Saying goodbye to my niece and nephew was one of the hardest things I had to do when I decided to move to Australia. I’m fortunate that I get to see them a few times a year and was over the moon when they visited Sydney in March. Today I was looking back at photos from their trip and I found ...continue reading →
About ElsjaI am a native California girl who followed my heart across the Pacific to be with my pilot boyfriend (now my husband) in Sydney, Australia.
My friend Jen recently wrote a blog how she’s been going through a bit of a rough patch lately. Sometimes life throws stuff at us that we just have to deal with, accept and learn from. Right now- that’s what she’s doing. Not only is she keeping her chin up, she’s trying to do so with a smile. She recently read ...continue reading →
Give me the choice… cheese or chocolate… I’ll choose cheese any day of the week. In fact, there are an alarmingly high number of cheese based recipes floating around on my “Yum” Pinterest board. So many so that many moons ago I decided I just had to try one (I just never got around to blogging about it until now). I ...continue reading →
My sister and her kids visited Australia for the first time this past week. We had 7 people staying in our tiny apartment but it was wonderful to have them here and to have the opportunity to show them around my home and my life. Of course I was devastated to see them go. I basically sat on my couch all ...continue reading →
It’s been awhile since I’ve written a silver linings blog. If you aren’t familiar with these click here. I probably haven’t spent as much time thinking about good things lately as I should be and so tonight I’m forcing myself to sit down and write. 1. To start off my silver linings list I have something very relevant. I finished The Silver ...continue reading →
People who know me well will know I’m a sucker for anything related to organising and planning. One of my favourite things about going back to school was the shopping. No, not just shopping for clothes, I also got excited to shop for school supplies. Pens, stationery, notebooks, binders, folders to put in the binders, calendars and more. Even remembering the ...continue reading →
I almost don’t want to share this secret, but considering it’s all over the internet anyway I figure it’s not really my secret to keep. So here it goes. Did you know you can make potato chips in the microwave? I shit you not, proper chips straight out of the microwave. Since moving to Australia I’ve cut back on my chip ...continue reading →
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- Challenge Accepted- 15 Things, #1 May 17, 2013
- Gnocchi Mac & Cheese April 2, 2013
- The Perks of Moving to Australia March 22, 2013
- Silver Linings – March 7 2013 March 7, 2013
- Australia Post Sucks December 17, 2008
- My Dreams Have Come True August 9, 2009
- America vs. Australia October 1, 2008
- Date Day August 23, 2006
- Australia Post Sucks- part 2 May 27, 2010
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- Jen: Yay so happy they were out!! Who will be next???!...