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The Joy of Magazines

I just love magazines. Nothing makes me happier then to have a big stack of magazines to go through before I recyle them. Right now I have a large stack and am getting through them a few each night. I love to pull articles out to send to people to let them know I’m thinking about them ( found a great article to send to my sister about the “Hon Fest” in Baltimore where every June a festival occurs to pay homage to all those “Ballmore” gals who call everyone “Hon”.). Other article treasures I found tonight include a great idea for Brown Bag Lunches to share with my friend Susan that she can use for the an upcoming Vintage Trailor Tour on Tybee Island. Then, an article on a local SCAD graduate and Savannah artist, and best of all, some inspirations collected by writer Mary Engelbreit. They’ve inspired me and I want to share!

“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on Fire.”

“Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off! But if you don’t have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and those who will follow after you.”
Amelia Earhart, American aviator

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; There is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.”
Mary Engelbreit.

Now, I’m on to the next stack which includes a bunch of Southern Livings! By the way, if you ever want to read about Mermaid Cottages in the media, just follow right along with our handy list of publications, writers, producers and special friends we’ve worked with over the years.  Go to our Home page, hover over the Community tab and then scroll down to Mermaids in the Media and click on the tab.  It’s always a great honor and a thrill to be mentioned and even we get giddy when we look back on how many times we’ve been featured.  Read all about us and then come on down when you can.  We invite you to share your photos, your comments and your blogs about your stays with Mermaid Cottages on Tybee Island. You might even be featured in our social media.  Wouldn’t that be fun?


Getaways To Tybee

Dutton-Waller Cottage circa 1938Getaways to Tybee are perfect for when you  need some adventure time with your family and friends.  Thanks to our friends at Travel + Leisure, everyone knows to head to the Savannah area.  Tybee Island and Savannah recently made several of their best of lists, including favorite beach towns, best girlfriend getaways and best affordable getaways and we want to be sure we’re on your list for getaways to Tybee, too.  High season has started and most places require a week’s stay, but sometimes we have two and three night stays available, too, so be sure to call and ask about our Mini …

Foam For The Holidays

Foam For The Holidays is the best way to enjoy family and friends without the holiday stress!

Foam For The Holidays

Instead of crowding everyone in your home this year, invite everyone to book a Mermaid Cottages home full of cottage charm and coastal calm.  And, instead of spending all of your time in the kitchen you can just eat out in Tybee Island or Savannah or have your Thanksgiving meal catered in!  That’ll leave plenty of time for you to just sit back, enjoy the beach and let our delicious sea foam wash away your cares. …

Y’all Come Inn Again

Y’all Come Inn, again!  Paula Deen’s Tybee Island Beach House is so popular it’s been booked up pretty much since the Spring.  Maybe y’all tried to come when it was all booked up and maybe those of y’all that did come are ready to come back.  Well, we’re so tickled y’all love this place we want to say, “Y’all Come Inn, Again!”

Y'all Come Inn Again

From December 1, 2012 through February 28, 2013, if y’all book two nights we’ll give you a third night free!  And, if you can’t stay three nights we’ll take 10% off your two night stay!  It’s our way of saying Thank You for being our guests and to also encourage you to take another look if you’ve never been here before (if you’ve already booked a new stay between these dates we’ll be happy to make sure your booking includes one free night for bookings of three or more nights and a Maximum 10% discount if you only booked two nights).  It’s kind of like the preacher says in church, “The checkbook is the last to be converted.”  With this special offer you’ll find a visit to Paula’s beach house is so reasonable it’ll all be over but the shouting!


You Gonna Eat All That? The Spice Fusion Of Sol

A guest blog filled with pied opinions and curious notions along the way.

Pet Friendly Places to stay in Tybee Island,
What a day for a daydream!

Last week was one of those sets of days when I really appreciated the refuge of the Georgia coast.  It seems I spend a great deal of my time these days negotiating a cease fire with the indignities of middle age… even though I’m sure I informed the universe I would not be participating in the aging process some time ago.


Luckily the sands of time have not buried my love of a good meal and on a recent foray into Savannah with my favorite assortment of mermaids and seaside sisters, I enjoyed a delicious expedition into the world of spices courtesy of Sol Restaurant.   Tucked away in what once was an old service station on Habersham, Sol still sports garage doors that identify the dining space.

My meal was so spectacular I won’t spend my time trying to remember what any of my …