Easter Basket Prep – What to gift the adults in your family…

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Easter is right around the corner and I hope you don´t mind asking but are you prepped in terms of Easter egg hunt, the brunch, the table set up and so much more??? Don´t worry I was either but I am now, so I got you covered. Today we are talking about little Easter nests to surprise the folks in your life you want to gift something. From scented candles to delicious chocolates to luxurious body products and little personlized things, these are all the small things that make life worth it and which can easily be put in Easter baskets and also look great.

The Easter Baskets

So to start with, I got these cute Easter baskets made of willow wood. They are super inexpensive and available everywhere. Second of all I got a sack of hay at the animal store to fill the baskets. I have used the green colored Easter grass for years but I think the smell of hay is so much better and much more bunny like. After padding out the nests with the hay it is time to fill it with the little gifts I got.

The Gifts

Yankee Candles are mostly my go-to for little gifts since they have probably every theme/holiday/season you could long for. Another item I adore to add to gift baskets are body products. I ended up with a bunch of Yves Rocher products from the organic line cause they match the color theme so great and also are made of awesome quality and everybody likes them.

Miniature plates are the coolest thing I have seen in a while and I think they are so much fun. I got these for all of the guys cause they probably would´t be too happy with body products or candles. I got these off from ebay. The mini plates are personalized to every car plate we have in our family.

Chocolate bunnies or chocolate eggs should not be missed in every easter basket and I always get the Lindt easter bunnies cause in my opinion the chocolate has the best taste and quality and they also offer white and dark chocolate which is something we definitely need cause everyones preferences are different. 

I really like prepping Easter baskets as I think it is much easier than wrapping all the gifts we buy for Christmas also it leads us closer to Spring and better weather/temperatures. Overall I really enjoy hosting our Easter brunch every year. Seeing the whole family come together and chat and brunch and enjoy themselves really makes me happy.

Have you already made plans for Easter ?? Or packed the Easter baskets?

Here are some of my other Easter posts:

Carrot cake cupcakes

Easter nest cupcakes

Easter outfit inspo – lace + pleats

Easter brunch table scape

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6 Tips on how to spend Valentine´s Day as a Single Woman….

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First off all, no I am not split up, we are still happily married and enjoying each others company very much but I thought why not share my experience with you. If it makes just one of you feel better I have reached my goal.

So I know how it is to spend Valentine´s Day alone and it sucks but there is nothing wrong with it and to be honest maybe you have the better time being home alone anyways. It always has been one of my favorite holidays (what could not be great about celebrating love, either it is self-love, friendship or your partner) and I have been single and even worse, also have been broken-up with on Valentine´s Day. I mean who does this? It is almost like breaking up with someone on his/her birthday. My firm belief is that he did it becaue he didn´t knew it was Valentine´s Day and not because he wanted to be extra cruel but who knows exactly.

So here are my tips to all the single ladies out there to make yourself feel better (they work I promise and you are not less worth if you don´t have someone to spend that special day with, be sure to have that in the back of your mind because I haven´t had that back then and felt pretty lousy and sad):

Cuddle up // For me cuddling up on the sofa has an enormous comfortable and homey factor and I love it. I instantly feel calm and a lot happier than going some place else. Put on your favorite lounge wear (the one I am wearing above is from Asos and I swear it feels like you are wearing a stuffed animal) and binge watch your favorite show / wear a face mask you love. No one is there to complain or switch the channel.

Chocolates // Get your favorite box of chocolates and if you like, eat them all.

Bubbly // Since treating ourselves is right up our alley why not get a bottle of champagne (and I am not hinting to get drunk because you are sad or lonely) as well. It will be a nice and welcome change to your weekday routine to celebrate yourself with a glass of bubbly.

Spoil your pet (if you have one) // It is going to make you feel better if you can give some love to your pet. Make them their favorite food (Chloe´s is chicken) or take some extra time to play with them. Pets are happy if you are focusing/interacting with them and also they love you unconditionally no matter what.

Meet up with a friend (call a friend) // I know this isn´t always possible cause everyone has a different work schedule or a different time zone or even has a partner/kids but if it is possible be sure to spend an hour somewhere drinking a cup of coffee together and find out what is new in each others lives (same goes for talking on the phone).

Treat yourself // Get the one piece which has been on your wish you always waited for a reason to buy. Whether it´s a new handbag, a piece of jewelry or the cashmere sweater you´ve been looking at every other week. You matter and you deserve it!!

Hopefully I could brighten your day a little with these few tips. Wishing you a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

 

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6 things we can learn from the Mary Poppins Returns movie…

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Hi guys,

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anyone arround who loves Disney? I just adore it. Every movie, every charakter, every park and every shop. I have to see it. Everytime we visit a new city and we pass a Disney store I am the first one in and could stay there for a long time. 

When we where in London two years ago it was the release of the remake of the Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson as Belle and the whole Disney store was changed into showplaces of the movie. Didn´t want to leave ever.

Some weeks ago we finally went to see the new Mary Poppins Returns movie in the cinema and it was great. Not only do I truly love Emily Blunt as an actress who fit the role perfectly, I also love how drastically a Disney movie can change your emotions by watching it and not only this. 

You can also learn a lot from every Disney movie about life and value and moral and treating other people. So I am sharing 6 things I recognized while watching with you today.

# 1 Be kind // Spreading kindness is absolutely essentially when it comes to interacting/socializing with other people. It really doesn´t cost a thing but can help so much. Whether it is careerwise or for personal matters. You will always ALWAYS meet people twice in your life – you probably don´t know where or when – but wouldn´t it be better if you are meeting on a positive initual situation than on anger or dislike.

#2 Never stop dreaming // You are never too old or too young to have dreams. There will always be the dream smashers who don´t believe in your ideas or thoughts but guess what, not everyone is like that. You have to stick to your convictions like other people before you did or there would be no Starbucks and no Harry Potter. So go on and chase after the stars to pursue your dreams. Everything is possible.

#3 Don´t stuck your nose into things which are none of your business // This is relevant for personal matters as much as for business. Of course we all gossip, if you admit it or not but everyone somehow is nosy and wants to know everything. Keep in mind that knowing too much of a certain thing can also bring big trouble and or real consequences. If someone at all cost doesn´t want you to know something just leave it be. It can only make things worse.

#4 There are always people out there who want your bad // Not everyone you meet on your way through life will be nice and have your best interest at heart. There are lots of people who only do things which which will be good for themselves no matter the cost or the trace of corpses they leave behind. They use you or play you like a foo. If someone turns out to be this kind of person make a big turn around cause many people are only looking out for themselves and this is getting worse and worse.

#5 Don´t judge a book by its cover // This is as old as time but still true. A first impression is important but that´s also all you have. Take some time to get to know the other person a little better before judging. I know we all mostly judge before we question someone/something but this really is something worth the effort. You never know who you possibly could get to know without.

#6 Never loose your inner child // Having fun and being silly from time to time is not wrong at all. Some adults are so serious that it is almost tiring talking to them. These days everyting we do and see (work, news) is so gravely. You have to provide your own fun and don´t take everything and also yourself too serious otherwise this will steal your joy and drown you in fear and resentment.

Have you seen the movie allready ? Do you like Emily Plant as Mary ? Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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The perfect personalized gift for Valentine´s Day for her or him….

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Hey guys,

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by now you might know how much I love Valentine´s Day and as much as I am for practical gifts (stuff to wear or things you wanted/needed) I can´t deny I wouldn´t love a personalized gift over everyhting else.

So for Valentine´s Day 2019 I do have a great gift idea for you guys which will be delivered until the 14th if you order today (for customers from Europe and the US and several other countries – be sure to check the pricing&shipping tab).

I am talking about Lovebook, a company I came across Instagram (the commericials there aren´t always bad) and I loved the idea right away. It is not only perfect for Valentine´s Day. There are so many different ocassions you can choose from like birthdays, marriage, anniversaries and so much more. I of course wanted a Valentine´s Day inspired book to show my husband how much I love and appreciate him.

The great thing is that you can personalize the people you want to talk about/use for the book. Such a nice feature and it is so much fun. I think we turned out great but I probably have to wait until next week if he really recognizes himself and me.

If you are searching for a gift you where you can express your feelings or somethings really special, this is for you. It is different from gift cards, sweets or other material things.

I went with the hardcover and full color illustrations but they also offer soft cover and black and white pages. I think you get the best value out of this. Also be sure to select premium shipping at checkout to get your Lovebook delivered in time for Valentine´s Day (and you also get a tracking number so you can see where it is at the moment).

And of course it wouldn´t be perfect without a little discount code for the holiday. Use code VDAY19 for 20 & off of your Lovebook order.

Have fun putting it together and happy gifting.

(I unfortunately can´t show you more of my book because my husband reads my blog sometimes so I don´t want him to see the whole surprise).

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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