My Favorite Summer Skin Care Products

Posted on: May 22, 2017

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Summer makes me think of BBQ’s, watermelon, swimsuits, and lots of sun! We all love the sun right?! I mean who doesn’t love a little glow and some Vitamin D?! Carson and I have found a new love for the beach and typically try to sit sea side every weekend! I like to call it freckle season and I wish they would stay year long. I’m not sure if it was the move abroad, or just growing older but my skin has become SO SENSITIVE! I can’t even use Dove anymore and i’ve switched to more natural products. Now this post is NOT SPONSORED so I am not trying to sell you anything, just spread the goodness of all natural products!

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Amsterdam Photo Round Up

Posted on: May 12, 2017





We stumbled upon a flee market tucked against the canals and I loved this sweet man just enjoying his life while people pass by. He sold knick knacks and old antique objects reminding me of the old man from that pixar short film? Ya know, the one with the old man playing chess?  I picture him sitting down with a cup of fresh mint tea to play a game of chess with a life long friend.




Katia and I wandered into this EXACT carnival 7 years ago while we were back packing together. It was the craziest thing to find it in the exact same place and buy the exact same cotton candy! It was magical!





If you can’t tell from that beaming smile on my face, I LOVE everything about Amsterdam. I learned that Amsterdam is actually below sea level and the Dutch created the canal system to build the city. They haven’t had a massive flood in years (maybe we could learn a thing or two about that in the US) and some people live on them! We walked past numerous house boats that made us envious and stopped  to stare a few mins too long. What a life that would be. Can you imagine it? Sipping tea while enjoying a book on your adorable house boat. YES PLEASE!! Forget retiring in some nice house somewhere, I want a house boat in Amsterdam!





5 Amazing Places to Eat in Amsterdam

Posted on: May 10, 2017


We all love to eat right? If your answer to that question is “no” then you are probably lying because lets get real. #foodislife.  Whenever we are visiting a new city we make it our mission to find the best tasting food the city has to offer! With a little help from friends and family here are the 5 best places to eat in Amsterdam!

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Brugge, Belgium [ travel tips ]

Posted on: May 5, 2017


Hola chicos! Can you tell I have been practicing my Spanish? It’s literally all I do right now and I AM SO DETERMINED to be fluent by the time we leave Spain so it’s practice, practice, practice!! Too bad today’s post isn’t actually about Spain! Surprise! While we were visiting Amsterdam and the gorgeous tulips we decided to take a day trip to Belgium! Why not cross another country off the list?

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How to See the Tulips in Holland

Posted on: May 3, 2017


You guys!!!!! The tulips were a dream! When Katia booked her trip to come visit us we decided to put Amsterdam on our list! It totally slipped my mind that the Tulips would be in bloom and it was everything we hoped for! A couple pieces of advice….book your airbnb or hotel super far in advance! I made the mistake of not doing so and every reasonable airbnb was booked! Even the hotel rooms were getting out of hand. Luckily we had a friend from the US that was willing to let us crash at their place!

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Street Art in Valencia Spain [ and other travel tips ]

Posted on: May 1, 2017



Once you wander off the beaten path you’ll discover the famous Street Art of Valencia. Valencia’s “El Carmen” neighborhood is home to bohemian bars, adorable restaurants, boutiques, and the Institute of Art. It’s the perfect canvas for street artists with the plethora of concrete walls and old buildings. We wandered for an entire evening up and down the countless streets of art. On every corner we stumbled on something beautiful!

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Day Trips From Barcelona You Need To Take

Posted on: April 26, 2017


We have really fallen in love with Spain!  While my friend from home was in town, we took full advantage and rented a car to explore! The cost of a rental car was so cheap and we didn’t spend more than 2 hours in the car finding these gorgeous locations! If a car is not an option, you can always take the train! We found that parking was a little harder in Barcelona but super easy once we got up the coast!

 First up…

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A Day In Girona

Posted on: April 17, 2017


We rented a car and headed up north to Girona for a day while my girl Katia was visiting! It was about time we explored a little bit more of Spain and I highly recommend a quick day trip if you are visiting Barcelona. The drive was about an hour and its gorgeous!

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How To See Rome in 3 Days

Posted on: March 31, 2017


My parents flew into Barcelona to pay us a little visit! I was so excited to show them around Europe so we jumped on a plane and headed to Rome! We are a pretty religious bunch so Rome is something my parents have been dying to see and it was one of my favorite stops on my last Europe adventure years ago. We had three days to see it all so I thought I would share the best way (in my opinion) to do it!

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Paris With the #jamesgang

Posted on: March 26, 2017


My last Paris recap post! I wanted to share a few more photos as well as the last bit of tips for visiting Paris! Is it just us or is it SO HARD to get pics with your significant other unless they are selfies? I am not equipped enough to set up a tripod and I really don’t want to carry that around. I’m pre apologizing for the bad quality selfies and iphone photos! I don’t trust anyone with my nikon! #firstworldprobs!

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