Brunch, christmas, Europe and the United Kingdom, Family, Food, Historical sites, holidays, Shopping, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, wine, writing

European Christmas Markets

This Christmas, instead of having Emily fly back home again, we decided to fly out to Prague to visit her and her now bigger bunny, Baby Scout. While this came with a higher cost for airfare than either our summer trip or our Thanksgiving trek last year, it was worth it to finally have the… Continue reading European Christmas Markets

christmas, Family, history, holidays, Opinion, Uncategorized, writing

Wreaths Across America

This Christmas 2022 season, Sami and I participated in a holiday wreath-laying event that took place at national cemeteries across the the country. Every year on the third Saturday in December, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery and 3400 other locations in the U.S. and overseas. Their mission is to "Remember… Continue reading Wreaths Across America

christmas, coffee, Dessert, Family, Food, holidays, traditions, Uncategorized

The Nerdy Birdy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

The holidays are a time for spending time with family and friends. These gatherings are often centered around food, and in our circles, an abundance of sweet treats and fun- sometimes adult- beverages. Holiday baking is a long family tradition, especially with my girls. From preparing for winter school events to family gatherings, there's nothing… Continue reading The Nerdy Birdy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Europe and the United Kingdom, Historical sites, holidays, Shopping, Style, Travel, Uncategorized, Vacation

The Cranky Camper’s Guide to Air Travel… sort of

Sami and her animal friends heading out of town The American holiday travel season is upon us, and it’s looking to be a busy one. According to NPR and other news outlets, travel in the United States has been steadily on the upswing as people are feeling more confident thanks to the Covid19 vaccines, and… Continue reading The Cranky Camper’s Guide to Air Travel… sort of

breakfast, Brunch, christmas, coffee, Dessert, Food, holidays, new years day, traditions

Cranberry Bliss Bars

Christmastime is probably my favorite time of year. Everything from the bright and festive decorations to spending time with good friends and family bring a sense of home and happiness during the season. But I would be remiss if I didn't also acknowledge the myriad of holiday treats that are oh-so-delicious. The Haasienda kitchen is… Continue reading Cranberry Bliss Bars