May 252016

Hi friends! As you know, today is my first full day in Colombia, South America! (A coworker asked me if I was going to Columbia, South Carolina. Nope! Somewhat different. 😉 Haha!)

I am very fortunate in that I’ve been able to travel to lots of really cool places over the years from Italy to Bolivia to Amsterdam to Yellowstone! Looking back on these reviews is one of my favorite parts about having a blog, and I thought today you might get a kick out of looking back at them too.

Below you’ll find a collection of my favorite travel recaps from when I started this blog in 2012. You’ll notice that I don’t include shorter trips like to New York City, Dewey Beach, or Fire Island, nor do I include work trips to Boston, and Dallas, but instead focus on some of my more extravagant vacations. I’ll be back with some travel updates NEXT Monday (6/6) so until then, pace yourselves on these travel posts! Haha!


Jamaica: Montego Bay
December 2015


California: Los Angeles, Pacific Beach, & San Diego
November 2015


Europe: Netherlands, Belgium, & France
September 2015


Jamaica: Montego Bay
May 2015


Jamaica: Montego Bay
December 2014

American West: Utah and Wyoming
August 2014


Bolivia: Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, and Uyuni
March 2014


Italy: Rome, Naples, Pompeii, and Amalfi Coast
July 2013

Dominican Republic: Punta Cana
April 2013

Italy: Rome
September 2012

Question of the day: What’s your favorite place you’ve ever traveled?

 Posted by on May 25, 2016
May 232016
Gill & Daria's Rainy Day Wedding

Another weekend, another wedding! Fabio and I are lucky enough to be attending seven weddings this year, and this past weekend we crossed another one off the list. Fabio’s good friend and fraternity brother Brian (aka, Gill) married his college sweetheart Daria on Saturday! Friday On Friday evening, Fabio and I joined Gill, Daria, and […]

 Posted by on May 23, 2016
May 202016
Favorite Things Friday!

Hey friends! Happy FriYAY! I woke up in an excellent mood today. The sun is shining (even if it’s going to be short-lived again) and I’m really excited for this weekend! We have a wedding to go to tomorrow, and although the weather is calling for 100% chance of rain and chilly temperatures, I know we’re still […]

 Posted by on May 20, 2016
May 182016
Lamb Jam DC 2016

This past Sunday, my family and I had the privilege of attending the annual Lamb Jam competition at Union Market. Fabio and I had such a blast at the event last year that we decided to invite my mom and stepdad along for the fun this time. 🙂 On Sunday morning before everything got started, I […]

 Posted by on May 18, 2016
May 162016
Celebrating Two Sisters' Birthdays

Hi friends! Did everyone have a good weekend? Mine was another busy one but it was a lot of fun! Here’s a look at what I was up to. Friday Instead of going into the office on Friday, I headed to Capitol Hill for some meetings with Congressmen! The nonprofit I work for is trying to […]

 Posted by on May 16, 2016
May 132016
Things I Did & Didn't Buy at TJ Maxx

When it came time to buy my mom a gift for Mother’s Day, there was only one store I wanted to go to: TJ Maxx! I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to get her yet, but TJ Maxx has such a wide variety of, well, everything, that I knew I’d find something great. Also, I […]

 Posted by on May 13, 2016
May 112016
Let's Play Catch Up & Lamb Jam Giveaway

Hey there! How’s your week going? I can’t believe it’s already hump day – time is a-flyin’! It’s been a little while since I’ve popped in to chat about random happenings in my life, so I figured today was a good day to play catch up and get you up to speed. With that, here […]

 Posted by on May 11, 2016
May 062016
To My Mom

Hi friends! How’s everyone doing this Friday? Well it’s cold and rainy over here (again) and that cold that I felt coming on earlier this week has taken a turn for the worse. Ugh. I’m actually taking the day off from work today to try to recuperate – we have a wedding to go to […]

 Posted by on May 6, 2016
May 042016
What I've Been Eating This Week

Hellooo! How’s everyone doing today? Is your week going well? Mine is going ok but I think I am starting to get sick. I woke up with a sore throat yesterday and things are not getting better, so I’m hoping whatever this is clears itself up soon. It doesn’t help that the weather has been […]

 Posted by on May 4, 2016