A Lifestyle Blog With an Expat Twist.

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    Creature Comforts

    I was talking with my sister about food (this happens a lot), and we got on the topic of what items Craig and I keep in the house as staples and indulgences. It never ceases to…

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    Home Workout Review: Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism

    The instructor for my bootcamp class is out of town, so I needed to find a way to switch up my fitness routine and stay on track. I wanted to do something that would match the…

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    New Feature + 6 Happy Sights

    Happy Monday! If you follow this blog regularly, you probably noticed there wasn’t a “Daily 8″ post this morning. As mentioned last week, I’ve decided to…

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    Fast Fashion Finds: Coated Denim

    This month’s “Fast Fashion Finds” is dedicated to my current apparel obsession: coated denim. On my wish list for the past year, I’ve found some fantastic…

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    Small Kitchen Missions: Red Velvet Mug Cakes

    I’ve never been a baker . . . although I’ve happily been a consumer of baked goods for almost 28 years. I prefer to leave everything from birthday cakes to Christmas…

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    The Daily 8

    It’s the end of another week and boy was this a busy one for Craig and I with lots of late nights working. Exciting new things…

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    The Daily 8

    As we get closer and closer to Halloween, more and more Tokyo businesses are putting up decorations and selling special Halloween-inspired items. Since Halloween wasn’t always…

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    The Daily 8

    Today is a gray, rainy day and it’s been the perfect excuse to do some planning. Changes are on the way to this blog. All good things, starting…

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    The Daily 8

    I’m pretty stoked about tonight’s dinner (“Stoked” –> Can you tell I worked at Urban Outfitters?). I found some Chipotle-inspired recipes online and tonight we dine…

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    6 Happy Sights

    I’ve learned the best experiences often occur with the least amount of advanced planning. You have an idea and just bite the bullet and go for it.…

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    The Daily 8

    Today my legs are still recovering from a great hike this weekend. It’s always a treat to get out of the city and into nature, even…

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    A Gifting Culture

    In Japan, gifts are a staple of social interaction. My cooking instructor gave me a gift of appreciation for taking her class — a small cosmetic pouch. Craig…

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    The Daily 8

    TGIF. I had another successful bootcamp class this morning and feel ready to make the most of the weekend, especially now that the rain is gone.…

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