Your Aura is Blue
Spiritual and calm, you tend to live a quiet but enriching life. You are very giving of yourself. And it's hard for you to let go of relationships. The purpose of your life: showing love to other people Famous blues include: Angelina Jolie, the Dali Lama, Oprah Careers for you to try: Psychic, Peace Corps Volunteer, Counselor

About Me

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This blog started out as a way for me to display and sell my handmade jewelry creations. I have set up shop on, where my shop name is "Dreamin of Beadin". The link to my Etsy store is located on the right hand side of this page. Please check me out!! If jewelry's not your thing, then check out the site anyway ~ there are plenty of talented artists selling lots of cool things there. For your reading pleasure, this blog will serve as a sneak peek into what's going on "behind the scenes" in my world. I love to cook, so there will be plenty of recipes, as well as product reviews and the occasional product giveaway (woo hoo!) I also love to take pictures of anything and everything, and I just bought a new camera, so there will be plenty of photos. And I like wine too, so things could get pretty interesting . . . Thank you for your support of me, Etsy and "all things handmade" :)


I'm Back

After three weeks of being out of commission, my Etsy shop is finally back open for business. I must say, as much as I love going away, it does feel good to be back to the ‘ol routine ~ or most of it, anyway. For part of those three weeks, I was down in sunny Florida visiting my brother, who lives in Orlando. You’re probably wondering if my trip included a stop at Disneyworld. Not this time. Trust me, after being on a plane filled with families headed for the magical place, I'm almost convinced it's a mortal sin to go there and not spend at least one day with Mickey Mouse. Oh well, guess that means I'm hellbound for sure. Back in 2003, we visited all of the Disney parks, and it was a super great time. But somehow the thought of hanging at WDW on a stifling hot, 99 degree and humid day did not sound like a ball of fun to any of us. So, here’s some of what we did instead:
Got up close and personal with tons of alligators at "Gatorland". Who needs a mouse when you can hang with these guys?! It was waaaay cool!! Ate some of the most amazing food, including Cuban cuisine at the historic Columbia restaurant in Tampa's Ybor City neighborhood. This place has been in business for over 100 years, when it began serving cafe con leche to the Cuban immigrants who worked in nearby cigar factories. Today it is still operated by the same family and is absolutely outstanding.
With all of that heat, frequent stops for refreshments was a necessity :)
Watched the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Washington Nationals at Tropicana Field. That's one of their stars, Evan Longoria. What a hottie!
Sunned ourselves in the crystal clear water and white sand of Clearwater Beach. Aaaaahhhh . . .
Climbed 200+ winding steps to the top of the St. Augustine lighthouse. The view of America's Oldest City from that vantage point was breathtaking, and well worth the climb!
While in St. Augustine, we visited Castillo de San Marcos, a Spanish fort that was built over 300 years ago. Now that's some history for you!
Whether you're planning a vacation, a playcation, or a staycation, I wish you safe and happy travels!

1 comment:

jacjewelry said...

Looks like a wonderful vacation, Stacy! Glad you were able to finally get away - welcome back! We missed you.