Gift Guide – The Hobby Cook…

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Good evening guys,

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it is my first gift guide of the year 2020 today and to be honest I wasn´t as excited as the years before. The whole pandemic stuff puts such a damper on my usual Christmas excitement. I am trying very hard to get out of my funk and hopefully with Christmas everywhere around I will be normal again. 

I always try to include extraordinary gift guides for you guys as there are thousands out there and many are similar. Going to link last years ideas for you at the end of every gift guide post so you can eventually find what you are looking for.

Almost everybody has a hobby cook in the family. The one person who tries out new recipes on the daily and invites you over to test menus and other delicous treats. Wouldn´t it be nice to gift this particular person in your circle something really great. Just think about it. The next test person will definitely be you.

Gift Guide for the Hobby Cook

Indoor herb garden / fine dining wine glasses / pasta maker / apron / knife set / Carnivor red wine / WMF sous-vide maschine / Le Creuset roaster / smoker / chef hat / Kitchen Aid kitchen mashine

Gift Guides from last year:

Dog Lover / Handbag Addict / Hostess / Bookworm / Beauty Addict / Expecting Mum

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Our Christmas Tree 2020 – a vision in glitter and champagne…

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Happy hump day,

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every year I am looking forward to share our Christmas tree with you guys. I can go all out on Christmas decor, Christmas songs and just get in the spirit for the season.

This year I wanted a traditional color but also very glamorous so I decided to go with gold. You can never go wrong with one of the Christmas colors like gold or red. Since I had red last year this was the natural choice.

One thing I needed to switch out this year have been the lights. We always used string lights but to be honest it was a pain the a** to put them on every year. So I decided to get single lights this year which are turned on with a remote and let me tell you it is so convenient.

I got a pack of 30 pieces off of amazon and love them very much. They definitely add extra flair to the tree. 

If you are looking for some extra inspiration for your Christmas tree I am linking my tree´s from the last years for you.

Mint green and silver

Pink and black

Red and green

Have you spotted the pickle on the tree??

Do you know the story behind it? It is supposed to be hidden in the tree and the person who finds it first will receive a little present. Cute and easy am I right.

Did you decorate your tree already? I know it is early putting the Christmas tree up on the 1rst of November but it somehow became a tradition over here.

 

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Loungewear for colder days or sitting out a pandemic…

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The pandemic happening this year plus the second (light) lockdown here in Germany has become the literal dead of dressing up. With holiday season upon us it is even one more reason to be sad about. I have loved getting ready for holiday themed parties and events and afterward slip into my cozy loungewear but times have changed and it took a tragic turn. Maybe I am exaggerating a little but that is how it feels to me.

Don´t get me wrong I like to get comfortable on the sofa as much as anybody but doing my make-up and get dressed everyday has always been a huge and important part of my daily routine and since having a baby and being at home cause is not safe / allowed to go anywhere I haven´t had that many ocassions to do so.

So I finally invested in some cute / chic loungewear cause even if I have to stay at home and be comfortable it doesn´t meant I have to do that in worn out gray sweatpants. 

Loungewear has definitely improved and I ordered some cute pieces from Asos I wanted to share with you.

 

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Tips on decorating your front porch…

 

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Hello my fall loving ladies,

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I have been decorating my front porch for Fall for years now and some years I love it better than others but in general if there are pumpkins and mums I am satisfied. Mums are the perfect Fall flowers as the colors are beautiful, I personally prefer the burgundy variation but I love them all. 

And of course lots and lots of pumpkins – the ultimate Fall symbol. We went to the pumpkin patch two weeks ago and got some great pumpkins, besides the gorgeous orange ones a really cool green one and some pretty whtie ones. But let´s start on assembling. I wanted to share some of my tips and what has worked well for our entrance.

Tips on decoration your front porch

– add color – like different mums

– mix real pumpkins and ceramic ones

– add different flowers

– hang a Fall themed wreath on your door

– add different door mates – a bigger and a smaller one or a plain and a patterned one

– get a wodden sign for your entrance (I am definitely buying one for next year)

– play with heights (different pots, different sizes of flowers and pumpkins)
– use different planters to make it interesting
I love to deocrate for Fall whether it is indoors or outdoors. What is your favorite time to decorate?

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