Purbach am Neusiedlersee is a cute little town in the Austrian state of Burgenland known for its viticulture. Every November, the town of Purbach opens its doors, and its wineries, for a weekend-long wine tasting festival. The festival starts on Saturday afternoon with an opening ceremony including the crowning of the wine queen and live music. For €25, […]

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  • Stephanie - You have done such a remarkable job with these travel series. The photography is so moving and beautiful.ReplyCancel

On My Bookshelf this month: God Help the Child  |  This is Toni Morrison’s latest book, and at 84, she’s still got it. Lulu Ann was born “too dark” for her emotionally abusive, light skinned mama. As an adult, she changes her name to Bride and embraces the blue-black skin that had kept her from feeling loved as […]

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  • Michelle - Cool, Kaley!
    For me, I am currently reading The Viennese by Paul Hofmann. It is actually really fascinating and rich in detail about the culture of the Viennese, and how important those coffee houses are to the people :)
    BTW, love your blog…already subscribed by e-mail :)ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - oooh that sounds like a good one! I will have to add that to my list. :)ReplyCancel

If you want to make your own wooden baby rattle, an all-natural, organic wood salve is a must. It protects the wood, is completely safe for babies, and brings out the natural beauty of wood pieces. Plus, it can also be used on wooden utensils, cutting boards, and any other wood objects that need a little love. […]

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  • DIY Wooden Baby Rattle - […] all-natural, organic wood salve (optional) […]ReplyCancel

  • holly fehr - wow, these are amazing! I love to make my own baby gifts and I have been making flax seed heating pads.. these will be the perfect addition to tie to the top. :) thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Thanks, Holly! Yes, they would look so cute on top. :)ReplyCancel

I try to surround my kids with high-quality, all-natural toys. Wood always wins out over plastic, and hand-made is best. When they were babies, this was my all-time favorite toy for them. I first saw a wooden, Montessori-inspired rattle like this at a high end baby boutique in Georgetown, but nearly laughed when I looked at the […]

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Kremnica is a small town in Slovakia, built on top of gold mines, and was one of the richest and most important mining towns in the kingdom of Hungary in the middle ages. Now it is a popular destination for skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, and a great day trip destination for anyone looking to explore small town […]

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  • ania @ the new diplomats wife - love the fall colors coming through – really makes me miss that area. also, waiting for you to announce travel photography workshops!!! ;)ReplyCancel

    • Kaley - Thank you! You should come back to Vienna!
      And I’m actually working on a new series of travel photography tips right now. ;)ReplyCancel