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Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

Vallarta view from the Malecon I have traveled to Puerto Vallarta with my Mexican family for the last 36 years. We have seen the city change and modernize while continuing to be a family friendly travel destination. Unlike other Americanized coastal tourist destinations in Mexico, there continues to be an authentic feel to parts of… Continue reading Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

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Operation Surprise!

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. By now you know the things that are most important to me. As the daughter of a US Marine and holding that prestigious title myself, military service sits at the top of that list. My father and I1990 / 2002 I also believe it’s important to make… Continue reading Operation Surprise!

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Same, But Different

Last summer I won the lottery when my sister bought a neighboring home to ours. Having family close by after moving away from them has changed everything. Spending time with her, being able to ask for her for help, and having her around to teach my son is bringing me tons of joy. I like… Continue reading Same, But Different

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Stay at Home Mom

During a family outing an acquaintance asked what it is I do for a living. It was the first time since quitting my job that I was going to answer “stay at home mom”. I hesitated. I wanted to say something that sounded more glamorous like “work at home mom” or “Etsy business owner”. 🙄Then… Continue reading Stay at Home Mom

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So Much Change, Same Crafty Space

So much has happened since I last posted anything.  Where do I even start? Cliff Notes version: Quit my day job Had a baby, very very early dedicated every waking moment to premie baby Tons of house projects I'll write more about all of these things in the coming posts, I promise. Now that the… Continue reading So Much Change, Same Crafty Space

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Hoop Art – Frida

I love any and everything Frida Kahlo. So naturally I have to include her in an embroidery hoop series. This is the first: Kinda classy, Kinda hood.  Aren't we all? Those eyebrows tho

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New Year, New Look, Same Ol’ Me

Hello everyone.  After having disappeared from the Blog-osphere, I'm back.   So much to catch up on.... Here are the cliff notes for the last almost 2 years (yikes!): We sold our home, moved and bought another.  Lots of house projects to come! Thrift hoarding continues.  I've been given the green light to collect all the goods… Continue reading New Year, New Look, Same Ol’ Me