Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What I wore Wednesday

Cream from Denmark used to be one of my favorite
 brands. I really loved their cardigans and underdresses. 
However, I didn't buy one single piece from
 their last summer collection.

But I immediately loved this dress from
 their fall collection (I bought it here and paid 40€) . 
My kids told me they liked the African colors.
Boots from Gabor (from years ago).

I dye my hair at home. This color was supposed
 to be dark brown, but it looks like black :(

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Project garden shed

My husband is still working on the garden shed. 
Now that the kids' dance classes have started 
again (he does the pick-up 3x a week because it's
on his way home) most of the work has to be
done during the weekend.
All the wood has been painted twice. 
He is repairing and painting the  windows 
and the double door for the moment.

Do you see the two galvanised planters?

They are dolly tubs and I bought them
 for his birthday. I like the matching colours of
 the shed and the tubs and they will really
 look great next spring with some nice plants.

The part where we store the wood still needs
 a new roof. We hope the work will be finished
 by the end of October, before it's getting too
 cold to work in the garden. We'll see.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Balou and Bijou

The kittens are seven months old now and they 
can't wait to get outside every day.

Chasing butterflies is what they love most.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Swarovski necklace

I made a new simple necklace to wear
 with my favorite dress.

Swarovski color Rose Peach.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Back to school

It's only been 2 weeks since they went back to school...

...but I'm longing for those long, quiet summer
 days already.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Yarn Along

Remember my first granny square blanket?

I put it in the washing machine last week and 
when I took it out I almost cried.
 It is hard to see on the picture, but there is a
 big hole in both the black and the beige row
 and it's going to be really hard to fix...

I'm still reading "Yellow Crocus" by Laila Ibrahim (love it).

And now that the kids have gone back to school 
and I'll be in my car driving them to music
 and dance classes almost every afternoon,
 I started listening to "A Half Forgotten Song"
 by Katherine Webb from the library. 

Audio books have really changed my life!

Linking up with Yarn Along.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Today I took the kids to the library and on our
 way back we saw these pretty macarons.

We just had to try these new colors!
Apparently they were delicious, 
because they ate mine too.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Birthday present

Who knew these were "cool" again?!

13 years!

Friday, September 9, 2016

The Eifel

We just returned from a lovely trip to the Eifel in Germany.
We had been invited by my oldest son's parents-in-law,
 who live close to the Eifel National Park.
It's a 2.5 hours' drive and instead of going there only
 for the weekend, we decided to stay the whole week. 
We had a really great weekend with them! 

The rest of the week we did some nice trips. 
We loved the small city of Monschau with its
 typical German houses.

We bought some homemade salad dressing
 with German mustard and honey to enjoy at home.

 And in Heimbach we found our favorite shop.

It is full of homemade liqueur and vinegar. 

We brought home four small bottles with different
 flavors of vinegar. The vinegar's acidity is only
3% and it tastes very fruity. 
It can be used for salads, of course, but you can also
 drink it with water like lemonade or put some
 drops in your champagne.

The kids liked the visit to the glass blowing factory.

Beautiful houses everywhere.

I thought that pillow on the bench at the bus
 stop was very funny.

Cake and ice cream everyday.

But what they loved most was seeing their brothers.
They love them so much, and now that they
 bring girlfriends, they love them even more!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Yarn Along

I'm late for Yarn Along, again...

The weather cooled down a little bit, so when the kids
 were gone for a day, I worked on my son's blanket.

And there has also been a lot or reading this week.
It's still summer break here in Luxembourg and when
 the kids are at home most of the time, 
I need different types of books.

I am reading "Yellow Crocus" by Laila Ibrahim
 on my Kindle. We go to the swimming pool at
least once a week for four hours and my Kindle
 is always in my swimming bag. 
I love reading by the pool when the kids are having fun.

This is the wonderful, heart-wrenching, 
but also heart-warming story of a young slave
 girl and her relationship with the new-born
 daughter of her white mistress. 
She moves to the big house and has to leave
 her own baby boy behind.

"All the light we cannot see" by Anthony Doerr is
 for those moments when the kids are playing 
outside and I can really concentrate on the book.
 It is going slowly, but I don't mind because
 I really want to enjoy this book.

"Thornwood House" by Anna Romer is my bedside book. Reading in bed during summer break is the best!
 The house is quiet because everybody is sleeping
 and I don't have to get up early so it doesn't matter
 if I read "just one more page" :).
I took the book for its cover
 (I love books with houses on covers). 
For me it's a page turner, I really want to find
 out what happened.