I realized that I never mentioned Thanksgiving on here! We had a big family gathering, the first holiday that has combined our two. It was in Knoxville-ish land, and, coming from flat Chicago, I do get jealous of places with...views. Any views at all. I also get jealous of my parents when they stay at hotels that employ llamas as lawnmowers.

Aw, parents!

This was the breakfast view. We know how to start our days.


 I rang it 2013 with a group of gorgeous human beings -- Stacy had her annual glitter extravaganza, complete with the requisite 2 inches of confetti and sparkles covering the floor by the time the evening had wound down. And no NYE celebration would be complete without the a selection of terribly-lit iPhone photos.

Happy new YEA from Brittany at The Plaid Owl

A Vida Portuguesa

I wanted one new blog post in 2017, with the promise to myself to document my travels in the new year, before I completely forget the a...