Happy weekend.

I´m so in love with these two pics from the portfolio of photographer Holly Jolliffe (I came across her via this post from Anita). I have been looking for a colorful bedspread like this for years but no such luck yet. Also, I like the short-ish curtains. And the grey clawfoot tub in the second picture is pure perfection to me.

So, with this I say happy weekend to you. Over here, there will be lots of gardening and bread baking going on. I´m so looking forward to it. I hope you do, too.


Laura Amiss.

I´m always on the lookout for Etsy sellers from Europe because it´s not really eco-conscious to have things shipped from the US or even Australia (yes I know that Dawanda exists, but I still like Etsy better). So I was thrilled to discover Laura Amiss from Amsterdam, a city I dearly love. We used to go there on weekend trips back when we lived on the Dutch-German border, and I miss it. However, now I can bring a little Amsterdam in my home with this lovely little print! I also love this print, I totally agree!


Wallpaper Animals. 

Look, animals on the walls! Cute ones, made from vintage wallpapers! I think this is so great for a kid´s room. You can check them out here.

(Pictures by Raumgerecht.)


The weekend.

I know it´s already Wednesday (how in the world did that happen), but here are some pics from the weekend. It was a lovely sunny wonderful one. The husband took a trip to Germany so I had lots of "me-time" wich is very good every now an then. I did lots of gardening and the garden is coming along so nicely this year. I don´t think we´ve ever accomplished so much in the garden at this time of the year. We´ll have lots of veggies and fruit in summer hopefully!

On another note, I decided I need to learn how to bake bread. Like, for real. Not the bread baking machine ones (we have one but never use it), and not only with yeast but with sour dough. I started with the famous no knead bread and it was a great success. And yesterday in the evening I made my first whole wheat sour dough bread and it´s quite good! I´m so proud. The baking adventure will continue on the weekend, I´ll share pics with you.

By the way, does anyone have recommendations for a good bread baking book?


Be a Rockstar.

Hello, friends. I´m sorry it´s so quiet around here, but my job is driving me crazy again this week. I´m counting down the days until the "big easy", 23 days to go as of today. Can´t wait.

Anyhow. I discovered a new-to-me blog these days, the Rockstar Diaries. My god. Can you believe there are people out there like Naomi - creative, kind, with seemingly perfect looks and lifes? I´m experiencing a serious attack of self-hate these days and this perfection is not helping.

I also love the headbands she sells in her shop. I wish I was bold enough to wear something like this. Maybe one day. I wonder what the lovely people around here would say if I´d wear one of these to work. Then again, I´m the strange PR lady already, so maybe this won´t change a thing. I should order one or two presto.