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    Family Photos at Malahide Castle in the Cold

    When we were home, my friend Naomi offered to take a few family photos for us. I so wish Naomi had been around for more of Maya’s little life – these are some of the…

    December 8, 2016
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    Well and Truly Irish – I’m an Irish Citizen!

    I applied for my citizenship last summer and finally got to receive my naturalization certificate when we were in Ireland last week! We had originally planned to go to Ireland for Christmas this year, but…

    December 6, 2016
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    Video / Missing Springtime in Dublin

    My friend Nora made this lovely video of seven things to do in Dublin in the springtime. It’s egging on my Dublin homesickness this week, although it’s probably compounded by all the (flood-inducing) rain…

    April 22, 2016
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    Best of Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day from muggy Houston! It’s so strange not to be in Ireland on Paddy’s Day for the first time in seven years. Not that we’d usually get up to anything special,…

    March 17, 2016
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    Another Nursery Nook Look

    Maya’s nursery is slowly coming together. We started with an empty room and a five day old baby back in October, so the fact that there’s art on the walls and it’s feeling more cosy…

    March 11, 2016
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    Dublin Daydreams / Spots I’m Missing

    This post is sponsored by, All opinions are my own. A year ago I put together a little itinerary on showcasing Dublin for first-timers and it’s a great place to start your Dublin daydreams. You…

    March 7, 2016
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    Names Jewellery by the Irish Design Shop

    The Irish Design Shop has long been one of my favourite places to shop in Dublin, especially for birthday and Christmas gifts. For my 30th birthday, I even asked Michael to go in and…

    January 12, 2016
  • Missing a Dublin Cosy Christmas

    The Powerscourt Centre in Dublin, last year at Christmastime Surprisingly, I didn’t miss Dublin until last week. It’s been a busy few months getting used to being a family of three and trying to…

    December 23, 2015
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    Street Roundels

    Last Friday, I went with a friend to The Menil Collection here in Houston, a rather large contemporary art gallery built and curated through the extensive collection of the de Menil family. One of…

    September 21, 2015