May 2015 Recap

Friday, May 29, 2015

Starting this week I'm going to change up my weekly posting schedule to twice per week (Mondays and Fridays) with occasional extra posts going live mid-week. I've been a bit busy lately and I feel like my posts have been lacking, but limiting my posting to twice per week will help me to produce higher quality content. I've also been terribly bad about reading other blogs, one of my favorite things about blogging (that and meeting other bloggers from around the world!), so lessening my posting schedule should allow me to do catch up! Thanks for understanding!

Hello and happy Friday! I hope you have some wonderful weekend plans ahead and are looking forward to June. I've got a lot to share this month, so you may want to grab your beverage of choice before diving in. Make sure to catch the end of the post as I've got some big news to share :).

This month has been reasonably eventful in terms of the blog. I've finally purchased my own domain name: As usual, Amanda from In Another Language (Suitcase Designs) made the switch completely smooth and pain-free. Thanks Amanda! I'm also now co-hosting a month-long travel linkup called #REASONStoTRAVEL with Angie, SJ, Kaelene, and Margherita. Check back on June 5 to link up!

In the middle of May I also updated my collaborate options and editing services through In Search Of Edits. I often edit scientific papers, but am excited about expanding my editing to manuscripts, blogs, e-books, and pretty much anything else. If you are looking for more information just click over to that tab on the top of the page or send me an email at I've been very busy with editing lately and I couldn't be happier about it.

Still working on a logo with J...hopefully to be revealed soon!

May also saw the end of my first year of lecturing, and I'm so happy to have had such a cool opportunity to teach abroad. I've also spent countless hours in my new favorite cafe (Taste Map) working on a botanical publication that will be coming out soon. Publishing takes a huge amount of time and it always feels so great to be done.

My local adventures have been pretty few and far between this month though J and I did manage to taste test the three new Doughnut Shops - it was really hard work - I'm tellin' yah. Despite the limited number of local adventures I have managed to tick a few items off of my Lithuanian Bucket List including visiting Europos Parkas. Open Kitchen also began this month, so each Friday afternoon you can find me wandering the food stalls and enjoying outdoor picnics.

In June, J and I are heading back to the states for a month long visit our family. I'm really looking forward to some beach time and enjoying some of the foods that I've been missing. If you hear of anything interesting going on in CT, RI, MA, or NYC I'd love it if you share!

A white lighthouse in New London, Connecticut
Can't wait to be seeing this lovely view again soon!

Last but certainly not least, J and I have an exciting announcement - we are expecting our first baby in late August. We are very happy about it! :) I wanted to let you know that things around here (other than my less frequently posting schedule) won't be changing too much. I will continue posting about travel and local adventures and do not plan to write about lifestyle or baby-related things. I will; however, be joining forces with some other fabulous traveling parents to bring you a monthly series about traveling while pregnant/with a baby (new topics each month beginning in September...probably). I'm hoping that this series will highlight that traveling while pregnant and with a baby/child is absolutely possible.  If you would like to be involved in part or all of the series please send me an email at

How was your month? What are your plans for summer travel?


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! and YES!! I love your idea of a travel series dedicated to traveling with young kids!! I've done all kinds of international flights alone with my son and I actually recommend flying with babies before they can talk and walk!!! i should have gone to Japan!

    I am so happy for the both of you and so happy to have you as a part of the #REASONStoTRAVEL linkup!

    1. I'm sure that you have so many fabulous tips about traveling with your son - I cannot wait to hear them all. Good to know about the ease of traveling with younger babies! I'm going to need to start saving for Japan and Thailand ASAP!