Archive for May, 2009

some blog awards

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

I semi-recently received some blog awards by a couple of fabulous bloggers and I am finally paying it forward… Alanna at Pretty How Town gave me One Lovely Blog Award. Per the rules, I am passing this on to 15 other blogs I have newly discovered, so here goes… My Beautiful Adventures The Q Family […]

raising a glass to favorite places

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

My kitchen cabinets do not look like Martha Stewart’s. They are filled with hand-me-down plates and bowls, cheap wine glasses from Bed Bath & Beyond and random mugs, wine glasses and cups. Last night I realized that my eclectic collection paints a picture of different places and every time I pour a beverage, I am […]

travel goals, interpreted

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The white pins in the beautiful world map that Mike built for me represent the places I want to visit, but have never been. I plan to remove those pins for two reasons: firstly, it’s assumed that given the chance, I would go anywhere. The second is, sometimes lofty goals can be too daunting and […]

barn cats

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

This weekend Mike and I attended a barbecue at his grandparents house. They own a farm that has cows, a horse, chickens and even the occasional turkey that wanders in when it feels like it. They also have barn cats, one of which, recently had kittens and the sight of them made me want to […]

i’m reminiscing about san francisco

Monday, May 25th, 2009

I was very excited when Andi of Misadventures with Andi asked me to write up a guest post for her while she is on vacation. She has a great blog that is worth checking out, if you don’t read it already. So, in addition to getting ready to go to a barbecue on this lovely […]

travel astrology?

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Let me just make something clear – I am not one to check out my horoscope. But, I was scanning iVillage and somehow came across this travel astrology site and my curiosity got the best of me. I wasn’t even looking for anything travel related, I was actually trying to figure out what I should […]

a place with a beach

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The last place Mike and I went on a vacation was to… Santa Barbara, California. This week I am putting my persuasion skills to the test, trying to get him to a new destination this fall. It also has great beaches. According to the package my friends at Travelzoo sent me, we have until June […]

i read newspapers in airports

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

And on Sundays. I tend to get to airports, and most everywhere else, pretty early. And during the wait, for me there is nothing like leafing through the paper, people watching in between articles. Once getting through security, my ritual begins. I grab a coffee and head straight to the newsstand. I inspect the glossy […]