My birthday this year and everything that has changed….

recapping my thirties, turning 31, a year in words, reflection on 2020

recapping my thirties, turning 31, a year in words, reflection on 2020

recapping my thirties, turning 31, a year in words, reflection on 2020

recapping my thirties, turning 31, a year in words, reflection on 2020

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Hi you guys,

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my birthday was on Friday – I turned 31 this year and it still feels strange to have a three in my age. I wanted to share a little update over here what has been going on the last couple of months.

Looking back my last birthday seems like a lifetime ago although it only has been one year. ONE YEAR – were major things changed!!

I did those fun facts about me no one would suggest for a few years now but it somehow feels a little strange to me this year.

Looking back on my last year

The best thing that happened all year was giving birth to our little girl. She is the center of our lives and also the sunshine. She was born in march in the heights of the Covid 19 outbreak. Hospital restrictions hit us hard but in the end I was so happy my husband could be with me in labor and delivery the whole time. 

2020 was a tough year but not only in terms of the pandemic. We had so many plans and hopes for this year and most of them were crushed with no further ado. This was very hard to take and the constant social distancing and staying at home took a toll at everyones mental health.

Sacrifice was a big word for the year of 2020. I didn´t get a baby shower or a maternity photo shoot and our planned photographer to shoot newborn pictures at the hospital had also been canceled. I was very sad about all that but also over the moon excited for our new baby. 

And I know very well that me complaining over these kind of things is rather insignificant cause people do have relatives who died of the virus and doctors and nurses are working non-stop plus all the small businesses that are closed now and probably won´t re-open ever again but it was planned and I was looking forward to it and it was taken away from us. It is just hard to adjust to everything at once and not thinking about if life will ever be the same. 

On my last birthday I was still pregnant, we went out shopping and headed out for dinner with our family. We are miles away from getting back normality and it is very scary to not knowing what happens next. 

So this became much longer than I anticipated. At least I was able to bring some of my recent thoughts to “paper”. I think many people are feeling the same but are anxious to admit it because they don´t want to be judged for being selfish.

Anyways cheers to 31!!

See you tomorrow.

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How to “at home date nights” no. 1 – baking pizza together…

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date night, baking pizza, at home date night, at home, pandemic, dressing up

date night, baking pizza, at home date night, at home, pandemic, dressing up

date night, baking pizza, at home date night, at home, pandemic, dressing up

date night, baking pizza, at home date night, at home, pandemic, dressing up

date night, baking pizza, at home date night, at home, pandemic, dressing up

date night, baking pizza, at home date night, at home, pandemic, dressing up

date night, baking pizza, at home date night, at home, pandemic, dressing up

date night, baking pizza, at home date night, at home, pandemic, dressing up

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Good evening ladies, 

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welcome to my new series – how to “at home date nights”. I have called this series to life because we are in another lookdown and also we weren´t able to go to a restaurant since November. It just sucks that you have no where to go and a lot of people I know are getting really sad. 

I am one of them, missing the easiest things of life. Going out for dinner, or to a movie or to play billiard or meet with friends. None of it is possible and I think it won´t be possible for a great amount of time.

Anyways, today is episode one and I am sharing a very easy but oh so great thing to do together. Cooking together. I mean everyone must eat so why not share the task. We love to cook together. It is our time to talk and recap our day and / or plan things together.

So why not make pizza. Everybody loves pizza and making it from scratch was a lot easier than I though. I have a love / hate relationship with yeast so take this from me – it was super easy t make the dough. 

For the recipe you need one block of yeast (if you only have dry yeast use two packages), a pinch of salt and sugar, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 500 gr. of flour.

Crumble the yeast into 250 ml of warm water, add the pinch of salt and sugar, stir it up and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

Put the flour and olive oil into a bowl, add the water – yeast mixture into it and kneed the dough until it is smooth. For about 5 to 10 minutes. Now put it back into the bowl and let it rise at a warm place for about an hour.

The dough is enough for two pizzas. Now you have time to chat and choose / prepare the ingredients you want to have on your pizza.

Put them in the oven for about15 minutes at 190 degrees. Pour yourself and your spouse a glass of wine while waiting. 

It is a great way to spend time together and dressing up for your significant other wouldn´t hurt either. It is all about making an effort after spending your weeks in sweats.

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Recapping 2020 – My top 10 most read blog posts…

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Happy Sunday and a belated Happy New Year to all of my cute gals,

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I hope you had a great week. I personally am no huge fan of looking back on the passed year and never watch any of these types in the TV and especially with Covid hitting last year I really don´t want to go through it again. Although I must say giving birth to Emilia was the best day of my life and it also has been last year in the middle of the pandemic.

But one type of posts I always love to share and look back at are my top ten posts of the last year. I love seeing what you guys liked best and always try to go on with the most liked types of posts.  

So with no further ado and also because it is Sunday and I have nothing new to tell cause we didn´t do anything else than lie around here are my top ten blog posts of 2020.

My Top 10 posts of 2020

# 1My Luis Vuitton Neverfull GM Review + what organizer I use….

# 2My Pregnancy Skincare Routine…

# 3The only eyeshadow palette you will need for the holidays…

# 4My experience with Jackie Giardina´s #31daylipstickchallenge…

# 5My top Beauty Tools of 2019…

# 6Celebrating my 30th birthday….

# 7Farm chic tablescape for everyday and every season – gingham & pampas gras…

# 8Jungle Book Inspired Nursery….

# 9Why cleansing balms are all the hit right now + my nightime routine…

# 10All the baby products we have gotten so far (amazon guide)….

 

See you again tomorrow for more fashion inspo.

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What´s in my Diaper Bag…

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what´s in my bag, what´s in my diaper bag, fashion blogger, mommy and mini, mommy and me, baby girl, skiphop, summer style, how to style

what´s in my bag, what´s in my diaper bag, fashion blogger, mommy and mini, mommy and me, baby girl, skiphop, summer style, how to style

what´s in my bag, what´s in my diaper bag, fashion blogger, mommy and mini, mommy and me, baby girl, skiphop, summer style, how to style

what´s in my bag, what´s in my diaper bag, fashion blogger, mommy and mini, mommy and me, baby girl, skiphop, summer style, how to style

what´s in my bag, what´s in my diaper bag, fashion blogger, mommy and mini, mommy and me, baby girl, skiphop, summer style, how to style

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How cute are those pictures with my little girl? She is such a happy camper all the time and it seems like she loves the camera.

I am sharing all the things I have in my diaper bag today but first of all I wanted to share which one I use. I do have several large shopper bags like the LV Neverfull or the Tory Burch Gemini Link but I also got a classic diaper bag. I used the diaper bag for our walks as I only needed to have the baby´s things with me but now after lockdown I find it much more convenient to carry a shopper handbag around with me.

The diaper bag I got is from SkipHop. I love all of their things. I got the changing pad as well as the wet clothes pouch and use it all the time. My most used handbag I use as a diaper bag is my LV Neverfull or my Coach Market Tote. Both have the perfect shape to add one of these great felt organizer you can get of amazon. A organizer can transfer any bag into a well sorted place to keep your things. 

What is in my diaper bag?

– diapers (of course)

– wipes

– lotion

– extra pacifier

– extra set of clothing

– wet bag

– summer hat

– socks

– burp clothes

– toys

– hot water / tupperware to pour in

– bottle with breast milk

– teething toy

– blanket

– changing pad

– sun lotion

– portable white noise mashine

This looks like a long list and it is quite the amount of things but everything you will need with a baby. I always check twice before leaving the house and so far I haven´t forgotten a thing we needed but it has definitely changed us. No getting out the door last minute or spontaneous here anymor but I wouldn´t want it any other way.

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