Beauty Routines to Beat the Carribbean Heat

I never thought I would say this, because it goes against years of what the beauty world told me to be true, but the answer to fighting frizz, keeping my sensitive skin in check and fighting off new germs comes in the form of…. Oils. Essential Oils –  I am not a rep selling oils, […]

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Valentines and a Few Others…

Valentine’s Day is not a Colombian holiday.  For once, we were celebrating and no one else was.  Actually, the school let the kids wear red or pink (instead of the white uniform) and had little parties.  Here is a little recap of our day: Started out with chocolate chip and sprinkle pancakes…. Some beautiful flowers […]

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Food: Part Dos

We have been here long enough to come across some new foods that we can’t live without. Coco Rice – it’s everywhere and when it’s good, it’s really good! There are 2 options, Blanco y Negro, both are amazing. Tropical Fruit – this is my husband’s category, and he may never be the same.  Pitahiya, […]

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A Very Important Reason

One of the many reasons I was excited to move overseas was the ability to spend some time volunteering.   I knew there would be many opportunities and it didn’t take long to find one that meant something to me.  Last weekend I tagged along with the amazing women of Cartagena Paws, who help rescue street animals, get […]

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10 More Interesting Things…

 All little girls are called Princessa’s. Colombians love to push the up AND down button when calling an elevator (Mo’s biggest pet peeve).  Then when the doors open, they ask if you are going up or down?!? You never have to flag down a cab, they honk at you as they drive by to see […]

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Our New Backyard

For the last month of so, we have making a point to hit the beach every weekend.  Being mostly settled at home, we are spending our time exactly how we please, playing in the warm waves and trying out some new water sports.  Last weekend, some friends brought out their stand up paddle boards and […]

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Growing Up Expat: Raising an Extreme Extrovert

If I were to test Logan on the Myers-Briggs scale, I have no doubt that he would tip the charts as an extreme Extrovert.  He needs people like I need quiet time, they give him energy and make him happy.  This was especially obvious when we took him out of his social network at home […]

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