Just Beautiful

Not to rub it in for those of you in cold weather and at work on a Monday, but it’s beautiful in Aruba today.

We had three days of straight rain.  The kind of weather where it was so humid and rainy that my hair never really dried out.  For three days.  To say I had a case of the frizzies would be an enormous understatement.

But it’s been gorgeous today.  Figures that on a Monday it’s been a perfect weather day.

Even though we are on “vacation”, it’s a working vacation and Scott and I aren’t just sitting around gazing at this view…

…and drinking pina coladas.

Yes to drinking Pineapple Banana & Coconut Cream Smoothies though.

We’ve still had to handle business and while Scott worked, I took Skylar to the pool for awhile.

I also worked in the kitchen on this beautiful stuff otherwise known as vanilla cream cheese frosting for a special occasion.  Stay tuned.

And we’ve all been working our way through these beautiful things.

Double Chocolate Caramel Corn & Cocoa Rice Krispies Candy Bars

Well, to me they’re beautiful and I was happy they thought they were acceptable.

I think anyone would say the flowers here are beautiful.

Questions:

What’s been just beautiful for you lately or in your corner of the world?

Did you make any beautiful food, eat any, or have any beautiful celebrations this weekend for the holidays?

Hope your week is off to a good start!

34 Responses to “Just Beautiful”

  1. Tracy — December 19, 2011 at 10:57 am (#
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    Yesterday was my birthday and though it was only around 40 degrees out it was beautiful. We celebrated with chocolate covered strawberries :)

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    Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga Reply:

    Just emailed you…and Happy Bday to you!

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  2. Heather (Where's the Beach) — December 19, 2011 at 11:14 am (#
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    Saturday was a beautiful day in my book. I think Wednesday will be beautiful since I’m off work until Monday ;-)

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    Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga Reply:

    congrats on the time off….woohoo!

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  3. Lindsay@LivingLindsay — December 19, 2011 at 11:23 am (#
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    Such gorgeous pictures! we went to Aruba for our honeymoon and stayed at the Bucuti resort. It was so unbelievably gorgeous. We can’t wait to visit Aruba again – I’m not sure that other places could measure up to it for me! :)

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    Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga Reply:

    how fun that you were here…yes, that’s why we bought here…(and rent in the US!) THIS is where we truly love!

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  4. Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles — December 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm (#
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    So jealous! It’s super cold here today. No fun!

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  5. McKella — December 19, 2011 at 12:23 pm (#
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    Sigh. Mail me some flowers, please?
    Right now there’s so much beauty in my life, but not the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters kind of beauty. Right now I have beautiful, skeletal trees that beg me to paint them, twinkling Christmas lights, a pot full of homemade broth bubbling on the stove, and a painting in progress sitting in my studio. Even at the darkest and roughest (for me) time of the year, there’s so much beauty.
    I actually had NO holiday parties this weekend, and it was a nice rest from the hustle. I’m trying to take it easy this week because I know that’s what my body and spirit want, then I’ll enjoy Christmas and have a reflective New Years.

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    Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga Reply:

    glad you had some CHILL time this weekend!

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  6. AikoVenus — December 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm (#
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    Mind bringing one more with you? ^^ It looks so fresh and beautiful there!

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  7. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — December 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm (#
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    I think I’ll trade my grey cloudy skies for those thank you. :-D

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  8. Electra @ Vanilla Bean Lean — December 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm (#
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    Oh my goodness. Seriously breathtaking. I hope you’re having the most AMAZING time :-)

    That blue sky … I can’t get over it!!!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga Reply:

    That blue sky makes me so happy, too!

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  9. StoriesAndSweetPotatoes — December 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm (#
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    I have a hard time believing these are real pictures ;) You know, I haven’t been eating really beautiful food lately. Spinach pancakes are always pretty but I make those everyday…

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    Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga Reply:

    they are so real and yes I enhance them and crop them in Lightroom but they are straight off my iphone and onto the blog!

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  10. Nicole — December 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm (#
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    yummy! I’m an ocean freak…please keep those pictures coming!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga Reply:

    not a problem, will do. Other than desserts and ocean, that’s about all I’ve got for content. Lol

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  11. Lele — December 19, 2011 at 2:29 pm (#
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    Agh how amazing that you can just step outside and take such incredible pictures! More please!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga Reply:

    I know; I thank my lucky stars for the views every.single.day.

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  12. Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh — December 19, 2011 at 2:40 pm (#
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    Man Averie, you are missing out on the beautiful over cast rainy weather here in san diego! :-) So jealous of your bright and sunny monday and sandy beaches!! :-)
    And that frosting looks so creamy and divine!

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    Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga Reply:

    thanks for the San Diego weather report…well, hope it clears up for you soon :)

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  13. Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous — December 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm (#
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    It’s certainly not as beautiful here as it is there! Bottle up some of that sunshine! :)

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  14. Katie — December 19, 2011 at 3:18 pm (#
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    It snowed this weekend and for those brief minutes when the sun was actually out? It was beautiful.

    I do love the winter and the snow for its beauty….just not the cold. :D

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  15. katie @ KatieDid — December 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm (#
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    Yay for gorgeous weather, I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it… soak it in for me and enjoy :)

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  16. Bev Weidner — December 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm (#
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    OH JUST RUB IT IN. ;)

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  17. Char @ www.charskitchen.ca — December 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm (#
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    Your vacation sounds perfect! I would love to visit Aruba <3

    I went to a raw vegan cookie exchange on the weekend, so I'm happy to have lots of Christmas cookies to eat :D Dallas' parents are coming for an early Christmas dinner tomorrow, before they head off to Hawaii, so I'm looking forward to preparing some new dishes :) I love the food around the holidays <3

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  18. dragonmamma/naomi — December 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm (#
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    I made your chocolate saltine toffee recipe today, it was a big hit. Easy, too. (I used parchment paper instead of foil; clean-up was a breeze.) Gotta admit I was skeptical before the chocolate chips were added, because it just looked like crackers with a bunch of butter poured on top! The chocolate chips made the magic happen.

    Also got another batch of persimmons in the dehydrator. I looove dried persimmons.

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    Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga Reply:

    you should know I would never ever steer you wrong with a dessert :) glad it was a hit and easy and easy cleanup is the best part!

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  19. Deborah — December 20, 2011 at 7:04 am (#
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    Can I tell you how jealous I am as I sit and look out my window at the fog and snow? What I wouldn’t do to be there right now!!

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  20. Amber K — December 20, 2011 at 9:52 am (#
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    Well nothing nearly as beautiful as your views! I’m underneath two blankets, I’m wearing a robe and I have the space heater pointed directly at me. Then again, I’m a wuss and it’s actually not even that cold here. I just start shivering if it dips below 70!

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  21. Katie — December 20, 2011 at 10:24 am (#
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    Ooh, looks like you’re in heaven! Love that bright Caribbean sun… there’s nothing like it. We used to go to the French West Indies this time of year, and it was so lovely.

    I’m loving the twinkle lights that have sprung up around the city.

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  22. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — December 20, 2011 at 8:07 pm (#
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    Those blue skies and that blue water – aahhhhhh, I wish I was where you are! Although, I have to admit, the weather has been rather beautiful here. It is unseasonably warm!

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  23. Christine (The Raw Project) — December 21, 2011 at 9:14 am (#
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    Gorgeous pics, sounds like a nice Monday. Glad the rain cleared up!

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