Saturday, April 30, 2011

Quote of the day. + A Nice Tune

Hey there loves, happy Saturday! It's a travel day for me but I wanted to make sure I left you guys with a quote. I'm heading back to my home in New York City today and I'm really excited. Greece was amazing and it is a very bittersweet day for me but with every ending comes a new chapter and I'm ready for what's next. The Manfriend and I have a new apartment in NYC, which I'm anxious for him to see it, since I moved us in while home for a short time in March. I also start coaching for Team in Training on Sunday, this is a huge step for me and I have to admit I'm a little nervous about starting something I've always dreamed of doing.

New York I've Missed You.
Greece You've Been Kind.

I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend and make it a productive one for yourself because you deserve it. Relax a little too, do something for you that will help you on your path. (Sorry for the corniness!)

Today's quote comes from self help guru, motivational speaker and author Anthony Robbins. This is a fantastic quote about achieving what you want out of life. Don't be afraid to take that step in the right direction of becoming the you you've always dreamed of being. If you have a dream or goal, don't wait for it to come to you, chase it down and make it yours.


One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
-Anthony Robbins

I had to include " A Nice Tune" today because of my journey home. I know this song is two years old but I had to listen to it on the radio over and over again in Greece. Thinking to myself do they even know what they are singing about and what these words really mean?. Every time I heard it I would get a little home sick and feel a lump develop in my throat. If you know me, you know that New York City is my home and being away from it only made me appreciate everything that amazing city has to offer, as you can see here in one of my first ever posts for Jeans and Tee's called My Ode to New York. I can't express in enough words how great it is going to feel when I step off the plane in New York this afternoon. New York I love you and I've most certainly missed you.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Quote of the day.

I'm BACK!!! I am so happy to be back from Santorini so I can communicate with my fellow bloggers and readers, I've seriously missed you. Our vacation was great, we saw so many cool sites, had amazing weather and got a chance to relax before we head back to the craziness that awaits us in New York. I leave for home tomorrow and I can't believe it's over, my Greek chapter has been an amazing one, I've learned so much about myself and my relationship that I can really say, "I am proud of myself." 

I spent most of the morning packing (never fun), uploading pictures and watching the Royal Wedding. I must say Kate looked absolutely stunning and when Will saw her and told her she looked beautiful, I got a little choked up. It felt truly like I was watching a fairytale, every girls dream. 

Today's quote comes from a woman I love, Bethenny Frankel. I recently purchased her book called, A Place of Yes, and I took it with me on my trip to Santorini. It was the perfect read and I will definitely be writing a more in depth post very soon about what I took from this fabulous read. The quote I chose is about being successful, what it takes and remembering to be who you want to be. 


If you want to be really successful, you have to be one of those people who sees yourself as more than a number or a drone or a cog in a machine. You have to see that you are special and believe that you can do it-and you have to surround yourself with people who believe you can do it, too. It doesn't mean you won't have doubts, but you have to keep seeking your truth, and my truth was rooted in my belief that I was destined for something more. 
-Bethenny Frankel

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jeans and Tee's is on Vacation.

Hey Loves, my manfriend and I are going to the Greek Island of  Santorini for the holiday weekend. I'm not sure what the internet situation will be at our hotel, if we have access I'll be around here and there with a post or two. If we don't have access I'll be back in a couple of days with tons to post. I guess it's good to get away from technology for a little bit, disconnect, relax and really unwind.

Have a great weekend! Happy Easter to all that celebrate and thanks for checking in with Jeans and Tee's and Travel and Cakes.

Quote of the day.

Happy Friday Love, hope it's a good one! It's a beautiful day here in Greece and I plan on enjoying it, only a few days left here which is pretty crazy. The manfriend and I will be spending this weekend in Santorini, which is an island in Greece. I've heard nothing but amazing things about it and I can't wait to see it myself. I'm really interested to see how Easter is done here in Greece, it is considered their biggest holiday. 


Yesterday I took my yoga certification final and I passed! I am now officially a yoga instructor and I couldn't be happier. I am going to start my own mini practice when I get back to New York, I'll be sure to share my plans with you on Jeans and Tee's in case anyone is interested. Namaste!

Today's quote was found on and it comes from an unknown author. I am a huge fan of quotes like this one, and I am a true believer in its message. Don't be afraid to love, to hope, to have dreams and faith. Don't be scared to take risks in life because the biggest regret is knowing that you didn't take a chance with something when you really wanted to. 



Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quote of the day. + A Nice Tune.

Thursday already? Man this week is flying by, I'm excited because I'll be in Santorini with the manfriend in two days, ending our Greek adventure on a very high note. 

I can't begin to tell you how sore I am from the yoga/core workout I did yesterday, I literally feel like I'm eighty years old with a hip replacement, and I couldn't be happier. It's great to see after all this time doing yoga that I can still push my body to new places, I know that being sore is a good thing. 

A big congrats to the manfriend Kyle, for finishing up his first season overseas yesterday. He had an amazing year with Ikaros and put up some great numbers. I am so proud of him and excited for what next year will bring his way. He truly deserves nothing but the best. 

The quote I picked for today comes from the song Closing Time by Semisonic. I love this song and I found that one line really relates to what's going on in Kyle and my life right now. Life is all about the journey and there are always going to be endings and new beginnings, that's the beauty of life. When one door closes there is another door wide open for you to explore. 


Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.
-Semisonic, Closing Time

Here's the song for you to enjoy. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Royal Inspired

With the Royal Wedding only days away, I was inspired by Kate Middleton's classic style. I came up with a royally themed wardrobe. What's great about Kate's look is even though she will soon be a princess, she doesn't dress stuffy and it's only time before she is a real style icon.
Royal Inspired

You can get her look for a lot less, with pieces from Topshop (dress), Abercrombie and Fitch(woven), Forever21(pumps), Longchamp(tote), Michael Kors(watch) and Sperry(deck shoes). If you really want to put the icing on the cake to this Royal look you can go to Fantasy Jewlery Box and purchase a Kate Middleton inspired blue sapphire engagement ring for just $40.

The Greek Chapter

I can't believe this chapter of my life is coming to a close, it is so surreal. I remember being on the Staten Island Ferry coming home from work when I got the call from my guy that he got an offer to play ball in Greece, at that moment my heart stopped this was the change I knew was coming but when it comes you are never fully prepared. 

We made the decision months earlier that wherever he played, I was going to go with him, it was the biggest step I've ever taken, not just with a relationship but with my life in general. Moving to a foreign country, leaving my family, my job, the comfort of New York City, I was so freaking scared but I took a huge step and it was life changing.

 Living in another country teaches you so much about yourself, I've learned communication is the key to happiness, I learned that not all Europeans hate Americans, I learned to slow down every once in awhile, I learned that I can actually cook (haha), I also learned there is no place like home and there is definitely no place like New York. I'll never forget the day of the New York City Marathon back in November, I downloaded a program which enabled me to watch the race over the computer, I cried like a baby seeing my city and that race, it was like knowing your family had a party and you weren't invited. I think that's the hardest part about being away, it's missing events and with my family there are always events.

Greece has been an amazing Chapter of my life, I can't believe I was given the opportunity to live abroad. I am proud of myself and I am super proud of my relationship with the manfriend. It wasn't always rainbows and butterflies, I am sure there were days when he wanted me to take the next flight back to the States, but we survived and I say we passed a major test. I don't know what's up with this relationship and tests, first it was a long distance relationship for two and a half years,  which we passed but anytime I'm in an airport I get the urge to cry.  Now it was let's have you guys live together but there's a catch, you'll be living together for the first time in a foreign country, so you'll be together pretty much all the time. I've never lived with anyone before and here I am moving in with a guy, but I must say he is one of the neatest guys I've ever met. 

 We've had the chance to experience so many cool things while in Greece and they are memories that I will take with me forever. My biggest thing is that life is all about creating the best story for yourself and this has certainly been a great chapter to add to the story that is my life. I can't wait to one day in the very, very, very distant future telling my kids all about my experience over here in Greece. 

I am very nervous (of course) and excited about starting the next chapter of my life. Having no idea where you can be living for a year can be a little scary but I know that I'm not doing it alone, I am doing it with the best teammate for me, he balances me like no one else could and for that I am truly grateful. 

Greece you've been amazing, sure there are times that you have been a little crazy ex: waking up to the sound of a bomb going off at 4am, not really my cup of tea. All bombs aside this has been nothing but a positive experience. When my guy asks me what I'll miss most about Greece, it's hard for me to answer, of course the weather is amazing and the food outstanding but I really don't have a specific thing I'll miss. I do think it's weird that there is a chance that we will never come back to Greece and that we spent a whole year living here, we created a routine in another country that will soon it be a memory. 

Thank you Greece, it has been real.

Here are some of my favorite moments while living in Athens.

The Temple of Zeus
The Acropolis 
Kyle and I at the Acropolis
Me at the Ancient Olympic Stadium
Ancient Olympic Stadium
Watching Kyle play for Ikaros
Finding an Irish Pub in Athens
Burger from the Irish Pub Molly Mallone's
Sunday's at Dos Amigos Mexican Restaurant 
Cooking my first Thanksgiving dinner
Celebration Dinner after we found out Kyle would be home for Christmas
Lake Vouliagmeni
David the Cat.
Enjoying a cappuccino at the lake. 
Kyle surprising me with cupcakes from I Love Cupcakes
The Athens Riviera 
Kyle and I enjoying the view of the Athens Riviera
The Marina 

Salads from Ciao
Meat Pouches from Flo Cafe`
Coca Cola Light
Kyle enjoying Valentine's Day Weekend in Vouliagmeni
Enjoying lunch in Vouliagmeni
Athen's Riviera Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day 
Lyndsay in Greece
Daily Trips to Starbucks
Waffle House
Dog's Everywhere
One Day Cruise
Riding a Donkey in Hydra
Boats in the Hydra Port
Flo always treating us to a free dessert

Quote of the day.

Happy Wednesday Lovers, hope it's a great one for you. I have a busy day ahead of me, studying for my yoga certification exam, working out and packing for Santorini and getting stuff ready for the move back to New York, busy days are the best days it leaves no time for laziness to creep in. 

Last night I enjoyed a nice dinner with two amazing ladies that I've met while here in Greece, their men play on the same team as my manfriend. I've really enjoyed their company while here in Athens, they've made being away from home a lot more bearable, and I am truly going to miss them when we leave.  It's a crazy business that my guy is in but it does allow you to create friendships with people from all over and that is something very special. 

Today's quote comes from American writer Charles R. Swindoll and it's about having the right attitude. This quote is badass to say the least and it is so true about how important it is to have the right attitude and approach when it comes to your life. I guess you can say attitude is everything. 


The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.
-Charles R. Swindoll

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Island Hopping

Last week the manfriend and I took a one day cruise around Greece, stopping at three different islands. The islands we toured were Hydra, Poros and Aegina. We had perfect weather for our excursion and saw some really cool sites. 

I would definitely recommend the one day cruise for anyone visiting Athens but wants a chance to see some traditional Greek island life. We had the perfect amount of time on each Island and got to see many of the other Greek Islands throughout our travels.

Here is how our day unfolded, Enjoy!

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