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Too bloody blonde

I like to think that I am pretty clever. I mean, I find my way around new situations quite easily, changed my field of profession without problems and even taught myself some new skills like basic coding and (even more basic) photography.     There are some days though when I feel as if this fridge magnet perfectly describes me:     Trying to find a solution for annoyances in daily life, building complicated ways around something while completely ignoring the obvious and easy way any sane person would take. Case in…

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New Years Eve

This is the last blog post I will be doing this year, as tonight is New Years Eve. I have been contemplating what to do for quite some time now, but remained undecided. Happy New Year! A glam makeup tutorial for going out, called my New Years Eve Face? Who am I kidding, I will be staying at home with Mr. Loca, as babysitters are hard to get and almost impossible to pay tonight, probably in PJ bottoms by nine. A retrospect on my blogging year? I have been blogging…

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Born to be worn

As I mentioned in my blogpost “The first three months – what you really need”, there are several ways to take your baby for walks. You will see women pushing the pram all the time, but every now and then there will be a woman (or man) carrying the baby in either a baby sling or a specially designed carrier. I am one of those. Ostsee June 2014 (Photo credit Mr. Loca) So if you ever wondered why on earth someone would burden herself with carrying around the baby, keep…

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Christmas Impressions

Not much words this time, just pictures. It is all about the food. More food. Food again. No one stays hungry at our place… Twinkle twinkle little star Gorgeous light everywhere Windows I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

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Christmas Time

When it comes to christmas, it has always been a family thing. During the past 35 years, it rarely happened that I spend Christmas Eve anywhere else than at my parents house, and if I did, it was because I had to work. The only exception was last year, which I spend at my in-laws for several reasons. As much as I enjoyed it, they are a lovely people, it made me realize how much we rely on family traditions to really feel the christmas spirit. Happy holidays everyone! This…

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It is the time for giving

December is the time for giving, not only to friends and family, but also to charity. There are numerous good causes out there, and I am sure everyone has something that is very dear to his heart. I wanted to take he opportunity to share with you the two that our family is going to support this year: In the UK there is one day in december called “Christmas Jumper Day”, where millions of people go out wearing their hand-knitted Christmas Jumpers to show their support for a (pre-defined) good…

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The first three months – what you really need

Before the Little Bean was born, I read almost every book or blogpost about these first weeks I could get my hands on. That’s the way of preparing myself I have been successfully using during my studying and workdays: I gather all the information there is, discharge what I feel lacks evidence, categorize everything remaining in my head and make a list. A to-do list, a to-buy list, you name it. All things grow with love – this is what you really need to know This method had never failed…

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On a personal note

Todays post isn’t beauty-related in the usual way, which is why I went out of my uploading schedule (Sundays and Wednesdays, in case you wonder) and published it today. So if you are looking for makeup reviews or skincare advice, I kindly ask you to check back on sunday. But if you are in for a different topic and don’t mind me rambling on and getting all emotional, grab yourself a cup of coffee and click below. My daughter just goes through a time of teething and developing, and even…

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Home base restored

Becoming a mother means changes. Changes in the way you spend your time, changes in your relationship, changes to your body and changes to your living area. Living in a rented flat, there is only so much space, and in order to fit in crib, changing table and the myriad of toys you receive when announcing you are pregnant, something else had to leave. That something was my vanity. It all sounded very reasonable then. I would do my makeup in the bathroom, if I ever found the time, the…

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The red, the green and the ugly

Before I get started, a little introduction: In my opinion there is absolutely nothing wrong with buying baby food at the supermarket. It is all organic, no added sugars, easy to carry around and comes in lots of different flavors. The one thing that made me decide to try the homemade version was doing the maths: If I buy organic carrots, potatoes and meat and cook up my own food, I get about three times the amount I would get when I buy it pre-made. (Energy, containers and time not…

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