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living with just a little less

My holiday this year was a last minute mash-up of a bunch of little ideas thrown together that just kind of worked. This year the family opted out of planning a big annual to-do, since we're looking ahead to next summer and planning a big Europe stint to celebrate my next *big* birthday (but hey, they are ALL big aren't they?). I've compiled a few…

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I know I've shared this before in the past few weeks, but it needs to be repeated that after last summer's epic trip to France, this year is all about the small things - smaller trips, smaller impact, and certainly, smaller expenses. We haven't the means to travel like we did last summer all the time, and it is precisely for this reason why we…

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Getting away is surely a luxury in this world, and one that should be thoroughly revered & enjoyed. Growing up, my family had not the means for such things as air travel, and despite this I can still recall as vividly as yesterday the many exciting road trips we took as kids, and think to how they must have saved my parents from going crazy…

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Okay, so we all have things we are good at. That's the great thing about people: our gifts. For instance, my husband is a natural at being patient. Me not so much. My mother-in-law is a gifted homemaker, adept at the art of ironing & bed-making like nothing I've ever seen. Me? Let's just say I do make the bed every day and leave it…

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Well, it's true what they say, the time does go fast. It's hard to believe it is now September, with August behind us and all that it brought. Just a month ago we were putting the finishing touches on our packed luggage... But with September comes so many good things: back to school, back to work, and back to working on this little blog and all…

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Alas it does seem a while since I posted, bonjour everyone! Truth be told, it's been somewhat challenging to blog from the road here, as time inside is limited and my mind is flooded with new sensations, views, ideas, and inspiration, none of which have solidified enough to properly put to words. It is also (put more simply) that I am (and for the first time…

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Here we are! A long way from home, here in Paris, enjoying what we knew would be a fabulous time away together as a family. I mentioned in my last post about our quaint French apartment (read: tiny), and it has been the perfect place to lay our heads each night after the massive days we've had soaking it all in (it will be absorbing for…

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One of my best girlfriends Julie recently asked me where I ate when I was in New York a few months back. I got to recalling the trip and realized I really hadn't lamented adequately on what a delicious (and fun) journey we had. Having eaten there a few times before, there are a few haunts we know and love, starting with: Cafe Gitane: Our absolute…

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