Weekend Wrap Up 11.12

November 12, 2017

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Lately, I’ve been in one of two modes: either complaining about the cold and snow or fighting the urge to put up Christmas decorations. It’s been a struggle. Thankfully the sunshine this weekend slowed my roll a bit and I was in neither of the two modes above! Instead, the Red Head and I were outside putting finishing touches on the patio (more to come this Spring, of course). The project has been quite the labor of love and I cannot wait to have some happy hours there next summer. While I got sweep a little more sand into the patio seams, enjoy these links from around the web:


November 9, 2017

For our second day trip, we headed to Fes! It was another three-hour car ride but armed with library books and travel pillows, we were ready. Unfortunately for me, a bout of food poisoning settled in while on the road so my day in Fes was dotted with frequent breaks to sip on Sprite and maybe, just maybe, a couple instances of vomiting on the street. Despite that setback, Fes was our absolute favorite city! A little less chaotic than Marrakech, rich in history and arts (we toured a ceramic school and tannery) and filled with the friendliest people. A few snaps from our day in Fes, most taken by the Red Head while I was fighting the sickness!

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November 7, 2017

During our trip to Morocco, the Red Head and I took two day trips, the first of which was to Marrakech! We were jazzed. We had heard nothing but great things about this vibrant city. Three hours in the car and a flat tire didn’t drain our enthusiasm and I’m thankful we still had energy because Marrakech requires it. Busy streets, bustling markets, snake charmers, bakers, craftsman, animals and people run every which way. If it weren’t for our very patient tour guide I think we’d still be lost there today. We’d have lots of great trinkets to bring home but we’d still be wandering the markets for sure. Below are a few snaps of our adventure in Marrakech from markets to a great lunch spot and everything else in-between.

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November 6, 2017

While the Red Head and I were in Morocco a couple weeks ago we called Casablanca ‘home’ during our stay. To be honest, it ended up not being the favorite city we visited but it was wonderful to have the cooler temps, an ocean-side hotel and countless restaurants all within blocks every single day. Plus, with Petit Taxis readily available (and cheap!) we felt like the whole city was at our fingertips.

Below are a few snaps from around the city! Highlights include the Hassan II mosque, reading Game of Thrones by candlelight (a nightly occurrence), breathtaking tilework at every turn, fresh fruits and juices at every corner and this amazing dinner spot (not pictured). Next up: Marrakech!

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Weekend Wrap Up 11.5

November 5, 2017

ebb + flow :: weekend wrap up

I did it, guys. I put on Christmas music this morning. I’m not necessarily proud of it but when you wake up at 5 a.m. (thanks, daylight savings!) and dive right into freelance work you need something to carry you through! Good news is that I’m almost done with work for the day so the tunes will be shelved for maybe another few weeks. We’ll see…

What have you been up to this weekend? Any holiday tunes in your world just yet? Looking at the week ahead I’m trying my hardest not to schedule anything. It’s tough but after our trip we’re still playing catch-up at our house. Also, we have a 90% done patio that needs to be at 100% before it snows anymore! Wish us luck and enjoy these links from around the web this week!

Hello, Weekend

November 3, 2017

ebb + flow :: weekend

The last six days back in the States have really kicked my booty. Between a sick husband, catching up at work, lots of errands, even more laundry and another weekend away for the Red Head, I am very ready for a quiet weekend on my own. Whether or not that happens looks like it may be iffy but it’s good to have dreams. Maybe I’ll just transport (mentally) to this tranquil scene in-between the action. Hope you have a great one, friends!