Living Abroad

I’m in a glass case of emotion

I always share my experiences about living abroad, but I have never discussed the actual process of moving to the UK. In my opinion, there are 5 stages of expat life when moving to another country. It’s a bit of a rollercoaster that oftentimes crashes and derails, but it’s totally worth it! 1. PLANNING STAGE It’s… Read More I’m in a glass case of emotion

Living Abroad, Scotland

Summer lovin’

Summer is over and Mother Nature is laughing at all of us who thought Scotland was going to miraculously stay warm forever. As I mourn the sun, I’m thinking back to the highlights from my third summer in the UK. Top 10 Highlights from my summer in Scotland! 1. There was an actual heat wave,… Read More Summer lovin’

Living Abroad, Travel

Hey Mom! The Meatloaf!

Scott and I went back to the new world last month and enjoyed seeing family and friends in my favorite city in the world, Washington, DC! I spent the majority of my 20s in DC and it’s definitely home for me. So I thought I would share a quick travel guide and some of my… Read More Hey Mom! The Meatloaf!

Living Abroad

Cheers my dears

It’s been three years. Three years since I moved from this… to this… In honor of this anniversary I have decided to share the highs and lows, the peaks and valleys, the pros and cons of being an American Expat in Scotland 🙂 PRO: The beautiful history and architecture of Edinburgh never gets old! CON: Modern… Read More Cheers my dears

Living Abroad

The Princess Diaries

So, it’s over. I’m not talking about the wedding. I’m talking about our hopes and dreams shattered into a million little pieces. Every little girl/woman in their 30s has the dream to become a princess. Now I really like Meghan; she’s American, a feminist and can seriously rock a messy bun, but she’s now a… Read More The Princess Diaries

Living Abroad, Scotland

Sing me a song of a lass that is gone…

Let me introduce you to Jamie Fraser. It’s ok, you can take a moment and soak up that jawline. Jamie Fraser is the Scottish hunk on the TV series, Outlander, and he makes me REALLY happy about living in Scotland. Other than my husband, of course. For those of you sad people who haven’t watched… Read More Sing me a song of a lass that is gone…

Living Abroad, Scotland

Haud yer wheesht

Before I moved to Scotland I thought how lucky I was to be moving to a country that speaks English 🙂 Baha! Three years later and I’m still learning a new Scottish word or phrase everyday. The majority revolve around booze, insults or the weather. Here are some of my faves: Bevvy An alcoholic beverage. Learned… Read More Haud yer wheesht

Living Abroad, Scotland

These are a few of my favorite things

I have almost lived in Edinburgh for 3 years! Time flies when you’re freezing all the time 😉 Ok, I should really lay off the weather jokes, poor Scotland. I really do love living here and I do my very best to take advantage of the many things Edinburgh has to offer. Including the attractions, because… Read More These are a few of my favorite things

Living Abroad, Scotland

I’m a better person when I’m tan

Personally, I think I’m a better person when I’m tan. I have a glow, I feel confident and it means I have seen the sun in the last month, which always results in a better attitude about life. But over the last few years, I have had to get used to my white, pasty skin… Read More I’m a better person when I’m tan

Living Abroad, Travel

Meet me in Paris

“America is my country and Paris is my hometown,” said American writer, Gertrude Stein. I may have to agree with good old Gertie on this one. I’m obsessed with Paris. I feel at home, at ease and constantly inspired. Perhaps it’s the champagne, crepes or croissants that make me so happy, but I feel that… Read More Meet me in Paris