Embracing Adventure “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~~Hellen Keller

Looking for Spring Date Ideas?

Susannah of Simple Moments Stick kicked off spring with a collaboration in which she gathered over two dozen spring date ideas from around the blogosphere. Number 14: Do a Photoshoot of Your City comes from my post about when my husband and I went back up to the Philosphenweg (Philosophers’ Read more →

Celebrating Dr. Seuss on the Anniversary of His Birthday & Read Across America Day

Today is the 111th anniversary of the birthday of Theodor Suess Geisel, more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. He was not, in fact, a doctor (though he received an honorary doctorate in 1956 from his alma mater Dartmouth). Seuss (originally pronounced Soice) was his mother’s maiden name, which he undertook as a Read more →

30 Day Blog Challenge Review & Recap

As you may have seen me mention a couple times, I’ve been doing a 30 day blog challenge, and today is day 30! Whoohoo! Although I had already planned to blog more over my school break, doing this challenge helped me to blog during almost all of the days I’ve been off. Read more →

Spotlight on Childfree Books: Why Don’t You Have Kids? Living a Full Life Without Parenthood

After I’m Okay; You’re a Brat, the next childfree-related book I read was Why Don’t You Have Kids? Living a Full Life Without Parenthood by Leslie Lafayette. I picked this book up because it was one of the few books in the USAREUR (US Army Europe) library system about not having Read more →

Learning from Music Videos: French Versions of Disney Songs

One thing I like to do to help me with language learning is to listen to Disney songs in the language. I have previously posted about doing this for German but realized today while going through my Pinterest board on language learning that I never posted on any in French. Read more →

5 American Products I Discovered in Germany II

Last year, I wrote about some American products that I didn’t use until I lived in Germany. I’m back with 5 more including a granola bar, a candy, a slow cooker, a dishwasher detergent tab, and a bubble bar. I’m not begin compensated for posting about any of these products. Read more →

A Slice of American-Tasting Pizza in Germany: Pizza Attack

On New Year’s Day last year, I decided to make a day of hanging out in yoga pants and cuddling with my dog. After a little while, I got hungry and decided the only thing that sounded good was pizza. In particular, I was missing Papa Johns, from which we Read more →

Trivia Day: 5 Fun Facts & 1 Fact That Changed from Brainiac Plus 5 Random Facts About Germany

Today is Trivia Day. I have a soft spot for trivia. I used to be in quiz bowl in high school and have enjoyed a few trivia nights since (though I haven’t done one in awhile). I also used to watch Jeopardy with my Grandma P, especially while Ken Jennings Read more →

How I Come Up With Blog Ideas

Although most of the days of the 30 day blogging challenge I’m participating in have a task that could fit with any topic, Day 23’s challenge was to write about how I overcome blogger’s block in my niche. I posted my childfree link party (open til January 12th) on Day Read more →

Run It Up the Flagpole…Day: The Childfree Friday Link Party [My Post: Why Talk (or Write) About Being Childfree?]

Run It Up the Flagpole… Day: The Childfree Friday Link Party I recently discovered that January 2nd is “Run It Up the Flag Pole and See if Anyone Salutes Day”. That expression reminds me of this song which includes the line “When I feel a bit naughty, I run it Read more →

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