What’s a holiday or a vacation without a family photo (or scrapbook) to show for it? Family photos are my prized possessions, and getting a smiling shot of everyone together is always one of my top priorities. Getting everyone...
Fall is the most romantic season, hands down. There is something so special about throwing on that first sweater and watching the trees turn into flames of fire as the leaves turn red, orange and yellow. There are so...
Usually, I try to make my guests feel welcome in my home — offering them drinks, inviting them to take snacks from the fridge, and lending them a pair of slippers. But, during my annual Halloween party, I do...
Going out for a date on Valentines Day can be romantic and special but can also be a little intimidating. Depending on whom you are taking out, a boyfriend, a wife or someone you just started dating the date...
Twelve years later, I still remember exactly how I felt about my high school graduation. First, I was ecstatic about being absolutely done — with SAT prep courses, college applications, and a very early wakeup time. There was also...
While growing up, Valentine’s Day wasn’t just a time when lovers exchanged gifts and crushes revealed themselves to each other. It was a day when my family celebrated love. We all exchanged gifts. We hugged a little more. We...
When I gave birth to my son, everyone wished us, “Congratulations!” and then followed up with, “That’s the end of traveling for you!” My husband and I disagreed. As two world travelers, we were definitely going to continue traveling....
When my husband and I were living in Portugal, we tried to see as much of the country as possible by taking weekend trips. Several times, we stumbled onto festivals, such as the Festa dos Tabuleiros in Tomar where...
There’s nothing like entering a home for a Christmas meal. The smell of gingerbread cookies and holly wafts from the front door, the toasty fireplace beckons your guests inside, and, of course, a delicious feast awaits with family and friends. But...
The best part of graduating is the party that comes after. This is the time that everyone can let down their hair and internalize the fact that they had just graduated! No matter where your party is taking place,...

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