Well I am finally back from Maine. I was actually back Wednesday night but thanks to a WordPress update I was swamped with over 4k+ spam comments that I had to delete and clear. I am still trying to catch up but hopefully after the weekend I will be. I had such a great time and just being near the water and family was so peaceful. I woke up before everyone else, of course so I got to read a lot before everyone woke up.
So while I am getting myself together enjoy some of my favorites for the week and I will be sure to share some more pictures from the trip on Monday.
Favorite Video: Julia Roberts was on Jimmy Fallon and they played a game called Face Balls. They taped it in slow motion and watching it back. It was hilarious. She was such a good sport.
Favorite Vacation picture: It is too hard to pick just one so I am giving you two. The sunrises were amazing, the colors in the sky were breathtaking.
Favorite Book: I read this one on vacation thanks to an advanced readers copy from NetGalley, and it was a really quick read. Hunky 6’4″ bouncer who steps up to help a waitress Evie when she has a panic attack. What is not to love? Yes, it is a romance the hot guy chases the shy quiet girl but it was more than that, I found myself laughing out loud many times. The dialogue between Mateo and Evie is fun and light even when it’s not. He is ex-military turned ex-con after protecting his sister from an attacker. Evie is working her way through nursing school while trying to move past her father’s embezzlement scandal, and suicide. They help each other through healing while still having the push and pull that draws you in. Now the struggle to wait for the other two books in the series to come out.
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The amount of emails I came back to was ridiculous, so this is how I feel. 😉
So happy that you’re back and had a great time on vacation!! I loved seeing all your photos on Instagram – they were all so pretty!! That text selfie is hilarious!! Hope you have a great weekend catching up and relaxing!
Thank you, it was so relaxing. Those guys were too funny and I would have laughed so hard if I got that back. I am looking forward to getting caught up.
I love your book recommendations! I read a bunch of ones you suggested awhile ago and loved them all!
Thank you. I love reading and sharing the ones I really like, so I am glad you liked them too.
kathy@vodka and soda says
HAHAHAHA! so much fun in this post!
1) i love julia roberts and how much of a great sport she is on all the talk shows.
2) that wrong number selfie!! OMFG that made me laugh so hard (the guys imitating the girls’ faces/poses. hysterical!
3) that baking nook! i love the look 🙂
and welcome back 🙂
Thanks, girl! She is such a good sport and I love that she doesn’t take herself too seriously. The guys were too funny. I am hoping to re-create it once I found a bottom shelf.
SMD @ Life According to Steph says
Welcome back! Missed you! Your time in Maine sounds fabulous.
LOLOL @ the selfie pic
Thank you. Missed you too!! Maine was so great. We didn’t get to shower but no-one else did either so it was great. Just hanging, drinking and reading was so nice. That selfie pic has me laughing so hard, the guys expression are priceless.
I love that open shelving so much – I hope you recreate it! Glad you had a good vacation. Some relaxing sounds wonderful right now!
I am hoping to, once I find a bottom shelf. Maybe an old dresser and add a granite top or something. It was so nice and relaxing.
4,000 spam emails?! Ohhhh man. I laughed at the kitty pic 🙂 Have a great weekend!
It was insane and i could only delete 20 at a time. It was painful. I feel like that poor kitty right now, need to get running. Haha! Hope you have a great weekend too!
I always need a vacation from my vacation. That selfie text is hilarious. Love the baking nook, would love to have one of those as well. Have a great weekend.
Right?! Life doesn’t stop and the emails and housework piles up. Hopefully it doesn’t take long to catch up. I really could use the extra storage so I am in search of materials to make it happen! Have a great weekend!
yay your back! boo to all those spam comments, gross!
ooh that book sounds goooood. adding it to my ‘to read list’
that selfie is so funny lol
So good to be back. It was brutal and never ending! It was so good, I mean when you find yourself laughing in a quiet room you know it’s good.
I love(d) all your Maine beach pictures, so much depth with all the beautiful landscape that isn’t just sand.
Thank you. It was so beautiful there from the sunrises/sunsets, beaches and just the simple life. It was a perfect vacation.
OMG! That selfie thing is too funny! I love when people have a good sense of humor like that 🙂 Welcome back!
A sense of humor is so important and it would have had me laughing if I got it.
Linda Sheridan says
Oh the spammers. Not nice.
Glad you had a nice vacation. Always hard to come back.
Rest up this weekend!
Love, SMD’s MOMMA
It was so hard to come back especially with those sunrises. Hope you have a fun filled weekend!
I love that kitchen set up with the mason jars, and those pics from your trip are beautiful!
It would add so much space. It was so beautiful up there I miss it already.
Melanie at Ribbons and Rotor Blades says
That smooth sand almost looks like photos of lava that has flowed and then cooled. So awesome looking!
And 4K spam comments?! In the words of Michelle Tanner, WHOA BABY! How does that happen!?
It was so pretty and so different. So many elements joined together. It always happens to me when WordPress does an update, I blocked some IP addresses which is slowing it down. It was so hard to keep up since it was like 100 comments an hour.
Jessica Gardner says
Wow 4,000 spam comments?? That is intense!!!!
It was insane, and it kept coming in. I block some IP addresses so it is getting better.
I didn’t know that you had wordpress – I may need to pick your brain 🙂
Of course. Any time.
Glad you had a good vacation! Great picture of the sunrise! I love that DYI kitchen project…so pretty!
Thank you. It was really nice. It is such a great way to add space, I have some shopping to do!
LOL I feel like that exercise meme after basically every weekend.
Damn the spam with WordPress when the plugin is off!!! It is awful!!!!!
I love all the kitchen organizing things. I can look at that crap for HOURS.
Have a great weekend!
Haha! The weekends do tend to take it out of you. It is so bad, and they come in so fast it was hard to keep up. With an unlimited budget I could do so much! Dang wallet being too tight for all the kitchen things!!! Have a great weekend. If i don’t see World of Beer in your recap I will be so disappointed!! 😉
Liz @ Fitness Blondie says
Girl I am feeling like that last picture this week more than I can put into words !!! I was off of work for 5 days and ate ALL THE BAD FOODS and MISSED ALL THE WORKOUTS. I gained 4 pounds, LMAO. UGHGHGHGHGHGHGH. You always find the best books! That one looks sexy! Also, Maine is beautiful! Did you drive there? I can’t wait to read the recap. Rest up this weekend chicka.
PS: 4,000 comments of SPAM? Ho. Ly. Crap.
Right?! Vacation just throws you off your game. So many drinks and way too many carbs. You will drop it quick it is probably just bloat. Thanks girl, it was sexy but also really funny banter. Yes, it was a 4 hour drive. It was secluded and so beautiful. Hope you have a restful weekend. I know there is a lot of workouts in mine! 😉
your vacation looks awesome! and that wrong number selfie is my favorite!
It was so nice. I mean if they are going to text the wrong number you have to mess with them, right?!
Amanda Bumgarner says
OMG. 4k spam comments?! That’s crazy! Sorry about that. Love that picture from your vacation! looks so awesome and so pretty. Glad you had a good time!
It was crazy! It was such an amazing location. Being by the water is always so good for my soul. Thank you.
Ugh that sucks about the spam comments. LOL at that cat. Definitely how I’m feeling lately!
It was so much spam. Vacation really made me feel so gross. So many carbs!! LOL.
I love Jimmy Fallon clips. The last one I saw was a swear off between Julia Roberts and Sally Field XD.
Yes, I saw that one too and it was super funny. You don’t expect either of them to swear that much.
OMG! 4k+ spam posts?! EW!
This post is great, though! I love the video of Julia Roberts. Too funny! I also would love to see that kitchen nook if you recreate one for yourself! It looks both cute and functional, which is awesome.
It was rough but it is slowing down. Julia was such a good sport. I really want to recreate it, hope to find a bottom piece with more storage than the picture.
That selfie text is fab! And I really think you should do the DIY. It’s super cute!!
I really want to, it would really add a lot of space that I desperately need.
That nook is adorable!!!! I love the idea of displaying the ingredients all cute like that!!
I think it would really work in my kitchen. I just need to find the bottom piece.
Welcome back!!! Love your funnies and I have to check that book out!
Thank you, it’s good to be back. The book was really good, hope you like it.