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“What a cute couple,” our #3 son texted after he took this picture without us knowing. Cinnamon swirl pound cake recipe “Awwww, thank you Nick but why doesn’t MacKenzie-Childs make a Courtly Check beach ball that we can toss around on the beach?”

I should preface this blog post with this. Nothing bundt cake cinnamon swirl recipe We are a group of bloggers that enjoy MacKenzie-Childs and travel with our totes.


Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing recipe I don’t know if MacKenzie-Childs is aware of this free advertising, but I do love their Courtly Check and it works well even on the beach.

Marco Island’s beach and surrounding sand bars offer some of the best shelling in the world. Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting recipe A stroll along Marco Island beaches will reward the shell seeker with a wide variety of shells including whelks, olive shells, scallops and hundreds of other varieties.

We stayed at the southernmost tip of Florida’s Gulf Coast on Marco Island. Sticky cinnamon buns no yeast Marco is the largest inhabited island in the beautiful 10,000 islands ecology. Homemade cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting There are 3.5 miles of beaches at South Marco beach and Tigertail Beach. Cinnamon rolls recipe in urdu The island beach chairs an inland maze of waterways and strands of mangroves and saw grass, making it a destination for outdoor sporting an adventure such as boating, fishing, snorkeling, shelling and wind surfing.

Miss Aurora breathing in the sea air on a sightseeing cruise out of Fort Lauderdale seeing the “Venice of America”. Quick homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch Touring the beautiful waters of the New River and the Intracoastal waterway. Quick easy homemade cinnamon rolls recipe I can’t recall who owned which homes on the waterway, but I do remember that one of the homes was 40,000 square feet and that only one couple lived in it. Easy recipe for cinnamon roll icing I would need a compass to get around their home! Another home was owned by an 88 year old man who just married a 22 year old bartender from town. Cinnamon bun recipe cream cheese icing At least that’s what the Carrie B captain told us.

As we were awaiting a cruise in Ft. Homemade cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese Lauderdale, I looked up and said “I wonder if there are any tenants?” I will definitely be purchasing this beautiful “Morning Glory” bird house at the Barn Sale in July (if they have any left). Cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting recipe I have one of the other bird houses and it is always occupied.

I was thrilled to be able to meet Jayne! Jayne had a blog in 2008, and we were internet friends prior to that. Recipe for cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting Jayne lives in FL part of the year, and offered to meet us at our resort before Joe and I headed to a party. Icing recipe for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese We could have talked the night away!

Burrowing owls are so named because they live underground in burrows that have been dug out by small mammals like ground squirrels and prairie dogs. Recipe for cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing They are covered in brown spotted feathers and have long legs. Cinnamon bun recipe without yeast They also sport distinctive white “eyebrows” above bright yellow eyes. Cinnamon roll cream cheese frosting They are one of the smallest owls in North America. Cinnamon roll cream cheese icing They are easy to spot on Marco Island since the landowner is required to rope off the area around the burrow. Best cinnamon roll icing without cream cheese For more information visit Florida Burrowing Owl in the city of Marco Island.

Yes, the whole family (OMG we have lost our minds). Cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar Miss Aurora (tote), Miss Bella (bucket bag), Madame Jumel (carry on) and Miss Key West (wallet). Best ever cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing I had to make a card for each of their names and stuff it in the pocket of the bags so I would remember. Cinnamon bun cream cheese icing LOL

Debbie… Quick cinnamon roll recipe bisquick I’ve always wanted to go to Marco Island and after your post, I REALLY want to go. Quick and easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Your son is right – you two make a darling couple. Glaze for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese How cute that your Mister wrote your blog name in the sand. How to make icing for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese As my dear departed Mother would say… Icing for cinnamon buns no cream cheese he’s a keeper. Icing for cinnamon rolls cream cheese Enjoy the rest of your week, dear Debbie. Frosting for cinnamon rolls without cream cheese Reply Delete

Debbie, what a wonderful recap of your trip to Marco Island! I love the color guava (wore it for Daughter #1’s wedding), and your niece’s wedding party looked terrific. Cinnamon roll icing without milk Joe is such a sweetheart the way he joins in our zany fun, and I love all your couple pictures. Cinnamon buns with cream cheese icing recipe I bet it was hard for you guys to return to more winter after a trip like that. Cinnamon roll glaze without milk Maybe you could snap up one of those ‘little’ homes along the waterway that you toured (we took that tour also. Homemade cinnamon rolls cream cheese icing That 40,000 sq ft home is close to what one might call stupid money, huh?). Cinnamon rolls cream cheese frosting recipe Nonetheless, I agree, CC looks terrific at the beach – or anywhere, for that matter. Cinnamon roll icing without confectioners sugar Your CC is growing!!

I’m so happy to be a part of this friendship-sharing purse adventure.

First of all ..I had the pleasure of meeting Jayne..and she was lovely and I have thought of her many times.I still have special things we exchanged.

I know you girls enjoyed meeting..Second of all..Joe is such a nice guy.

I love FL..when we first started going to Fl..oh maybe 35 yrs ago..Marco was just starting to have developments etc..it is a beautiful spot and I see you stayed in the lap of luxury..looks beautiful!

And of course all your MC things..Debbie..you just look like everything is just right:)Even the packing.

Deb, I’ve never been to Marco Island but after your review I really want to go. Homemade cinnamon roll glaze So interesting about the owls, I love owls! You and Joe are adorable together and make the sweetest photos. Cinnamon roll recipe no yeast no buttermilk I am sure this was a wonderful trip, seeing family at your niece’s wedding would be the icing on the cake! Great post as always………Funny how you slipped names into your MC pieces so you want forget. Quick easy cinnamon roll recipe without yeast Great tip as the collection grows! Reply Delete

That Guava! You were so smart to wear that on your trip! I know you had a magical trip to Marco Island, surrounded by family-south Florida is perfect this time of year, and the west coast is much quieter than the Ft Lauderdale area. Quick homemade cinnamon roll recipe Such a special family trip, and your tote collection is enviable!! I love the sweet message in the sand and the shell tic tac toe! So much fun to meet up with a special friend too! Yes, MacKenzie Childs needs to know about the TTTs!

What an adorable picture of you and Joe, Debbie, and should be put in a frame. Quick cinnamon roll recipe no yeast Love the picture of the beautiful bride and groom, and the wedding party. Easy cinnamon rolls recipe from scratch The guava color is stunning! Loved seeing the Mountain Breaths message scrolled in the sand. Easy homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast Isn’t Joe the sweetest? You’re sure getting a beautiful collection of MacKenzie Child’s totes, bags and wallets. Easy cinnamon rolls from scratch Reply Delete

Debbie, You two are the absolute cutest couple!! Joe seems like he is enjoying the tote adventures as much as Mr. Cinnamon roll recipe without yeast or milk Fun is. Cinnamon rolls recipe without yeast and eggs I must get to Marco Island–have planned it a few times and then went elsewhere, but maybe it is the place for our tote tribe gathering! The guava color is perfect for a tropical beach wedding and makes me dream about warm weather and beach days. Easy cinnamon roll recipe bisquick Love your collection of totes and I am going to use your name tag idea for mine too. Easy cinnamon roll recipe puff pastry I love my duffel but she doesn’t have a name yet. Homemade cinnamon rolls without yeast or buttermilk I hope it warms up soon! Linda Reply Delete

Loved all the photos of you and Joe, what a memorable trip the two of you had. How to make cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar The weather has been great this winter in Florida and it looks like it was perfect for the wedding. Cinnamon roll frosting without powdered sugar That is some collection of totes…it is nice that they were all able to come along on the trip. Cinnamon roll icing powdered sugar Reply Delete

We are Adirondack 46ers, which is an organization of hikers who have climbed all forty-six of the traditionally recognized High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains. Make cinnamon roll icing without powdered sugar We are referred to as 46ers. How to make cinnamon roll icing with powdered sugar We completed the 46 peaks on August 26, 2000. Cinnamon roll recipe pillsbury biscuits Click our picture for more information.

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