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It's The Little Things

IKEA is my new best friend. I say it all the time. Especially, being that there are only about thirteen IKEAs in the States- so it’s the little things that make me happy. 90 more words


Sunday Lunch

Sunday lunch in Italy is apparently a HUGE DEAL. We were definitely underdressed and unprepared for the chaos.

Typically, Tony and I are eating on an American time-table aka early breakfast, early lunch, early dinner. 273 more words


I'm Not in Kansas Anymore

I grew up in Oswego (a small town in SE Kansas), moved 35 minutes from home to go to college in Pittsburg, Kansas, then moved 1.5 hours south to Tulsa, Oklahoma. 674 more words

Life Change

La Vie Lyonnaise #2 | La rentrée

La rentrée: a uniquely French phenomenon which bears little-to-no resemblance to its British counterpart “Back to School”. Otherwise known as administrative chaos, wall-to-wall lengthy… 618 more words


"What just happened?"

I’ve uttered this phrase more times in the last year than I ever have in my whole life. Since different countries each have their own unique customs, living abroad inevitably comes with its fair share of bizarre experiences. 1,149 more words

Adventures In Thailand

More Welcome Gifts

People in Usuki have been so generous with us. Our landlord has occasionally dropped off bags of green peppers, okra, and カボチャ (kabocha, Japanese pumpkin) from his garden, and Scott’s coworkers have also shared their backyard crops. 122 more words


Ready, Steady...


In the mid-1990s our little family moved to Prague, Czech Republic. While Dad worked in his office with a team of translators, Mom (me) foraged for food and took care of our two children. 619 more words

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