The Berger Bungalow

Focus more on relaxation by saving time on necessary tasks
Posted on:11.21.2017

This post was sponsored by Look Beyond as part of an Influence Central campaign and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Chores. I really don't like them. Unfortunately, they are necessary in order to keep our house running, so you just have to suck it up and deal with it. The funny thing about chores is that while you are doing them (let's take laundry for an example), you are so bored and want to be doing anything else but folding that load (or ten loads) of laundry, but once it is done, you feel like superwoman - you accomplished so much and now you are able to finally relax. As much as I hate doing them in the moment, I always feel so proud once they are done and I am actually able to relax instead of having those chores hanging over my head. That feeling of total relaxation is what pushes me to get everything done and it usually works! Thankfully, I have a few tips that I always follow to make sure that I get my chores done as fast as possible.
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Kouzina Christos: A Fun Greek Eatery in Marietta, GA
Posted on:11.19.2017

I have been eating at Kouzina Christos since I can remember - even back when they had a different location. Growing up, my parents would take us there almost weekly to grab pizza and I always had to get their baklava because it was amazing. Somewhere along the way, I moved out of my parents house, they moved to Florida, and we stopped our weekly Christos trips, so you can say that I was excited when I found out that Kouzina Christos was in the DiningOut Atlanta Passbook - it brought back so many memories and I could not wait to try it again! Thankfully, a few weeks ago, two of our friends met us at Christos and we had so much fun.
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Holiday Drink Recipes: Cranberry Mint Christmas Tea + Apple Cinnamon Fall Tea
Posted on:11.16.2017

This time of year has a special place in my heart. I love the cool weather, which brings bonfires, warm blankets, and cuddles. I love the decorations, which to me, brings happiness. And finally, I love the joy, which brings parties, recipes, and time with friends and family. This time of year is just filled with so much love and happiness. I think my love for this season stems from my childhood and all of the memories we made as a family through our traditions. My all time favorite traditions that we had during this season were Christmas Eve Dinner with our entire (huge) family, Christmas Caroling in our neighborhood, Throwing Christmas gift wrapping paper at my dad (he was the trash collector when opening presents, ha!), and Prime Rib for Christmas Day Dinner. Now, as our family is getting older, some have moved away and our traditions have changed. Over the past few years, it feels like we have been holding on by a thread to what little tradition we have left, but this year, I was determined to change that because there is nothing I want more than to create traditions so that my niece and my future children can have the amazing experiences that I grew up having during the holidays. 
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Posted on:11.14.2017

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. We were not supposed to take pictures on this tour, so most pictures are from The Walks of Italy website!

I was not thrilled to go on a tour of the catacombs while in Rome. Honestly, I didn't do much research on it. Ian's mom picked out this tour for us and I was just going with the flow. I didn't expect to like it, but I was wrong.

We met at Piazza Barberini, by the Triton Fountain. Our guide was bubbly and more talkative, compared to the guide we had for our tour of the Colosseum. The way that she talked about the tour got me excited - she said it was her favorite tour offered by Walks of Italy. By the time she finished talking, I was actually looking forward to day! 

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'Tis The Season: What I'm looking forward to this holiday season
Posted on:11.11.2017

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own. 

Before last year, I never wore a watch. I honestly did not think I would like wearing one, but then I got a wooden watch and I realized that I was wrong: I do in fact like wearing watches. It is so convenient to have the time on your wrist instead of having to juggle all of the stuff in your hands to find your phone just to figure out what time it is. Every since I got my first watch from JORD, Ian has been SO beyond jealous and whenever I wear it, he always mentions how he wants a wooden watch for himself. So, this year, I decided to surprise him with the Dover series watch in Zebrawood & Dark Sandalwood from JORD. This watch is so beautiful! It is made with 100% natural, hand-finished woods that are treated to be splash-proof. It has an aperture face, sapphire crystal glass, and genuine Swarovski crystal markers. Talk about gorgeous! 

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VineyardFest 2017 - Chateau Elan Winery + Resort
Posted on:11.07.2017

When Ian and I were planning our wedding, Chateau Elan was number 1 on my list. In fact, years before we got engaged, I knew that I wanted to have my wedding there. But, when the time came around, I toured venues in Atlanta and signed a contract before getting to tour the winery and resort. Although I loved our venue, I really wish I would have just toured Chateau Elan because it is drop dead gorgeous. 

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October in Pictures
Posted on:11.01.2017

Hello, November! I am excited for you to be here and I know that you are going to fly by before I know it. 

This upcoming month, we have SO. MUCH. TO. DO. For example, this weekend, we have a wedding and an event (VineyardFest) to attend. Every single weekend this month is exactly like that. #NoTimeToRest

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