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Sunday Somethings

Sunday Somethings

Hello, Sunday. Yes, Sunday! It seems like it’s been weeks since I’ve gotten my act together enough to put this together for a lazy Sunday morning read, but yesterday was one version of a perfect weekend day, and here we are. So pull up your […]

Roasted Tomato Grilled Cheese

Roasted Tomato Grilled Cheese

We’re still in early fall, early enough that it was still 80+ degrees yesterday. it’s the time of year that makes one’s head spin: whether it’s back to school, back to fall activities, back to non-summer hours- it’s a lot sometimes. Football, if you’re into […]

Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Hello, Monday. This weekend was a good one. Meatball came to visit, and we indulged in all the fall things: apples, cider, donuts, beer and cheese (none are particularly fall-exclusive).  It ended with clean sheets, laundry done, hot chocolate and cozy pajamas.  Life is good. […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

‘Tis the season to eat all the bread. Who’s with me?!  It was bad enough to spend 12 days abroad eating nothing but the freshest bread and creamiest butter at every meal, but then to come home and have it be hovering around those 50 […]

Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Happy Monday to you! Suffice it to say that the weekend got away from me, but I got away with having lots of good food, good times. That’s more than I can say about the news this week. I just can’t any more, and started […]

Through our Irish Eyes

Through our Irish Eyes

The tales of #OurMilesThroughtheIsles continue across the water and into Ireland’s greener pastures. We spent a little more time in Scotland than in Ireland, but man, we sure jam packed our days on the Emerald Isle. And ate well while doing it. We bid Dublin […]

Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

There are more vacation stories to tell and one of them is a recipe. Isn’t a recipe a kind of story anyway?   Before we switch Isles and head virtually to the Emerald one, let’s talk cookies. More specifically shortbread. I had no idea how […]

Sunday Somethings

Sunday Somethings

Hello, Sunday. It’s fall! Well, something that looks like fall. I’m not sure if the 80s are creeping in later this week, but until they do I’m keeping it real in my cozy socks and the beginnings of fleece everything. I also made my first […]

To the Isle of Skye, and Back Again

To the Isle of Skye, and Back Again

Well fed and well rested, we set off for our day on Skye.  It was a good one. There are many stops that one can take, and many directions one can drive. We started out going through Portree, the main town on the Isle, and […]

Postcards from the Scottish Highlands

Postcards from the Scottish Highlands

So many pictures can’t describe the beauty of the Scottish Highlands, but hopefully they make an impression. After getting a glimpse of the eastern side of the country last summer, Mom couldn’t wait to go back and see more, and I was more than happy to oblige. Truth […]


Oh, The Places You'll Go

Through our Irish Eyes

Through our Irish Eyes

The tales of #OurMilesThroughtheIsles continue across the water and into Ireland’s greener pastures. We spent a little more time in Scotland than in Ireland, but man, we sure jam packed our days on the Emerald Isle. And ate well while doing it. We bid Dublin […]

To the Isle of Skye, and Back Again

To the Isle of Skye, and Back Again

Well fed and well rested, we set off for our day on Skye.  It was a good one. There are many stops that one can take, and many directions one can drive. We started out going through Portree, the main town on the Isle, and […]

Postcards from the Scottish Highlands

Postcards from the Scottish Highlands

So many pictures can’t describe the beauty of the Scottish Highlands, but hopefully they make an impression. After getting a glimpse of the eastern side of the country last summer, Mom couldn’t wait to go back and see more, and I was more than happy to oblige. Truth […]

A Day in Edinburgh

A Day in Edinburgh

It’s time to tell a story, and aren’t travel stories just the best ones to tell? This trip, #OurMilesThroughtheIsles, almost didn’t happen. Mom and I had been talking about it, but not yet planning it, since last year.  However, when she got sick in February, this […]

See the World: Ann Arbor

See the World: Ann Arbor

Ya’ll, I’ve lived in Ann Arbor for over a year and I can’t even believe it.  I guess time flies…well, you know how it goes. For the girl who swore up and down back in 2007 that I’d live in Chicago until my twilight years, […]


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