Pregnancy // Top 10 Amazon Finds For the Mama-to-Be

Misc, Mom Life, Pregnancy

Cold Socks // When I was pregnant with Olivia my feet swell up and looked like pillows attached to the bottom of my cankles.  Looking at them wasn’t pleasant, and walking around on them (in anything other than flip flops) was less than joyful.  These chilled socks are perfect for swollen feet, and even pretty […]

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Travel // Flying Solo with Baby, 10 Months

Misc, Travel

When I wrote this post after flying with Livy at 3 + 4 months, I was confident…and naive.  At 3 months she was just starting to grow into her personality, giggling here and there, a bit of squirming, but overall a great sleeper and a pretty pleasant travel buddy.  With all of the planning and […]

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Lifestyle // Friday Favorites : Home Decor


As we move from city to city, (and foreign country!) we are forced to continuously evolve the style of our home decor to fit our new home.  When we moved to Germany we had pictured a timber framed rustic house, with light wood and traditional German style.  What we ended up with, was a flat […]

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Always Us


When we received orders for our first international PCS (permanent change of station) to live in Germany, our minds were racing with possibilities of new adventures, romantic getaways, spontaneous weekends, and enjoying a little après-ski on some of the world’s most beautiful slopes.  At that moment what we didn’t know, was that our first child, […]

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Travel // Austrian Alps Family Getaway

Europe, Travel, Travel

We’ve been hearing chatter about family hotels ever since we had Livy, and after 13 months of her beautiful little life we decided to finally pull the trigger and check it out for ourselves.  If you’re not familiar with the concept of a family, or kinder (children’s) hotel, they are a niche of hotels specializing […]

September 20, 2018

Pregnancy // Registering for Baby #2

Mom Life, Pregnancy

As we plan for the next addition to our growing family, I’m putting together the must-haves we’ve selected for our *baby sprinkle* baby registry! Just as we did for Olivia, I’m using an registry to utilize their 15% completion discount, $100 in free diapers and wipes (which basically got us through the first 2 […]

September 13, 2018

Travel // Flying Within Europe

Africa, Europe, Travel, Travel

The travel pages I’m involved in are always buzzing with questions about tips and tricks for air travel throughout Europe, so in support of the travel fam, I’m putting together a running list of our experiences with popular airlines in the EU! Getting There KLM // Our first flight inbound from the US to Germany…it […]

August 24, 2018

Pregnancy // Early Gender Testing

Mom Life, Pregnancy

I was provided a free product in exchange for this honest review.  All opinions expressed are mine, and 100% authentic as always! Ask my husband or my Mom, and they’ll tell you I am literally the worst at keeping a secret.  Birthday and Christmas presents?  I’ll convince you to open the good ones at least […]

July 30, 2018

Pregnancy // An Honest Look at The First Trimester

Mom Life, Pregnancy

For both of my little babes, the first trimester was a roller coaster.  The emotions, the hormones, the NAUSEA, the bloating…for the first 3 months of each pregnancy I was a hot mess. Fatigue The preggo fatigue hit me real hard during both pregnancies.  During my first pregnancy we were in the process of moving […]

July 27, 2018