Best Blog Platform
My Story

Selecting The Best Blog Platform

Hello, my dear readers! How I missed you so! In a moment I’ll discuss my experience with blog platforms Blogger, Squarespace, and WordPress, but first, here’s a little catch-up from the last few months…     We have entered our third year of living…

August 24, 2016
Little Free Library
Literature

Little Free Library

When I first moved back to the US in 2014, I stopped by my local hardware store to have a piece of wood cut. While waiting in line, the man next to me was giddy about his latest project and eager to chat. He was…

June 3, 2016
American and British University Admissions
Living In England My Story

American vs British Universities

  As my oldest kiddo nears the university selection process, college admissions are on my mind. My dear English friend {Linda} and I had a fascinating conversation about the differences between our university systems. Here are a few of our general observations… The School Years…

April 22, 2016
Writing at Kitchen Table
My Story

What It Feels Like To Write A Book

So I confess I’ve been up to something every day since July 1, 2015. I’m writing a book. That sounds completely quixotic, which is why I’ve kept it a secret for so long. I feel like I’m admitting to chasing unicorns. More than a…

April 9, 2016
Tulips in Holland
My Story

Where Did The Happy Camper Studio Blog Go?

Hello, my dear readers! Well, much has been going on behind the scenes here. Because my UK blog, Happy Homemaker UK, still receives a thousand hits weekly, I decided to fold my UK blog into my US blog and have them live happily together under…

March 31, 2016
5 Tips For A Fabulous Book Club
Literature

5 Tips for a Fabulous Book Club

As an English major in college, books always have been a part of my life. Well, that’s not totally true – I didn’t know reading could be enjoyable until a friend introduced me to books by Jackie Collins in high school. So whether it’s the Harry Potter series or airplane books that…

December 12, 2015
Picnic at St Clement Vineyard
California: To Do + See

A Weekend In Napa Valley

I love it when people visit because it forces me to be a tourist again. For a recent girls weekend, I visited Napa Valley located approximately 1.5 hours north of San Francisco. Luckily we hit the vineyards at their peak of fall color just a few weeks ago. The color of the vineyards…

December 4, 2015