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Month: July 2010

Sea Turtles on Tybee Island and in the Gulf

Those of you who follow Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals on Facebook saw my big news- on Tuesday I found the 4th Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nest of the Tybee season!  I was so excited and thrilled!!!   “my” babies will be hatching in about 60 days and I’ll be part of the nest sitting to wait for those eggs to hatch and run to the sea!  We had to relocate the nest- the nest was laid too close to the water line and a very high tide would sweep the eggs away. These are the 105 eggs ( they look and feel like ping pong balls!)

It’s so important that we keep our Tybee Sea Turtles going- in the Gulf- because of the oil spill- they’ve already found 400 Sea turtles dead and are estimating they’ll lose 70,000 eggs this season.  You can help alot of ways- the biggest is to make a donation.  I’m suggesting the National Fish and  Wildlife Federation who has a massive program to help the creatures who have been affected so strongly.

And don’t forget- all profits from the coffee we’re selling ( and providing in the cottages) Mermaid Morning Bliss goes towards helping Sea Turtles around the world.  For the next few months, those profits will go to the Gulf Sea Turtles.

Remember- Lights out for Sea Turtles from now till the end of October!!!

Tybee Throws a Fit! Friday July 2nd, 2010

Don’t forget everyone- come join us for Tybee Throws a Fit tomorrow from 8AM- 11AM on the Tybee Pier on the South part of Tybee.

Not only will Mermaid Cottages be sponsoring Yoga on the Beach from 8AM- 9AM with the incredible yogi- Sue Finkle of Breathe2balance yoga , but you can join Ruby for her “fat girl dance workout” later that AM! We love Ruby and love to watch her weight loss journey.

See everyone tomorrow!

The pure magic of Layla and Kevin

I have a feeling I’m going be doing nothing but sharing these incredible pictures everywhere I can day by day because I’m so in love with them!  The color, the light, the styling- Kevin and Layla are artists in the truest sense.   I believe Kevin took about 10,000 pictures during his 3 weeks here on Tybee and this is just the tip of the iceberg!!

This is the living room of Screened Inn- the top of the  TV cabinet with some simple jars with sand and some Tybee Island seashells…

I also hope all of you are following me on Twitter and on Facebook ( Mermaid Cottages Vacation Rentals) because I was mobile tweeting and facebooking all morning while on my bike watch The Last Song Church being moved!  What a sight!!!

Time for bed- it’s been a very exciting day!