Showing posts from May, 2017

The Beautiful Kiss Of Reality

Well this truthful tale must begin at the beginning and that is with the packing of my suitcase and the swimsuit which went in it. Doesn't that one word just make you cringe.. .swimsuit . You see it was just a few weeks ago on a sunny and steamy day in Puerto Rico I put on my swimsuit in preparation for a seashore experience with my precious family. It was in that very life defining moment that as I turned around to look at myself in a full length mirror that I came to terms with this fact. I have never been more unattractive in a swimsuit and yet I have never felt better in one. With legs as white as alabaster from the knee up, cellulite visible on the upper thighs and a tummy that refused to cooperate with being sucked in, it all became quite apparent that I could either embrace my 60 year old body and live life to the fullest with this beautiful kiss of reality or I could hide out for 10 days in the dark, shuddering at how the years had suddenly crept upon me. You know you may b

DIY -Summer Coastal Wreath

I haven't made a wreath in a while as I have been working in my gardens. If you enjoy gardening I have a few posts I will be sharing on a variety of gardening topics in the upcoming weeks. I live in Texas and the temperatures are creeping up into the 90's so I will be back to creating more inside rather than outside. I have had this Summer Coastal Wreath on my mind for the last few weeks. While on my recent trip to the seashore I picked up all sorts of treasures, none of them were living not even the perfectly intact tiny sea urchin shell nor the sand dollar, they just washed up on the shore and there they were waiting for me. I did a little happy dance and then grabbed for them just before the foaming tide came in and tried to claim them back to the sea. I tucked my treasures from the sea in plastic bags and cushioned them in-between my clothing in the suitcase then made a little wish that they would make it through the USDA check and then home with out being broken. To my joy

Ocean Fun, Joy & More In Puerto Rico (Part I)

I had fully intended to be sharing my Puerto Rico trip with you while I was on this beautiful archipelago Island, 980 miles away from the Mainland. When I last wrote I included Five Tips for Creating a Playful Life , well I think that is exactly what we did while we were in Puerto Rico!  I really did take my computer, plugged it in and then I never even turned it on! How is that for unplugging from the world, (it did feel so good) well except for Instagram where I did share much of our exploring, visiting, and time well spent  with my family and Island living. So, welcome to a little Island joy today where I am sharing part one of my trip with Ocean fun and some traveling tips to the Island of Enchantment. The island of Puerto Rico is not very big, it is approximately 100 miles long and 35 miles wide. On the North side of the Island is the Atlantic Ocean and to the East shore is the Caribbean. The North side of the Island has stronger currents and the the East is calmer. Puerto Rico