While we were away on our trip, my friend Natalie posted about forest faces on her blog. Well, it so happened that we came across a few of them on the island and were kind of amused.
I can see myself taking a long hot bath in that claw-toe tub then taking a sweet nap on the daybed or cozying up to a nice book. Of course the vanity table is perfect for applying your beauty touches. See the complete house here.
I have decided to make the pom pom decorations for the upcoming baby shower I’m throwing next week. Instead of balloons–pom poms. I know you can now buy the pom pom kit at Michaels through Martha Stewart Crafts. But I decided to just make them myself so I can use the same colors as the invitations and make lots of them. Click here for directions.
I’m trying to decide how to wisely use my 20% coupon at Piperlime. I’ve decided to use it on Miss Stella since the last coupon I had I splurge on myself. Bad habit.
This darling Julie Haus pink dress is a good way to make an entrance to any party. I love the cut of it and of course the color. If it wasn’t so much I would buy it for my friend’s upcoming wedding.
One of the best ways to explore St. John was to hike, since most of the island is national park. We rented a jeep the entire time we were there and four wheeled up to hiking trials. We explored many early Danish sugar cane ruins and saw some Taino petrolygphs. We got kinda spooked when we saw a ton of bats in some of the ruins. It was also fun to hike to hidden beaches and find we were the only ones on the beach.
Here’s some flip flops that would of been handy on my trip to St. John–a hidden compartment for your essentials. Although I didn’t come across any theft on the island.
Isn’t this maypole sweet? I never had the great honor of dancing around a maypole when I was a child, but this one looks like it would be a lot of fun.
This pretty porch is so clean, simple and white. Something about the white wood floor and the hanging plants remind me of Southern old-fashion style. And don’t miss the croquet set. A game of croquet used to be a summer time favorite at my grandparent’s house.
Many people have questioned whether we liked where we stayed at St. John, since it was semi camping. I like to call it luxury camping because we weren’t actually staying in a tent and sleeping bag. Well, I guess it was a tent–they call it tent-cottage. Besides the nasty bugs, we did like it very much. The place is called Maho Bay Camps, located right in Maho Bay. Our tent cottage was right off the beach. It did have beds, electricity, wood floors, camping stove, cooler. It was all screened in, but we were often visited by lizards and other insects. No phone or TV. There was a communal bathroom–very clean actually. The cool thing about the campground is that it is a non-profit, green resort. The whole place was constructed to avoid soil erosion. Water conservation and recycling is practice. Water is heated by solar panels. I like the sense of community. Lots of fun activities. I did yoga every morning with a beautiful overlook (that’s Suki the instructor in the bad-light picture). I also took a glassblowing class (I’ll post later). Lots of fun trails within walking distance from the campground (all blue picture). The restaurant had yummy food and another fabulous overlook (beautiful sunset picture). There was a cool art gallery–beautiful artwork from recycled trash. Anyway, it was a good way to really get to know the island. And not to mention on a budget!