life:: treasures from Panama

If you have been stopping by to visit for awhile now, you might remember that my wonderful, incredibly cool Mom is a research scientist for a zoo.  She just got back from 2 weeks in the jungles of Panama.  Cool, no?

She was out tromping around trying to find rare and endangered plant species to save from extinction.  Like I said, cool!

My Dad flew south to Panama towards the end of her expedition and met her in Panama City to enjoy a couple of days relaxing and taking in the culture.  I may be 42 years old, but yes, my Mommy still brings me care packages back from every trip she goes on.  Isn’t she incredibly sweet?!

~ These are my treasures from Panama ~

She said she bought this blue quartz necklace from a “real rasta man” in the market after watching him work for a while.


The woman selling these handbags seemed to really amaze Mom, she was captivated by her traditional Panamanian clothing.  Sure wish she would have already shared her photos from the trip!  As soon as she does, I will try to get permission to post a few here 🙂

Isn’t he just adorable?  I need to find the PERFECT PLACE to display him in the house.  Maybe he will go to work with me instead so I can see him all day long, hmmmmm…

This is my favorite piece of all ~ it glows from inside!  I hope you can imagine what it looks like.  I really tried to capture it’s luminescence.  I must have taken 30 shots to get this one 🙂

Of course, Grandma LOVES to bring back treasures for her grandson as well.  She told my son that this was a traditional tribal bracelet.  I think I may have found a new challenge in this bracelet.  I may just have to construct a copy!  Can you just imagine all the beautiful colors that are floating around in my head?

New-to-me craft idea alert!


This was the masterpiece of the treasure trove!  A miniature chess set that closes up to hold all of the hand-painted pieces inside.  It’s stunning and gorgeous and he love, love, LOVES it!

The Spaniards…

versus the Incas.


How cool is that?!


I know I have been off-topic for a few days, but I haven’t been too productive in my hooker therapy.  I have been volunteering with teen leadership workshops and my home life has been quite hectic.  And now with the weather warming up, my husband expects me to help him in the yard ~ imagine that!

I plan on lots of photos when my newly emerging flowers bloom and of course I am still scheming afghan patterns to share.  So thanks for stopping by to visit about the other parts of life, I will not stay off-topic for long!

I’m off to get beaten in a game of chess ~ hope your weekend has been wonderful!

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