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The month of August was a busy one filled with celebrations and joy!  It was also a signal that summer was coming to an end.  Join me as I share with you all that I had to celebrate.

Be sure you follow @sunshine.and.elephants on Instagram to catch every moment.


1.  August arrived hot as ever, but that’s what you expect this time of year.

2.  Local goodies I supplied as a Secret Santa to Kristen of Ready, Set Parenthood.  Loved this swap and loved representing Charleston!

3.  It was #NationalTwinDay and I couldn’t pass up on showing my sons some love.  Read about them here and here.  They are the joys of my life!

4.  I met this beautifully, spirited lady first online through her blog and had the pleasure of meeting her in person a few weeks ago.  I’m so happy to be able to call Michelle of Grammie Time a friend. 

5.  This is actually a picture of me on the coast of Morocco back in 2009.  This picture was used by Michelle to feature me in one of her many posts.  To learn more about me, you can read about it here from Michelle’s Connect With Me series.  

6.  Happy Birthday to Me!!  On August 10th, I celebrated my 44th birthday.  

7 and 8: Celebrated my birthday at Irvin-House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery on Wadmalaw Island.  One of the twins was home to celebrate with me.  His brother was in NYC completing an internship.  Check out the post I shared here.

9.  A shout out to Google for celebrating with me! Thanks Google! 🙂

10. Back to school, and back to decorating my office.  This little space is my Be Yourself area where I display some of my personal paintings.  I added a little piece from Scripted Simplicity that fit right in with my space.  If you have never heard of them, please be sure to check out the link to see all of their beautiful pieces.  

11.  Back to work convocation for Dorchester District 2.  This is how we begin each school year.

12.  After two weeks with over 1000 students, a few of us relaxed at our favorite Mexican restaurant for some happy hour specials!  Thanks Jose for the shots!

13 and 14:  The Angel Oak Tree is a beautiful sight to see.  Nestled on Johns Island, 30 minutes from downtown Charleston, this should be added to everyone’s bucket list.  Free of charge and worth the visit.  You can read about my visit here.  

15 and 16:  This month, I celebrated my 1st Blogiversary and I also hosted a giveaway!  The lucky winner was a college student who blogs over at  Serisblog.com.  Blogging has allowed me to share with you pieces of my quirky life.  Glad you have joined me and hope you are enjoying the ride.  

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