A Year In Review – 2015

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Hello friends and HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!!  

I was just looking at all my pictures from this past year, 2015, and realized it was a pretty darn good year, with a bit of heart ache as well…  Here’s a little recap for you:

January marked our 20th anniversary, and we celebrated it in a big way by renewing our wedding vows in Manuel Antonio:

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Christmas 2015

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Hello friends! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and spent time with family and loved ones.

For me, there’s no better way to spend Christmas than with the one I love, having a Christmas movie marathon, while eating tasty treats! We watched 7 movies over 2 days. We even got a small 3-mile hike in on Christmas morning, which was lovely (and much needed after all the treats we’d been eating the day before).

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Oh Shit, I Forgot It’s Halloween: 30 Clever, Cheap, and Last Minute Halloween Costumes


You guys, it’s almost HALLOWEEN!   Do you have an adult Halloween party to go to this weekend? And you don’t know what you’re going to dress up as yet?


My husband Greg wrote it, and he humorously spells out 30+ easy, cheap, put-together-at-the-last-minute costume ideas. You can totally put these costumes together with stuff you already have laying around the house.

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A recap of 2014

2014 has been an awesome year and our first FULL year in Costa Rica! Thank you ALL for being a part of my life… and I really mean this. Whether you’re a childhood friend, a long time friend, or someone new in my life – I value all of you, and truly love that you are part of my life – online or in person!

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Costa Rica Chica’s Favorite Things – 2014 Christmas Gift Guide

Oprah is not the only one who can have a “Favorite Things” list.  And I have a LOT of favorite things…  Yes, yes, I’ve simplified my life and all – but you can’t expect me to give up everything, can you?

Here’s a list of my Favorite Things this year, and a Christmas Gift Guide for you all,
in no particular order (well, except for #1…):

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Baby, it’s warm outside! My first Costa Rican Christmas.

I must say I was really looking forward to my first Christmas in Costa Rica.  I’ve always liked Christmas while growing up in the states – the music, the lights, the shopping….  But I didn’t like how stressful and commercialized it had all seemed to become for me, the last several years living in Dallas.

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