Basement Renovation

Two years ago, my husband and I bought a 1953 craftsman. Since then, I’ve poured all of my creative energy into remodeling and designing it. We recently refinished the basement – I interviewed and hired our Contractors, managed the budget and timeline, designed the floor plan and choose all of the appliances and furniture. This … Continue reading Basement Renovation

4 Days in Positano and Capri, Italy

My husband gifted me a trip to Italy for my birthday this year! Isn’t he the best?! We both share a deep love for the country and hadn’t been back since we were dating. It was a perfect gift. Each time Keith and I go to Italy we spend a few days with my grandparents … Continue reading 4 Days in Positano and Capri, Italy

Our Favorite Things to do When Visiting Washington D.C.

Last summer my parents moved from Kyoto, Japan to Washington D.C. Having them back in the USA has been excellent. Not only do we now get to visit with them more than once a year, but we’re also able to explore a new place: Washington D.C. Here are a few of our favorite things to … Continue reading Our Favorite Things to do When Visiting Washington D.C.

A European Honeymoon: England, Scotland, and Ireland

I’ve been putting off writing about our latest adventure for some time. Our wedding was exhausting – in the very best way – and the months following were a complete blur. Now, at midnight over a holiday break, I’ve finally found the energy to translate our wonderful experience into text – I hope you enjoy … Continue reading A European Honeymoon: England, Scotland, and Ireland

Top Things to Do in Okinawa, Japan

Sometimes you forget how many lives you’ve lived, & then one day, a co-worker tells you they’re planning an upcoming trip to Japan & all of the memories of exploring an island in the Pacific suddenly come flooding back. You remember once more how a long time ago before you were climbing the corporate ladder … Continue reading Top Things to Do in Okinawa, Japan