Baking Hacks | Christmas Baking with Ease

I love to bake, especially around Christmas time, and after two years living in a country at a high altitude which complicated baking, I am excited to be back in the US this Christmas to enjoy the season! Over the years, I have learned some baking hacks from friends and family, out of trial and…

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Dirty 30 | Diapers & Dinner

Really, the only thing dirty about my birthday this year is the amount of diapers I find myself changing. As I leave my twenties and enter my thirties, I’m curious about what lies ahead of me. I’m less than a month away from moving to Cote d’Ivoire for two years alongside my husband, our two dogs,…

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Our Trip of a Lifetime | Tanzania – Ngorongoro Crater

Truly a wonder of this world, the Ngorongoro Crater is unlike anything else you will ever experience. As the last stop on our Tanzanian getaway and as a spot we had hoped to get to in our lifetime, we were in awe of the landscape and life housed within the crater.

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Our Trip of a Lifetime | Tanzania – Serengeti

Over the last few months, we have been packing in travel and particularly dream trips that we have been looking forward to for some time. In May, we were in France and in June we headed out to Tanzania for “our trip of a lifetime.” When crafting our bucket lists years ago, a rough version any…

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Tips for Effortless Entertaining

I may not be the best person to be writing a post about effortless entertaining…my husband would call me an obsessive, over entertainer…but I feel I have gotten much better with the exception of our New Year’s Eve party a couple months ago. {A shout-out to my husband, without him helping to chop and mix…

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Our Mother’s Day BBQ | Inspiration for Your Next BBQ

During are recent whirlwind trip to the US fitting in visits with my family, my husband’s, celebrating our friends tying the knot, and visiting a few friends, we planned in dinners at our favorite places and even a well-timed mother’s day BBQ. Excited for summer ingredients in the US and the opportunity to prepare meals…

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Quick South African Getaway

This last week/weekend, we took a quick trip down to Pretoria for our second trimester ultrasound and took advantage of the opportunity to spend a few days catching up with an old friend. Those few days there were exciting (finding out the sex of our little tater on the way), refreshing, and delicious.

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French Eats

Having always enjoyed French cuisine I’d found in the US, including our regular special occasion spot La Bergerie in Old Town Alexandria, my mouth watered waiting for the chance for my tastebuds to experience the ingredients and pairings within France itself. One stop on our trip was selected solely for the chance to try authentic bouillabaisse.…

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