April 30, 2013

Free May Desktop Background- With Calendar

I had a hard time figuring out what I am going to do for this months desktop background. I started thinking about the month of may...that spring is coming, love is in the air....and picnics on the ground....and before you can say "summer break" this spring picnic inspired background came to life.

What do you think of when you think about May!?


Goals 2013 // Monthly Update April

read a book every month-I still have not finished Shadow of the Almighty...eventually I will. I started two books for school last month Competent to Counsel by Adams and Guide to Successful Christian Teaching by Ardell Jacquot. Both are really interesting (even if it is for school) and I can really recommend Guide to Successful... to anyone that does any form of teaching be it homeschool, Sundayschool, etc
create something once a month (digital, crafting, sewing)- This is probably the reason I haven't read much....I have been creating as we can see here, here, and here and I sewed the owls for the giveaway!

1 guest post/month- Last month I had many guest posts....this month I didn't have any. :( →1 vlog/ month- Yes! The link up I did and I talked about what my passions are.  

practice one song a month together- Sadly no, we'll play music or just have fun together but even that was scarce this month. *sigh*
continue monthly date night - Yes, tonight...hahahaha. I know this is the last day in month but we planned a date night for today and looking forward to it....pictures coming. ☺ 

Guess what I am doing right now....nope, not school....I am baking a cake....Mhmmmmmm. ☺

April 29, 2013

Firmoo's Crazy Giveaway

I have some great news: Firmoo is giving out FREE glasses!
Do you need some new glasses? Firmoo has some glasses that are up-to-date, fashionable and perfect for everyone! Before ordering glasses online it is important to have your eyes checked and get your prescription updated once a year to reduce the risk of our eyesight deteriorating from using old prescription eyeglasses!  I accidentally found that Firmoo is giving out free pair. They are offering FREE glasses (Frames + Lenses + Shipping = $0!) as well as discount coupons, so that any one of you can take an advantage of them! Don't miss out Firmoo's free offer!

I am thinking about doing their first customer deal because if you are a first time customer at Firmoo, you can also get your first pair for free , with a minimum of $6.95 shipping fee.
But if you missed the free pair, you don't have to be sad because they have another limited time offer which will save you 20% off on frames + total shipping fee
The sunglasses I am eying....☺

Have you heard about this new deal?! You need to check out their glasses!

Crazy Giveaway- http://www.firmoo.com/z/crazy-giveaway.html
Free glasses- http://www.firmoo.com/free-glasses.html

April 27, 2013

Goals 2013// Week Seventeen

→Be more efficient with my time- I've been doing pretty good with school & other things
→A glass of water every day- I have been doing pretty good...on some days I'll drink 2 or three glasses

→Play piano 4x a week- I did!!! I just sit down and start playing a little....☺

→Play violin once a week- I played Patrick's mandolin....it's the same finger positions....does that count?

→Exercise 15 minutes- I did it!!!

→Pass out a tract-  Ummmm...no...

April 26, 2013

What spring makes us do //Journal Update

So what have we been up too?

A while back....Patrick and I took some pictures with the blooming trees and beautiful sunlight:

Over the weekend I had a sleepover at a families from church....and we had some girly time! ☺

Me with a chocolate mask....it tastes good!! ☺
Later we had some fun with dressing up in vintage dresses and doing each others hair fitting to the time period of our dresses. We had way to much fun....☺
My friend Erin....1700's?
Grace....1900's.....I tried a hair style I saw on pinterest. ☺

While I was doing girly things with friends Patrick met with a Aussi friend from his German course.
Looks like he was having fun too! ☺

On Sunday after church we ate lunch with new church members...and here is their cute little (6 m) daughter....She was fascinated by Patrick's guitar playing.

What else happened this week?

-Patrick had his first job interview....may the Lord make the best out of it.
-My grandma got her first black eye....a glass of jam fell off the shelf...she caught it with her nose.
-I scrubbed our terrace getting it ready for summer....want to decorate more before I show my before & after pictures. ☺

How are you getting ready for summer? What is spring making you do?

April 25, 2013

Questions to Answer + Link Up

Kellie from Sincerely, Kellie had a great idea to answer these fun questions....and I decided to join the fun.

WHAT TIME DO YOU GET UP?   Some time between 7: 30 & 8:00....(and go to bed between 11:30- 12:00)...yep I am a night owl

IF YOU COULD EAT LUNCH WITH ONE FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE?  I would ask Jimmy Stewart to be alive for a few more hours so it could be him.

GOLD OR SILVER? Yellow Gold.... not white gold like EVERYONE else...

YOUR FAVORITE TV SHOW? Disney's Zorro, Andy Griffith....
WHAT DO YOU HAVE FOR BREAKFAST? Toast with strawberry jam or cereal.

CAN YOU TOUCH YOUR NOSE WITH YOUR TONGUE?  *ackwardly trying it* nope

WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Women that are strong but are sweet & have a close relationship with the Lord.

WHAT IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME? Must I say....I don't like it....Jasmine

BEACH, CITY, OR COUNTRY?  Country!!! Just love love the rustic beauty.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Caramel/Chocolate/Vanilla/Oreo/Cookies....along those lines...not a bit fan of ice cream anyways.

BUTTER, PLAIN OR SALTED POPCORN? SUGAR...its a German thing...and its the best!!!

FAVORITE CAR? A car with cool gadgets and blue....yeah.


WHAT CHARACTERISTIC DO YOU DESPISE? People exaggerating...walking by you exagerating their problem to get attention...."get a life"!

FAVORITE FLOWER? all...or wildflowers OK, I'll choose....poppies
Farbkleks von Anja Gieseler

FIZZY OR STILL WATER AS A DRINK? Hmmm....fizzy is big in Germany but it gives me stomach aches


HOW MANY KEYS ON YOUR KEY RING? 5- my house key, my bike lock key and two little keys I have no idea about....and 3 key chains...

WHERE WOULD YOU RETIRE TO? Hmmmm...never thought about it....where the Lord wants me.

CAN YOU JUGGLE? with two things...does that count?

FAVORITE DAY OF THE WEEK? Friday....I have the whole weekend ahead of me!


CANDY? I love sweets but not to big about candy

Yes...in a good way and a bad way.

{via tumbler}
 WHERE DO YOU SING THE MOST, IN THE CAR, THE SHOWER, OR OTHER?  in the bathroom or in my room

WHAT DO YOU SMELL LIKE? "Coconut Passion"


ANYTHING IN YOUR MOUTH? my tongue....all the time!

EVER HURT YOURSELF PLAYING WII? Hahahaha...my first time...was talked into boxing....I won?...I was sore!

DO YOU HAVE FRECKLES? nope not really...a few light ones

HOW MANY LANGUAGES CAN YOU SAY "HELLO" IN? 4....and "How are you?" in 6


WHAT CAN YOU HEAR RIGHT NOW? Patrick listening to a Star Wars behind the scenes video over skype.

EVER BEEN OVERSEAS? hahaha...yeah...many times....lived overseas too.
ARE YOU CLOSE TO YOUR SIBLINGS? no siblings...so no?

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB? real job? Giving math tutoring.

WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR NAME TO? I like Iris....its weird to think about changing your name.


July 2012

So how about you? Wanna join the fun?

April 24, 2013

Let's Create a Card Together

This card is so simple to do....is super cute and can be used for many occasions.
Birthday, Thank you, Valentines, "Just Because"....

Draw and Cut out Little Envelopes
Glue them into a bottom corner.
Punch or Cut out Little Hearts.
Glue Them so They Are Floating Out of the Envelope

You're Done!

I want to make some more with different colors....have them on hand for Thank you cards!

What would you use them for? Which colors would you put together?

April 23, 2013

Pink & Green Spring Inspiration // Etsy

I love inspiration...and lately I am really liking pastel colors- Like the pink & green....
You can find these gifted creators on Etsy.

My favorite are the skirt, the straws, the embroidered wall art, the books, the polka dot scarf, the pink cage & that last necklace...

Which of these are your favorite....which one would you buy?

April 22, 2013

Pops of Summer Color

Last week was summer weather here in Germany....with the sun so bright outside my Grandma, Patrick and I decided to go on a longer walk and enjoy the sun rays.....this is what I was wearing:

Who is excited about summer coming? I know for some of my readers winter is coming....

April 20, 2013

The Girl Behind The Blog- Your Non-Blogging Passion

Today I am linking up with "Written On Her Heart"..... She encourages bloggers to do a vlog every month letting your readers get to know you a little better each time. Today I am talking about the 4 things I am passionate about....starting with the least....

I am long winded....I did the vlog 3 times getting shorter each time but still reached  4 min 12 sec...hehehe

So now tell me....what are you passionate about?

April 19, 2013

100 Followers GIVEAWAY

Wooohooo.....It's time party. ☺
The day has come when my little blog has 100 followers!!! 
I had said in <this> post that once I had 100 followers I would have a giveaway....I've been planning and scheming....waiting for this special day. I've probably had over 100 followers counting the many social medias together but last night I reached 100 followers on GFC. ☺ Two days ago I had 99....and I knew I had to get started with my prizes. Last night I was working on them when I went on my blogger to read my comments....100.

So what can you win? Joy, Faith and Hope....3 owl sisters.

My 100th follower, Amy, gets to choose which one she wants....the other two are waiting for their new families till the giveaway ends.

So here are some ways you can win.
-Follow on GFC
-Follow on Facbook
-Follow on Twitter
-Follow on Google+
-Follow on Bloglovin'
-Follow on Pinterest
-Share the Giveaway on Facebook
-Tweet Giveaway
-Pin Giveaway on Pinterest
-Comment: "Which one is your favorite?"

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Giveaway ends May 3rd.