It’s been a looong rainy weekend here. We’re in Southern California, so rain is rather a novelty. Everything was grey and cold. And now that the sun is out again and we’re back to 80 degrees, it really paints the contrast and shows how much of an impact the sun really has on your mood after a long rain period.
You know those days when you think your life is just crashing down on you? Those rainy days. When you got up thinking: Hey, this will be a great day… and then the rain starts pouring. Last Monday was one of them. Continue reading
Well, well, well, what have we here? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! So… in honor of this joyous day, I want all the single ladies to raise their hands up…! That’s right. Stand proud and tall if you’re single. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ll be celebrating Single Appreciation Day on February 14.
There’s a reason for that. Would I HAVE to be single? No. Absolutely not. I CHOOSE to be single. I decided to set my standards high and not ever again get into a relationship just for the sake of not being alone. My mom tells me my standards are too high. Some of my friends tell me my standards are too high. The guys that want to date me tell me my standards are too high. I say: My standards can be as high as I want them to be, because I am worth all of them. Continue reading
The German Karneval season has started. And if you haven’t made it to an event yet, you are missing out and should definitely go next time! Last night was the grand costume ball and we all had a blast!
German Mardi Gras? Say what?
German Mardi Gras, called Karneval, is what I call a mix of Oktoberfest and Halloween. You party like Oktoberfest but you do it dressed up in costumes… but they don’t have to be scary. Karneval is all about being funny and having fun. You will find dance performances, hilarious skits, and Prince and Princess Karneval on stage, and lots of beer and other flowing liquids, dancing, and laughing off stage. Continue reading
Aw, after two whole years, Christopher and I finally got to go back to Germany. And this time, more so than before (due to the long time of not going in between), I experienced quite some culture shock. Had completely forgotten about the realities of some things… things like… ORDER!
Happy Halloween, everyone!
What to do before and after you go trick or treating? Jack-O-Lanterns are always a fun and relatively easy craft to do with the whole family.
Here’s a new idea for this year: How about an inside-out Jack-O-Lantern? The benefit: Noone is going to want to touch it, so it won’t be tossed in the street and “killed” during trick-or-treat hours. Let me know how it worked out for you! Continue reading
October is the time when we turn our eyes to fall. Parents and teachers alike are scrambling for new themed ideas of what to do with their kids. Especially when kids are still growing and young, it’s fun to do crafts with hand and foot prints because it commemorates so nicely how they grow year after year.
So here is a Halloween-y footprint, and a fall-y hand print idea. I’ve done both of them with my kids at German School and the parents love it. Continue reading