pretty in portugal

If you’re searching for a vacation that’s affordable, alluring and adventurous, look no further than the enchanting country of Portugal.  Influenced by the explorers who brought such a unique mix of culture to the country, we spent five days trekking between Lisbon and Porto, sampling the divine cuisine and wine, taking in the breath-taking views, and soaking up every bit of history Portugal has to … Continue reading pretty in portugal

next stop, new mexico

My school offered me the opportunity to teach in the International Baccalaureate Programme this upcoming year (think gifted kids who are beyond gifted), and let me choose from several different locations for training. Amidst amazing places like St. Petersburg and Lake Tahoe, I noticed a new town in a new state I had never visited: Albuquerque, New Mexico. I decided that while I was learning … Continue reading next stop, new mexico

top ten tuesday: chicago chic

Chicago is the third biggest city in the United States, and full of sights to behold. Between the cultural contributions, beautiful architecture, easy to navigate public transportation and old city feel combined with modern amenities, it’s one of my favorite places I’ve ever visited. We flew out for a quick weekend getaway, and left planning our next trip to do everything we missed! Tips for … Continue reading top ten tuesday: chicago chic

galentine’s 💖

I love Valentine’s Day…it’s a day devoted to celebrating candy, pink, hearts, glitter…basically all of my favorite things.  This year I had a few girlfriends over to enjoy wine, cheese and crafts, and even though we said No Boys Allowed wed, we had some (very adorable) party crashers Food & Drink:   Cheese boards & Wine pairings:  Lauren Conrad’s party planning Bible “Celebrate” gives perfect … Continue reading galentine’s 💖

doin’ the charleston 

Charleston, South Carolina holds the prestige as the oldest and second largest city in South Carolina, and has been voted the best small city five years in a row.  With its gorgeous historic district, waterfront location and fabulous food, drink, shopping and entertainment, it’s not hard to tell why!  They’re also super modest about themselves…Our adventure in Chucktown (btw, I hate that nickname and will … Continue reading doin’ the charleston 

top ten tuesday: boston babe 

With my family originating from around Pittsburgh and Craig’s around Boston, we’ve had a lot of experience exploring both cities.  We’ve also had a lot of experiences not speaking on Sundays until the Patriots/Steelers game is forgotten,  and when the Bruins beat the Penguins in the playoffs a few years ago, we had a week long stand off.  Even so, Boston is a gorgeous city that … Continue reading top ten tuesday: boston babe 

gotta cache em all

This blog post requires a little bit of background on my friend Jordan.  We met in college and have maintained a friendship fueled by the weird and unusual over the course of eight years.  In 2011 we tried saving up enough money to attend a 2012 Seminar Camp, aka Drink-the-Kool-Aid-Because-the-World’s-About-To-End Camp.  (Note: We didn’t make it to the seminar, probably because we spent the savings … Continue reading gotta cache em all