Entries by Kate Bingisser

freitag favorites + christmas countdown

Just one more week until we’re off to California to start our holiday west coast tour! I’m so excited, especially because the Pacific Northwest has been having lots of winter weather so we’re looking forward to a white Christmas. This weekend we’ll be squeezing the last of our Christmas market food and fun with some […]

wish-listed // 12.2016 {christmas edition}

I must admit to not really feeling the full Christmas spirit yet this year. While I’m thrilled that we’ll be headed home for the holidays in just two weeks, the fact that we celebrated Thanksgiving late and won’t be here for Christmas means that I’ve put off putting up any holiday decorations. Without twinkle lights, even […]

freitag favorites + girls’ weekend

Yay, weekend! After this week’s crazy election/first cold of the season/rain, rain, rain, I’m happy to be home and cuddled under a blanket with no big plans for the weekend except time with my favorite girl. Martin is off to Ticino again for another round of training for coaches so it’s just Reese and me. We’ll have plenty of […]

wish-listed // 11.2016

November is off to a good start with a morning spent swimming with Reese followed by a quiet afternoon, a long nap (Reese), and enjoying the sun shining off the last of autumn’s leaves (me). I just want to curl up with a good book and stay cozy for the rest of the week. But, since I’ll […]

freitag favorites + just us

Since I only work three days a week (or 60% in Swiss employment terms), I feel like I have little room to complain about how busy I am. Still, work is extra busy right now as I’ve recently taken on a new role and responsibilities and so I have a renewed appreciation for weekend (and Sabbath) rest. This weekend […]

on the trail // pizol & the five lakes

It’s been almost two months since we hiked the Five Lakes Classic around Pizol on a warm, August afternoon, but it was such a beautiful day out that it is still worth sharing. Along the 11 km path, we passed 5 lakes, one peak (Pizol at 2,844 m.a.s.l.), numerous sheep, and plenty of steep, rocky switchbacks […]

wish-listed // 10.2016

This weekend is the first rainy, chilly weekend of fall in Zürich and I love it. Our house is quiet as all our guests are away and we’re just enjoying quiet time with Reese (mostly chasing her up the stairs), catching up on things around the house, and enjoying a little more lazy time reading and […]

holland holiday

Our recent family trip to Amsterdam in mid-August was the perfect way to enjoy the end of summer as well as celebrate our anniversary and Martin’s birthday. Initially, we planned the trip around the possibility of seeing Jason Isbell in concert in Utrecht but, though the tickets were really inexpensive, a Wednesday night concert seemed like it might […]

freitag favorites + summer farewell

It’s been too quiet on homeschwiizhome this month as we’ve been busy enjoying my favorite month and the final days of a summer. We returned on Monday from a wonderful week on Crete (above) to rainy, chilly Zurich and, since then, have had some beautiful, crisp fall days. Despite this, I’m still wishing for a little more time for relaxing […]

wish-listed // 09.2016

We’re still enjoying the last of summer’s heat and humidity, but September is here, fall is in the air, and it’s back to school season. Fall has always been my favorite season, and even though I’m no longer a student, my yearly calendar still resets this time of year thinking about back to school shopping and sweater weather. So, here’s […]