A Thousand Years of Maul(e)

I'm not sure what inspired me to start doing a bit of Maul(e) family historical research this morning, but one thing led to another, and hours of research later a quick post evolved into an epic essay of Maul family history.  As suspected, our family name is of Norman origin. "Of Maule" meaning from the village … Continue reading A Thousand Years of Maul(e)

Shocker #1

This will be the first in a series of posts that illustrates PashbyMaul's musings about reverse culture shock as we reintegrate into American life for the next 6 weeks.  Keep in mind that we're comparing our experience of life in the Veneto, Italy to small/mid-size-town America.  This is not done to criticize one culture or the … Continue reading Shocker #1

Day 8: Our Low Impact Pledge

This last month I have been convicted to lower our personal impact on the environment after reading a book called No Impact Man.  I found this book to be an inspiration which asks and inspires its' readers to ask, "can one person really make a difference?  Can that person be me?"  As part of our post-move-vegetate-TV-binge, we … Continue reading Day 8: Our Low Impact Pledge

Day 13: Choosing Gelato at Veronica’s Gelateria

Mentioning the word "Italy" brings many stereotypically dolce vita things to mind: piazzas, opera, Roman ruins, pizza, pasta, wine, fashion, meandering, and of course gelato.  While not addicted to ice cream by any means, gelato certainly deserves some attention in our 100 day count-down!  There is nothing more refreshing on a hot day (think 35C … Continue reading Day 13: Choosing Gelato at Veronica’s Gelateria

Day 78: Petit Vour March Box Review

If you read this post then you know that I have been gifted by my generous parents with a 6-month subscription to Petit Vour, and receive a box from them once a month.  The boxes contain 4 sample sizes of vegan beauty products, and many products are made with organic ingredients. For those of our readers … Continue reading Day 78: Petit Vour March Box Review

Day 87: APO and a Petit Vour February Box Review

This is my 8th year living outside of the United States.  For the first 6 years of my life away, I was living in a mainly international community in Bahrain for 2 years, and then Ukraine for 4 years.  After marrying Drew and moving to Italy, however, I now find myself living in an Italian … Continue reading Day 87: APO and a Petit Vour February Box Review