Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Birthday Relaxation at a St. Augustine, Florida Antique Bed and Breakfast


We usually feel older and wiser with each year that passes after our birth. I turned 26 today, but I feel 21! When I worked for the man I felt stressed, weighed down, older. Working for myself is overwhelming, but it's a weight off my soul! I still feel like I'm "working," but it's work that suits me perfectly. It's my passion. This Saturday BF forced me (No stops at Thrift Stores, my big SLR camera stayed at home) to take a break from work and took me to a Bed and Breakfast in my favorite proverbial playground, St Augustine, Florida; 45 minutes south from us and the oldest city in the USA. I love it because it's a little piece of Europe in America, it reminds me of growing up in Italy.

The Bed & Breakfast (Carriage Way Inn) with the inviting scent of freshly baked brownies in the dining room, cozy rooms, traditional decor, and unlimited coffees, teas, soft drinks,and wine was a comfortable retreat, but now I'm ready to get back to work! Today I'm thrifting in St. Augustine, taking hundreds of pictures for future posts, and cleaning the house! When cleaning the house is a decadent treat I want to sneak my teeth into more than birthday cake, maybe I have grown up. Just a little...

How do you like to celebrate your birthday?  As long as a little cake is involved I'm happy...
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    1. BTW now I want to visit St. Augustine! That's a part of FL I haven't been to yet. Looks like a nice place to thrift at! hope you will post your finds and places to go over there!

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    2. Definitely shall do so. You must visit St. Augustine, it's not just an amazing place to thrift being such an old city, but it's relaxing and beautiful!

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  2. Looks absolutely lovely! Happy birthday, Peter Van!

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  3. What beautiful surroundings in which to celebrate your 26th! Clearly you ARE older and wiser :)

    Since my birthday is on Christmas Day (and I'll have 64 under my belt on the upcoming one), my birthday is usually overshadowed by other stuff going on). It's just how it is. I DON'T think I've ever cleaned my house on my birthday though!

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    1. A birthday on Christmas sounds like a blessing and a curse- but at least it's always festive!

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  4. Happy birthday Van! Enjoy the relaxation, you've been working hard! :)

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  5. Happy birthday, enjoy the time away and relax in such a beautiful place. But, no thirfting, oh my!

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    1. I survived ;) every vacation should have a visit to at least one local thrift store...

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  6. Happy Birthday....BF sounds like a keeper! Enjoy your trip!

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  7. Happy Birthday!
    We were just in St. Augustine last weekend.. stayed in St. Francis Inn. I just LOVE St.Aug!!
    Sherri

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    1. I love to drive there and just walk around the old city and take picture for inspiration. It's my favorite nearby getaway :) Glad you liked it, too!

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  8. We were in St Augustine this weekend too! I love the trolley tours and walking around the old Fort!

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    1. I love walking around the old fort too, and gazing at the bay beyond it :)

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  9. Well, Happy Birthday Van! 26, eh? My birthday is the day before yours...the 15th and I turned 62! and today is my 2th Anniversary! I LOVE October! It's just sooo much fun! Many happy returns to you!

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    1. October is my favorite month of the year, too. Very festive! Congratulations to you on your 25th anniversary!

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  10. Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you had a fantastic time! I've only been to St. Augustine's once when a very little kid, but I remember that red church (it is a church right?) XXX Jet

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    1. Yep, I believe so. :) I never get tired of visiting St. Augustine. Thank you for the b-day wishes!

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