Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ten On Tuesday! Merle, vegan fish, cotton candy and bored to death.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I am linking up with fabulous Lin from Linny's Vault to share some random things with you. 

Warning. Contains a Walking Dead spoiler. 

1. I always say "Breaking Bad" when I want to talk about "Walking Dead". I don't know why. But now David calls that show Walking Bad. 

2. So glad that Merle is back! I love his awesome knife hand. Very impressive. 


3. I think that The Governor is pure evil. David thinks that he just wants to protect his community. What do you think?

4. I  want to try some vegan fish. Any experiences with that? Recommendations? I have read about vegan scampi but I never liked scampi so I guess I skip that. But you can get vegan fish filet or vegan tuna. I honestly don't remember how fish or meat tastes like. And that's good. 

5. Vanilla and chili is a pretty awesome combination for a sauce. 

6. The next show I want to check out is "Bored to death".  Jason Schwartzman as a struggling writer pretends to be a private detective. Sounds like my kind of show. 


7. Someday I will build my own book shelf. I already have a pretty cool design in mind. 

8. I want to smell like cotton candy after I showered. I don't eat it but it smells really cool. Thanks Lush!


9. America definitely needs some new power lines.

10. Thank you again for reading, my friends. I can't thank you enough! You guys are awesome! And thanks to David for always supporting me and being there for me! Love you!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Confessions. Alcohol, chocolate spread and an awesome bird.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday! I am linking up with fantastic Alyx at Every Day Is A New Adventure for some confessions. Come and join the fun!

Confession #1.

I think this is pretty funny. But no, I never really get drunk because it makes me feel so bad. 


Confession #2.
I am the bird whisperer. A dove sat on my leg and let me feed him/her. I can't tell you how excited I was. And still am. I mean, aren't bird usually pretty shy?
Here's the proof.

Confession #3.

It would be awesome if the bird would come back and visit me every day.

Confession #4.

I have a pretty annoying ear worm. "We made it" by Eminem. I can't get rid of it. What exactly is the difference between Rap and Hip Hop? I am not an expert for that kind of music. 

Confession #5.

I got a vegan chocolate spread and now I eat that and the almond spread for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack. I have a sweet tooth. 

Have a lovely Sunday, my friends!

Hoch soll er leben!

Hallo meine Lieben,

yesterday was the birthday of the most wonderful person in this world.  My husband. 

I can't even tell you how much I love you. You are the best thing that ever happened to me and I am so lucky to be your wife.

Thank you for...

... always making me laugh.
... laughing about my stupid jokes. 
... listening when I talk during a movie.
... being patient.
... always staying calm when I can't.
... trying to calm me down.
... being the best musician ever.
... being so funny.
... being so damn hot.
... always supporting me.
... listening to the crap I talk.
... loving animals as much as I do.
... eating food that you don't like because I cooked it.
.... going shopping with me.
... being my hero.
... having the most beautiful eyes ever.
... being so smart.
... accepting all my flaws.
... making me feel good.
... listening to me singing German birthday songs.
... being there for me.
... supporting me.
... being awesome.
... being my rock star.
... motivating me.
... and millions of other things.

One of my favorite birthday songs...It is just so adorable. Happy birthday to YOU!

You rock, Schatz! Thanks for existing! Happy birthday!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Random Thursday. All things Halloween.

Hallo meine Lieben,

Halloween is a huge deal in America. It isn't as big in Germany which is kind of sad because I really love that tradition. I love everything spooky and I love to see kids going from house to house to collect candy. I would have loved that as a kid. 
The topic of this week's Random Thursday is....

And I am linking up with these lovely ladies....come join the fun!

There are many many things that I love about Halloween. I don't even know where to start because it is such a fantastic day. Sad thing is that in America November 1 is not a holiday. In Germany it is. Point for Germany. America should really make that day a holiday.

Black cats are fantastic! I guess my friend Miki would agree on that! So I love the fact that black cats play such an important role at Halloween. They definitely don't mean misfortune or anything like that. 
I have read recently that black cats often get abused or sacrificed around Halloween. I can't believe this world sometimes. So please take care of your cats. All cats. And all other animals. 

Lumpi says hi!

I love all the Halloween colors. Black, purple, orange...what a great combination. We got a fantastic Halloween light string. It creates a pretty cool atmosphere. I guess I would decorate the house in the Halloween style all year round....spiders, skulls, candles, tomb stones etc. That would be fun. 

Another thing I love about Halloween: Haunted Houses. Last year was a premiere, I never went to one before. It was fantastic but also very scary. David promised me that the zombies, chainsaw guys, ghosts, mass murderers etc would not touch you in there. But sure, they did. I was the victim of some really mean attacks. I had to follow a creepy looking guy over an underground cemetery in a haunted cave just to be followed by a zombie with a chainsaw. Not so nice. One guy stole my hat, another one grabbed my ankle when I walked over a bridge in the complete dark. 

I am also a huge fan of pumpkin soup. And jack-o-lanterns. And ghosts, ghouls, zombies, candy, bats and of course, horror movies!. I need Halloween all year round!

                                                                                        via Pinterest

What do you love about Halloween? What is your favorite horror movie?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ten On Tuesday! Ghosts I love the most and awesome soap.

Hallo meine Lieben,

time for some random Ten On Tuesday! I am linking up with fabulous Lin from Linny's Vault!

1. I love spending time in Irish pubs. I am not really into fancy, clean, stylish bars. Pubs are so much better. They usually have good music and good beer.  Plus it is pretty dark in there.

2. A perfect song for an evening in a pub is "Piano Man" by Billy Joel. Always makes me feel like I am in a pub. 

3. I also like to sing that song while I drive. Very loud. The lyrics are pretty awesome.

4. These are some of my favorite lyrics.

" Tender is the ghost.
The ghost I love the most." 

How brilliant is that? Thank you Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon. 


5. I love to eat my almond spread with a spoon. Directly out of the jar. Without bread. So yummy. 

6. I started to watch The Walking Dead last night but fell asleep because I was so tired. I have to watch it again today. I am so excited to see what happens. I woke up and saw Carol doing something weird. So I really have to find out as soon as possible.

7. I am planning on making pancakes soon. I got some egg replacement last week and I want to see how that works. I usually just don't use eggs at all when I make pancakes but I want to give that stuff a try and see how it tastes.

8. I need that soap. Thank you, Lush!

9. Perfect wake-up song from the 70's. Loved it as a kid. Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein. Good morning, sunshine. 

10. There will be new books by Yrsa Sigurdadottir and Arnaldur Indridason next month. A very Icelandic month. I am excited.

Plus: My husband rocks!

Okay my lovelies! I hope you are all having a fabulous week! I need to go and eat some more almond spread now!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Confessions! Vegan boots, cold food and warm feet.

Hallo meine Lieben,

time to confess some things and link up with fantastic Alyx from Every Day Is A New Adventure.
Alyx, congratulations again! I am soooo happy for you guys!

Confession #1.

I like to eat food cold that you are supposed to eat warm. Pizza, pasta, tofu schnitzel. Even for breakfast. Delicious. 

Confession #2.

I was too lazy to take a picture of my new lovely vegan boots  on Friday but here they are.

Confession #3.

I think I might have to order something at the Lush store. I can't resist any longer. The body lotion with banana and cocoa butter sounds way too promising.

Confession #4.

I really want to try how vegan shrimps taste like. 

Confession #5.

Last night I slept with three hot water bottles and it wasn't even that cold. Something might be wrong with me but I love to have warm feet and hands. Not sure how many I will use in winter when it is actually cold. We will see. 

What do you have to confess?
Have a lovely Sunday!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Weekend favorites! Zombie apocalypse and almond spread.

Hallo meine Lieben,

it's Friday and I hope you all have some wonderful plans for the weekend and have the chance to do some things you love. 

Here some some things that I currently love.

Icelandic crime.


I am currently reading every single book Yrsa Sigurdardottir has written and I am addicted. Her crime novels are bloody, mysterious and breath-taking and her characters are intelligent and well-conceived.

Vegan almond spread.


It tastes like heaven.  What a wonderful invention. New food addiction. 

My new boots.

They are perfection. Brown vegan ankle booties. I admit that I am too lazy to take a picture but you can believe me that they are very pretty.

TV shows.

So many shows I have to catch up with. But my new favorite show is definitely Moone Boy. Makes me laugh so much. I really need to watch some shows on Sunday. I managed to watch The Walking Dead last night and Grimes is going on my nerves. Also his bad ass son. Boooo! I don't even want to start talking about his wife. Daryl should be the new leader. 


The F-word. 

You hear it in Europe all the time but it is so funny to see that it is such a huge deal on American television. Yay Tom Hanks. 


One of my favorite things to do. 

Have a wonderful weekend, my friends. And enjoy the things that make you happy!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Random Thursday! Things I love about fall.

Hallo meine Lieben,

finally! It is time for another round of Random Thursday with these lovely hosts:

And the topic is awesome like every week.

Well, fall is my favorite season. There is no doubt. There are things that I like about every season but fall is definitely the winner.
And here's why...

David's birthday.

His birthday is at the end of October. I like giving presents and surprising people so that's definitely one of my fall highlights. 



It is not as popular in Germany as it is in America. So last year I celebrated my first American Halloween and it was awesome. I love all the Halloween stuff you can find in stores. We recently got some a Halloween string of lights, orange, purple and green. It is awesome. I would love to decorate the whole house with creepy stuff. I react like a kid when I see Halloween things. I also went to my first Haunted House last year and it was awesome! Even tough a ghost stole my hat and a zombie tried to kill me with his chainsaw. 


Lazy evenings on the couch with tea, books and tv.

I love evenings like that all year round but it is even more comfortable in fall, cuddled up on the couch with blankets, a hot water bottle and all kind of entertainment. I guess most of you know that I am a huge fan of crime novels so I usually spend lots of fall evenings reading some exciting books and catching up with my favorite shows. 


Fallen leaves.

The colors are so pretty in fall. I love to go out for a walk on a sunny fall evening, see all the colorful leaves and enjoy the fresh air. Wrapped in a warm coat, gloves, a scarf and a hat. I love nature. Especially in fall.


Fall fashion.

Boots, warm sweaters, gloves, scarves, hats.....give it to me! I love to wear comfy clothes and I am a huge admirer of all the fall colors. Hot water bottles are also a part of my fall fashion. I need at least two of them each night to warm my feet. My favorite fall accessory. 


What do you love about fall?
Have a lovely Thursday!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Ten On Tuesday! Funny hot water bottles, art theft and a cute dog!

Hallo meine Lieben,

it is Tuesday! Woohoo! It means it is time to link up with the fantastic Lin from Linny's Vault for some random Ten On Tuesday. 

1.  I am so far behind with all my shows. I think the only show I caught up with is The Big Bang Theory. Still one of my favorite shows. But there are so many others I need to watch but I just don't find the time or fall asleep in front of the TV.

2. I saw blue tissues in a store. David told me that's nothing special but I got totally excited because I have never seen anything like this before. 

3. How can you steal seven paintings from a building? That is pretty fascinating! I am excited to see what will happen!


4. The German Fußballnationalmannschaft is awesome! Go Klose!

5. I would like to watch a movie this weekend but I have no idea what's new. Any suggestions? I guess I haven't watched a movie in over a month.

6. I saw such a cute dog today (okay, all dogs are cute): It was a dachshund-terrier-mix and he had the cutest ears ever. I would so love to adopt a dog!

7. I am the worst water drinker ever. I know it is healthy but it has no taste and I always want something with a taste.

8. I slept with two hot water bottles last night.

9. Isn't that the cutest hot water bottle ever? I wish it would be mine!


10. You guys are so awesome! You mean so much to me. Thanks for being there!

Have a lovely Tuesday!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Sunday Confessions! Moone Boy, Lush & name confusion.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I want to make some confessions and link up with lovely Alyx from Every Day Is A New Adventure.

Confession #1.

I recently spent a whole hour looking at everything the Lush online store offers. It is so tempting but I don't want to buy anything right now. But I have to admit that I made a wishlist....a pretty long wishlist. But at least that doesn't cost anything,

Confession #2.

I am absolutely obsessed with a show called Moone Boy and it is kind of sad that there are only 6 episodes yet. I am waiting for more!

Confession #3.

I love to smell anything fruity and flowery at the moment. I got apple cinnamon candles, a wild roses moisturizer,  a body butter that smells like blood oranges and elderflower and a pineapple-coconut tea. 

Confession #4.

I have two relatives that I've known for my whole life but I just can't remember their names. They are sisters, one is called Marliese and one is called Brigitte. But I have no idea how to distinguish one from the other. 

Confession #5.

I mostly eat Brötchen with a vegan pepper spread, cucumber salad and soy yogurt with Müsli at the moment. I don't even feel like eating anything else. I always have weird food addictions. 

What are your confessions? Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

My weekend. An imaginary Irish friend and other random things.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you are all enjoying your time. Sometimes I am happy when I have the chance to have a cozy and relaxed weekend, when I don't really have to leave the house and can concentrate on things that I don't have the time to do on weekdays.

This is such a weekend.


Sometimes there is no other choice. You just have to be a little lazy.

And here are the things I do.

Watching some TV shows.

There are so many shows I need to catch up with. But I discovered a new show that I absolutely love and can't get enough of. It is called Moone Boy.


It focuses on a young boy's life growing up in Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Sean (Chris O'Dowd from Bridesmaids) is the imaginary friend of the 12 year old Martin and with Seán's help, Martin negotiates life as the youngest in a chaotic, scatter-brained family.
It is hilarious. You should check it out.


There is just more time to focus on each other on a weekend. On weekdays you are tired in the evening...it's just not the same. 

Pampering myself.

Weekend means time for a face mask, a long bath etc. 


Catch up on my favorite blogs.

I guess you all understand how important that is. 


I recently got the latest novel by Hakan Nesser and I did not even have time to read it yet. It is a shame. I need to change that.


I really wish my day would have 30 hours to get everything done but I would also love to have more time to sleep. I love sleeping. Honestly. Can't get enough of it. 

There are so many more things I like to do but the weekend is usually too short. I love to go grocery shopping on Saturdays, flea markets, do something creative, read magazines, go out for a hike etc.
I also need to get some work done but I try not to think about it right now. 

What are your weekend plans? What do you enjoy about your weekends?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Random Thursday. Superhero powers.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I am so excited for Random Thursday again! I really want to thank the lovely hosts for all the fantastic topics they come up with! It is so much fun to write this post every week! Thanks, girls! You absolutely rock. 

This week's topic is...

And you can join the fun here...

This is a though questions because I would love to have lots of superhero powers. I mean, how awesome would that be? I could do so many good stuff. First thing: I would rescue all the poor animals in this world. 

So it would be really cool to be invisible. That's why I want to have the superhero power of Invisible Woman. I don't even know much about this character but she can be invisible and that's fantastic. First of all I could sneak in everywhere and do lots of good things. Plus nobody would see me and would not talk to me unless I am in the mood to talk. I just don't want to talk to people I don't like. So this would be an awesome way to avoid this. Hehe, I am weird, I know. 


My childhood hero is Captain Planet! I always wanted to save the earth too and I admired him so much for everything he did. 
I mean, come on, he is our hero, gonna take pollution down to zero. :)
Love it. 
So yeah, I wish I could be Captain Planet!


I would also love to be able to fly for sure. That would make things a lot easier! 

I am not so sure about mind-reading, I mean, I don't want to hear everybody's thoughts. I am sure that can be very annoying!

Well, I guess I will remember lots of other superhero powers when I have published this post...but yeah, that's all for now.

What superhero powers would you like to have?
Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ten On Tuesday! Runny noses and loud sneezes.

Hallo meine Lieben,

it is that day of the week again! Linking up with lovely Lin from Linny's Vault!

1. My nose is running like crazy and that's very annoying.

2. I am also sneezing the whole time which is even more annoying.

3. My sneezing is very loud by the way. I tried to sneeze in a quiet way but I just can't. So me having a cold is not just annoying for me but even more annoying for others. Life is hard. 

4. I don't like taking pills that's why I drink a Dr. Pepper when I feel like getting a cold. That usually helps but not this time. 

5. Schlaf ist die beste Medizin. Sleep is the best medicine. 

6. I really don't want to bore you but I am not very creative today because I just don't feel that great. So I hope you can forgive me for this terribly boring post. 

7. This is for all my sick friends:


8. I always tell David that I never get sick. And it's true. This is just a cold, that's not sick. And kidney infections don't count. 

9. Klaus from How I Met Your Mother is so annoying. David says he is funny and maybe he is when you are not German. But I just can't stand to hear him talking. He doesn't sound German at all and it is just not funny!

10. I have a pillow filled with grape seeds that you can warm up in the microwave and then it stays warm for hours. It is awesome. Such a great invention. The best part is that the pillow looks like a donkeys. It is for children. But I love donkeys.

Okay my lovelies, sorry for the boring post! I hope you are all doing great! Can't wait to catch up with your blogs!

Have a fabulous day!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sunday Confessions! Angriness and sleepiness.

Hallo meine Lieben,

confessions time! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. I am linking up with wonderful Alyx from Every Day Is A New Adventure

Confession #1.

This world really makes me sick and angry. Sometimes I really don't know how to handle it. Today I read an article about people who burned alive a hedgehog on a grill. People were standing around laughing. What is wrong with the world. This is so disgusting. And I feel so helpless. I hate people like that. With heart and soul. And events like that make me want to burn these people on a grill. 

Confession #2. 

Sometimes I would like to have a day with more than just 24 hours. 

Confession # 3.

I just feel like sleeping today.

Confession # 4.

I am really really bad at small talk.

Confession # 5.

I wanted to catch up with all my shows last night and fell asleep at 10:30. Nice. Then I woke up at 3 am and watched Ben & Kate. But I fell asleep after 10 minutes. Woke up again at 5:30. It seems like I will never be able to catch up with my shows. 

What do you have to confess?
Have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Not if you were the last junkie on earth.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! Do you have any nice plans? 

I really need to catch up on my shows, I haven't watched any last week. I am so far behind, it is unbelievable. I guess I have to watch shows for the next 24 hours. I don't even know what to start with. I really don't.

I have to say that I am a little addicted to TV shows. I always get totally excited when there is a new episode of one of my favorite shows. I get excited very easily by the way. You can ask David. Every time I see a dog I get totally excited. The same happens when I see a rain worm. Or something German in America.  Or....all kinds of other things. 

This made me think about addictions. And I realized that I have a couple of them. No really bad ones though. 


Addiction # 1.

What can I say? That guy is awesome and he always makes me laugh and feel good. Plus he listens to all the crap I have to say. He tries broccoli even when he hates it. Just because I cooked it. He is my hero. 

Addiction # 2. 

I have always loved animals. I grew up having animals around and they are very important in my life. I don't want to live without animals. The pets are a part of our family. 
I don't just love cats and dogs and bunnies. I also love pigs and cows and chicken. And that's why I don't want to eat them.

Addiction # 3.

I love to read. I have hundreds and hundreds of books. I love to spend hours on the couch (or wherever) reading, IN fall, I love to be snuggled up under a warm blanket, with a hot water bottle, a tea in one hand and a book in the other.

Addiction # 4.
TV shows.

As I said, I really need to catch up with my favorite shows because I don't know what's going on anymore. 

Addiction # 5.
Coffee and tea. 

I love to start my day with a coffee and to eat my day with a tea. Both with lots of sugar. Sometimes with soy milk. 

Addiction # 6.

Yeah, I admit it. I love to read magazines. All kinds of magazines. Lifestyle, cooking, gossip, fashion, beauty, interior design, DIY, politics. Love it. So when I don't read a book, then I have a magazine in my hand. 

Addiction # 7.

How many shoes are too many shoes? I really don't know. But I always find a pair I like. 

Addiction # 8.

I really want to travel more. There are so many places I want to see. And not enough time. It is a shame. 

Addiction # 9.

Eating is very important. I want to eat things that are good for my body. I have some health issues so I really try to eat healthy. That doesn't mean that I don't have a sweet tooth though.. Cooking is also awesome.

Addiction # 10.

I am not saying that I am a good painter but it is a wonderful way to relax.  I really want to find time to paint some more. And do some other DIY projects. I have so many ideas!

Addiction # 11.

It just makes me feel good to be surrounded by grass, trees, animals.....the air smells so good....I can't really describe it. But I always feel so relaxed when I can spend some time outdoors.

Addiction # 12.

I went to my first concert when I was 14 and loved it. It is always a very special experience. I listen to music all the time, love to discover new songs and bands, music makes everything better. I wish I would be as musical as David....

Oh well, there are some more addictions I have....but I am curious now: what are your addictions?

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Random Thursday! Blogger pet peeves.

Hallo meine Lieben,

it is time for another Random Thursday post! 
You can join the fun here...

This week's topic is

I have to say that there is only one thing that really annoys me...well maybe two.



The problem is not even the thing itself (well, it is a little stupid because it is so time consuming and unnecessary but okay, I can accept it.)...the problem is that my eyes are really bad so most of the time I have to try it a couple of times before I get it right and that totally freaks me out. I mean, can you always read those letters? I really can't and I don't know if I am the only person and everybody else only needs one try....I really don't know. It is possible that I give up commenting when I get it wrong two or three times. So I really wish I would not have to do it at all...


Autoplay music.

I love music. I really do. I listen to music a lot. But I want to be prepared. When I open a blog and music starts I just get a heart attack. Do you want me to die? I hope not! But I get scared very easily and my heart just stops beating. So please, no music! Only when I can click a button to make the music start playing....

What are your blogger pet peeves? I am really interested to know!

By the way, when I moved to America I had no idea what a pet peeve is. I thought it is something like a bad habit. So I had to get used to that expression first....it still sounds a little funny and confusing for me!

Have a wonderful Thursday!