Hello Dolls! 

Okay, so here’s the thing.

I’m a hard worker.

I have to be…

I co-founded a tech company…

it’s kind of in the nature. 

BUT… sometimes, the people around me think I could probably stand for a nice break… (Unlikely ♥)

So, here’s some background…

Over the course of the last two weeks, my company has switched our hosting company to Blue Host…(don’t even get me started on the problems we started having with Go Daddy recently!)… launched two new sites (PoorLittleBlogger.com and ChristianHomeandLiving.com ) and we’re about to launch another one within the week. 

Last weekend, my Co-Founders and I had to work overtime, (and by that I mean 17 or 18 hour days instead of our normal 15s lol) just to meet the demands on our time and our company deadlines. After ensuring that everything was in place for ChristianHomeandLiving.com’s launch, continuously publicizing the Poorlittleblogger.com launch, taking care of the beginning of the month payroll, and making the new editorial schedule for the articles on D&B, V&C, PLB, PAP, and CH&L, needless to say, we were exhausted come Sunday night

So naturally, yours truly made the only possible decision I could in a situation where we already have to much to do and too little energy to do it with… It’s Time to make Milkshakes!

I had chocolate marshmallow icecream in the freezer and just enough momentum to push me into the kitchen. So instead of pulling out the heavy full-size blender, I grab the nutri bullet (it’s a blender like machine that is meant to make healthy smoothies out of vegetables fruit and ice), completely missing the point of the nutri bullet trying to be a healthy device, and promptly made up three delicious chocolate marshmallow milkshakes. 

Unfortunately, by that point someone should have stopped me from doing anything besides sleeping because when Noah went to drink his milk shake, while Seth and I were still cleaning up from the milkshake making, he noticed a little piece of plastic in it, and then another, and… oh, no… another… It turned out that I had completely spaced and left the clear plastic spoon that I was using to get the ice cream out of the scoop, in the nutri blender! We had to throw them away and start all over again! 

Long story short, someone call Calgon because clearly I need to go away…

Let me know what your dream vacation is in the comments below!

With Love,

♥ Emma Rae Thomas + The Pretty as Pie Team

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 Emma’s Picks: Ogling Vacation Destinations

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8 Day Tuscany Vacation with Airfare and Rental Car  (this is an affiliate link. ♥) – Starting at $899 per person: Tuscany… Oh Tuscany… such a Cheap Price… So beautiful… I need you in my life. This 8 day adventure through the heart of Italy includes 6 nights worth of accommodations, a 7 day car rental, and (most importantly) the flight along with all flight taxes and fees. See some of Italy’s most famous towns, from Montecatini, to Pisa, to Florence, to Sienna, and sample of the delightful authentic food and wines that you can while taking in a ton of historical sites.

 

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9 Day Tour of India with Airfare (this is an affiliate link. ♥) – Starting at $999.00 per person: India…so colorful… so full of delicious spices…This 9 day tour of India takes you through some of India’s most famous cities and shows you some of the most incredible historical sites in a country with a long and wondrous history. Also included in the price are airfare, and daily breakfast and dinner. Transport from place to place is done by a local guide from the comfort of an air-conditioned motor coach to keep you touring in maximum comfort. Also, there is an Elephant ride included. Like an actual elephant…. YAAASSSS

 

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8-Day Paris and Rome Vacation with Airfare (this is an affiliate link. ♥) – Starting at $1299.00 per person: Paris…Rome… the best of both worlds…This 8 day vacation takes you from the streets of Paris to the roads of Rome, giving you more than enough time to take in the sights of both France and Italy. The price includes airfare, all accommodations, and daily breakfast, and the option is present to upgrade your trip in several different ways if you are looking for a slightly different experience.

 

 

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 6 Night Viva Wyndham Tangerine Stay with Air, Taxes, & Fees (this is an affiliate link. ♥) – Starting at $749.00 per person: Okay.. so here’s the sitch…I actually can’t be in the sun for very long… I have a genetic sun disorder that causes me to breakout in boils and have a horrible stomach ache when I’m in direct sunlight for too long. That being said, I would more than love to sit beside this beautiful beach at night! ♥ This resort trip is all inclusive, covering everything from airfare and taxes to the stay, meals, and drinks at the resort itself, and gratuities. The resort is located on one of the beautiful white sanded beaches of the Dominican Republic, ensuring that there will be no shortage of activities, between the sea, sand, and sun for you to enjoy.

 

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8-Day Tour of Italy with Airfare (this is an affiliate link. ♥) – Starting from $2599.00 per person: Accommodations, food, and travel? This vacay is the very definition of all inclusive! This tour of 3 of Italy’s most famous cities takes you through Florence, Rome, and Venice. The price includes Airfare and taxes, all accommodations, daily breakfast, and 1 lunch and 4 dinners. Also included are the services of a local tour guide, the air-conditioned  tour coach, and all of the sight-seeing tours listed in the itinerary.

 

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13 Day European Tour with Airfare (this is an affiliate link. ♥) – Starting at $2999.00 per person: 13 days? I can’t even Imagine spending a week on vacation, let alone 13 days! AMAZING. ♥ At 13 days in length this nearly 2 full week trip is one of the longer vacations on this list but with stops throughout The United Kingdom, France, and Switzerland, the length will barely be enough time to see all that this adventure has to offer. Airfare and accommodations are included in the package, along with daily breakfast and 3 dinners. Also included in the cost is the cost of transport within Europe, by a combination of motor coach and train, as well as the services of a tour guide starting on day 3 of the stay. 

 

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7 Day Azores Vacation with Airfare (this is an affiliate link. ♥) – Starting at $699.00 per person: Beautiful view, great food and airfare, yep, it’s all there homie. : p Azores is a little known island off the coast of Portugal, notable for it’s lush tropical environment, abundant flora and fauna, and volcanic hotsprings. Included in the price of the trip is full airfare, your accommodations on the island, and a daily buffet breakfast for all 7 days.

 

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8 Day New Zealand Vacation with Air (this is an affiliate link. ♥) – Starting at $1599.00 per person: Imagine the Possibilities of somewhere you’ve never been. This trip takes you to scenic New Zealand. The costs cover airfare, including taxes and surcharges, as well as your accommodations for the full 8 days of the trip. The option is also available to add additional sight-seeing and historical tours to your trip for an additional fee.

 

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6 Day Peru Tour with Airfare (this is an affiliate link. ♥) – Starting at $1599.00 per person: Fun fact, I love ruins. I’ve always been fascinated by ancient civilizations and the things they’ve left behind. This trip to Peru covers the full airfare and fees, along with all of your accommodations in Peru. Lasting 6 days the cost also covers daily breakfast, and 2 lunches. The trip is also inclusive of several historical tours, including a guided tour of the ancient city of Machu Pichu, and several sight seeing tours of the capital city of Lima.

 

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Secrets Inn – South Lake Tahoe, CA (this is an affiliate link. ♥) – Starting at $89.00 per night: Okay, truth time, I am distinctly non-athletic. Skiing is so far beyond the physical coordination that God gave me. Oh, don’t worry, I have other strengths. Lounging, reading, generally being comfortable, I’ve got those down. This vacation would allow me to be happy in a spa somewhere, while my husband had a little skiing adventure on his own. A gorgeous romantic getaway designed to take the distractions of life out of the way of it’s visitors, this gorgeous Inn is set against the snow mountains backdrop surrounding Lake Tahoe. Between winter sports, nearby casinos, and spas, there is something here for everyone. The stay also includes a complimentary bottle of wine, placed for the guests in the Chateau style room.