Life has been a little busy lately. Between travels to the San Francisco area (twice), Miami and Los Angeles, the doggies getting their little testicles cut off [sorry dudes], guests staying at our home from California, running this little blog business and making sure I still get my quality wine time in, I feel like there has been little time to enjoy myself here. Fortunately [or unfortunately for you] though, I’m back!
So what were those travels for you ask [you didn’t, but for my entrainment purposes and because I have nothing else to write about I’m going to pretend you did]? Well, let me tell you! We can start with San Francisco because that’s where it all started so you know, logical move. The first 24-hour stint was for a fun filled dinner with a team from Macy’s. I am working on a blog campaign with them through the end of the year so being the wonderful people they are, wanted to meet myself and a few other bloggers face to face. All went well until I informed them that I used to have a bowl cut and people confused me for a boy. I wrapped it up by saying “the moral of the story is that I used to be a little boy”. I thought it was funny but I’m pretty sure the remainder of the evening there were people questioning my identity. One of these days I’ll learn that when people ask for a random fact I should stick to something like “I’ve never traveled to Italy but it’s on my list!” Next time.
The second trip out to the San Francisco area was with 5 of my girlfriends to go to the land of Korbel Champagne, which if there is ever a land that I would encourage you to go to it is that. I had miraculously won this trip by entering their #saybrunchcontest on Instagram and it was hands down the coolest thing I will ever win in my life. The people of Korbel pampered us for four days straight and us girls laughed harder than I’ve ever laughed in my life. More on this trip though once the photos are all in and edited!
From San Francisco, I jetted off overnight to join Shawn and 20 other bloggers + their partners in Miami for the El Clasico soccer [err, futball] game with a company I work with, ShopStyle. If you’ve ever wondered if it’s hotter than balls in Miami in late July, the answer is yes. Aside from sweating our heads off, we had a great time watching Barcelona and Real Madrid duke it out while also spending a few hours in the ocean, eating pizza for breakfast and all of those other fabulous Miami things.
Back home for a week and now I’m officially in Los Angeles for the first time in my life for a little work meeting of sorts with Becca.Whenever you can travel to the other side of a country for a two-hour meeting, you do it. At least that’s my motto. Mostly because that four-hour flight is actually the most perfect excuse to take a nap guilt free.
Oh and somewhere during that week home, my husband convinced me that it was a good idea to lay 12,000 pounds of rock in our landscaping so yeah, my back is feeling real good right about now. Disclaimer: now would be the time where I am a good wife and admit that he actually did the majority of it, however, I did help for a couple hours and timed it PERFECTLY so that when my parents and their friends showed up I had a shovel in my hands and I was filling up the wheel barrow full, making it appear that I had been doing this the entire time.
As soon as I arrive home I will be tending to Max and Ollie and their little ball-less selves. I was honestly starting to worry that they were going to impregnate each other. I am trying really hard right now to not talk about boy dog’s little red rockets that they get but my gosh, boners are weird. Especially when it’s caused by a brother. Silly kids. Aside from that, we have two friends and their children staying for one night with us which means one thing – AMISH FOOD TOUR. I don’t know if you know this, but I live where the Amish do. You now understand why I eat so much. I have big plans to take them to do a little [huge] homestyle Amish lunch – hello fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, dinner rolls and peanut butter pie, along with hitting up a local Amish cheese house followed by an Amish bakery. Basically, put the word Amish on anything and it’s good.
And that concludes everything you needed to know about my life and more as of late. That’s a lie. ONE MORE THING! My sister (Joyfully Said Signs) and I created a Living In Yellow sign collection that will be launching in the next month or so. Am I excited? Do bears crap in the woods? Do I also need to come up with more feminine terms to use on my blog? The answer to all of the above is yes.Come back tomorrow where we will cover how to gain 7 pounds in two weeks. A lot of time and calories went into that post, believe me.