Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Trippin' Part 1 (and a mural)

Hang with me...I'll get to the mural part in a minute... 

A couple of weeks ago I posted this picture and asked the question, "Where's VaVa?"
 The answer...
San Juan, Puerto Rico.
We stayed at a beautiful resort called The LaConcha.

We had a corner suite with both ocean and city views...

The living area was kind of groovy...

  It had a nice kitchen which I refused to use!
Except for the refrigerator & the coffee maker.

This was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in (other than my own) and the pillows were fantastic. Thankfully they left the tags on them so I could see what kind they were.

 There were 3 pools...

Here's my man enjoying the water...

I want a humongous flower pot...

 We spent a day in old San Juan. I love the colors!

 The front of this building is all tile...

Some of the steep streets reminded me of San Francisco...

You can find a Starbuck's anywhere you go!!!

I need this sign! I think I'll make one!

This lucky little guy gets to live every day in paradise...

Now to the part about the mural.
This post could have also been titled,
While the cat's away, the mouse will play!
Because, while we were enjoying some time away...
 my daughter, Carrie, called and asked where she could find sandpaper. I told her and asked, "why?"
"Because Madison (Carrie's best friend) and I are feeling crafty."
I loved hearing that and pictured them at the kitchen counter making all kinds of great things.
But instead they painted a mural of a dream catcher
 in Carrie's room.
And it's fantastic!!!
  I think they did a great job!
It looks much better than the time when Carrie was little and decided that she would like her carpet to have pink polka dots. She achieved the look she wanted by making the polka dots with my pink lipstick!!! Ground in lipstick doesn't come out of carpet.

Before I know it, she'll be changing her room again. We have lived in this house for 5 years and this is the 3rd time she's had a new design theme! 
I wonder what will be next!

Hey, Carrie, you haven't changed your bathroom yet.
 Get on that, will ya?
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  1. All the fabulous colors in this post! The water, the houses, the balconies with flowers, and your daughter's gorgeous mural! No cooking on vacation, great idea ♥

  2. What an enchanting post!!! And what a gorgeous city - those buildings are just beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing !

  3. What a beautiful retreat for you! Your daughter did a great job on the mural. It is lucky she has a creative mama!

  4. Not sure if my comment went through... so if this is similar sorry :o) Your trip looks awesome!!! AHHHH. I made SO many dreamcatchers as a kid for my friends so your photo brought back great memories. I stopped over from Ginger Snap Crafts... would love to have you come check out my link party..http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/03/st-pattys-pasta-and-tasteful-tuesday.html

  5. awesome pictures!! I feel like I was there:):) Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  6. Hi...thanks for stopping by...at each end of our cruise we spent 2 extra days in PR (Isla Verde)...but we enjoyed the other islands we cruised to more so....the caribbean water is so beautiful and the waves in PR were fabulous this trip (and I can see in your photos that you also enjoyed some - that infinity pool is stunning!) I want to go back!

  7. Cool mural and I have to say, I'm way jealous of your vacation, haha! I think I could stay in that place all year! Gorgeous!

  8. Looks like everybody had a good time during the vacation! Beautiful pictures and cool mural! Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share!

  9. Looks like you have an interior designer blossoming there.
    Puerto Rica is a beautiful place. Looks like you had a fantastic vacation and wonderful digs. xo Ginger

  10. Hi! Just found your site from the Little Knick Knack blog link party and so glad I did! This mural is incredible! The thumbnail of the photo looked like a REAL dream-catcher! Fantastic job. Oh - and now I have a new vacation idea to add to the list :) nikki www.flairytales.com

  11. What a creative gal you have. Polka dot carpet with lipstick, oh my! lol! Love the colors in San Juan and the seltzer bottle on the building is fabulous. Enjoy my friend! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  12. You're such a tease! Here I am longing for some warm weather and you show beautiful pictures of a warm beach. Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  13. Looks like a wonderful vacation! Such beautiful pictures! Your daughter's dream catcher is such a great idea! You must be one proud mama. Thanks for linking this up to Saturday Sparks. Stop by Friday to see the Viewer Favorites.
    Have a Wonderful Day,
    Pieced Pastimes

  14. Your vacation looks dreamy! The pics are so beautiful~I need one right now! I sometimes I a mural painter~ if I am forced, lol! And they did a great job love the dream catcher idea, very clever! Thanks for linking up at Made in a Day last week!

  15. Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  16. AWESOME with a CAPITAL AWE!!!!!! thanks for sharing : ) I am sharing too! lol! hugs...

  17. What a lovely vacation! I love the color of the buildings also. They did a wonderful job on the dream-catcher. Thank you for joining us at Transformed Tuesday this week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  18. Beautiful pictures! Miss you and relax and enjoy!


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