Marina’s Travel Guide to Lisbon, Portugal

Our last stop on our recent Europe trip was Lisbon, Portugal. Lisbon has become so popular and it was the place we initially had our eyes on when planning our trip. We heard  great things about the city and received tons of recommendations from people we knew, so we definitely looked forward to this portion […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Lagos, Portugal

I’m finally getting around to continuing writing about our trip to Europe this past May. If you missed it, I already wrote about our time in Barcelona here and Alella, Spain, here. Now, it’s time to recap the Portugal part of the trip, starting with Lagos. Lagos is a part of the Algarve Coast in […]

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A Fairy Special Birthday Party

Peyton has been into fairies ever since we bought A Fairy Friend by Sue Fliess a couple of years ago. It is the sweetest book. The illustrations and poetic phrases about how to build a fairy garden and make fairy friends is a dream. We made our first fairy garden after reading it and I wrote a […]

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Motherhood Then & Now

My Papou came over last week for lunch and while we ate our way through french toast and bacon, we talked and laughed with the kids and my mom. At one point, my papou turned to me and asked, do you think motherhood is more difficult now than it was back then? It’s funny because […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Alella, Spain

As I mentioned in my Barcelona Travel Guide, we booked a private tour to the town of Alella with Adler & Marlow. I had stumbled upon Alella on Instagram while researching wineries near Barcelona and ended up seeing a picture of a winery called Alta Alella. That’s when I started looking into whether or not […]

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Marina’s Travel Guide to Barcelona, Spain

Hi friends! It’s been a hot minute, but if you follow my Instagram, you’ll know my husband and I spent a little over a week traveling to Spain and Portugal. I wanted to be able to fully enjoy our time together while we were away and spend quality time with the kids when we returned, […]

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Our 2019 Summer List

Brett and I have been together for over ten years now and our first summer together, I came up with this brilliant idea to create a summer list with all of things we wanted to do and places we wanted to visit together. Brett acted like he was on board, but looking back on it […]

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The Best Restaurants in Chicago

I feel like this post is long overdue. My love for Chicago restaurants runs deep and after living in the city for a couple of years in my mid-twenties, and continuing to go back just for the food, it’s safe to say I am in love with the cuisine Chicago chefs continue to dish out. […]

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Five Things I Learned on a Recent Trip to Disney World

My daughter and I just got back from a trip to Disney World this week and I’ve been having major withdrawals. IT IS A LEGIT PROBLEM! I swear, my heart is a little broken now that we’re not longer there. I miss seeing the castle right in front of me, I long to spot mickey […]

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My Identity in This Season of Life

How many of us change our “identity” throughout life? I’d answer that all of us do. I mean, are you really the same person you were in high school, or do you really think you’ll be the same 20 years from now? I for one have had many identities and titles throughout my lifetime. In […]

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