A Gift Guide for Ladies

How about a gift guide for ladies?  After I published 30 Classy Gifts for Gentlemen, my husband remarked that he really wished someone would make a similar one for all the guys out there to help them shop for their ladies.  Well. I am more than willing to help a guy out!  Of course, these […]

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30 Classy Gifts for Gentlemen

So, I’m not going to lie– I love Christmas shopping!  Even though I’m a minimalist at heart, thinking of gifts for people I love is really one of my favorite things in the world.  And surprising someone with an item they didn’t even know they wanted (but they love!) is the best.  Christmas is going […]

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A Gift Guide for Grandmas

I recently asked my readers via Facebook about who they most need a gift guide for.  Quite a few people said “Grandma!”  I get it– our grandparents usually have everything they need, don’t ask for anything, and are generally tricky to buy for.  I have some nice ideas for you though… 1.  Potted Amaryllis or […]

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Expat Life: Rediscovering “Home”

Well, we are back from our long-awaited trip to the USA.  This was the first time in almost three and a half years that we were able to return! I was so curious before we left about how it would feel to be back “home.”  I wrote down some of the questions I had here.Well… […]

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Expat Life

Expat Life: Let’s Talk About Going Home

It has been over three year years since we have been in the USA.  But this week we are going home.  Going home.  What does that really mean now? Is it still home?  I know that it isn’t home anymore for my eight year old daughter, who has been in England since she was five, […]

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Expat Life

Visiting The Rock of Cashel, Ireland

After a gorgeous day at Killarney National Park and hiking at Torc Falls, we decided to visit a more historical site before we headed to Cork– The Rock of Cashel. Here’s what wikipedia has to say about it: According to local mythology, the Rock of Cashel originated in the Devil’s Bit, a mountain 20 miles […]

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Making Fermented Mushrooms

As the temperatures get colder, mushrooming season is coming to a close.  Making fermented mushrooms is a perfect way to extend the life of your fresh mushrooms, whether foraged or store-bought. Today I am sharing a recipe from Oh Lardy’s Guide to Fermenting Fruits & Vegetables.  I think you’ll love it. Making Fermented Mushrooms What […]

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A Magical Walk in the Woods at Torc Falls, Ireland

This is a picture story of the beautiful and absolutely magical hike we took in Ireland last week.  This was the first stop we made at Killarney National Park, and it was kind of amazing. Before I let the pictures do the talking, I wanted to mention that we took this walk with some pretty […]

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Visiting Killarney National Park

I have been to some really pretty places and seen some beautiful things in my day– the world we live in is really a gorgeous place. Visiting Killarney National Park took my breath away and made my heart ache.  At one point, I told Jeff that I was feeling kind of nauseous because I was […]

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Fermented Rosehip Soda

It’s a great time of year to collect rosehips.  They are all over the place here in England, where my family is living at the moment.  Rosehips are popular wild sources of vitamin C, have numerous herbal benefits, and they have a really nice flavor. The problem is that they can be a bit hard […]

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Homebrewing, Recipes

Why So Quiet?

Hi Everyone! This is just a quick check-in post, for those who are wondering why things have been so quiet over here.  Well, a couple things… This is such an exciting and kind of crazy and also fun time for my family. Starting this Wednesday, we will be taking FOUR overseas trips in 3.5 months, […]

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