South Carolina Weekend

This weekend Jon and I traveled to Columbia, South Carolina to watch my alma mater play the Arkansas Razorbacks. The weather was perfect, the drinks were yummy, and the company couldn’t be beat. I got to spend time with two of my favorite ladies who just so happened to be my partners in crime in college. Of course lots of reminiscing occurred (FYI- I’m horrified by college me!) which also resulted in lots of laughs. It was a short trip, but fantastic all the same. And added bonus, we won the game!

I hope you guys had a fantastic weekend, too!

Mini San Antonio Vacay

Jon and I spent last week in San Antonio, Texas. I took a few days off to play while Jon was attending a conference on internal auditing software (contain your excitement, please!). Unfortunately, Jon was away most of the day learning to be a tech savvy employee, but we were about to steal away briefly to see some of the best SA spots. We walked the famous River Walk, remembered the Alamo, visited the Guenther House, and enjoyed an authentic meal and festive decor at Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery right off the market square.

I was so thankful for my time with Jon, but I was also pretty excited to check out some of San Antonio’s best thrift stores, play catch up on blogs and my neglected kindle, and sip on countless jalapeno strawberry margaritas. It was three days of blissful self-care.

Do you have any vacations or weekend getaways planned? Or maybe just a staycation? those are always nice!


Travel Time: Beantown

I have dubbed this summer the summer of travel, and it is slowly but surely coming to an end. Over the last six weeks, I have been to some of my favorite cities: Nashville, Chicago, Charleston, & Boston;  had a tropical retreat in Cancun; and even added a new destination to my list when we were in Buffalo. It has been a glorious and incredibly busy couple of weeks.

Last weeks great adventure was in the great Beantown: Boston, Massachusetts. We had an amazing time exploring one of America’s oldest cities while also enjoying the company of our hilarious friends, Ed & Brian.  If you have never been, I highly recommend visiting (in the summer!). The history alone is enough to make your trip worthwhile, but then add to the mix amazing food, awesome sports teams (per history), oodles of higher education, diverse neighborhoods, and that lovable accent, and you can understand why it is so high on my list of favorite places.

Here are some of my favorite pics from our trip:

Good Old Sammy Adams hanging out in front of Faneuil Hall.

New home owners and our gracious hosts for the weekend- Ed & Brian!! Check out my instagram to see our adorable welcome basket.

unmarked dog tags in remembrance of our fallen military men and women

Brian and I enjoying a jump along with Paul Revers handsome horse.

Marching bad in Little Italy. How cute is the man in the front?? He made my day!

Religious festival in Little Italy

The moving Holocaust memorial

a little break dancing

the beautiful grounds of Harvard

And a gorgeous little Baptist church.

It sure was a lovely weekend, but I must admit that I’m also pretty excited for my upcoming weekend of yoga, painting, and gardening. Yes, sometimes those mundane activities are the ones I look forward to the most.