Living on Inspiration

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my kind of tuesdays.

I’ve never been one to feel lazy. These days I am lazy. When family & friends ask how I am adjusting, I don’t quite know how to respond just yet. I feel as though I am on an extended vacation. It’s really nice. Eventually I’ll get into a routine and such. As for now, I’ll enjoy days like yesterday. It went something like this:

[look out my balcony, check the weather, there’s the sun! we’re good to go.]

[grab my extra large ‘bug-eyed’ sunglasses]

[…and my beach bag, with my new towel.]

[begin my trek down the street]

[admire the ironwork]

[almost there]

[ah, life is good]

[yay, not many people!]

[i usually claim a palm tree]

[lay out the towel & a good read]

[sometimes i paint my toenails]

[the sun was perfect]

[I usually only stay at the beach for 1.5-3 hours. We’ll be here for 5 years minimum, no need scorching my skin this early in the game. Victor got off early, so we met his boss for dinner @ a cute little restaurant on a dock.]

[these views are from my seat…]


[my hot date]

[yours truly]


It was a wonderful day!signature



Rear Window…

One of my all-time favorite Alfred Hitchcock film’s is Rear Window, starring Jimmy Stewart & Grace Kelly. This suspenseful 2 hour movie films every single scene from a rear window, a balcony. Crazy! If you’ve never seen this movie, you’re missing out!

Anyway, this afternoon I opened our balcony doors to let some air breeze in…which led me to capture these shots, from our rear window.

There’s your first glimpse of San Juan, PR. Now go buy yourself a plane ticket…



Wedding: When we said we do

I get giddy when I think about that day, May 18, 2012. I enjoyed every single moment of our wedding. I had done all of the ceremony/reception planning on-line, searching Florida destination weddings. Through these searches we decided on the Tampa Bay area, more specifically St. Petersburg/Treasure Island Beach. We found a company (Weddings on a Whim) to take care of the ceremony: raking the beach, setting up/taking down chairs, arch, & speaker system…the whole nine-yards. They were fantastic to work with and had extremely decent prices. They referred me to our reception venue, the Historical Paddleboat Cruise . I fell in love with this boat, it was perfect. The best part was that everything was included, dinner, band, chairs, linens, cake cutting, no rental fee…etc. We paid a fee per person, the end. That is completely unheard of in the wedding industry these days. The other great part of a cruise reception is the timing. When you return to the dock, the party is over…our wedding & reception went from 4-10:30, and we were checking into our hotel @ 11. Perfecto. Every brides wishes for every detail to be perfect, and I can honestly say there was only 1 thing I would change. The cake. It was beautiful on the outside, but it was slightly (okay, majorly) overcooked. Some people say it’s the most important part of your day, I pretend it wasn’t. Too many good memories to let that darn cake get in the way & take over.

Here are some pictures to highlight my favorite day ever.

And we’re living happily ever after…