Good Reads: Lost in Venice Edition

fragola e pompelmo rosso gelato

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  1. Enjoy Easter in Italy- it should be quite the memorable experience!
    Mariana´s last post…Look at the Crucifix

  2. Hah, just the title of the post “Things I’m not willing to Declutter” made me laugh. Have a great Easter Sunday!
    Kait Palmer´s last post…Mama 2 Mama

  3. Happy, Happy Easter!
    Carrie´s last post…Thankful For – 351 – 360

  4. Thanks for the reads, Rachel! I love the picture of that small street by the way. And have gorgeous Easter :D
    Maaike Quinn @ A Gorgeous Life´s last post…The Perfection Paradox Part II Or- Why a Perfect Person Certainly Is Not a Perfectionist

  5. Happy Easter weekend!

    Looking at your pictures, I got curious about what it’s like to be traveling for such an extended period of time. Does it feel like a loooong vacation? Or more that you are living overseas, just generally doing your life the same way as at home?

    The total upside to me would be that there are no little projects around the house to worry about while the kids are sleeping. No weeds to pull (I hate gardening) or rocking chairs to paint (next on my to-do list), etc etc. But maybe I would miss those things as well, if I were away for a while.

    My question is a bit jumbled- sorry. But would love to hear any thoughts you have about that.
    Katherine@YeOldCollegeTry´s last post…Im a Mess

    • Both really. When we were in Florence it felt like daily life. Here in Venice it’s more like our vacation, and it is nice to have a break from organizing projects at home.

  6. Love the pictures! So colorful! Will you guys be visiting anywhere else in Italy before coming back to the states?
    Living the Balanced Life´s last post…13 ways to stay stressed out

    • Probably not for this trip. With the little kids it’s easier to stay in the same place and live in it.

  7. Mmmmmm gelato!
    Slackerjo´s last post…The Secret Life of Call Centres

  8. Now that baseball season is here, family dinners are difficult to protect. I love the idea of family breakfasts! Also love the pictures of Italy. It’s making my travel bug itch.

  9. Beautiful photos! I’m going to Italy this summer & always enjoy your posts and photos about your time there.

  10. My little bit of Italian is rusty but if that’s strawberry and ruby grapefruit gelato in that photo… well, that just sounds like Summer in a cup. Thanks for the reading list, it looks good too!

  11. What beautiful photos! Love those pinky hues – the walls and the ice cream.
    Becs´s last post…How I Made My First Wedding Cake

  12. This is a nice assortment, thanks!
    Jenny W (The Housewife Project)´s last post…Wine Tips

  13. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, thank you! For the on-the-spot photos.

    Wishing you a lovely rest of the weekend.

    Gentle hugs,
    “Aunt Amelia”´s last post…Oooops Looks like MN got her signals crossed again

  14. Mmmmm, what with all your photographic and writing ability, are you planning, so that this experience, could be a book? Like copy writing everything or whatever one has to do?

    Hope so!

    Gentle hugs,
    “Aunt Amelia”´s last post…Oooops Looks like MN got her signals crossed again

  15. That gelato looks really good! And those photos are lovely. Even the laundry is looking quaint.

    Easter Greetings to you all from afar, but not really — just a “Submit” button away — that’s all. :)

  16. Italy has the best ice cream sorbet gelato in the world! Over 20 years ago our famiy enjoyed it so much and we still remember the wonderful taste!
    Linda´s last post…75 Pounds of Spices- Myrrh and Aloes

  17. I love gelato! We picked up some on “The Hill” in St. Louis after church. The Hill is the Italian part of St. Louis. Love it YUM!
    Anita´s last post…Why I will strive to shop at my local farmers market

  18. The colours in these photos are just breath-taking. Lovely.
    Ashley @ Root and Twig´s last post…Bird Watching- a Family Hobby

  19. Love the photos… and really appreciate the new reads :)
    angelvalerie´s last post…I’m back from the hiatus…

  20. Belinda says:

    I want to share with you how much I look forward to reading your blog. Home schooling a 14 and 12 year old, chasing an autistic 5 year old and raising a 20 month old keeps me busy. But I always make time for smallnotebook because the content is so worth it to me. Thank you! :D