i have returned!

howdy!
i’m back in TEXAS.
[ironically enough, i got that fake cowGIRL hat in spain. haha]
the flight back to houston was MOST excellent.
i had scored daniel and i the last two seats on the plane so we didn’t have a third person next to us. it was grand! PLUS i had never flown with a little tv touch screen…where you can pick from like a million tv shows and movies to watch!
i almost pouted a bit when a child sat in front of me…but he ended up being a little cutie.
for all the dets on each city, make sure to hit up the travel blog i created for the group that gave me the grant!
here’s a quick recap: daniel and i flew to chania, greece for a creativity course we were taking. [we won a grant that enabled us to go.] from there we took a ferry to athens, flight to rome, train to vienna, train to venice for the connection to milan for the connection to barcelona. the italians were on strike – so we FLEW to barcelona the following morning. drove to calella, drove back to barcelona, then flew back to houston.
WOO.
my mom and sister picked us up from the airport – daniel and i were on the verge of passing out the whole ride home! we definitely crashed for a bit at my parents’.
i was greeted by three awesome giveaway wins!
my sister stole some items from my first package.
thanks tyler!
my second win i kept all for myself!
i even received some compliments from our waitress when i wore it out for the first time 😀
thanks danielle!!
OH, aaaand i just discovered that danielle is currently having an insane giveaway!
so make sure to check it out here.
and lastly – best win EVAH.
I received a sweet handmade hoodie from kaylah‘s blog
made by mungocrafts!!
yay yay thanks thanks!
😀
i’m planning a giveaway soon!
i’ve been gathering prizes [even brought one over from greece!].  i’ll have to wait until my return from miami, though.
off i travel again on the 20th! this time it’s with my sister and mother to visit our family 🙂
speaking of my family! i am extremely close with my cousins.
one of them has recently become engaged!
congrats to ely and javi 😀
alright, off i go to be productive. there’s about a month until i start back at work but so much work to do until then.
grr!

roxy

54 Comments

  1. Welcome back!!! Looks like such an amazing time that you had!
    Congrats on the awesome prizes! Have a wonderful Saturday!!! xo

  2. traci – thanks! haha it was good seeing all he can do now! can't wait to see him where the uncle D hat hahaha 🙂
    ashley – haha i swear when i saw i won it my heart skipped a beat. PURE LUCK! 😀 thanks!

  3. visting from FN, but I'm already a follower.

    I bet its nice to be back home now! By the way, I'm insanely jealous of your mungocrafts hoodie. I want one so bad:)

  4. That hoodie is awesome! I'm visiting from Freckled Nest. I checked out your shop and love all the goodies you make.

  5. I keep seeing those hoodies popping up on gorgeous blogs everywhere. I'm going to have to break down and get one!

    I love love love that little dinosaur brooch. He would look perfect on my bag, or this little green dress i have, or my hair…

  6. It's so nice to come home and find mail. 🙂
    I love the color combination you chose for the hoodie. And that bag… swoon.

    <3

  7. kellie – haha aren't they awesome? it's SUPER soft, too!
    jaco – thanks! i did 😀
    dixie – thank you 😀
    laura – i <3 mail! i also got a pen pal letter hooray!

  8. Your trip looked amazing! (I can't believe you got to go on a grant!) I'm so glad you're back safe and sound and featured on FN again too. It makes me happy each time I see you there. 🙂
    xoxo,
    jenny-lynn

  9. looks like you had the time of your life!! Love the finds, and I'm happy you won that hoodie its rad! 🙂

    x0 Laura

  10. Sounds like an amazing trip! I also love the hoodie!

    Visting from Freckled Nest but I will become a follower, I love your blog!

  11. aw, thanks jenny-lynn! LA's blog is so awesome 😀
    laura – thanks! the trip was a blast! i also discovered some things to remember for future trips. haha
    lindsey – yay! i'm glad you like it! 😀

  12. Hi visiting from fn and new to your site. Sounds like you had a great trip. I was checking out your store and you have some really great and creative things there. I especially like the headbands. I will definitely be bookmarking the blog.

  13. sounds like your trip was AMAZING!! lucky girl! Just wanted to say I dig your style! Thanks for being so darn creative and spreading that creativity into the blogosphere! KEEP UP THE AWESOME!

  14. Hi, I found you via Freckled Nest – That hoodie is too cute! I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. That bag is cute and deserved the great compliment!

  15. Yay! One of your sweet headbands is in a giveaway!
    Oh & I love your hoodie! & that plaid shirt your wearing in that pic!
    So cute 🙂

  16. andrea – cool! are you from CS or go to school there? it's a cool place to visit. i'll definitely head over to your blog!
    juniper – thanks! i didn't think i really had a style…just kinda wear what i like. i think i can even match it now! haha 🙂
    adalita – thank you! very kind words 😀

  17. jamie – thanks! i got the plaid shirt while in rome in a cute shop named "guru" 😀
    emily – oh ya, definitely travel before having kiddos! makes it a tad cheaper and easier i suspect 🙂 although i did travel a lot as a child…i don't know how my mom and dad put up with it :/

  18. i love traveling! you sound like you had a lot of fun with a lot of adventures! thanks for the invite from FN, so fun!

  19. Hi! Found you via Freckled Nest… 🙂

    Looks like you had an amazing trip! *jealous* Also, that handmade hoodie is cuuuu-uuuute!

  20. kelli – yaa! traveling is awesome! i feel like i should be far more experienced with carry ons and checking bags but i freak out every time. haha
    kaci – thanks! mungocrafts makes such great stuff! 😀

  21. Hi, visiting from Freckled Nest.
    Cute blog, nice to meet a fellow Texan. I live in Austin 🙂

  22. Hi, visiting from Freckled Nest.
    Cute blog, nice to meet a fellow Texan. I live in Austin 🙂

  23. Such cute things! I had a purse like that when I was little… it was my mom's from the 70's… so cool!

  24. Hello, I'm visiting from Freckled too! I love the Headband you included in the giveaway, it's exactly what I would've chosen from your shop! 🙂

  25. melissa – i love how there's already a place on the strap that's been worn down by someone else's shoulder 😀 [that sounds creepy…haha]
    rachael – awesome! thanks rachael!! 😀
    scrappy – hi! 🙂
    fridica – yay! i'm glad you like it! 😀

  26. omg!!!! i love that hoody! lucky girl! welcome back home! texas RULES! well i just appreciate it more and more everytime i leave on vacation.
    xo
    brandi

  27. visiting via Freckled Nest – and I have to say your blog is very interesting. I will definitely be back 🙂 Keep up the good work.

  28. I am so jealous of that hoodie & bag!!
    and your trip!
    love your blog 🙂

  29. Visiting from Freckled Nest.

    Wow, what a trip! I'll have to come back (when I'm not at work and can see the pictures) to look at past posts for trip recaps!

  30. brandiiiii – i looove texas 😀 and i totally have a bueno bueno feather tassle on my purse! weeee!
    zoe – yay texas! and thanks!
    lindsay – i love my purse!

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