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Part two of our month long European adventure

From wild and rugged Scotland to proper and lovely England… we drove 150 miles from Edinburgh to Keswick, England in our little Fiat rental car. Michael and I went on a month long journey through the UK and Europe together…


The first week of our month long European adventure

It’s going to be really difficult for me to put into words how much we loved Scotland. I know that’s hard to imagine because 1. I love to talk and 2. clearly I still found plenty to say (see below). We knew we would love it. Michael and I have both dreamed of castle ruins and rolling hillsides. The history…

Paris Portraits

A personal photo shoot with L'Amour de Paris

I’ve been dreaming of Paris since I was a little girl. I loved reading the Madeline books filled with images of the Eiffel Tower, elegant buildings with black iron balconies, and historic bridges floating over the Seine river. Then again in French classes in both middle and high school… and into my adult life as I continued learning the language, watching…

Bahamas Cruise – December 2015

A winter getaway with our friends

Michael and I went on vacation with our best friends Liz and Tyler this past December and it was such a blast! We had a few rainy, cozy days but mostly bright and sunny skies to enjoy in the beginning of winter. We sailed on the Carnival Pride from Baltimore to Nassau and Freeport, Bahamas. There’s something…

Christmas Decorations 2015

At Home with The Beards

Merry Christmas Eve! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I so look forward to decorating our house for the holidays. When Michael and I first bought our house 5 years ago, I started collecting more decorations, little by little, to add each year. This Christmas was so much fun because I finally had a fireplace! I’ve always loved them, especially the real deal wood burning…