Monday, August 3, 2009

Hi! I'm Back!

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, how I've missed you all! I so appreciate all of your sweet comments to me on my break!

We've been traveling and had a marvelous time! Our first five days were spent in the Bahamas at The Atlantis on Paradise Island. So beautiful and so so hot! I should have felt right at home! :) Then five more days in Miami.

Well, I have so many pictures to share and didn't want to bore you too awfully much, so I took the tutorial on mosaics from my Dear Sweet Friend, Laurie, at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie. This is a great idea so I can show you many photos at once! :)

We stayed at the newly built Cove Towers. Here's a few views from our balcony.


Here is our little suite. The decor was modern and very comfy! Do you see the bottom photo on the right with all the pillows - 10 to be exact! Well, we kept ordering up new ones because one set was too hard and one set was too soft. The housekeeping staff never took away any of them. When we returned to our room and I saw all of these pillows on the bed, I just had to laugh and of course snap a photo! Then I just jumped right into the middle of them! Woo Hooness!


Mr. Precious and me. Well, you know I didn't take these photos - they're blurry! But you get our drift! We had fun!


If you've been to The Atlantis you know how wonderful the aquarium is! It just goes on forever and you can even walk under the sharks!



Just a lovely place where we walked our tiny feet off and got a bit of sun, ate like little pigs and got some rest.


Now you know me, The Queen of the Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snappers, I would never let you down! I had to snap a few times for you and even got Mr. Precious in on the act too!

Now, if I could just get all these dirty clothes washed I'll be back tomorrow and tell you about Miami!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Kokomo

Aruba Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
Bermuda Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo Montego baby why don't we go
Jamaica

Off the Florida Keys
There's a place called Kokomo
That's where you wanna go to get away from it all

Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
We'll be falling in love
To the rhythm of a steel drum band
Down in Kokomo

Aruba Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go

Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

To Martinique, that Monserrat mystique

We'll put out to sea
And we'll perfect our chemistry
By and by we'll defy a little bit of gravity

Afternoon delight
Cocktails and moonlit nights
That dreamy look in your eye
Give me a tropical contact high
Way down in Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go

Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

Port Au Prince I wanna catch a glimpse

Everybody knows
A little place like Kokomo
Now if you wanna go
And get away from it all
Go down to Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go

Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo
We'll get there fast
And then we'll take it slow
That's where we wanna go
Way down to Kokomo

Aruba, Jamaica ooo I wanna take you
To Bermuda, Bahama come on pretty mama
Key Largo, Montego baby why don't we go

Ooo I wanna take you down to Kokomo
~sung by The Beach Boys



43 comments:

  1. Welcome back! What a lovely group of pictures you have shared. So glad you two had a great time. We missed you!

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  2. Yipeeeee! Miss Shelia's back everybody!!! Oh have we missed the Queen Bee of sweetness and Im so happy to welcome you home. Your pictures look like my dreams ahhhh. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time!

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  3. It's so wonderful to see you again, Shelia! Missed you!

    What a great trip. Your beautiful mosaics tell a delightful story.

    I love those 10 pillows!

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  4. Good Morning Shelia and welcome back! Looks like one amazing romantic trip with Mr. Precious. Sure enjoyed your pictures. Those pillows definitely caught my eye immediately. How nice. :)

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  5. Good morning and welcome back!!!! OMG!!!! What a FAB vacation!!! I LUV the way you did your pics. Please tell me how to do Mosaics!

    Girl....I LUV your pillow picture! lol lol You can only imagine with all the hotels I stay in on my overnights how horrible most of the pillows are.

    Looks like you and Mr. Precious had a wonderful time. Welcome home!!

    NOW.....I NEED A TUTORIAL PLEASE!!!
    LOL LOL

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  6. Yeah!!! I am so gladthat you are back!!! I missed you!!!

    Your photos and mosaics are gorgeous!!! It looks like you had a wonderful trip!!! You and your husband are the cutest things!!!

    Welcome home!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  7. what a wonderful trip! beautiful photos too. looks like you two really had a great time. i have to learn how to do the picture groups like that, lol! thanks for sharing the link!

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  8. Welcome Home, Shelia!!! I am so glad you had a good time!!!
    I received all the goodies while you where away, and did a post about them! Thank you so much for the sweet and beautiful pillow...oh I am just having so much fun with that pillow!!!! I have moved him around several times...I just don't let him rest at all...lol ;)
    Well, I am taking a blogging break right now...but I just had to check in and see if you were home yet!! Glad your back! Nancy

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  9. Welcome home! It looks like you had a wonderful time. How beautiful it is there!
    xo
    Penny

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  10. Welcome back!!!! Looks like you have a wonderful vacation. Great pictures:)

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  11. Hi Shelia,

    Welcome back! it looks like you had a great vacation.You made some lovely mosaics to share.

    Carolyn

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  12. Good Morning Shelia and I am soooo glad you are home! I LOVE seeing all of your fabulous pictures. What a fun vacation! It all looks so FABULOUS!♥

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  13. Hi Sheila
    I have really missed you. Glad you are back and have had a fabulous time. I had no idea you were going to the Atlantis. I am so jealous! We saw it once on TV and it took our breath away just like your pictures. My daughter couldn't believe the amazing water slides there. Please share lots of pictures. You will never bore me. We would love to go there one day. Looking forward to your Miami pictures next next time.
    Lindsay
    x

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  14. Woo Hoo ness...you are back! Glad you ahd a good time!

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  15. It looks like you've had a GREAT time away!!! Glad you're back SWEETIE!!!

    ~Blessings,
    Jan

    ps...I've started posting on Mondays ONLY!! So much to do, as you'll see in my post!!!

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  16. Ooh, welcome back, Sweetie! Ah, I loved all of the pictures! Looks like paradise to me! And I LOVE that Mr. Precious is now a Bathroom Diva! How does he feel about that?

    Can't wait to hear more about your trip!!!

    Justine :o )

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  17. Love the photos and glad you had a fun trip. I hear that the place is very big and that you walk so far you just walk off all of those calories in those wonderful beachy type cool and refreshing drinks.
    Joyce

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  18. Welcome back my dear friend!
    What an amazing trip!
    It was a good idea wit mosaic.
    You did your mosaics so wonderful!

    You and Mr Precious are lovely, wonderful couple!

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  19. Glad you are back with more memories to share! The mosaics are great. I must learn to do that. The views really were spectacular. Happy you were able to get away. Sally

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  20. Welcome back! What a fun trip that was. We've been there many years ago and got around on a little scooter, believe it or not.
    Can't wait to see more pics.
    The ones you posted are wonderful.

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  21. Glad you're back safely! Thank you for giving me a little pretend vacation of my own! The pictures are beautiful and I was wondering if you were going to treat us to a
    Bathroom Diva! God Bless! Lauralu :)

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  22. Yaaaay! You're back! And it looks like you had a wonderfully fabulous time too. I enjoyed each and every one of your photos. The 10 pillows on the bed made me laugh right out loud. Too funny! I'm glad you didn't complain about the mattress. You might have needed a step ladder to get into bed! LOL. :D

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  23. Welcome back, my friend! I'm so glad to know that you had a wonderful vacation -- now go do that laundry, we all want to hear about Miami.

    Lovely photos -- the ten-pillow bed is a HOOT!

    Cass

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  24. What fun you must have had! I hope you relaxed some. All those pillows made me laugh too. I wonder what houskeeping thought you needed them all for!
    Dawn

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  25. Hi dear Shelia, it is so good to have you back. We missed you! Aren't the Bahamas beautiful...we spent our honeymoon there. Gorgeous pictures.

    Thanks for entering my giveaway. Best of luck to you, sweetie pie!

    Hugs, Barb

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  26. Hi there sweetie, Welcome back to reality... lol Looks so wonderful in all your pictures and oh your mosaics were just perfect... I am so glad you had such a wonderful vacation... I have missed you terribly!

    (((HUGS & LOVE)))
    Donna

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  27. Throwing hugs and kisses your way. I missed you, too.

    It all looks so ... wonderful.

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  28. sheesh... I saw all of those pillows and thought what kind of hotel gives you THAT many pillows! Tee Hee, you have explained... Loved your mosaics and your trip pics. I want to hit the beach now! Glad you had fun! Sue

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  29. Such a lovely trip! I think I'd have fit easily in a suitcase ... chuckle! OH, no 3rd wheels allowed! Durnnit!!

    Glad you had such a great time, everything looks so lush & plush.
    TTFN ~Marydon

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  30. Hi Sheila,
    What beautiful pics and what a dream vacation! Boy that just looks fabulous and the pics of you, well aren't you a cutie! Welcome Back, Cindy

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  31. What is this? I move from South Florida, and THEN you decide to visit South Florida! I'm glad you're back in Blogville.

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  32. This was great!
    It looks like you had a wonderful time!
    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!
    All the best,
    Eileen

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  33. Your mosaics are beautiful and it looks like you had a wonderful time! Those pillows are hysterical! I'll bet housekeeping wonders why on earth you needed all those pillows! LOL!

    Welcome Back!
    Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

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  34. I have been there and it is gorgeous! Did you go down the slide? I must say my dear you are one gorgeous chickedee. Glad to see you had a ball. cherry

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  35. So glad you are back. I just love the mirror pics. :)

    D

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  36. ~Welcome Back sweet lady! ~WOW! What a wonderful vacation you went two on. The pictures are all just so incredibly gorgeous! You all look stunning and happy as well!

    Stop by and enter my B-day giveaway if you have a moment.
    I'd love to have you enter. :)

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  37. Yea! Shelia's back! So glad you had such a great trip. Your photos are making me jealous, and you did a fabulous job on your mosaics! You didn't have to credit me with anything, but thanks so much for doing that. I laughed out loud when I saw all of those pillows! I bet housekeeping wondered what ya'll were doing in that room! Did your mother get along well while you were gone? I've missed ya, and so glad to have you back in Blogville. laurie

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  38. It is so nice Shelia to see you back happy with your lovely Mr Precious!

    Thank you for sharing - great post!

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  39. Whoooo HOOOOOOOOOO! You're BACK! I was soooo missin' you!

    Love the pics. I was on the floor over those pillows!

    Hysterical.

    xoRebecca

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  40. I am so glad you are back ! I really missed ya girl ! Looks like you had a blast too.Can i go next time ! LOL .

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  41. Welcome back! You were missed when you were gone, but I'm glad you had such a wonderful time! Those pics are worth the wait. I'm glad you enjoyed Atlantis. I have heard mixed reviews of the place, but where you stayed looks incredible!

    Kady

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  42. Hi Shelia! Isn't the Atlantis just the most beautiful hotel? I love their aquarium..Christine

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I'm so pleased you would come to see me and so please leave me a comment and I'll do my very best to respond back to you. Be a sweetie...Shelia :)