A Scottish Wedding

Scottish Wedding

There are pros and cons of having family live abroad. While you have a beautiful destination to visit, you often miss out on family gatherings. In the three years since our last trip to Scotland we’ve missed countless holidays and a beautiful wedding. Therefore, when another wedding landed on a week we were free we knew we had to be in attendance.

Scottish Wedding

Our stay in Scotland was brief, but we were able to pack a lot in! We began our stay in Edinburgh and embarked on a road trip to the wedding festivities in Crieff. Along the way we made stops at the Kelpies, Falkirk Wheel, and the battle grounds of Bannockburn.

Scottish Wedding

Scottish Wedding

Scottish Wedding

While the Scottish countryside is breathtaking, my favorite part about our stay was being surrounded by so many of Ian’s relatives. Weddings have a special way of brining all of your loved ones together and I was thankful to meet everyone. The wedding also offered opportunities to get in touch with Scottish traditions as we learned ceilidh dances, listened to bagpipers, and ate haggis balls.

Scottish Wedding

Scottish Wedding

Scottish Wedding

Before we knew it we were packing up our bags. My Dad always said it’s best to leave when you are having fun, but a part of me wished we could have extended our stay a few more days. Alas, a new adventure was calling us and we had to make our way to the airport to fly to our next destination – Copenhagen!

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June 25, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Strawberry Champagne Ice Cubes

Strawberry Champagne Ice Cubes

It’s that time of year where I want to start my day off with coffee on the patio and end it with a refreshing drink in hand. The window for patio season is fairly short in Wisconsin, so I try to squeeze in as much time outside as I can. Clearly, I’m not alone in this desire as outdoor patios and rooftop bars have begun to open their doors for the summer. While I enjoy hanging out at these locations, some nights I crave something more low-key. For those occasions, these strawberry champagne ice cubes can elevate a simple glass of champagne into a signature summer drink.

Strawberry Champagne Ice Cubes

I fell in love with these strawberry champagne ice cubes for two reasons. First, they are practical. They keep my drink cool, without watering it down, even on a warm evening. They also add a pop of color and an element of fun to a classic glass of champagne. Whether you are sipping on a glass alone or hosting a party, these strawberry champagne ice cubes need to make their way into your freezer this season!

Strawberry Champagne Ice Cubes

Strawberry Champagne Ice Cubes

Ingredients:

  • 5 Strawberries
  • Champagne

Directions:

  • Wash and dry the strawberries before slicing them into small pieces
  • Place three strawberry pieces into each ice cube tray and fill with champange
  • Place ice cube tray in freezer overnight to solidify before use

June 11, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Month in Review: May, 2018


Month in Review: May, 2018

I have a feeling when I look back on 2018, May will be my favorite month. Every weekend was filled with gatherings with friends and family – and my sister and I snuck in a quick trip to New York City. See what I mean?! This month is going to be hard to top.

I kicked off the month in the best way possible – a family party! My cousin is tying the knot this summer and everyone got together for her bridal shower. While I don’t have shortage of cousins, this was one of the few bridal showers I’ve attended. So I was surprised when my team came in second for the popular toilet paper dress competition. (Clearly, I had low expectations seeing as I was proud of second place!) Once the party wrapped up I was off to spend the night at Ian’s grandma’s house to enjoy time with his family before the weekend was over.

Month in Review: May, 2018

Month in Review: May, 2018

Not soon after our return to Milwaukee, I was pulling my bag back out and packing for New York. My sister and I had played around with the idea of booking a trip to NYC together and finally took the plunge! We battled with rain the entire trip, but we made the most of this time together and came home with the best memories.

Month in Review: May, 2018

Month in Review: May, 2018

After some time to recuperate we were back in celebration mode for Memorial Day weekend. Ian and I took advantage of the beautiful weather and spent most of our time outdoors. Surprisingly, after long afternoons walking along the lakeshore, grilling out, and playing tennis neither of us got a tan. Oh well! It was still a wonderful weekend and we were thankful to catch up with good friends and meet my sister’s new puppy, Poppy!

Month in Review: May, 2018

Month in Review: May, 2018

Month in Review: May, 2018

Want to see what else we got up to in the month of May? Watch the short video below!

June 4, 2018 at 2:00 AM

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