Octopus Adventure

Octopus Adventure Rebecca Duffy Bush has released her octopus sculptures into the world. Follow the octopus adventures here by posting pics of your own octi. Bon voyage!

Operating as usual

Congratulations to the stunning newlyweds! Wishing them a lifetime of happiness. Many memories made this weekend.  ❤️ .....
11/23/2021

Congratulations to the stunning newlyweds! Wishing them a lifetime of happiness. Many memories made this weekend. ❤️
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@lpparker99 #horsehead #bowties #photobooth #weddingshenanigans #familyfun #bushclan #beatles #flashmob

The holidays are creeping in… ...#santasworkshop #nonstopholidays #customorders #handmadeholiday #buylocal #metalart #me...
11/04/2021

The holidays are creeping in…
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#santasworkshop #nonstopholidays #customorders #handmadeholiday #buylocal #metalart #metalartist #holidays #madeinnc #etsyartistsofinstagram #etsy

The holidays are creeping in…
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#santasworkshop #nonstopholidays #customorders #handmadeholiday #buylocal #metalart #metalartist #holidays #madeinnc #etsyartistsofinstagram #etsy

Perfect painting weather today. Ready for all the mosquitos to fly south for the winter. ....#customorders #indieme #han...
11/03/2021

Perfect painting weather today. Ready for all the mosquitos to fly south for the winter.
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#customorders #indieme #handmadewithlove #handmadeinnc #ilm #crabsofinstagram #pisces #flamingotown #seacreatures #aquarium #aquariumgiftshop #octopusart #octopus #crabs

Perfect painting weather today. Ready for all the mosquitos to fly south for the winter.
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#customorders #indieme #handmadewithlove #handmadeinnc #ilm #crabsofinstagram #pisces #flamingotown #seacreatures #aquarium #aquariumgiftshop #octopusart #octopus #crabs

Trick or treat on the Cape Fear. Wishing you all a spooktacular Halloween. 🎃 🧙🏻‍♀️ 👻 ...#happyhalloween #trickortreat #d...
10/31/2021

Trick or treat on the Cape Fear. Wishing you all a spooktacular Halloween. 🎃 🧙🏻‍♀️ 👻
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#happyhalloween #trickortreat #downtownilm #pumpkins #ghost #witches #jackolanterns #cfmb #capefear #ilm #halloween

Trick or treat on the Cape Fear. Wishing you all a spooktacular Halloween. 🎃 🧙🏻‍♀️ 👻
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#happyhalloween #trickortreat #downtownilm #pumpkins #ghost #witches #jackolanterns #cfmb #capefear #ilm #halloween

Hazel’s patiently waiting for me to finish so we can go for a walk....#shopdog #farmdog #chocolatelabsofinstagram #dogli...
10/22/2021

Hazel’s patiently waiting for me to finish so we can go for a walk
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#shopdog #farmdog #chocolatelabsofinstagram #doglife #crabsofinstagram #etsyseller #christmasiscoming #handmadeholiday #localartisntsittingonacargoship #shoplocal #buyhandmade #customizeyourchristmasgifts

Hazel’s patiently waiting for me to finish so we can go for a walk
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#shopdog #farmdog #chocolatelabsofinstagram #doglife #crabsofinstagram #etsyseller #christmasiscoming #handmadeholiday #localartisntsittingonacargoship #shoplocal #buyhandmade #customizeyourchristmasgifts

This little firecracker just started year number thirteen.  Fun times ahead!.....#thirteenthbirthday #middleschool #seve...
10/09/2021

This little firecracker just started year number thirteen. Fun times ahead!
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#thirteenthbirthday #middleschool #seventhgrade #halloweenbirthday

This little firecracker just started year number thirteen. Fun times ahead!
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#thirteenthbirthday #middleschool #seventhgrade #halloweenbirthday

A whole summer of hot football leading up to these first games.  Proud of all these guys and so thankful for our dedicat...
08/23/2021

A whole summer of hot football leading up to these first games. Proud of all these guys and so thankful for our dedicated coaches. There are lots of Friday Night Lights in our future.
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#40 & #56 #fridaynightlights #goscorps #football #highschoolfootball #nbhs #scorpions #leland #brunswickcounty

Color inspiration provided by my cut flower garden. So much shipping going on this week.  #brightcolorsmakemehappy ...#g...
08/18/2021

Color inspiration provided by my cut flower garden. So much shipping going on this week. #brightcolorsmakemehappy
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#gatsbysummercontinues #touristswelcome #shoplocal #supportlocalbusiness #staysafe #maskup #upslovesme #indieme #microbusiness #bloomingflowers #colorinspiration #liquitex #handmade #octopusofinstagram #nothingboringallowed

Color inspiration provided by my cut flower garden. So much shipping going on this week. #brightcolorsmakemehappy
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#gatsbysummercontinues #touristswelcome #shoplocal #supportlocalbusiness #staysafe #maskup #upslovesme #indieme #microbusiness #bloomingflowers #colorinspiration #liquitex #handmade #octopusofinstagram #nothingboringallowed

Somebody’s ready for her photo shoot.  #specialorder #shelikesblueandgreen #familybusiness #madeinnc #shippingouttomorro...
08/13/2021

Somebody’s ready for her photo shoot. #specialorder #shelikesblueandgreen #familybusiness #madeinnc #shippingouttomorrow #californiagirls

Somebody’s ready for her photo shoot. #specialorder #shelikesblueandgreen #familybusiness #madeinnc #shippingouttomorrow #californiagirls

How Aidan spent his summer ... life·sav·er/ˈlīfˌsāvər/nouna thing that saves one from serious difficulty.....#lifesaver ...
08/05/2021

How Aidan spent his summer ...

life·sav·er
/ˈlīfˌsāvər/
noun

a thing that saves one from serious difficulty.

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#lifesaver #lifeguard #ymca #highschoolsummer

How Aidan spent his summer ...

life·sav·er
/ˈlīfˌsāvər/
noun

a thing that saves one from serious difficulty.

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#lifesaver #lifeguard #ymca #highschoolsummer

🎶 It’s beginning to look a lot like ... oh wait nope, it’s still summer. Early bird orders already starting to come in f...
08/04/2021

🎶 It’s beginning to look a lot like ... oh wait nope, it’s still summer. Early bird orders already starting to come in for holiday pieces.
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#santa #witchesofinstagram #rudolph #christmastree #frosty #flowersofinstagram #reindeergames #christmaswitch #snowman #frozen #indieme #handmadeinnc

🎶 It’s beginning to look a lot like ... oh wait nope, it’s still summer. Early bird orders already starting to come in for holiday pieces.
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#santa #witchesofinstagram #rudolph #christmastree #frosty #flowersofinstagram #reindeergames #christmaswitch #snowman #frozen #indieme #handmadeinnc

Advice from a mermaid ...make waves.....#makewaves #mermaidsofinstagram #blackmermaids #mermaidtail #smallbusiness #meta...
08/02/2021

Advice from a mermaid ...
make waves.
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#makewaves #mermaidsofinstagram #blackmermaids #mermaidtail #smallbusiness #metalsculpture #indieme #madeinnc #familybusiness #handmadewithlove #makermonday

Advice from a mermaid ...
make waves.
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#makewaves #mermaidsofinstagram #blackmermaids #mermaidtail #smallbusiness #metalsculpture #indieme #madeinnc #familybusiness #handmadewithlove #makermonday

There’s something kind of magical about walking the beach in the moonlight. Somehow my camera knew how to capture this m...
07/19/2021

There’s something kind of magical about walking the beach in the moonlight. Somehow my camera knew how to capture this moment so perfectly. #unfiltered
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#moonlightdancer #oakislandnc #moonlitbeach #easternnc #brunswickcountybeaches #summervacation2021 #beachwalk #summerofseventhgrade

There’s something kind of magical about walking the beach in the moonlight. Somehow my camera knew how to capture this moment so perfectly. #unfiltered
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#moonlightdancer #oakislandnc #moonlitbeach #easternnc #brunswickcountybeaches #summervacation2021 #beachwalk #summerofseventhgrade

Vacations are super fun, but the critters are all so excited to have me back in the studio.  They’re all getting shipped...
07/12/2021

Vacations are super fun, but the critters are all so excited to have me back in the studio. They’re all getting shipped out to meet their new parents today!
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#smallbatch #homestudio #indieme #womanmaker #metalart #steelsculpture #kittensofinstagram #jellyfish #lobster #liquitex #smallbusinessowner

Vacations are super fun, but the critters are all so excited to have me back in the studio. They’re all getting shipped out to meet their new parents today!
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#smallbatch #homestudio #indieme #womanmaker #metalart #steelsculpture #kittensofinstagram #jellyfish #lobster #liquitex #smallbusinessowner

Nothing says summer like a quick dip in 50° water.  I can guarantee you we never swam in Swanton Cove on purpose. ....#c...
06/25/2021

Nothing says summer like a quick dip in 50° water. I can guarantee you we never swam in Swanton Cove on purpose.
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#carolinaboys #swimminkids #lifeguardseason #mainewateriscold #seaweedswim #blackwater #dontwakeupdad #swantoncove

Nothing says summer like a quick dip in 50° water. I can guarantee you we never swam in Swanton Cove on purpose.
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#carolinaboys #swimminkids #lifeguardseason #mainewateriscold #seaweedswim #blackwater #dontwakeupdad #swantoncove

Amelia and Finn discovered #seagooseberries.  Bioluminescent comb jellies that look like orbies.  Thank you @marinequest...
06/24/2021

Amelia and Finn discovered #seagooseberries. Bioluminescent comb jellies that look like orbies. Thank you @marinequestuncw for introducing them to the undersea world. We also found tiny lobsters that we thought were shrimp. #northcaroliansinmaine
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#combjellies #bioluminescence #jellyfish #orbie #uncwmarinequest #swantoncove #jellyfishhunter #onlyinmaine #toocoldtoswim #mainesummer #tinylobsters #notshrimp #theydontsting

Amelia and Finn discovered #seagooseberries. Bioluminescent comb jellies that look like orbies. Thank you @marinequestuncw for introducing them to the undersea world. We also found tiny lobsters that we thought were shrimp. #northcaroliansinmaine
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#combjellies #bioluminescence #jellyfish #orbie #uncwmarinequest #swantoncove #jellyfishhunter #onlyinmaine #toocoldtoswim #mainesummer #tinylobsters #notshrimp #theydontsting

She taught me how to row in this same spot 40 years ago. There’s a less leaky rowboat now and long, strong oars for rowi...
06/24/2021

She taught me how to row in this same spot 40 years ago. There’s a less leaky rowboat now and long, strong oars for rowing lessons with our kids. Here’s mom in her happy place doing what she loves most. #maine
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#rowinglessons #oarlock #grandkids #oldboats #oldsalty #westportisland #woodenrowboat #swantoncove #grammy #wetfeet #familyvacation #rowboat

She taught me how to row in this same spot 40 years ago. There’s a less leaky rowboat now and long, strong oars for rowing lessons with our kids. Here’s mom in her happy place doing what she loves most. #maine
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#rowinglessons #oarlock #grandkids #oldboats #oldsalty #westportisland #woodenrowboat #swantoncove #grammy #wetfeet #familyvacation #rowboat

As David Foster Wallace's famous essay, Consider the Lobster illustrated, throughout Colonial-era America, the lobster w...
06/23/2021

As David Foster Wallace's famous essay, Consider the Lobster illustrated, throughout Colonial-era America, the lobster was considered “among the least desirable foods one could put in their face - a garbage meat fit only for the indigent, indentured, and incarcerated.” We wholeheartedly disagree. #lobsterdinner
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#robinsonswharf #tasteofmaine #lobster #cookinglobsters #maine #mainedinner #davidfosterwallace #considerthelobster #yeswenamedthem #yesweracedthem #saltwaterfromswantoncove #familydinner #summersinmaine

As David Foster Wallace's famous essay, Consider the Lobster illustrated, throughout Colonial-era America, the lobster was considered “among the least desirable foods one could put in their face - a garbage meat fit only for the indigent, indentured, and incarcerated.” We wholeheartedly disagree. #lobsterdinner
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#robinsonswharf #tasteofmaine #lobster #cookinglobsters #maine #mainedinner #davidfosterwallace #considerthelobster #yeswenamedthem #yesweracedthem #saltwaterfromswantoncove #familydinner #summersinmaine

“Adorned with spruce and fir trees, Defying wave and rain,Eternal as the mountains,The iron coast of Maine.A coast by in...
06/22/2021

“Adorned with spruce and fir trees,
Defying wave and rain,
Eternal as the mountains,
The iron coast of Maine.
A coast by inlets broken,
With islands thickly strewn,
As if one time by giants,
‘Twas shattered, carved and hewn.”

Written by my great uncle Henry A. Swanton in 1922. Pictured are my three giants, enjoying Swanton Cove and looking not so giant.
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#coastofmaine #westportisland #swantoncove #rowboatsofinstagram #mainecoast #vacationland #mykidsaretallerthanme #foggyday #henryaswanton #dontfallin #grammyshappyplace #downeast #lobsterlife #mainesummers #livingtheirbestlife

“Adorned with spruce and fir trees,
Defying wave and rain,
Eternal as the mountains,
The iron coast of Maine.
A coast by inlets broken,
With islands thickly strewn,
As if one time by giants,
‘Twas shattered, carved and hewn.”

Written by my great uncle Henry A. Swanton in 1922. Pictured are my three giants, enjoying Swanton Cove and looking not so giant.
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#coastofmaine #westportisland #swantoncove #rowboatsofinstagram #mainecoast #vacationland #mykidsaretallerthanme #foggyday #henryaswanton #dontfallin #grammyshappyplace #downeast #lobsterlife #mainesummers #livingtheirbestlife

05/26/2021

Let the summer shenanigans begin.
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#beachsummer #lifeguard #cartwheels #oakisland #schoolsoutforsummer #coastalliving #beachlife #viewfrommychair #summertime #wilmington #beachesofbrunswickcounty

It looks like doggy daycare over here today. Hazel is unimpressed. ...#puppyplaydate #dogwalker #indieme #handmadeinusa ...
05/20/2021

It looks like doggy daycare over here today. Hazel is unimpressed.
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#puppyplaydate #dogwalker #indieme #handmadeinusa #liquitex #steelsculptures #labsofinstagram #chocolatelabsofinstagram #walkthedog #dogdays #doggydaycare #poundpuppies

It looks like doggy daycare over here today. Hazel is unimpressed.
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#puppyplaydate #dogwalker #indieme #handmadeinusa #liquitex #steelsculptures #labsofinstagram #chocolatelabsofinstagram #walkthedog #dogdays #doggydaycare #poundpuppies

Back to the mats. Wrestling season has begun.  I’m glad this pic is not scratch ‘n sniff.  Go scorps!...#highschoolwrest...
05/04/2021

Back to the mats. Wrestling season has begun. I’m glad this pic is not scratch ‘n sniff. Go scorps!
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#highschoolwrestling #nbhs #scorpions

Back to the mats. Wrestling season has begun. I’m glad this pic is not scratch ‘n sniff. Go scorps!
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#highschoolwrestling #nbhs #scorpions

05/01/2021

It's not every day that I get to be part of the game! (Watch til the end haha) 😂 fun, hot day today! So proud of these boys - special props to that amazing goalie 😍 for blocking every single attempt. Goose eggs for the win in both games.
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#soccermom #greatcatch #goalielife⚽️ #ymcasencsoccer #middleschoolsoccer #ilm #wilmington

It’s mermaid week here at the studio.  So many lovelies to paint and ship. It kind of looks like a parade ... or maybe a...
04/28/2021

It’s mermaid week here at the studio. So many lovelies to paint and ship. It kind of looks like a parade ... or maybe a swim meet ...
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#mermaisofinstagram #keeponswimming #justkeepswimming #mermaidtails #madeinc #etsyseller #fairewholesale #smallbusiness #womanownedbusiness #makersmovement

It’s mermaid week here at the studio. So many lovelies to paint and ship. It kind of looks like a parade ... or maybe a swim meet ...
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#mermaisofinstagram #keeponswimming #justkeepswimming #mermaidtails #madeinc #etsyseller #fairewholesale #smallbusiness #womanownedbusiness #makersmovement

I’ll call this one “Still Life with Flowers and Oranges” - all kids in face to face school.  House is empty, resting and...
04/13/2021

I’ll call this one “Still Life with Flowers and Oranges” - all kids in face to face school. House is empty, resting and quiet for the first time in 12 months.
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#backtoschool #stilllifewithflowers #flowersofinstagram #flowerfarmer #facetoface #nomorezoomschool #etsyshop #indieme #madeinnc #familybusiness #workfromhome #homestudio #ncartist #fairewholesale

I’ll call this one “Still Life with Flowers and Oranges” - all kids in face to face school. House is empty, resting and quiet for the first time in 12 months.
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#backtoschool #stilllifewithflowers #flowersofinstagram #flowerfarmer #facetoface #nomorezoomschool #etsyshop #indieme #madeinnc #familybusiness #workfromhome #homestudio #ncartist #fairewholesale

And that’s a wrap.  ...#hsfootball #scorpions #nbhs #nbhsfootball #nbhsscorps #numberthirty #goldhelmets #sophomoreyear ...
04/09/2021

And that’s a wrap.
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#hsfootball #scorpions #nbhs #nbhsfootball #nbhsscorps #numberthirty #goldhelmets #sophomoreyear #grampywouldhaveapproved #footballplayer

And that’s a wrap.
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#hsfootball #scorpions #nbhs #nbhsfootball #nbhsscorps #numberthirty #goldhelmets #sophomoreyear #grampywouldhaveapproved #footballplayer

Submerging my bedtime book under all the painting that has to happen tonight.  We’ll see if this visual motivation can s...
03/29/2021

Submerging my bedtime book under all the painting that has to happen tonight. We’ll see if this visual motivation can suppress the urge to procrastinate. #jackreacherbooks #leechildbinge #procrastinator #wholesaleorderswelcome #shippingdelay #hadtoread #artgalleriesofinstagram #indieme #artemergency If you are a current customer I am totally kidding. I promise your order will go out on time and I will not get back to my #jackreacher until I’m done. #pinkyswear #fingerscrossed

Submerging my bedtime book under all the painting that has to happen tonight. We’ll see if this visual motivation can suppress the urge to procrastinate. #jackreacherbooks #leechildbinge #procrastinator #wholesaleorderswelcome #shippingdelay #hadtoread #artgalleriesofinstagram #indieme #artemergency If you are a current customer I am totally kidding. I promise your order will go out on time and I will not get back to my #jackreacher until I’m done. #pinkyswear #fingerscrossed

03/28/2021

A little late season skiing with my speed demons. #shortsleeveskiing #appskimtn #familyskitrip #ncmountains #ski #speeddemon #lifeonfastforward #appalachianmountains #lovewhereyoulive #skiing

Feels like my life is on fast forward these days.  How can this possibly be so long ago?  Look at these sweet babies.  ....
03/20/2021

Feels like my life is on fast forward these days. How can this possibly be so long ago? Look at these sweet babies.
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#rogerbaconacademy #kindergarten #classof2023

Feels like my life is on fast forward these days. How can this possibly be so long ago? Look at these sweet babies.
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#rogerbaconacademy #kindergarten #classof2023

Look at these lucky Irish mermaids swimming in shamrocks.  #irish #mermaids #ilm  #ncmade #coastalcarolina #duffy #shamr...
03/17/2021

Look at these lucky Irish mermaids swimming in shamrocks. #irish #mermaids #ilm #ncmade #coastalcarolina #duffy #shamrocks #lucky #planksbar #etsyseller #madeinnc #handmadeonamazon #fairewholesale #handmademermaids #mermaidsofinstagram

Look at these lucky Irish mermaids swimming in shamrocks. #irish #mermaids #ilm #ncmade #coastalcarolina #duffy #shamrocks #lucky #planksbar #etsyseller #madeinnc #handmadeonamazon #fairewholesale #handmademermaids #mermaidsofinstagram

Doggie silhouettes ....#dog #labsofinstagram #dogwalker #dogwalkersofinstagram #scrapwood #accidentalart #madeinnc #silh...
03/16/2021

Doggie silhouettes
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#dog #labsofinstagram #dogwalker #dogwalkersofinstagram #scrapwood #accidentalart #madeinnc #silhouettes #etsysellersofinstagram #etsyshop

Doggie silhouettes
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#dog #labsofinstagram #dogwalker #dogwalkersofinstagram #scrapwood #accidentalart #madeinnc #silhouettes #etsysellersofinstagram #etsyshop

Are you ready for some football???  #nbhs #football #hsfootball #covidball #northbrunswickhighschool #lelandnc #highscho...
03/09/2021

Are you ready for some football??? #nbhs #football #hsfootball #covidball #northbrunswickhighschool #lelandnc #highschoolfootball🏈

Are you ready for some football??? #nbhs #football #hsfootball #covidball #northbrunswickhighschool #lelandnc #highschoolfootball🏈

Looks like somebody’s enjoying their new forever home, although I’m pretty sure he’ll get sick of that view eventually. ...
03/01/2021

Looks like somebody’s enjoying their new forever home, although I’m pretty sure he’ll get sick of that view eventually. #bathroomflamingo
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#flamingosofinstagram #buythebeachhouse #flamingo #liquitex #bathroomart #staringatthetoilet #somebodyswatchingyou

Looks like somebody’s enjoying their new forever home, although I’m pretty sure he’ll get sick of that view eventually. #bathroomflamingo
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#flamingosofinstagram #buythebeachhouse #flamingo #liquitex #bathroomart #staringatthetoilet #somebodyswatchingyou

“I think I’ll be happy Down hereBy the sea.” — from one of my all time favorite read-aloud books the #pattaconkbrook by ...
02/15/2021

“I think I’ll be happy
Down here
By the sea.”
— from one of my all time favorite read-aloud books the #pattaconkbrook by #jamesStevenson (it’s actually about a frog & a snail, but I think any sea creature could relate)
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#oobaduglobum #thudcadabup #judyblume #sidneyandsherry #paddaconk #seacreatures #turtlesofinstagram #swimmingturtles #etsysellersofinstagram #indieme #madeinnc

“I think I’ll be happy
Down here
By the sea.”
— from one of my all time favorite read-aloud books the #pattaconkbrook by #jamesStevenson (it’s actually about a frog & a snail, but I think any sea creature could relate)
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#oobaduglobum #thudcadabup #judyblume #sidneyandsherry #paddaconk #seacreatures #turtlesofinstagram #swimmingturtles #etsysellersofinstagram #indieme #madeinnc

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