Joseph and I safely made it to Texas! Our cat, Leonardo, even made it too, though I found out once people notice you’re taking a cat on a trans-Atlantic flight, they get very rude. But thankfully, he was great on the flight and is now happily settled into a hotel room. Here are a few last photos from Italy. Italy is very, very dog-friendly! There were about five constantly hanging around the lobby of our hotel. Their owners took them home for lunch and naptime and then brought them back until reception closed at 4 PM. Great red mailbox! I feel like every fifth street in Italy is “via Dante.” I spotted these two houses on a walk around town. Such interesting designs! I especially love the second one; you can’t see it here but on the other side is a beautiful spiral staircase. This is probably going to sound…

This is what my house looks like with my belongings packed up in my front yard. Why? I’m moving! Joseph and I are moving back home to Texas at the end of this week. We’ve been in Italy for over three years and are ready to get back to the…

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This banana bread is simple, deep, and rich. Maybe I’m biased because this is one of the very first things I ever cooked all by myself, but I love it. I’m pretty sure this recipe originates from my brother’s middle school home-ec class. Yes, really. This is the horrible thing…

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