Wednesday, March 30, 2011


One word....AMAZING!

This trip was JUST what we needed...not only a little vacay from the hustle and bustle of life in the microplex, but also a chance to catch up with our very dear friends!

We lounged on the beach (a lot!), cooked great food (well, brook and gary cooked), gambled (I even won $100 playing 10 cent peso slots!) and went on an awesome excursion to the cenotes.

Our excursion included mountain biking, zip lining, repelling, snorkeling through the cenotes and an ATV ride. It was incredible! I highly recommend this to anyone up for a little adventure! The cenotes were breathtaking to say the least!

Needless to say, when Wednesday rolled around, we were not ready to leave!

Here are some pics from the trip:

I want these!

I know, I know, I've been really really back at this blogging stuff recently. I promise to get some pics from Cancun and the new building up soon!

In the meantime, I ran across this site, and I absolutely WANT THESE Sseko sandals! Such an awesome organization and cause. I am so inspired when I run across organizations like this.

Here's some info from their site:

Sseko \say-ko\ Designs was created to help these bright young women continue their education. The Ugandan school system is designed with a nine month gap between secondary school and university. These nine months are intended to allow time for students to earn money for tuition before continuing on to university. However, in an impoverished and male dominated society, many of these young women struggle to find fair work during this time.

Sseko Designs hires recent secondary school graduates for this nine month period to live and work together, while earning money that will go directly towards their university education. These women will not make sandals forever. They will go on to be doctors, lawyers, politicians, writers and teachers that will bring change and unification to a country divided and ravished by a 22 year-long war.

Sseko Designs is a not-just-for-profit enterprise that recognizes the power of business and responsible consumerism to support sustainable economic development, which in turn affects a country's educational, justice, and health care systems. The goal of Sseko Designs is two-fold: provide university tuition for these promising young women through a sustainable monthly income, while also contributing to the overall economic development of Uganda.

Although consumerism makes many empty promises, responsible and proactive consumerism has the ability to change lives. Like the lives of Mercy, Mary and Rebbecca.

Every sandal has a story. This story has only just begun, but with your help, it will be a story of hope, success and change.

Check out their site: and buy some sandals!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Awesome Flowerbib Necklace

I just ran across this awesome necklace idea! I am definitely going to try to make one on my own...isn't it super duper cute?!

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Over the weekend, I made cinnamon sugar pull apart bread (thanks Joy the Baker for the recipe ) for a get together with the girls.

let me tell was fantabulous! I highly recommend everyone who loves bread, sugar and/or cinnamon give it a try. It's a little time consuming, but well worth the wait (and the calories...though I may not be thinking that in my swim suit in Cancun THIS WEEKEND!).