June 15, 2016

How I Feel In 5 Words.

How are you?

I haven't been online a lot in the past few days. What can I say. Life happened. Sometimes it just swipes you off your feet and then you need some time to regroup. Nothing bad happened. Sometimes things just get a little too overwhelming and then I allow myself some time away from the blog. It can feel good to let go of the pressure of having to be present. But that doesn't mean I don't think about the blog or you guys. Not at all! I think about you and my blog all the time. But I learned to let go of a bad conscience. We all deserve taking the time we need for the things we need to take care of. Right?

So, long story short, here's how I am feeling today:

1. Busy.

2. Exhausted.

3. Tired.

4. Vacation ready.

5. Sanguine.

Ok, now you…How has life been treating you lately? How are you?

Happy Wednesday xxx

June 9, 2016

Green is for GOOD LUCK.

Good Luck

Good Luck by chrissyza 


Aren't these different shades of green so pretty. I have a soft spot for green. Maybe because it's my dad's favorite color. You know because of the "GOOD LUCK" part. Whenever we played board games when I was a kid and we had to pick a color, he would always pick green. I love how fresh and clean green feels.

Somehow I got carried away putting this collage together and there is no real theme to it other than my love for the color. I simply enjoy strolling through Polyvore getting inspired by all the beautiful sets. Are you on Polyvore? Come follow me and leave your profile link while you're here!

Hope your week is nothing but wonderful so far! What is your favorite color?

P.S. I also love anything teal and mint. Just saying.

Hugs xxx

June 8, 2016

How I Feel In 5 Words.

How I Feel In 5 Words.

How are you? How has your week been so far? It's been really hot here since Sunday. Summer seems to have finally decided to stay and let me tell you, it's been hot as hell. Especially at work. We don't have air-conditioning in our office - it was a hot mess.

But, no complaining, I am loving the warm temps. Now we can hit the pool, go on long evening walks with the pup and enjoy our patio. Finally.

So, here's how I am feeling today:

1. Hot.

2. Happy.

3. Exhausted.

4. In Good Humor
 
5. Positive.
 
Now it's your turn - HOW ARE YOU?
 
Hugs xxx

June 6, 2016

Looking back | May 2016

A Recap of our May 2016
May was a really fun month. We celebrated 2 birthdays, Leonie's was on the 8th and Stefan's birthday on the 29th. The weather finally decided to let more sunshine and warmer temps into our lives (until the rain came back). We had sushi for lunch a couple of times, discovered new Milka chocolate flavors and got new bikes for all of us.

I was able to get my green thumb going - at last. Stefan and I both took a week off while Leonie had a 2 week break from school. Our kitty and our pup enjoyed having us all at home which resulted in tons of kitty cuddles and long evening walks with Kyra. 

We went on ice cream dates, saw "Alice through the Looking Glass" on opening day, squeezed in some retail therapy after having to cancel our Berlin trip due to inclement weather. We endured a couple of thunderstorms with massive rainfalls and were really lucky. Some towns or villages, like Braunsbach, in this area got hit by way too much water way too fast and are now literally trying to rebuild their lives.

All in all though May treated us really well and we are now ready for summer. Trying to plan our vacation and all the other activities we'd like to do during summer break. I really hope we can make a trip to Berlin and Amsterdam sometime in the next few weeks and that we will be able to take a dip into the community pool very often this summer.

How was your May and what are your plans for the summer? Are you going to travel?

Happy Monday xxx

June 1, 2016

How I Feel In 5 Words.

How I Feel In 5 Words.
Weird how time flies - all of the sudden it's Wednesday again. It's been good back at work. A lot to do, but in a good way. It also feels good re-connecting with co-workers. I just love the socializing part about work. And although I was only gone for a week, a lot had piled up. But I am back on track and up to date and that makes me feel rather good about myself.

Today I feel:

1. Accomplished.

2. Relaxed.

3. Needed.

4. Appreciated.

5. Excited.

How has your week been so far and how are you today?

Hugs xxx

May 30, 2016

Birthday Surprise | A Gyrocopter Flight

Gyrocopter Flight / Helicopter
Yesterday was the mister's 44th birthday. And you know how it goes with picking a gift. The older we get and the longer you know someone, the harder it can be to really surprise one another. I mean I am always up for jewellery, just saying. But, isn't is sometimes hard to figure out what to give? I love giving unique gifts. Showing the person that I really thought about what to give. Not to just have something. Anything. I want it to be special.

And after a co-worker of mine recently had the chance to fly with a gyrocopter and told us at the office all about it, I knew that this was gonna be it. Especially since the mister was a helicopter mechanic during his years serving at the Germany Army. He has always been into flying and I can even remember him telling me that he would love to try this not too long ago.

So, I looked this up online and found someone who offered flights in Rothenburg ob der Tauber which is about 30 minutes away from our home. He hooked me up with all the information, emailed me all the details and we set the date for today. I didn't tell the mister about this. He didn't find out until arriving at the airport. He had no idea and when we told him what we "got" for him, he was totally over the moon and couldn't believe it!

Nailed it!

Gyrocopter Flight
After a few instructions from the pilot whose name was also Stefan just like the mister's, they took off for a 30 minute flight along the valley of The Romantic Road. They even flew over our home and he was able to take a few pics of it from above! 

It was really hard keeping this a secret for over 2 weeks, but it was so worth it! And I think it's safe to say that the surprise was a huge success! We did get a few other little surprises like a few new polo shirts, fancy showering foam etc. but the flight was the absolute winner!

What was your biggest birthday surprise you ever got or maybe even gave to someone else?

Happy Monday xxx

May 27, 2016

Happy Friday | V16.21

Happy Friday | V16.21

A fun week is slowly coming to an end. We tried to not let the weather dampen our mood too much. We didn't always succeed, but in the end it's been a pretty fun week. Here are some of my our Happy Moments of the past few days:

1. Looking at the stars


3. Watching Wildlife

4. Sushi

5. Shopping in the city

6. Sunny weather after all

7. New shrubs for my garden

8. My peonies ready to burst open

9. Puppy kisses

10. Happy Mail

All in all this past week had tons of Happy Moments thanks to my peeps and I am glad I didn't let the rain get to me. 

Now it's your turn, what are some of your Happy Moments this week so far?

Linking up with these beauties! LindsayKrystenCharlotte.



Happy almost weekend xxx

May 26, 2016

Things I Am Loving This Month

May Favorites

May Favorites by chrissyza 



I thought I'd share some of the things I am loving this month. I really enjoy seeing what you guys like and share on your blogs, so here goes:

I got 2 new pairs of shoes: a pair of new Nikes in grey (I already got those last month) and let me just tell you, wearing them feels like walking on clouds. I think it is safe to say that they are by far the most comfortable sneakers I have ever owned.

And I got a new pair of Birks. I usually go for the Gizeh, but I thought this time I'd go with the more classic version, the Arizona. We do have a Birkenstock outlet about 10 minutes away from us, so I will not completely eliminate the thought of getting another pair sometime later this summer.

The wooden ampersand - my daughter knows how much I adore them and when she saw one like the one pictured above on sale, she got it for me. She just knows me.

The Chicago print: I can never have too many Chicago prints and pics and as I am in the process of putting together prints and pics for a picture wall in our family room, the mister thought this one would fit perfectly. This one is actually from Target, but he somehow found it somewhere here in Germany.

I am not much of a make up fanatic and I keep things to a limit, but I do need a concealer these days (we're all getting older guys and those dark circles ain't pretty) and this one from Urban Decay really works wonders for me. It also lasts pretty long, so I don't have to worry about that at work.

Applying body lotion after every shower is something I am really bad at. It takes so long and I hate the feeling when putting on clothes and they stick to my body because I didn't wait long enough. This body wash is perfect for those days when I don't have the time to wait.

I fell in love with that Pandora ring while strolling through the city a few weeks ago. There is this little Pandora flagship store (which used to be a Swatch store) and it was on display. I must have mentioned how much I liked it, because the mister got it for our wedding anniversary at the end of April for me. Yay.

And last but not least my new perfume from Narciso Rodriguez. I already shared this in March, that's when I got it, but I just had to share it again. I think I might have found my scent. I have never had a perfume that suits me so well. And I have never been asked what scent I'm wearing as often as I have been lately. I don't wear it every day. I like switching things around. And I don't like being wasteful with it…but I really think this could be the scent I will wear forever.

What are some of your favorites this month? And have you found that one scent for yourself, too?

Hugs xxx

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