Yes, I needed one! Life gets crazy and as much as I hate it, sometimes it’s just too much to ask to keep up with my normal blogging schedule. But I’m back and couldn’t be more excited!
Without going into crazy detail, I’ll be giving you a recap of the things we’ve been up to from the time of my last post. (Not all in today’s post though!)
1. After 3 years, we finally went on a honeymoon to Mexico (the week of Thanksgiving)! Believe it or not, I found this place on Groupon Getaways and it was AWESOME! I was a little leery about purchasing a vacation package on Groupon, as most of our purchases have been for restaurants up until now. But seeing as how Groupon backs the businesses they represent, we figured it would be fine (and we read a ton of reviews of this place before we hit the “Purchase” button!)
We wanted something out of the ordinary, and this was just that! A small boat ride led us from the dock in Puerto Vallarta to our resort.
Our resort’s capacity is only 30 people, and our “room” was a casita, also known as a small house/hut. No windows, just open air and the sound of the ocean. The details in craftsmanship were amazing.
There were only 8 casitas on the island, so lots of privacy and personal attention. I mean who doesn’t like being treated like royalty?! We had a gorgeous Thanksgiving dinner with all the guests on the resort.
We scored an awesome vacation at literally half the normal price, thanks to Groupon. Which really helped out when considering that we came home and wrote a check for…….
2. While we were away, we moved all our furniture into the garage. The handy dandy floor crew got busy on our floors- sanding, staining, and polying. I’m so glad we decided to hire this one out. Otherwise, it probably would’ve taken us 3.25 more years to get them all done. And I was over it. The color isn’t quite as dark as what we were expecting, but it’s grown on us and now we love it. Also, due to the fact that our dog is white, that might not have been the best combination with extremely dark floors.
(I took the photos a few weeks ago so that’s what the Christmas decor is all about.)
And to refresh your memory of the orange color we had before:
A million times better.
3. And then Christmas came around. We bought ourselves an Australian sheepskin rug from Overland. Boring right??? WRONG! This rug is amazing. Seriously. As John likes to say, “I want that sheepskin on my feetskin.” He’s got rhymes, let me tell you. I know not everyone is down with having real fur around, but please don’t judge us for choosing to go for it.
It’s a glorious feeling to wake up and step on this in the morning. These rugs are truly a treat. They are made in a few different shades and even come with a brush to comb it out. We love the curves, but there are all kinds of different shapes they’re made in. However, they’re not exactly cheap…this style ran us $180. So the pup is not allowed on it. (Except the other day when all three of us decided to have a snugglefest on the rug). Ooops, oh well! It’s that soft.
Anyway, we have a ton of other projects that have taken place at the house, like redoing our master bath, redoing the guest bath, buying a couple other rugs and some major Craigslist/Goodwill scores, along with a lot of cute little crafty projects. I can’t wait to share them. Sorry for leaving you guys hanging for so long. I’m back!
Oh and Overland didn’t pay us or give us any free stuff for this shout out. Happy Monday!