Eight trips to The Pioneer Woman Mercantile and we finally met the star of Pawhuska

Pawhuska, Oklahoma, has been home to several famous people. An Academy Award-winning actor, world-renowned bronze sculptors, and The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond, herself, have all called Pawhuska home. Still, none of these people may be as big a star as local legend Mr. John Reber. We met Mr. Reber for the first time earlier this […]

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Tips for your visit to Prosecco Road - #4 Savor the Italian food.

Tips for your visit to Prosecco Road: #4 Savor the food

When we were in Italy this summer tasting the bubbly wines along Prosecco Road, it was easy to be laser focused on the next wine tasting. However, to go to the Prosecco region and only concentrate on the wine would be a shame. That’s because Valdobbiadene had some of the most delectable food we had […]

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Tips for your visit to Prosecco Road #3 – Get to know your wine

A slow journey along the Prosecco Road allows you really get to know the wine you are drinking in a way not found in other parts of Italy. Because it doesn’t have the masses of tourists found elsewhere in the country, visitors to the Prosecco region can really immerse themselves and bask in warm Italian […]

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Tips for your visit to Prosecco Road in Valdobbiadene, Italy. #2 - stay at an agritourismo

Tips for your visit to Prosecco Road – #2 Stay at an agriturismo

If you’re wondering what an agriturismo is, don’t worry. You’re in good company. I had no idea the word even existed before our trip to Italy this summer. In fact, it wasn’t until I stayed in one that I gained a good understanding of what they are and how they can take your Italian vacation […]

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Tips for your visit to Prosecco Road in Valdobbiadene, Italy.

Tips for your visit to Prosecco Road – #1 Hire a driver and local guide

If you like Prosecco wine, you’ll love Valdobbiadene. I promise you will. Our visit there this summer was one of our favorite and most memorable stops on our tour through Italy. We’ve wrestled for weeks about how to write about such an extraordinary experience and yesterday, decided one blog post was just not going to […]

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7th anniversary traditional wedding gift-2

Celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary with a traditional gift

Earlier this week, we celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. Yes, seven years ago, we were up before the sun getting ready for our 10:30 a.m. wedding ceremony at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. We wanted a short engagement (about two months), and  there weren’t many venues available for late afternoon or evening events with […]

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Outside our new house in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

A glimpse inside our new house (and life) in Pawhuska, Oklahoma

It was two weeks ago yesterday that we moved into our new house in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, and we are so excited to be here! We spent much of the first week unpacking, getting utilities hooked up, and just finding our way around town. We brought a U-Haul full of stuff from Nebraska and are trying […]

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Ballet in Pawhuska

A year after our first visit, we’re going home to Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Just more than a year after I quit my job as a middle school principal, we’ve made another big life choice. We bought a house in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. (No, we’re not having a mid-life crisis, thanks for asking.) Regular readers of this blog know that we have absolutely fallen in love with Pawhuska (pop. 3,477 […]

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Podere Della Bruciata wine tasting, Montepulciano, Italy

A unique wine tasting in the woods and our stay near Montepulciano, Italy

When we went wine tasting in Tuscany (can I just interject that I’ve dreamt about saying those words for quite some time) I had no idea what to expect from our visit to the town of Montepulciano, other than we would likely be tasting Vino Nobile, the typical wine of the region. Made largely from […]

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