London: Part 4

This is part 4 of a (no. TBD) part series about my 2012 trip to London and Paris– yes, it has taken me 8 months to post about this vacation. If I get a bit exhaustive with the details, I apologize, but this is very much for my personal recollection. If you’re interested, you can view parts 1, 2 and 3 here.

Get ready for a very photo-heavy post. This was how we spent our American Thanksgiving in London.

Matt and I spent the majority of last week down the shore (is calling it that just a Jersey thing?) and it was glorious. Days spent lounging on the beach with my feet in the sand, reading with the sound of waves crashing in the background is my happy place. Now it’s Monday and we’re forced to get back to “real life,” which means waking up before 9 am and trading in our swimsuits and flip flops for more work-appropriate clothing.

Getting back into our normal routine will be tough, and I can’t help but make it a little harder for myself by flipping through the pictures and videos I took on my phone. I have to say I’m loving the video feature on Instagram, I made a few that I saved without posting publicly and I already enjoy going back to watch the 15 second summaries of our carefree days.

Here are a few pictures I snapped during the week. The first was taken in the car when we were dropping Casey off for his own vacation at “Grandma & Grandpa’s” wearing my beach hat, and the other three are self-explanatory.

If you don’t already, feel free to follow me on Instagram (@adayinajoyfullife).

A Joyful Greeting and Angi Clark Designs

For the past week or so I’ve been working with Angi of Angi Clark Designs on a logo for my little card shop. After a ton of patience (hers) and a little bit of anxious, indecisive crying (mine), I couldn’t be happier with the result.

I sent Angi a convoluted, rambling email about what I was looking for and she sent back almost exactly what I knew I wanted, but couldn’t communicate. Because nothing is ever easy with me when it comes to decision making, I am the happy recipient of not one, but two gorgeous logos for A Joyful Greeting.

If you’re looking for any sort of design for your blog or shop, I urge you to contact Angi. It’s been an amazing experience to watch her grow and expand her talents, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for this girl. You can see her portfolio here. A million thanks, Angi!

Today I’m excited to celebrate with my friend Mia from The Chronicles of Chaos as she marks her one-year blogging milestone. Enter to win an $80 gift card to the store of your choice!

Things have been crazy in my day-to-day life, selling cards is a blast, but time consuming. I hope to be back soon with the rest of my trip to London (and Paris!), adorable photos of Casey and more.