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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Today was a good day...afterall


Today sure was not my day.........nothing really was going my way......my headache was really bugging me and and and.....BUT, late this afternoon the postman delivered a package and that is when my day turned around. You see, recently I was chosen once again to take part in a product test from SaalDigital. A few months ago, I got to create my first photo book with SaalDigital. As I wrote in my blog post, I was more than happy with the results. This was the first photobook that I truly liked. Now, I got to product test their wall art. When I saw the Post on Facebook from SaalDigital I knew immediately which picture I wanted to use.  So you see....this afternoon I was happy again and boy does the picture look great on my living room wall!. Many, many thanks to SaalDigital for this oppurtunity. Once again.....the software is great.....the delivery was quick and the quality is over the top!

The picture I chose was from our vacation last year......we took a 2 week crazy trip...first a cruise and then washington dc and nyc......This is one of my favorite pictures....Central Park at dusk.









And now I have Central Park in my living room. Big shout out to Saal Digital!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Pasta! Pasta!

Pasta Pasta!

For the longest time, I have wanted to learn to make my own pasta. Now, I have attempted it in the past...but, never ever was the pasta soooooooo good that I wanted to run out and scream it to the world....till now! Lucky me...a new friend Kim along with her daughter were visiting and they both just happen to be pasta experts! The master class was a complete success(the neighbors helped us devour the entire batch later that same day. Last week a friend of ours was celebrating his 49th birthday. Since he is the one that lent me the pasta attachements for the kitchen aid, I decided to make him a batch of pasta as a gift I made spinach pasta, dried-tomate pasta and a regular batch. 















I truly enjoyed putting this gift together! Loved that I had everything in my "shoppe of horros". Pretty happy with the result. Our gift was well received and I see a lot of homemade pasta in our future!

Kuddos to Kim and her daughter who taught me! Kuddos to Chris for lending me the kitchen aid attachments.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Premiere Photo Album



 My first photo book and my first book of Tablescapes


 So, recently I was lucky enough to receive a 40Euro Gift Certificate to create a photo book. Now, mind you, I am not a huge fan of these books...prefer sitting at my craft table and creating scrapbooks......but when such a great oppurtunity arises.......

 For my first photo book, I decided to create a book of Tablescapes......

As you can imagine, I had a lot of pictures to weed through. Due to lack of a lot time(this girl still has to go to work) I opted for only pictures and no text.

I impatiently waited for my book in the mail. You can only imagine how frustrated I got when the package delivery guy did not leave the book on the front porch when he tried to deliver. I had to wait a whole extra day!!! The suspense was killing me.

When I did finally have the book in my hot, griddy little hands I was happy surprised. The book looks great and my pictures look so professional!

P.S.....I am now a fan of photo books


Saal-Digital Fotoservice GmbH 









Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Leaving.....on jet plane....

Living in Berlin has its perks.........one of them is I get to know a lot of fellow americans, or Expats as one calls them. Over the years I have met some wonderful families and some very special women, who have become some of my closest friends.....The downside is that Expats are here on borrowed time...usually 3 years. So, in the past 15 years I have said good bye ALOT! And let me tell you, it does not get easier.....

On June 2nd....it was time for Regina and Mike to pack their bags and leave Berlin. As I write they are on the first leg of their great travel adventure......hence the inspiration for the tablescape.






The globe comes from my husband Klaus....he had it in his childhood home


The blue globe/paper wieght was my dad´s. My son now has it sitting on his desk...


The first cut outs with my Cricut Explore Air!






The Northwest Airplane.......sat for many many years in the office of Adventure Tours and Travel.....my dad´s travel agency. When my son was small he would play for hours with the planes. So happy we were able to bring it back to Germany with us. 





My pride and joy....the Concord....I got the plane from the Air France Representiv that planned a group tour for my dad. If I remember correctly his name was Fritz Hoffein......




The Sabena Airplanes......MIke and I flew home many times with Sabena......



Wishing my friends Regina and Mike safe travels..........


Shareing this post with Tablescape Thursday

EM 2016........time for some SOCCCER!

      

          Well, it is hard to believe that it is time for the European Soccer Championships!!!!! It seems, like just yesterday the German National Team won the World Championship! Now, I am definetly not a soccer watching blogger, but that does not stop me from creating a European Championship Tablescape.


TOR........the german word for GOAL! Loving my new Cricut Explore Air.....it was a big help making the letters and the soccer ball coasters!
 

My black dishes are from Ikea, the grean napkins from Butlers(i think!) and the red desert cups were found years ago at a flea market.























Wishing all of you a happy European Championship 2016....The German Team won their first game  2-1.... Here´s keeping our fingers crossed that they go all the way !


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring is in the air...at least that is what the calender tell us

 
 The calender may be telling us that spring is here..but everytime I stick my nose out the door I find out we are far from it temperature wise. The sun is shining and we have been lucky enough not to have too much rain....but come on.. ende of April and I am still wearing my winter coat?
     The low temperatures have not stopped us from getting the garden ready for the season, nor did it stop us from hosting a bbq this past Friday. I had found a new recipe for burgers online(the rub I used had coffee in it!) and of course I had to try it out! Please forgive no pictures of the burgers.....we were too busy eating! Anyhow.....we may have grilled the burgers outside, but we sat down to enjoy them inside....and this is what the table looked like!










Römergläser.......the different colored wine glasses add the necessary sparkle to the tablescape. Some of the glasses I purchased on ebay...the others come from my mom




Tonights "Dish" of choice were my new dishes from my niece and nephew......





Playing with the camera lenses......



My local florist always comes through for me.....Love the flowers in this small vase from Ikea. 


Happy Tablescaping everyone...


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