Thursday, February 24, 2011

I'm Still Head Over Heels for Mexico!!

Something for your weekend....
Puerto Vallarta ~ this is where we vacation every year, except this year, and that shall be another post. It is always sunny, blue sky and blue water, and very HOT, The Hotel Buganvillia where we stay is in a part of the town that is very American, it has a Starbucks within walking distance and a Wal-Mart and Burger King. But, the part of town we love is the Delicious Mexican Old Town. Let me show you some of our favorite places....

Beautiful flowers....

All along the promenade, Mexicans stake out their territory and create truly magnificant sand sculptures, they put a little white cardboard box near for tips~ very charming

Looking over the city from one of our favorite restrauants, The Palomar, its hidden in the hillside, candle lit tables, rustic charm, and the view is fabulous, under the stars.

Oh! Yes!!!! Guacamole!!! Its the first food we order for breakfast, lunch, and dinner....and thats how we roll.

The view from our room at the Buganvilla.

This is another restaurant we love ~ Le Kliff, named one of "The Most Beautiful Restaurants in Mexico". You may want to click on photos to enlarge, its very beautiful.

The Beautiful Church in Old Town.

Our daily walks on the promenade.

Beautiful Tile Stairs are in every home.

The wonderful buildings and streets in the Old Town.

Looking back towards the town from our bedroom,is the Bandras Bay.

Watching the most epic Mexican sunsets in the evening.

A perfect ending for our day, watching a small boat drift at sea.

Thanks for joining us, we hope you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Madison's Birthday Party

It's Madison's Party ~ Our little Madison turned seven over the week-end, she delights in anything pink, including pink food, bursts of laughter, telling funny stories, being with girl friends, cousins, and family. She brings a smile to our faces and contentment to our heart...just because she enjoys every minute of her day and she is always happy! I so love this about her and I pray that her happiness is planted deep in her heart and that she will always be filled with the joy of life! We thank God for our Madison!!! Happy Birthday Maddy!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweet Expressions of Love...

This sweet expression of love was sent to me from my sis Jan...In Paris, the Pont

des Arts, the bridge that crosses the Seine, between the Louvre and the Left Bank,

bicycle locks are attached to the side, of the bridge. Its a tradition apparently

for lovers to write their names on a lock, tie it to the bridge and throw the key

into the sweet!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Valentine Glitter Workshop

The Valentine Glitter Workshop took place in the cozy log home of Elaine Tolson. It was a magical day for your creative self in the enchanting, camp-like atmosphere!

The workshop was amazing, taught by friends, Elaine Tolson, Holly Baublitz and Becky Ellis, that are artisans and expert crafters, they were ready to pass on their know-how to us, and help us with ideas and suggestions.

There is magic that happens when women come together to create, no one can explain but everyone is sure to feel it.

photos courtesy Erin Bennett Photography, she captured our day beautifully!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Saturday Tea and Crafting Party!!!

This is where we will be Saturday....we are sooooooo looking forward to a day filled with the things we love, friends, laughter, jewelry, vintage papers, ribbons, lace,and tea!! What more could you ask for on a Saturday?

photo ~ Tinker Verve

Tuesday, February 1, 2011



Pleasures newly found are sweet

When they lie about our feet:

February...Praise of which I nothing know.

--William Wordsworth

I don't know about you, but for us in the northwest, February the shortest month of the year seems like the longest, with its cold, gray days.

Last night, my daughter Celia told me she and her cute hubby had a date night. I asked her what she wore, she said, her jeans and 'red' high heels.

I thought, Of course, we all need to wear red high heels in Feburary! It's a month to live a fantasy, eat chocolate, stay in bed a day, or maybe just stay in your jammies, make a wood fire in the fireplace and read love stories.

February a month of LOVE!