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September 8, 2013


Hello, friends! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Joe and I just got back from the most wonderful 10-day-long vacation in Italy and I’m just now sitting down to my computer for the first time in just as many days. It’s been one of the most amazing trips I’ve ever taken, and I can’t wait to share all about it! My mind is already swimming with ideas on posts about packing light (we only traveled with backpacks), amazing Italian recipes I have to recreate at home, and how to budget for a trip to Europe while eating well.


However, all of that is going to have to wait until I can get my head around being back to a regular schedule. We were awake for 24 hours yesterday on our travels back and boy am I going to pay for that this week! In the meantime, I’m sharing a few photos Joe snapped while we were in Siena right before taking a wine class on Tuscan wines. I think we walked close to 7 or 8 miles every day of our trip and by this point on our travels I had purchased a pair of Birkenstocks to save my poor feet. I used to complain when my dad forced me to wear them, and now I’m wearing them voluntarily. Funny, I could have sworn I was never going to wear another pair when I grew up.

Also this shirt from Banana Republic got worn multiple times throughout the trip. It was perfect with skirts, pants and these shorts from J. Crew Factory.

Talk soon!

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  • Reply Naomi September 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    I can’t wait to read about your trip! My husband and I would love to go to Italy someday, so I am looking forward to reading about what you did!

  • Reply Sasha @ The Mushy Mommy September 8, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    You look great! What an awesome trip. Can’t wait to read about it!

  • Reply Shanna September 8, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Welcome home! Can I just say I loved tagging along via Instagram? : ) What an amazing opportunity — can’t wait to see more pictures and hear more about your experience!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry September 11, 2013 at 1:14 am

      Thank you, Shanna! The trip was totally worth the saving and planning over the last year. I’m afraid I’ve caught the travel bug big time after this last trip. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Urban Wife September 9, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Welcome back!! If those are the Birkenstocks you’re wearing in the pictures, they are super cute! Not at all like the ones I remember from my childhood. Can’t wait to read more about your travels. Hope you get some much needed rest this week. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Laura Britton September 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about your trip!!

  • Reply Rachel September 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I was loving all of your Instagram pictures! Sounds like a great trip and GIRL I know what you mean. I traveled to Europe last summer with my family and I bought a pair of flats with all the extra cushioning, they were expensive and not the cutest, but saved my feet!

  • Reply whitney September 10, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    youre stunning. i hope the trip was fun!

    • Reply Madison Mayberry September 11, 2013 at 1:00 am

      Thanks so much, Whitney! šŸ™‚

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