Sunday, January 27, 2008

New things for the New year...

I received this great book on how to create cute felt crafts from my sister for Christmas. I finally had a chance to open it up and try one. Here is my sweet little alien. I am hooked!!!

My nieces loved it so much that I took them to Micheal's and let them each pick out some felt so I could make them each one as well. Sophie ( who is 3) has decided she would like a purple and pink polka dotted cat. Marissa ( who is 7) would like a pink and blue peacock or pink and white panda (whichever I think is easier.... I now have my work cut out for me.

I stumbled onto a great frame sale this weekend and got several great new frames to hold my favorite pictures of Mexico!

To go with my new houndstooth coat, Kirsten and I went shopping for a purse. I was able to find a great kelly green bag in little old Mount Vernon. We have this great little gift shop called the Silver Spider. I searched all weekend for some yarn to match my bag. I am dying to knit a hat and scarf for my new coat. My search did not pan out, so I will continue on through the week!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Ahhh, home from Mexico!!

Here are some shots from our trip to Mexico. We had a great time, although it was a bit more primitive than I was anticipating. We had fun exploring and being adventurous!
Below is a photo of Miramar beach where we stayed.

The Highlight
Jeremy and I, along with two friends, took a boat ride on "La Tovarra" a river and estuary. What an amazing experience! We saw all kinds of wildlife and beautiful mangrove trees everywhere. . The boat stopped half way so we could check out the small crocodile farm.We were excited to see them, but were very surprised when we saw just as many along the river as we passed by. We ended our fabulous tour at the restaurant at the head of the spring for some swimming in the warm pool amidst the turtles and tropical fish and a fantastic lunch over looking it all.

Our Favorite meal

A view from el Encanto, our hotel

The best shopping was in Guadalajara, on our last day. We took a cab to a huge market and I bought a gorgeous papier mache skeleton bride and lots of jewelry. We had a great lunch with a couple we met from Chicago before jumping on our plane to head home.