{announcing} photo prints by anamu

New Prints by Ana Maria Munoz There was a good reason for my absence yesterday and the result is here...announcing photo prints from yours truly! It's been a long time coming and I'm so excited to be able to share some of my favorite snaps with you offline. I've chosen to work with a photo printing service called Fotomoto where you can order right off my page and they'll process and ship the prints directly to ya. Since I'm abroad and am often traveling, I found this service to be perfect for making sure that you get your prints in the most timely manner. If the interface is unfamiliar to you, don't worry, it's a simple and secure shopping widget/window that you can treat as if it were another tab on your web browser. I've used it to test the product and have been really happy with the results.

To celebrate the launch I want to offer three readers a 5x7in print of your choice. Yay free! To get in on this, first check out the shop and then come back to this post and tell me what your favorite print is and where you'd display it (ie home, office, etc). I'll pick three comments at random next Thursday, November 8 and announce the winners on Friday. Get browsing...or shopping!

Website Note: I intended to launch the shop on a different site but due to a few coding specs beyond my control, I've created a shop page through the blog for now. I might or might not have messed with some code in the process so if you are reading this and you see alignment issues on your screen (or anything else out of the ordinary) would you please be so kind and email (link in top sidebar) to let me know? Much appreciated!

holiday, we

rooftop drinks at hotel urban, madridstocking up on snacks before the gameclub atletico madrid vs norwaysiesta with a view of plaza santa ana, madridivan got married!reception with a view @ hotel ada palacewelcome to sicily!perfect poolside in ragusa, sicilylocal flavor by the poolsunset drive through ragusa, sicily view of ragusa ibla from the roadbest grilled veggies of my lifeperfect hyper-local restaurant in ragusa ibla, sicilytemple sculpture in agrigento, sicilyscala dei turchi, sicilyscala dei turchi, sicilydonnafugata castle, ragusa, sicilyancient aquaduct in segovia, spainplaza in segovia, spainexploring essentials

Hello, hello!

Wow, what an incredible whirlwind. We've return from our first full European holiday that took us to three cities in Spain and various parts of Sicily, Italy. From the bright blue waters of Syracuse to the Spanish countryside, there is truly a ton of beauty and intrigue out there. I am forever grateful to the following for making our jaunts possible: high speed trains, cheap airfares, my two little feet, and last but not least, my amazing boyfriend who is a master at driving stick.

The photos above are just a snippet of the different adventures we had in Spain (Madrid, Segovia, Toledo) and Sicily (Syracuse, Ragusa, Agrigento). There is much to share so I will post location details with lots more photos throughout the next week or two. If I can't stay on vacation forever then I can at least give myself the luxury of reflecting on it for a while. I hope you don't mind.

for photo captions, hover over each image with your mouse or click to view it in flickr.