Window Wall

You know that feeling when you check off items on a list? That giddy, elated feeling that one more thing is done? Itโ€™s wonderful isnโ€™t it? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thatโ€™s how Iโ€™m feeling lately. We have been going gangbusters working on projects these past few weeks and the house is coming together more and more each day. One project that we just finished was adding windows and a frame to our kitchen wall. Itโ€™s a huge floor-to-ceiling wall and needed something quite big to fill the space.ย  I took some old windows, wood from up north, and a photo to create a wonderful display ๐Ÿ™‚



Panama ~ Ruins of Panama Viejo

Another week is getting away from me, so this post is going to be more photos and a few notes here and there ๐Ÿ™‚ This day was all about Panama Viejo.

Panama Viejo is the remaining part of the old Panama City. It was founded in 1519. Through it’s beginning years, it suffered many fires, pirate attacks and attacks from indigenous people. In 1671, Henry Morgan attacked the city which caused damage severe enough that the city had to be rebuilt where the new city thrives today.

Hope you enjoy this journey through the ruins as much as I did!

Panama Viejo


Panama ~ Fish Market & Casco Viejo

Hey all. I’m so sorry it’s been taking me so long to get our trip posted. I have so many photos that I want and every time I start working on a post I get over-whelmed. I honestly just want to get these all shared with you so I can get back to posting recipes and about everything that’s going on around here!!! EXCITING STUFF!!!

This day was filled with lots of walking and history. We started with a visit to the fish market and then went on to explore Casco Viejo. Hope you enjoy all the photos!!


Panama ~ Our First Day

We spent our first full day in Panama shopping and seeing more of the city. We took the bus to the Albrook Mall and then walked part of the way back to the apartment.


Boats near the fish market pier



Panama ~ Taboga Island & Las Tinajas

Our third day in Panama was probably my favorite. We took a ferry out to Taboga Island and then went and saw a costumed folklore performance at Las Tinajas. Get ready for another photo overload! I think I had an even MORE difficult time narrowing down these photos. Hope you enjoy!!!

Panama, Taboga Island


Panama ~ Arrival

As you already know, we made it back safe and sound from our amazing trip to Panama. Itโ€™s taken me a few days weeks to get back in to the swing of things and to sort through over 1,400 photos so this post is quite late ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I had completely intended to write posts while we were there, but I only had access to internet in the evenings when we went up to the pool. Let me tell you that after sightseeing all day I just wanted to put my feet up, have a glass of wine and stare at the ocean ๐Ÿ™‚

After we got back from Panama our life changed a little. More on that in another post ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a good change.

I had spent hours days writing a big long post in detail from the start of my day to the end and now that I’m sitting here, I honestly just want to share photos with you. I will probably go back and fill in my actual writing, but for now you get a photo story ๐Ÿ™‚


I’m BACK!!!

We did it! We made it to Panama and back ๐Ÿ™‚ What an amazing trip. Iโ€™m sorry I wasnโ€™t able to update my blog while we were gone. We had so much to see and do that by the time we got back to the apartment and up to the pool where the WIFI was, I just wanted a drink, a swim and some relaxation time. Iโ€™m hoping to have everything sorted out by the end of the weekend so I can share our trip with you and many of the photos I took ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you have an amazing weekend and Happy Valentineโ€™s Day a day early ๐Ÿ™‚

Until next time.

Much love,


Top 15 Recommended Travel Photos


As I sit down to prepare for our trip to Panama, I’m checking off item after item on the list of things we need to get done before we go. One of the things I still have to complete is a list of photographs I want to make sure I take to remember our trip. I thought I’d share it with all of you for your next adventure!


Poll ~ Post or Not to Post


ย As we get closer and closer to the day we leave for Panama, I’m struggling with if and when I should update my blog while we are gone. The more I think about it, I would like to update it daily, but I’m not sure how realistic that is. It would really help me keep my thoughts in order as we will be seeing and doing so much. It might be a nice way to end the day…up on the pool deck with a glass of wine sharing my day with you ๐Ÿ™‚ That way the posts won’t get too long and I’ll be able to document the day better. If I wait until I get back, I will probably have to write multiple daysโ€™ worth of posts and might forget half of what we did by then! Well, probably not because I’m going to be photographing like a mad woman!!!


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