Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Stripes

I have been so busy lately despite the fact that I have not even started my job yet!  So much resume/cover letter writing, essays, application for grad school, as well as two prerequisite classes I am taking online.   I officially start work Monday (YAY!) but have been so glad to have some time off to get things done!

This past week my in-laws visited for a few days, which was quite a bit of fun.  We were able to meet our new nephew as well as take the family sight seeing around the area.

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Monday, March 10, 2014


It's hard to tell if it's Spring or Winter here....
The moment I decide that I'm going to pack away my Winter clothes, it snows and visa-versa. 
Maybe the weather will make up it's mind soon!

Cardigan-NY&C(similar)/Top-The Limited(here)/Jeans-Express(similar)/Boots-eBay(similar)

 Cheers from my cheery (and messy) kitchen!

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Friday, March 7, 2014

El Sanctuario de Chimayo

Ok, ok....I have been slacking on the outfit posts, but this place was too amazing not to share!  When my mom was visiting a couple weeks back we went to El Sanctuario de Chimayo.  Last year, I noticed hundreds of people walking along the interstate and highway during holy week. When I arrived home and researched what was going on, I found that they were making a pilgrimage to this place.  

Legend says that during Holy Week, Abeyta saw a light shining from the hillside and dug the crucifix up with his bare hands. He turned it over to Fr. Álvarez, who took it to the Santa Cruz church, but the crucifix mysteriously returned to the spot where Abeyta found it. After the third time this happened, Álvarez and Abeyta decided to build a chapel on the spot to house the crucifix. 

The town of Chimayo, NM has tons of amazing weavers who use wool to create rugs, jackets, purses, ect.   While visiting Chimayo, I bought a handwoven purse that is so unique and the colors are amazing. 

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