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Celebrating Halloween in Ireland
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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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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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Dinnertime Discussions with The Wheaton Takeover
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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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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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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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Coping With Homesickness
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Homesickness : How To Survive

  It’s November. In the United States, that means the holiday season has officially begun with the onset of Thanksgiving and Christmas preparations taking place. And that means HOMESICKNESS is at an all time high for me and some others. And there is no cure. We have learned to cope with it the best way […]

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Ireland Packing List - As far as the weather goes, Ireland can be a fickle place. I stay prepared no matter what time of year it is. The first question we always get from visitors is, "What should we pack?" I have created an Ireland packing list that contains those items that are specific to Ireland that a visitor should NOT travel without.
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Ireland Packing List for Visitors

This post about an Ireland packing list contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you use my links to make a purchase. Read the full Disclosure statement.   As far as the weather goes, Ireland can be a fickle place. In one day (and possibly in the span of one hour) you […]

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Mandatory Travel Packing List - As we add more travel adventures on our time line, we have developed a mandatory travel packing list to make our little adventures more stressless.
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The Travel Packing List We Can’t Leave Without

This post about a mandatory travel packing list contains affiliate links. I will earn a small commission if you use my links to make a purchase. Read the full Disclosure statement. As we add more travel adventures on our timeline, we have developed a mandatory travel packing list to make our little adventures even more stressless. Now […]

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Irish English vs American English- Although Gaelic is the official language of Ireland, English is the secondary language and the most frequently spoken language among the Irish. English is my primary language and the primary spoken language in Ireland. It is amazing how much the English language differs in Europe and Ireland.
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Irish vs American English

Although Gaelic is the official language of Ireland, English is the secondary language and the most frequently spoken language. So, although English is my primary language and the primary spoken language in Ireland I am still confused on a daily basis (usually). It is amazing how much the English language differs in Europe and Ireland. […]

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International Move
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6 Lessons an International Move Taught Me About Myself

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.-Jeremiah 29:11 When my husband asked me about applying for an international move for a temporary assignment in Dublin, Ireland. I gave my blessing and didn’t think twice about […]

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