What were you doing in 1570? Oh wait, that was 37 years before your ancestors had possibly even come over on the Mayflower and 200 years before America was officially a country. But since then, for 448 years, Strasbourg has hosted the “Christkindelsmärik," the oldest Christmas market in Europe. Since my parents were with us for … Continue reading strasbourg, the capital of christmas
christmas in paris: part ii
This is the second half of my parents' visit to Paris at Christmastime. If you missed the first part, you can find it here. Strasbourg Two days before Christmas, we boarded our (very first!) European rail and headed to Strasbourg, the Capital of Christmas. We devoured our way through the Christmas markets, took lots of … Continue reading christmas in paris: part ii
christmas in paris: part i
Warning: This is a long post. And I still had to split it up into two. Although, I don't think I should be warning you, you should be excited... not many blog posts are long these days. I miss looking at a whole big post of people's travels and adventures! Regardless, you were warned. Not … Continue reading christmas in paris: part i
colmar, france: a fairytale village
Busch Gardens: Europe in Williamsburg has a petite section of the park set up to look like a quaint town in France. A street lined with faux bakeries, patisseries, and shops is painted pastel shades of yellow, pink, and blue. The streets are cobblestone and the small sidewalks force you to walk in the middle … Continue reading colmar, france: a fairytale village
Favorite Holiday Desserts
There are SO many things to love about this time of year, one of the most lovable being the many delicious treats to be eaten! Here are some of my favorite recipes to make, share, and munch on throughout the holiday season. Peppermint White chocolate peppermint fudge - This is the best recipe I've found … Continue reading Favorite Holiday Desserts
The Best Christmas Present + Coupon Code!
A few years ago my coworker brought a VHS to DVD conversion kit into our office. He was getting ready to move overseas, but he didn't want his kids' collection of movies to go to waste, so he had his assistant help convert the VHS's to DVD and digital formats. I had heard of this … Continue reading The Best Christmas Present + Coupon Code!
A Comprehensive Christmas Movie List
Here's a selection of Christmas movies for you to choose from this holiday season. This should be enough to last you through the next two weeks. 😉 (Wait, is Christmas in less than two weeks??!) The Classics: Home Alone Hands down the best Home Alone 2: Lost in New York We always count how many … Continue reading A Comprehensive Christmas Movie List
Maybe this is a little late for some of you, but hopefully it will still be applicable! Like many Americans, I LOVE listening to Christmas music. Especially the jazzy stuff. As soon as it starts to get cold outside, I am tempted to start with the Christmas music. However, I've found that if I start … Continue reading Pre-Christmas Music