Casual Saturday #4….



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Hello and happy Saturday everybody,

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We are preparing for mothers day over here so I don´t know where to start cause in fact we didn´t do anything else important.The week was short for both of us. Florian only worked until Tuesday and I did until Thursday. We had several appointments so it was easier to take days off. 
I had line dance on Monday and on Tuesday so nothing else happened there. On Wednesday we where invited to Florian´s cousins birthday party. Thank god it was a warm day and still warm in the evening cause you can´t attend an outside party with bad weather. I got a Coastal Scents Go Cairo palette and a flower bouquet as a present. You can never go wrong with flowers and I knew that she liked make-up and I got her this L´oréal eyeshadow palette in nude beige. The nude shades are a staple for every girls make-up drawer. 

The yearly fun fair started yesterday and I wanted to go so bad because I need to get updated and restocked on new spices. They have a little wooden store where they sell the best spices I have found so far. The problem is that they attend only two times a year so I have to know upfront what I need. 
 I ended up buying a lot. 
 House:
We set up our patio furniture last weekend and I love how it turned out (plannig a separate post about it soon). We got lots of fresh and colorful flowers. Now Summer can finally come. Now the only thing I am still looking are deckchairs. I already have a small table from Polywood. A red one, so I am not quite sure if I take two red or two grey deckchairs.


Food:
I only tried out two new recipes. I was curious about the egg roll in a bowl recipe I have seen so many times all over social media. So I had to try out this one cause who doesn´t love egg rolls.

The second one are baked burritos. I have read about it some time ago and with all the Cinquo de Mayo posts it came back in mind. You fill your burritos with all the ingredients you want to have in them and then you put them into a baking dish. Sprinkle some grated cheese on top (you can also use cheddar but I wanted gouda cheese) and put it into the oven for about 30 minutes (or just how you like it – I want a real crispy cheese crust). Really simple and so so delicious.


Shopping:
I have been eyeing with a few things but I am still not quite sure about it. It would be this bag. I love it but who needs a black one in Summer. 
Another thing I have been thinking about is this pair of studded heels. I already have the baby blue one and I like wearing them so much.

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So here is what I ordered this week. A bikini with a palm tree print and I am so looking forward to this. It is the ultimate Summer pattern for me (sorry flamingos) and a beach blanket for our Summer vacation. It is a round one so I am pretty excited how it turns out.
Also two off-the-shoulder dresses, an orange one with short sleeves and a gingham one with long sleeves. 

TV: 
There wasn´t really anything this week I was interested in. I have seen that Game of Thrones is going to be continued in July so there´s this. I have watched Peter Pan (the Disney movie) and I still love it. It is my favorite Disney movie back when I was a child and until now. 


Thanks for stopping by. 

Take care. See you. 



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Casual Saturday #3….



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Hi guys,
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we accidently skipped a week but I had my monthly favorites post last Saturday. We didn´t do so many things.


House: 
I got a new rug for the living room. Obviously there is a rug thing going on these days. But this one is so chic and it totally revalues our living room and let´s be honest – the old rug had to go after Florian spilled beer on it and Chloe bleeded and peed on it.




Food:
As ususal there is a lot of cooking I did. We tried out filled peppers with minced meat. I got the recipe here

Another thing we tried was a salad (is it still a salad when there are the most of the ingridients other ones than salad?) with a sliced cutlet with some hot sriacha sauce, avocados, cheese, peppers and corn. So so delicious. 

 The third thing we tried is this roasted chicken and spaghetti menu. I never thought of eating chicken with noodles but it was really good. The sauce was made of melted cream cheese and capers. I had 




Shopping:
I lately got a new addition to my bag collection. The Corolla K bowling bag in white from Valentino Handbags. And by white I mean snow white. I had been looking for a white bag so so long but whether I didn´t like the white or the shape or the size or it just was too expensive. 






Another thing I got is this super cute ethno clutch for going out on Summer evenings. And how cute is the tassel. Maybe I was a cat in my earlier life.

This belt (I ended up giving the rest of them back cause they where all similar and I don´t really needed them) and how cute are these sandals?? They have palm trees on them (insert heart emoji here!!!). 


 

TV:
There are two things we started this week and we are still watching the Good Wife (season 3 currently). First of all we started the Stranger Things on Netflix. I wasn´t so sure about it first but after reading all the comments that it is a must watch we started last Monday and after watching two episodes I had to stop. It is just too scary for me so Florian is watching it when I am out at my dancing lessons. 
And the second one is Girlboss. I am so happy they made a series about it. I read the book and this is more the kind of thing I am watching on TV. 

We are planning on setting up the patio furniture today and hopefully it won´t rain until tonight so we can get some steaks and corn on the grill.  

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend.

Take care. See you.   
                      

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Monthly favorites April….



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Hi guys,

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we
are back at the monthly favorites again which means another month is
over and there are pretty cool products I have found. There are a few
things planned for May. I want to get two rooms done and give you a
little tour. There are also some trips I am planning – just for a day
but sometimes you need a little difference to your every day life
especially when work is so boring at the moment.

How
pretty are these shoes ? I found them by coincidence cause I wasn´t
looking for them at all. I was just looking for a pair of navy shoes
(searched with a filter so the site showed my all the blue hues) and on
another note found a second pair. They are no real leather shoe but I
totally like them. I have a size 37 and they fit perfectly. The studs
match pretty good with the baby blue color. I think they really can
compete with the original and I mean for the price anyway (about 50
Euro). They are also available in red.



I found this bag online at the Mango site while I was looking for a yellow bag (finally found one but somewhere else) and it immidiately catched my eye. It has the perfect shape and size for a straw bag and have you seen the pompom´s. They are super cute and so soft. I already wanted one like this last year but I must admit I didn´t like any of them. The range wasn´t really big and I only spotted ones which where huge. Chloe could have easily slept in there. This one is great and it is only about 35 Euros. You can see it in this, this and this post.
I am really glad I had been to London in March because I have been looking for this kind of mugs for a long time. These are pretty hard to find in Germany so I ended up having none but when we found out we would fly to London I took a closer look at every interieur store they had and found these pretty mugs at the Anthropologie site. They are really heavy and good quality and they hold lots of coffee. They are about 12 Euros. But you don´t have to go on vacation for your mugs they ship internationally.
 
I found this by browsing through the web reading reviews of heat protection sprays. I was just looking for one who is really working and protects my hair from getting worse. It is already dry from straightening and curling to much. And I don´t know if my hair is doing any better but it doesn´t get worse so this is a win for me and I love the smell. I reminds at a Hugo Boss perfume for men. The spray has such a masculine scent.

I have to admit that I only had one item of Benefit cosmetics before and that is the Dandelion blush. I like it and use it frequently and probably would repurchase it. I got a sample of the mascara some time ago while buying the latest Elle magazine. I really was curious cause I have heard a lot about it but I had my own favorite so I wasn´t going after that but after using it for about three weeks I ended up really liking it and this one is definitely gonna be on top of my next beauty order.
This is one of the cutest decoration items I have ever purchased. So adorable. It is a candle in a pineapple shaped jar with a cover that are the leaves of the fruit. They have 4 different colors at their online store – gold, white, black and silver. I ordered the golden one for my office and the white one for my nightstand. So adorable. They are about 6 Euros (also available as a big version) and the candle is a non-scent one.
  Vintage rugs for my bedroom and dressing room
I was looking for a little rug for my dressing room. Maybe you can remember that the whole room has a pink carpet but I wanted another to lighten this up and to split the room in smaller sections. I put the rug under my make-up table and I love it. It has pink paint spatters on it so it fits perfectly.
The other one is for my bedroom (gonna do a tour for this room very soon) and I also kept it in similar colors to the room as it has a light wooden flooring and one orange wall. They are both from the same line but they look totally different and they are both so beautiful.




So if there are any more questions about items I posted feel free to ask. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Take care. See you. 

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Casual Saturday #1….

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Hi guys,

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I am starting a “Casual Saturday” posts series today. I was thinking about how I could give you a little more information on what I am doing or what I like which is not related to fashion but still shows who I am and what I like to do. Not everything about that is breathtaking but maybe you are interested in more information of our habits and go-to places.

Let´s see …

TV:
We finished Big little lies on Sky last weekend and I must admit first I had second thoughts if I would like it but after the second episode I was blown away and I loved it. Florian also liked it and we guessed back and forth which one of them could be the murdered one. Fantastic!!

Now we are on Season 2 of The Good Wife on Netflix which I really like a lot but there are already 7 seasons and no sign of stopping.

Food:
I found a new recipe which I immidiately tried out because I was so curious if I could do this too. The caprese stuffed balsamic chicken by cookingwithmima.This was so easy and so delicious. I made a salad with the rest of the dried tomatoes and baked potatoes as a side dish.

We also went to an Italian restaurant for dinner last weekend because Florians uncle who works in the Arabian Emirates came by for a visit. I had a seafood plattern which was beyond good – didn´t expect that since it was such a small restaurant.

I made chocolate chip cookies for Sunday. I got this recipe from High Road in High Heels and they turned out perfect. This really is the perfect cookie recipe and I just can recommend it to anyone else. Easy and so delicious!

House:
We bought a grill for the patio so this is coming together (very slowly) – I am doing a post about that when we are totally done (we also have a solar light in the shape of a flamingo – love this one, a few plant pots and a planter staircase with colorful little plant pots). We also headed to Ikea to get a table with matching chairs set. Our car hasn´t been this full for quite a while now.

And I am still looking for some things for our office at home. I wanted to shoot an office tour way earlier but in fact we used this room as storage room during the Winter months so I had to clean up first before I could overlook what is still missing but this is coming to an end very soon.

I ordered a new rug from Otto – a white one with colorful splashes – for my dressing room.

Thinking about getting another one for our bedroom.


So there was just furniture this week. I hadn´t even time to look at anything else. No drug store tour 🙁 or anything else.

Music:
I ordered a old Taylor Swift CD from Amazon (as she still isn´t on Spotify), the album is called RED. I loved to listen to it earlier but I couldn´t find it after I moved. Now I am singing to songs like “The lucky one and Red in my car (only with the windows closed). Although I haven´t found anything new which I really liked.

Hobby:
I got my bronze badge in Line Dance last Saturday. So cool. I am so happy cause I was so nervous upfront. We had to dance three dances to different songs and the jury decided whether you made it through or not. Since it was “only” bronze the expectations and ratings weren´t that high but it was still exciting.

I am hosting a big family Easter brunch today so I am already busy cooking and decorating while you are reading. I am using the table scape I posted here. Tomorrow is gonna be a post free day – we are heading to another Easter brunch – so we´ll see each other back on Monday.

 So cheers to the weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by.
Take care. See you.
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