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Black Friday
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Did You Know Ireland Does Black Friday, Too?

When we first arrived in Dublin in 2016, we noticed the Black Friday sales and were surprised. Obviously, Thanksgiving is not celebrated in Ireland and so to see Black Friday sales, it seemed a bit off because as Americans we associate Black Friday with the day after Thanksgiving or actually the evening of Thanksgiving. To […]

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Celebrating Thanksgiving as an Expat
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Living Abroad

Celebrating Thanksgiving Far Away From Home

Another Thanksgiving will be making its lovely appearance in a few weeks. As an American, with the shift in the weather, the fall decorations going up and the leaves falling, it is almost impossible to not think about Thanksgiving and all its glory…food, family, friends, football and even more food. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday […]

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Wheaton Takeover November Photo A Day Challenge.
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November Takeover Photo A Day Challenge

I love challenges. Like seriously love challenges. I can’t get enough of them. One year, some friends and I committed to the 100 Happy Days Challenge (#100happydays) and for 100 days we posted daily pics of anything that made us happy. It was tough some days and definitely  towards the end of the 100 days…but […]

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Celebrating Halloween in Ireland
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Living Abroad

Celebrating Halloween in Ireland

  Halloween in Ireland is just like celebrating Halloween in the United States. Since moving to Ireland, I have learned a lot about the history of Halloween and even that it started in Ireland. Halloween is a really big celebration in Ireland. The entire country turns orange and black for the big day. History Samahin […]

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Flowers in Dublin
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Living Abroad

Things I Always Do In Ireland But Not At Home (The US)

Living in another country is definitely its own experience with its own categories. I feel like we finally have our footing in Ireland and through this experience we have all definitely been challenged and changed. There are even a few habits that we have lost and gained along the way. I get asked a lot […]

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Dublin Diaries September 2019
Dublin Diaries
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Dublin Diaries – September 2019

  It’s officially September and we are finally in a groove. We took a mini holiday to Barcelona, Spain which spilled into September and the start of school. So, it wasn’t until week three that we were in a full groove. School, sports, routines, schedules, strict bedtimes, tightly regulated screen time…we’re in the thick of […]

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Dinnertime Discussions with The Wheaton Takeover
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Living Abroad

A Sneak Peek Into Our Family Dinnertime Discussions

We eat dinner as a family with no electronic devices, no phones and no television. I’m a little lax in the summer or on the weekends and we’ll watch an episode of something like Black-ish or Fresh Off The Boat over dinner to break it up. About a year ago, The Glitter Princess decided to […]

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Life
Living Abroad

The Untold Story of Living as Americans in Europe

We have lived in Ireland for over two and a half years. When we left Houston, Texas, our goal was to return home in two years. Well, two years will quickly turned into four as the husband renewed our stay. So, we’re here to stay a bit longer. Living as Americans in Europe, we have […]

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St. Patrick's Day In Ireland
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Living Abroad

What to Know About St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland

  St. Patrick’s Day is obviously a major holiday in Ireland. Tourists from all over the world flock to the Emerald Isle to celebrate with the locals and sometimes connect with their Irish roots. Although, the Irish tend to celebrate a bit different than one might think.   What is St. Patrick’s Day All About? […]

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One Word 2019 Reboot
Goal Setting
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My One Word for 2019 – REBOOT

  It’s that time of year where resolutions are being made and goals are being set. In our household, we set traditional goals and choose one word for 2019 to focus on. I have been doing this practice for years with friends and as the kids got older, it became a family affair. I will […]

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