My Big Fat German Wedding: The Reception

My Big Fat German Wedding: The Reception. This June we are celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary. My husband and I got married in Bavaria, Germany. It was an amazing wedding and was both a destination wedding and a traditional at-home wedding. This post was first published a few yrs ago but I’m reposting it before … Read more

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Oktoberfest Tips to have You Wiesn Like a Local

186 Oktoberfests! I haven’t been 186 times but I have been nearly 18 times over a 12 year period. The following post gives some Oktoberfest tips to have you Wiesn like a local!! Oktoberfest 2019 will mark the 186th celebration since 1810. Marrying a Bavarian quickly taught me the depth of which some Bayern truly … Read more

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The Magic of Christmas Markets

Every year at this time, we enjoy stepping back to a time and place where my German husband and I first met, a Christmas Market! My husband and I enjoyed strolling markets in Germany, sipping our Glühwein and enjoying the trinkets being sold in open-air stalls, and have since enjoyed experiencing the nuanced and different perspectives of … Read more

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You Know You are Married to a GERMAN When

You Know You are Married to a German When: 1) You‘ve had many serious discussions and arguments about bread: Apparently, bread is so healthy; it’s enough to sustain life for children and adults. It’s practically all one needs to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. However, not just any bread will suffice; it must be … Read more

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10 Dates to Celebrate 10 Years of Marriage

In this guest post,Catherine Richards, shares her 10 wonderfully themed dating ideas to celebrate 10 years of marriage: Our 10th wedding anniversary came when I was an exhausted mommy of a spirited 2.5 year old and a baby who would turn 1 the day before we celebrated 10 years together. My children are the fulfillment … Read more

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Why & How Diner en Blanc Dallas 2017?

What is Le Dîner en Blanc, DEB? When I told one of my dearest French girlfriends, Aurelie, that I was going to Dîner en Blanc in Dallas, she replied “Oh là là, how did you get invited to this special secret, élégant, mystérieux, and chic événement? In Paris, this annual event has been at special … Read more

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Top 15 What to Do Valentine’s Week in Dallas

What are your Valentine’s Day plans? I love romantic dinners and nice evenings out on the town, but what about doing something a little more adventurous and different this Valentine’s? Love is meant to be an adventure so be adventurous. Here are my top 15 things to do in Dallas for Valentine’s. This is a … Read more

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Cheese Fondue Recipe

It’s a wisemommies’s tradition to do fondue for New Year’s Eve. Stemming from a European tradition, where many have Raclette or Fondue for New Year’s Eve, we thought to also fondue into the new year, every year. Click here for that post!  How to make cheese fondue? The following recipe is also what the restaurants … Read more

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My Big Fat German Wedding

This month, June, and year, 2016, I celebrated my ten year wedding anniversary. My husband and I got married in Bavaria, Germany. It was an amazing wedding! How do German wedding traditions compare to American wedding traditions? My Big Fat German Wedding The Rings 1) Germans don’t wear diamond wedding rings. While Americans do their hugely … Read more

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What does St. Patrick’s Day Mean to You?

What does St. Patrick’s Day Mean to You? I have a deep deep love for Ireland that will forever be a part of my past, present and future. My time living abroad in Ireland changed the path of my life forever, the person I am today, even the way I mother my children and live … Read more

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