Monday, January 24, 2011

itching to travel


the hubs and i just realized that we haven't lived in europe (glorious europe!) in almost 4 whole years now. FOUR YEARS! to be away from a place we know we love for that long is becoming unbearable, but we're trying to save up as much as we can before hop back across the pond for good. no vacations, no splurges, just workworkwork and savesavesave!

powder in Zillertal, Austria

Praha = true love

for now, amazing videos like Mike Matas' still frame movies keep us focused on our goals!

Morocco & Spain from Mike Matas on Vimeo.

this is the TRUTH!

roaming again

to continue the theme from the last post, i'm loving this sneak peak on design*sponge today: rob brinson and jill sharp brinson's georgia studio in a former plow factory, with all the huge windows and wide open spaces i dream of! if only we could all live such in such uncluttered environs!

and it's all theirs

do I spy a spotted horse?

beautiful, if a bit sterile? maybe a rug or two...

love those sinks

and those chairs

check out the rest of the peek for some more gorgeous antique/industrial inspiration, beautiful grey woodwork and exposed brick, and i just can't get over those windows!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

freedom to roam

Even though I really love "living small," our tiny
apartment sometimes makes me wish for
w i d e - o p e n - s p a c e s

Monday, January 17, 2011

photo blog?

Recomfirmed once again this past holiday, I am the luckiest: Jake got me a Canon Eos Rebel T2. Seriously. Huge suprise - totally out of the blue! Of course I've always wanted one, but didn't even entertain the idea because they're so expensive. It was just sort of a hazy future dream that now is reality in my hands!


Some winter photos so far:
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Jake's nighttime fun :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Hey, it's still the 1st for me, ok? I have a later daily schedule than most people! Maybe my life is really on Hawaiian time or something...

Accomplished in 2010:
worked on a boat
swam with turtles
visited two foreign countries (BVI, Jamaica)
moved back home
bought a car
roadtripped to Charleston
moved to Pittsburgh
got a job
went skiing
attended both Thanksgiving AND Christmas with BOTH families!

Hopes for 2011:
health insurance
more roadtrips
pay off debts
better correspondence
get rid of junk
save for Europe

and finally: go to bed earlier!!!