Christmas time in Germany and France

German Christmas Market Magical. Cold. Festive. Charming. Quaint. Beautiful. Warm-cider-wine-that-warms-your-soul....more

Thanksgiving Table ideas

Thanksgiving is next month! Is anyone else as excited as I am? This year will be my first year ever hosting Thanksgiving. It'll be a small group, but people I absolutely adore and I want to make it special. I think Thanksgiving is a holiday that deserves special attention to detail. I think that if you are hosting dinner at your house you should set the table and have a center piece and set a mood. The whole shabang. Holidays are about memories and a huge party of those memories is the ambience. Ambience helps create emotions and feelings....more

Festival Fun in Germany

[caption id="attachment_640" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Town center"][/caption] What a beautiful day in Germany today. The sun was out, the air was cool and my town was hosting it’s own Oktoberfest this weekend....more

Freedom of speech VS. Freedom of Religion

I have a question.  A very serious question I want everyone to think about. Terry Jones is insulting to Muslims the world over.  And also to Christians and Americans and most people actually.  He is planning to burn the Quran and all over his church has billboards that say "Islam is the Devil".  But according to our first amendment he has the freedom of speech.  So even if we don't agree with it, it's his right in our country.  Right? Ok. It also says in our first amendment Congress shall make no law respecting an establis...more