Sweet & Tangy Homemade BBQ Sauce

July 4th is an American holiday that can sometimes get a little lost in this expat life we live. There probably aren’t any fireworks for sale this time of year. There are no Old Navy flag shirts being worn by every other person you see, reminding you to be patriotic. You probably never see an … Read more…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Trimming the Tree with Small Children

Thanksgiving has come and gone; our bellies are full and our joy is abundant.  With the entrance of snow and freezing temps (not for us but maybe for you) comes the magical time of the year known as Christmas.  Expectations are high for both children and adults.  It is a special time overflowing with family traditions … Read more…

Oversized Turkey Troubles and a New Thanksgiving Tradition (With a Free Printable!)

We’d been living in Asia nearly a year when we celebrated our first family Thanksgiving here. We were hosting some other expats in our home and I wanted it to be special for us and them. We’d planned ahead and ordered an incredibly high priced turkey from a local import store. I was excited. Until … Read more…