Iceland is easily one of the most incredible countries we’ve ever visited. One of the things I really didn’t want to miss while in Iceland was seeing the Icelandic horses so we hoped on a tour & got to ride through the tundra to the snow covered forest & back in. These hardy horses were […]

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My Dad’s side of the family always celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve. We’d get all dressed up and head to my Nanny’s home. She was my grandmother’s twin sister who lived just down the block from my grandma. The whole family would descend upon her house for a feast & the opening of Christmas presents. […]

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Christmas morning is a time for sleeping in, then spending your day wearing your pj’s and leisurely opening stockings & presents with your family. I love a good breakfast loaded with lots of goodies, like pancakes or waffles, however that means lots of kitchen time & dirty dishes. Sometimes its nice to have a make […]

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In January Ben & I packed up our warmest clothes & headed to Iceland to hunt down the Northern Lights! It was such an incredible experience. I would love to go back again sometime! We flew through Boston (more on that later!) then hopped on Icelandair where we got our first taste of the stunning […]

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Earlier this year I shared my grandmother’s recipe for super soft, fluffy yeast rolls. They are so good on the side of a good ham, or soaking up the gravy from the Thanksgiving turkey, or as a side to your Christmas dinner. My favorite way to enjoy them is with Texas Cinnamon Butter! This is a […]

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Christmas is almost here! I do all of my shopping really early, then avoid the stores like the plague because they are just so crowded right now. That being said, how much fun is it to browse all of the clever little decorations & gifts at Target?  I definitely need a clever pillow with a deer […]

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Ben & I were recently in Paris, including a trip out of town to Giverny, the home where Claude Monet painted his famous water lilies! I’ll share more on our trip later. If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out my Paris posts on the Louvre, Montmartre, Notre Dame, Ile Saint-Louis, the Eiffel Tower […]

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One of my favorite dishes is scalloped potatoes. I don’t normally eat potatoes so whenever we have scalloped potatoes, it feels like a treat. I add ham into mine for some protein to make it a full meal. I love the layers of creaminess with the crunch of ham, plus how festive does it look!?! […]

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The holiday season is upon us! It’s time to slow things down & take the time to get together with friends and loved ones for those time honored traditions. Don’t have any favorite traditions? That’s okay, make some new ones! Today I’m sharing my 5 Favorite Family Holiday Traditions, including making Christmas treats and a […]

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For my final Wanderlust Wednesday post about Yosemite, I’m sharing our favorite view point in the whole park. It’s called Glacier Point. I read that there is a very steep hike up to Glacier Point but you have to leave by a certain time because you aren’t allowed to be on the trail at low […]

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