Donnerstag, 24. Dezember 2015

December Haul

So I prepared this blog entry for the weekend but severeal things came up, so I'm just now able to post it!

It's time for a large HAUL blog entry.

You know, because of moving out and a lot of things I had to buy for the flat, there wasn't real space for buying nice things for myself.
But now I really had to, thanks to my new job.

As an office worker (and moreover in a good notary's office) it's important to look reliable and neat, too.
We have a lot of important clients.

Becaue I've never worked in an office before I only had a pair of trousers (which are too large) and three or four blouses. No pencil skirt, no fitting shoes (still not have for winter...  hard to find right now).

So the first things I bought were some office clothings (all by H&M).

blue blouse - 15€, grey striped blouse - 14,95€ - black trousers 19,95€
Christmas blanket 9,95€ - and a MOSAIK comic haha

Now it's winter and the cold season means that I also need some more warm pullovers and shirts.
And after all I also found.... shoes. It's so hard to find good, warm and hydrophobic boots....
Therefore the next buyings were the following.

red cord skirt - 19,99€, black white skirt - 24,99€ -
grey cardigan - 14,99€  --- all by BonPrix
black pencil skirt - 9,95€ --- by New Yorker
brown leather boots - 160 € --- by Ecco

And just a week ago I looked on the internet for some nice bag.
I found two CK bags on ebay and got the darker one - fortunately - for such a cheap price (15€)!!
I am so happy!

I really like looking on ebay for a lot of expensive brands.
Sometimes you're just lucky. <3

What else?

Christmas is near and I've got my very own Christmas tree!
It's an artificial one but I really like it!
And these days I bought some Christmas balls made of glass for only 8€!

Thanks to my company's Christmas party and the Trash Secret Santa I also got a great drinking bottle.

The startup soulbottles created the bottles made of glass with the idea that you drink water from the tap in summer. It's a company in Berlin and since we got the best drinking water it's no problem to do so. :)

The design is well chosen - you have a lot of motifs. And there are a lot more - every single season.

Samstag, 12. Dezember 2015

Finally got a good job!


that's how I can call it.

Since two weeks I work as a secretary in
an attorney's office.

There are a lot of things to do and to learn...

Joking. It's pretty fun!
It's really interesting and my coworkers and my bosses
are so nice.

And the best thing is:
I finally can get dressed in a pretty representative way, too. ♥
Wearing fine clothes, have your nails, your make-up and hair done...
every day! ♥ ♥ ♥

And so I will show you some pictures with
a December haul - next time. ♥
As for now:

Good Night. 

I'm happy.

Donnerstag, 26. November 2015

It's winter time! - Home Decoration & no money

Winter is coming!

Last weekend we had the first snow in Berlin and it got colder - finally.
It isn't right that we had 20°C in November. Really.

So, because it's winter time and I haven't got a lot of money at the moment
(lost my job and had to safe as much money as possible) I looked for alternative and cheap
ways to make myself much more of a home here.

Let's begin with my
Autum decoration

That kind of decoration is simply paper that I cut out.

If you don't want to draw the leaves on your own, you will find a lot of
picture on the internet. You just have to copy them on coloured paper or
coloured trasnsparency paper, cut it off and stick it wherever you want.
It's the easiest way to decorate with seasonal changes, I guess, but it also
will take some time to cut.

These name tags are made for the bath (towels).

Of course you don't have to choose a rectangle shape.
I used some coloured card, a white coloured pencil and:
alphabet sticker. These are the only expensive ones.

Fill the glasses with some small candles and with coloured
stones, powder, artificial snow, etc.

It's your imagination but you can make some nice table decoration
with that kind of stuff. If you travel to the see don't forget to bring
some sand and some shells with you. They are also great chums!

So as for now...

Let's turn to Winter decoration.

I bought these things for only 5€.
If you have some 1€ shops (or in different currency of course) -
Especially for seasonal changes and moreover for Christmas, Halloween or Easter
they will have a lot of decoration stuff for a low effort of money!
In my case I wanted to make some wreath - not a advent wreath because November had
just begun - but some winter wreath.
The only other thing you may need is some glue and nylon thread.

First try

Much better. :)

And do you know the Adventskalender?

Every single day in December (until Christmas Eve)
you open one door or stocking or whatever.
The content can be chocolate, little toys or whatever you like.

In my childhood I never had such a stocking calender
but mostly factory made chocolate calender (which are also
really good! ;D).

So I wanted to sew something for me.

First, I got the fabrics in a fabric's store for a total of 8€.
You may look for Sale's option or ask the stuff if they got some
final fabrics - fabrics, which are only 1m or so on the fabric roller.
That may be cheaper and sometimes you don't need so much fabric
for your projects.

First sewing some bags, size 3,9", then turning them around
and sewing some plush on them. Adding some gift ribbon and
glue on the numbers for the days.

As I said, you can get a lot of decoration stuff - you just need a
container, a box, a tablet or something else and then just put everything

The best advice is: Just to this by heart.
It's much easier than thinking everything through.

And finally the Advent wreath:
I bought the wreath at a flower market.
Look for Nordmann fir if you want to have a real one -
this will last much longer than any other fir.

I found the decoration stuff in that market, as well, but
also in the 1€ shops.
The candles are simple ones, bought at a drug store.
I don't want to light them, it's just part of the decoration:

How does it work?

Well, everything is put on by using wire again. :)
To put wire into the candles, you have to warm them from
the bottom side. Be careful because of the hot wax.

And I had some decorations left so I used an ice bowl
and some artificial snow. ;)

And do you remember making snowflakes with just some cotton balls,
thread and a needle?

I just couldn't resist to do so this year!

The latest try was to find a lampshade.

The problem is that the stand is too big and you usually just get
short lampshades. Or you have to pay a lot for a single one, so that I
can just buy a new lamp...

At least I found some emergency help.

The paper company "Canson" produces some home decoration stuff
as well - this one is some kind of plastics called "Les translucides".
You can choose from a lot of different colours.

To close the lampshade I just made a patch work.
So you can just put it together.
With wire you can stabilise the lampshade and put it on the stand.
But please take some stronger wire!
Because mine was too limp it's some...
wibbly wobbly timey wimey thing.
Oops ... Doctor's stuff... sorry.
But the colour reminded me of the series. ;)

But it's still too... empty.
I decided to decorate the lampshade, too.
There was some interesting design which I
wanted to imitate.
Now the lampshade looks much better, but I think
I'll cover the inside a bit more, so you won't see
the bulb itself.
It's just some case of emergency decoration but much better
than having none, right?

I hope you had some fun, reading through this
blog entry. It took a while to write it, but right now I'm
a little bit proud because I do so many things on my own and
don't buy everything.

♥     ♥

My mother also knits and chrochets a lot of things
which can also be used for decoration.
I guess you are much more creative if you don't have
a lot of money. You have to use the things you have.

Just take a look on the internet and search for
do it yourself tutorials.
Dawanda has a lot of great stuff but also pinterest or Youtube
can inspire you!!

Just be creative and make yourself a better home. <3

Montag, 9. November 2015

Moving to my own flat - What happened up until now.

How have you been?

It's been quite a while since I wrote my last blog entry.
Since that one a lot of things changed again.

I finally moved to my own (shared) flat and so I'm occupied with
decorating and crafting etc.

We signed the contract in mid of July and finally made it to 1st August that
everything was really ready.
That means that we not only moved with our furniture, wardrobe, etc. but also
made ourselves a home.
Well, actually, I'm the homemaker, 'cause decorating and painting is totally my kind of work.

I just bought myself a whole new furniture set... a new desk, a new wardrobe, a new sideboard ...
only my makeup stand is missing I wish for, but I'm still happy.
Everything is from IKEA - you know, the good old Swedish house for furniture & co.

Another good thing is:

Being apart from my parents results in a better relationship.
We get along pretty well and that's only because of the distance, because you know:
It really can be annoying and upsetting if you are stuck to each other the whole time.
So right now we have a relaxed relationship and we talk more often than before.
Being much more honest to each other.

So... let's have a look at my flat - that should be a nice ending for this blog entry.
Guess, I will talk again soon to you.
There is a lot more to tell!

Before.... the final packing

After... unwrap the vinyl floor

One of the first evenings... working on my new desk. <3

First morning: didn't sleep too well since I'm used to have the wall
on the RIGHT side.

Totally in IKEA mood...
the bed isn't. ;) 


And thanks too PAX so much space. <3

framed photos are a big part of my room

the living room right after moving - now we have the TV and a small
improvised table in front of the sofa.
But it's still all under construction (no money haha)

we didn't have to buy the kitchen furniture - fortunately <3

love the outlook from my window.

And then... FALL SEASON <3


And my pure love:

the Tiffany inspired lamp <3<3<3

There is still so much to do...
but step by step
(and since we don't have much money right now
haha... we have to wait)