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IKEA Runnen Patio Tile Redo

We have been eyeing these wood patio tiles at Ikea ever since moving into our house. In case you missed it, our entire backyard is paved over. Like a big beautiful parking lot.     We never took the plunge, because after doing the math, the tiles just weren’t in our budget. Fast forward to […]


Traveling to Hawaii Part 3: Must See Spots on Oahu

Oh my god, FINALLY! We are to the post you have probably been waiting for this whole time! Unless you are really into food or what to pack when you vacation. Which, you should be, but we understand if this is the most exciting part. So, without further ado…can you believe we originally thought this […]


Traveling to Hawaii Part Two: Our Favorite Places (to Eat)

Well, this started out as a post of all of our favorite spots on Oahu, and then we realized things were getting out of hand. What can we say? We like food. So, here is a list of our favorite places to munch on Oahu. For our favorite non-food spots, keep your eye peeled for […]


Traveling to Oahu, Hawaii Part One: What to Pack, What To Leave at Home, and How to Not be an Ass-hole

Since mom’s partner, Kurt, is from Oahu, and his family still resides there, we have had the unique opportunity to experience Hawaii both as tourists and locals. We have travelled to Hawaii at least once a year, for the past 6 years, so we have gotten to know it fairly well. Hopefully this guide can […]


Quick and Easy Pickled Jalapeños

I had a handful of jalapeños sitting in my fridge from our concrete garden, but have been too busy lately to use them all in my cooking. *This post contains affiliate links*   I love getting pickled jalapeños on sandwiches or pizza, so I figured that would be a great way to use them up, as well […]


Geneva is for Rich People.

We are just going to put this out there right now. Geneva is not for budget travelers.   The reason we chose to visit Geneva was because Mom’s brother works at CERN, and lives in nearby Saint-Genis-Pouilly. Since we had a free place to lay our heads, and got to visit family, it was a […]


Gardening on Concrete : DIY Raised Cinderblock Beds

When we were shopping for a home, I had grand dreams of the quaint, lush garden I would soon be tending to. In reality, what I got was a sea of hot concrete. I have looked into ways to break up the concrete, all of which are either expensive or back-breaking. Due to my lack […]


Pine Street Market Review: Portland, OR

Pine Street Market  126 SW 2nd Ave. Portland, OR 97204 The market is open everyday from 6am-11pm. *You may want to check with tenants for their individual open hours during that time.       We happened to be in town during opening weekend of the new Pine Street Market in downtown Portland, OR. The market […]

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Tivoli Gardens : A Must See in Copenhagen, Denmark

As we mentioned in our Copenhagen post, Tivoli Gardens is the 2nd oldest theme park in the world. It’s enchanting atmosphere served as an inspiration for Walt Disney’s parks. Located in the center of Copenhagen, it is easy to get to and open late. Music to our ears.   Entrance Fee We LOVE how Tivoli does […]

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The Travel Cats Take on Europe: Copenhagen, Denmark on a Budget

After 11 hours of non-stop flight, we arrived in Copenhagen! Land of bicycles, pastries, and hygge!     Hotel Nebo We stayed at Hotel Nebo, which is located directly across the street from the central train station, right on the edge of Indre By (the Inner City). Indre By is the historical center of the […]