Happy almost end of 2018! I hope you had an amazing Christmas/Kwanza/Hanukkah and holiday season in general! The past few weeks have been crazy in the best way possible, so pardon my absence. To kick off my birthday festivities, Doug and I went to Disneyland in Anaheim for the weekend (it was our first time!). A few days after we…View Post
This post contains affiliate links. Click here to see full disclosure. Now that Christmas is over, the final stretch of holiday season continues with New Years Eve! To be honest, most years my NYE consists of staying home with my closest friends, drinking champagne and eating pizza and Chinese food. This year Doug and I are getting out of the…View Post
In the 1950's a beautiful, intelligent female pharmacist from Lisbon, Portugal became pen pals with a handsome, sweet man in Tampa, Florida. They wrote each other back and forth for a few months, and eventually started to form a strong friendship. So strong that the man invited the woman to take a holiday to visit him in Tampa so they could meet in person.
The day finally came when the two met, and sparks flew! After a few weeks of hanging out, he asked her to marry him, and she never looked back.
They got married, and shortly after they had a baby girl named Maria. That baby was my mom!
I've never had a chance to visit Portugal, but I live vicariously through stories like this one that my mom has told me over the years (this one is my favorite). I've always been very proud of my Portuguese heritage (as well as my German and African American heritage), and even took Portuguese in college to learn the language. So when I saw this shirt, I knew I had to have it!
Verão Em Porto is Portuguese and translates to "Summer in Porto" (it should really say Verão no Porto, but oh well). Porto is a coastal city in Northwest Portugal, only about an hour and a half south of the Minho wine region where Vinho Verde wines are produced.