Much to the chagrin of my husband and father, I have been collecting sand and small treasures (shells and driftwood) from different beaches that I visit. This weekend I finally got around to creating the display for my sand that I have been envisioning. So far I have a little piece of the beach from Cannon Beach, OR; Monterey, CA; Akumal Beach, MX; and Puerto Aventuras, MX. Not bad for a little over a year of collecting. I think they turned out well! Also notice the coral I smuggled out of Mexico against my husbands better judgment.