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Loving the new video app Vine.  It’s like the 6-second-video version of Instagram.  Come find me at GimmeSomeOven! Listening to The Lone Bellow’s new album.  Since it looks like The Civil Wars are not getting back together anytime soon (tragic!), this band is quickly becoming my new Americana favorite. Saving up...

January In Photos

I can hardly believe that the first month of 2013 has already come and gone!  What a month it has been. From the coasts of Europe, to settling back into the heart of the Midwest.  From record 74-degree January days to freezing subzero temps (within a 3-day timespan, of...

kindle

I finally did it. After years of being a hardcopy book snob, convinced that no technology would (or should!) ever separate me from my beloved books, I finally caved and just bought a Kindle Fire.   And I have to admit… …it’s kind of ridiculously cool.

Europe 2012: London (Part Two)

We have reached the end! After 3.5 weeks abroad in Europe, our final destination was a quick day back in London before flying home.  Of the six group members remaining, I was one of two who had spent five days in the city prior to leaving for Oxford and...

Europe 2012: Oxford

After Sara’s wedding in Shrewsbury, we made our way to Oxford.  At this point, we still had all 8 of us in the group, although Nathan and Kerry left a day early to make it back to the States for New Year’s Eve.  But as you will see, those...

Europe 2012: Shrewsbury

Next up on our England adventure was the event that inspired the trip — our friend Sara’s wedding in Shrewsbury! We all knew that the wedding was going to be a total highlight of our trip.  But I think none of us had any idea how much we would...

Europe 2012: London

Next up on the European adventure was, in the words of Joey from Friends — “London, baby!!!” And better than that, after traveling solo for the past 11 days, I was SO excited that arriving in London meant finally being reunited with my friends!!! For anyone who missed my original Europe...

Europe 2012: Barcelona

Ok, three weeks later, I’m finally getting my pictures up from the second half of my trip.  Better late than never! Barcelona was a total highlight of my trip.  My 3 days there were pretty much 100% spontaneous, due to pretty much zero advanced planning.  But I seemed to luck...

Europe 2012: Marseilles/Provence

For our last full day with the Costa Pacifica, we were all elated to spend some time in France.  Our ship docked in the port of Marseilles, but then I hopped on a bus with some friends for the “A Day In The Heart Of Provence” excursion. We first visited...

Europe 2012: Savona

Our fourth stop with the Costa Pacifica was the small town of Savona.  Clearly, it was a bit of a cloudy day.  And everyone seemed a little tired after Rome, so we chose to stay near the ship and just explore the town right next to the port.  (Can...

europe 2012: civitavecchia/roma

Buongiorno!  I’m back! Sorry, crazy few days, and was having some issues with my wireless.  But after visiting three countries in the past three days, we officially disembarked today and I am now back on solid ground.  Cannot believe how quickly time flew! Here are the highlights from our...

Europe 2012: Civitavecchia/Rome

Buongiorno!  I’m back! Sorry, crazy few days, and was having some issues with my wireless.  But after visiting three countries in the past three days, we officially disembarked today and I am now back on solid ground.  Cannot believe how quickly time flew! Here are the highlights from our...