My Food Lover’s Guide to Paris

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I have been to Paris on three separate occasions and while each trip was very different, there has always been a common thread: delicious food. I don’t know how the Parisians continue to amaze me with their cuisine, but they do and I can’t complain. This most recent trip, we stayed a full week in[read more]

friday fünf {new year}

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It’s amazing how the clock turns to a new year and I suddenly have a renewed energy to get my butt in gear and attempt to make it better than the last. So far, it has been productive, exciting, and tiring all the same time, but I have to say it’s off to a good start.[read more]

DIY Snowman Gift Tags

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We just said auf wiedersehen to the Ball family this morning, and this afternoon we welcome the Dunn clan to continue the holiday festivities. My ninety-year-old Grandma is coming all the way here to Zurich, Switzerland from California. I didn’t really think much of it considering she is my always-on-the-move grandmother, but when I told other[read more]

Christmas in Innsbruck, Austria

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; Christmas in Europe is magical. I’ve decided that it all comes down to the lights. Why does such a simple thing make me so happy? I don’t know why but it doesn’t matter because I’m loving my second European Christmas and all the beautiful lights, decoration, and[read more]

friday fünf {zürich life}

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Walking on the fallen leaves up in the hills this weekend, it truly felt like fall. Then just a few days later, the holiday lights lit up the city and Christmas had arrived…just like that. When I heard the date of the lighting I felt like it was too early, but the fact that Swiss don’t celebrate[read more]

Turkey Wine Cork Place Cards

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For whatever reason, I have always liked to have place cards at my Thanksgiving table (you may have noticed here and here). I just love the personal touch they provide, giving each guest a little sense of coziness of comfort when they find their name at the table. 

DIY Boyfriend Jeans

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One time in fifth grade I wore my mom’s jeans to school. They had big rips in the knees and I felt like a cool kid for the day. Of course I didn’t tell anyone they were my mom’s because that might have taken the “cool” factor out of the ripped jeans. Want to know how[read more]

friday fünf {zürich life}

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After a month of visitors and a trip back to the states, I almost forgot that I once had a routine. But now I’m back to our apartment filled with just two, and routine is the current spice of my life. We plan to stay grounded for the whole month of November which will allow us to[read more]