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Must See Hikes in Southern Arizona

"If you don't know where you want to go, it doesn't matter which patch you take." - Cheshire Cat, Alice In Wonderland I'm still in denial that it's the end of October 2018! I was looking back on 2017, which held a lot of surprises and lessons for our family. In December of 2016 we… Continue reading Must See Hikes in Southern Arizona

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My Search for the Perfect Natural Deodorant (& What I Learned)

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself." - Coco Chanel Being an athlete & heavy sweater in high school, I was obsessed with antiperspirants. I put it on in the morning, before practice, after practice, AND before bed. I didn't mind sweating, but, for some reason, I was so paranoid about having arm… Continue reading My Search for the Perfect Natural Deodorant (& What I Learned)

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5 Green Cleaning Tips

"The world owes you nothing. It was here first." - Mark Twain Like most things in our life, we took (& are taking) baby steps in our non toxic journey. I get horrible headaches from artificial fragrances & conventional cleaning products, so scented sprays & harsh chemicals were kicked out. We wanted to cut down… Continue reading 5 Green Cleaning Tips

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Visiting the “Salt Castle”

"Climb every mountain, ford every stream, follow every rainbow, until you find your dream." European cities never cease to amaze me. This past July, we spent a few nights in an Austrian city most have heard of - Salzburg.  This beautiful city's name is German and literally translates to "Salt [Salz] Castle [Burg]".  This city… Continue reading Visiting the “Salt Castle”

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A Goat Parade!

"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale." - Lauren DeStefano No matter how old you get, there are always "first experiences" to be had. One of ours happened this weekend, at Naustadt Am… Continue reading A Goat Parade!

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5 Ways to Reduce Household Toxins

"If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won't have to hear it scream." Living toxin free is impossible. Unless you plan to go live off grid, in a huge forest, you're going to come into contact with toxins somewhere.  Whether it's the run off from pesticides sprayed on the park's grass or smelling that… Continue reading 5 Ways to Reduce Household Toxins

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The Country That Stole My Heart

"It's a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realize what's changed is you." - F. Scott Fitzgerald Oh where to begin?! A piece of my heart is, & always will be, in Greece. I was so sad to see the fires going through… Continue reading The Country That Stole My Heart

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New Years in London

"Dear Past, thanks for all the lessons. Dear Future, I'm ready!" So I'm a wee bit behind uploading and writing about our adventures. Stella started part day pre school and I didn't realize how tiring it would be to run around doing errands with Nora while she's there, then getting home and *trying* to clean.… Continue reading New Years in London

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Fairy Tale Castles 

"Even on the worst days, there's a possibility for joy." - Kate Beckett  A couple weekends ago we traveled to Garmisch and, on our way home, visited Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.  Neuschwanstein is the castle that, it's said, Walt Disney saw and based the Disney Castle off of. King Ludwig II is so interesting.  He is… Continue reading Fairy Tale Castles 

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The Little Details – Eremitage 

"If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently." - Calvin, from the Calvin and Hobbes comics A couple weekends ago we wanted to do a little day trip, so we drove to Bayreuth to see the Hermitage Old Place, Hermitage Court Garden (an 18th Century… Continue reading The Little Details – Eremitage