Where I Was a Year Ago

This time last year, I found myself in another new place experiencing new adventures much like this past year. I spent a little over a week in Arezzo, Italy, where my grandparents have lived for the past few years. I had an amazing time with my family spending most days sightseeing and nights with good food and drinks … and… View Post

5 Recipes For a No Waste Challenge

I don’t know what it is, but lately all I see online is food. New recipes, fresh fruits, pressed juices, decadent deserts. It’s a problem. I have compiled a list of my top five recipes I want to try this week. I always seem to struggle with either buying food for recipes and then never making them, or buying too… View Post

J.Crew Valentines Day Outfit

  One of the best things about Valentine’s Day is that it seems to be one of the first days where Spring colors come out in Australia. Everyone puts on their best pink and red for the occasion stepping away from the grey and navy of Winter. I wore a J. Crew button down and J. Crew flared skirt now… View Post

Australia Day

It’s my first Australia Day in the country, last year we celebrated in Salt Lake City in the snow. With 90 degree weather, snags, Aussie flags, and a slip n slide ready to go I am ready for the festivities! For those that aren’t in Australia there is a great radio station called Triple J and every year they do… View Post

Snapshots

After five weeks of traveling I am back home in Sydney. Here are a few snapshots from my trip to South East Asia: The monkeys at the Batu Caves steel any soda or bananas, even if they are in your purse! When we got to Bali they were celebrating Hindu Christmas. Amazing resort on Koh Samui called Deva Samui. Long… View Post

Starting the Season Early

On November 28th, the day after Thanksgiving, I bought my tree, lights, a wreath, and began my Christmas shopping. Normally none of this happens until December 1st or later (usually later). I can only take so much Christmas Spirit. I don’t know if I am missing home, or just trying to fit in as much Christmas before I leave on… View Post

Beach Bag Essentials

With a long weekend coming up you can bet where my first choice to go is…the beach. I am heading off to Stockton Beach to spend my days lounging around, soaking up some sun, and playing on the sand dunes. The best part is that this week has been extremely sunny. I have shed my winter clothes and I am… View Post

Weekend Wrap Up

Looking at all of my friend’s Instagram and Facebook photos has made me envious of their summer time fun. Unfortunately, the past two weeks in Sydney have only been filled with large amounts of rain, wind and wet feet. So this past weekend was about embracing the rainy day activities. On Friday night I met up in Newtown for drinks… View Post

Back to My Birthday

Birthday celebrations were in full swing a month ago. Here is a recap of how I celebrated in good Australian fashion. I woke up that day and made the best buttermilk pancakes (much better than the ones you shake and pour). I skyped my parents and opened presents with them. Even my pets came on and said hello. That day… View Post

7 Wonders of the Web: In Case you Needed a Smile

I have been spending the past few weeks moving into my new apartment and finding jobs. Its all been a little overwhelming and busy, so this post contains all of the things that are currently making me smile or saving my life (not sure what I would do without gumtree). ONE: It may be Winter here, but summer is on the… View Post