Expat Life

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

Expat Life, 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…

Expat Life, 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

Expat Life, 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

Expat Life, 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

Expat Life, 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

Expat Life, Scotland

Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

People ask me all the time if I have ever tried haggis. Yes, I have not only tried it, but I actually really enjoy it (insert cringe faces from my friends back home)! Do I think about what is in it and that the FDA still hasn’t given it’s stamp of approval in the states?… Read More Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Expat Life, Travel

Gaudi, Messi and Sangria

Gaudi, he was an interesting dude. Devoted his life to his work, stopped showering and gave up on love. Or perhaps love gave up on him given his devotion to his work and not his hygiene. Anyway, Scott and I enjoyed the land of Gaudi recently by visiting Barcelona for my birthday weekend. We toured… Read More Gaudi, Messi and Sangria

Expat Life

Advice for the future Mrs. Prince Harry

I have  finally come to terms with the fact that I won’t be the future Mrs. Prince Harry and I have decided to embrace Meghan Markle and pass on my wisdom as a fellow expat and a wife of a Brit. Meghan, you and I have a lot in common. We are both young, beautiful… Read More Advice for the future Mrs. Prince Harry

Expat Life, Travel

Paris is always a good idea, you betcha!

Recently I went to two of the most romantic and magical places. The city of lights and the cheesehead capital of the world! That’s right, Paris and the midwest of the United States of America. The similarities were endless. Arc de Triomphe Mall of America Both have architectural masterpieces. The Louvre The Lego store I… Read More Paris is always a good idea, you betcha!