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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!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Summer....right a round the corner...

Now that Easter has come and gone...summer is right around the corner.  My husband and I are preparing our home for some new colors, both inside and out.  We've agreed on the exterior color, now it's just the inside.  My upcoming Blogs will be about colors, inspiration, and making some big changes to our decor with color only.  After a visit from family and reviewing all the photographs that I took of them - ummm, over 300, I decided I am so over the color inside our great-room, kitchen and dinning room, I'm ready for more tropical colors and/or desert southwest...and there is where my dilemma comes in...so much to chose from and I love both those beautiful bright tropical colors of Hawaii and the warmth of the color of the desert, so I need to find a way to incorporate both and not over do it.  I have a medium green, some would call it olive green in the great-room, and terra-cotta in the kitchen and a very pale color in the dinning room, which I cannot describe, because it changing throughout the day, depending on the sun coming in through the windows.  I'm ready for something bright in the great-room such as we had in our condo in Hawaii, which was not yellow, or mango, but in between...I'm kind of leaning towards that color.  I need to be brave and just go for it.  I don't like the ordinary, and don't like to follow "what's in style right now" all the time, I enjoy seeing what is in style, but put my own flair to it...it has to make me feel good, happy and a place I love to be.  So, for now, I'm off in search of more color combinations.  I hope to get some honest feed back from anyone who sees my ideas...I guess a few visits to the beach the last several weekends has totally inspired me to get ready for summer, not only for myself but my home.

Below are just a few pictures I took at one of our local beaches here on Saturday, Pass-A-Grille...such a beautiful evening...not too hot, and very low humidity.   Hope you enjoy them.


  1. that last shot is excellent, the water looks so crisp and I can almost hear it. Thanks so much for your kind words on my photography, I think I just get pretty lucky sometimes!

  2. Laura...sorry, I normally do not like to disagree with people, but here I have you...your photography is beyond luck, you have so much talent that each one of your photos tell such a story, even without words. Not just for my love of California, especially Palm Springs, but I always look so forward to all your new posts...and thank you for the comment on my photo, that was one of my favorite of the evening.

  3. Oh, I see you took my picture while I relaxing on the beach the other day, lol! I can only wish, not about being on the beach, but still having a body like that!

    I love all the photos you took of one of our beautiful beaches, but I agree, that last shot is spectacular! AND, it fits perfectly with the comment you left me today — Enjoy Every Sunset!

    Thank you for sharing you beach encounter with the 91-year-old woman you met. Sounds like a lovely story for a blog post to share with everyone. It is those chance encounters that are so meaningful that lead you to ask, "Was it really a "chance" encounter?


  4. Hi sweet friend! I haven't been by lately...life has been crazy busy and there's no end in sight since I'll be gone for a long weekend and then my grandchildren will be here next week. Life is good though so I'm not complaining!

    It's been fun tonight catching up on your posts I've missed. I ALWAYS love your photos.

    Good luck with changing your paint colors.


  5. Wow...your beach photos are just beautiful!! Just what I needed to see this morning:)
    And ps....I am having a little blog give-away! Stop on over if you get a chance:)