Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Oh! How Pinteresting Leap Year!

Happy Wednesday!
And Leap Year!
(Do you have a leap year b-day? What do you do to celebrate on all those years this day is skipped?)

Today, I am linking up for Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday!

It's been a couple weeks since I participated in this link-up and I miss it.
I mean, who doesn't love sharing their favorite pins?

Tomorrow is officially March 1st.
The beginning of crazy month for me-
which if i'm being honest, it already feels pretty crazy.

Fasten your seat belts, friends.
Lots of exciting stuff going on,
all of which you'll find out about soon enough!

Until then, enjoy some of my Pinterest favs.
And have an awesome day!

Eggplant and mozarella melt

Chubs

Aside from the fur, this whole outfit is amazing.

Love these

Just obsessed with this photo.

Coffee- enough said.

one day, I want a picture exactly like this.

My motto.
love mermaids.
insanity.

Want to link-up? 
Head over to the vintage apple and show us your favorite pins!


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Monday, February 27, 2012

february is the new spring...

Anyone else think the weather has been crazy?
I do.
It's been crazy.

I can't decide if I like it.
The sun is nice, but sometimes we need some gloomy days to fully appreciate all that it gives us.

I mean, this is some serious global warming.
Which makes my mind spin out of control, 
leading me to think that the world really is coming to an end.
(I realize that this isn't exactly rational, but I can't help it).

Despite these completely ridiculous fears 
(I hope)
I have been trying to enjoy the beautiful world we live in.

The birds, flowers, trees, grass...
Such lovely things that I often take for granted.

I'm trying to see things differently.
Sometimes, the little things really are the big things...










I hope all of you have a beautiful week.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

February Spotlight II and a word on March swapping...

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Today I am featuring the rest of my amazing February sponsors!
Take a gander and head over to their blogs!



Lish

5 fun facts about Lish-
1. I can wiggle my right ear without moving any facial feature.
2. I am deathly afraid of snakes!
3. I'm a Pisces.
4. My husband and I have been married for 8.5 years...I still can not believe that time has flown by so fast!
5. My body rejects all piercings.


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Andrea

5 fun facts about Andrea-
1. I'm an avid outdoors woman. I bowhunt & fly fish & love spending time outdoors & experiencing hunting with my husband!
2. I have to sleep with my brown fuzzy blanket every night.  Seriously, can't fall asleep without it.  Yes, I'm in my 20's & I have a blankie... You know you're jealous! 
3. I love the smell of old books. There's just something about it... I can't explain why! 
4. I'm a huge list maker... For everything. But if it gets messy or I make a mistake, I HAVE to start the list over, or it will drive me crazy! 
5. I love planning & organizing things, which was really helpful when I planned my wedding, this past September!


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Kathleen

5 fun facts about Kathleen-

1. Every single time The Mummy (the movie with Brendan Frasier) comes on TV I watch it.  NO idea why.
2.  You can find me at Target every Thursday. (That's pay day and I just can't stay away.)
3.  I read romance novels.
4.  I still wear my retainer to bed at night. (I swear when I don't where it my teeth feel/look like they have moved)
5.  I have never been in love and am so excited for it to actually happen one day.


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Nicole

5 fun facts about Nicole-
1. I can't relax if the house is messy.
2. My alarm clock has to be set on an odd number or my whole day feels off.
3. Lime flavored popsicles are my favorite.
4. I'm an undiagnosed hypochondriac- keep me away from Web M.D.
5. I have an obsession with nail polish- but I bite my nails.


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Miranda

5 fun facts about Miranda-
1) I use movie/TV quotes in everyday conversations
2) I am terrified of car washes
3) Jeopardy is my way of learning information
4) I am a horrible person to watch TV or go to the movies with because I am constantly making comments
5) I love the German language (I studied abroad in Germany) but it doesn't like me


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Leney

5 fun facts about Leney-
1. If I don't knit for a few days I start to have withdrawals
2. I have 4 different copies of Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass. My favorite is a vintage hardback set from the 1940's with beautiful color illustrations.
3. When I was little I was a model in a children's clothing magazine.
4. I own 16 different cameras
5. I eat pizza Lunchables on a regular basis.


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Alex

5 fun facts about Alex-
1) I'm a bit tipsy from Fasching right now.
2) My favorite food group is sauces: salsa, curry, bbq, etc.
3) Yo quiero Taco Bell.
4) Seafoam is my favorite color.
5) For a girl, I am obnoxiously into (American) football.


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Finally, a word on MARCH SWAPPING:

March is going to be crazy busy for me- like, insane.
If you are interested in keeping up your button, please let me know.

If you would like to swap buttons with me, 
please send me a 250x100 button asap in HTML format.

I will not have the time to re-size.
Also, I may not have the time to do a spotlight post.

Come April, I am hoping to be a little less busy...

I apologize ahead of time.

If you have any questions, please email me at,
jbailey722[at]gmail[dot]com
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Friday, February 24, 2012

Spain- Toledo and Segovia

A year and a half ago the fiance and I had to make a decision- 
where did we want to spend our Winter holiday?

Deciding where we want to go is always the hardest part of trip planning.
We both want to go everywhere.

For this trip, however, I knew I wanted to go somewhere in Europe.
I was employed and had spent the past several years dreaming about Europe.
Prior to this holiday, I had never been to Europe-
unless you count the many hours I've spent there in my head.

The fiance, on the other hand, has been to several European countries-
England, Germany, Italy, etc.
Lucky man.

I didn't want to go somewhere that he had been before,
that just didn't seem fair.
So, my dream of visiting Germany or Italy was shattered (for now).
But, he suggested Spain.

It didn't take me long to agree.
Castles, tapas, cobblestone streets...
I was sold.

We had 10 days.
Picking the places we wanted to visit was HARD.
Granada was a no brainer- that was a must see.  That meant that Barcelona was out since we were flying into Madrid and it would have taken too long to travel from Madrid to Barcelona to Granada and back.

The fiance and I prefer smaller cities anyway, so we picked:
Toledo
Segovia 
Granada
and a final day in Madrid. 

My only regret is not making it to the small town of Ronda.
I hear it is incredibly romantic.

Maybe next time...


We arrived early in the morning on December 25th in Madrid.
First things first- get food.
What food? Paella. 
Amazing, delicious, paella.
Sorry no picture, I was too busy eating.

Next- get on a train to Toledo.
Toledo was the original capital of Spain.

Highlights: 
Place where my European Cathedral cherry was popped.  amazing.
The entire city was made of stone- or so it seemed.
Venison stew.
Cafe con leche at least every couple hours.





We spent two nights in Toledo,
and hopped on the high speed train to Segovia early in the morning on our third day.

Segovia is known for the Roman Aqueduct that still stands intact to this day.
The date of construction is not known, 
but it's very very old.

I was interested in Segovia for 3 reasons:
The Aqueduct
The Alcazar of Segovia (castle)
and, the suckling pig that Spain is known for.











Segovia highlights:
The Aqueduct- seriously, pictures just don't do justice.
Lunch- tortilla espanola (best thing EVER) and fish soup.
Dinner- suckling pig, frogs legs and green salad.
The holiday markets.
Morning brunch provided by our hotel- my favorite!

It didn't take long for me to fall in love with Spain.
I remember wishing I could slow time or just never go home.

Part II next- Granada and Madrid.


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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

travel itch

My travel itch is back,
I'm feeling a need to get out and see the world.

I have a very long list of places I want to see before I die.
Pretty much the whole world, if i'm being honest...

But, currently, my top choices would include,


TANZANIA
Why?  
Mt. Kilimanjaro and animal watching safari.
This would be a pretty pricey adventure.  Perhaps for our honeymoon.
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MONGOLIA
why?
Horses, gers (yurts), wide open spaces, isolation.
Also, I really want to adopt a Mongolian baby one day.
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GALAPAGOS
why?
The fiance and I are hooked on scuba diving. More than anything, I want to scuba dive with a school of hammerheads and a school of dolphins- in the WILD.
We want to go on a 10 day scuba live aboard trip.
This will, most likely, be our honeymoon trip.
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INDIA
why?
The fiance will be spending a lot of time in India over the next few years.  I've heard so much about it and can't wait till I can see this country for myself.

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EUROPE
why?
Because i'm obsessed.
What countries? all. but, if I had to choose- Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Netherlands, Scotland, Sweden, Greece, and Norway.
(I realize that is a very long list)

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FRENCH POLYNESIA
why?
I really don't need to answer this question...

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ANTARCTICA
why?
I really couldn't think of a more beautiful place in the world.

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If you could travel anywhere right now where would you go??
Do you travel for adventure or relaxation?

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

If I was a fashion blogger...

You would probably see some of the following...













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Here's the problem-
clothes cost money and,
I really suck at thrift store shopping.

So, unless I strike it rich, this little blog of mine will not contain much modeling from moi.

But, i do love clothes.
And when I actually have some green to spend, I sometimes even like shopping.

I have an obsession with,
stripes
leopard print
scarves
over-sized sweaters
big bags
and, leather jackets

You will never, ever see me wearing fur or liking fur.
Fur is disgusting.

Sometimes I like color,
other times I prefer black, white, and grey.

I like comfortable.
So leggings are a big deal,
as well as flats.

One day, I will learn how to sew, so that I can make my own clothes.

If you were a fashion blogger,
what would you wear?

All photos found on my Pinterest, here.


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