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Archives for August 2014
Hi friends, here’s my ‘Foto der Woche‘. This is my Glücklichmacher #34:
Hey there! (taken August 24, 2014)
I spent the weekend at a pony farm with my sister and the kiddos. We had the best time ever! The kids loved the ponies and I got to ride again myself, too! I was so excited. This little guy was super curious and I just loved how this pictures turned out.
Hi friends, here’s my ‘Foto der Woche‘. This is my Glücklichmacher #33:
Mattes (taken August 18, 2014)
My sister lost her cat a few weeks ago. She was devastated, but I knew that it wouldn’t be long until she’d get a new kitty…. let me introduce you to Mattes. I am already in love!
I know far too many people to count who are dealing with depression or other mental health issues. Compassion is key to end stigma. On Robin Williams, health advocacy, and small gestures of comfort
Another good piece on the topic by my friend Kaci: On Depression .
This is my poison: Avocado + Heirloom Tomato Toast with Balsamic Drizzle.
Elise shared some tips and tricks regarding photography in this post: For the love of crop.
I am sure there are some tricks that you didn’t know either: 20 secret tricks for your iPhone that 90% of owners do not know.
Are you guilty of taking straight down pictures of your shoes/feet? Yeah, me too. This made me laugh: How to master the shoe selfie.
Featuring a new blog today that I recently discovered by a ‘reverse-expat’ (American living in Germany)..heh. 9 ways to make living abroad a reality. (P.S. I took the study route.)
I live Sarah’s series about How to be a grown ass woman: Money + Finances.
Here’s another one: How to be a grown ass woman: Health + Personal Care.
What I instagrammed vs. what I was actually doing, or my entire life is a lie. Hehe, does that sound familiar?
Loved this perspective by my blogger friend Kate (who lives in Germany) about 30 things to know before moving to Germany.
20 surprising things about parenting in Germany (written by yet another an expat. Seems like I am reading a lot of expat blogs these days. Anyway, I don’t know if you want to know this. Read at your own risk.).
Lesley wrote about The strangest love letters you ever read on her 9th anniversary. So sweet.
It’s Wednesday again! Did you have a good week? I had a really hard time picking my ‘Foto der Woche‘ this week. I took a bunch of pictures this last week and here’s my Glücklichmacher #32:
Santa Monica Beach (taken August 11, 2014)
I spent the last weekend down in Southern California with a dear friend and we just had a wonderful time hanging out at the beach (separate weekend recap in the works!). Part of me really wants to move back to the ocean. It’s just so magical to live close to it!
This week I’m loving…
… breakfast food. It’s my favorite thing!
… that I’ll be seeing this girl in 24 hours for the whole weekend! We’ll be hanging out in SoCal and you’re welcome to join us, if you’re around!
… productivity at work. I’ve been working with new people on new tasks for new projects and I am getting the hang of it. It’s amazing how fast the day flies by when you’re busy and productive.
… the Farmers Market. Well, actually, I don’t just love it this week, I love it every week — as you can probably tell by my weekly Instagram posts. It’s one of my favorite Sunday morning activities in the summer. Do you have a local Farmers Market that you go to? Do you love it as much as I do?
… the fact that I haven’t killed my umpteenth basil plant (yet). Usually I over- oder underwater it pretty quickly, but this recent one I bought just keeps growing and growing. I’d say, more Caprese salads for everyone!
… Hoarders. I re-discovered this reality TV show for me. I don’t know why I watch (some of it is horrid to look at), but I guess I have a morbid fascination with people who can’t let go of stuff. What’s your TV guilty pleasure?
… macaroni salad. Since it’s been quite hot around here, we’ve been making a lot of salads and other dishes that don’t (or hardly) need to be cooked and require little preparation time. What do you make for dinner when it’s too hot to turn on the stove?
… Twix. I hardly ever eat candy bars, but e v e r y now and then, I have a craving for them. Whats your favorite?
What are you loving this week?
Good morning friends, it’s Wednesday and time for another ‘Foto der Woche‘. Here’s my Glücklichmacher #31:
Dawn (taken August 6, 2014)
Dawn is called “Morgenröte” (morning redness) in German and in this case it’s really true. Look how beautiful the rising sun was this morning. I originally had picked another picture for this week, but this view made me so happy this morning that I changed my mind. Sometimes getting up really early has its perks!