some enchanted evening...

many a night ended with a good game of pool

my daily night cap

the reason for the trip - celebrating fifteen years together

checking out what was on the other side of the bridge

beautiful flower arrangements everywhere you looked

dan learning a new cuisine


afternoon delights...

MARGHERITA - it tasted like the pizza I loved in italy and became my daily lunch- fantastic!

courtesy of the manager - a toast!

back on a horse where I felt incredibly calm

art on the beach? HELL - YA!

me, myself & I + a camera = this

afternoon nap in our palapa

absolutely without question - the MOST beautiful place I have ever seen:


a week of mornings...

this past week was spent with my two favorite men in my favorite place. here is a peek at my mornings...

my view as my eyes opened in the morning:

my toes hitting the fresh sand at sun up:

an empty chair welcomes an artist to the vendors market:

fresh squeezed orange juice, YUM!:

a beautiful reminder of the strength of a woman:

taking time to be still:

most of my days began with a walk on the beach:


on reflecting...

my word for the year "reflect".

It takes quite a bit of energy and courage to reflect.

when did it begin?

this feeling of there is something wrong with me?

who started it?

as I continue to feed into it while watching the media and my peers support it.

will I allow it to crush my spirit?

who was the very first person who told me I was STUPID? WHO WAS IT?

and WHO allowed me to believe it?

your ugly, your fat, your not good enough, you will never amount to anything, you are crazy, you should be ashamed of YOURSELF!

who said these words? WHO WAS IT?

I bet that when I was born someone thought I was beautiful.

someone thought I was smart when I read my first words aloud.

someone was proud of me when I rode my bike without training wheels. HELL YA!

someone thought I was pretty when I was wearing my red plastic earrings.

someone loved it when as a baby my butt hung in the air as I scooted across the floor.

as we celebrate valentine's day I say we celebrate ourselves. we NEED to love ourselves. we NEED to...

*quilted heart pin purchased here.

and the winner is...

please contact me and we will arrange delivery. ciao!

it's february!

AND you know what that means!

138 days till SUMMER! HA!

SO excited!

SO much SO in fact that I am having a giveaway!

as I was cleaning out the studio and re-organizing things I found this beauty:

I altered the cover of this sketchbook after I read this book.

have you read it? you should! leave a comment below and tell me the name of a book that inspired you. I will pick a winner on thursday!