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Death is a Thief

My grandma passed away yesterday – My Baba to be exact.  She was 85 years old and she had this ability to love the people in her life in a way that made everyone feel special.  I had a special bond with her, but I also knew that my sister had her own unique connection as did…

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small details = big picture

This is Costa Rica as I know it. The rainy season will end soon and this green will change, but the ocean and sky will continue on with this blanket of blue. In the moments before taking this photo I felt like the small details were jumping out at me creating the big picture and everything just fell…

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My mother was right – again.

I’m not surprised.  She’s been doing this my whole life.  She knew which friends would be with me for life and which friends would drift away.  She knew that my broken 16 year old heart would mend and continue to love.  She knew when I missed my 8am classes in University and that my temporary…

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Playa Del Coco – Home is where your Cerveza is.

When we told people in Tamarindo that we were leaving for Coco we got a lot of  “oh – I don’t like Coco that much” but when I pressed for reasons they never really had any… we have been in Coco now for a few days and when we tell people we came from Tamarindo…

This is how I roll up to parties now.

Liquid courage – mommy style

Remember when you were young and “liquid courage” referred to being juuuust buzzed enough that you had the confidence to chat with a group of strangers at a party, or make a witty yet flirty remark to that person you were madly in love with, but never spoke to otherwise. I’m not talking about being drunk…

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Tamarindo Pocket Guide

Tamarindo is a great place to visit or live in for a variety of reasons.  You can find many helpful blogs such as 10 feet traveling or my tan feet that breakdown things you need to know as well as referencing Trip Advisor for current hot spots.  Instead of repeating what has been done (and done well),…