GOODBYE 2017, SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL LIES AHEAD…

What do you have planned this evening? This post may be full of glitz and glamour but this New Year’s Eve I will actually be spending a quiet evening alone with Mr. B in San Luis Obispo (“SLO”). After our San Diego trip last weekend we stopped home for a couple of days before heading north to the town that even Oprah has called “America’s happiest city”. And earlier this year it also ranked number 5 on National Geographic’s top 25 list of happiest cities in the U.S. I’m glad to see that several other California towns also made the list.

I do hope you are able to look back on 2017 fondly. I can honestly say that it was a good year for us. I must admit that one of the highlights of my year was planning an Italian vacation with Mr. B and actually making it back after a bit of a hiatus. By the way, I still owe you a post about our Italian adventures. I look forward to sharing that with you soon…it’s hard to condense over 5,000 pictures into a couple of posts so if there is something you are particularly interested in, please drop me a note or leave a comment on this post. I love hearing from readers.

I can’t end this post without thanking you for hanging out with me here on Reviving Charm. I appreciate you stopping by and I hope we can continue to inspire each other in the upcoming new year. I am confident that something beautiful lies ahead…

All the best…

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.  –Betsy Farrell

Happy New Years Eve 2017 from Reviving Charm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

If you have followed me for a while then you already know that Mr. B and I are usually away on vacation during this time of year. Our anniversary and my birthday are a week apart so we use these special events as a great excuse to pack our bags and get away. Last year we spent our time in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. Part of our stay included time on Cape Cod where we stayed at a lovely inn. You can read about the inn here. I am just realizing that we have taken a few trips since then and never got around to posting about them. Which begs the question..when is it too late to post something?

Unfortunately, with my recent surgery we made no real plans for either occasion since we had no idea what kind of shape I would be in post surgery. I will admit that this really kicked my butt and I thought my recovery would come along much quicker. I’m still recuperating so we are staying close to home to enjoy a nice quiet dinner at a local restaurant. If I am up to it, I might spend a part of the day to do some online shopping and buy myself some birthday gifts. I think deserve it!

To celebrate my birthday let’s enjoy some cake and ice cream today! happy-birthday-to-reviving-charm-2016