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Lower Belvedere - Vienna, Austria

Moving Abroad | Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Moving Abroad Survival Tip #2: Be a Tourist in Your Own Town. One of the best parts of moving abroad is getting toread more

My Favorite Things | January 2016

{photo via Instagram} Already 1/12th of the way through 2016?!? How did that happen so fast? So many plans, so littleread more

On My Bookshelf - January, 2016 - great reading list

On My Bookshelf

I missed December, so I have a lot of books On My Bookshelf this month. The Good Luck of Right Now  |  Throughread more

DIY Cleansing Oil & Nourishing Facial Serum

My skin does not like the winter. Not that I can blame it, of course. The cold, dry air outside, and the forced heaterread more

Mother Goose Hotel Utrecht, Netherlands

Mother Goose Utrecht

There are some hotels that are over the top luxurious and fancy, but definitely feel formal like a hotel. Then thereread more

Utrecht Travel Guide - Plan a perfect weekend in Utrecht, The Netherlands

A Weekend in Utrecht

Most people visiting The Netherlands go straight to Amsterdam and never look back. I understand why, it is prettyread more

Happy 2016

Happy 2016 everyone! I ended up taking an unintentional break during the holidays to work on some big projects, spendread more

Purbach am Neusiedlersee

Purbach am Neusiedlersee

Purbach am Neusiedlersee is a cute little town in the Austrian state of Burgenland known for its viticulture. Everyread more

On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf this month: God Help the Child  |  This is Toni Morrison’s latest book, and at 84, she’sread more

all natural organic wood salve

DIY Natural Wood Salve

If you want to make your own wooden baby rattle, an all-natural, organic wood salve is a must. It protects the wood,read more

DIY Wooden Baby Rattle

DIY Wooden Baby Rattle

I try to surround my kids with high-quality, all-natural toys. Wood always wins out over plastic, and hand-made isread more

Kremnica, Slovakia Travel Guide

A Weekend in Kremnica & Bojnice

Kremnica is a small town in Slovakia, built on top of gold mines, and was one of the richest and most important miningread more

DIY burp cloths

The Very Best DIY Burp Cloths

Nearly everyone I know is either pregnant or just had a baby, so I’ve got baby shower gifts on my mind rightread more

On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf this month: Since last month was so heavy and depressing, I went for upbeat, fun, inspiring andread more

Situr Home, Sitges Spain

Situr Home Sitges

Sitges was our favorite stop on our road trip through Spain, and the Situr Apartment Sitges was a large part of theread more

Tossa de Mar, Spain Travel Guide

A Weekend in Tossa de Mar

Tossa de Mar is a very popular beach town on the Costa Brava of Spain, famous for its medieval castle towering overread more

Sitges, Spain

A Weekend in Sitges

Sitges is referred to as the Saint-Tropez of Spain, famous for its film festival, carnival, and nightlife. It is alsoread more

Valencia Travel Guide - City of Arts and Sciences

A Weekend in Valencia

The third largest city in Spain, Valencia has a little something for everyone. A beautiful historic city center,read more

Kurbis Risotto Hokkaido Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto with Pancetta and Sage

Happy First day of October! When fall comes around, while everyone else is looking forward to pumpkin spice lattes andread more

On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf for September: (disclaimer: I don’t know how I have ended up reading so many disturbing booksread more

Amsterdam Travel Guide

A Weekend in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital of The Netherlands, and one of the most popular destinations in Europe, if not the more

Feeding Baby | Pasta

Once your baby is ready for some texture in her food, it’s time for baby pasta! Of course you can do theread more

The Nightingale; Unbecoming; The Girls From Corona del Mar; Remember Me Like This

On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf this month: The Nightingale  |  The story of two sisters in occupied France during World War II, andread more

A Weekend in Prague

Often called the city of a thousand squires, or even the Paris of Eastern Europe, Prague is breathtakingly more

Moving Abroad Survival Tips

Moving Abroad | Give it a Year

Moving Abroad Survival Tip #1: Give it a year. We arrived in Vienna a year ago today. It has been a wonderful year,read more

Entrance to The Hoxton Amsterdam

The Hoxton Amsterdam

The Hoxton Amsterdam opened earlier this month on the Herengracht Canal, and is already one of the hottest spots inread more

Feeding Baby | Yogurt

I am one of those people who stands in the grocery store aisles for hours reading labels. Which can be pretty annoyingread more

A Rainy Day in Hallstatt

A Rainy Day in Hallstatt

Austria’s oldest and most picturesque village, Hallstatt lies on a narrow little strip ofread more

Nursery Nook in the Master Bedroom

The Corner Nursery

When I was pregnant with our youngest, we didn’t plan a nursery. At least not in the way most expecting parentsread more

DIY Travel Journal

Summer is in full swing and we have been traveling like crazy. I wanted a simple journal for my 6 year old to keepread more

Bad Ischl Travel Guide

A Weekend in Bad Ischl

After reading The Accidental Empress, I became fascinated with Empress Sisi and her life. Bad Ischl plays an integralread more

Anne Frank Diary; Dept of Speculation; Everything I never Told You; My Sunshine Away

On My Bookshelf

On My Bookshelf for July: Dept. of Speculation  |  A young couple writes love letters to each other postmarked Theread more

Feeding Baby | Oatmeal

Oats are naturally high in fiber, protein, calcium, and antioxidants. Plus they are inexpensive and easy to prepare,read more