Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sunday Confessions! The smell of books & salad dressing that tastes like vanilla.

Hallo meine Lieben,

Confession # 1.

I love the smell of books. If there would be a perfume that smells like books I would totally buy it. 

Confession # 2.

I wore a warm coat, boots and two sweaters today when I went out and I even had my gloves in my purse. I saw a man wearing shorts, a woman wearing sandals and a couple of people with t-shirts. I might be weird. But I was freezing cold. 

Confession # 3.

Theodora Rose Williams is a pretty awesome name for a baby. I still hope that Robbie will go on tour soon. 

Confession # 4.

I want a lip balm that smells like ginger ale. 

Confession # 5.

Yesterday I used vanilla soy yogurt for me usual salad dressing instead of plain yogurt. It was surprisingly delicious.

What do you have to confess? Have a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

My baby just wrote me a letter & blogger love!

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! I missed to write some letters yesterday like I did last week. I am really sorry for not posting yesterday but I just did not find time. 
But I hope you enjoy reading my letters today.


Dear David,

I live toy!

Dear auto-correct,

thank you for being so entertaining.

Dear new Hakan Nesser book,

thank you for already being there! I was waiting for you for months and now you are finally on my table. I can't wait to start reading you tonight. But for now I just enjoy looking at you because Vorfreude ist die schönste Freude (anticipation is the most beautiful kind of joy). 

Dear Meg,

you absolutely made my day when I read your lovely post! Thank you for being such a wonderful friend! I can't wait to read more posts from you!

Dear friends,

please hop over to Meg's blog You're Meaghan Me Crazy and say hi! Her blog is fantastic and she is such a wonderful friend!

you're meaghan me crazy

Dear cucumber salad,

thank you for being my new food addiction. Your dressing (made of  soy yogurt, mustard, olive oil and lots of herbs) tastes fantastic!

Dear The Big Bang Theory,

you are wonderful! I am glad to have you back!


Have a fantastic weekend, lovelies!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Random Thursday. First celebrity crushes.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I love the Random Thursday linkup with Lin, Em and Sarah! It is always so much fun to write posts about the weekly topics. You can join the fun here by the way.

This week's topic is pretty awesome again and I can't wait to read the other girls' opinions on that.
It is.....

I had to think about this first because I honestly couldn't remember who I admired when I was 12 but then I pictured the walls of my room back then and remembered all the posters on my wall.....

But we have to start way earlier because my first celebrity crush was..... elephant. 

Yeah, believe it or not but I admired an elephant, I had posters of him on my wall, I listened to his voice before I fell asleep, he was my absolute hero and I wanted to go and live with him.

I guess every German knows Benjamin Blümchen.


I collected all the tapes of his adventures (I still own them) and I can sing the theme song. Both. The old and the new one. They are fantastic.

When I got a little older I started to watch Beverly Hills 90210. I loved that show and I might have to watch it again someday. It was interesting to watch 16 year old people with plastic surgery and alcohol withdrawal.
It was so surreal and that made it very interesting to watch.

And yeah, I had a two posters in my room. I had one with the whole cast and one of the guy I thought was so cool when I was twelve. Dylan McKay.


So now I am curious! Who were your first celebrity crushes? Did you have posters in your room? 

Have a fabulous Thursday, meine Lieben!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ten On Tuesday! Crime novels, awesome shows and dreams.

Hallo meine Lieben,

another Tuesday, another link-up with my favorite Lin from Linny's Vault!
How is your week going? I hope you are all doing great! You mean a lot to me guys!


My nose is running and I am sneezing all the time but I never get sick. I tell that myself for years and I really never get a cold etc. It just doesn't help against kidney infections. I hate kidney infections. My kidneys can be really stupid sometimes but I am thankful that they are still there.


Wake up!


And yeah: they test on cats and dogs too. I know it is easy to ignore that kind of stuff but it is even easier not to buy stuff from the companies that test on animals. Here is a list of companies that do test but also a list of companies that don't. 


I can't wait to watch the new episode of Castle tonight. I really missed that show. But I am also still addicted to The Mentalist.


Coffee with chocolate soy milk tastes pretty awesome. Next time I will try vanilla soy milk. I also like almond milk a lot. And I really want to try a rice-coconut-drink that I have seen on the internet but not in a store yet.


I really wish I would not be so scared of deep water.


I can't wait to read the newest Hakan Nesser book! I am so excited and I don't want to wait until October 1. 


There will also be a new Indridason book in November. I love to read every day of the year but the best time to read crime novels is in fall.


I really want to have a castle with a library in its tower. With a fireplace, an old comfy chair and a globe bar where I can hide all my alcohol. 


Thank you so much for all your TV show recommendations! I will check them out and I'll start with Criminal Minds!


You guys are awesome!

I hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday and a fabulous week! I love to read your comments and your blogs and it means so much to me that you guys are always there for me!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Mel's eleven questions.

Hallo meine Lieben,

do you know my friend Mel? Her blog is called Sweet and Lovely and that's exactly what she is! She is so wonderful and you should all hop over to her blog and say hi! She is a German girl with American roots, an awesome photographer and she has such an adorable should really meet her!

On Saturday she posted 11 random facts, answered some really cool questions and it was great to learn even more about her. 
She also posted 11 questions that she wants othrs to answer and that's what I am doing in this post!

Please feel free to join the fun and answer them too!


1:: let's imagine you won a 3 month vacation anywhere you want to go. Where would it be and what would you do?

Oh, that's a though one because there are so many places I want to see. I guess I would have to decide between the Christmas Island and Iceland. On Christmas Island I want to see the famous crabs, hang out at the beach, do a trip on a boat and discover all the secrets of that island. On Iceland I want to see some geysers, travel to all the places I read about in my crime novels and tell people to stop whaling. 

2:: What is your way of relaxing after a very stressful day?

A good book, a bath tub, snuggle up on the couch later, watch some TV shows, drink tea and eat something yummy. And spend some time with David and the pets for sure. They always make me feel good.

3:: Did you have any pets as a child? when yes, what? 

Yeah! We had a cat when I was born and later I got bunnies and guinea pigs. I love animals and I don't really want to live without them. 

4:: high heels or flats? 

I wear flats most of the time but I also have some high heels. I love high heels but I like to be comfortable when I have to walk around a lot. I wear a lot of ballerinas in summer and boots in winter. 

5:: What's your number one comfort food?

Pasta. It makes me happy. Drinking tea also helps.

6:: Current favorite TV show? 

I have so many but I watch a lot of The Mentalist at the moment. I am obsessed. Other shows I love are The Big Bang Theory, Castle, How I Met Your Mother, The Inbetweeners, Emergency Room.....

7::One embarrassing moment you can remember from high school.

It didn't happen in school but after school I walked into a store and I was in a rush and wanted to hurry up.....the floor was wet, I was running, I fell down and everybody stared at me. That was a little embarrassing....

8:: Do you play an instrument? If not, is there one you would really like to play? 

I played saxophone when I was younger and I really want to play it again. I sold mine at some point to get a bass. I had lessons but I had to realize that I am not a very talented bass player. My saxophone playing was better. David is the musician in the family. 
And I would love to play piano!

9:: What would be the first thing you would buy if money were not the problem. 

My dream house. A castle with a library in the tower. With lots of space for animals. 

10:: You have to wear the same outfit for the next two years. What would it be. 

Tricky! I need something warm for winter so I have to wear lots of layers so that I won't get cold. My black winter coat, gloves, a warm scarf, black pants, a cardigan with a top under it, some nice boots, warm socks. I am really scared that I could freeze to death in winter. 

11:: What would your ideal day look like? 

Hmmm....just be together with David and the pets, have some quality time together, have some great food, spend some time outdoors, watch a good movie, drink some wine, read a good book, maybe go to a bookstore.....

Have a wonderful week, lovelies!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sunday Confessions. Bunnies with cat names and a food addiction.

Hallo meine Lieben,

yes, it is that time of the week again, it is Sunday. Which means that I am linking up with fabulous Alyx from Every Day Is A New Adventure for some sweet confessions.

Confession # 1.

I have a new food addiction which I eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is soy yogurt with Müsli and it tastes absolutely delicious.

Confession # 2.

I lost my house slipper while wearing it and found it 24 hours later hidden in the right leg of the pants I wore the day before.

Confession # 3.

I named one of my bunnies after a famous cat and the other bunny who is a boy has a girl's name. I hope they don't hate me.


Confession # 4.

I hate it when water runs down my back. At least for the first 10 seconds when I enter the shower.

Confession # 5.

I get nervous when I am surrounded by too many people. 

What are your confessions?
Have a lovely weekend, my friends!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

I'm writing....

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
I totally missed the Friday letters yesterday because I was so busy but better late than never. I hope you still want to read my letters on Saturday.


Dear angry police officer,

please stay cool. I did not want to vandalize and destroy your police car. But you parked in front of a graffiti on a wall and I wanted to take a picture of it because it looked totally cool. Yeah, I know that I stood close to your pretty car but I did not even touch it and there was no reason to came running out of a building and yell at me. 

Dear David,

I am so sorry that you are so busy at the moment and have to work so much. You really need a relaxed Sunday. You deserve it!

Dear cold feet,

I will get some really warm socks to keep you warm, I promise. I know it is a new challenge to keep you warm every year and I wasn't very successful but I try to find a way.

Dear cherry and marzipan tea,

you are very delicious and make stupid cold evenings a lot better. Thank you so much. And sorry for ruining your day by adding tons of sugar.

Dear self,

you are way too confused for this world. How can you use your house slipper while wearing it and not be able to find it again in 24 hours. Things like that don't happen to normal people. 

Dear friends,

sorry for being so uncreative at the moment. There will be better days, I promise. Thank you for being there! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Random Thursday! My fall TV lineup.

Hallo meine Lieben,

time for some randoms on a Thursday! I am linking up with LinEm and Sarah and this week's topic is awesome as usual.

I am a huge fan of TV series so this is a perfect topic for me! I am currently addicted to The Mentalist, I love all kinds of crime series but I am also a huge fan of comedy and drama series. 

So here is a list of shows that I am interested to watch.


- How I Met Your Mother 
- 2 Broke Girls
- Castle



- Go On
- New Girl
- Ben and Kate
- Don't trust the bitch in Apartment 23



- The Middle
- Modern Family



- Awkward
- Up all night
- The Office
- Parks and Recreation
- The Big Bang Theory
- Grey's Anatomy
- 30 Rock
- It's always sunny in Philadelphia


- Community



- I guess I have to spend all day watching all these shows. I have no idea how to find the time to watch all the stuff I am interested in.



- Boardwalk Empire
- The Mentalist
- Homeland
- The Walking Dead


There is another show called "666 Park Avenue" that I might have to check out. We will see. I still need to catch up with The Mentalist. And I finally need to finish Desperate Housewives....

Have I mentioned that I love movies too? I guess there is not much time left to watch something else.....

What do you want to watch?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Disney Faves.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I am a huge Disney fan. I watched the movies as a child and I still love watching the same movies I loved back then. 
The movies are all fantastic but I do have a favorite. One that watched at least 50 times but I just can't get enough of it. The story is brilliant, the characters are fantastic....

It is....

The sword in the stone

or in German

Die Hexe und der Zauberer (The witch and the wizard).


The movie is from 1963 and it was the last Disney animated feature released before Walt Disney's death.

It tells the story of the young boy Wart who later becomes King Arthur. 
My favorite scene is the magic battle between the with Madam Mim and the wizard Merlin who teaches Wart/Arthur everything he needs to know to become successful...with the help of his owl Archimedes, my favorite character from the movie. 

I am pretty sure I will still enjoy this movie when I am 80 years old. It is an important piece of film history for me. 

What is your favorite Disney movie?

I am linking up with Natalie and Bella for the Weekly Dish.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ten On Tuesday! Orange juice, cats, cooking shows and The Mentalist.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you are having a wonderful week! I am linking up with my favorite Lin from Linny's Vault for some random Ten On Tuesday. 

1. I found out that I get really sick when I drink 2 liters of orange juice in 2 hours. Not a good idea. 

2. I prefer orange juice with lots of fruit flesh. It is like drinking and eating at the same time. 


3. I like to watch cooking shows although I don't even eat most of the stuff they cook. But it is still interesting. My favorite is a German show called "Das perfekte Dinner". It is a cooking competition.

4. I can't get enough of The Mentalist at the moment. I am obsessed.I think season 5 will start soon so I need to finish season 4 as fast as possible. 


5. Patrick Jane is great but I am also a huge fan of of detective Cho. His dry humor is awesome. 

6. David still doesn't want to watch the show. He is missing something.

7. I play Scramble With Friends with an American friend of mine. It is like Boggle and you have to find as many words as possible in a jumbled grid of letters. I lose almost every single game.I always find lots of German words but the stupid thing is that it only accepts English words and all the German words confuse me. I don't know if that makes any sense. 

8. I am much better at Words With Friends. There are lots of "With Friends" games to play. I lost track. Do you play any?

9. Cats are awesome. And Cat vs. human always makes me laugh.


10. I want to start to watch a new show. What is your favorite TV show? Any recommendations?

Have a wonderful Tuesday, my friends! You are all so awesome!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Sunday Confessions! Bruises, gossip, lipstick, notes and subtitles.

Hallo meine Lieben,

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday! I am linking up with fabulous Alyx from Every Day Is A New Adventure for some confessions!

Confession # 1.

I have a couple of bruises on my legs and I have no idea where they come from. I don't remember bumping against something but I can be very clumsy so it would not surprise me if it happened and I did not even realize it. Or maybe I am a sleepwalker and hurt myself all the time. 

Confession # 2.

I wish I could wear bright lipstick without feeling like an idiot.

Confession # 3.

I hate movies with subtitles because they totally distract me from watching the movie. 

Confession # 4.

I have to write notes for everything that I want to remember. I am pretty sure I would remember those things without looking at my notes but it makes me feel better to have them. And I write old school paper notes, I don't use my phone or anything like that. 
Confession # 5.

I like to read gossip.

Have a wonderful Sunday and a good start in the new week!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Send no letter (The Velvet Underground).

Hallo meine Lieben,

how are you doing? Enjoy your Friday and have a wonderful weekend. Friday means it is time to write some letters.


Dear David,

I love the fact that you use some German words and phrases here and there. The language isn't that bad and not all Germans are angry. 

Dear hair,

I don't like you at the moment. You need a new cut and some new color. You are really stubborn but I promise to treat you better!

Dear mean looking guy who knocked on the door,

I don't know what you wanted from me. I guess money. Please don't come back and try to kill me, I have a huge knife and I am not afraid to use it. 

Dear Patrick Jane,

thank you for being so entertaining! I am sorry that David isn't interested in watching your show. I will never understand why. But I promise that I won't miss any episode.

Dear friends,

I can't thank you enough! You rock! Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Random Thursday. Favorite youtube videos.

Hallo meine Lieben,

time for some random things with the lovelies LinEm and Sarah!

This week's topic is:

I have to say that I mostly use youtube to search for music but sometimes I discover some other interesting things which I will share with you of course.

I recently found the videos of The BAMF Girls Club which are pretty entertaining if you like Harry Potter, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Walking Dead, Buffy, The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones or Twilight. 
Check it out if you want to see Bella eating her best friend Jacob.

I guess you all know that animals play an important role in my life. And I am absolutely in love with Oskar the blind kitten. he is adorable and I am so happy that he has a wonderful life now. I want to adopt a blind kitty too. 

You know me. I love all kinds of cute animal videos. I can't get enough of them. My heart melts when I watch the kitty mommy hugging her baby. 

This video is pretty old and I don't care if it is fake or not but it always makes me laugh so much.

And yeah, that's a classic. That video always makes me want to dance. 

You can even watch "Earthlings" on youtube. I can only repeat myself: every person should watch this documentary. I still hope that this movie will change the world. At least a bit. Hope dies last. 

What are your favorite youtube videos? Please share! I need some recommendations!
Have a lovely Thursday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Grün grün grün sind alle meine Kleider....

Hallo meine Lieben,

happy Wednesday! 
I can't help myself but my favorite color is green at the moment. I would love to buy all kinds of green stuff. It is the perfect color for fall. You can combine it with almost every other color. I guess my favorite is the combination green-pink and green-bordeaux.


Do you like green? What is your favorite color? 
Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ten On Tuesday! The mystery of American ball games and Sesame Street.

Hallo meine Lieben,

it's Tuesday! And I am linking up with my favorite Lin from Linny's Vault for some more Ten On Tuesday! I hope you are all doing great!

1. Coconut and pineapple tea tastes pretty awesome. Especially with lots of sugar in it. I also found some cherry and marzipan tea. Tea is awesome. 

2. I started watching "Terriers" which is a pretty cool show but every time I see Michael Raymond-James I have to think about Rene from True Blood. I know he doesn't want to kill people who like vampires in Terriers but it is still confusing. 


3. The Mentalist is also a pretty cool show. Unfortunately David is not really a fan of crime shows, he is very picky about it. He doesn't want to watch Castle or The Mentalist and I think he is missing something. 

4. My goal for the American football season is to finally understand and learn the rules. I am totally lost. 
Go Browns!


5. At some point in my life I want to learn how Baseball works. It is a mystery. 

6. At least I know what "Abseits" (offside) is. Fußball rocks. 

7. I am currently reading a lot of Icelandic crime novels and there will be a new book by Arnaldur Indridason soon. I am excited. And a new Nesser. Woohoo. 


8. I really need to find some more time to paint. And to do some more DIY things. It is so much fun and so relaxing. 

9. One time I forgot my wallet on the roof of my car after grocery shopping and drove home. That was stupid. I always check now if I forgot something there. I am too confused for this world. 


10. The American Sesame street and the German Sesamstraße have different characters and I don't know why. There is no Samson or Tiffy in America. Which is totally stupid because I named my bunny after the pink bird. 


Have a lovely Tuesday!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sunday Confessions! I want to thank Ethan Hawke and drink a pumpkin tea.

Hallo meine Lieben,

Sunday means it's time to link up with my favorite Alyx from Every Day Is A New Adventure. I hope you're enjoying your weekend. 
Confession #1.

I am currently addicted to anything pumpkin-related. Pumpkin ale, pumpkin tea, pumpkin soup, looking at pumpkins, pumpkins as decoration, thinking about pumpkins, pumpkin candles...What's your favorite pumpkin-thing?


Confession #2.

I always drink my tea with lots and lots of sugar. Not the healthiest way to drink tea but definitely my favorite way.


Confession #3.

Last week I painted a picture for our living room after an one year "painting break" and now I feel like I want to do nothing else. 

Confession #4.

I can't wait to see Before Midnight. I can't even tell you how excited I am. I love Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, I have seen these movies many many times and I did not expect a third movie. Thank you Ethan Hawke!


Confession #5.

I  really need to sort all the files on my computer and the external hard drive. Every time David uses my laptop he tells me what huge mess it is. I know that, I just don't mind to search a bit. But he is right, it would make sense to have all the stuff sorted,

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday!