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Seashell Windchime DIY

Seashell wind chime DIY

With a few supplies and a little free time you can make this lovely little seashell windchime. Driftwood, seashells, string and any maybe some beads, you will be on your way to creating a coastal homemade seashore inspired windchime.

Seashell DIY

A great coastal DIY for all those imperfect shell finds. Turn your seashells into a beautiful windchime everyone will enjoy.

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Seashell Windchime DIY

From the galley, Grilled Pesto Pizza with Chicken, Mozzarella, and Ricotta


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided, plus more for brushing
8 ounces sliced crimini mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
2 tablespoons chicken stock
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons semolina flour or polenta
1 pound refrigerated prepared pizza dough, at room temperature
1/3 cup fresh prepared pesto
6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh basil, cut into thin strips


1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°). Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; sauté 3 minutes. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes. Add chicken and chicken stock; cook 1 minute.

2. In a small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, salt, and pepper.

3. Sprinkle semolina flour evenly over a large, rimless baking sheet. Place pizza dough on baking sheet, and pat into a 14-inch circle.

4. Brush grill grates with oil, and slide pizza dough onto grates. Brush top of dough with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Grill 2 minutes or until grill marks appear. Reduce heat to medium-low; flip dough, and spread evenly with pesto, leaving a 3/4-inch border. Spread chicken mixture evenly over pesto. Top evenly with mozzarella and tomato slices, and dot with ricotta mixture. Grill, covered with grill lid, 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove pizza from grill, and top with basil. Serve immediately.

From The Galley: Grilled Pesto Pizza with Chicken, Mozzarella, and Ricotta. Coastal recipes perfect for your beach house lifestyle.

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Grilled Pesto Pizza with Chicken, Mozzarella, and Ricotta

WaterSound, FL Beach House Living Room

Aqua blues and ocean hues fill this coastal cottage FL beach house. Slipcovered furnishings and nautical accents set the seaside tone. Hamptons style dining table, slipcovered chairs and an iron and seashell chandelier create a great coastal dining design. White slipcover coastal sectional sofa and Santa Barabra Style coffee table are key peices that make this family style room what it is.WaterSound, FL Beach House Master Bedroom Nautical inspired bunk room and bath with awesome ship accents and a navy blue and white color scheme. A coastal outdoor kitchen, dining and living space you won't need to leave. This outdoor coastal space has it all. Located in Florida's seaside town of WaterSound, this beachy chic home is filled with coastal design. Slipcover furnishings and coastal accents make this FL beach house a beauty.

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Watersound, FL Beach House

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