Our Wild July – 2014


Hey y’all! I’m still here just slacked on posting this week but for good reason. If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Twitter then you know that we have been back in the States since the 3rd of July. We’re here for several reasons, the main one being to bring Boo back to the States for college. We’ve been mentally & emotionally preparing for this since last Oct when we found out that he [Read more...]

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Differences Living In Germany


While it’s always super exciting to move overseas, at least for us, this is our first time we are having to actually live off base and live like the local culture and we’ve found there are quite a few differences! There are many differences living in Germany compared to Stateside life, even more so when you live off base. Living the authentic German lifestyle is very different that living in a house [Read more...]

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Photo Props – Thinking Outside The Box


I shared this a few months ago on Blueberries & Bokah but thought I would share it here for my readers as well :)

Using props is a great way to help give a photo a little extra something. It can be done easily with simple props and pretty inexpensively if you have the right mindset about it. Ever since I started to pursue photography I have started to look at things around me in a different [Read more...]

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10 Tips for Traveling In Germany


Here are 10 tips for traveling in Germany to make it a bit easier!


Rest stop may or may not have toilet paper (like Japan), so bring your own just in case to prevent a ‘learned it the hard way’ lesson! Also let me forewarn you that the seats are made of stainless steel and if you happen to accidentally sit down on one on a cold day your in a for quite the surprise, it’s COLD!! The water was also [Read more...]

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Spartan Up! Book Review


Disclosure: I was provided with a free copy of Spartan Up! for review purposes. No other forms of compensation were received. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced.

I was recently given the opportunity to read Spartan Up! A Take-No-Prisoners Guide To Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance In Life by Joe De Sena. As you may know I’ve been fascinated by the whole Spartan [Read more...]

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June Sponsor Love

June has come and is heading out, July brings lots of changes for our family. Crazy to think that we are about to have a College freshman!

This month I’d like you to meet Megan:


Find her here: Blog Bloglovin Twitter

Megan is a fellow mil-spouse living in Germany!

About Megan:
Hello from Germany! Im Megan over at History and Hockey Sticks! Our family [the fur kid, the husband Chris, and I] just [Read more...]

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Aqua World (Les Thermes) – Strassen, Luxembourg


Last week we wanted to check out a local swimming pool but then realized that it was a German holiday, so it would be crowded. I did some quick research on the Internet and found Aqua World (Les Thermes) in Strassen, Luxembourg so we decided to go check it out. We found this was a GREAT idea because it was not a holiday in Luxembourg and we had the place pretty much to ourselves.


There is a large [Read more...]

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Barefoot Park – Bad Sobernheim, Germany


If you live in Germany you have got to try out a Barefoot Park! Ever since I read about them before moving here I have wanted to try one, and we got to a few weeks ago! We had so much fun, even Bub, who does not like being barefoot ;)

We went to check out the Barefoot Park (Barfußpfad)in Bad Sobernheim, it’s about 1 hour and 30 mins from Spangdahlem and an hour from Ramstein. So we drove up there, [Read more...]

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Vintage Travel Themed Party


Bea wanted to have a Vintage Travel themed party for her 11th birthday, luckily that went right along with the decor of our home so I was able to put one together for her.


I designed Travel invites, I did them on a white background so that they could be printed on any color of paper, we printed them on tan card stock to give them a map like style.


I painted and distressed some shutters that [Read more...]

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Trier Mutterhaus – German ER Visit


Well we made it 6 months without having our first visit to the ER, I do say that’s a record for us ;) We went to Trier Mutterhaus, which has a really long name: Klinikum Mutterhaus der Borromäweinnen, for our first ER experience. It’s about 34 mins away from Spangdahlem BUT is the hospital that has the dedicated pediatric ER. I’d much rather drive a little bit further for top quality pediatric care [Read more...]

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