30 for 30


My big brother is turning 30 today. A pretty big milestone indeed. But for a thirty year old, I’d say he has lived a pretty full life.

The Arnold Palmer


As I’m sitting in my apartment watching the rain fall on this mid-May day, I am dreaming of summer afternoons where I can sit on my balcony with a cold beverage in hand. Right now I have my hot tea by my side, but I have high hopes that I will need to substitute this[read more]

Friday Fünf {kitchen must-haves}


I haven’t quite figured out the focus of this column yet, so I’m just making it up as I go…sound good? Good. This week my iPhone didn’t have any interesting pictures to post…I guess I wasn’t as snap happy as usual. Instead of a weekly life update, I’m going to tell you about these 5[read more]

Friday Fünf {week two}


After two months of living out of a suitcase, we were ready to get our stuff back. We moved into our “permanent” apartment last week which meant the moving company could finally deliver our things! These things came into our apartment on this really cool lift through our balcony. Did I mention we have a[read more]

Friday Fünf {week one}


Fünf means five in German and I think it’s such a funny word. In hopes to use this word as much as possible, I am going to do a little weekly series. Show you all a peek of my daily life in Zürich with five pictures each week (the term ‘weekly’ is used loosely so[read more]

The All-American Starbucks


Since moving to Zurich, I have days that I crave normalcy. Walking out of the house is always an adventure here, which is partly why we came, but partly the hardest part. I’m learning all sorts of new things about the Swiss culture. I think some customs are better, some are silly, and sometimes I[read more]

DIY Ask Your Bridesmaids Gift


More wedding talk! I know, it’s a little much. But when most of your free time is spent dreaming up craft projects on a normal day, can you imagine what happens when you are handed the golden crafting opportunity…a wedding?? Well, let me give you a little taste. It’s called ridiculous & useless, yet thoughtful[read more]

Wedding Inspiration: Unique Guest Books


As you may know (since it seems to be one of the only things I can talk about these days), I’m in the midst of wedding planning. It has been surprisingly more fun than stressful, but I owe that mostly to my amazing wedding planner. She worries about the big plans like the food, venue,[read more]

Easter Weekend in Amsterdam


I arrived in Zurich and a whole five days later, we were back in the airport. We were off to Amsterdam! I’m slowly finding out that not only does Europe have more vacation time than the states, they also celebrate every religious holiday by taking more time off of work. Everything is shut down on[read more]