Back from Ireland!

My husband and I just got back from our trip to Ireland!!!

I finally made it!

I came home to over 300 blog posts to catch up on!!  So this will just be a quick photo-dump post to share some of my favorite pics from the trip.  Everywhere we went I just kept saying, “Oh my gosh! That’s so beautiful!  Wow!  That’s SOOO beautiful!  Holy crap!!  Look!!”  I knew Ireland would be beautiful and perfect and amazing but I didn’t expect just how much I would fall in love with it.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Adare Manor

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This was a much-needed vacation but I’m glad to be back home and am ready to catch up on my sewing.  I’m ashamed to say I didn’t get ANY beading done on the plane ride…shameful I know.  Something about an 11 hour plane-ride just makes you want to sleep and watch silly TV shows right?  Anyway, I’m glad to be back on the radar and I’ll be commenting away on everyone’s posts…you’ve been warned!

Emerald is my Favorite Color

http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/index.aspx
http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/index.aspx

I realize this is old news, but when I heard that emerald was named the official color of 2013, I knew it was fate smiling down on this green-loving-girl.  Emerald has long been my favorite color!

This year, Emerald is playing a particularly important role in my life.  My too-incredible-for-words hubby and I are going to IRELAND for our anniversary! 

The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

English: Trim Castle, Co Meath, Ireland, at su...

I’m not a person who needs to travel to feel satisfied in life.  But Ireland has been calling me since I was a wee lass.  It’s truly the only place that I’ve ever felt the need to see.  I listen to Irish Traditional Radio all day at work and I would give my left ear to be able to dance like Coco Rocha.

http://irishamerica.com/2011/12/coco-rocha/
http://irishamerica.com/2011/12/coco-rocha/

I’m finally going to see the Emerald Isle this year!  I’m so excited I’m actually tearing up..pathetic much?

English: Ring of Kerry - Derrynane Bay
English: Ring of Kerry – Derrynane Bay (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ancient fort, Ring of Kerry, County Kerry, Ire...
Ancient fort, Ring of Kerry, County Kerry, Ireland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’ll have to get started on some emerald-inspired looks to wear on our vacation!  Maybe an emerald green coat?  I’m loving this Britex wool!

http://www.britexfabrics.com/heathered-emerald-textured-wool-blend-coating.html
http://www.britexfabrics.com/heathered-emerald-textured-wool-blend-coating.html