It’s the Final Countdown

Current mood: It’s the final countdown! After waking up this morning and realising it’s the last day of the year, this song popped up and keeps repeating itself in my head. I can’t believe the year is over already – again. Time flies, and it seems to fly faster than usual. What are your plans for tonight?  After a lot of deciding and choosing between different events, countries and parties, I chose to stay in Düsseldorf with the family. We will have a cozy nice dinner at home – enjoy some music and relax. Not the whole night, though! After dinner we will slowly head out to a party near our place – supposedly the whole town is going there haha. So I’m excited to see how that turns out. They have different themes regarding music, but I think we will be going to the 80’s and 90’s party – love the music from that time!

xo

Give to Get

It’s Monday already – again. Thankfully I still have vacation this week though, I’m absolutely loving this. Not doing anything special, living each day as it comes, being with the family, staying all cozy inside if it gets cold outside (it’s freezing here at the moment). And, I guess I have been working a few hours today: I couldn’t watch my mailbox grow every hour, so I had to clean that up a bit and replied to a quite a few. I’m also starting to fill my calendar again for the upcoming weeks – so much to do, so many people to meet, so many small projects I want to work on. I’m really looking forward to 2015.

Speaking off, do you guys have or do new years resolutions? Deep down inside I always have a few, but I never really followed them strictly and then I stopped making resolutions. I want to top and exceed what I’ve managed to do the last year. I want to continue growing (sadly I can’t grow in height anymore, haha!), learn more, discover more, keep this blog going and growing, travel more, and and and.. the usual, I guess?

This post however is supposed to be, as promised yesterday, about a few presents I got from the family. I love presents – well, who doesn’t, really? But in the end it’s not about the presents at all, it’s about the thought behind it, the thought of trying to make someone happy, trying to find something worthy, writing the right words on a card to keep, making people smile and sometimes tear of joy. Jeez, I’ve become so teary – I almost started tearing when we read out the letters we received from ‚Santa‘ (my grandma wrote them). The words were so loving, so warm: it made me melt.

Now, here are some pictures of my lovely presents I received.

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I got a lot of stuff for the kitchen and interior in general – my family knows me too well. Living in ‚Style‘, i.e. feeling cozy, is super important to me at home. The wooden board for cutting and for taking pretty pictures (yep, that was the aim) is hand-made by my mother. How great is that?

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The fur is amazing – I also received a second one. It’s for my balcony in Zurich, so that I don’t freeze my ass off (excuse me) when sitting outside in the winter. I love it.

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Are those socks not the cutest thing in the world? Can’t wait to wear them! Thank you to my lovely sister (also for the book and the amazing tea).

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Oh, and isn’t this watch so pretty? I love it! I The pictures are not the greatest currently I admit, but I’m sure I’ll be showing the individual things sooner or later in different posts were appropriate.

Now I’m off to preparing dinner. Wishing you a great evening. xo

My Christmas 2014

Happy Sunday everyone! How’s your Christmas been? I had a fabulous time with the family – my aunt, her husband, the kids, my grandparents, parents, sister and of course my baby (dog haha). It’s amazing to see the light in the eyes of the children, when suddenly ‚Santa‘ came and there are lots and lots of presents around the tree.

I’ve been eating like a pig the past days – literally haha. I ate so much, it’s incredible. But I guess that’s what Christmas is about: Family, good food, more food, amazing food, presents and love love love. Now that Christmas is over I’ve gotten myself into a healthier food routine again the past two days. We’ll have a great, large dinner again New Years Eve, and then it’s back to the routine for the next few weeks. I’ve been thinking where to spent NYE the past weeks, thinking if I should stay in Düsseldorf with the family, if I should just hop onto the plane and go back to Zurich to see some of my lovelies or to randomly travel somewhere. In the end, I decided to stay with the family and enjoy some more cozy days at home.

Below are some pictures of my Christmas this year. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a few of my presents with you, so stay tuned if you’re interested. xo

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a jolly, merry Christmas! We are slowly starting the family traditions, the table is ready and the food is cooking. ‚Santa‘ should be coming in the next few hours and I am seriously super excited! I will be back posting tomorrow. Lot’s of love! xo 

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Christmas Decorations

It’s getting all Christmasy here at home – it’s so exciting! We are celebrating today, December 24, and the whole family will be coming in a couple of hours. We are now off to my grandparents soon to have coffee and cake and then afterwards will come back here. I did the Christmas decoration on the table already, so that everything is ready when everyone arrives later on. What do you think of it, are you celebrating tonight?

Wish you all a great day and to those celebrating: a very Merry Christmas!

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