when in Switzerland

have i said that switzerland is gorgeous yet? switzerland is absolutely gorgeous. it is one of those places where honestly there is not a lot going on so you just wander. we have learned that concierge people or maybe it’s just the lady at this hotel messes with you. everything she has sent us on has […]

catching up

ah time change. technically it’s 4 am in michigan right now. (9:45 a here) which makes it the longest i’ve “slept in” in about 5 years. i’m still groggy and waking up so bear with me. after we took sometime doing research in the hotel we headed out trying to find some local restaurants which […]


we. are. here. our hotel is gorgeous and overlooks the lake.  but my goodness this was one of the more stressful travel experiences ever. our flight was cancelled sunday night from DC to Geneva so we were re routed into Frankfurt Monday night. We arrived in Frankfurt this morning and finally got to Geneva around […]

weekend recap

in case you are wondering…i’m still in the united states. everything was going to plan yesterday. we got on at GR flew to DC no problem. made it to our gate flight said on time. they gave us a slight delay of an hour we boarded…. and there we sat for a little over four […]

finally friday

i leave this weekend for europe and i’ve packed nothing. seriously nothing. i have bought new things and i have packed none of it. whoops. tonight we have an event for work that will most likely take up most of the evening. because it’s in muskegon. and goes until 6pm. tomorrow is marathon getting the […]

#bestself2015 week 21

Good morning! let us discuss vacation eating and vacation dieting today. who here has tried to drop a magic 10lbs before a vacation? like the week of? oh ya me…this week. sure sure i’m not the 30lbs down from christmas that i was hoping for but i have lost and maintained losing 10-13 lbs depending […]

i’d like to check you for ticks

gardening is my relatively inexpensive (except when i go seed/plant crazy) seasonal stress relief. i love that after a long day of work i can go out to my garden and create something beautiful and nutritional. this year my garden is new to me. back in byron center i had the same beds for the […]

weekend recap

what a weekend! all the chickens lived and we gained a hoppen! let me start from the beginning though. let’s start with friday. friday after work we met up with our friends brooke and jesse and had a fabulous dinner at itty bitty bar in holland. i had their summer salad which was grilled mangoes, […]

finally friday

hooray for another busy week which makes friday come faster. hooray hooray hooray. also hooray for not having a lot of weekend plans. we are going to use this as a method to get our things in order before heading to europe. yikes. it’s like almost a week away. and guess how much planning i’ve […]

mail order chickens

NOTE: sorry for my absence yesterday big girl job duty called and they keep the lights on 🙂 for those of you who have been following along the past few years you’ve known that one of the biggest disagreements in joe the dream killer and i’s marriage was backyard chickens. in byron center we fought, […]

euro trip

so for the past few weeks joe and i have been narrowing down our very first euro trip (i say first because i don’t want it to be the only!) we are heading to switzerland for a conference in geneva for 5 days and then extending on to italy! for 5 days we will be […]

weekend recap

for some reason this weekend seemed longer than memorial day weekend? not sure why. maybe because i crammed more in? (if that’s possible) friday night on my way home from work i stopped in at my uncles house who lives not far from us and chatted about garden stuff and how to work with clay […]