4/23/14

WE ARE A PRODUCT OF OUR ENVIRONMENT.




Wearing
Lovely Bird  San Miguel Felt Fedora Navajo Band-Rust (also shown here)
Jewlry by The 2 Bandids (here)

"We are a product of our environment" - that's the opinion of Bronnie Ware, the author of "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying", a very thoughtful, wise and warm-hearted book that's definitely worth a read. If you force yourself into situations, jobs or relationships that don’t bring out the best but the worst of you, it's definitely worth trying to change the situation. Moving on towards a healthy loving environment really can make a change.

That is what worked out for me. That's why I'm smiling like a mad. I don' say that every single day is just about happiness now; there are definitely challenges to take day by day. But if you go with the flow instead of trying to move a rock that is too heavy to be removed, you really can experience the ultimate bliss. Sometimes, letting go or even quitting leads to a better life (read about my best quits ever here and here).

Bronnie wrote it so well: "It was as if I had been swimming down the same river over and over, and each time, I would come across a large rock blocking my natural flow. It was always there. One day though, I realized that it may always be there. So rather than have to face the same rock, the same blockage repeatedly, I was choosing somewhere different to swim, somewhere that would allow me to move forward freely and naturally. I didn't have to set myself up for that hurdle over and over, one that hindered my natural progress, causing blockages and pain every time without fail" (p. 44).


Jupp, and the dress, hat and jewelry are bliss, too - and an expression of my natural flow and that I'm swimming in the right waters.

4/21/14

CROCHET DREAMS AND A CAT TIPI.


New in:
Spell Designs Woodstock tassel vest (via KissJohanna)
and my Cat Tipi Wren :)))

I really do have a big love fot crochets. When I saw that awesome cushion by Spell Designs, I knew it would be perfect for the Cat Tipi of my cutie Hendrix. It is located in our bedroom and ment to be a save hideout for our cat boy, so something white and dreamy is just right. I bet he will love to curl into it :)

Well, while browsing the shop I just came across that fab vest from Spell Designs. And it was on sale, ka-ching! The funny thing is that I also do own the hat by Lovely Bird that is featured in the shots. Commbined with a band shirt and some shorts, I will rock this little cutie!

4/19/14

HAPPY EASTER DAYS! - EASTER EGG DIY





Hope you enjoy your Easter weekend! We do have some relaxed days, cooking fresh food, doing long walks, enjoying the sunshine and doing some DIY projects! ;)))
These colourful easter eggs are a DIY project, inspired by Free People. They are coloured with natural dye, made from onions, beetroot and reg cabbage. Hendrix enjoys them, too ;)

Whishing you a great time!


4/10/14

AND ON THE SIXTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY...


{Pics via Free People}

{Something blue and something new: Garter by RomancingJuliet and the most amazing headband in the world by EricaElizabethDesign}


{Something old: Zara crochet dress from 2012, worn during our California Trip, here in San Francisco's Hard Rock Cafe}

... we will do it again in Las Vegas! ;)))

Well, some might say that life is what is happening while making plans and my life is the proof for that. We made plans for a road trip in Portugal in September; we both developed the desire to travel back to the US very soon. So, this year will be without any vacation at all and we will be flying to the States in May 2015, but it's definitely worth the wait. Our road trip will lead us to Los Angeles again, then we will be going on discovering Palm Springs with its amazing Mid Century architecture, the deserts White Sands and Sonora, as well as the Navajo Reservation and the Arches and Canyonlands Parks.

As you can guess from the pics shown above, we will do something crazy while heading Las Vegas: A Renewal of our vows in the Little White Chapel's Tunnel of Love! - Wooohoooo! :))) Slash got married here, too!!
To be honest, our first wedding was a disaster. We didn't do what we would have been loved to do on that day: Heading the registrar's office and flying away to have a lovely honeymoon. Well, we didn't have a honeymoon at all, or a nice wedding dress, or nice photographs. Hubby and I were young when we decided to do that big step and unfortunately, our wedding ceremony pleased only our families and not us as a couple. That's really a big regret that needs a proper replacement.

As I know I'm not the traditional bride kind of girl (actually, I hate these monstrous dresses, I don't like veils and all the princess-like stuff), I decided to be me on that day. I will be wearing my 80 bugs crochet dress from Zara - the perfect dress for a down-to-earth-bohemian-wedding in LV ;) 

The only new thing will be this fab wedding crown I found on Etsy. A nice piece that will always remember us on that fab day we're planning right now. The Blue thing will be this fab  silk garter I found on Etsy, too. The borrowed thing will be the rental car we spent our days in for the road trip ;) 

Jupp, it will be a classy, conservative drive thru wedding ;)

4/3/14

I PUT A SPELL ON YOU....



Butter soft, amazing tassels - that jacket is really a killer and definitely a keeper. Spell Designs really makes amazing products. After buying the Sugar Fox Tassel kimono, this jacket had to be mine. Unfortunately I missed the turquoise version of this fab leather jacket, but the taupe colour is amazing, too! Really makes me wanna escape to the west.