Wednesday, May 11, 2011

There's No Place Like Home

I recently returned from a fun-filled four days at home where I celebrated my sister's graduation with family, spent lots of time relaxing, and enjoyed good food and laughs. Long weekends can be perfect for rejuvenating and coming back with a fresh perspective. Check out some of my snapshots from the trip.

Early morning flights are my favorite.

I always do the crossword puzzle while in flight. Thanks to my bf I knew the answer to this Star Wars clue.

Congratulations to my little sister!

I was obsessed with these suede cotton candy pink pumps. I need a pair of my own!

Me in the car on the way to the commencement ceremony.

Cupcakes from Baked and Wired served as the perfect sugary treat.

Baby Jackson joined the festivities and wowed me with some of his new tricks.

My mom had tons of little fresh flower arrangements all over the house. So pretty.

My sister and I shared sushi takeout after her long day of work on Monday.

Some of the first roses to emerge in my grandma's garden.

My favorite fruit in the whole wide world!

On the hunt for the perfect patio set for the porch. These chairs are definitely in the final running.

Perusing the rainbow of zippers at the fabric store for my new clutch.

My mom and I checked out a (new to me) New Orleans-style bakery in the neighborhood.

Cards with regional names were used to call you up when your order was ready.

We shared a French press coffee and a plate of warm beignets. They were amazing.

Enjoying my coffee.

Stained glass window art in the cafe.

I loved the decor, especially the glass window panes and vintage mismatched shutters.

Pretty turquoise necklace on display at my sister's store.

Waiting in the airport to head back up north.

The weekend could not have been more perfect (except for the fact that I lost my voice for 36 hours due to out of control allergies). I enjoyed every minute, especially the sunny, 75 degree weather! This trip really made me miss home. I can't wait to plan my next trip later this summer!