Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The one where I need to learn Danish because I cannot wait four long months for a book. {Ten On Tuesday}

Hallo meine Lieben,

happy Tuesday! You can link up with Alyssa here.

1. I am a bad blogger at the moment but I am hoping that will change soon. 

2. Today I found out that I have to wait until April 1 for the German translation of the latest Carl Mørck novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen. I don't know if I can wait that long. The lady in the book store told me it would be February. But April 1? I guess I need to learn Danish after all. And I am not sure about the English edition. 

3. I am cold. Just cold. I need more blankets, more hot water bottles and something to keep my damn hands warm. 

4. I love hedgehogs. 

5. Last weekend I made gingerbread men shaped peanut butter chocolate chip and poppy seed cookies which all lost their legs or arms trying to get them out of the baking pan. well, except of one. I guess the dough was too crumbly. I won't give up and try again.  I need to make real gingerbread men. I love vegan baking. 

6. I recently discovered Wills Vegan Shoes aka shoe heaven for animal lovers. Look how cute these are. 

7. Last week I yelled at a rude and heartless woman at the vet's office. I should have yelled even more. Sometimes I am too polite. 

8. Lumpi is so incredibly cute. He loves his teddy and his blanket. 

9. A humane future. Check it out here. I hope we will be able to achieve this. One can dream. 

10. I am thankful for the person who invented Vego bars. That was a fantastic idea. She/he is in my vegan cool book.

Hope you are having a wonderful week! Thanks for reading. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A tea preparing manatee, a baking obsession and invisible cats. {Ten On Tuesday}

Hallo meine Lieben,

I know, it's Wednesday already! Hope you are having a great week. You can link up with my lovely friend Alyssa here.

1. I am so into baking right now that I added lots of baking books to my wishlist, bought baking pans and other accessories and search for lots of new recipes to try. Last weekend I made a vegan apple pie with almonds, marzipan, soy yogurt and vanilla pudding. The picture doesn't do it any justice (and the quality is crappy). 

2. I am still confused if this is a pie or a cake. Don't know the difference exactly but I do know it tastes great, no matter how you call it.

3. Next weekend I will bake gingerbread men. 

4. I'd say that tea tastes even better when you prepare it with a lovely tea infuser. You can find some really funky ones here. This is my fave. 

5. I had vegan mayonnaise yesterday which I enjoyed very much...which is kind of odd since I never liked mayonnaise before I went vegan. 

6. I swear, Tiger can make himself invisible. Sometimes he just vanishes and I have no idea where he is. The next second he appears out of nowhere. 

7. Look what happens when a guy babysits his coworker's plant.

8. I heard that hot chocolate sharpens your brain which is a good enough excuse for me to drink a cup every day.

9. My current food addiction: any kind of baked goods. And vegan "nutella". 

10. This is basically me as a dog.

Have a lovely rest of the week!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lessons learned #1.

Hallo meine Lieben,

happy Monday! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Today I want to share some of the things I have learned. And I hope you will share some of your life lessons with me. 

1. Animals cheer you up, no matter what.
2. Onions are evil.
3. Anise tastes like feet.
4. Tea is always a good idea.
5. Don't worry too much.
6. Decide to be happy.
7. Be kind to people. Your relatives from hell not included. 
8. Read as many books as you can.
9. Adopting a pet will make you feel great.
10. Becoming vegan is one of the best decisions to make.
11. Don't count calories. 
12. Do what makes you happy. As long as you don't hurt others.
13. Don't care about what people might think of you.
14. Trust your guts.
15. Believe in yourself, no matter what others say.
16. Don't give up on your dreams, no matter how hard it is. 
17. Eat more veggies.
18. Always give money to homeless people with dogs. 
19. Eat more chocolate.
20. Life is way too short.
21. Help others.
22. Always make sure to have warm feet.
23. Always be kind to animals.
24. Buy the globe bar you find at the flea market. 
25. Your life, your terms. 
26. Do not be afraid.
27. Be yourself.
28. Kitty cuddles rule. 
29. Never stop learning. 
30. Baking is fun. 
31. Never apologize for being yourself.
32. Spoil your pets. 
33. Laughing is important.
34. Crying too.
35. Mary Poppins and The Sword in the Stone never get old.
36. The German version of the Inspector Gadget theme song is better than the original.
37. Cats prefer cardboard boxes over cat beds. 
38. Deep water is a pain in the ass. Stay away from it.
39. Never drive a car in Paris. You will regret it.
40. Onions ruin every meal. 

...to be continued.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The one with the Christmas wish, ravens and owls and a fluffy teddy bear bathrobe. {Ten On Tuesday}

Hallo meine Lieben,

you can link up for Ten On Tuesday with my lovely friend Alyssa.

1. Dear Santa, here is my wish for Christmas. Please be so kind and let this be my gift. When you come by, you can have some vegan cookies and almond milk. Thank you.

2. I drives me crazy when I search for something and cannot find it. It happens way too often. Currently I am searching for some copies I made a while ago. I swear, I have a ghost living in my house.  

3. I am in love with Abraxas the raven (from "Die kleine Hexe", a book from my childhood) and Archimedes the owl (from my favorite Disney movie "The Sword in the Stone"). Perfect pet names, by the way. 

4. When I was a kid I wanted to be friends with a talking raven. Well, that would still be cool. 

5. Sometimes I am so overwhelmed by all the books that are on my to-be-read-list that I have no idea what to read next. Which is why I always read several books at the same time. 

6. I want to spend a lot of time there. It is just missing a fireplace and a globe bar. 

7. Yesterday I bought a cozy white bathrobe which has a hood with teddy bear ears. It's so fluffy! 

8. How beautiful are those sculptures carved out of books by artist Tomoko Takeda? You can find more of them here.

9. On my winter to-do-list (among lots of other things): knitting a scarf, doing a puzzle, start drawing again, bake a lot. 

10. This is why I do not like Thanksgiving. 

Have a good rest of the week!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

{Book Talk #3) Books are a girl's best friend (a.k.a gift ideas for bookworms).

Hallo meine Lieben,

hope you are all enjoying your Sunday! Obviously book lovers are always happy when they receive a book as a gift....but there are so many other things you can make a bookworm happy with. And here are some of my favorites. 

A bookish candle. 

The Frostbeard store sells soy candles for book lover's. Well, vegan and books. What else can I say. They also have candles called "Dumbledore's office", "Sherlock's Study" or "Christmas at the Burrow". I am officially a fan. I want them all. 

A cozy armchair.

Preferably a comfy armchair next to a globe bar and in front of a chimney. And all of that in my personal library. My dream. 

Shirts for bookworms. 

I like shirts with a message and this one combines two great things. Cats and books. 

Foxy bookends. 

I have a weak spot for bookends. And when you combine books and animals then I am in love. It's that easy.

A bookish laptop cover. 

I'd say that everything looks better when it looks like a book.

A book lamp. 

That's pretty much the prettiest lamp I have ever seen and I am sure it would look good in one of my bookshelves. 

A bloody bookmark. 

If you are a fan of crime novels like me then I would say this is the perfect gift. I think you can never have too many bookmarks. 

Monopoly for book lovers. 

I love board games and this one is definitely cooler than the regular Monopoly. 

A book journal. 

I love Goodreads to keep track of my books but I also love all things oldschool so this would be the perfect gift. 

A nightstand for readers. 

You can never have enough books next to your bed. And this is clearly fancier than just a pile of books on the floor. 

What's your perfect gift?
Have a fantastic Sunday!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I am glad the cat I got is you, rabbit food and a vegan advent calender. {Ten On Tuesday}

Hallo meine Lieben,

you can link up for Ten On Tuesday with my friend Alyssa here.

1. I am pretty good at destroying things. Today I destroyed part of my laptop keyboard which really sucks. 

2. Top Ten reasons not to wear wool. Did you know that sheep don't need to be shorn? Plus they get hurt in the process of taking their wool. And then they end up as meat. Also cows don't need to be milked because the calf would drink the milk in a natural setting. But calves are taken away from the mother so that humans can take the milk. 

3. The movie "The Inbetweeners" is called "Sex on the beach" in Germany. How stupid is that? 

4. This cat song clearly is an ear worm and the video makes me smile every single time. I am so glad I got Lumpi and Tiger as cats. Also cute: Things I like when I'm depressed. Another cute video: If dogs could apologize. I clearly watch too many adorable videos. Definitely a good thing to do when you are depressed. 

5. How fantastic are fire paintings

6. I found a vegan advent calender! With rice milk chocolate. When I was a kid I had an advent calender with 24 paper houses that my mom made for me. And she filled it with chocolate, candy and even toys. 

7. Because I really love The Inbetweeners. 

8. I am not exactly into rap music but here is a vegan song with fab lyrics, ear worm qualities and adorable animals. "They call it rabbit food, just because I don't call the rabbit food." I love my rabbit food. 

9. Still waiting to find out when I  will be able to get a German or English translation of the 6th book of the Carl Mørck series by Jussi Adler-Olsen. I am impatient and I want to read that book now. Why can't I speak Danish?

10. Speaking of languages: one of the superpowers I would like to have is to be able to speak every single language that exists. 

Have a fantastic rest of the week! Thanks for reading!

Monday, November 3, 2014

{Book Talk #2} Book shelf porn.

Hallo meine Lieben,

happy November! I hope you are all doing great! As many of you might know: I love books. And I own many books. Which is why I also own many book shelves. Not enough though which is why I seriously consider building my own book shelf. I love a good challenge so why not. Here are some great book shelf ideas I adore. 

Library book shelf. 

Simple but good. 

Book shelf staircase

Tree book case.

Up in the air. 

Rock book case.

Labyrinth book shelf.


Speech bubble book shelf. 

Racetrack book shelf. 

Another staircase book shelf. I really like the idea. 

Ceiling book shelf. 

I don't even know how to call this - book shelf. 

How do you store your books? Are you running out of space as well? Which one is your favorite book shelf?
Have a great week!