About Me

My photo
I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Favorite Gift....

Well....I was ahead of the game this year for Christmas...then I got hit with the flu...since we as a family, open gifts and have our traditional Mexican dinner, tamales, etc. on Christmas Eve, I was able to enjoy all that.  Then Christmas morning, my daughter and I were both not feeling well.  My wonderful husband took over, prepared the prime-rib and made all the wonderful side dishes.  Though I wasn't feeling that well, I was able to enjoy a beautiful Christmas with my family.  Today, I am finally back to my normal self.....don't know what normal is though!!!  I have been a cleaning machine, though with two of us not feeling well, there wasn't much to mess up, and my husband kept on top of everything.  Planning our New Years Eve...thinking about going shopping, if you can believe that...one would think I was shopped out, but NO, not me!  My daughter's birthday is in March, so I have to begin now!  It just feels so good to feel good again!!  The picture above is one of my favorite gifts this year and it was from my husband.  For many years now, I have collected Waterford Crystal, this is now my favorite piece.  It is much larger in person, probably about 12" tall, it's just the angle for which I was standing when I took the picture. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful loving CHRISTmas....


  1. What a lovely husband! To keep things going while you're not well and to gift you with such a lovely piece of Waterford!

    Have a wonderful New Year's and I hope you can get through it in good health!
    becky (at beachsnaps)

  2. Becky, what kind words...thank you so much! I will forever cherish this precious gift he gave me.

    I hope you too, have a fabulous New Year's and much health, happiness, and love throughout 2011 and on.

    God Bless!


  3. The cross is just beautiful! I can see why you love it so much.

    Sorry to hear you were sick at Christmas. I'm glad you were still able to enjoy some tamales! :)

    Happy New Year!