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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!!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Natural Christmas Ornament...

These adorable floral Christmas ornaments were found in this months issue of  Sunset Magazine.  Suggested as a gift idea, which in my opinion is perfect for those who love the outdoors and nature.  Living where I do, I would hang them from some of my tropicals that have the up lighting on them, and that would add sparkle to them in the evening.  You could either make them yourself for the glass balls can be found at any craft store, and you can chose the tiny air plants, moss and other plants from your local florist.  If you live here in Florida, or any warmer climate all these items can easily be found at any park, or even beach area. No matter where you live, there are such natural resources everywhere to make them to your own specifications.  If you love the beach, as many of us do, this would be a time to add some beautiful shells to the plants and tiny twigs and moss.  Something so simple can be so beautiful at the same time.

If you would rather purchase them they are from Flora Grubb Gardens.  http://floragrubb.com/idx/index.php


  1. Oh yes, I have some these with our beautiful white sand and some of my tiny, tiny shells. I love them with the miniature air plants. I'll have to go over to Michael's for more glass balls and then look up in the trees for the goodies to go inside. Lovely.

  2. Hi! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my recent post. I was so worried when I wrote it that it would be ill-received, so I've appreciated so much the affirming words. Merry Christmas to you, too!

  3. These are really beautiful...a little magic world. Love them.

  4. Those are gorgeous. My mom is a plant lover and would have a fit over these. I'm so glad you shared!

  5. Hi sweet friend! It's good to be back home from our NY trip and I'm enjoying myself as I visit my blog friends to see what everyone has been doing while I was away.

    You've been a busy girl. I loved seeing your Christmas decorations...everything looks gorgeous! And the ornaments you've shown in this post are incredible! Very unique.


  6. Thank you all for the sweet comments. Isn't this just a special time of the year, and it's so nice to see wonderful women such as you and your blogs writing about your life and special thoughts. Though I have never had the pleasure of meeting any of you, my wish for you all is to have a blessed, happy and healthy CHRISTmas, and the most wonderful new year ever.