Strasbourg at Christmas time looks to me what Dr. Seuss had in mind when he was constructing "Whoville" in How The Grinch Stole Christmas. It's literally like you're stepping into a magical town of lights, abundant, dare I say, crazy, Christmas decorations on every window, the smell of mulled wine wafting through the air, and Christmas music drifts through the picturesque town. They don't call it … [Read more...] about Things to Do in Strasbourg, France at Christmas
You know what I have the hardest time deciding? No, it's not my nail color. It's not gifts for others. It's gifts for myself. Michael asks me: Hey, what do you want for Christmas? And I always tell him to pick me out something he thinks I would like. Then he rolls his eyes and makes an excel spreadsheet of the exact dimensions and location for what he wants. Men, am I right?! In order to help you … [Read more...] about The Best Gifts For EVERY Blogger + GIVEAWAY!
You guys this year was a roller coaster. The kind with the loop-di-loops. There were moments of intense, "OH MY LANTA this is amazing!" and also terrible sadness. But that's life. If you would have told me 10 years, or even 5 years ago, that I'd be living in Germany with two dogs and a little apartment on the river, I would have cackled. Yes, cackled like a witch. Because honestly that's how I … [Read more...] about Merry Everything, Happy Thank You
If you haven't been to a Christmas market in Germany, you have to add it to your list. Really, it should be required. They take Christmas and their traditions very seriously. We live in Heidelberg, Germany and this being our first year, went to the market no less than a dozen times over the season. We also took some side trips to Worms (pronounced Voms) and Nuremberg. Each market has their own … [Read more...] about Best Side Trips for Christmas in Germany
If you want some of the best Christmas lights, decor, spirit, and all out cheer, you need to go to London during Christmas time. I walked around the city for 4 and a half days with my mouth open. I'll be doing a whole post on what we saw and did (we packed in so much in a short time) but this post is just focused on Christmas. It's VERY picture heavy and hopefully you'll be smiling as much as I am … [Read more...] about Christmas Time in London
My first Christmas abroad. And also, my first Christmas away from my family. My first Christmas without my Mom and Dad, ever. My first Christmas without my sisters since 1994 (the year they were born). My first Christmas not attending/ kind of helping to host the best Christmas party in the whole entire world- my parent's annual Christmas party that's been going on for more than THIRTY … [Read more...] about My First Christmas Abroad