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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. 

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Butternut Squash Kale Salad

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Thank goodness my husband isn’t a very picky eater. He may not be any help with menu planning (all he ever requests are tacos and enchiladas) but he does eat whatever I put in front of him. Because he is easy, I give him a break on things I know he really doesn’t like. Quinoa. […]

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The Cute & Quaint Burlington, Vermont

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Back when I lived in Buenos Aires, I worked with  a girl who went to college in Vermont. We became good friends and she would never stop raving about the great state of Vermont. I knew nothing about Vermont, so I just listened and didn’t think much about it. She ended up moving back there […]

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