Friday, August 20, 2010

the world according to...

photo from
 Terry Border and his wonderful Bent Objects!

It's pretty amazing to me, how somebody can find art in ways like Terry Border, how in his case he manages to tell "the secret life of everyday objects", gives them life in ways that we cannot imagine...

Here are some of his pieces (the captions on the pieces are by me, not by him!).

the Trojan Horse
mani pedi walking ready!
taking a dip into the color pool!

hot tea tub
watch out for Zombies

don't be a jerk
the drama is mine!

Are those very unique an awesome? Hope you enjoyed them as much as I did... Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

about time...

It's been a while since I've given an award and there are so many wonderful blogs that I have the pleasure to read (when I have the chance) that I feel right now it's the right time to come up with something extra special.
I hope you out there feel the same way too, because I mean it from the heart.

The people and blogs I want to honor today are:

1. Joan @ Gods Little People... I really don't remember when I found you and your blog, but I've been a faithful follower ever since, your words touch my heart and soul, and although we are so far away geographically speaking, I feel very close to you because of the love we share for all Gods Little People... 

2.  Wild Magnolia is a blog that I have been following for a while, Randi is going through some major changes in her life, but still her posts are very nice, nice images that make me realize that we are all going through something and having a little space to talk about it's a blessing, you have an awesome blog and even though I don't know you personally I know you are a great girl, keep up the good spirit and God Bless!

3. Kat @ Heart 2 Heart is being following my blog and leaving amazing comments for a while, I have been reading her blog for a while as well, although just very recently I am an official follower of hers. Thanks Kat for the bringing your insight and specially your love for God and your family into my life.

4. Sitka and his Mom Andrea are wonderful bloggers @ All Gods Creatures, I love their blog and I am grateful to her and all her comments on mine, thanks for coming every now and then.

5. Caroline @ Absolutely Unique has a wonderful blog, even though I am not much into fashion the pictures she posts are so glamorous and unique that just looking at them makes me feel pretty stylish, she obviously has great taste and I live that part of life's fashion through her blog!!!

6. The blog "50 iglesias en 50 semanas" (which translated to english means: "50 churches in 50 weeks") is a blog that belong to somebody very close to me from blood and life, she is my first cousin more like my sister. She started this blog as a woman that desires to be a mom, and in this little space she is being sharing her pilgrimage of visiting 50 churches in 50 weeks.  As she explains herself in her own space: Being that the churches are the house of God, I made the purpose to visit 50 of his houses in 50 consecutive weeks (I hope!), pray to him and ask that he sends my husband and me the baby that we long for so much.
Today I want to give her this award because I love her and I pray with her that soon her wish to be a mother and have a bigger family with her husband comes true. (unfortunately the blog is in Spanish for those English speakers!)

7. Maggie @ *Moonstruck has such a great blog, she always has great and interesting topics. Sometimes when I don't get many comments in a couple of days and I get kind of down, she is there with a nice word, thanks for your friendship and your blog!
8. Last one but definitely not least, my favorite blogger, man, husband, friend and "my muse", Mark @ First Time (he is probably going to think this is such a girlie award with birdies and all, but oh well!). He is the reason why I ever started blogging in the first place and now I can't stop, but for him, I will go to the moon and back, and his blog will always be my #1. I love you babe!!!

Now, as far as the award goes, you can do whatever you want with it; post it on your blog, not post it, print it, frame it, delete it, pass it along or just smile when you read about it. All I want to accomplish with this is to tell people how much I enjoy their blogs and that they share their life and thoughts with me, we are all miles away but with this blessing that is the internet we are so close in this big blogger family.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

reality- check!

On my post yesterday I talked about going forward, about changing for the best when change is required but also remembering what's really important in life (God and family to me is on top of the list).

But there's all sort of ways to move forward and one fine example is the remarkable story about the Crafton Family that sailed the world all together as a family, they sailed 30,000 miles in 83 months (that's 7 years), exploring life at sea and in so many wonderfully remote (and not so remote) places.

picture from The Washington Post

If you would like to read their story click here. My favorite part of the whole article is when they talked about Vanuatu;

"Vanuatu, where the people owned the least and smiled the most, was one of their favorite (destinations). They stayed three months. "They are the happiest people in the world," Tom says. "It reinforced everything we believed about putting time with the family over this blind pursuit of material things." 

Vanuatu girl (image from

And that is probably one of the things I love the most about traveling, to see other people's realities of the world and realize that some times when we are completely immerse in our reality is just our own reality and what we make of it, when we feel our life is meaningless or too complicated, think about people living in the streets, in the middle of the jungle, or even trying to survive an abusive relationship...

So traveling, if you manage to open your soul to see others reality is a very good reality check- If you don't believe me, then you must really read the article about the Crafton family journey. 

I've always being a firm believer that you could be totally alone in a deserted island as well as on the 3rd floor of an apartment building in the middle of NY city (or any big city in the world). Our reality is what we make of it and our spirit it not filled up by money, we don't need a bank account to be happy, and although we need it to survive in society, we really don't need it to make the best out of our lives (if you don't believe me, just ask anybody in Vanuatu!).

But anyway, this is not really a self help or wisdom blog, it's just a place to pen down some ideas and random thought about anything that catches my heart.

Hope any of this catches your heart of at least your interest. Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

forward we go

When facing obstacles in life, sometimes it is hard to find smooth ground again. We let our mind wonder about the worst possible scenarios which makes the jumping of those obstacles more exhausting...

Right now, me and my husband are going through some major changes and sacrifices might need to be done, and that's when I can't help but thinking about that specially moment on our wedding day when I said in front of him, my family and specially God something like this:

"I promise to love you through good times and bad, regardless of the obstacles we may face together..."

And then I found this beautiful quote by one of my favorite writers Paulo Coelho.

"When there is no turning back, we should concern ourselves only with the best way of going forward"

Isn't this a nice way to put things into perspective? So, if we require to change, let's change in the best possible way, if something is over, let's start something much better and accept only the best possible scenarios.

My dad has a friend that always said "Don't take a single step back, even if it's to gain impulse". We need to always try to move forward without looking back, we are way too concerned with what was and what will be.

There's also the famous quote "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery, today is a gift, that's why it's called the present" and that present if given to us by God and he and only he can manage it or take it away when he feels it's the right time.

So, today more than ever, we need to be grateful for those obstacles that make us realize that we need the best attitude to move forward, to let the little voice in our head be our cheerleader instead of letting it drag us into depression, we need to be close to our loved ones and remind them that they have our support 100%, our commitment and love every day.

But mostly we need to let God work in his mysterious ways so our moving will always be forward...

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 16, 2010

New week, New museum

My weekend was pretty smooth, no hard turns or sudden movements, just chilling, the weather was rainy but still super hot.

I forgot to mention that last Thursday we visited the new Cayman Motor Museum, a private museum with a very special and valuable car collection. The owner Mr. Andreas Ugland has this amazing collection and was kind enough to share it with the world, here are some of the most amazing cars he has.
nice spread of Ferrari
1954 Rolls-Royce

the original 1966 Batmovil
my favorite, Mustang
Bentley previously owned by Elton John

"tailor made" Rolls-Royce Limousine for the owner
Aren't those cars amazing? The whole place is very nice, very well set up and with very nice memorabilia and decoration! If you are every in Cayman, it's a no miss, a 100% worth the visit!

Have a nice week!


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