We really love our Airbnb in Venice, Italy! We are actually out on Lido di Venezia. Being Floridians, we were missing the beach and we weren’t sure we wanted to be in the heart of Venice. The motoscafi
Category: At Home
What we do when we are just around the house doing our normal thing.
The More of Less – Book by Joshua Becker
The More of Less – Book by Joshua Becker
I wouldn’t consider myself a minimalist. But I have owned and moved WAY too much stuff in my life. And more recently, I have downsized – twice.
Heart Sponge for Washing Dishes
I prefer washing dishes by hand as opposed to using a dishwasher. Here in Europe, a lot of apartments don’t even have dishwashers. But we’ve actually rented a few that did have dishwashers!
Puppy Bowl Trading Card 2018
Did you get a chance to see Animal Planet’s 2018 Puppy Bowl?
James has his very own Puppy Bowl trading card for 2018. Since James isn’t a puppy, he is officially part of the Dog Bowl. James can
Buying and fitting a muzzle for your dog
When we decided to move to Europe, we knew we would need a muzzle for our Standard Poodle James. We had been to Europe before and seen dogs on the streets with muzzles attached to their leashes or collars.
Learning to drive in Italy
Italians have a reputation for being chaotic drivers, from Hollywood to Rick Steves’ tours we hear about the traffic in Italy. But we discovered something interesting about Italy and now Italians
Backpack Duffel from North Face
Wheeling around a large suitcase is a pain, especially when you get somewhere only to find that all of your things have settled and there is plenty of empty space that somehow wasn’t there when you
A few weeks ago you may remember the funny story we told you about our silly restaurant idea. The restaurant called “You”? (All About You) Well this story continyoues with more things that are named
Travel Tip: Noise App for Sleeping
One of our travel tips for sleeping in new places is to get a noise app. When we first arrived in Vienna, Austria our apartment was SO quiet. Too quiet! It was actually hard for us to sleep because
Now that’s an odd chip!
The other day I was finishing off the last of a small bag of chips for lunch and happened to come across a chip with an oddly familiar shape. I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to show it along side the
American Made with Tom Cruise
We decided to stay in and rent a movie last night. The movie we chose was American Made – Doug Liman with Tom Cruise. It is about the CIA’s effort in the 70’s-80’s to battle communism in South America
Benefits of a Hot Water Bottle
The benefits of a hot water bottle include:
Providing comfort on a cool night
Easy to move around with
Not worrying about getting wrapped up in a cord
I had a few things in the US
James Likes to Race Down the Stairs
James is a funny Poodle – any time we walk down stairs and start to speed up James wants to race us! It is really cute and James has been doing it here in Vienna in our building’s common stairwell.
Walking, Walking, Walking!
We walked a lot in Washington, DC. But we were only on the 1st floor (well, technically we were up a half flight of stairs from the street level) so we didn’t get lots of stairs in our daily activity.
Dumpster Diving for Roses
Chris is such an understanding husband. He gets a little embarrassed when I do silly things and he definitely thinks I am nutty for taking roses out of the garbage. We have a florist on the first floor
Prickelnd, Austria’s version of Soda Water
It seems like such a simple thing to walk into a store and buy a bottle of soda water, especially in the US where you can get Canada Dry, San Pellegrino or just the store brand in bottles as large as 2
The Best Pillow for Shoulder Pain
I am a side sleeper. I love sleeping on my side. And with our super duper soft pillow top Stearns and Foster mattress I never had any trouble sleeping on my side. But when I stay with friends or family
Settling in to Vienna
We are getting settled in to the 4th District here in Vienna.
Chris and James in our favorite park – Schweizergarten:
James near our flat on ArgentinierstraÃŸe:
How incredible that we live
Birkenstock Makes Mattresses?!!
We went shopping tonight at Leiner on MariahilferstraÃŸe. It is such a beautiful store – I love the architecture, the chandeliers, the staircases and even the eco-friendly escalators that go slow until
Recycling in Vienna
One thing you will definitely notice if you come to Vienna is the recycling bins. Vienna is very green and they make it very easy for you to recycle everything.
At our building we have garbage bins