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Making Peace With Seasons

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Growing up in both tropical and desert climates, I longed for white Christmases and real autumn foliage. The idea of bundling up and watching leaves blow around just sounded so cozy. When I moved to Portland, I was ecstatic during […]

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An Autumn Walk in Amberg

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.When you don’t make any plans on a gorgeous day… … you might as well just get everyone dressed and out the door. We planned to wander around a little and just see what happened. First, there was music! Baby […]

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To Flohmarkt, To Flohmarkt…

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here. To Flohmarkt, To Flohmarkt… To buy a fat… Wild boar’s head! There were so many cool and fascinating objects at the flea market today… Here are just a few photos of our trip. The one thing on our actual […]

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A-Marketing We Go…

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.I decided to bring my camera along with me this morning to the open market. I am definitely living out my ideal grocery shopping scenario. We have a tiny fridge– think of a big dorm-sized one– so I can’t keep […]

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Expats– A Day in the Life

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Here’s an old post. It makes me even more glad to be done with that phase of the transition! I wish I could go back in time and tell myself that it would indeed get much, much better! ************ July […]

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Settling Into Life in Germany

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.In the in-betweens… So there are plenty of big events, like going to Munich, starting school, flohmarkt-shopping, etc. But what about all of the spaces in between? Amelia is at school for much of the day, Jeff is gone before […]

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Snippets of Our German Home

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.I really do want to take you on a complete tour of our home, I promise, but it’s kind of a wreck. You wouldn’t enjoy it. There is no furniture, our living room is just our recycling center with piles […]

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The Joy of a German Flea Market

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.This weekend I died and went to Flea Market Heaven. I am lucky enough to have already made a friend here. She is an older woman named Indgrid, and we got connected with her during the first week we arrived […]

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Amelia in German Kindergarten

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.It’s the “First Day of School” Post. Somebody is very excited. Ever since we arrived, we’ve all sort of been waiting for that magical moment when Amelia would start going to school. She does so well with lots of variety […]

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Updates from Germany

I may receive a commission if you purchase something mentioned in this post. More details here.Between Then and Now…. It’s been a few weeks since I wrote a real update, and it really feels like months. So much has happened! I will list here some occurrences of note, so I feel like I’ve caught you […]

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