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Afternoon Tea and Sunset in Santa Monica

October 19, 2012
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What a dream our stay at the Montage Beverly Hills with Maria and Josh was. We felt very, very fortunate to be able to have this experience, it was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity for us! When Maria invited us to come stay for the weekend, courtesy of their friends at the Montage, […]

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Our Montage Beverly Hills Experience

October 17, 2012
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Last week Kevin and I spent a few days in California for a quick end-of-summer getaway. I have been dying to take Kevin to LA and show him all my favorite spots! And best of all, we got to meet up once again with one of our favorite friends and blogging families, Two Peas and […]

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Finding Sweets in Portland with Blogging Friends!

October 15, 2012
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The final stop on our ten-day Oregon adventure was the awesome city of Portland. We got to spend four wonderful nights here — enough time to really relax, unpack, and thoroughly enjoy the city. We also met up with two of our favorite food blogging families, Josh, Maria and baby Caleb of Two Peas and […]

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The Waves at Cape Perpetua

October 8, 2012
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Oh my gosh, you guys. I don’t know if I’ve ever been more excited to see a place than Cape Perpetua in Yachats, Oregon. When I first started researching our Oregon trip, one of the first photos I saw was at Cape Perpetua. I knew right then and there I absolutely had to see this […]

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Breakfast in Bandon

October 5, 2012
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On our way out of Bandon, we headed up the coast to arrive at what turned out to be one of my absolute favorite places we stayed in Oregon. But first we grabbed breakfast at Bandon Baking Company & Deli, and it was so delicious, I had to tell you about it! No, we did […]

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Coastal Mist Chocolate Boutique

October 3, 2012
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On our fourth day in Oregon, Kevin and I headed west on a new adventure. We left central Oregon and made our way through the winding, towering tree-lined highway along the Umpqua River to the rolling shore of the southern Oregon coast. The coast was cool, gray, and misty from the marine layer, and the […]

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A Beautiful Day at Crater Lake, Oregon

October 1, 2012
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On Day Three of our vacation through Oregon, Kev and I awoke to a gorgeously beautiful Sunday. It was that glorious kind of day when the stars align and it’s warm, and cool, and sunny, and blue, all at the same time — the cargo-pants-and-flip flops, driving-with-the-windows-down kind of weather. It was the perfect day […]

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Smith Rock

September 27, 2012
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On our second day in Oregon, Kev and I met up with a dear friend of mine, Niki. I have known this girl forever! I knew the second we were going to Oregon that we had to meet up somehow. She lives near Bend, so she knew just where we should go. She took us […]

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The Painted Hills, Oregon

September 25, 2012
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Kev and I just returned from ten of the most gorgeous, exciting, refreshing, wonderful days in the breathtaking state of Oregon. I feel so truly lucky to have been given this amazing opportunity this past week and a half. I got to bring my husband, we got to spend ten incredible days in Oregon, and […]

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The Boardwalk at Night

September 14, 2012
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This is the boardwalk at Pensacola Beach. A few weekends ago over Labor Day, Kevin took me here to watch the sunset, dangle our feet over the pier, and walk on the beach under the blue moon. I brought my camera of course, but when we got there, I realized I’d forgotten my tripod, which […]

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Colorful Copenhagen

September 5, 2012
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Can I tell you how much I loved our hot pink hotel room when we were in Copenhagen?! I’ve been meaning to share this fun hotel with you! We stayed at the Andersen Boutique Hotel, and I could not get over how colorful and modern this fun hotel was. It started with the big, hot […]

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Berlin Bakery Tour and Our Cute Hotel!

August 2, 2012
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Before my dad and I headed home from Sweden, we made a slight detour down to Berlin. Germany has always been at the top of my travel list, so I’m so thankful we were able to spend some time here. We filled our two short days with tours and sightseeing, but I was also so […]

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NYC and Philly Treats!

July 30, 2012
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I had so, so much fun cruising all over NYC and Philly with Shaina this past week! It was a totally unplanned, last minute thing, but such a whirlwind of sugar and fun. Last week Shaina and I were talking on the phone as we took long walks around our neighborhoods on a beautiful, breezy […]

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Copenhagen

July 24, 2012
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On the advice of a good friend, we added an extra few days to our Sweden trip — one to explore Copenhagen and a few days to spend in Berlin. If you’re going to be that close to Copenhagen, he said, you should really check it out. I am so glad we took his advice. […]

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Come See Me in NYC & Philly!

July 23, 2012
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So, I have some fun news!! You guys know my sweet friend Shaina from the fabulous Food For My Family blog, right? And you’ve seen her delicious and adorable new cookbook Desserts in Jars? It’s all desserts — and they’re all in jars!! :) Shaina’s busy touring away giving demos and taste-testing parties in cities […]

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Biking Adventure in Osterlen and Discovering Sweden’s Beautiful Countryside

July 20, 2012
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Oh my goodness, what a whirlwind this day was!! :) This was our last full day in Sweden. The trip absolutely went by in a flash. It seemed like we had only just gotten there! It was so bittersweet to be moving on. I absolutely loved every single minute of our time in this stunning […]

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Rock Climbing in Sweden

July 18, 2012
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Day Three was a big roadtrip day for us in Sweden! We worked our way down the west coast from Gothenburg all the way down to the southern tip of Sweden — also known as the beautiful countryside region of Skåne. Then we made our way through that gorgeous countryside all the way across to […]

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Exploring the Islands of Sweden

July 16, 2012
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So, so grateful for this once-in-a-lifetime experience of a roadtrip through Sweden with my dad! What a true gift. The second day of our adventure took us to the tiny, tucked-away island of Styrsö in the vast archipelago near the gorgeous city of Gothenburg. We hopped on a ferry and with the wind whipping through […]

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Stunning Sweden

July 12, 2012
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Sweden is gorgeous!! Oh my goodness. I had so much fun on this roadtrip with my dad! Thanks so much to Volvo, the West Sweden Tourism Board, and SAS Airlines for making this possible! I know I told you guys how this all came up (it was crazy!) before we left, but just in case […]

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Walls of Jericho, Alabama

July 3, 2012
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A few weeks ago Kevin and I took Miley and Howie for a hike at the Walls of Jericho trail near our house. They absolutely love to go hiking and run around on the trails! It’s so fun to watch how much they enjoy it. And we love it too. Ever year for our anniversary […]

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