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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 1, 2010

Fireplace Mantel...

A week ago, I was a head of the game...most of my decorations were completely up and ready to bring on the holidays.  I am a huge list maker, and I stick to them so, I had my list(s) all ready, recipes ready, table settings ready to be put on the island...  I felt so happy!  Well, as of today...my tree is up, but no lights or decorations yet.  Here I am in the greatest of holiday moods, and I just can't find time to decorate the tree.  I even planted dozens of poinsettias throughout the yard.   I have to take one of the fur-babies to the vet tonight for her check-up, but as soon as I get home...the tree will be decorated!!!  I am determined.  One of the first things I decorated this year was our fireplace mantel.  I just love the metallic copper, gold and mirrored look...and the best part is, this evening is suppose to be really cold, so we can enjoy a nice cozy fire and sip on some hot Mexican chocolate as I finish the tree...(hopefully)



  1. Hi Joni, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments. I am going to follow your blog. Your photography is gorgeous!

    Your mantle is so pretty. That is one thing I am no good at.....decorating!

    My husband lived in Pensacola for many years, wondering if that is where you are now? We also have family in AZ and CA, so I can understand your love for the desert!

    have a good evening!

  2. Very very pretty! I sure do love Christmas decorations, especially the lights. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Hope to see pics of your tree soon.