whirlwind trip

So, I’m not currently allowed to spill any bean-age. No spilt-ness of the bean-age here.

But I will say that I may or may not have spent a little over 24 hours in NYC.

Jamin wasn’t able to come with, because of some Kindergarten issues we’re having {adjusting to a fast paced magnet school is going to kills us, it kind of feels like we skipped two grades but we’re hanging in there} and the kids need stability right now since this came on the heels of Disney. As in, received a phone call on our way home from the great Floridian state and freaked out like a total spazoid, kinda heels.

So my awesome sister in law, Cristin, who also happens to be married to my awesome brother was able to rearrange her awesome schedule, leave her sweet baby gal behind {aka my adorable niece} and meet me there. It’s kind of insane how it all worked out.

We took in some of the great architecture…

Checked out some of the local treats…

And met some of the super sweet locals.

I wanted to adopt this lady and take her home with me. So I took her photo instead.

Can I just say that New York has some of the nicest people? I mean, I’ve been there three times now, and they get a bad wrap. Everywhere has its ugly side, but I have never in my life met such sweet people. I’m from the south. We’re born and bred to exhibit hospitality. We smile and it’s all we do. So I know nice people.

And these people were some of the most hospitable people I’ve ever met. I won’t lie. I kind of want to uproot my entire family and move there. Yes, Jamin and my Mom are DYING as they read this, right now.

We didn’t go in here. We just took a photo of it. It made us feel smarter.

We did shop in here, and soaked up every moment of great, fun design.

I am also in love with this parakeet print. It’s kind of incredible. I may be painting a large parakeet in my near future.

We had dinner at a great streetside Italian cafe.

We even took a ride on the subway. And almost died. Just like any good tourist must do.

No. really. We were scared. There was this girl, behind these entrance bars, screaming the F bomb at some dude. Over. and Over. and Over and Over. And the train was taking forever, and I suddenly needed a shower.


I think they could easily make a reality TV show out of these two mamasitas. We even saw this guy riding the subway. I did a double take, as he was coming my direction, then turned around and followed him in the opposite direction for a second glance. {Law and Order, anyone?} I needed to be sure. I then decided I was actually going to act my age of 31, waved like a dork and left before he called the police.

We even headed to time square…

And shopped at the FOUR LEVEL Forever21. {cue angel choirs}

At this point, I started feeling like an overstimulated toddler in her first time at Disney World, and suddenly wanted to get back, shower, put on my PJ’s and eat some ice cream. We had to be up early. Yep. I’m a home body. Go figure.

It was a blast, and I’m exhausted. I got back around midnight last night, so I’ll be sure to share more as soon as I am able to. It was an incredible experience. Something you never forget, for sure. I hope you all are having a wonderful week. I’m quite sleepy.

Can’t wait to tell you more!

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Responses to whirlwind trip

  1. Julie says:

    I’m so glad I’m not the jealous type. Nope. Nuh-uh. No jealousy here. Ok, maybe a little. Glad you had fun!

  2. Jennifer says:

    i can’t wait to HEAR more! eek!

  3. Autumn M says:

    I also desperately want that couch! What store was that and do they have a website?

  4. Hey gals! It’s Jonathan Adler! Yes, that sofa was worthy of swoonage!

  5. Well THAT was quite the tease!!! I love NYC ~ visit my GF there about 3 times a year and always want more. Great creative energy on those streets!
    Can’t wait to hear what you were up to! 😉

  6. Hmmmm got anything to do with the guy in your kitchen with the big old camera!? :)

  7. haha! perhaps. perhaps. 😉

  8. Lisa says:

    NYC is the greatest (I’m only slightly biased) and has so much energy. And yes, New Yorkers are nice, regular, fun people…it is a very cosmopolitan city so you get people from all over the world. Look forward to reading more.

  9. This post was hilarious! I especially love the man in the bakery window blahahaha.

  10. Nancy says:

    Ben3 LOVES NYC!! He’ll be moving there for good next summer so you’ll have someone to visit on your next trip to stardom!!!!

  11. Dorothy says:

    Sounds interesting…and I have to say, Sam Waterston didn’t exactly look like he minded you following him!! So cute!

  12. Well, it’s about freakin’ time. :) I mean I knew that an Emmy award winning camera dude was on your property but still. Saw you tweet about Times Square and I was spazzing for you. Exciting. And scary!! Did you feel like a real adult going by yourself? Oh, and by the way I was in the middle of a fight on the DC subway this summer. Fun times. Lots of F bombs. And pushing. And what did I do? Bit the insides of my cheeks the whole time trying not to laugh. Hubby was not happy with me.

    Still like your ruffled coat! Glad you had fun & love the photos! :)

    • Haha YES Erin! It freaked me out and was beyond my comfort zones on SO many levels, but I gotta say, I conquered a few of my personal demons and fears to say the least! Oh & hilarious-I almost didn’t take ruffled coat bc I knew someone may notice & think I don’t have any clothes. Haha! That’s because I don’t…

  13. Laura says:

    Can I just say I am impressed that the two of you went to NYC alone? Impressed, and maybe a little jealous. 😉 And I love that couch too!! Glad y’all had fun…can’t wait for “the rest of the story”!

  14. DianaLynn says:

    I am going to take a guess and say you were hangin’ out with Nate Burkus. Yes? No? Maybe???

  15. Alima says:

    hmm…..all the bloggers I know that have gone to NYC on short notice for a whirlwind trip went for the same reason. So I’m thinking I know why you went. But I’ll keep it a secret! Can’t wait to see if I am right! 😉
    Fun times!!!

  16. jodi says:

    I just found your blog and I’m LOVING it :) This whole trip looks like a blast…but oh my gosh the subway ride?! haha! You are brave souls!

  17. Layla says:

    You’re so brave to fly by yourself…still can’t bring myself to make that trip…even with my hubs! 😉

    Glad you had fun and can’t wait to see more!