i have returned!

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.
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 ๐Ÿ˜€
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 ๐Ÿ™‚
speaking of my family! i am extremely close with my cousins.
one of them has recently become engaged!
congrats to ely and javi ๐Ÿ˜€
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.



  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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    ashley – haha i swear when i saw i won it my heart skipped a beat. PURE LUCK! ๐Ÿ˜€ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love the color combination you chose for the hoodie. And that bag… swoon.


  7. kellie – haha aren't they awesome? it's SUPER soft, too!
    jaco – thanks! i did ๐Ÿ˜€
    dixie – thank you ๐Ÿ˜€
    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. looks like you had the time of your life!! Love the finds, and I'm happy you won that hoodie its rad! ๐Ÿ™‚

    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 ๐Ÿ˜€
    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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ™‚
    adalita – thank you! very kind words ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. jamie – thanks! i got the plaid shirt while in rome in a cute shop named "guru" ๐Ÿ˜€
    emily – oh ya, definitely travel before having kiddos! makes it a tad cheaper and easier i suspect ๐Ÿ™‚ 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… ๐Ÿ™‚

    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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. Hi, visiting from Freckled Nest.
    Cute blog, nice to meet a fellow Texan. I live in Austin ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Hi, visiting from Freckled Nest.
    Cute blog, nice to meet a fellow Texan. I live in Austin ๐Ÿ™‚

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. melissa – i love how there's already a place on the strap that's been worn down by someone else's shoulder ๐Ÿ˜€ [that sounds creepy…haha]
    rachael – awesome! thanks rachael!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    scrappy – hi! ๐Ÿ™‚
    fridica – yay! i'm glad you like it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  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.

  27. visiting via Freckled Nest – and I have to say your blog is very interesting. I will definitely be back ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep up the good work.

  28. I am so jealous of that hoodie & bag!!
    and your trip!
    love your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  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 ๐Ÿ˜€ 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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