Creating a privacy window with ease

Stefan and I have done a lot of renovating and decorating together over the last 14 years. But we often find that the smallest changes can make a huge impact. And that happened once again with this project. Since we've been getting into the renovation and decoration mode here in our condo, it was time to take care of a space that was starting to stick out like a sore thumb. In our master bedroom, we have a door which leads out to our lanai (the Florida term for a screened in patio). We don't … [Continue Reading]

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How to Pack Boxes for Moving

Now that summer is here and kids are on vacation, it's safe to assume that some of you will be picking up roots and moving elsewhere. Some moves may be just around the corner and others may be across the state, country or even world...but no matter how far you're going, it's always important to make sure you pack all of your belongings carefully and with some sort of system. I have moved a ton of times in my life, and quite a few of those moves have been in the last decade with Stefan. In … [Continue Reading]

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Simple & Delicious Crab Cakes Recipe

Since our move to SW Florida, we've been noticing a major change in our interests when it comes to food. While we still love throwing a steak on the grill, the excitement and challenge to outdo ourselves each weekend with exciting meals isn't really always there. Some of it comes from not being quite as inspired in the farmers' markets here as we were in Berlin. But at lot of it also has to do with the fact that life here is different. When it's 90 degrees outside and you've been hanging out at … [Continue Reading]

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Finding Balance

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Find your Perfect Gown: What Your Dress Says About You

Your clothes can enhance your mood; they can make you feel good or they can depress you. You don’t have to dress to impress, but you should remember in today’s society that the way a person looks … [Read More...]

Take the meds? Don’t take the meds

Living here in paradise, we have a lot of older people living around us. Issues … [Read More...]

Don’t settle for average

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of GNC. All opinions are 100% … [Read More...]

6 Steps to Better Skin

No matter who you are, having clear, vibrant skin can make your days seem easy, while … [Read More...]

Foodie Desires

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Simple & Delicious Crab Cakes Recipe

Since our move to SW Florida, we've been noticing a major change in our interests when it comes to food. While we still love throwing a steak on the grill, the excitement and challenge to outdo … [Read More...]

Get healthier with Collagen Peptides

As you've likely heard by now, Stefan and I started running a little over a year ago, … [Read More...]

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 … [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...]

House & Home

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Five Things to Consider When Building a New Home

The process of building your new home can be exciting, because you get to see your dream home come to life. It can also be very overwhelming because there are so many decisions that you will need … [Read More...]

5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Home Safer

We’ve talked before about making sure that your family is prepared for emergencies. … [Read More...]

Back To Basics: Building Your Dream Home From Scratch

Americans have been building their own homes since the days of the early pioneers. In … [Read More...]

Organise Your Garden For That Perfect Summer Party

Whether you live in the Northern Hemisphere or "down under" like Lara (the other of … [Read More...]

Natural Living

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Organise Your Garden For That Perfect Summer Party

Whether you live in the Northern Hemisphere or "down under" like Lara (the other of this post), these tips will help you plan a lovely party in your yard or garden, at any time of the … [Read More...]

Ease winter blues with this room spray

When you look at the weather forecast, it's no secret that winter is in full swing. … [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...]