Christmas in July

Finger starfish Santa ornament from CereusArt

Christmas in July I’ve mentioned that CereusArt began after my DIY wedding.  I am a beach bum at heart so there was no doubt in my mind that I’d have a beach wedding.  It was difficult for me to find items that matched my personal beach style.  We’d planned an intimate beach wedding for about […]

Weekly Wake – Blog Changes

Erin Ammons Photography of Starfish Hairpins from CereusArt

Wake: Nautical terminology; the track or path that a boat leaves behind it, when moving across the waters. Weekly recap of events from CereusArt.   Blog Changes For a moment I thought that I’d lost my blogging mojo.  This week I spent some time reviewing the design of this website.  I’ve made some changes and […]

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Creole recipe on CereusArt

Shrimp Creole While we are enjoying temps in the 90s here in the Tidewater area, we’ve had our share of crazy summer weather.  From hurricane watches, to hail storms and tornadoes, we’ve seen it all this summer.  Other than upsetting my doxie Cooper, we pretty much go with the flow.    Yes, this is the area […]

Weekly Wake – Small Business Branding

CEREUSART-logo by Kevin Carobine

  Wake: Nautical terminology; the track or path that a boat leaves behind it, when moving across the waters. Weekly recap of events from CereusArt.   Branding I’m so very pleased to formally reveal my new logo design.  I worked with graphic artist, Kevin Carobine on developing a logo that reflects my personal style and […]

I’ll admit it, I’m a beach lover

"A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in." Robert Orben

Beach Lovers Unite! I wonder if it is possible to live in Virginia Beach and not love the beach.  Just watching the waves lapping the shore reminds me of the ever present flow of life.  It isn’t surprising that beach lovers from all over the world flock to our beaches every year.  Virginia Beach is […]

Salmon Cakes

Big Stock image of Salmon Cakes

Salmon Cakes I don’t know about you, but there’s something about this warm weather that makes me crave seafood.  I crave seafood and easy recipes.  This salmon cakes recipe hits all my requirements!  I’ll tell you a secret.  I hate to cook.  I’d rather clean than cook.  So when I’m in the kitchen I’ve got […]

Nautical Decor – Vintage Authentic Nautical Charts

Vintage Nautical Chart

Nautical Decor I’d have to say that I love nautical decor just as much as I love coastal decor.  Its kind of funny. Having grown up in Virginia beach I took the coast for granted.  It wasn’t until I became a landlocked mermaid that I realized how tightly my heart was tied to the sea. […]

Fourth of July at the Beach

Happy Fourth of July from CereusArt

Celebrating the fourth of July at the beach is magical, especially here in Virginia Beach.  Amazon recently rated Virginia Beach as the most patriotic city.  I guess because we’re so close to the birthplace of the nation, Jamestown, VA and we’re home to several military bases.  Yeah, patriotism runs high.  Between Memorial Day and Labor Day Virginia […]

Beach and Ocean Quotes from CereusArt

Beach Quote - Life is good by the sea

Beach and Ocean Quotes I love collecting and sharing beach and ocean quotes.  Have you ever seen a beach quote and it immediately resonated with you?  I like them so much that I created a Pinterest board to share them!  When I see them shared on social media I smile, knowing that somehow I’ve connected […]

Weekly Wake – Starfish Boutonnieres and a Giveaway

Knobby Starfish Boutonniere

Wake: Nautical terminology; the track or path that a boat leaves behind it, when moving across the waters. Weekly recap of events from CereusArt.   Starfish Boutonnieres Last weekend in between my mom’s birthday celebrations, I was able to spend some time in my studio.   Besides the beach, my studio is my happy place so […]