I seriously thought it was fake- I get a lot of calls about "winning" cruises and such. But she soon convinced me she was for real by being able to place me at the bridal show and she had all my information! I was simply flabbergasted.
I, of course, asked the bride to come on the trip with me (I wouldn't have won it without her!), but the trip had to be taken by the end of October and she just couldn't get the time off with her honeymoon around the same time. So I asked my sister in law and she said yes!!! I am so excited for us to have a whole week to bond over pina coladas and sunshine. She never really got a bachelorette party before their wedding, so we are calling this her belated party.
This will be my third trip to an all-inclusive. My first was in high school to the Dominican, and I went to Cuba with a friend in early 2011. I loooove lying on the beach all day and I would go to an all-inclusive every year if I could!
|Me in Cuba|
Anyway, as exciting as this all is, there were of course practical things to take care of- I needed a new strapless bikini for working on my tannage (I always wear sunscreen, but I burn a bit no matter what). I have a permanent X on my back from Alapulco last fall, and I don't want a repeat!
|In Acapulco, before that bikini burned into my back|
I was determined to make it work!
I took a look at the clasp and decided it would be easier to take in the side with the gold clasp, rather than the loop side, because the fabric tapers to the end and if I just folded and sewed a new loop it would be too wide for the clasp. Ideally, you would want to take in both sides so that the clap remained at the centre of your back- but I am a rebel without a cause.
First thing I did was remove the clasp by taking my stitch ripper to the seam. It put up quite a battle! Seriously, that clasp was going no where fast.
Then I sewed it back on, but pulled the end of the fabric in about an inch so that it was shorter.
Then ta-da! I was done! The clasp is only about an inch off so it is not very noticeable that it slightly off (right? right.).
I am ready for Jamaica now!!! I can't wait to go!! And I am sure you all can't wait to see my 1000 photos when I return :)