Weekend Recap & Potatoes on the Grill

I didn’t have a chance to post yesterday because I was busy busy trying to paint our deck, and receive a shipment for work. When we bought our house the previous owners painted the deck a bright orange, so it was  always on our list of things to do.  We painted it a medium brown…

Feel GOOD Friday…Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day everyone! We have had the absolute best weather this week. It has really made me appreciate being back outside and love my job because I get to walk everywhere.  This weekend we plan to work on the outside of our house. Putting down some mulch in our flowerbeds and cutting the grass….

My All-time Favorite Work Pants

Sometimes you find a pair of pants you like and you just have to buy them in every color.  That is how I feel about the Banana Republic Sloan Fit Ankle Pants.  They are the best!!!  They are very comfortable but still look very classy with flats or pumps.  I have them in black, gray,…

Wedding Wednesday…Alternatives to a traditional Guest Book

One of my favorite details from our wedding was our guest book.  Instead of having a traditional guest book, my dad made Dan and I a set of custom corn hole boards that everyone signed.  I love it because we will forever cherish the boards and be able to have them for many years to come….

Back To Reality…

Today marks our first day back to work since April 5th!  It is hard to believe.  I feel like we were talking so much about this trip and now it has come and gone so quickly.  I have to say though, I was definitely ready to come back home.  I enjoyed our adventure and all…

Day 9 (Beijing)

We decided since we were only in Beijing for one full day to hire a tour guide to take us around.  He picked us up at our hotel around 9 and took us right to Tiannamen Square. We walked through the square and then we went to the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was huge….

Day 8 (Osaka to Beijing)

We arrived pretty late in Osaka the other night after a few train switches. We ended up checking into our hotel, which I actually booked a smoking room (ugh, so gross) and now some of my clothes smell like stale cigarettes, I wasn’t happy. They were completely full so they couldn’t switch us out. The…

Day 7 (Miyajima)

Miyajima was easily one of my favorite places that we visited in Japan!! It was absolutely beautiful with a bunch of different things to do. We took a ferry from Hiroshima, which was about a 45 minute ride to the island. We walked to the ferry dock from our hotel, which was about 10 minutes….

Day 6 (Hiroshima)

We left Kyoto by train to head to Hiroshima. There wasn’t a direct train so we had to switch in Shin-Osaka. It was pretty easy.  We got to Hiroshima and had to take one of the street cars to our hotel. It was pretty easy and dropped us off right near our hotel. We are…

Day 5 (Kyoto Temple Bus Tour)

Yesterday we traveled the entire day on a coach bus around Kyoto to see the temples. It was very funny because when we got on the bus at 8:30 am…we were the only ones without gray hair. Let me tell you those senior citizens were quite pushy, we could barely get off the bus at…

Day 4 (Kyoto)

Yesterday we left Yokohama by train to get to our next stop Kyoto. We took the bullet train from the Shin-Yokohama station, which was super easy and comfortable. We had an assigned seat which was nice. It took us about 2 hours and 20 minutes to get here.  We are staying at the Hotel MyStays,…

Day 2 & 3(Asakusa/Shibuya/Akihabara & Yokohama)

Once again I woke up bright and early to start our second full day in Japan. While still in Asakusa, we decided to explore the Senso-ji Temple which was right outside our hotel. We went first thing in the morning to beat the crowds. It was really beautiful and huge in size. We walked all…