Recipe Roundup: Winter 2017

Recipe Roundup: Winter 2017

As you might recall, one of my 2017 resolutions was to cook more. I’ve been hard at work on that resolution so far, and I thought it would be fun to share some of what we’ve been eating this winter (not always the healthiest but hey, what is life if you don’t enjoy yourself?). Want an easy way to see most of these recipes? Follow our Pinterest boards! (It’s also a handy way to make sure you don’t miss a…

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Visiting the Computerspielemuseum in Berlin

Visiting the Computerspielemuseum in Berlin

Sometimes, we like to go on adventures that are a little closer to home. As much as we love travel, it can be nice to explore where you live. A few weeks ago, we battled the January blues by walking over the Computerspielemuseum (yup, a computer game museum) in Friedrichshain, Berlin. It was about an hour long walk away from our home, but it was so much fun and the perfect way to get out of the house without leaving…

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Prague, in Photos

Prague, in Photos

We know we’ve been really text heavy recently. Lots of adulting and advice and budgeting and numbers. It’s been a pretty rough few weeks, and we’re both feeling a little worn out. So what do we do when we’re tired? Look at old photos, of course! This week, we’re taking it back to last Easter, when we traveled to Prague for four days. It is truly a magical city. Enjoy! (Want to see more photos? Check out and follow our…

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Perfecting Your Budget: Part 2

Perfecting Your Budget: Part 2

Hello, dear readers. It’s me, Colin, back again to talk about budgeting. If you haven’t yet, check out my previous post on how and why you should be budgeting. This post is all about how to take your budgeting to the next level and become a guru. Remember, you own your money, not the other way around. And your cats own you. Let’s get to it. Software When I was researching budgeting software last year, the major contenders were Mint…

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Starting a Budget: Why and How

Starting a Budget: Why and How

Hi faithful readers! Welcome back, it’s Colin, here to talk some of the boring but hashtag Adulting stuff. Budgets. I’m not trying to lecture here, just inform. It’s taken us a while to figure out a system that works for us, so I thought it might be nice to pass along that information. I didn’t have a budget for a few years after college. I didn’t think I needed one. I was in the lucky position of having a well-paying…

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2017: Resolutions and Plans

2017: Resolutions and Plans

Hello lovely readers, and welcome to 2017! It’s Katarina here, and I want to talk about a few of my favorite things: goals and plans. If you know me or my family (well, one half of it), you know that lists and planning reign supreme. More than one panicking moment has been resolved by the creation of a list, and Colin has been known to calm me down by suggesting we start a list when I get overwhelmed. What can…

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Best of 2016

Best of 2016

Hello all, and welcome to our last post of 2016! Despite it being a true dumpster fire of a year on the global level, we actually had a pretty excellent year on the personal one! Since most of what we did was travel, here are some of the stand out experiences of 2016, complete with lots of pictures! Best New Food – Sweet Hands down, this one goes to the trdelnik. A soft pastry wrapped around a stick and rotated…

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How to Win at German Christmas Markets

How to Win at German Christmas Markets

It’s late November, and here in Germany that means Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmarkt or Christkindlmarkt) are just around the corner! If you’re ever in Germany in December, or just want to live vicariously through us, here is our guide to getting the most out of the season. What to expect If you’ve never been to a Christmas market, know this: they are the epitome of Christmas cheer. Typically setup in a square or along a major street, the street market is made…

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Running Through Paris Disney

Running Through Paris Disney

In September of this year, Colin and I joined my sister Jennifer to join in our first ever runDisney event – a 5K through the Disneyland Paris parks. We were also there as moral support, cheering on my sister as she ran the half marathon the next day (she’s running ANOTHER one today – go Jenny!). I am not, by any means, a runner. In junior high and high school, I only got through the mile runs by wearing two…

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The Great Cheddar Taste Off

The Great Cheddar Taste Off

One of the things we missed most after moving to Berlin was a true Wisconsin staple: sharp cheddar cheese. Many of the cheeses here are soft and mild, like gouda, camembert, and butterkäse. So we set ourselves a challenge to find the best sharp cheddar. We collected cheeses from various grocery and specialty stores, and invited over our friends Rachel and David for a blind taste test. Here were the contenders: Cathedral City. One of the most popular cheese brand in…

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