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HAPPY 2015 MY LOVELIES!!!!

Isn’t it crazy another year rolled around just like that? You might have noticed I was under the radar for the last few weeks of 2014 but thats because instead of starting 2015 with a bang, my family and I ended 2014 with a bang vacationing in BELIZE!! *insert whoop whoop here* I am originally from Belize and even though I have visited a few times since moving, it was never at Christmas time, so being able to be in a warm, tropical climate during the Christmas break was a real treat for all of us. Here’s a silly shot of us, very anxious to deplane. lol

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Since Belize is a tropical country (always 80 something degree weather) and we were in the middle of winter in California, I decided instead of trying find summer/spring clothes for Abigail (since she’s outgrown most of them since last summer), I would make some! So please follow along with us as I share some of what we did on our vacation to Belize by showcasing the pieces I made for her, for our trip.

First up, the Toddler Sport Shorts! I feel in love with this vintage style sports shorts from one of the shorts she had last summer. So I traced the pattern and added an inch at the seams and length.

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Clearly, I love mixing and matching patterns so I decided to use this gorgeous floral print from the “Spring Fling Collection” along with the peony color from the “Pinhead Dot Collection” both from Michael Miller Fabrics. I think they complimented each other perfectly. [Michael Miller Spring Fling Floral Fabric can be found HERE and Michael Miller Pinhead Dot Peony can be found HERE]. I made the trim from simply creating bias tape from the fabric using my bias tape maker. (I did a post about how easy that is to do, here).

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We decided to spend our first few days away from the city, so we caught a water taxi to the island of Caye Caulker to get some much needed sun and relaxation. Perfect trip for these shorts!

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It was overcast, and we had a few little rain showers…but nevertheless, it was still beautiful. We stayed at the Rainbow Hotel, the accommodations were excellent and the view was just about perfect! We had a clear view of the beach front from our room.

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The kids couldn’t wait to get in the sand, so we dropped off our stuff at the hotel and went straight to the beach (which was really only a few steps from our room). Thankfully, the sun graced us for a few moments and I was able to capture some cute action shots.

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They had a lot of fun playing on the beach building sandcastles, finding sea shells, and chasing the sea gulls.

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And the hubby and I had a grand ole time just relaxing watching them have fun lol.

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If you’ve ever thought of vacationing in Belize, I strongly suggest visiting Caye Caulker – it’s the stuff dreams are made of! = ) The people are laid back and welcoming, the colors are vibrant and the art is beautiful.

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This is it for Our Christmas in Belize – Part 1, featuring the Toddler Sport Shorts.  Please stay tuned for more adventure in PART 2 coming soon! Talk to you then!!

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Michael Miller Spring Fling Floral Fabric can be found HERE.
Michael Miller Pinhead Dot Peony can be found HERE.

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