Take me out to the ball game


While we were in Chicago in June, JC got us tickets to the Pirates vs. Cubs game. Although I can’t say for sure, I think it was my first time to Wrigley, even though I lived in the northern suburbs for the first 15 years of my life. Upon waking, we got Jack dressed in the Pirates jersey that JC got him from Fanatics, and […]

A quick trip to the Stationery Show


Last week I was away from Jack for the first (extended period of) time and took a quick whirlwind trip to NY for the National Stationery Show. I arrived at midnight on Monday and spent Tuesday on the show floor after a seminar in the morning. It was my first time both attending and showing – American Crafts had a booth. It was such a […]

Paper Tales San Diego

Paper Tales | Amy Tangerine

The last time I was in San Diego teaching, I was pregnant. Very pregnant, if there is such a thing. You can see evidence of that in this post. Other than that, the classes were much the same – great people, good times, in a completely creative setting. If you are a fan of paper and are in San Diego, I highly recommend a visit […]

Jack does Vegas right


Vegas may not seem like the ideal place to take a 4 and half month old for their second trip on a plane, but because Aunty Cindy was there for a Physical Therapy conference last month, it was a must do for us. Cindy has been in Chicago since the beginning of January doing a clinical/internship so it’s the longest she had gone without seeing […]

Our trip to South Africa

Over a year ago we traveled to South Africa so I could teach over 600 delegates at an amazing event. Several months later I made this video and I am finally sharing it here now. It captures mostly the safari and our visit to Cape Town and was truly a trip of a lifetime. If you’re interested in taking a trip there, I cannot recommend […]

10 Amazing Memories and Tips from a Year Traveling the World | Guest Post by Beth Meyer

Beth Meyer | via Amy Tangerine

As I take a mini maternity leave after having my baby boy on September 18th, I have a series of talented friends/guest posters who agreed to fill in here throughout the this month. I will try to pop in with random posts here and there, but we are just trying to squeeze out every bit of goodness of family time right now. Enjoy! ******************************************************** Traveling […]

Babymoon part 1 | Thailand

food at the Amanpuri

With the baby due in just 4 days and being homebound since August, I’ve been daydreaming about our July babymoon and realized I never posted the photos. We spent 6 of the 10 nights in Thailand. Our first stop was Bangkok. It was my 3rd time there and JC’s first. The other two times I had been, I stayed in hotels on the river, most […]


bar fanny

One of the random things I do when I travel is take photos of funny signs. Since I am under doctor’s instructions to stay within an hour radius of the hospital until the baby is due, it seems like a good time to play catch up and reflect back on recent travels. When we were in Barcelona in May, I snapped these on my iPhone.Half […]

Babymoon book


If you’re popping over from Ali Edwards’ blog, welcome! Now that I am back from the babymoon (a vacation taken by soon-to-be-parents to try and relax a bit before the baby arrives – similar to the idea of a honeymoon for newlyweds), I can theoretically finish up the book I started, which you can read about & see here. But with work and the new […]

W Hotel Barcelona


Sigh. I have to say that I loved staying at this hotel. We spotted it and admired it on our first trip to Barcelona back in 2010. At that time we also visited Sagrada Familia and I made a note saying that we hoped to be back before the completion in 2030. We made good on that promise a couple months ago. Just looking at […]