Monday, August 16, 2010

Easing Back Into The Swing...


Hi darlings! I'm so happy to be back after a wonderful vacation that was chock full of fun & a ton of technical difficulties. It definitely was not the most relaxing vacation that I ever had between my hard drive crashing on my second night of vacation, hence the lack of posting while I was away, and I also had some phone issues. My cell phone carrier erroneously tried to charge me $17,000, yes that says $17 THOUSAND. Can you even believe?!?! Luckily after many wasted hours and arguments, I'm happy to say the issue has been resolved.

But like I said, I did also have a lot of fun. Spending the week at the beach away from everything definitely did the job. I spent many hours soaking up the sun, reading magazines, taking photos with my new camera and enjoying my outdoor grill. It was really quite the life. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things but I still find myself dreaming of those long, lovely sun drenched days.

While I was away I did have the wonderful opportunity to be featured on over at some of my favorite ladies blogs. You can check out some of my favorite Fall trends on over at my great friend Chic 'n Cheap Living's blog. And also I was thrilled to be featured by Krysten on over at After 'I Do' for Where I Live Wednesday. I'd love it if you would stop on by to check out their fabulous blogs. Also, I'm thrilled to be filling in on over for the lovely Carissa today at Copious Couture while she's off enjoying her vacation. Stop by and say hi if you have a chance :)

Also I wanted to thank all of the lovely ladies who stepped in for me last week while I was away. Although I wasn't able to post the majority of them last week {I didn't have a chance to schedule posts before I went away because things were so hectic. That will teach me in the future!} I'm going to share them all with you this week. Stop by later on today for a post by the beautiful Helena of A Diary of Lovely. I promise you won't be disappointed!

Hope you all have had an amazing week and I can't wait to stop by to get caught up with you all!
xoxo

Images: 1&3 Katsia Zingarevich for french Grazia june’10 Peter Gehrke via tfs, 2 via Everything Fabulous

32 comments:

Café Bellini said...

What, 17,000$! That is just simply ridiculous!! I'm glad you got that cleared up! Anyway, welcome back! I just got back, too, we can both dream of lazy sunny days with cocktails :-)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Your mobile phone carrier must be lacking in money at this time. lol. The cheek, $17,000!
Such inviting images - I like the first and second images best! Welcome back to blogland, sweetie;-)

Diana Mieczan said...

Wow...$17000 ..that's a lot!! I m so glad you managed to sort it out...Glad that despite all that you had a wonderful time and you relaxed and enjoyed it:)

So happy that you are back...Have a fantastic Monday,sweetie:)

Kisses

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hi,sweetheart,Dawn!-)*
Woow...unbelievebly,so much money,glad for you!

Fabulous post as usual,darling!!!
Welcom,welcom,welcom home!!!

Love,
***Violetta***

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What an insane cell phone bill! Glad you're back and well rested dear!

LifestyleBohemia said...

Welcome back!
That's crazy about the cell phone bill. And the fact that the (obviously ridiculous) problem couldn't be resolved in a minute is crazy.
Have a lovely week!

Copious Couture said...

Oh my goodness what a week... and 17,000 dollars???? That is ridiculous!!! I'm glad that the trip helped melt those problems away... you would be surprised how therapeutic a beach can be! Thanks again for filling in for me today, we are jetting off to Boston in an hour and I had a chance to look at the post! It's lovely.... I am swooning over those lovelies!!! Thanks again Dawn!


Carissa

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh so lovely that you are back, sounds like an interesting break!!!

Love the photo's, so dreamy which I guess is what you are doing *wink.

hugs DJ

Krystal said...

17,000 hahaha....glad you got that one resolved!!! hope you are doing well and glad you're back :)

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

Welcome home! Technology certainly has both its pluses and minuses, but I'm happy to hear things worked themselves out. I hope your week back is a gradual easing in. =)

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

$17,000?! Eeek! Glad everything was sorted. Happy Monday!

Marie-Ève said...

Welcome back! Sorry about your technical problems... Will go see these links right now.

BigAppleNosh said...

Welcome back! Glad to hear you had a great vacation :)

Greg and Vanessa said...

those are the prettiest drink umbrellas i've ever seen :D

Tanvi said...

I am glad that your phone bill got sorted. How many more vacations you can take in that amt. Phew! Missed you around here. Glad to have your back!

Aspiring Kennedy said...

$17,000? What? Haha... Oh, I am so sorry. I'm glad you got some good time lounging around in the sun!! Welcome back. We missed you. :)

Debby said...

Welcome back!!! Glad you got everything straightened out. Love these photos. Happy Monday to you! xo

very married said...

so glad you had a good time! welcome back to the city!

honey my heart said...

crazy cell phone bill!! but glad to hear that you are back from a great trip :)

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

my heart would have SANK when i saw that bill!

Marcie said...

17K! I wouldn't be able to charge that much if I tried. How could the phone company not realize that was an error? I mean, if you called china and left off the hook all month, maybe right?

xo M

SabinePsynopsis said...

So happy you had a good break, though the big bill must have called for some additional daiquiries I reckon... I'm still suffering from 'back to work, back to cool English weather' hangover... xo

Jessie said...

Glad you had a great vacation! Cant wait to check out the blogs!

xx
Jessie
http://87life.blogspot.com

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Welcome back Dawn!! Glad everything ended ok with your bill, yikes! and glad you had a nice time off! xoxo

Valerie said...

So glad you had a fabulous vacation! Ahh, it sounds so nice to have a week at the beach. Hope you're feeling refreshed. :) $17,000???? WHAT?? That's insane. SO happy to hear the issue is resolved now.

xo
Valerie

The October Issue said...

$17,000 WOW!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Welcome back! So glad you had a nice vacation despite the issues. I can't believe that phone bill! So glad that is resolved for you! Well I am off to check out your guest post! I hope your week is off to a great start :)

hélène said...

OMG i can't believe you got charges 17 000$ for your phone!!! That's complete insanity!! On another note, congrats for all the lovely features, you totally deserve it :) xx

Punctuation Mark said...

hi!!!! happy to have you back and happy to know you got some well deserve time off... I'm still on vacation having fun in Rhode Island but the end is near in a few days will be back in Miami... :((
Have fun and take it easy on getting back to the full swing of things!

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

17 freaking thousand? O.o HOW did they make that mistake?

Jude said...

Phew, glad the $17K issue is resolved! I'm loving these guest posts, but just wanted to pop in one of yours :) Thanks so much for dropping by, I'm thrilled it led me here!

Draffin Bears said...

Glad that you had a wonderful time away on your vacation.
Sorry that you had trouble with the phone charges and the computer crashing.
Thanks for visiting me.

Hugs
Carolyn