May Photo a Day #22

Hi Gorgeous!

Time for another photo 🙂 Today’s theme is change. I think this word is my life in a nutshell at this moment in time. Between moving out of my dorm, traveling around Europe and moving back to U.S. there is a lot going on in my head and my heart.



Tara took this one for me on my last day of exams. These are the coffee machines that I’ve been visiting almost every morning before class this past year. I’m going to miss those 40 cent moccachinos! I know this picture shows a tiny change but it represents the end of a great life adventure and hopefully the beginning of a great new one.

May Photo a Day #21

I am officially moved out of my dorm! So crazy, I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. Though I can’t pretend I was sad to leave my 9 square meter room behind. I have accumulated SO much stuff this year. I have absolutely no idea how I am going to get everything back to the U.S. We’ll see, first I have a little more traveling to do 🙂

Today’s theme is I Care About This… How perfect!

I Care About This…


This is my dear friend Cyrielle. She is the cutest little French girl I have ever met and has become one of my best friends. It is going to be so hard to leave her but she is coming to Seattle next spring to visit me! It is going to be so great 🙂 I’m so thankful to have met her and must wish her a Happy Late 23rd Birthday on my blog. Je t’aime Cyrielle!

May Photo a Day #18 #19 #20

Forgive me my fellow bloggers! I’ve been too busy stuffing my face with baguettes and coffee that I’ve been slacking on my posts. I sincerely apologize 🙂 I decided to do a triple photo post for my may photo a day challenge (yes I think we can all agree that I failed at the main part of challenge which is a photo EACH day but I am perservering anyways) I’ve been in Paris for the last few days and I’ve been reminded why I love this city so much. Tomorrow my friend Tara heads back to the U.S. and I go back to Nantes to move out of my dorm. Then it’s off to Germany and Croatia. Eek!
The three photo themes for the last three days were Want, Favorite View and Light. It’s like this challenge knew I’d be in London and Paris 😉 Enjoy!

I know this photo is terribly unattractive but I had to post it because it represents my want so well! I want to go to Hogwarts. I want to hop on the Hogwarts express and ride in a thestral pulled carriage up to the sorting ceremony. Yes, I love Harry Potter 🙂

My Favorite View:

I took this photo today when I was up today at the top of the Eiffel Tower. This city never ceases to amaze me with it’s beauty, history and character!


This is the London Eye a massive Ferris wheel in London with an amazing view… Or so I’ve been told, much to Tara’s dismay I have a fear of Ferris wheels so I didn’t want to ride it. But, I did enjoy it from the ground and I loved the lighting of the sky at dusk, we were there at just the right moment to see the Eye, Big Ben and the London Bridge all at sunset.

My goal is to post my next three photos on their correct days. Lets see if I can do it!

May Photo a Day #17

Hi lovelies!
Today is our last day in London and we are making the best of it! We leave for Paris tomorrow morning. Today’s photo theme was season. I had just the right photo that I took yesterday on our walk to Buckingham palace. Enjoy 🙂


We were so lucky to get a bit of good weather. This path finally convinced me that summer is coming! So beautiful and charming.

May Photo a Day #16

Happy Saturday!
We are having such a blast in London, I can’t believe I have never been here! I apologize that I’ve been less active the last few days. We have so much to see and so little time 🙂 trying to keep up to date with my photo a day challenge! Today’s theme was mailbox, and I decided to share the horrendous status of my inbox with you guys.


Don’t judge me too harshly 😉

May Photo a Day #15

Hello from London! I love this city already and the people are really friendly! I’m gonna keep this post short and sweet because Tara and I have a lot of exploring to do but I can wait to share some photos with you guys later! Today’s theme is 7 o’ clock (or 7:45 if we’re talking about me)

7 o’ clock:


So excited to have Starbucks this morning! It’s been soooo long. We don’t have them in Nantes and I’ve been having withdrawals 😉
Have a great day!

May Photo a Day #14

Happy Wednesday!

I’m writing this post from the back yard of my friends house in Vertou. It’s sunny and warm and her mom is cutting peppers for dinner. I could get used to this 🙂 Today’s theme is Need. I don’t know if I really NEED anything right now, I think we tend to mix of the words need and want. I am very content here in the sun, although I would love to have my family, friends, boyfriend and weenie dogs here with me.



Ok, after some contemplating, I decided I need a nap with my weenie dogs. If you look closely, you will see that there is more than one! Taylor (my boyfriend) took this photo when I was home in March. I miss these little guys so much! Can’t wait to start training Gilbert when I get back this summer 🙂

Have a great rest of the day!

May Photo a Day #13

Hi everyone!

My photo is a little late today, I was out all day with Tara exploring Nantes and introducing her to all of my friends, but I wanted to post todays photo! The theme today is Sunrise/Sunset.


IMG_2448This photo was taken at one of my favorite places. The beach in Quibrone, a beautiful, tiny city in Brittany. This sunset was one of many gorgeous sunsets I have enjoyed there.


May Photo A Day #12

Hi everybody!

My friend Tara arrived last night from the states and I am so excited that she is here. We’re getting ready to tear up the town…look out Nantes 😉

Today’s photo theme is Mother. This made me a little sad at first because I miss my ma and I haven’t seen her in a long time. She is an incredible mother. Loving, beautiful, funny, intelligent, driven (sometimes too much so 🙂 ). I’m so lucky to have her in my life. Obviously, I had to grab another older photo because my mom and I are not currently in the same zipcode, let alone country.



This picture was taken at my sisters college graduation. That’s Emilee on the far right, and my ma on the left 🙂 I love my family. Can’t wait to see them in less than two months!

May Photo a Day #11

Hi beauties 🙂

Permit me to say that I am impressed with myself for so far not missing a day of the may photo a day challenge. Maybe I should be embarrassed for admitting that this is an accomplishment for me, but what can ya do? Today’s theme is Smile.



We had a little soirée Friday night with all of the students from my language program at the University of Nantes. This is me with two of my lovely friends HyemYoung from Korea and Mano from Georgia (the country not the state 😉 ) As is custom with me, I had to squat because the combination of my 6 foot self + heels, can make photos look a little funny. I can’t believe how soon I am leaving France. I’m going to miss all of the great people I have met here.