• Dining Out
  • the Crack Shack

    Today marks the start of a new series on the blog, and it’s pretty self-explanatory, “Dining Out.”  As you have totally figured out by now, the hubby and I are both big foodies, and so we are always excited to try a new restaurant.  But possibly different than other online resources for food, we are […]

  • In the Kitchen with Katie
  • Healthy Turkey Chili

    There is something about the arrival of the New Year that inspires a lot of people to eat healthier and set fitness or health goals for the rest of the year.  And although I haven’t set any goals for myself for 2017 (can you hardly believe that I don’t have a list going?!?), perhaps I […]

  • Style
  • New Year, New Look

    Do you ever feel like your style is constantly evolving and changing?  Sometimes I feel like I have just figured out what I want to do in terms of style and decor for our apartment, and then I see a picture or visit someone else’s home and everything changes. And you know what?  That’s exactly […]

  • In the Kitchen with Katie
  • Shrimp Risotto

    For New Year’s Eve, after a whirlwind 3 weeks out of town, the hubs and I decided to stay in and cook one of our favorites, Shrimp Risotto.  Creamy, sweet, savory, garlicky…this recipe hits all of the right notes and will keep you coming back for more (pretty much until you finish the pot). For […]

  • Life
  • Welcoming the New Year

    Ringing in the New Year, welcoming 2017, starting fresh, however you put it, we had a great time.  In fact, to be honest, I think that the hubs and I enjoyed one of our most favorite (relaxing) New Year’s Eve and Days ever. We were initially just excited by the idea of being home (which […]

  • Life
  • Happy New Year

    Don’t you just love this time of year?  Out with the old, in with the new…reminiscing on the past year and looking forward to the New Year…new goals, new dreams, new hopes, new desires?  I love everything that the New Year represents – it gives me new energy and gives me the sensation of a […]

  • Life
  • 2016 Highlights

    It’s hard to believe that in a few short days, 2016 is coming to an end.  I think that I say this every year, but I really really mean it this year – this past year has flown by!  But at the same time, we’ve been blessed with a lot of family time, a lot […]

  • Travel
  • Christmas in Wisconsin

    Growing up, having a white Christmas was the norm.  In fact, I can’t remember one childhood Christmas that we didn’t have a fresh blanket of powdery snow covering our yard when I woke up on Christmas morning.  And that was often the first thing I checked.  I would wake up with the excitement of Christmas […]

  • Travel
  • A Wisconsin Institution

    Wisconsin – home to the Packers, cold snowy winters, frozen custard, cheese curds, cheese heads (including myself), and of course, butter burgers.  Nothing beats coming home, especially for the Holidays.  We can always count on a white Christmas, which also provides us with the childish joy of playing in the snow, long nights in with […]

  • Travel
  • ¡Adios Madrid!

    8:30 a.m.  Today is our last day in Madrid, and we again chose to have a more lazy start to our day.  Even though we have taken a more relaxed pace to this trip (compared to what we normally do), we both have felt a bit ready for a day of doing nothing (or at […]