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Tis’ the season for Overknees

Posted on: Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Over the last couple of years I’ve become quite picky when it comes to the quality of my shoes because especially in Winter it’s crucial to have some nice quality boots that keep your feet warm and dry. Overknees are a big thing this season and I was happy about a shoe trend that would actually keep my legs warm, can be matched with thick woolen socks and can easily be dressed up or down. The fact that Overknees will even work well with a fancy Christmas dress and are still comfortable when you’re nine months pregnant (watch for a zipper at the side unless you want to wear them for the rest of your pregnant life) make them worth an investment, don’t you think?

However, the tradeoff between not too much of an investment (say good bye to Stuart Weitzman) and not compromising on good quality at the same time turned out to be quite a challenge here in the US. Maybe I’m not familiar enough with all the brands/shops yet but all of the Overknees that I looked at/ordered online were either suuuper expensive, not made of leather or looked more like biker boots.

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Crafty

Posted on: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to attend one of westelms biggest event of the season, a customized christmas stocking workshop with Naomi & Josh Davis of love taza!!
I’ve been reading their blog for years now and these two are probably my favorite bloggers/instagramers of all time which made the event even more special!!

We made our personalized stockings, had too much hot chocolate and donuts and everything was just so festive and fun :D Turned out my craft skills haven’t improved since kindergarten (already complained about everything crafty back then haha) but my surprisingly crafty husband made up for it (Who’d have guessed that after 7 years together you could still learn sth new about each other?)
Below are a few pictures of the event, enjoy!

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Keep in mind

Posted on: Monday, December 15, 2014

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I know, I know. Sometimes those quotes are just so f**ing deep or lame that it hurts (“love your life” kay, thanks, bye) BUT some are actually really good reminders of what’s important in life or what matters the most to you.
I became quite fond of my carefully selected quotes on pinterest and sometimes during those late-night-iphone-pinning-sessions-in-bed (sounds familiar?) it feels so good to look at them and think about your own principles in life.  Read More >

Layering the bump

Posted on: Friday, December 12, 2014

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Hey folks!
Whew! Busy times over here right now. The holiday season is of course always filled with a lot of events and Christmas parties but right now I’m also trying my best to make as much use as possible of those last days where I can manage to move around the city.

I’m already waddling in slow motion and I have to plan my daily activities carefully because it might as well be that this one trip to the post office already marks the end of that days adventures :D
So while I’m busy crossing off all those christmassy activities in the city as quickly as possible, I still got some pictures from our days in Vermont for you.
The bump will soon be gone so no pictures should get left behind ;)

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28

Posted on: Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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A few weeks ago was my 28th Birthday (I know, waaaaay behind on my blogging) and my husband took me on a little birthday-/babymoon trip to Manchester Vermont, Portland Maine and Boston! So the very early morning on the day of my birthday I got surprised with the perfect breakfast in bed before we headed downtown to get our awesome rental car (all thanks to the nice lady who gave us a car upgrade “for the birthday girl & the baby”!) and we drove all the way to the Equinox Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vermont. It’s a super cute little town that makes you feel like you stepped into the Gilmore Girls set and stayed at the Gilmore mansion of Lorelai’s parents. It was already freezing out there and we were enjoying the breathtaking scenery and crisp air so much! Like all our trips, this one was equally centered around all the restaurants we wanted to try in the area and If you ever happen to be around, do yourself a favor and eat at the silver fork!!

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Marvelous Links for your weekend!

Posted on: Saturday, November 15, 2014

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Hey everyone! What are you up to this weekend? We have a great weekend ahead of us with an engagement party, a housewarming party, brunch with friends and lots of other fun activities planned. (in 99.9% of the time “fun activities” is the codeword for awesome food in this house. Just to be clear) But weekends are also the time to grab a nice cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy this wonderful thing called internet – here are some marvelous links to do so. Enjoy!

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November

Posted on: Thursday, November 13, 2014

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So far November has been quite good to us. Last weekend we enjoyed a warm and sunny afternoon walk around the upper west side, having a nice snack at whole foods columbus circle before strolling back home through central park.
Slowly I have to begin to carefully plan and portion those little activities a bit more because my body doesn’t approve of walking the city the whole day anymore. So there are no spontaneous “First, shopping in Soho, then coffee in Williamsburg, before dinner & cinema in midtown” days for the next couple of weeks ;)
But I do have to say that I don’t miss our car at all so far. It feels so good to be outside everyday and always walk everywhere. Maybe because everybody does it and nobody has a car? Anyways, let’s hope for another sunny week in November :)

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Counting down

Posted on: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Isn’t it funny how time seems to move at an incredibly low pace when you’re waiting for something? We’ve tracked the months, weeks and now days with the pregnancy and the closer we get (8 weeks to go!) the slower each moment seems to pass. We’re beyond excited to finally meet her and although we haven’t bought a single thing yet *cough*, we feel SO ready to do this!
Here are some new stats and some random facts about being pregnant in the US since so many of you asked :)
Also look at those chubby little baby cheeks!!

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Bklyn

Posted on: Thursday, November 6, 2014

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Hey everyone! We’re back from a wonderful little roadtrip that took us upstate (more about that soon!) and while I’m still battling the post vacation blues, I’m bombing you with a picture overload from a lovely day with my parents in Brooklyn. From walking the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO to visiting the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory and a cute little “beer garden” in the afternoon, we’ve spent the most wonderful sunny fall day together. Squeeze in a little shopping and the best iced coffee from blue bottle and you have two happy visiting parents :)

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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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