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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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 // Skiing Europe

Eastern Europe, Europe, Italy, Travel, Travel

Tyler and I have never been avid skiers, but with the all of the amazing mountains within arms reach of our new home we’ve caught the ski bug!  From December through March we love packing up the babe, the pup, and the VW and heading out to hit the slopes.  With ski season quickly approaching, […]

November 10, 2018

Pregnancy // What’s In My Hospital Bag?

Expat Life, Pregnancy

Full disclosure here, I’ve never had a baby in the United States.  Our little Liv-star was born at a German hospital, and let’s face it-things are a bit different on this side of the pond.  With that being said-I’ve pinned, and read, and researched hospital bag packing lists until I was blue in the face, […]

November 1, 2018

Friday Favorites // Fall Edition

Gift Guides, Home, Mom Life, Mom Style

Since this is our first full Fall here in Germany, I was so nervous I’d be missing out on all the creature comforts of the season I’ve loved stateside.  Thank GOD for Target + Amazon, and all things APO shippable, because not only have I been able to enjoy the season-but I’ve actually discovered some […]

October 26, 2018

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