blast to share that with someone, especially someone who is just as hyped about the cool things I find as I am. It definitely takes a special kind of person to agree that finding a tiny shard of pottery with only the teensiest bit of color on it is cool.

After we throughly comb the sand, our routine has been to come home and spread out our finds on the kitchen table. It’s the best. I treasure our treasure hunting time together. I’m quite sad that we’ve fallen into this little pattern just as the weather is starting to change though. While you can definitely hunt for beach treasures all year long – I’ve certainly found great glass in the dead of winter – it’s a heck of a lot less enjoyable in the cold. Hopefully the coming year will hold lots of nice weather, treasure hunts… maybe even a metal detector and youtube channel? Who knows!

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coat – Once Upon a Thyme Hooded Coat c/o Modcloth
sweater –Dazzle on Demand Sweater c/o Modcloth
jeans – Karaoke Seamstress Jeans c/o Modcloth
camera bag – pink backpack via Amazon
boots – no longer available but here’s a light silver glitter pair!

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beach glass

A few recent favorite finds. The green piece above is probably my all time best find. It’s such an incredible piece of beach glass. Perfectly worn down, big, and that color!?! Gah! So good. And below, my very first piece of jewelry found on the beach. Nothing special but there is definitely a thrill to sifting through the pebbles and seeing a ring hiding out.

lake erie beach glass

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Jenn November 29, 2018 - 6:07 am

Hello from down the lake about an hour! Good old Erie 🙂 anywho I stumbled upon your blog as I was looking for tips on alcohol free products for my blue hair. Then I saw you’re a fellow clevelander( I’ve lived there off and on for years) and had to continue reading! Must say you’ve gained a follower here 🙂

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