IS IT HALLOWEEN YET?


This is one of my first post in a while, we used the summer months to visit Russells parents in California, travel, and plan our wedding. Now that we are back in Germany I want to share my latest project: A Halloween Wreath.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I love to get an early start... This year I made a wreath out of straw, fabric scraps from past projects, and a bat out of jeans cut offs.


Wir sind diesen Sommer zurück nach Kalifornien geflogen um Russell's Eltern zu besuchen, zu reisen und unsere Hochzeit zu planen, daher ist dies einer meiner ersten Posts seit ein paar Monaten. Da wir aber jetzt wieder da sind, möchte ich mein neustes DIY Projekt mit euch teilen: Ein Halloween Türkranz.  Halloween ist einer meiner liebsten Feiertage und sobald es Herbst wird fang ich an zu schmücken, so auch dieses Jahr... Den Kranz hab ich aus einem Stroh Kranz, Stoffresten und einer Fledermaus aus Jeansresten gebastelt.

Und ab damit zum Creadienstag und zum upcycle tuesday.

DIY - EASY PEASY MANICURE

I have to admit I am a sucker for professional mani/pedis. Time after time I tell myself to save the money and use it for something more purposeful. So yesterday I took the time and sat down to do my nails - if it is fun I might do it more often! This is what I came up with. 


Not bad for my first attenpt at a design right?


It is actually really easy. First I painted all my nails black. I let them dry for about half an hour - just to be sure. Then I used tape to make the little triangle and painted that with glitter. I took the tape off fast but carefully and let that coat dry for another 15 minutes. Lastly I painted a clear coat onto my nails to make them smooth.

Easy enough. Anymore tricks for simple but fancy manicures?

TRAVEL: PARIS


For Russell's Birthday this year we went to Paris. These are some of the pictures we took, while we were there...

Wir sind dieses Jahr für Russells Geburtstag nach Paris gefahren. Hier ein paar der Bilder von unserem Trip...














 

 

READING.

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Today is one of those days where I have so much to do, that I decided to do nothing and just finish my book instead. I know it is going to haunt me tonight when I will have to do all the things I pushing away right now but if it is between reading and anything else, reading will win. I have been obsessed with books ever since I was a little girl. My favorite Disney movie is 'Beauty and the Beast',  not only because I can identify with Belle but because I always wanted a library with that many books. I read every day, not only for school but for me. I carry at least one book with me at all times.

Right now I am reading:

- The Silver Star by Jeanette Walls
- Cultural Migrations and Gendered Subjects by Silvia Borrego and Maria Ruiz


One of the many reasons why I love reading so much is the fact that you can leave reality and become someone else...


I totally need to paint something like this on my chalkboard.

On my current reading list are these books:

- The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (this is actually on my night stand at home waiting for me)
- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Again and again and again)
- Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

As you can see I read almost everything. I do enjoy a good love story as much as a thriller, or satire...It's all about how well it is written. It's a good sign when I stop eating real food and think that sleep is less important than reading 10, 20, or 50 more pages...

EXPLORE: ZECHE ZOLLVEREIN ESSEN








There is so much to see - even right outside our front door. A little while ago I took a trip to the Zeche Zollverein Essen an UNESCO world heritage site. It was interesting an definitely a lot of fun!