About Teaspoon of Nose

Teaspoon of Nose - Hey, I'm Emma!

Hey, I’m Emma! I’m the traveler, amateur Italian, and aspiring foodie behind Teaspoon of Nose. Whether it’s a day trip to the next town over or a once-in-a-lifetime month in Europe, I’m always dreaming up the next trip!

I created Teaspoon of Nose to inspire busy people like you to travel, eat & live the way you want, and to give you tools actually to do it.

Travel should be life-changing and eye-opening, times of learning and trying and connecting. Eating should be the same: an experience rather than a mere necessity, a tangible way to care for yourself and others and soak in more of what this world has to offer.

I want to help you travel more, cook better food, and experience as much of life as you possibly can without breaking the bank or quitting your day job!

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Who I am

Here’s what you should know about me: I’m travel-obsessed and I’ve never met a dessert I didn’t want. I’m a total adrenaline junkie with a passion for trying new things. No fashion advice here; I constantly get looks from my well-dressed Italian neighbors in spite of my best efforts.

I’m currently living the expat life as a military spouse in Italy with my husband! I’m learning the language, local customs, embracing la dolce vita, and trying to see as much of Italy and Europe as I possibly can.

You can sum me up like this: if I’m not traveling, I’m probably cooking!

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In my happy place: on a train, researching the next destination!

What’s with the name Teaspoon of Nose?

Like most toddlers, I played a lot with random kitchen stuff: bowls, measuring cups, anything in the bottom cabinets. My favorite was the measuring spoons, which my dad would hang on my nose. My parents love to tell me that I had a “teaspoon of nose” because that’s the size that fit!

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Want more? Let’s chat! You can find me mostly on Instagram, but I love Pinterest, too.

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12 thoughts on “About Teaspoon of Nose

  1. Hi Emma!
    I was just browsing aimlessly this morning and found your Pinterest presence. Travel in Italy caught my eye…still scrolling… “Day trips from Altus”?? What? There’s an Altus in Italy? No, you mean Altus, OK!
    My husband and our 2 littles were stationed there from 1980-1983. Yes, everything was a day trip from there- even the dentist in Lawton. I’m sure it has grown and changed a bit since then. We enjoyed our stay there; the people were so friendly and nice.
    We spent most of our military days in Dover, DE, with the C5 life. We are retired now, still in Dover, but looking to move to RI where our daughter and 2 of the grands live.
    I just wanted to say hi, and hope you are well!

    1. Hi Valla!
      Wow! I’m so glad you reached out! Small world on the Altus connection – that was our first taste of military life! 😉 Now we’re in Italy and loving our time here. Best of luck moving to RI, I hope it works out soon! Have a great week!

  2. Emma, Ray and I had lunch with Becky and Judy today and Becky told us about your blog. It will be a great way to keep up with what is going on with Logan and you. We only met you at the wedding but Logan has been special to us all his life. We wish you both the best and look forward to following ya’ll and seeing your adventures. Looks like you have a great start in the military.

  3. Its like stumbling upon a vortex of energy !!
    Amazing blog and so much inspiration !
    If you get time from being awsome do check out our blog and let us know how it is !!
    Great stuff looking forward to more !

  4. Proud of you Emma! Can’t wait to follow along on your life adventures. Did y’all find out where Logan will be based out of aka where you’re moving to yet!?

  5. “The one I’m sad to say I haven’t done yet: skydiving. Soon.” – Sooooo…I was thinking about going skydiving this summer. Want to join me? 😀
    PS Love the blog! Great stuff!

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