Friday, May 27, 2011

Guest Post by Caffeinerd

While I'm on vacation in Orlando, I've invited a few local style and mommy bloggers to tell you about what they're looking forward to this summer. First up is Elena from Caffeinerd.

Hi! I'm Elena---I have a little (life)style blog called Caffeinerd. I'm very excited to be guest-posting while Rebekah is away (thanks for having me!). She asked that I share a little about what I'm looking forward to this summer.

Well, this has certainly been on my mind----especially every time Mother Nature throws us Milwaukeeans another windy, miserable storm----so I was happy to oblige! I should note that, as a speech/language pathologist for a public school, I have the summer off. I know, it's a little ridiculous. I get to live life like a 5-year-old...forever. So, in any case, the summer break is pretty darn enticing to me right now. Starting June 11th I can't wait to a) enjoy iced coffee as much as possible, b) take long walks with my puppy along Lake Michigan, c) get seriously into wedding planning (7 months to go!), d) have many drinks and brunches outside (Trocadero, anyone?), e) attend every festival possible on the Summerfest grounds (and see Florence & the Machine rock it on July 6th!), f) purchase and wear a whole lot of maxi skirts/dresses; g) read in lawn chairs (or hammocks) for hours, h) eat lots of ice cream. A little more seriously, I'm really excited to start volunteering with a literacy group and meet more people in Milwaukee. The city is still relatively new to me, and I'm in dire need of more friends to grab cupcakes & wine with at a moment's notice.

And because I'm a visual learner, here are some shots from last summer (when I had an internship and thus only fully enjoyed summer on the weekends, like most folks). Here's hoping we see the temperature continue to rise and the sun set later. It's almost summer!

...And might I recommend a trip to Milwaukee to enjoy it? (The tourism board isn't. even. paying. me. I know...such a travesty!).


  1. I can't wait for summer in Milwaukee, the whole city comes alive with all the festivals and activities on the lakefront. So happy it's finally starting to get warm!