summer sunset: week 7.5

my, how time flies! we have been having fun, i suppose, but i mean where on earth has the summer gone? school starts a mere 3 weeks from yesterday! THREE WEEKS, y’all! between that realization, having just finished up our big summer vacation and working on a holiday campaign for a retail client, my mind’s…

behind the door

well, The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge to share an image of a door got updated this morning literally right after i decided i would go for it and write this post. okay, so whatevs. this is more a story than a photo, anyway. it’s definitely not a great photo. nor is it a great door….

munch out on your lunch out: beach edition

even though we just bought like $1,000,000 worth of groceries for the week, when the kids said “let’s eat lunch out!” we couldn’t say no to a stroll up the beach to one of our favorite spots on Tybee Island. North Beach Bar & Grill is the quintessential beach bar, but with really good food….

Friday favorites: blog shout-outs!

do y’all fight the urge to start like every third post with something along the lines of “OMG, things have been so crazy — sorry i haven’t posted so much lately!” i sure as hell do. Spy finally got home from his travels on Wednesday, so i’m hoping this weekend things will get more back…

travelin’ man gets a midnight sweetie

did i mention that Spy’s gone again? i can’t even remember what i did 5 minutes ago, let alone whether it’s been covered here. it’s been a crazy several days since i last posted, including a sinus infection that kept me in bed the better part of 2 days and has one of my eyes…

Colmar: fin de la route

our drive through wine country ended in Colmar, just 45 miles south of where we’d started our day on the Route des Vins. we all were a little sad that this was the last stop on our journey before heading back toward Paris the next day, and a final night at an airport hotel and…

Route des Vins: wine Wednesday special edition!

i mean, as if gas station champagne weren’t enough. (please pause while i laugh my ass off.) the true story about our drive from Strasbourg to Colmar is that there wasn’t actually that much wine involved. we had Miss Girl with us of course, so stopping off at every (or any) degustation wasn’t really in…

Strasbourg: return to civilization

having lived there for 2 years several years ago, Spy laughed at my assertion that Strasbourg would feel like the epitome of refined urban living after what i’d endured at Marne-la-Vallée. i’m happy to say i was right. this adorable city treated me to a proper hotel with a life-changing shower situation (no joke) and internet…

Disneyland Paris: did i shave my legs for this?

seriously. thanks to being out and about and some terrible internet connections, i’ve had a few days to mull this one over before writing it, which is probably for the best for everyone. i try hard not to be too negative or bitchy on here (i mean, unless totally necessary or funny) and as this…

France: pausing transmission

gaah. France. your internet. i just can’t. no, i mean, literally. i really can’t. between small, non-chain hotels, being in the country and trying not to data roam ourselves into $1,000,000 phone bills, my ability to connect to the world outside has been spotty, to say the least. psyched to get an internet login at…