One week in Umbria by Lauren

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The second half of our vacation was my mom, dad, and I (the help of Jane, our GPS) touring around Umbria. My friend Michele’s parents have a 2 bedroom flat rental right outside of Todi -Casa Betti- that we stayed in. It’s available for rent all year round. The village that we stayed in, English [...]

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A week’s Guide to the Amalfi Coast by Lauren

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Sorry for the delay for the follow up guide to my two weeks in Italy.  I’m actually still going through all of the photos from the trip, but have some relevant ones to post.  As I wrote about in the last post, my family and I just spent two wonderful and warm weeks in Italy.  [...]

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I’m having an Italian Bambino by Lauren

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I’m having a baby. An Italian baby. It’s about 7 lbs 5 oz and I’m carrying it around like a spare tire. I clasp onto my mid-section and am amazed with the chunky flesh that fills my hands. This is one large food baby. It’s being born from two weeks of Italian food consumption. Pizza, [...]

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Methadone by Hilary

December 5, 2010

I wrote this the day after I got back from Rome but thought I would share it even though it’s a week later. —– Day one back from Rome and everything alcoholic, white and sugary.  Ohhhh how my body misses it.  I thought for some reason that the second I arrived home from Italy my [...]

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Wine and Cheese Please

December 3, 2010

Whenever Hilary and I get together after being apart for six weeks we’re like a couple of giggling gals gossiping in a schoolyard. We laugh a lot but  also have many  serious conversations about life and love that  involve crying and hugging.  These sessions usually involve one or more  bottles of Prosecco, wine, cheese, figs, [...]

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A Roman Thanksgiving by Hilary

December 1, 2010

I know, it’s nothing you haven’t heard a million times before but for the record, I really did gain 5 pounds when visiting Rome.  I think it had something to do with the many long Italian lunches with my family.  Plates of homemade spaghetti and cream sauce topped with parmesan cheese and black pepper.  Always [...]

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A Roman Thanksgiving by Lauren

November 30, 2010

Not being able to spend Thanksgiving with my family, meant that I was in the unique position to create a new family dynamic for this holiday.  Hilary’s brother, wife and 5 yr old were spending a month in Rome so Hilary and Tim decided to go to Rome to be with them and they invited [...]

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