Things to Do with Kids in Naples FL #1 – C’mon Kids Museum

Something that has changed a lot about Naples, Florida, over the last decade or two are the demographics. When I started visiting Naples in 2001 with Stefan, there were mostly retirees here and not much to entice young families to hang out or live here. But all that has changed. And there are actually many families that live in and visit Naples all the time. Which has led to one of the coolest kids museums we've ever been to, where absolutely everything is touchable. In fact, they even encourage … [Continue Reading]


Have you experienced a burger at The Counter? {Giveaway}

If you have never been The Counter, you are in for a experience of the most delicious kind. When you enter, you’re greeted with a clipboard and an extensive list of fresh mouth-watering ingredients that allow you to build your own gourmet burger. For people like me, it's not always easy to decide what to try first, especially when there are 312,120+ different burger combinations to choose from. You can basically make your burger just as unique as you are -- and if you get bored by the same food … [Continue Reading]


Our new geisha wall tapestry

I haven't talked much about our move back to Florida or our surroundings, but I plan to change that going forward. So be on the lookout for lots of new posts. But for now, I want to focus on one particular new addition to our place that feels like it was just made for us. Maybe I should back up a bit first. We bought our condo here mostly furnished. That meant we didn't need to bring a bunch of extra stuff with us from Germany, but it also means living with a few things that aren't quite your … [Continue Reading]


Finding Balance

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A girls’ night with a difference

If you’ve got a group of friends that you meet up with on a regular basis, it can be fun to bring about changes now and then, and do something different when you all get together. For example, if … [Read More...]

How to live with purpose

There are so many terms thrown around online and offline these days that some terms … [Read More...]

Battling the Effects of Aging

The effects of aging can have drastic effects on appearance. Dull, sagging skin, fine … [Read More...]

Doxie One review — going paperless with a tiny tool

About 6 months ago, I was thrilled to get a brand new Doxie One scanner. If you are … [Read More...]

Foodie Desires


Cook up a Storm at 5 Thai Cooking Schools Around Australia

If you not only love to eat Thai food but would love to learn how to cook it so you can whip it up at home on a weekly basis, you’re in luck. There are a number of quality cooking schools around … [Read More...]

Make her month with a KitchenAid Pro mixer

Several years ago, I got one of the most wonderful Christmas gifts ever from my … [Read More...]

Risotto Milanese recipe – Creamy rice done right

A few weeks ago, I shared with you what I consider to be one of my favorite Italian … [Read More...]

Osso Bucco alla Milanese

Osso bucco (aka ossobuchi or occobuco) is a Milanese specialty of cross-cut veal … [Read More...]

House & Home

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Perfect party food ideas for Easter

Planning a party over a festive period is one of the most exciting and creative times of year. For example, in the lead up to Easter any party for children or adults means you can have so much … [Read More...]

Fresh interior design ideas for spring 2014

If you really want to spring clean your home, you need more than a feather duster. … [Read More...]

Our new geisha wall tapestry

I haven't talked much about our move back to Florida or our surroundings, but I plan … [Read More...]

Half of UK homeowners say their home needs repairs

The majority (65%) of UK households are owner occupied, according to government … [Read More...]

Natural Living

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Ease winter blues with this room spray

When you look at the weather forecast, it's no secret that winter is in full swing. Down here in Florida, I have already started to forget about the woes of winter. But I definitely still clearly … [Read More...]

What to do with old essential oils

Most of us that have essential oils around the home and use them for treating illness … [Read More...]

7 Reasons Why You Need to Start Saving Seeds Today

Here in our apartment in Berlin, we currently only have a limited number of plants … [Read More...]

3 DIY Tips To Keep Pests Away This Summer

During the summer, the warm heat outside tends to raise the temperature inside the … [Read More...]