Have you ever ventured into a Home Exchange? Remember Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet trading places in the movie “The Holiday?” Well, while Rick and I were basking in a beautiful mountain contemporary home in Colorado this month, the young family who owns that home was occupying ours! A first for both of us, and we mutually agree, we’d definitely try switching again. We just registered on Home Exchange.com and through a few emails and texts the whole operation came off without a hitch. Plus, our sweet doggies could accompany us!
Here are a few of the mountain activities we were able to experience:
Basically, we experienced a completely different lifestyle than we’re used to in the heat of Texas. But while we took pleasure in the high altitude climate, our mountain exchange family soaked up sun at several of our nearby beaches and selected fresh seafood from our local markets and restaurants. Definitely a win-win situation! And while they had an opportunity to get together with family here, we met up with long time friends now living in Colorado. The Home Exchange is world wide so who knows where our next adventure will be?
Once we unpacked, I set to work on my winter gypsy purses. Here are three that are hot off the sewing machine–so hot they don’t even have names yet. Any suggestions?
You know how I love those sumptuous winter fabrics to decorate with fringe, beads, and tassels!! As we speak, I am awaiting a delivery from my awesome neighbor, Jeff, who just notified me that he has even more fabric for me! Oh, the anticipation!! Until next time, sew long from your