vignettes from boracay

December 4, 2011

what or where is boracay, you ask…

from my friend wikipedia, it is… “an island of the Philippines located approximately 315 km (196 mi) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Boracay Island and its beaches have received awards numerous times. Boracay was awarded in the “Travelers’ Choice 2011″ by TripAdvisor as the second best beach (out of 25) in the world. Boracay made a debut appearance on the Top 10 Islands list in the Travel + Leisure travel magazine World’s Best Awards 2011, ranking fourth.”

and how did we get there?

well, we spent a night in manila…


yarn wreaths * yarn balls

December 3, 2011

we made it to the philippines just in the nick of time for husband to have his meeting at the factory.

…while he was busy with work, i grabbed most of the female management + a few extras and had a serious 45-minute craft quickie. this was originally planned to be an entire girls night out, but after we had trouble with our flights out of the U.S., and were delayed an entire day… i had to improvise. we were only at the factory for 90 minutes, and half of that time was lunch break, so we squeezed our girls night out craft in to a 45-minute lunch. it was disappointing, to say the least to miss out on an entire evening with these ladies.



November 29, 2011

earlier this month, it was my turn to go with husband to the philippines. he had two back to back work trips only a week apart, and he was going to be celebrating his birthday alone in asia – we couldn’t have that! …so, i went along!

we have had such a busy month that the trip now feels like it was last year. funny how time can mess with your brain.

i think most mothers of the world would agree with me on this – but, i don’t mind the travel-time when traveling alone. meaning: without children. when we travel to the philippines, it takes 3 flights no matter how you do it, no matter what cities you route through = three.