A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Sam and I don’t traditionally do much for Valentine’s Day. We don’t usually go out for a big meal (because restaurants hike up their rates with set menus) or buy elaborate gifts. But we do like to give it…

park by castle
Europe Travel

Travel || Bratislava Castle

When I originally booked my trip to Bratislava, one of the things I was most excited to see was Bratislava Castle. It looked like something out of a fairytale with its gleaming white walls, vibrant roof and perfect towers…

Women Who Inspire Me

Women Who Inspire Me #4: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

So here’s a brief story that a lot of Rhyme & Ribbons readers won’t know: I double majored in International Studies (with a focus on conflict and security in Latin America) and Theatre. But theatre was always the “fun”…

books and feet

Life Lately || 10 Things That Made Me Happy

Happy Friday! We all survived another week. And maybe it’s just wishful thinking, but I really do think I have noticed a difference in the amount of daylight that we’re getting. It used to be dark around 3:45pm ish…

old farm
Travel UK

Travel || Exploring the Cotswolds

I’ve been to the Cotswolds a surprising number of times. In one of my past jobs, we would take primarily American university students out on day trips from London and the Bath/Stonehenge or the Oxford trip usually involved a…

how to make a sourdough starter
Bread Recipes

Recipe || How to Make a Sourdough Starter

Like every other millennial, I’m obsessed with sourdough bread. I could probably sit down and mindlessly eat an entire loaf (and really enjoy doing so). I’ve made lots of bread before, but I’ve never made my own sourdough, mostly…

frozen ground and purple wellie boots

100 Simple Pleasures in Life

Happy Monday everyone! I thought I’d get the week started off on a positive foot by embracing all the simple, wonderful things that can make life really, really good.  In my ever on-going battle to live life more slowly…

michaels gate inside
Europe Travel

Travel || 10 Things to Do in Bratislava

Bratislava is steeped in history and there’s so much to see and do. This list barely skims the surface!  And in fact, it was quite difficult to narrow the list down to only 10! As I wrote in my…