June 27, 2014

El Salvador Travel Diary Part II

Happy Friday Loves,

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the last post from my adventures in El Salvador. Lets continue...
We visited a total of three beaches while in ES. This one is called "El Cuco." For ten bucks they set up three hammocks, two tables and a server who caters to you every desire. Pretty amazing. Below is a compilation of our seafood extravaganza lunch. 
(Above) Delectable shrimp cocktail. 
 (Below) Another shaved ice or Minuta. This one was finger licking good. It had coconut, honey, fruits, and waffle cookies. All... for a whole... 50 cents. 
 We also saw a total of five volcanoes. See the one above, scary!! Volcan de San Miguel.
Yep, plantain heaven! Plantain is a very typical meal in ES. You fry it and eat it with salvadorian cream and black beans. Delicious! Can you believe one whole stalk only cost $2! Each stock had over 20 plantains each. 
 Say hello to my grandmas little Parrot. He was very sweet, liked to dance and eat! 
 Where my Grandma lives the houses are made out of clay. They've lived there their whole lives, so to them it's no different, but for us- it's a culture shock. Being with no ac, the heat is…well I swear my face melted off a few times. It's a whole different world. It really makes you realize what we take for granted here in the States. 
(Above) I had to take a picture of this…. My mom's uncles are Tailors. They make the most amazing trousers. They cut every piece by hand and use these vintage machines. When I say every piece- I mean every little piece that you see on a pair of pants. It was so nice to see them now that I am older. I knew my love for clothing came from somewhere, lol! 
 (Above) Los Planes de Renderos. I was a little car sick looping around the mountain over and over. But once you get to the very top- the view never fails to impress. It's pretty awesome. 
(Below) 1. Another pic of the view. 2. Because it's cooler up there, I had a typical Salvadorian hot chocolate. It tastes so darn good! 3. #Selfie- My whole family :) My two bros, the hubster, nephew, mom and dad.
 (Above) This is a traditional Salvadorian Sandwich. Yep, my dad ate that monster of a sandwich. It was two times bigger than my head. 
(Below) 1. Last beach we visited was beautiful. El Puerto de la Libertad. 2. Our friends Karen and Erika, and my fam.
Hope you guys enjoyed that. 

I am currently at a conference for work in Park City, UT. I will make sure to get some more pretty images to share with you dolls who enjoy to travel like I do. 

Love, 

Ivonne Stacy. 

June 24, 2014

El Salvador Travel Diary Part I

Hi Loves, 

I am on the road again, so I figured I would share with you some pictures from our recent trip to El Salvador. 
 (Above) Freshly made cheesy pupusas. 
(Below) What I wore to the Cameron- a resort off the beach in Sonsonate, El Salvador.
 (Above) Shaved ice or in El Salvador they are called "Minutas". They come in all kinds of flavors and a variety of different toppings. This one had fresh mango, honey, bananas, and strawberries. 
(Above) 1. Mayan ruins off the beach. 2. Natural salt water pool. Every time the high tide comes in the pool fills up. Pretty cool. 3. My nephew, Jojo, became a Peacock, lol! 
(Above) 1. The hubby and I a little sun burned. 2. They had the most amazing trees on the property. I could stare at them all day. 3. Fresh fruit salad juice and horchata. Mmmmm! So GOOD. 
Thank you so much for visiting the blog. I hope you enjoyed the pictures. 

El Salvador has such a bad reputation from what you see on the news and all the negative media. BUT in reality it's a beautiful country with kind and loving people. Oh and I can't forget the amazing authentic Salvadorian food. To die! I hope one day the bad reputation, and turmoil fades away- so more people go visit and see the beauty it really is. 

I'm not done yet, part II coming soon. 

Love, 

Ivonne Stacy. 

June 5, 2014

Summer Haul 2014

Hola Hola!!!

It's been a crazy week and I am so happy I finally get a little time to post on the blog. :) I wanted to share with you some of my latest purchases from the thrift store, TJ Maxx, F21, a local shoe store, and Nordstrom's Rack. I've been going a little nuts because tomorrow we leave for El Salvador and I wanted to get a few things before we left. 

 HAUL TIME!
 {Warning Picture Overload}
First, I purchased this beautiful, flowy, baby blue top that went perfectly with these white denim shorts. What I loved about these shorts was the length. They are not too long, or too short. Just perfect. If you've shopped around for shorts lately… You know how friggin short the shorts are now-a-days. I mean seriously, I don't want my butt cheeks hanging out.
 I stopped by F21 and purchased these adorable shorts in emerald green-see below)! 
Yep, another skirt! BUT look how amazing the print is. It called my name you guys! 
 These little rings called my name too. Lol! They have a vintage feel and I adore the colors. 
 Yep, I know what you're thinking- that crop top looks like bright pink bubble gum. Isn't she lovely? This crop top will go perfectly with my new skirt. 
 And last but not least…. I fell in love with this watermelon pajama set from F21. It will be perfect for my summer vacation. Oh, and it was 40% off. 
 Right by my job there is a shoe store, I call it my "shoe heaven". They have all types, colors and they are super affordable. I popped in last week and walked out with these three: 
 Now, to Nordstroms Rack…. I know- who buys booties in the summer?! Well, I do. They are Nine West, retailed for $120 bucks and I bought them for 24.99. Seriously, I couldn't pass up on such a great deal. I've already worn them with a cute little summer dress. CUTE, CUTE! 
 BCBG Bracelet was a steal. It was only 4 bucks! 
 Thrift store buys: 
I bought this little dress for seven bucks. It's perfect for the office. Oh and everything I purchased was unworn with tags still on. Even better! 
 Loose white-t was only $2. 
 Ralph Lauren green top, perfect for work as well and was only $3.
 This thrift shop receives all the bathing suits their local Target doesn't sell. How awesome is that! These were brand new with tags and each cost me $1.50!
Ok… I am not going to cry!!! My nephew graduated from 5th grade yesterday. Oh my goodness you guys, I cannot believe he is going to middle school! 
Blows my mind how time flies. Anyway, just wanted to share a picture with you guys. He looks so handsome in his little suit. 

Have a blessed rest of the week, or what's left of it, and wonderful weekend too. 

I won't have posts next week because I will be on vacation. Please follow me on Instragram: @IvonneStacy for some vacay pics. 

Love, 

Ivonne Stacy.