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Put the Camera Down

June 8, 2016

… It was the most perfect spring day in a little town outside of Milan… Christian had ventured off to find an ATM machine as I walked into the cutest, most colorful gelato shop. It was a quiet, slow day in Italy – a Sunday – and I was the only customer in the shop. The owner, a middle-aged man wearing a white apron, offered me a kind smile as I held up my hands to make the international sign…

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Paris 3/5: The Louvre

July 22, 2015

Is it acceptable to do a Paris recap when the actual Paris trip happened more than 3 months ago? Oops! How in the world did that much time fly by already?! It occurred to me the other day that I still have three more Paris recaps to share in this space, and the truth is – when I think back on our time there it feels like a dream. I journaled so much while we were there (and yes, went…

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Paris 2/5: Around Town.

May 7, 2015

Oh, guys. Christian and I are missing Paris so, so much! In the weeks we’ve been back, I think about every three days one of us will say, “I miss Paris” in a really whiny and pathetic tone haha 😉 It was the absolute best trip together, and the most beautiful, magical place. The month leading up to our trip, I began to reach out to others who had already traveled there in hopes of getting some suggestions for our…

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A Simply Grey Coffee Tour: Three

April 24, 2015

If there’s one perfect place to really “café it,” I would have to say that it would be Paris. (So all of you coffee and café lovers need to get on over there, okay?) My goodness, I never knew my love of cafés, or espresso for that matter, or croissants for that matter, or sugar cubes for that matter, or cute little café tables for that matter, or EVERYTHING THAT IS COFFEE AND PARIS for that matter – until I was…

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In Paris, the Sun Wears a Flower Crown. (A Grateful Heart)

April 20, 2015

We’d heard we would hardly see her, that she wouldn’t be making much of an appearance this time of year, so I did fist pumps into the dark room the night before we left as the weather stated otherwise. Blue skies and sunshine was predicted for our few days in Paris and she most definitely made an appearance… warming our bodies, encouraging us to (gladly) shed all of our layers, forcing us to squint our eyes as she shined her…

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