Back in June, my husband and I went on our honeymoon to Riviera Maya, Mexico. We were married in November, but life of a teacher and a teacher’s wife means you wait until summer to take big trips. Honestly though, I’m glad we waited anyway.
It gave us some time to save a little extra money so we could do whatever we wanted. There was no stress about trying to take wedding presents back to the house and then get to the airport right away like if we had left the day after the wedding. And mostly, we were able to take two honeymoons technically! We got married the weekend before Thanksgiving, so on the Friday after Thanksgiving, we took off for a “mini-moon” somewhere more local to unwind from the wedding and just enjoy being married. So, like I said, we technically got two honeymoons! Can’t complain at all!
But, for our big honeymoon, we wanted to go all out. This was my husband’s first time going out of the country, so it was a completely new experience for him. We spent eight days lounging in the pool with a swim up bar, enjoying amazing food, and soaking up all the Mexican sun and beach-time we could get. It was truly wonderful!
On a few of the days we were there, the seaweed problem let up and we were able to swim in the ocean in front of our resort. We were even able to find some seashells and sea glass on the shore.
For reference, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SEASHELLS. Seriously, I am a little obsessed with looking for them while on the beach. My husband laughs, but he can’t help but play along because he knows how happy it makes me. So, when we found some on our honeymoon, he was not surprised when I already had a plan for them when we got home.
I wanted a memory I could look at and always think about our amazing trip, and I had seen this idea on Pinterest that I thought I could easily recreate myself.
All I needed was a decorative bottle, a few seashells, and some sand from the beach on our resort. (Let me tell you, getting that sand home was an experience. My bag got flagged at airport security and scanned because they thought I was smuggling drugs over the border. The lady laughed when I told her what it was actually for, thank goodness!)
Less than five minutes later, with way less spilled sand than I would have though, I might add, the product was pretty cute.
I plan to hijack my mother’s Cricut to make the lettering for the outside of the glass. But for now, it sits on my book shelf and is a reminder of the beautiful beach from our honeymoon.
Sentimental. Cute. And Stupid Easy!
Those are my favorite kinds of crafts!