Welcome! We're Ben and Kelly Zugay — college sweethearts of 10 years, educators, and adventurers.  Ben is a university-level educator, and I am co-founder of With Grace and Gold — and together, we're lovers of life, "dad joke" tellers, happy travelers, and aspiring world-changers. 

Currently, we call  beautiful western Wisconsin home, in our small, well-loved fixer-upper condo. We love hiking, biking, kayaking, visiting the farmers market, making fresh, vegan recipes, and spending a lot of time outdoors.

Hi, we're the Zugays!

Back in 2013, we moved from southeastern Wisconsin to western Wisconsin. Moving away inspired me to start a blog — something I had always dreamed of doing — to stay connected with our family and friends from afar. Since then, blogging has become a way  to share our favorite recipes, our condo renovation progress, and our travels.

Our mission is to "live small and give big." We're happy to have a place to share what we're up to with our friends and family — and hopefully — to inspire you to live your happiest, most fulfilling life, too!

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Husband and wife, college sweethearts of 10 years, educators, and adventurers.