Germany does a lot of things right. It’s safe, clean, affordable, and efficient (German engineering is no joke!). Every day I see something so simple and common to life here that would make a big difference back in the States. Germany isn’t perfect. No place is. Here are 6 characteristics that make this country standContinue reading “6 Simple Things Germany Does Right”
Just Another Day (Update: The raffle is now closed. I hope the winners enjoy the mugs! ☕) My mom always treats holidays and birthdays as “just another day” and while I find that enticing and often easy to do, I don’t think it’s the healthiest mentality. We need a reason to celebrate. It doesn’t haveContinue reading “Just Another Day + Giveaway”
I think the Christmas markets started as a way for people to keep warm in the winter. The combination of Glühwein and bodies comfortably oozing from stand to stand is the only way we can stay warm outside.
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We may have unknowingly broken the law bringing our big fluffy and very obvious dog into the country. But we didn’t get arrested. Here’s the possibly illegal way we bypassed customs and got our dog into the country.
We learned we were moving to Germany last August, a month after we moved to Kent. The first thing we did was buy an airline crate for Sherlock. And then we returned it. The first one we got was so big that I could easily fit in it and sit down crisscross-applesauce. It was tooContinue reading “The Expert Way to Move your Dog Abroad”
I may have mentioned this in passing, but we’re moving. Actually, we moved. To Germany.
We have been invited to 6 weddings since moving to Ohio. One in San Francisco, 2 in Orange County, 1 in Colorado, and another 2 in San Diego. I am exhausted from the traveling, cried-out from the ceremonies, and overwhelmed by the love whenever we show up to these events. But every time I getContinue reading “A Sense of Place: How Living Far from Family Helps Create my Own”
It’s been a year since we moved. A year since we left a city that’s on every Top 10 list, for a town in one of the least desirable areas in the nation. Northeast Ohio is a hidden gem in the U.S. and we couldn’t be happier that we found this magical place. Here’s whatContinue reading “One Year Later: Why Ohio Sucks”
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads today, but especially to my dad. My dad raised 2 daughters, treated us both with dignity, respect, and equality, but taught us that not everyone would. He showed us the good in the world and prepared us for the bad in the world. He taught us how toContinue reading “Humblebrag on my dad”