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Happy end-of-the-week! Finally it’s Friday again – and I am oh-so-lookig forward to this weekend, to simply sleeping in and simply do nothing. Quite frankly, that will of course not happen, as I always have stuff to do. I am snuggling up with a friend today, having a cozy night, will need to work on uni today and tomorrow, am having lunch and or coffee with one of my besties tomorrow who’s visiting from Geneva, am going out tomorrow evening (Karma Kaufleuten, here we come!), and then hopefully I can relax a bit more on Sunday. The good thing is, however, I can sleep in. Yesterday it was one of my (other) besties birthdays here in Zurich so we celebrated quite a bit and the evening was longer than I expected. Waking up this morning really wasn’t as easy-going as I had hoped before.

My birthday was on Tuesday – yay to being 24! Though honestly, I don’t feel any different – and not to my surprise, people still think I am super young (often expect me to be a few years older – hopefully don’t look old though?!). Last Friday I had driven to Düsseldorf (Germany) as I had mentioned in my last post and stayed until Wednesday, so I spent my birthday there with my family, had a cozy day, and believe it or not – still worked and had my uni stuff to do. It was absolutely fine though, and I’m glad I spent my birthday rather quiet this year. I had made an amazingly yummy apple cake the night before, of which I will share the recipe with you in my next post. I only got to eat 2 smaller pieces (it’s quite small, though I guess my hips thank me anyway), yet I cannot wait to make it one more time sooner or later. The apple-season basically just started and I am excited to make all I can with them. Tonight I will actually work on a pumpkin-apple recipe. Can you guess what? I’ll surely share it with you if all turns out proper (crossing fingers!), so stay tuned on that one.

Till then, I wish you a lovely weekend! xo

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ps. How cute are these copper squirrels, please? I am totally in love with them – and also got them at Loods 5!

DIY Easter Egg Decoration

Good morning lovies! It is Monday and quite frankly I am really happy about that – yep, I am happy to go to work this early morning. As much as I love vacation, I really do enjoy my job and I am looking forward to seeing my colleagues again and writing all my emails. Am I sick? Haha, most likely! But really, what is it with people hating Mondays so much? I do agree that the weekends are almost always too short, and I really am not a morning person (ie. complain daily that I would need to sleep in some more), but I still enjoy what I do for a living and I believe that truly is the most important thing. I couldn’t imagine waking up to a job that I have to spend my whole day at, one that I spend more time at then seeing my loved ones and then not liking what I do. That is my worst nightmare in regards to working!

Anyway, now that the family arrived yesterday and we will be spending Easter together at my place, I really had to step up my game in regards to easter decorations. I’ve been blowing out eggs (sounds so wrong?!) the past weeks and days every time I made myself an omelette or something similar to have enough eggs at the end to decorate. Speaking of eggs – does anyone know why it is even eggs we hide, we color and we see everywhere? As far as I am concerned the bunny surely doesn’t lay them. Ok, this bothers me now – I will need to google that later today!

So for my easter egg decorations I decided to go all white, modern and copper this year. I have white porcelain bunnies all over the apartment – you probably now think I am a freak. And I stand to it, I absolutely do – I love my bunnies haha. :-) My mom actually brought me two more so now I really do have enough in the living room. I might just bring those two into my bedroom for some easter feeling in there.

I decided on spraying my easter eggs in  a copper, metallic look this year. Why? Simple! For one thing, I am not the greatest fan of the ‘traditional’ multi-colored eggs. As much as I love colors, I like things clean and not all too colorful in my apartment. Second, I love copper. I love everything that shines really and especially metal colors such as gold, silver and copper. I already broke one egg yesterday when one of the strings detached and fell down, but thankfully all others were fine. If the others don’t break I might actually keep these for next year – store them in one of those egg containers. :-) Anyone else so excited for easter? I still need to fully decide on recipes now but I have picked out some already for the upcoming days.

Now I need to sprint to work – I’ve got quite the catching up to do now that I’ve been on vacation one whole week. I will only have today really, as tomorrow I’ve got the surgery during the day and will be less active in regards to typing in the upcoming days. Ugh, I am really not looking forward to this – crossing fingers that everything works out! I’ll surely keep you updated, though I might only write a line or two in the upcoming days! Till then – smile, enjoy your Monday and kick-start the week like no other! xo

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Gift Ideas for Christmas

Happy evening everyone! Christmas is coming so super fast – like every year haha. Are you all in the Christmas mood already? I’m really not – maybe that’s just me being weird, but it’s been like this the past years. The weather is grey and rainy but nowhere near do we have snow (which would make it feel more like Christmas I guess). I am now with the family at home in Düsseldorf and we have a little Christmas decoration going on here. My mother will decorate more and put up the tree over the weekend when I’m in Amsterdam – so maybe that feeling will come Monday evening.

I’m still in need of a present for my sister and dad – will I ever manage on time without having to hurry haha? Probably not! But I do know what to buy now – I only need to find the stuff. I am hoping to find everything in Amsterdam on the weekend – otherwise I’ll really have to go for a last-minute shopping on Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Wish me luck!

Here are some ideas if you are still looking for some presents all to do with interior. I can’t get over pretty interior design stuff – homes just become so much more inviting with the right details.

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1) here 2) here 3) here 4) here 5) here 6) here 7) here 8) here 9) here

You can also see the collage on Polyvore directly here.

I’ve been good this year, St. Nicholas

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Happy St. Nicholas everyone! To those who are celebrating it, I dearly hope you receive some chocolate. I know that a lot of people don’t care about it, unless they have children or are children themselves. Honestly though, I never want to grow up in regards to these kind of events. How exciting is it to wake up and see the filled boots in front of the door? And really, who doesn’t love receiving a few little things! I sure was excited this morning when I woke up, remember that I had put out my boots the night before haha. And St. Nicholas come indeed – means I must have been a good girl haha. I’m especially loving the light and white little wooden house – one can never have enough decorations at home!

Today has been quite calm; the apartment is now clean again and I went grocery shopping. And guess who I ran past during my little city-trip? St. Nicholas himself! How exciting, haha! I couldn’t let him walk past without a photo – but I’m sure he enjoyed it, too. I even received a little bag full of nuts, chocolates and a few mandarines.

Tonight will probably be an early night too. I was out for drinks with a friend last night, and even discovered a new, nice bar here in Zurich. The gin was amazing! Anyway, I’m thinking of taking my dad out for a few drinks tonight for a change – as he is almost never in Zurich on weekends. Tomorrow I might do a spa-day – I’m in need of a sauna!

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