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Wednesday, April 23

blooms blooming

I was hanging outside and took some pictures of the blooms blooming in our gardens. Forsythia, daffodils, and many others. I love this time of year to see everything turning green and hear the birds chirping right when I wake up in the morning.
Since I have taken these pics last Friday, my many forsythia bushes have turned into bright yellow blobs. They are so gorgeous, I wish they bloom all year round.

Monday, April 21

coco spotting

It's been so nice here in upstate NY and Coco and I are lovin every minute of it. Playing outside, and going for lots of walks. Doesn't she look so happy in that pic??
While in the Caribbean we notice a lot of shops with "Coco" in it. Here's some examples of some of the stores; it made us miss her even more!
Her new nickname is "Cocolito".

Friday, April 18

sand in a bottle

I have returned!! I know it's been awhile. It's has been so nice here and I have been working on a lot of different projects! Here's one since we've been back for Va-ca.
I collected sand from the beaches we visited. Barbados, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, and San Juan. I got these cute bottles from Michaels, filled them up, added the cork, and wrapped twine around the stem of the bottle. I made these tags by dying them with food coloring and water. I let them sit in the dye for about 8 hours, and let dry over a crumpled paper towel to make them a little inperfect looking. Wrote the name of the beach on each and tied it on.
These are going to look great in my sunroom, which has a beachy look!
Stay tuned for more projects I've been working on!

Wednesday, April 9

day 7

On day 7 of our journey to the Caribbean, our cruise ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We decided to stay an extra day so we could see the sights of Old San Juan.
We stayed at Hilton Caribe which was an AMAZING hotel, and where the receipe for the Pina Collata was made. Have to say it was the BEST one I've ever had! I would love to go to go again, there was so much to see in San Juan!

Views of Old San Juan.

Streets of blue bricks.

Tuesday, April 8

day 6

Our last stop on the cruise was St. Maarten. We visited the Dutch side of the island. We enjoyed the day at the beach and walking around town going shopping in the little shops.

Monday, April 7

day 5

On the 5th day of our cruise we visited St. Kitts. This has to be one of my favorite Caribbean Islands. It was so beautiful and there was so much to see and learn. The picture above is where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. It was an incredible view.

The Monkey and I, so cute, even had a little diaper on him.

St. Kitts :)