Savoring Aruba Photos

I took these photos earlier today. 


The Gates To Paradise, Unchained


We are all but a speck in this big world.

This big, vast, beautiful world.

Be Free from the Hooks & Chains

While you walk on the sometimes Rocky Road of life.

Let the Divi Trees Blow.  And throw caution to the Wind.

Smile and remember life is short.  

Enjoy it. Live it. Savor it. Make the most of it.

And from my last post, Vanilla Iced Coffee, I had no idea that was going to be such popular post.

It’s the simple things like iced coffee and making coffee ice cubes with leftover coffee that make a life a little better, right?

Sounds like many of your are big iced coffee fans.  Me too, clearly. I’m glad you enjoyed my Iced Coffee making tips.

And thank you for continuing to comment on my Blogging 101 post.  I’m happy my thoughts, ideas, and my opinions only, of course, are resonating with you.

Blogging 102 is my next post, so stay tuned!


1. What are you doing for the weekend?  Are you celebrating the holiday weekend and if so, do you have Monday off from work (or school)?

I plan to soak up more beach time, time with Skylar, and just really savor our last weekend in Aruba because soon enough I will be leaving paradise and going back home.

I love San Diego, it’s beautiful and I love living there, and it’s a beautiful place to call home, but it is “real life” and so I will be back to work, errands, chores, etc. so this weekend it’s all about R & R and savoring paradise!

2. What are you savoring right now, or this week, or anything you’re looking forward to savoring soon?

I have a few things on my radar screen that I am looking forward to savoring soon, and I’ll be filling you in on the details, soon.

Til then, how about savoring a Chocolate Covered Oreo Ball

3. Do you have a favorite picture from this post?

I appreciate feedback because it helps me grow, learn, improve.

Blogging 102 post will be the next post so stay tuned.

59 comments on “Savoring Aruba Photos”

  1. My favorite pictures are the ones with the cat! Sooo cute. I also like the beach photos a lot.
    The iced coffee one has a great color scheme. You asked for feedback, so here it is: I don’t like the surface the Oreo balls are on.

  2. I love all of your pictures — but I really like the ones with the black cat — he actually looks kind of scary but really interesting.

    I am so happy to have 3 days off of work!

  3. Hope you are having fun in Aruba! =) The ocean blue water looks so inviting!

  4. I’m spending the holiday relaxing with my family and celebrating my little sister’s 11th birthday! She’s getting to those teenage years…when did that happen?!

  5. Sooo glad you had an awesome trip!! Pics are gorgeous. Missed you at the bake sale, but I’m sure there will be something else fun planned soon. :)

  6. Averie, this is such a fun post! Love those sailboats – so serene out there. Awesome that you had the opportunity to take this trip. Everything is so pretty. I am doing as you are, savoring each and every moment right now. We are both in our happy places. xo

    • The irony is that we were both in our happy places 6 mos ago (Dec.) and we are both exactly now in them. How surreal/ironic/fateful/”deep” is that?!

      Can’t wait to see you but til then, you MUST enjoy and savor every ounce of peace while you’re there…I know how it revitalizes you. And I am so happy for you for that!

  7. You are in paradise! Looks beautiful :)

  8. Your day and my day were VERY different!

  9. I love the picture with the cat!

    PS : Please help me choose from the cooking books listed on The Veggie Eco-Life

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  11. I.Need.A.Vacation!! Aruba looks like wonderful place! Hope you are enjoing it for all it is worth, Im sure you are ;)
    Have a great weekend :)

  12. The very first photo is my absolute favorite from this post. It’s quite beautiful :)

    I’m off work for the summer, but I’m super happy that my husband has Monday off! I love getting to spend extra time with him.

  13. What beautiful photographs! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m going to be cleaning, reorganizing and doing lots of cooking!
    2. I’m savoring chocolate right now, especially the peanut butter variety. :)

  14. Wow stunning pics Averie!!!
    I think my fav three are #1, the second cat pic, and the big hook pic. Simply breath-taking. Im so craving iced coffee right now! If only it would warm up a bit.

  15. Well, I think you should definitely frame the first one!!! It is gorgeous!

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  17. Great photos of Aruba’s nature, creatures, and historic past. My favourite picture was the first one of the chains & post on the beach.

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