Category: Boats

Sailing into Summer: Nautical Fun on the Pontoon

I’m weighing anchor and sailing into summer with a little nautical fun on the pontoon! The summer boating season is definitely underway on the lake with our warm (hot!) weather. Towels provide a tablecloth and absorbent seating and pillows keep us anchored for a little nautical fun! Rope cocktail plates, purchased a couple of years ago from Pottery Barn,…

Spring Forward to Boating Season!

We’re enjoying our 3rd warmest March in 75 years, with temperatures in the 70s and 80s later this week, so boating season arrived with daylight saving time this year! Some elbow grease is required to spring forward to boating season. . . Which requires some bleach and a some Chateau de “Bateau” for the job. . . Best…

Love Your Pet Day and Paws for Celebration!

 Happy National Love Your Pet Day!  February 20th is the unofficial national holiday and a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pets. . . Which of course is no different from any other day for pet owners. :) And for us, everyday is paws for celebration! With Treats for Lucky Dogs. . .…

‘Tis the Season and Decking the Halls: Recipes and Christmas Inspiration

Are you busy decking the halls and trimming the tree? I am currently dog sitting my mother-in-law’s two puppies while she’s in the hospital, so I’m knee-deep in white dogs as well as Christmas decorations. :) Thank you for all your prayers and get well wishes for her, please keep them coming. We’re hoping she’ll be released to rehab…

A Fall Pontoon Picnic

How was your weekend? We had some beautiful fall weather, ideal for picnicking! Fall is my favorite season with its quintessential mums and pumpkins . . .  Sweater weather and warm plaid layers . . . Fall foliage and leaf peeping. We’re weeks away from peak fall foliage but little pockets of color are starting to appear and temperatures are dipping down…

Weekend Waterview: A Tale of a Nauti Squirrel

We had a nauti squirrel stowaway on our boat. He made himself a cozy nest between the deck of the boat and one of the pontoons. Apparently tree living isn’t all it’s cracked up to be so he decided to relocate to enjoy a waterview. I did a double take when I first discovered him scurrying along the cover of the bimini top.…

Anchors Aweigh and Nautical Fun on the Pontoon!

I’m weighing anchor with a little boating and nautical fun! A nautical insulated picnic tote, plates, and glasses set sail to me for a belated birthday gift a month ago. I broke them out for their maiden voyage last week when we had a slight reprieve in the weather and the mercury moved down from sweltering to hot. :) Towels provide a tablecloth…

First Pontoon Ride of the Season

We had the first boat ride of the season last weekend. . . The highlight of every dog’s weekend. Enjoying the wind in our ears again. . . And in our tails. Gracie’s showing signs of boating bliss. . . Or possibly spring pollen allergies :) We all take allergy meds in our house in the spring…

Winter Escape to the British Virgin Islands

For those of you who are winter weary and covered in snow, I’m inviting you along to the British Virgin Islands! You’re welcome to join me on a power boat cruise for some fun in the sun, enjoying the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Caribbean! This is a photo heavy post even after much editing, so…