all good things…

… must move on.

my new cyber home, though still slightly under construction is:

http://bellathirty.blogspot.com

there is an ‘Email Update’ tab on the right side of the home page; just enter your email & easily continue to follow my shenanigans. {have you ever typed shenanigans? harder than you’d think!}

the spirit of the site is the same, but visually, will be a bit cleaner & easier to use.

if you have any problems, or any suggestions for the new site, feel free to leave a comment & i’ll help you out any way i can!

see you there! – bella.

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weekend in review

“your hair may be brushed, but your mind’s untidy. you have had about seven hours of sleep since Friday. no wonder you feel that lost sensation. you are sunk from a riot of relaxation.” – Ogden Nash

*sigh* it was a wonderful & relaxing weekend in wiesbaden.


{broccoli cream pesto linguini}


{banana cake with cinnamon sugar topping}


{the best pizza i’ve ever had. pizza parmini from aurum meditterrane}


{mineralewasser. a household staple}


{the church in the marketplace}


{fall foliage lining the walls of the square}


{sunset}


{falling onto a bed of throw pillows}


{my favorite fall color}

good mondays!

love fest.

there have been some bumpy days in wiesbaden. not too many & nothing earth-shattering, but certainly days where i’ve taken a look around and wondered, ‘will this ever feel like home?’

to combat those not-so-sunshine-y days, i started a list of things i adore about our new surroundings to take out and read when i start feeling a little blue.

without further adieu…

1. Our new shower. It’s probably one of the most amazing showers I’ve ever experienced.

2. Hot water. I love a hot, hot, HOT shower. My husband likes to joke that I’m not happy unless I’m half boiled. The water here is spectacular for that.

3. Fall. I haven’t experienced Fall in a long time. Totally invigorating.

4. Captain’s schedule. After a year of residency craziness, having him on a normal schedule is completely wonderful.

5. Radiator heat. I think there is something all sorts of old-worldy & cozy about the cackling & crackling of a radiator.

6. Walking. To the city, the grocery, the coffee. I can’t believe that once again, we’re walking distance from everything.

7. Living in Europe. In freaking Europe! Unfathomably dream come true-ish.

8. Nursery. We’ve only just gotten started, but every time I walk passed that room, I’m reminded that this is the place we will bring home our first child. And then I tear up with big, hormonal, pregnant-lady tears and continue about my day.

9. Christmas tree. When hubs and I were first unpacking our things, I wondered out loud where our Christmas tree would go. Captain’s reply? “I was just thinking that.” And so we stopped and figured it out.

10. Our family. Not our families, plus us. But OUR family. Captain & myself, Miller-kitten and Baby. We’re really starting our family here. And that makes me feel blissfully content.

i hope you take time & enjoy a few of your favorite things today, and if the mood strikes, i highly recommend jotting some of them down.

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wheww!

“Home is the place where it feels right to walk around without shoes” – Unknown

guess what we’ve been doing this week? i’ll give you a hint...




it’s been nutty around here –  trying to make our new house feel like a home.

i’d say we’re about 50% there.
here’s to 100%!

a post script, because i must.

dear miller kitten, i miss you little man & even though i’m sure you’re having an
absolute ball with grandma & grandpa, i can’t wait to have you home with us.
love, blonde.