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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!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas...

What a girl wants….we all have those secret wishes of things we would love to have for Valentine’s Day. Here are just a few ideas that I came across, and I must admit, I would love each and everyone, though I already have the Flip Video. I purchased two for me, and one for my daughter. I keep one with me at all times in my handbag, and the other is packed with my SLR Digital Camera. I am totally amazed at how easy they are to use, and the video is clear, crisp and the colors are true and vivid. I just love mine.  And highly recommend it to anyone who doesn't have one yet.  Though I just have a black/silver and a white/silver one, you can design any cover you want or choose one of theirs.

I actually am looking forward to a quiet evening with my husband, have a nice dinner at Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Restaurant and maybe a cocktail (or two) and just talk.  Oh, and of course my favorite, chocolate covered strawberries. That is when I am the happiest, just relaxing with him and talking about our past, and our dreams. Hope everyone gets just what they want and it is a special day for you.
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Michael Kors Beach Blanket and Alexis Bittar Duchamp Gold Spring Green

Burberry Brights SS Collection and Alexis Bittar, Blue Lagoon

Michael Kors Pink Watch (too cute), and Hermes Enamel H Bracelet

John Hardy Classic Sterling Silver with Pink Rubelite Corundum

Tory Burch Cosmetic Bag and Red Revas Flats

Louis Vuitton and Gucci IPad Covers (These are beautiful in person)

Christian Dior Spring Bag and Alexis Bittar Large Gold Crystal Encrusted Hinge Bracelet

Alexis Bittar Cosmic Dust Medium Transparent Hinge Bracelet and Dogeared "Love Knot" Necklace

Monogram Vernis Leopard Zippy Wallet Blanc Corail

In 2001, Marc Jacobs collaborated with artist Stephen Sprouse, for the Spring-Summer Fashion Show.  Sprouse created Several logos for Louis Vuitton, including the famous leopard print pattern.  Well, in 2011, Louis Vuitton revives Sprouse Punk by dressing up small leather goods, accessories and shoes in this print re-interpreted in chic new colors.


  1. Have a lovely evening with your beloved!

  2. I love Roy's! Their sushi roll with the tempura shrimp, mango, coconut and cream cheese, just send me over the top! Have a wonderful time, sounds like you two know how to enjoy your time together.

  3. Wow, I love them all! We don't do gifts anymore, but these are all great ideas.



  4. hello there! thanks so much for your sweet comments about my pictures of Malibu. I must admit I know what you mean about missing cali. I lived in the midwest for 7years during graduate school and I missed it so!

    I hope you have a great Vday, it sounds so sweet and romantic, talking about your dreams together over a nice meal. oh and you have the best taste with all these goodies you listed.
    xx from Cali

  5. I must say, I missed these sweet comments...guess sometimes life gets so busy, and think it is time to slow down a bit.

    Rhonda...don't get me started on thier sushi roll, it is me and my daughter's favorite, we have it every time we go. I don't like raw sushi, and these flavors are perfect together...I've tried numerous dishes there, but always go back to the Butterfish...nothing like it anywhere.


  6. Kat, as always, I love following your posts, they are so inspirational, and your kind words are always so uplifting.

    Thank you!


  7. Becky...you too are one post that I love to follow, it's always so exciting, and your photographs are unreal! As I've said so many times, just reading so many of these wonderful women's post, such as yours, give such great ideas and enjoy seeing others who have the same love for the ocean and for life! Thank you also for sharing so much with all of us.


  8. Laura, you know how much I love Southern California, and your adventures and photos that you post, have on several occasions made me feel not so sad about not being able to move back out west as of yet. They brought it right here to my home, and it's so nice to see someone else's love for that area. A great Blog to me, is when you can share with others ideas, photos, etc. that can make someone else happy, and you, along with all the great ones I follow, do just that. I love reading about happy and positive people.