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    Admitting: You can do Anything but not Everything.

    Sometimes you need to slow down.

    The past few weeks have been rough for me, to say the least. I don’t want to go into too much detail, I just want to say that I came to the point where I had to admit that it really is true: You can do anything – but not everything.

    With my final exam fast approaching I still thought I could do it all: prepare for the exam, complete all my design team obligations, do my “normal” work, do the household, reply mails, take on another project and all while still staying sane and having time for myself and S.

    Well, you can probably guess where this is going. It turns out: I can’t. There are still quite a few unanswered mails, unreturned calls, incomplete projects and the pile of dirty clothes is growing steadily. The fact that I am quite an introverted person and procrastinator who, when owing someone a mail, a call, whatever, instead of just telling them that right now I just can’t do it but I’ll reply as soon as I can, holes up and hopes that none of them will ask when I will finally reply, doesn’t really help at all (and the fact that this sentence is much more complex than needs to be….).

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    ScatteredConfetti Style [Blog-tember Challenge #6].

    In an effort to share more about me and my life here on the blog and to give it a more personal touch (that I feel has been missing the past few months), the Blog-tember Challenge seemed like the perfect fit to get a start on this! Of course once the challenge is over, I won’t stop writing more personal posts. Just see this as the first try of getting some background info about me on here. 🙂

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    Today’s prompt in the Blog-tember Challenge asked how I would describe my style or what trends I like/follow/avoid/… I know this blog is mostly about scrapbooking but I think most of my readers already have a good idea of what my scrapbooking style looks like and what trends I like/dislike, so I thought today was a good chance of showing you what my style looks like in the fashion and interior design department.

    Fashion Collage by ScatteredConfetti

    FASHION
    Although I would consider myself fashion-conscious, I wouldn’t say that I actively follow any trends. For the first time in my life, I would say that I have found my style and feel confident with it. Of course it still evolves and changes a bit from time to time, but the overall feel of it stays mostly the same. As I said, I don’t really follow trends. Sometimes the current trends overlap with my style and taste, which is great because then I have a bigger variety to choose from.

    It’s funny to think that about 2 years ago I didn’t own a lot of black pieces of clothing (maybe 5 in total) and now about half of my wardrobe and shoe cabinet is filled with black pieces. When you have a look at my closet, you will mostly find black, gray and white and only a bit of colour (more in summer than in autumn/winter).

    I like:
    + simple pieces without frills and too girly details
    + black, gray, white
    + stripes
    + gray and black denim
    + beautiful minimal jewelry (mostly in gold/rose gold)
    + red lipstick
    + oversized dresses and shirts (in summer)
    + a mix of casual, elegant and comfortable
    + Birkenstocks (yes. I do. and no, I don’t only wear them to be “cooler” or “hipster”, they are just damn comfortable and I like the way they look paired with some great jeans and a shirt)

    I don’t like:
    – girly pieces/colours
    – acid wash, velvet,  frills, crop tops (I think only a few people do look good in them)
    – too many accessories
    – floral prints (or very rarely. there are only a few that I like on me, but a lot that I like on others)
    – cheap-looking pieces (like Primark)

    Don’t get me wrong, I also buy clothing that is mass-produced in a different country. However, even between the more reasonably priced brands there are differences. And I decided for myself that I’d much rather spend more money on a piece that I really like and that is good quality (and which I can therefore wear for much longer) than buying a new piece every one or two months because it’s a) cheap enough and b) more “fashionable” at the moment but c) also really bad quality and doesn’t last longer than one season.

    I also have a “Personal Style” Pinterest board where I pin all the styles and pieces that I love.

    Interior Design Moodboard by ScatteredConfetti.

     

    INTERIOR DESIGN
    My taste in interior design has changed so much in the past few years, somewhat similar to my fashion style. Right now I’m loving a good mix of scandinavian minimalism with some “warm” and earthy elements, like wood, gold, different fibers and textures (love tapestries!), planthangers etc.

    I like:
    + lots of white
    + uncluttered spaces
    + plants, especially succulents, cacti and air plants (these three are about the only plants I manage to keep alive for a while)
    + metallic accents
    + geometric elements
    + wall decoration (like typography posters, tapestries, photos..)
    + our black wall in the new workspace

    I don’t like:
    – cluttered, busy spaces
    – too much colour
    – shabby chique

    Here you can find more inspiration and ideas for bright, well-designed spaces.

    And if you want more inspiration for interior design, fashion, accessories, scrapbooking etc., come follow me on Pinterest 🙂

    Phew, this prompt was actually a lot of fun! I love making moodboards and collages and I think there will be a lot more to come on this blog in the future! What about you, do you like making moodboards as well? Are you active on Pinterest? Leave me a link to your profile in the comments! 🙂

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    My Current Playlist [Blog-tember Challenge #5].

    In an effort to share more about me and my life here on the blog and to give it a more personal touch (that I feel has been missing the past few months), the Blog-tember Challenge seemed like the perfect fit to get a start on this! Of course once the challenge is over, I won’t stop writing more personal posts. Just see this as the first try of getting some background info about me on here. 🙂

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    ScatteredConfetti: My current playlist.
    This quote for me is just so true. Music is everything. I couldn’t live without music. There is very rarely a moment when I don’t listen to music when I’m alone.
    Today’s prompt was to put your iTunes Playlist on shuffle and list the first 10 songs it plays here. So, here we go:
    1. Keep Your Head Up – Ben Howard. | This song makes me feel lighter, happier and carefree for the time I listen to it. Whenever you feel down, just put on this song and sing the words “Keep your head up, keep your heart strong” as loud as you can. I promise, it will make you feel better!
    2. Barcelona – George Ezra. | This one probably doesn’t surprise anyone. This song, for me, is just perfection. It’s one of those songs that makes your heart ache a little bit, but in a good way.
    3. Skinny Love – Bon Iver. | Bon Iver. He’s a genius. Seeing him live would be a dream come true. His music is so..different. Honest. Delicate. Simply beautiful.
    4. Skin – BOY. | BOY is a female singer-songwriter duo from Germany/Austria. I love their authenticity and down to earth-ness. I recommend you listen to their live/acoustic songs – these are even better than the studio versions.
    5. Hungry – Dotan. | I just recently discovered this singer/band and now I can’t stop listening to his music. Again, a really talented live singer. Going to one of his concerts is on my list for sure!
    6. Candles – Daughter. | Hauntingly beautiful song and voice. Nothing more to say about that.
    7. Left Hand Free – Alt-J. | I love Alt-J, even more since I had the chance to see them live in February this year (if you should get the chance to go to one of their concerts, do it!). I love to listen to this song when the weather is nice, the sun is shining and I’m driving home from work with the windows pulled down and this song on the radio.
    8. Conrad – Ben Howard. | Yes, another Ben Howard song. I love his music (saw him live too and I will go to his concerts whenever I can. One of the best live musicians there is). This guy is so unbelievably talented. You should really watch one of the YouTube videos (like this one) where you see him (and his band) play live – it will make you admire his music even more. He’s a bit of a guitar wizard.* 
    9. Ship to Wreck – Florence + the Machine. | For me Florence ranks among the most talented and unique female singers of the 21st century, together with Adele. If you want to do yourself a favour, listen to her concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Do it.
    10. Stay Alive – José Gonzalez. | This is one of the songs of the “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” soundtrack and by far the best one. José Gonzalez, like Bon Iver and Ben Howard, make music that is so delicate and authentic. I can’t describe with words what it does with my heart.
    * He even covered “Call me Maybe” for the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. This cover shows what a talented musician he is if he is able to put his own spin on a pop song like that!
    How important is music for you? Could you live without it? And who are your favourite singers/bands? 
    Maybe you have some recommendations that you think I’ll like based on the above list, then tell me! 🙂 I’m always on the hunt for new music!
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    What I Am Passionate About [Blog-tember Challenge #4].

    In an effort to share more about me and my life here on the blog and to give it a more personal touch (that I feel has been missing the past few months), the Blog-tember Challenge seemed like the perfect fit to get a start on this! Of course once the challenge is over, I won’t stop writing more personal posts. Just see this as the first try of getting some background info about me on here. 🙂

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    (This post was meant to go live yesterday, on Friday, but for some reason I scheduled it incorrectly.. anyways, here it is now 🙂 )

    I am passionate about Barcelona.

    I am passionate about living, loving and laughing together with my fiancé.

    I am passionate about creating a life that I love. 

    I am passionate about memorykeeping and papercrafting/scrapbooking.

    I am passionate about travelling.

    I am passionate about coffee dates.

    I am passionate about interior design.

    I am passionate about good magazines.

    I am passionate about great food.

    I am passionate about long, relaxed breakfasts.

    I am passionate about meeting nice people with the same interests from all over the world.

    What are you passionate about?

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    ScatteredConfetti Blog Collage for the [Blog-tember Challenge #3].

    In an effort to share more about me and my life here on the blog and to give it a more personal touch (that I feel has been missing the past few months), the Blog-tember Challenge seemed like the perfect fit to get a start on this! Of course once the challenge is over, I won’t stop writing more personal posts. Just see this as the first try of getting some background info about me on here. 🙂

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    I really have to say, with each day now (although we’re only at day 3) the Blog-tember Challenge is more and more fun! I absolutely loved reading all the different “ideal” days yesterday! It really gives you a great idea of the person behind the blog! 🙂
    Now, today’s prompt was to create a collage or moodboard that describes your blog. Since I am not as good as I’d like with putting together pretty moodboards in Photoshop, I decided to just make a simple collage of photos/projects that I have shared on my blog. I mean, they probably best describe what it is all about. But see for yourselves (click to enlarge):
    ScatteredConfetti Blog Collage

    So far the blog has been almost exclusively about scrapbooking and papercrafting but starting with this challenge, I want to bring in a more personal touch and fill it with more stories of me and my life. Therefore “I” and all the other facets of me (apart from papercrafting) are still missing in this collage. I’d love to do this again in a few months to see how the blog has changed and in how far I have been able to make it more about me and my stories and passions (which of course will still include scrapbooking. I mean, it’s such an important part of me, how could it not?)

    This prompt was actually quite challenging.. I almost let the perfectionist in me stop me from contributing to it. I had the idea stuck in my head that I would create a fancy-schmancy moodboard with lots of inspiring, colourful images that I had collected on Pinterest to describe my blog but I knew I wasn’t able to do it the way I imagined it. So I almost decided to don’t participate all together.
    But: I decided I didn’t want to give up, especially not that early in the game and I must admit, I am really proud of myself for just doing it! I mean, who needs perfection, right? As Salvador Dalí said it:

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    If you should be interested in seeing more of/reading more about some of the projects included in the collage above, you can find them here:

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    My Ideal Day [Blog-tember Challenge #2].

    In an effort to share more about me and my life here on the blog and to give it a more personal touch (that I feel has been missing the past few months), the Blog-tember Challenge seemed like the perfect fit to get a start on this! Of course once the challenge is over, I won’t stop writing more personal posts. Just see this as the first try of getting some background info about me on here. 🙂

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    Today’s prompt for the Blog-tember Challenge is to describe your ideal day. When I started jotting down ideas and notes for the different prompts, this was one of the easiest for me.
    My Ideal Day (in Barcelona).
    My ideal day includes two things: My fiancé and Barcelona. Oh, no, three things: My fiancé, Barcelona and Coffee. And to be honest, any day that had these three things in it would make me a happy lady!
    But to be a bit more specific, this is what an ideal day would look like in detail:
    My Ideal Day (in Barcelona)
    At first, we’d sleep in. Not too long, but maybe something like 9 am. Then we would get ready to go and have breakfast in one of our favourite spots in Barcelona.
    There are quite a few lovely cafés that offer a delicious breakfast and I am thinking of writing some Barcelona travel guides here on the blog in the future, so I will go into more detail then. But just to name a few: Cosmo, Cometa (the one in the three photos below), OMA Bistro, Flax & Kale and Tarannà are on our Top 10.
    My Ideal Day (in Barcelona)
    My Ideal Day (in Barcelona).

     

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    The Person Behind ScatteredConfetti [Blog-tember Challenge #1].

    In an effort to share more about me and my life here on the blog and to give it a more personal touch (that I feel has been missing the past few months), the Blog-tember Challenge seemed like the perfect fit to get a start on this! Of course once the challenge is over, I won’t stop writing more personal posts. Just see this as the first try of getting some background info about me on here. 🙂

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    Hey there 🙂 As I told you earlier today, a few days ago I decided to take part in the Blog-tember Challenge (you can read more about it here).

    So, the first day of course is all about introducing yourself. Since this challenge might also bring a few new readers over here who do not know me (personally or via my blog/Instagram),  I think it will be nice to see who the person behind this blog is.

    Blog-tember 2015 Challenge #1 | Introduction

    I’m a 20-something crafter and language lover from Germany, currently working as a Spanish and English teacher. Besides English, Spanish and German, I also speak Italian (and I had Latin in school for 6 years..). I also started learning Portugues and Swedish but had to stop when I didn’t have enough time anymore. However, I can mostly read/understand Portugues and French. The next language on my list (and the one I definitely want to learn) is Catalán. My most “important” hobby (or the one I invest the most time, money and energy in :D) is scrapbooking, which to my “old” readers shouldn’t be a surprise 😉

    I’m originally from Thuringia (Germany), but have lived near Frankfurt for the past eight years now. I’m living together with my fiancé who is my best travel companion and oftentimes the subject of my scrapbooking projects. I have also lived in Sant Cugat, near Barcelona for a few months and another four months on Tenerife. One of my (our) biggest dreams and a certain goal is it to move to Barcelona in a few years from now! 🙂

    Whenever I am not working, you can either find me at my desk crafting or in a coffee shop (by my own or with my fiancé), preferably in Barcelona. For the past four years, we have been to our most favourite city in the world at least two (sometimes three) times a year and it always feels like coming home. But I won’t talk too much about this city, since there will be a prompt about the things I am passionate about in a few days 🙂

    Blog-tember 2015 Challenge #1 | Introduction

    To finish off this little introduction, here are some (relatively) short and quick to read fun facts about me:

    • I run on coffee. I do like tea (in autumn/winter) but I absolutely love coffee.
    • My favourite “colours” in fashion/interior are black, gray and white. Just add in some metallic accents and I’m happy.
    • While I’m not much of a petrol head (I like driving and I especially like driving a nice car, but I don’t have to know everything about cars..), I absolutely love watching Top Gear (only the UK version – the US is just a bad copy..sorry). I’ve watched every episode multiple times.
    • I love languages and (especially in German) I’m a bit of a grammar-/spelling-geek. I hate it when even restaurant menus are filled with mistakes!
    • I can get quite obsessive with things. Let’s say I find a new TV series that I like, then it’s quite likely that I’ll watch all the episodes in as little time as possible.
    • When I find a song that I like, I tend to listen to it over and over on repeat.
    • I also almost always use the “shuffle” function when listening to music.
    • I don’t eat fish or seafood and it is likely that I won’t be hungry anymore if anyone near me eats “smelly” fish.
    • There are numbers that I like, numbers that I really dislike and such that I’m neutral towards. For example, I really don’t like 3, 7, 11, 14, 17, 19… but I like 5, 8, 12, 15, 18 and actually any number with 5 or 8 in it (except 55 or 88). This also means that I will put my alarm to 5:58am or 6:05am instead of 6am, for instance. Weird? Maybe. 😛

    Alright, I can’t think of any more “facts” that you would like/need to know about me 😉 If you did an introduction of yourself on your blog, please leave a link, I’d like to get to know more about you!
    I really hope to get to know some nice people and their blogs through this challenge! And even if you do not take part in it, leave a comment to say “hi”! 🙂

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    On Switching Things up & Repeating Patterns with 2 Layouts Using [Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things”].

    —– Deutscher Text am Ende des Posts —–

     

    On Switching Things Up - 2 Scrapbooking Layouts with Pinkfresh Studio

    I have already shared on Instagram that last week S. and I finally took the plunge and switched our bedroom and my craftroom. This means that the new bedroom is now much smaller (but also a lot cosier!) and the craftoom is now big enough for S. and I to have our own desks in there. There is enough space that I can still have my two desks (one for crafting and one for my computer where I do my school-stuff), S. has his desk and there’s still space left for lots of storage options.

    It’s still not finished, we want to get rid of the huge Expedit/Kallax shelf and get sth. prettier instead,  I still need to finish the inspiration wall above my table and in the long run I want a workstation where I can stand for crafting (I tried it and it was so much easier to move around..). I already shared two small peaks into my new space here and here, and once it is finished I will definitely show you more!

    But what I can say so far: S. and I love it and we both agree that we should have done this earlier! We especially love the black wall (seriously, if you thought about painting a wall in your home black, go for it!) and the fact that now I don’t have to be all alone when I’m crafting. Switching those rooms also made me happier with our whole apartment. It’s far from perfect (but then again, perfect is boring) but now it at least feels “fresh”.

    On Switching Things Up - 2 Scrapbooking Layouts with Pinkfresh Studio


    Well, that urge to switch things up also showed when I made these two layouts that are the first ones that I made in my new craftroom. For the first one I was inspired by Paige Evans. If you’ve been around the scrapbooking world for a bit, you will have come across her pretty pages that mostly have one thing in common: the repetition of one shape/technique/colour. So for the first layout I decided to cut up this paper from the new Pinkfresh Studio collection “Happy Things” and put the triangles onto my layout. Then I got a bit carried away and added more and more triangle shaped embellishments (like enamel shapes, the gold glitter stickers or the wood veneer pieces).

    On Switching Things Up - 2 Scrapbooking Layouts with Pinkfresh Studio


    It’s different from my usual layouts, but it helped me get out of a rut. This is why I highly suggest going out of your comfort zone and trying new things when you feel stuck or uninspired!

    On Switching Things Up - 2 Scrapbooking Layouts with Pinkfresh Studio


    The second layout is more like my usual style but in general quite a bit more colourful – nevertheless I like it a lot 🙂 There’s not much to say about it, actually. It’s just a quick and simple layout with fun bits and pieces scattered all over the page 🙂

    On Switching Things Up - 2 Scrapbooking Layouts with Pinkfresh Studio


    I’d love to hear what you do when you get in a creative rut, any advice? Please share! 🙂

     
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    Ich hab’ ja bereits auf IG erzählt, dass S. und ich vergangene Woche unser Schlafzimmer mit meinem Arbeits-/Bastelzimmer getauscht haben (hier und hier zwei kleine Ausschnitte). Daher ist das neue Schlafzimmer um einiges kleiner, aber auch gemütlicher. Das neue Arbeitszimmer ist nun groß genug, um sowohl einen Arbeitsplatz für S. als auch für mich und noch Stauraum unterzubringen.

    Auch wenn das Zimmer noch lange nicht fertig ist (wir wollen das Expedit/Kallax Regal durch etwas hübscheres austauschen, ich muss noch meine Inspirationsgallerie über dem Tisch vervollständigen und auf lange Sicht hätte ich zum Scrappen gerne einen Stehtisch), trotz allem sind wir uns aber jetzt schon einig: Es war die richtige Entscheidung und wir hätten es einfach schon viel eher machen sollen! Wir sind so zufrieden damit, wie es bereits jetzt schon aussieht (vor allem die schwarze Wand hat es uns angetan!!). Außerdem heißt das auch, dass ich endlich mal nicht mehr die ganze Zeit alleine Scrappen muss, sondern wir dann wenigstens zusammen in einem Raum sein können.

    Das Tauschen der Räume hat mich insgesamt auch um einiges zufriedener mit unserer Wohnung gemacht. Dadurch wirkt nun alles wieder etwas “frischer” und kommt dem, wie ich es mir endgültig vorstelle schon viel näher. 

    Dieses Bedürfnis nach etwas frischem Wind hat sich dann auch beim Scrappen fortgesetzt. Die Layouts, die ich euch heute hier zeige, sind die ersten beiden die in meinem neuen Scrapbereich entstanden sind. Da ich mich in letzter Zeit ein wenig uninspiriert fühlte und beim Scrappen irgendwie das Gefühl hatte in einem Trott festzustecken, habe ich mich einfach mal aus meinem Wohlfühlbereich herausbegeben.

    Wer schon eine Weile in der Scrapwelt unterwegs ist, kennt unter Garantie die Layouts von Paige Evans. Sie haben alle meist eines gemeinsam: viele kleine Teile, das Wiederholen einer bestimmten Form und vor allem viel Farbe. Auch wenn mir ihre Sachen meist gut gefallen, ist das einfach nicht meine Art zu scrappen. Für dieses Mal habe ich mich aber genau von ihren Sachen inspirieren lassen, als Versuch aus meinem Trott herauszukommen.

    Ich hab’ mir das Papier mit den ganzen Dreiecken von Pinkfresh Studio geschnappt und ganz viele davon einzeln ausgeschnitten und dann auf meinem LO platziert. Dann ist es ein bisschen mit mir durchgegangen und ich hab’ noch weitere dreieckige Elemente hinzugefügt, so lange, bis ich das Gefühl hatte es reicht 😉 Auch wenn ich mir immernoch nicht 100% sicher bin, ob ich das LO mag oder nicht, so hat es mir zumindest geholfen, meine Blockade zu überwinden, denn gleich danach ist neben dem zweiten LO das ich euch hier zeige auch noch ein ganzer Schwung weiterer Projekte entstanden, die ich euch zum 1. September zeigen kann, wenn die Gossamer Blue September Kits live gehen. Ich freu’ mich schon drauf!!

    Jetzt bin ich aber neugierig, was macht ihr, wenn ihr mal eine kreative Blockade habt und einfach irgendwie nicht weiterkommt bzw. euch ganz uninspiriert fühlt? Irgendwelche Tipps und Ratschläge?

    Products used:
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Alpha Stickers
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Glitter Foam Stickers
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Rubber Charms
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Studio Puffs
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Acetate Diecut Triangles 
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Wood Veneer Stickers
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Balloon/Semi Circle
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Botanicals/Sparkle
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Ombre Mosaic/Confetti Circle
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Rustic Triangles/Triangle Pattern
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Dream Big/Geo Stripes
    Pinkfresh Studio “Happy Things” – Vellum Gold Tipped Feathers
    Crate Paper “Wonder” – Glitter Shape Stickers

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    Life Lessons…[No. 2]

    Today it’s time for another instalment of my new Life Lessons category 😉 You might have seen my last Life Lessons post about not going to do hairdressers right before a vacation trip..

    Well, today it’s something a bit more positive.. It all started with me feeling pretty shitty since Wednesday. On Thursday morning it was even worse, so I decided to go to the doctors in the afternoon (I normally don’t go right away, but I had to in order to get a doctor’s certificate for work..)-
    I thought it was just the flu but it turned out to be an Angina Lateralis (in German “Seitenstrangangina”), which is a certain type of pharyngitis that’s relatively rare.. great. Basically it’s a bit like a tonsilitis but when you got your tonsils removed, the infection moves further into the pharynx.. – BUH!

    Anyways, when S. came home from work, he brought me some really beautiful peonies (my absolute favourite flowers in the world! I wish they’d bloom all year around! ..and weren’t as expensive..). So this was the first thing to brighten up my day a bit.

    When I woke up this morning, I felt even worse..like, really bad, like I’ve been hit by a car and accidentally swallowed some acid-bad. I wasn’t able to do much today due to the lack of energy, but when I felt a little bit better, I decided to take some photos of the goodies that recently arrived from the Scrapbook Werkstatt. That actually immediately made me feel much better and happier!

    Especially the combination of the new Dear Lizzy “Fine & Dandy” and some Seven Paper products together with the peonies.. just like they were meant for each other!!

    And look at that beautiful “Poolside” collection by Crate Paper!! Oh how I loove those colours and all the little bits of gold in there – it makes me wish for summer!

    So, long story short.. today’s lesson is: Flowers and new scrapbooking goodies make everything better!!

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    Hasta luego…

    Just wanted to pop in real quick to let you know that until Saturday I’m taking a break. And as the youtube Video suggests, I’m in the most wonderful city in the world. 
    Go listen to it if you want to do your ears a favour 😉
    See you soon, have a nice week everyone!!
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    Life Lessons… [No. 1]

    …don’t go to the hairdressers directly before going on vacation!

    To give you some background to the story: I don’t like hairdressers so logically I don’t like going to the hairdresser’s. It never ends up the way I wanted it to and it seems that they just. don’t. get. me.

    The last time I’ve been to get my hair done was in August last year, right before we left for our Costa Brava trip (duh.) And I was SO disappointed afterwards. I gave S. a hard time for it, since he was the one who convinced me to go and made the appointment..
    I wanted a change, something different and fresh, but nothing too dramatic – especially since at that time we were still planning on getting married this year in August. So I wanted to make sure that I would have long hair and no bangs at my wedding. Already before she was finished I knew that it wasn’t what I had in mind. So instead of the “yayy, I just got my hair done and I’m feeling fresh and pretty”-feeling I went home with a “oh well, I just knew it”-feeling.
    But still it wasn’t that much of a deal because actually there was almost NO visible change in my haircut – except that it was a tiny bit shorter and had some highlights in it.

    I was still disappointed because it didn’t feel different. But right now I’m thinking that it wasn’t such a big deal.

    So you can imagine that I wasn’t too fond of the idea of going to the hairdresser again. I knew I needed to go because my hair was quite broken with lots of split ends and it was getting too long. Washing and blowdrying my hair took ages, getting dressed was an ordeal because it always got caught, curls that I made with the flat iron were gone within minutes and so on..


    At the beginning of this week we spontaneously booked another trip to Barcelona – next week! And I knew I wanted to get my hair done before that, so I bit the bullet and made an appointment. First I got on the waiting list, but only a day later I got a call that there was a spot free, so I got dressed and headed to the hair salon.

    I told the girl that she could cut off whatever was needed to get rid of the split ends and make it look healthier. Normally I’m not crying for every centimeter of hair that is gone..
    We agreed on a length at which my hair would still end right above my chest and I was fine with that. The only thing that was important to me was that it would still go past my shoulds because for me I just hate shoulder-length haircuts.


    Well, if you have a look at the after-picture, you can probably guess that this is not the length I imagined! I know they still look better than before, in the sense of healthier and more like a real haircut, but that is not the point.

    I just can’t do anything with that length. If I put them in a ponytail I look like a little schoolgirl that is selling cookies at your doorstep. I can’t make a bun (which really annoys me!) and if I curl them they have a length that is neither fish nor fowl. Buh!

    So.. long story short: I guess now I have learned my lesson and will never ever go to the hairdresser’s right before a vacation again.


    (I feel like there are more things in everyday life that teach me (more or less) important life lessons, so I decided to create a new blog feature that I call “Life Lessons”. It won’t be a regular feature. I’ll post something whenever it just happens. But I’m sure there will be much more 😉 )

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