1.19.2017

Rose Gold Fashion Inspiration

Don't you just crave warmer temps like I do? I just needed a little spring-ish fashion inspiration.

It has been freezing cold for the past 2 weeks since we got the first real snow of the season. And although I really love how everything looks, especially today when the wind blew some of the snow from off the branches in front of my window at the office and the snowflakes looked like glitter and fairy dust in the sun, I do crave warmer temps.

Now it doesn't have to be hot, not a fan of summer temps either, but a little more spring like weather would be much appreciated. Maybe that's why I just had to put this fresh outfit together. I can't even tell you what I like most about it. I guess you can tell which hues I am a fan of at the moment.

And again, my beloved Narciso perfume, I just cannot live without it anymore. I know, it's just a scent and it might seem crazy, but it took me until I was in my 40's (I will be 41 soon - eek) to find "my" scent. I remember flipping through the pages of a magazine where there was this scratch to smell ad and I just couldn't stop holding it up against my nose to breathe it in. Two days later I had ordered it online and couldn't wait to get my hands on it!

Do you have a signature scent? One you keep coming back to or even stock up on? i'd love to hear!

Happy Thursday xxx

1.18.2017

How I Feel In 5 Words.

Can you describe your feelings at this right moment using only 5 words? Come and share them with us!
"Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming, 
but we can choose which one to surf."

Can you believe that we are already halfway through January? And to me Christmas and NYE oddly already feel so far away. Maybe it's because I didn't really get to enjoy them this time around, being sick and all. But I must say that I am hopeful for this year and it has been a good one so far. I have been able to achieve a few things at work, already implementing my OLW "GROW" into my everyday.

This week has been wonderful so far and life feels like being on top of the world - knocking on wood to make it stay. I am looking forward to the weekend as we have a small road trip planned weather allowing. 

Here is how I am today, right this moment:

- Excited.

- Happy.

- Accomplished.

- Loved.

- Appreciated.

I might also be a little tired but that's to blame on the moon which always robs me of sleep and I have some serious catching up to do now that it's in the wane. Does the moon affect your sleep as well?

I'd love to hear how you are today! Please share your feelings in the comments below!

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday xxx

1.16.2017

Life Lately

Taking a look back on the first few weeks of 2017. Come and join me.
We've been taking it slow these first few weeks of 2017 after being sick the entire month of December. Now finally back to normal with school and work, I am trying to make the most of our weekend, using it to relax and regain some strength. Our bodies take so long to recover from something like a Bronchitis and we shouldn't underestimate the importance of letting our body take that time.

We managed to take a trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber right before Christmas. Most of you have probably already heard of this beautiful medieval town sitting up on a hill overlooking the valley below. It's about a 25 minute drive away from where we live and we don't visit as often as we should, because it is truly a treat and if you ever happen to visit this part of Germany, you should really take the time to stop by there. I will show some more pics from our trip soon.

Of course we had some sushi, if you know me, you know that my daughter and I love sushi. We try to get some every now and then and there is a pretty good sushi place in our town, but it has already been way too long since the last time. We also have this fancy new burger place at our local mall - the burgers are all made from scratch and they are super tasty!

I have been on a few coffee dates with a friend trying to catch up on life. We always want to meet up and then never seem to make it because something comes up for either of us and then we have to cancel and reschedule. It was close to a wonder that we got to meet up twice in the past 2 weeks, that hasn't happened since graduating from high school.

Being sick at home had 2 good things though - I got to do more knitting and it was wonderful! I just ordered some wonderful new yarn - see those delicious yarn cakes up there, and I cannot wait to cast them on. The other good thing is that I had way more time for my blog and to connect with you all. It was awesome and I had the time to learn a few new things regarding using Pinterest and IG to drive more traffic to them - I will share them soon, if you are interested!

Now tell me what you have been up to this year so far! Can you believe that today is already the 16th?!

Happy Monday xxx

1.13.2017

Happy Friday | V17.02

No matter how stressful or busy your week was, I am sure it had tons of HAPPY MOMENTS. Come over and share them with me.
The first week back to work is in the books. Phew, it was busy. But it was oh so nice how everyone told me how happy they were that I was back again. Some actually missed me. Such a nice feeling. And even though work was really busy, it felt so good to be back to normal. 

I enjoyed listening to music and podcasts on my commute and it felt good to spend some me-time during my drives. Sounds strange? Maybe. But after being at home sick with everyone for weeks made me appreciate those few minutes every morning and afternoon all the more. I really don't bother the drive to and from work, it gives me the chance to get prepared in the mornings and to wind down after work. 

It's been a good week though, for the most part. I had a small hormonal breakdown on Wednesday, tears might have been involved and anger, about myself…the ladies will understand. It's the all-monthly thing we have to endure.

Here are a few of my Happier Moments this week:

1. London Grammar - Rooting for You (so beautiful)

2. New Yarn from a German Dyer Sternenstaub

3. Arizona 

4. The Affair

5. Bates Motel Trailer

6. Chinese Food with a friend

7. a new winged chair for my knitting sessions

8. this lamp so I can see my knitting

9. snail mail

10. my co-workers new puppy

I will show you some pics of my new knitting area in the living room soon. It still needs a bit of decorating TLC and then it should be good to go. I needed a place to knit with enough light to see the knitting and being able to watch TV at the same time. I am in love with it and cannot wait to share with you!

But enough of me now, how was your week? Please share some of your HAPPY MOMENTS in the comments.
 
Happy Friday xxx

1.11.2017

How I Feel In 5 Words.

How are you today? Have you taken the time to think about that? If not, do it right now and come on over to share with us!
Here we are half way through week 2 of 2017. Wow. Talk about time flying by. I returned to work on Monday and it wasn't as bad as I had thought it would be. My co-worker did a really great job subbing for me. I was a bit worried to return to endless piles of work, but it wasn't that bad at all. I still had a ton of catching up to do, but I am done with that and can now move forward.

I must admit that it is actually nice being back to normal after being sick at home and the holidays. With everyone back at work or at school we are in the flow of things again and that is a truly good feeling. The only thing I miss is that I now do not have as much time for blogging and knitting anymore, if only the day had more hours!

Here is how I am today:

- Positive.

- Accomplished.

- Vital.

- Appeased.

- Tired.

I haven't gotten that much sleep lately. The Bronchitis was always worst during the night. The coughing always got worse once I went to bed. I hated it and had to take special meds so I was able to sleep. So my body still craves rest and it will probably take some more time to be back to my old self 100%. Therefor #5.

How are you today? Please share in the comments, I'd love to know!

Happy Wednesday xxx

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