I heart NY.

I was finally able to fulfill one of my life long dreams of visiting New York City this past month and I did it with the ZINK hAppy team to talk crafting, printers and bui-ness. Crafting aside, I have had an infatuation with New York City from the time I was a little girl.  The minute I stepped off the plane I was star-struck.  It was like meeting a celebrity for the first time…I did far too much big-eyed, OH-MY-GOSH, flapping-hands.  As much as I tried to play it cool and act like I was a native New Yorker it was so obvious I was just an annoying tourist.  Seriously, I couldn’t take enough obnoxious selfies in front of everyday, New York-y things like taxi cabs, steaming sewers and landmark 5th Ave stores that I couldn’t afford to shop in.  Half way through the trip I was starting to get on my own nerves about how pathetic I was probably acting but I just couldn’t help it.  Get a load of this ah-mazing city!

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I’ll be back NYC…I’ll be back.

A huge thanks to the wonderful ZINK hAppy team,
Leslie and Amanda,
Tanya Memme from Sell This House,
and the wonderful blogging team:
Becky at U Create Crafts,
Carmel at Our Fifth House,
Jeana at Surf and Sunshine,
Jennifer at Makobi Scribe,
Stephanie at Somewhat Simple.


  1. So glad you had so much fun! I was the same way when I went there too! I felt like I just stood there gaping the whole time and my friend had to keep telling me to close my mouth! Heehee. Everything is SO huge!!! Loved it! So much to see and do…Kai and Finn keep telling me they want to go (maybe all the public transportation, stairs and elevators??? LOL) Talk soon! *hugs*

  2. It was such a great time! So fun hanging out with you and exploring the city :)

  3. Hey, I’m planning my first ever trip to NYC for October and hoped to pick your brain.
    1. Where did you stay
    2. Must do’s?

    Thanks for taking the time. It is super overwhelming trying to plan this. Just my SIL and myself. NO KIDS!! Whoohoo.


    • We stayed at the Shorham which was a lovely Boutique Hotel close to 5th Ave. For sure you have to go to the top of a bldg and check out the city views. We did Rockafellor. Must-do’s? Hmmm. Because we were with a big group we sort of did touristy things. Ground Zero, shopping on 5th Ave, Central Park, ride the Subway, Museum of Modern Art, Time’s Square, Broadway show. All of which were hugely fun. However, if I were on my own I would have loved to just get lost off the tourist trail and explore neighborhoods, and restaurants. Hope you have a fabulous time!

  4. Hi Michelle! I loved seeing your photos. How fun!!!! I’ve been a few times, and it is magical! Andy lived there for about 5 years (maybe ages 5-9?) – so Andrew has always been curious about NYC. This summer, Andrew was able to go to NYC with Boy Scouts, on their pretour before the National Scout Jamboree. He fell in love! Andrew wants to move there someday, and visit again soon. He loved seeing where his dad grew up, he loved seeing the city/people/sports/businesses/art/life. It was his favorite part of his 3 week trip!

    And as far as the ZINK hAppy printer – that looks amazing!!! I’m not really crafty, but that makes me want to be! That will be on my list of must haves!

    Miss you lots!

    • You’re right about it being a magical place! The whole trip took my breath away. I am SOOOO in love with that place. I’m so glad Andrew got to see it. He has sure been around…lucky boy.
      Love and miss you!

  5. NYC is my hometown and I love it so much it makes my heart hurt if I think about it too much. :) I moved away 14 years ago now and I miss it a lot, especially in the fall (got to watch You’ve Got Mail for NY in the fall). I’m glad you loved it too.

  6. I’m with you on the NYC love. I’ve only been twice but both times I was pretty close to what you described. Can’t wait to go back!

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