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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!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


As another year has come and on it's way out, what a better time to reflect upon all the great things we have in our lives.  I know many of us have had loses in the last year, those family or friends that we will never forget and will forever be in our hearts.  I lost my brother, only 49 years old.  There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about him, and wonder, if there was something I could have done more for him in his life.  I have prayed so much for God to give me the answer, and of course, the answer is no.  We all have our own lives to live, but they are so much sweeter when we have people in them that we love, so when they do leave this earth, a little piece of us is missing.  It takes time to regain our normal lives, but we not only do it for ourselves, but for them.  God has blessed me more than I could ever have imagined.  I have a healthy beautiful, precious, loving daughter, and a wonderful husband of almost 35 years.  I have a very large family here in Florida and spread around the country.  Thanks to my wonderful Grandparents, who taught us what family is all about.  Family to me, is the greatest gift anyone would have, no matter their size.

So, as this year comes to an end...I just want to wish everyone the most wonderful, happy, healthy, and blessed New Year.  May all your dreams and hopes come true, may your worries be gone, your laughter, loud, and love for life grow.  With each new day, I hope you have an experience, you may not have experienced yet.  Remember, we are in control of our destiny...with God by our side.

Happy New Year!!!!!


  1. Happy New Year back to you! You're so right about the family thing!
    becky (at beachsnaps)

  2. What a sweet post. I'm so sorry about the death of your brother. He was so young! You're right, family is the biggest gift!

    And speaking of sweet...thanks for your very sweet comment today.

    I hope your Christmas was wonderful. Ours sure was.

    Happy New Year!
    Much love and big hugs,

  3. What a lovely post!
    Happy New Year to you too:)