Friday, January 29, 2010


Hello Loves,


As most of you probably already know I’m back from vacation! Yesterday was insanely busy trying to prep for a client meeting, catch up on my emails and of course sneak in some blog reading! I missed you all!


Always the faithful blogger I made sure to take lots of pics in order to share some of fun in the sun.


So sit back, relax and enjoy a day in the life of me with a sunny background instead of the snow that I came home too!


Here is a little peek into where we stayed. This was right outside our room:

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This was the hallway leading down the breakfast area and the beach!

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The beginning of my mornings always started with a trip to the beach. I would settle into my lounge chair and just sit. It was delightful!

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Usually while I was doing that Jon would venture off in search of a good fishing spot among all of these rocks.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica is a huge surfing community so the majority of the shops on their main street were surfing related.

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Part of our Christmas gift was also a kayaking trip! It was lots of fun, but my arms are still sore from it!

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{Jon asked me to turn around for a picture and apparently I thought this was the best way to it! :) }


During our kayaking trip we got to see some baby crocs, which I stayed far away from and Jon actually got to fish as well.

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During one of our lunches in town at a place called, Nogui’s (Totally recommend if you are ever there. So yummy. I’m still dreaming of their pineapple pie. We ate their twice!) we saw Monkeys!

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The restaurant was right on the water so instead of getting  back to the B&B through town we took the beach route.

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I know this is only suppose to an IN HER SHOES for one day, but I have more to share and since I’m the boss so to speak I’m going to add a few more pics! Hope you don’t mind.


On on last full day before we had to fly home we went to Rincon de la Vieja a park with four volcanoes and a waterfall. It was about 2 and half hours away, but totally worth it.


It was a day full of the things that Jon loves and terrifies me. We first went horseback riding (No pictures of this. It was an hour long and I’m pretty sure I just kept muttering OMG the entire time. It was a bouncy ride!)


The next thing was a sauna with the steam from the volcanoes and then a mud treatment. Sounds relaxing right?


Not when you are the one applying the mud yourself:

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Then we got to sit by the sun and wait for it to dry. Of course what comes on must come off…

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After that we went down a 450 meter water slide. I hate water parks, amusement parks, because I’m a big scardy cat, but I figured when am I going to do this again so I said yes to everything! Sorry, but no pictures of this since both me and Jon did it so the camera did not come with.


Lastly was a zip-line tour. I had never done this before and I was under the impression that it was just a one time thing. You go up real high, get attached, zip down and done in minutes.


As I was getting geared up I asked the guide about how long it would take figuring 5 mins and I was met with an answer of an hour!!!! Duh Camila it is a zip-line TOUR meaning multiple stops. (10 to be exact!)

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I still decided to do it because I’m all about being a DO-ER. Totally forgetting that I’m a bit scared of heights!

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A little after an hour I was safely back on the ground and had to take a picture with my two guides that saved the day and caught me at each stop.

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This trip was a lovely little get-away and one that me and Jon needed badly! Thanks again to my Mom, Dad, Ximena and Daniela for making it all possible!


Hope you all have a great weekend! I have loads more catching up to do and a trip to the Gift Fair this weekend! I’ll post pics of that on Monday!




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Anonymous Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

What an amazing trip!! I love that you made sure to do things that took you outside of your comfort zone - those are the memories that you and your husband will laugh about forever!

January 29, 2010 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Your pictures are amazing, and the trip must have been out of this world. Although that fish he caught... scares me just a little. Maybe it's the coloring. Haha! But thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures!

January 29, 2010 at 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richie's always talked about going to Costa Rica, but we never made the trip. Now that I've seen these pics, I think its a must. You two look like you had a great time!

January 29, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger The Brick Cottage said...

OMG, what fun! I would have LOVED the zip line tour and the mud bath, cold shoewer is too funny. Although, was it weird having all the monkeys aroud? I think *that* would scare me!

January 29, 2010 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Sarah Ring said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time! D and I would love to go to Costa Rica - could you email me some info on where you stayed, recommendations, etc? Everything you guys did I am sure we would love!

January 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM  
Blogger Chelsea Junget said...

I just got back from CR, too! The zip line tours are terrifying but really fun at the same time :)

January 29, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Erin {House of Turquoise} said...

Wow it looks like you guys had an awesome vacation! The best of everything! I'm so happy you shared your pictures on here! :)

January 29, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

looks like so much fun and the pics are amazing! i don't know how your hubby does the spa stuff, mine won't come near any of that, especially a mud bath! haha! great pictures!

January 29, 2010 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Great pictures, that looks like so much fun! My husband has been to Costa Rica but I haven't.

January 29, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Looks like a great trip! I want to try a zipline!

January 29, 2010 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Nicole-Lynn said...

Looks like you both had such a fun time! My fiance surfs there once a year! He loves Tamarindo! :)

January 29, 2010 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger Abbie said...

It looks like it was a blast! J and I originally talked about Costa Rica for our honeymoon, and I so wish we had gone!

January 29, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Kelly @ turned UP to ELEVEN! said...

SO FUN! I went to stay close to Tamarindo when I went to Costa Rica - it was so much fun. We went zip lining as well and I had a blast. I wish I could have gone kayaking! This looks like a wonderful trip and your hotel was amazing!!!

January 29, 2010 at 2:59 PM  
Blogger Hopeless Chest said...

Looks like such a fun time.

I am very jealous. I would love to go somewhere warm right now.

Welcome back!

January 29, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger paula said...

oh this all looks so fabulous. I am a bit of a scaredy too, so happy you did it all anyway.

January 29, 2010 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Kate Riley said...

Camila, that looks like so much fun ! Thanks for sharing, I wish I was 'in your shoes' !

Have a great weekend.

January 29, 2010 at 7:19 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

Wow it looks like you guys had an amazing time! I love a vacation that allows me to hang out for a few days on the beach and then hit up some high-energy activities. The zip line looks so fun!

January 29, 2010 at 7:51 PM  
Blogger alison giese Interiors said...

What a wonderful trip - LOVE the mud! One day, I'll do a canopy day...

January 29, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

looked amazing!!!

January 29, 2010 at 8:55 PM  
Blogger Punctuation Mark said...

your trip looks like you had a lot of fun... i'm from CR and love to see when people like it over there... ;)

January 29, 2010 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Chic Coles said...

Looks like you had such a wonderful time and so relaxing! I wish I could go back!

January 29, 2010 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger vicki archer said...

Fantastic pics and it looks like the greatest trip...have a happy weekend, xv.

January 30, 2010 at 1:50 AM  
Blogger alanna said...

what beautiful pictures! you and the bf are soo cute together - i've done one of those mud massages with a boyfriend once and they're crazy fun (and normally i HATE getting dirty!)

January 30, 2010 at 6:20 AM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Looks like a great trip!!! We missed you!

January 30, 2010 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Christen said...

What a fabulous Christmas present!!! This looks like such a wonderful trip and I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little envious ;) But you guys look like you had such a great time and I know you guys deserved it!

January 30, 2010 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger My Galveston Cottage said...

You two are so cute! And it looks like you had a blast. I'm envious! best,-susan

January 30, 2010 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Chic Geek said...

Just sent you a sunshine award! Have a great weekend

January 30, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Yelena said...

looks like you guys had a great vacatioN! :) those photos are amazing! :)

January 30, 2010 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

um. AAAAmazing! I wanna go!! I haven't been to Costa Rica in 10+ years. Y'all did it up!

January 31, 2010 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Costa Rica looked fabulous! I definitely want to visit there someday and know who to hit up for advice when i do! I'm glad you had a good time!

Thanks so much for doing "domino looks for less" recently. i have really enjoyed them and love getting domino inspiration from your lovely blog!

January 31, 2010 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Karena said...

What a greta trip!! I can see how much fun you had!!

January 31, 2010 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

AMAZING!!!! so awesome. UH!!! just amwesome. anyway, so glad you got that perfect little trip in. big hug & we'll talk.

February 1, 2010 at 12:02 AM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Looks like you two had an amazing, much needed, trip away together!! My parents are going there next month and I am so jealous to say the least!

February 1, 2010 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Isn't ziplining soooo fun? Looks like you had a fabulous trip and I am so ready to go back after my last trip. Glad to have you back!

February 1, 2010 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

amazing vacation! made me want to go somewhere tropical asap!

February 3, 2010 at 10:00 AM  
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Blogger carlee {deliciously organized} said...

It looks like you had an incredible trip. Costa Rica has been on my list for a while. The zipline looks so fun!

February 4, 2010 at 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love looking at all your pictures and you are super inspirational. What is funny is I hink I stayed at the exact hotel as you for my honeymoon back in February 2009 in Tamarindo. We were there for five days and LOVED it, loved that the beaches were never packed, tons to do and loveed the sun. We also hit up Moteverde and Arenal. Did you guys go anywhere else?

February 5, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
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