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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”

Clean Living

To all those without the perfect life..I’m there with you

"Exist to be happy, not to impress." Being a military spouse, I always hear of how envious people are of us. "You get to move across the country!" "I've wanted to see Europe." "Your family looks so perfect & happy." And yes, I love exploring and seeing new places, but I hope social media hasn't… Continue reading To all those without the perfect life..I’m there with you

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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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Searching Through the Ruins! German Castle Ruins

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy." - Anne Frank It will never cease to amaze the history around us here! Being from the Midwest, we had history and beautiful sites to see, but most were never preserved. I'm sure at one point it was destroyed on purpose, so it… Continue reading Searching Through the Ruins! German Castle Ruins

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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 

Recipes

Quick and Yummy Overnight Y’Oats

Good food, good mood! Sometimes I feel like dealing with Daylight Savings time and little humans is worse than a full moon as a nurse. In Germany, we "fell back" last weekend (a week earlier than our family and friends in the US). The spawns seem to think this is a reason to wreck havoc… Continue reading Quick and Yummy Overnight Y’Oats

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Old Buildings In Dresden

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin As I listen to Justin and Stella play hide and seek downstairs and Nora is napping next to me, I figured I'd jot down this post quickly.  We accepted a house on Thursday in this lovely little town, so we finally have a… Continue reading Old Buildings In Dresden

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Arrival to Germany

“I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly, you are five years old again. You can’t read anything, you have only the most rudimentary sense of how things work…” – Bill Bryson So I have been… Continue reading Arrival to Germany

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Moving Across America (Kentucky to Arizona)

“Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything it is.” – Mandy Hale   This weekend has flown by! I got off work early on Friday so we cleaned and finished getting stuff ready for our garage sale, we had a garage sale… Continue reading Moving Across America (Kentucky to Arizona)