Summer of the Huarache

Fashion

Not that I need another shoe obsession, but I do love when something has a little bit of nostalgia for me, and that is the huarache sandal. When I was a kid, I remember my mom having a few pairs. She would wear them all summer and with everything. She had white, tan, and even […]

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Eat+Stay+Play: Stockholm

Eat+Stay+Play Travel Guides, Travel

It’s Travel Tuesday and if you’re new around here, today’s post is another travel guide in my Eat+Stay+Play series. This post is all about Stockholm, but if you’re looking for other city guides you’ll find them under the Travel menu at the top or click here. Getting to Stockholm We arrived by overnight boat from […]

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Friday Favorites No. 9: Life Hack Edition

Friday Favorites

This week’s Friday Favorites is a roundup of things that just make life easier – I call it the life hack edition. Maybe they’re not all “hacks” in the traditional sense of the word, but I’m a fan of finding a work around where I can. From easier ways to stay cool with a fun […]

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My Ride or Die Summer Skincare

Beauty

Summer is winding down and I feel like the proverbial toddler grabbing it by the leg and hanging on as it drags me across the pavement. Even though I might comment on how the weather is too hot, I still love summer so much. This heat is nothing a dip in the pool can’t cure. […]

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Eat+Stay+Play: Tallinn, Estonia

Eat+Stay+Play Travel Guides, Travel

It feels like forever since I’ve done an Eat+Stay+Play guide (by the way, you can access all of the guides here) so I’m really excited to bring you this guide for Tallinn, Estonia! First of all, I cannot believe we went to Estonia. It has such a far-and-away sound to it, doesn’t it? It’s been […]

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Friday Favorites No. 8: Fashion Edition

Fashion, Friday Favorites

With summer winding down and school starting soon, I usually get in the mood to refresh my closet. I used to work in education and always got excited to go “back-to-school” shopping, even though I’m an adult. Seriously though, did you ever do that with your mom? We would hit a few stores and stock […]

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Scandinavia Itinerary and Photo Diary

Travel

In what is the first of a few posts about our Scandinavia trip, I want to start by giving you a glimpse into our itinerary and share a little photo diary with you (I am still sorting through over 2,500 photos – praise be to cloud storage). I didn’t mean to leave you guys hanging […]

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Summer Date Night Outfit: Ruffle Shorts


Fashion

Before ruffle shorts, I had always considered shorts to be more of a need than a want. I don’t desire to shop for shorts like I do shoes or dresses or bags or…well, anything else in my closet actually. They’re just not that exciting. For me, shorts have just been the piece you throw on […]

June 28, 2018

International Travel Tips


Travel

As frequent travelers we get asked a lot of questions, especially when it comes to international travel. It’s helpful to get advice from someone who has done this a lot, and although I really don’t like to call myself an expert on anything, I do feel that my husband and I have a lot of […]

June 26, 2018

Friday Favorites No. 7: Travel Edition


Friday Favorites

This week’s favorites are all about travel, my favorite thing to do. We leave for Scandinavia in a few days (start following on Instagram for all our crazy adventures), and I’m really excited! I always get excited for our “big trip” of the year but I’m pretty excited this year because we are flying first […]

June 22, 2018

The July 4th Style Edit


Fashion, The Edit Series

July 4th was always one of my favorite holidays as a kid. It’s still really fun as an adult, even though we’ve celebrated in another country for the last decade. Our summer vacation always seems to fall over the holiday. But I do love the idea of barbeques and fireworks. How do you celebrate our […]

June 21, 2018

3 Important Lessons I Learned From My Ancestry DNA Test


Lifestyle

For most of my life I was pretty comfortable with not really knowing my ancestral origins. I sort of knew my family’s background from knowing my mother’s side of the family tree. I knew there were strong English roots on that side. But the other half of my DNA has always been a mystery. Without […]

June 19, 2018

Styling an Italian Summer Bar Cart


Happy Hour, Home, Lifestyle

If you’re not lucky enough to be Italian, you can always marry one like I did. 😉 My husband and I love bookending a beautiful summer meal with aperitivo and digestivo. Aperitivo is like Italy’s version of happy hour and begins with a bubbly drink to prep your palette before the meal. Digestivo is exactly […]

June 14, 2018

Father’s Day Gift Ideas


Gift Ideas

Did Father’s Day sneak up on you, too? I just went through all the ads from our weekly paper and all I seem to find are coffee mugs that say things like “#1 dad” as well as t-shirts and neckties with similar slogans. Don’t get me wrong…good dads deserve to know they’re #1. But I […]

June 12, 2018