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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wanderlust friday!

wanderlust (wan•der•lust)n. a great desire to travel and rove about.

i’m so excited to report that i received my passport yesterday! (i was given a diplomat/government passport to travel on military orders, but unbeknown to us, am unable to travel as a tourist with it – doh!) honestly, the wait for my new passport with my new name has seemed.so.long.

but that’s all in the past now & europe has officially been opened up to us both! this week marks the first few days of my third trimester, so flight is a bit tricky, as in, i can’t do it without the doctors go-ahead which is a huge pain in the arse. lucky for us, europe has an amazing train system.

at the end of the month, captain & I are headed to Garmisch-Partenkirchen for several days. It’s about 5 hours south of us in Bavaria, and by all appearances, seems completely magical.

it is widely believed that the inspiration for sleeping beauty’s castle is here.

{Neuschwanstein Castle}

yes it’s a hike. yes, i’ll be 30 weeks pregnant. no, there is no way i would miss it!

aside from garmisch & in addition to thanksgiving, we have a 4-day weekend in November and we’re stoked to sit down this weekend & plan a mini holiday. we’ve been leaning towards Prague & France (maybe the Alsace region to start) but are happily taking suggestions on potential destinations!

if you could go anywhere this weekend, where would it be?

’tis the season!

no, no. not that season…not yet, at least.

i am obsessed with all things fall. the crisper temps, foods & flavors, cozier clothes –
i love it all.

right now, sweaters in muted tones have me tickled pink, er, gray. i love that they don’t try to compete with the brilliant colors of the season; rather, allowing them to take center stage and shine.

here are some lovelies i’m currently lusting after.


The Envy of Fall by bellathirty

here’s to warm wednesdays! bella.