Tuesday, June 9, 2015

California Vacation 2015

Hola everyone!

This past April we had the opportunity of taking a well deserved vacation.  We went to sunny California!

We celebrated my husband's birthday at the Racetrack...

At the Sonoma Racetrack
 We visited San Francisco...
Crooked Street

San Francisco


Pier 39

The Pier

The Sealions at Pier 39

Fishermans Wharf San Francisco

 We went to the beach...

And returned to San Francisco...
San Francisco in the Background

We spent 4 days in San Francisco, and then we took a California Coastal Princess Cruise!

Boarding the Ship

Port of San Francisco

Finally OnBoard!

Alcatraz in the Background from the ship

Getting ready to sail under the Bridge

 First stop: Santa Barbara...

Arriving to Santa Barbara, California in a tinder

The sea lions in the Santa Barbara coast
The ship in the distance

Welcome to Santa Barbara!

Next stop was Los Angeles...

Queen Mary

A seagull eating right in front of us on the ship

Long Beach Cruise Terminal
Santa Monica Pier

From there, we stopped in San Diego...

Pirate Ship on the San Diego Bay

Entrace to the San Diego Zoo
San Diego Zoo

Last stop: Ensenada, Mexico!  Ohhh, so much FUN!

Pueblo Antiguo stop at Ensenada, Mexico

Bathroom sign at a local store... LOL

Hmmm... cigarrettes, anyone?

Of course we had to have some beers and tequila!

After we got back to San Francisco, we enjoyed our last day in California, just fooling around the town.  So, we hit the go-carts...

Then it was time to say goodbye...

On our way home, back to Puerto Rico

We had so much fun on this vacation!  We really love California.  It is one of our favorite places to visit.  But the highlight of our trip, was meeting my good friend Yvette and her kids.  She is a Kidney Cancer survivor, just like me.  We have been talking on Facebook and on the phone for years, and this was the first time we were able to meet face to face.  It was magical!

My friend Yvette and her girls... Magical!!


Monday, June 8, 2015

A Gift for Grandma - Scrapbook Layout

Hola everyone!

Now that I showed you how I decorated the gift bags and some of the gifts I gave the mother's in my life for Mother's Day,  I have to show you my Grandmother's gift for that  occasion.

Grandma Scrapbook

My grandmother turned 83 this year.  These are pictures of her when we took her for lunch to celebrate her birthday.  Isn't she gorgeous? 

I placed the layout in a 12 x 12 picture frame and I was lucky enough to find a box that could fit it.  I then decorated the box with ribbon and some flowers and ta-da!

Caja decorada con flores

This layout is one of the layouts I made to celebrate this past National Scrapbooking Day.

Hope you enjoy it and it inspires you to create!


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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Decorated bags and hand fans

Hola everyone!

Finally I am getting around to bloggin again.  I've been very sick with the Shingles for the past month and that was not fun at all!

However, right before I got sick, I was able to celebrate Mother's Day with my mom and my mother-in-law.

I bought these cute little bags for just $.25 cents!  Can you believe it?  

bolsitas de regalo

I hot-glued some flowers and buttons to the bags and placed the gifts inside along with some mini gift tags I cut out with my Cricut.  They no longer look like $.25 cent bags, huh? :)

In the same little store I found these cute bags, I found these hand fans for just $1.00 and just made them pretier.

abanicos decorados

I hand-rolled some flowers, and the butterfly cut-outs from the little tags to decorate the fans.  Aren't they pretty?  Everyone was very happy with their fans and just loved them.

Just some ideas about not spending a lot of money to make some cute last minute gifts.

Hope that you liked them and that it inspires you to create.

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