Monday, October 31, 2011

Put a Lid on Costa Rica!

Thanks to Sherry and John over at Young House Love, we decided to make a Costa Rica Jar just like their vacation jars that they explain in their Put A Lid On It blog post! We collected little knick knacks throughout our trip to include in our little memento jars.

We started by buying a dozen jars at Publix this afternoon, $10 for all 12--steal!


Here are all our goodies--first we started with a standard post card, we saw both a toucan and a family of these monkeys on one of our hikes.


Next we had our exit slips, you have to pay $26 per person to exit the country, we thought it was kind of funny.


Here are our two tickets that we got when we paid our entrance fee to Carara National Park. This hike was amazing, we paid a tour guide to show us the plants and animals and it was totally worth it. We were able to see a whole family of monkeys and one even had a baby on her back, we also saw a bunch of red macaws, a toucan, a sleepy sloth and loads of plants. The coolest part of this hike was that there was a huge storm while we were hiking and since the primary rain forest is so dense we could hear the thunder and rain all around but didn't get wet at all--so cool!


There Diet Coke is Coke Light--weird!


Our receipt from the toll booth.


Here is our Costa Rican money. The hubby also brought some home for his money book that his Dad started for him.




Final!








And up in it's new home. We will eventually change some shelving around in our home but this is where it'll hang out for now.


6 comments:

Sarah-Life is what you make it said...

what a cute idea!
missed you girly :)

Emily Hope said...

This is brilliant! I might have to borrow this idea to organize the mountain of travel stuff we have accumulated.

Allison said...

That is a fun idea! It's a great way to have little unique momentos of trips.

Lil' Woman said...

Love this idea...I might have to steal it for our next travels :)

AndreaLeigh said...

what a great idea! i love this for treasured vacations.

sprinkles said...

What a cool idea! Now I just need to go somewhere so I can make my own.