Church of St. Martin in Čerín

On the top of a hill overlooking the peaceful village of Cerin (Čerín) in Slovakia sits a quiet church with a gothic history. Cerin is located 12 miles from the edge of Banska Bystrica (Banská Bystrica) in central Slovakia. (Google map directions from Banska Bystrica to Cerin). We toured the perimeter of the church, and the entrance to St.Continue reading

I will forever love wearing hand-me-downs from my family.  Especially the vintage items.  Although, I’m sure my mom doesn’t appreciate that her High School graduation dress is considered vintage.  But that just means I’m getting old, too.  So we’ll accept that, and step into our wise, womanhood with grace and beauty, and the perfect amountContinue reading

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How do you eat healthy at home when you don’t have a kitchen to cook in? Just like making a craft meal, the chef in you needs to channel your creative side! Whether you’re living in a hotel due to work, or living in a kitchen-less dorm or studio, you can still cook health-conscious meals at yourContinue reading

I’m a fan of wallpaper.  For just the right places and spaces.  Patterns and color are important to contemplate when designing a room.  Not only should you consider whether you think something is ‘cool’ or beautiful, but it’s smart to think about how you want to feel in the room you’re papering, and what youContinue reading

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Time to venture out of the city. In the wintertime, nature may be at rest, but not in the Slovakian mountains. We hiked to one of the highest waterfalls (a 23 meter shower) in Slovakia, located in the center of the country near Hrinova (Hriňová). Waterfall Bystre (Vodopád Bystré) is a treasure hidden within the ancient extinct volcano Pol’ana.Continue reading

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We recently spent 24 hours in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. If you’re planning on making a stop in this Eastern European metro, see how we spent our 24 hours to get a taste of the city. PRECONCEIVED NOTION You can’t always believe what you hear. Before we arrived in Bratislava, I read how theContinue reading