So Long to 2017 and Cheers to 2018!

(This was originally supposed to be published on New Years Eve...however, with the wonderful (cough cough) internet we have on the island, it wasn't working until today.  Sorry about the late post) Like every year, 2017 brought me: Love and heartbreak, friendship and enemies, laughter and crying, new opportunities and regrets, sunshine and rain, happiness… Continue reading So Long to 2017 and Cheers to 2018!

But I Don’t Wanna be a Grinch!!!

Spending most of my life in places where it snows, or is at least cold, during the holiday season sure has made it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit down in the Caribbean.  (Enter Clark Griswolds Christmas Vacation movie rant here)   I mean snow and cold is really quintessential to the season right?… Continue reading But I Don’t Wanna be a Grinch!!!

Why Mangroves and Mermaids?

You may be asking why on earth would she call her blog 'Mangroves and Mermaids'?  Well, pour yourself a glass of wine and I'll tell you.  The 'mermaid' part of it is's simply because I like mermaids.  Ever since seeing Disney's The Little Mermaid when I was young, I just thought they were cool… Continue reading Why Mangroves and Mermaids?

Now Get Writing!

My writing desk that I just set up.  It's a very small area, but I think it will motivate me to write more and increase my creative juices.  Along with my computer, journals, writing workbooks and pencils, I prop up this adorable art piece I recently purchased from another screamed "Mangroves and Mermaids" to… Continue reading Now Get Writing!

Making it Happen

My dream since I was a young child has always been to live on an island in the Caribbean.  Well, I know I may sound like a commercial saying this, but I made my dream come true, and you can too!  No, I’m not trying to sell you advice or a book on how to do… Continue reading Making it Happen

Selling Sweat

(So I actually wrote this in August before I created my blog, and even though it’s not as hot as it was in the height of summer anymore, I know you can all relate to the phrases used below and maybe even find this to be useful.) It’s hot. According to the people who have… Continue reading Selling Sweat

Blogs I Like to Follow

Here are some blogs I personally like to follow.  Do you have a blog or blogs you are the author of and/or like to follow?  I would love to hear about them!  Please post in the comments section.  Happy reading! is everything you need to know and read for being a woman living in… Continue reading Blogs I Like to Follow

Did Someone Say Sangria??

I don't know about you, but I love a good adult beverage!  And I love a drink that can be drunk anytime and for whatever occasion...while it be sitting on your porch over a light lunch with your friend, or at a beach bbq staring up at the twinkling stars, or on your boat as you… Continue reading Did Someone Say Sangria??

Beach Reads

For me, books I read at the beach are in a whole different category than books I read at home...or anywhere else for that matter.  You might say I tend to prefer the easier reads...ones you don't have to put too much thought or brain power into, ones that aren't full of heartache and drama.… Continue reading Beach Reads

What’s in my Beach Bag

There is nothing worse than getting to the beach, towel all laid out, you're sitting on said towel and applying sunscreen, when BAM!  You forgot your water and you are dying of thirst. Or forgot your earphones and you can't stand the music the people next to you are playing.  Or getting a horrible headache… Continue reading What’s in my Beach Bag