All of those years in the classroom, teaching vocabulary and conjugating verbs … I never dreamed those experiences might lead to this … 7 weeks renting a Mexican home on the Gulf of Mexico coast.
My GOOD news might be BAD news for you … the web site is open and you can browse and place orders. Of course, since I am in Mexico, I can’t SHIP anything to you until sometime in mid-March. We will be returning home to landlocked western Ohio on March 7.
Keep checking the Celebrate365 Facebook page, along with my personal one, to find out what we are doing. I’ll also check in here from time to time to give you updates on new designs and some suggestions about how to make the most of the web site options and functions that you might not be aware of.
Published on Dec 5, 2017
“Please join us for a tour of our home decorated for Christmas and the Holidays! This year we are doing a 12 part series based on theme! This segment focuses on an Asian influenced display in our home!”
This Colorado couple has been longtime friends … and yes, I’ve been known to sell them some of the ornaments seen in this Twelve Days of Christmas series. I was captivated by this imaginative Asian theme display. The artistry and meticulous display take my breath away. At the very end of this video segment, you will see a small collection of Thomas Glenn Holidays ornaments on the upper shelf of the curio cabinet.
Check out the other daily segments. They are equally inspiring.
My friends, thank you for allowing me to share your magical Christmas displays. It’s almost like being there!
Thirty-five Oscar nominations and eight actual Academy Awards along with 1100 movies in her five-decade career … it’s not surprising that Edith Head became synonymous with Hollywood’s “Golden Age” of movies. The iconic costume designer “dressed” dozens of actresses such as Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn. Among Hollywood costume designers, Edith Head remains the queen!
It’s better than SNOW but not ideal beach weather! El Norte means “the north.” You guessed it … Mother Nature whips in strong winds from the North across the Gulf of Mexico, pushes waves in against the shore and whips the sea’s bottom into a frenzy of frothing sand. It is not the best day for my morning beach walk. It’s a gray day but 69 degrees at 9 am. There’s not a drop of rain and better yet …. no snow!
Here’s a YouTube video from a few years ago that shows you what I’m looking at right now from our dining room table. Yes, so much better than snow!
We will be spending the next seven weeks here at the beach between Progreso and Chicxulub, Yucatan, Mexico. This is our fifth year and the fifth winter of my husband’s retirement. Seems he detests Ohio winters! Isn’t he lucky that his wife (me) is a former Spanish teacher. Spanish – Maya language is universal here with shop owners and school children speaking a bit of English. But, the caretakers here at our home-away-from-home do speak very little English. So, I find myself expanding my school-book Spanish when I need to explain a plumbing issue or if I need to learn the best place to buy fresh grouper and what to ask for.
Follow our adventures during the next seven weeks while there’s no shipping from the celebrate365.com web site. You can still order … but I won’t be shipping until mid-March!