BOLESLAWIECKI, POLAND

After spending a few hours in Prague, we got back in the car to continue on with our girls road trip up to Poland for some pottery shopping. I didn't know much about Poland or had any previous desire to go before, but once we made it into the country side it was absolutely gorgeous!! The windy roads, small towns spread through out, farm land, green luscious fields. I would not count this country out!!

My awesome sister-in-law made reservations for us to stay in a castle built in the 1500s. We didn't pull in till after dark but we all couldn't wait to wake up in the morning and snap some pictures of the outside, which was picture perfect (evidence below)! Plus, we were the only ones in this place! Our room had two bedrooms, but we opted to all stay together in the bunk room that had 1 inch thick mattresses, ha. It makes for a funny story now!! ;)

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After picture taking we headed into town for some pottery shopping. I've never been a huge dish / plate person but I knew I wanted to hunt for some cute finds for the nursery. I walked away with a few pieces (Thanks Carolyn!) and a delicate ring dish. Luckily they all made it back to the states in one piece!!

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^^ Stole this picture from Allison because they are both too cute! Love my SIL's! ^^
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Now that I'm over half way through with my pregnancy, I feel like I finally have the confidence to enjoy it! We'll talk more about that a little later, but below is one of my cute Polish pottery finds that we can't wait to find a place for in the nursery, along with one of my favorite pieces that I can't wait to dress our little girl in! Keep on cookin' baby!!

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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

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Prague! There are no words. Over the weekend we took a little girls road trip to Poland to do a little pottery shopping, and made a pitstop in Prague along the way. The weather could not have been better this day! And can we take a second to talk about Trdelnik??! While walking along the streets we kept smelling something heavenly and finally stumbled across a quaint bakery that was making these magical pastries dipped in cinnamon and nutella on the inside. I could have gone back and had a hundred of those! If you ever find yourself in Prague, stop and get one. You'll thank me later.

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^^ Crowds gathering to watch and listen to the Prague Astronomical Clock. ^^
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^^ Charles Bridge and one tiny baby bump! ^^
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^^ Remnants of wedding festivities. ^^
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BAYREUTH, GERMANY

Eschenbach was so quaint and colorful, but for our next excursion out we wanted to see something a little more fancy. I mean, Germany is the place to see castles and palaces around every corner, right?! We traveled a little bit further out this day to visit Bayreuth where we walked the grounds of a palace built in the 1700's. Pretty stones were set in every inch of this place. So colorful!!

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^^ My cutie niece, Jane. The stones didn't impress her, she was all about chasing any bird that came within site. ^^
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Next stop: Prague, Czech Republic

ESCHENBACH, GERMANY

Our flight from Amsterdam to Nuremberg was a quick one. When we landed, our luggage was one of the first ones off the carousel (which never happens to me)! We quickly grabbed our things and met my sister-in-law, Paige, right outside who drove us to her home in Grafenwöhr. Somehow I got lucky and managed to escape jet-lag. Who knew what a good self-inflicted face slap can do for you, ha! The first few days we kept it low-key and stuck around her city. Our first excursion out was to Eschenbach to grab some treats at the local bakery and tour the Speinshart Monastery. Unfortunately the church was closed that first day, but we didn't give up and made it back out a few days later. Here are a few pictures from those trips! Enjoy the many colorful buildings because I sure did!!

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I amsterdam

Hello! Hi! How are you guys??! I guess it's about time I dust off the cobwebs around this site of mine. So many apologies for my prolonged absence, I promise you it was not intended. So much has happened over the past few months, some amazing and some very sad. Truthfully, I feel that I'm still processing most of it so I'm not quite ready to talk about it just yet. Instead, I wanted to kick off the Little Lady blog with some of my fun excursions as of late. If you follow me on Instagram then you know I've been traveling across Europe for the past few weeks visiting family and traveling with the in-laws. Amsterdam, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, and France. Each one so beautiful and special in it's own way. First stop, Amsterdam!!!
*Disclaimer: Unfortunately my camera was packed away during this trip (I know, what was I thinking), so all of these pictures come to you via my iPhone.*

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I wish I could have spent more time here because it still remains my favorite destination in Europe! A few years ago, Eric and I were actually offered an opportunity to live here for six months but we chose Florida instead because it had a better fit for Eric's specific work. Right now I just keep kicking myself because this place was perfect! The people were friendly, the weather was incredible (we got lucky) and the canals were so quaint. I wish we had a little more time here so we could have done the big tourist attractions like the Van Gogh Museum and tour the Anne Frank house, but alas the lines were WAY too long. Instead we just had fun getting lost in the city, and even ended our trip walking through the Red Light District. Needless to say my SIL, Allison, and I were completely entertained watching my mother-in-law squirm through it all. Sorry Carolyn!! ;)

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^^ Bikes and canals. Bikes and canals. Oh Amsterdam, you're beautiful! ^^
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^^ I love the leaning and crooked buildings every which way! ^^
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^^ Not pictured, the crooked homes and leaning buildings. I'll live here forever, thank you! ^^

Next stop: Germany!

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