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The Power Of Words: Bespoke Jewelry From Costa Rica By Elha Joyería


Words have power, for the good or the bad. They have meanings, intentions and energy; when spoken or written. I love to do this kind of pendants, lettering on sterling silver. 61 more words


Leaving home and traveling the world.

In just a month time, I’ll be leaving home and traveling the world. It’s a crazy feeling. On one side I’m scared sh*tless because what the actual f*ck am I going to do? 804 more words

How to Cut a Pineapple

There’s nothing better than a fresh pineapple –  and if you’ve struggled to cut one up, you’re not alone.

Pineapple has been one of my favorite fruits since I was a kid, but it wasn’t until I was in my 20’s that I enjoyed one that wasn’t out of a can. 229 more words

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Costa Rican Birthday Surprise

The time finally arrived!

I knew something was up and Melanie had been keeping a secret from me. Most things we do aren’t planned other than a plane we must catch or someplace we need to be on a certain day. 482 more words

Adventure Travel

Opening Eyes and Building Confidence

Getting out of your comfort zone, going to another country, another culture, is incredibly important.  Having just returned from taking a group of 50 people to Europe, 19 of whom were 13 years old, I got to see eyes opened, confidence given, and understanding granted.   521 more words

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Sinuous sojourn


Sinuous sojourn. Photo of a Satiny Parrot Snake (Leptophis depressirostris) on Monstera leaf, CATIE botanical gardens, Costa Rica.

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Naked and Afroed

Bright and early this morning my wayward butt pellet finally made good on its escape. The spot was really tender this morning and as I gingerly felt of it, a perfect pellet just popped out like April the giraffe giving birth. 525 more words

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