Thursday, October 22, 2015

Story Behind the Pic #1

Happy Thursday! Today I'll be joining in a linkup with one of my new favorite blogs- Elle Sees!  I've been loving Elle's blog and all of her amazing beauty reviews, so be sure to check her out.  The linkup is "Story Behind the Pic" - so I'll be sharing a few random pictures and giving you the story behind them.  To learn more about the linkup click here!

I've been to Prague twice so far.  My first time was right after I graduated from college, and I was there during my 22nd birthday.  I found this little spot right outside of the castle (Prazsky Hrad) and loved the view of the city!  When I went back in November a few years later with Dan, I had to find the same spot and get the same picture.  Who knows- maybe I'll be there years later and have a third picture to add!  Prague definitely tops my list of favorite cities in Europe.

In case you don't know, Dan and I are attempting to visit every MLB stadium in the United States.  For my birthday this year, he surprised me with a trip to Philadelphia and New York to cross off two stadiums.  (I swear, these trips just happen to coincide with my birthday!).  I saw this big Phillies Mickey Mouse and had to get a picture, because my mom is a huge fan of Mickey and Minnie Mouse and grew up on the wrong side of the state...the Philly side. (original post)

This picture was taken on my trip to Europe earlier this year.  Dan and I spent a few days in Malmo, Sweden and stopped in the cutest little coffee shop one day.  It was a house converted into a coffee shop, with tons of rooms to explore and old furniture everywhere.  I can't even tell you how many failed attempts there were for this picture, but in the end I really like how it turned out!  I was channeling my inner European coffee chic look! (original post)

In 2013, Dan and I took a spontaneous trip with two of my best friends to Cincinnati to see the final Pirates game of the season.  At this point, we were still fighting for a playoff spot, so it was a really exciting and nerve-wrecking trip! (We ended up winning of course).  The night before the game, we went over the Kentucky border to eat at Hofbrauhaus.  Across the restaurant, Dan spots this trophy and says "I bet that's the Calder Cup" (for those of you, like me, who don't know what is- it's the Stanley Cup for the American Hockey League).  I forced Dan to go up to the people and say something, and they were so excited that someone knew what it was that they had us drink beer out of it.  The thing was huge and I ended up spilling most of it on myself, but the experience was so random and I love sharing that story!   

Your turn- look back at the 12th most recent picture in your phone and tell me what it is!

linking up with Amanda
The Blonder Side of Life

29 comments:

  1. omg thank you THANK YOU for linking up! that means the world!! i have never been to prague but have always wanted to go!! i love that y'all are visiting the MLB stadiums--what a fun tradition!

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    1. I'm so glad you hosted..this is such a fun idea!

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  2. You two are living the good life and creating memories. I'm so happy for you. It was great spending time with you at the wedding.

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    1. Yes we are!! Great to see you as well :)

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  3. This post is a great idea and I've always wanted to go to Prague! Of course my 12th picture is of food... specifically from the crockpot Thai Chicken recipe I was working on last night!

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    1. Haha that's funny...and it sounds delicious. Hope you post the recipe :) You should definitely go to Prague some time! I'll be writing about it but we got a groupon so it was super cheap!

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  4. You are quite the traveler...very cool! I love that you got the same picture years apart!

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    1. I try, but wish I could travel even more of course!

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  5. My 12th picture is probably of my cat :) She's always being so cute, I fill up my phone with pictures of her.

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    1. Same with me and taking pictures of Selma!! Hard not to snap tons of pics of her :)

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  6. Oh, so cool! I love posts like these with pictures like those. SO FUN. That hockey cup thing is the coolest memory ever.

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    1. I knew you would love that picture...how could you be Canadian and NOT pick that pic as your favorite ;)

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  7. Oooo fun idea! My 12th picture back is of me and a blogging friend that I went to visit last weekend. It was a super windy day and we had a hard time keeping our eyes open for the picture lol.

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  8. You already know that I love how much you travel--I don't know if Alex and I will ever get to do that, and so until then... I live through you!

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    1. Next time I go to Scandinavia YOU'RE COMING

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  9. prague looks so pretty! there are so many places in europe i want to visit its like i should just move there :) we are going to london and paris next year so thats a start! my most recent pictures are all disney since we just got back from the food and wine festival, but im not mad about it!

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    1. That would be amazing..I would always be doing weekend trips! Sounds like you'll have an amazing trip!

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  10. I love that first picture of you!! So cool! I also love the picture and story of that huge cup! My 12th picture back is a picture of a pumpkin patch that my sister and I went to.

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    1. Thanks Katie! Pumpkin patches are so much fun!

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  11. thats so cool that you managed to take that pic twice! you look lovely in both :) i would love to go to prague some day.

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    1. Thank you so much Beverley!! It's such an amazing city!

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  12. I've never seen this linkup before, I totally love it! And I'm really jealous of your Prague visits. My 12th most recent picture was a good (and hysterical) one of my boyfriend riding a shopping cart through the Costco parking lot like a child :-D

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  13. This is too fun! LOVE the photo of you at that adorable coffee shop. The 12th most recent photo on my phone is of me and my friend Ariel at a work event of mine last weekend! It'll be up on the blog tomorrow. :)

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  14. I must put Prague on the to-visit list!! Along with tens of other countries, hehe.

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  15. hmmm the 12th last photo in my phone is from last night and it was something i snapped - the big fishbowl of alcohol hahaha. it was great. i would love to go to Prague one day! you definitely have the european chic thing down in that coffee shop photo ;)

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  16. Ok first of all, awesome that you have those two photos in the same place. That'd be really cool to get a third...or fourth? And have you been to Fenway yet?

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