So the day after Lauren and JJ's wedding we woke up--- surprisingly not hungover at all. Yes, it was a christmas miracle. I then turned my photo room into a guest room. You know, one of my favorite things even from the youngest age has been room transformations. I grew up addicted to home design shows and runway/fashion shows. I also was up at three in the morning reorganizing my drawers-- but thats another story. So Basically, I gathered all the extra pieces from around our home and pulled a guest room out of my butt. It worked pretty well, I mean, I was impressed with myself! I mean, the room is nothing to write home about--- but since I did pull it together in about an hour, I think it's pretty note (blog) worthy ;) And I do plan on changing this space again in the next few weeks. I feel like this space has transformed over and over again, (from a craft room-- still used at this when there's time--- to a photo room), but I've never invested anything into it other than time, elbow grease, and paint. I did make a whopping 90$ pull out couch purchase this week though--- so now our future guests will have a bed and not an air mattress. Hooray! I'm a bit overwhelmed right now, but I am looking forward to transforming it into a more cozy and useable space--- for sometimes guests and daily work. Comfortable, beautiful (white or brown) computer desk chair recommendations HIGHLY appreciated (reasonably priced too, please and thanks).
Anyway, I digressed--- our visitors Nicolle, Brian, and Audrey came and we couldn't be more excited. I've met a good amount of people through this blog, but they are by far some of the kindest people I've EVER met--- on the blog and in real life. I'm seriously grateful for these people and I will spend the rest of my life trying to convince them to move to Florida.
We got to spend three wonderful days with these wonderful people. We spent the first day at the house, just hanging out and having fun dan time. And the next two we road tripped down to Miami for a mini stay-cation vacation. I opted for an airbnb rental again--- knowing that we'd be stuck inside once the girls went to sleep. It worked out perfectly having two rooms and a living room for the 6 of us. There were cupcakes, ice-cream, noodles, pool bbq's, more friends, and everything anyone could want in a two day summer vacation--- oh and coconuts--- cause San Jose doesn't have those.
audrey meets marlowe's love: coconuts.
admittedly, one of my favorite parts of vacation is his facial hair.
Travel has been calling me extra hard lately and while we do have a few upcoming trips planned--- this short visit and adventure makes me want another California vacation. Hopefully next year, if not sooner! Please, oh please come back soon Nicolle &fam.
See Nicolle blog HERE!