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For the lazy baker

Posted on: Sunday, October 26, 2014

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I have a confession to make. As much as I do love to cook, I hate baking. Hate might be too strong a word because I do it from time to time but I’m always annoyed by the ever same ingredients and process. Furthermore I find baking to be so damn unforgiving when sometimes only the slightest mistake leads to a giant mess. Thankfully the husband and I are both not much of a dessert/cake person so the urge to make a cake is usually quite under control.
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Dungarees

Posted on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

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There are still outfits that doesn’t make you look pregnant at all and then there are dungarees :D
So if you ever wanna look HUGE, dungarees are your best friends.
When I look at these photos I can’t believe that this belly is going to grow for two more months but despite how uncomfortable it gets with every week that passes, I totally adore this big baby belly of mine! Not a single day goes by where I don’t get the sweetest comments from strangers in the subway, in a store or just by walking down the street (big love America!) and everybody is just too nice!

It has been raining nonstop for the last two days which resulted in the first days where it felt remotely like fall. I guess I’m just used to much worse weather when it comes to fall and I’m still waiting to come home freezing a bit and looking forward to a cup of tea & my blanket. However, the weather forecast shows a sunny 19ºC weekend so there’s that ;)

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Touristy

Posted on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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For the last ten days my husband and I had both our sisters and my parents in NYC for a visit and it was just wonderful to have them all around and explore the city together. My parents had been to NYC before so there was absolutely no sightseeing pressure and we could all enjoy the big apple at our own pace.

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Bye Birks

Posted on: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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I’m a bit sad that this is probably the last appearance of Birks on the blog for 2014.
This trend is just too awesome to be true for the lazy pregnant woman and I’m already dreading the days of big belly + boots (bye bye chelsea boots).
Although it’s still relatively sunny and green in NYC, you can definitely feel fall creeping around and t-shirt days are officially over I guess. Still need to get my hands on a proper checked flannel shirt to get in the mood :)
This week the family is here for a visit and I’m excited to spend a few days filled with touristy activities with my loved ones!

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Monday again – need Coffee?

Posted on: Monday, October 6, 2014

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I’ve never been a heavy coffee drinker, maybe one/two cups per day pre pregnancy and during the first trimester I couldn’t even stand the smell of coffee. However, things changed and since the second trimester coffee is basically the only thing I REALLY crave and I’d love to drink it 5 times a day (which I’m not doing btw). Today, I’ll try to compensate my cravings with some nice coffee related stuff from around the web and since it’s Monday, a little online caffeine boost might be exactly the thing you could need as well. Enjoy :)

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Why I came to love Pinterest and why you should too!

Posted on: Thursday, October 2, 2014

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For a long time I didn’t get what all the Pinterest fuss is about. It seemed boring and useless to me and I was like “ain’t nobody got time for that”.
Over time however, I changed my mind. Pinterest is beautiful, well organized and people who are already pinning know that it’s far more than that. Pinterest can easily be whatever you want it to be.
This will not be another one of those “how to increase your blog traffic with Pinterest…” posts but rather a little inspiration for you on how Pinterest can become a real useful tool for your daily online life and maybe it can convince you to also give it a try.
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5 awesome fig recipes to make this fall

Posted on: Saturday, September 27, 2014

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I don’t know about you but I loooove figs! It’s kind of funny because I’m actually allergic to them so I always need to go through the hassle of heating them first but I don’t care because I think they’re worth the trouble since they’re awesome in so many ways – hot or cold, as jam or chutney, with cheese or oatmeal…the list is probably endless!
During this time of time of the year I’m therefore always on the hunt for new ways to make something delicious with figs. Below are my recent top 5 fig-discoveries around the blogosphere, maybe you’ll find something to try yourselves this weekend?

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Sunday

Posted on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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I can’t tell you how much I love Sundays in NYC. I always hated those super packed European Saturdays and sleepy, closed Sundays which made you even more aware of the upcoming Monday – depressing! Now we spent our Sundays strolling the streets of the City, brunching with friends, maybe a little shopping stroll on our way back and everybody is out and about in a relaxed mood. I love it!

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1 year of marriage + Video

Posted on: Friday, September 19, 2014

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A few weeks ago we celebrated our first wedding anniversary! We had just arrived in NYC and took a break from all the moving in hassle to just enjoy a magical day filled with our favorite activities.
We enjoyed a luxurious breakfast, went on a little shopping spree (thankfully that’s not just one of MY favorite activities) and had our favorite animal for lunch – which means Lobster galore for both of us!

On the afternoon we had a little coffee & cake picnic in central park and revisited all the wonderful memories of our wedding day! It still feels like yesterday! On the walk back home we spontaneously decided to watch the latest Woody Allen movie in a charming old cinema – what more can you ask for on a romantic day in NYC? (Ok, a little Champagne & some Oysters would have been nice but I will just have to double that amount next year)

We also thought about what changes when you get married and one year ago I would probably have guessed that not much would change. We’ve been together for seven years and I’ve never been one of those women obsessed with marriage and I probably would’ve been perfectly fine never getting married as long as I can stay with that men for the rest of my life.

Now I know that things do change. It feels totally different to actually be married and this feeling is awesome on so many levels it’s hard to describe. It feels warm and exciting and somehow makes you proud every single day. You officially belong together now, share the same name (I still find this incredibly cool and didn’t have to think twice about getting my husbands last name) and you just feel happily grounded. If everything in life would be just as smooth and easy and fun as my relationship I would’ve nothing to worry about day in and day out…

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Marvelous Links for your weekend!

Posted on: Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Hey everyone! What are you up to this weekend? Today is the first slightly autumnal, cloudy day (still warm though) and I’m planning on spending the day with some household chores before heading out for a quick coffee date and maybe some Sushi. Tomorrow we’re meeting lovely Sarah & her husband from Josieloves for Dinner. (btw did you see her 10 facts about NYC – so true haha)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy it with a few reads from around the web…

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September

Posted on: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Even though we officially arrived in September, Summer didn’t leave NYC yet. During the weekend it was incredibly hot & humid and I was actually sweating like crazy when these pictures were taken.
Yesterday was much better but as much as I try to enjoy these last days of Summer I’m so looking forward to rainy afternoons in cozy sweaters, flannel shirts, hats & candles.
Can’t help it, I’m a fall/winter girl.

P.S. Basically craving almond boba tea every. single. day.
You might need to get used to seeing it on pictures if this continues :D

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The fall 2014 TV season – My Highlights

Posted on: Friday, September 5, 2014

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I don’t know about you but the hubby and I are huge TV Series addicts and we always try to keep up with a lot(!) of shows while at the same time wanting to watch at least 10 more. Television, especially the television that’s being produced now seems to be of much higher quality than so many movies and because television is increasingly becoming a writer’s medium, it is attracting the best acting talent. Actors who would have run from television a decade ago are now embracing it precisely because the quality is so high.

The Guardian sums it up pretty nicely:

“At its best, a TV show can be freeform, veering from comedy to thriller to horror and back again. Films, with their desperate need to be marketed properly, tend to simplify to sell. A show such as Breaking Bad didn’t have those constraints. Even though one episode made you laugh, the next could have you hyperventilating with abject fear. Every moment of that show was a rollercoaster, and a uniquely televisual one at that.”

Ok, enough with the small talk. Why am I telling you all this and why do I make such a big deal about the fall 2014 season when I’ve watched countless of tv shows already without discussing them on my blog? Because we now live in the states and enjoy the awesome freedom of a netflix account & american cable (thank you lord!). We don’t like to wait. We’re impatient people. We want it now and Netflix gave us exactly what we want, instant access to almost all of our favorite shows (Do I hear the binge bells ringing?).

So here are some highlights of the fall 2014 tv season to get you excited for new and returning shows!

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