July 31, 2012

Blue Birdhouse GIVEAWAY!!

It has almost been 8 months since Patrick & I started this blog. It has been through a lot of growth and changes and I am excited to have my first giveaway.... and you get to be a part of it! Just follow the few easy steps bellow and you could be a winner of one of these two beautiful bird's nest necklace pendants.
Which is your favorite?

The Robin's nest

The Dove's nest



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Which pendant do you like best?

 
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The winner will be drawn at random.
Giveaway ends Friday,  August 17th at 12pm Eastern Time.

July 27, 2012

Friday Five! July 27






Multi - Purpose Necklace Set
This is such a cute idea. Often you can find necklaces like these very cheap and the redesigning them to look like this is a great idea! I have done something similar...I'll have to show it you all some time.



The Color of Music
Though I would never do this to my piano if I had one I thought it was kinda neat. Tell me: Would you do this

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Dress Review from eShakti

I totally fell in love with many of the dresses on eShakti after this review. Kellie really takes some BEAUTIFUL pictures. Here you only see one of many stunning pictures.




Painted Tables- An Easy Solution

I have seen this idea somewhere else before but I really like it. I am really not into games at all but Patrick is... I might do something like this in my future home one day.



Why Women Should Respect Men

I have been following this blog for a little while now and have read her post. All of them are thought provoking and really good. Please find time to read this. Sadly most women do not respect men anymore and because of that relationships do not last. Do not be like the world...











July 26, 2012

A Polka Dot Girl in love at the Farm

 I wanted some pictures out in the country....so here they are. I only had time for a few quick shots and this is what came out.
 Which one do you like best?









I also wanted to share with you the special music we did last Sunday at my friend's church.

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July 25, 2012

A Vintage Hat from the 50's


I hosted a vintage tea party a few weeks ago. I read about it on other blogs and I wanted to have one too. I really do not own any vintage clothes so it took me some time to get an outfit together. I found something that looked like the 50's but to top it off I really wanted a little hat so....I asked my grandma to buy her favorite cheese. ☺ No, its not made out of cheese but out of a cheese box. I do not know if you have something similar in our country but you can really use any round cardboard box to make this hat.

Here we go:

Here you see I used a small soft cheese box.

Cut material out and inch bigger than the box

Add glue and set right in the middle

Add glue to the side and try to have only a few folds

Cut off the access material to the same height of the box

A strip of the same material to go around as a border

Fold as you can see above. Fold in the sides and fold in half.

Sew it on right on the edge then....

Wrap around the border and to give it a smooth border.- Sew

To cover up the stitching I sew some feathers.

After sewing on the feathers I added a white flower brooch.


Here you see I close up look



July 24, 2012

A Weekend Full of Friends

This past weekend Patrick and I scheduled to visit some friends that I had grown close to while their families were stationed in Germany. They had visited my church and now lived in Tennessee. Since these two families lived close to each other we mad one trip out of it. Here is the story of our weekend:

Early Saturday morning we packed but Patrick check engine light kept coming on. We had a long rode trip ahead of us so we stopped and had the oil changed...that did the trick. After picking up some stuff at his mom's and getting my friends phonenumber from facebook and stopping at the postoffice we finally started our trip.



Look what Patrick spotted...how cool it would be to live on this street. :D





We got together with a friend who I had met almost 9 years ago! Wow...we were still kids back then and did some crazy things together. Her brother in-law helped me get my Euros exchanged to dollars.  (Do you know how hard and ridiculous it is to exchange money in the US? In Germany you can get DOLLARS in any back and here they won't give me their own money...anyway)  After that we ate at Olive Gardens and then we hung out together at her home. We talked alot about Thirty-One . Check it out! They have the coolest stuff! I especially like their skirt purse.


Patrick and I then left to visit the next family. After we were introduced to all the farmanimals we headed out to eat at the Catfish house. I never had catfish but this was yummy!!!


 We spent the night there and the next morning we had church with them. It was fun to be in church with my friends again and to play the piano on Sunday morning.





Patrick can never have a normal picture...if you see one its only because I had 3 silly ones before that! :D


We went with them to the nursing home as well.




We came back home just in time to go to the evening service in Patrick's church. After church we took Patrick and I took some cute pictures I'll try to share with you all on Thursday. Lord willing we have a lot of things planned this week! Hope they all work out and I'll try to take lots of pictures! :D



July 23, 2012

Som Sabadell Flashmob // Media Mondays

I don't know about you but I would love to be at the right place at the right time and see a flashmob! This is one I came across recently and just love it!!!

Turn up the sound and enjoy!










July 21, 2012

The Second week together in Pictures

 Last Tuesday, after a fun day with Patrick's sister, cleaning, school and swimming I thought I'd make dinner. I was craving for some noodles with a meat gravy...and that is what I made. The only meat available was venison and I had the chance to cook Bambie. ☺ Patrick's sister set the table. With candles, grape juice and background music. Patrick had a late day of work and came 30 minutes late...the gravy got a little to thick. ☺



  
Iris' home in Tennessee.
On our way to the house...
This is where Iris calls home....the arrow is her room.

Patrick just came home from work here: 



Here we took some pictures together. How do you like them? Which one is your favorite?

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