Rocky Point aka Puerto Penasco aka paradise 4 hours from home.

Casa del Pullman, Mexico, Modern Spanish, real life, Travel

I have had the craziest two weeks. First Disneyland and Mickey’s Halloween Party, then Seattle and the Gottman Institute seminars, then two days later camping in Rocky Point for October break.

This makes me seem much cooler than I actually am.

We usually stay at Las Palomas Resort, but this time our neighbors who are awesome invited us to go camping on the beach. We have never camped on the beach. We are big camping fans and have a 2002 pop-up tent trailer. Our neighbors have a bazillion foot long fifth wheel that has two bathrooms and bunk beds that go up and down by remote control and self levels. It was comical to see our two trailers next to each other. The kids play hard. The hubs eat mangos covered in Tajin, lime and chamoy. We played tenzies, dominos, and farkle with our neighbors and gorged ourselves on Pollo Lucas. It really is the best.

Night two the winds picked up. Turns out there’s a tropical storm a’brewin’ off the Baja coast. We did not sleep because I was almost certain that our trailer was going to take flight and we would land in Oz. We packed up and are on our way home a day earlier than planned, but I did take some cool photos before the winds came. Wouldn’t these look great in a beach house gallery wall or above a bed?

Night two, before the winds picked up. Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico.

Gallery walls and the art that is displayed in them can totally help you achieve a specific vibe that you want to achieve. I am toying with the idea offering free photo print downloads for some of my photos from my travels, would that be something that would interest you?


That one time I went to Bali

Art, Casa del Pullman, Projects, Travel

SO. I am holding myself accountable for last weeks goals. I didn’t get my front door done last week… I did buy the paint, so that is a step in the right direction.  This week we are going to Mickey’s Halloween Party on Tuesday, and then I have a school thing in Seattle.  Which means nothing is getting done on the house.  That’s okay.  That’s life.  I will get to it.

On to the real post.

I love photography.  I tried calling myself a professional for a few years, but when you get right down to it, I was mediocre at best.  I grateful for the skills that I learned from other photographers and you tube because it helps me take some pretty good photos for my home when I travel, which I LOVE to do.

In April, I went to Bali with my mother on a yoga retreat and it was amazing.  It is another world, and if you ever have the chance to go, do it.  I felt so much peace and I was constantly in awe of the Balinese people, how devout they are and how beautiful their daily rituals are.  I also took about 700 photos.

I am nailing down the plan for the little girls room. The paint color is Dunn Edwards Moijito, which is a nice place minty color.  We also got a new ceiling fan from Lowe’s that I really love. It’s simple but moves a lot of air. A must for anyone who lives in Arizona.


View from the top of Uluwatu Temple in Bali.  This is going above our bed in the Master Bedroom)

In planning the gallery wall I want to do in the girls’ room, I immediately the amazing sculptures that are in Monkey Forest, which is equal parts incredible and terrifying.  Not the sculptures, the monkeys. The Monkeys are EVERYWHERE.


Sculpture in the Monkey Forsest, Ubud, Bali


Temple in the Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali


Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali


Monkey Forest, Ubud, Bali


The trees are unreal.  Ubud, Bali

I am excited to get to work arranging the art in the girls room!  In a week.  Because life.