2015: The Year We Faced Our Dreams

I have put off writing this post until the last few hours of 2015, because the idea has overwhelmed me. Sometimes it’s easier to talk about challenges than it is about joys. Do you know what I mean? Everything I want to share here is put into context by the year-end post I wrote four […]

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Living Well

Thoughtful Gifts for Children (Alternative to Toys!)

Over the last couple of years, I have had a lot of fun sharing my favorite gift ideas with you. I have always loved giving gifts, even if I’m a minimalist at heart. I’ve made gift guides for Classy Gentlemen, for Ladies, and for Grandma. But one of my favorite demographics to choose presents for […]

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Family

So Thankful

I just wanted to take a moment to wish my American readers a Happy Thanksgiving, and to express some of the things I am grateful for this year. This is the fifth Thanksgiving we have spent overseas since our move to Europe in 2010, and it’s the first one that I have been able to […]

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Family

A Trip to Granada in Photos

It’s been a while since our trip to Granada, but I really want to show you some of what we saw, and tell you a little bit of what we loved about this cool Spanish city. I’ll mostly focus on photos, since it is such a beautiful place. Forgive me for being short on narrative […]

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Travel in Spain

10 Tips for Better Homemade Cider

One of my most popular posts ever has been my tutorial on Making Hard Cider From Whole Apples (without a press). I love that so many people are giving it a try– it’s so much fun! Now that it’s apple season again, I thought it would be great to provide some more information on making […]

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Homebrewing

Jeff’s Grain-Free Banana Nut Muffins

I may be the main cook at our house, but Jeff is the baker. And I love him for it. I like to cook meals that are inspired by whatever I have on hand, and that are pretty forgiving and handle lots of substitutions. Baking is more of an exact science, however, and I often […]

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Breakfast

6 Tips for Feeding Your Family When You’re Busy

At the end of every summer, I look forward to getting back into routines. Usually, without sturdy schedules, mealtimes get a little lax, and so does my planning. Sometimes I skip breakfast because I can’t figure out what I want, and lunch is often delayed until two or three o clock in the afternoon. I […]

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Recipes

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