Monday, May 9, 2011

Back But Still Dreamin

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Hi lovelies! I'm back from an amazing vacation but of course my mind and heart are still longing for California. We visited San Diego, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Santa Barbara and had the time of our lives. Every time we visit CA we seriously consider moving there. There's something about that place that is so enchanting. Who knows, maybe one day.... Good thing is that we seemed to bring the gorgeous CA weather back east with us. It's warm and gorgeous here and I'm already starting to dream of summer fun. It's not that long off now, right?

So how was your week? I hope you all had an amazing one and a wonderful Mother's Day for all you fabulous mothers. Thank you all for stopping by and visiting while I was away. And thank you Christel, Linda, Christine and Julie for doing such an amazing job filling in for me. How gorgeous were their posts??? I can see by all of your comments that they did not disappoint. I just knew that would be the case :)

I can't wait to catch up on everything that I missed while I was away. I'll be by soon to visit and also hope to be posting some photos and some more details from the trip in the near future. Missed you all!

xoxo

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45 comments:

shopgirl said...

I love California! Almost as much as Hawaii! Glad you had a great time Dawn!

xoxo Reese

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

welcome back Dawn! so glad you had a lovely time, I had the same feeling came I came back from Cali. There is something so special about it!
Would love to visit palm Springs one day!

classiq said...

Welcome back, Dawn! Glad to hear you had such a fabulous time. Your lovely friends did a wonderful job indeed filling in for you. Hope you have a great week! xo Ada

Debby said...

Welcome home, Dawn.. missed you! Glad you had fun. Every time we go to Cali I find myself saying, "Why don't we live here?" Great weather, it's beautiful and it has such a relaxed vibe. xo

Cara said...

Ahhh California *sigh*
Glad you had an amazing time!
<3 Cara
Lilac and Grey

Colores said...

I envy you so much! I have never been to CA but maybe some day I will dare...!!! Happy to hear you had a great time! but of course I am happy to have you back here!!!!kisses

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

WE MISSED YOU but WELCOME BACK!!! :) I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful Californian vaca!! I hope we get to see pic's of your trip! XOXO

María said...

I am glad you have had a wonderful vacation. oh! i would like so much visit california. Sure summer has arrived there some months ago. Have a great post-vacation week. :-)

Things That Sparkle said...

So glad you had a fantastic vacation! I am so jealous!!

BigAppleNosh said...

Happy Monday!! Welcome back :)

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

Happy to hear you had a lovely vacation.
Dawn, may I ask, how did you set up your guest posts? I shall be off on my honeymoon soon and need some blogger etiquette advice!

Josie said...

Nothing better than a good ole holiday so super pleased you had a good time. And very much enjoyed your guest posts were lovely too!

Tanvi said...

Welcome back!!! :) Good to hear you had a great time!

♡ from © tanvii.com

Jess said...

Glad to hear you had an amazing vacay!! Welcome back to reality ;) we missed you!

Ylenia said...

the hardest part is coming back from a nice vacation, but keep on thinking about the amazing moments you had!

♥ Ylenia
from longuette

Dancing Branflake said...

You should so move here! And thanks for the awesome guest posts. Loved them all (but glad to have you back!)

Marjolein Hoekendijk said...

Love your blog <3333

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

California is so lovely - lived for four years - on the other hand I prefer Europe.
So glad to hear you had a grand time - allow me to warmly welcome you back;-)

Katie said...

I bet you had an amazing time!

Amanda Hill said...

Glad your back! Can't wait for details! Oooo the sun!

Val said...

I'm delighted you had a wonderful time in beautiful California. I live here and appreciate it's beauty daily. If you ever come back out...let me know and we can have lunch =)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Nothing like a great holiday, and I totally know what you mean. Whenever I think of the weather I totally want to move to California, too. I stayed in SF for a few months and it was just wonderful - all relaxed and friendly and healthy and sporty and dancing... xoxo

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I'm thrilled you enjoyed your time in California and got in some much-needed rest and relaxation :) However, I'm more than happy that you're back!! We missed you!!

xoxo

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Welcome back, you darling lady, you! You were definitely missed, even though I adored all your guests...Cali really is such a magical place, that weather is great for everything, especially relaxing (c: Happy Monday!

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Hi Dawn, I'm glad you're back and to read you had such a great time! You couldn't have picked more appropriate images. You're so generous with your thank you's, thank you;)

Vanisha said...

Welcome back Dawn :)

Stacey said...

I've never been to California and i can't wait to visit one day! Needless to say, i envy your vacation there:-). Happy you had a great time. Beautiful pics too! XX

pretty pink tulips said...

Welcome home!!! You were missed but your lovely guest bloggers did a wonderful job entertaining and inspiring us!

Thank you for bringing back some Cali weather, as I can't seem to outside enough right now.

So bummed we won't see you at blogfest....let's try to do a summer blogger get together. Wouldn't that be fun on a patio or rooftop somewhere?

xoxo Elizabeth

Linda {Simply Seductive} said...

Welcome back Dawn! It was a pleasure being a guest blogger. I'm so happy you had a wonderful vacation. Glad to have you back!

All the very best,

Linda, xo

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Welcome back, Dawn! It's always so hard to come back down to earth after a wonderfully relaxing vacation! I say ... why do we need to? ;) I agree with you about California. I used to accompany my husband when he'd fly there on business ... he'd be in meetings and I'd take the rental car and explore .. such sweet memories!!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Welcolme back sweetie- so glad you had such a dreamy sounding vacation. And thank you for having me...was such a pleasure!! xo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Glad to have you back dear and seriously Southern CA weather is the best right?

Have a lovely week!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Glad you had an amazing vacation! How exciting you visited so many beautiful cities in one trip. can't wait to see pics.

Ease back into work this week, it's hard coming back from a vacation high. xoxo

Lauren and Julie said...

Isn't there something dreamy about California?! I love NY, but could make atrade for the warm weather!!

Kelly said...

Ah, I wish I was in California right now! Glad you had a great trip!

Beth - In My World... said...

Welcome home! I am so glad you enjoyed your trip. I have friends and family who went to Cali to visit and never came back. I am quite sure this is exactly my fate when I finally get to France.

I am so glad your back!

Draffin Bears said...

Welcome back dear Dawn and so glad that you had a wonderful trip away.
I look forward to seeing some photos and hearing about your trip.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

The white cabbage said...

I dream I could do my holidays in California !

nice blog ...come for a visit , and if you like sign as follower ...I'll do back


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Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Welcome back! I'm definitely happy the weather seems to be getting better.

B. in the Know said...

Welcome back! I am soaking up my last day of vacation but greatly dreading heading back - I will be with you in still being on vacay in my mind. So glad you had a great time and excited to see the pics!
Much love,
B

Vale ♥ said...

Dear Dawn, thanks a lot for your nice words about my latest post ! They mean a lot to me ! Your blog is simply gorgeous, everything's perfect here ! Following you with google friend connect...if you follow me back I'll be so happy ! xoxox Kisses

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Poppies and Sunshine said...

I am so glad you had a great trip!!! California is such a great place. So many different places to go! Have a wonderful week! XO

Bromeliad said...

So true. I would think anyone born in California would be unable to live anywhere else.

It-Blogirls said...

These pictures too are incredibly beautiful! Inspirational!

Marie-Ève said...

Welcome back! We're the same about California. Maybe one day too :-)

We also went to Palm Desert! Looks like you had an amazing vacation.