Monday, 1 February 2021

A month in pixels - with free printable sheet

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"Sometimes I'm in a bad mood, sometimes I'm in a good mood. It's like everyone else."

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A few weeks ago I shared a free printable with you: A Year in Pixels. The sheet allows you to keep track of your mood during the year. It contains a colour code and based on that you colour in the individual days.
If you have enough perseverance, at the end of the year you will have a completely coloured sheet, that shows you, for example, which were your happiest, but also saddest or normal days.
I have created the document so that it can be used for any year and I think even the start date is up to you. If you decide to start in February or March, that's fine too. Just put an "X" in the days you didn't follow or continue colouring in the next year to have a fully completed sheet.

This time I show you the little sibling of the previous sheet: A Month in Pixels. I created it for those who just want to track their mood for a shorter time or simply want to try it out to see if this is something for them.
The monthly version is also free to download below and can be used for any month. If it doesn't consist of 31 days, just put an "X" at the end. The method with colouring is the same as with the year sheet: simply colour in the days using the colour code.

Whether you choose the monthly or the yearly one, I hope you have a lot of fun with it.

Simply click on the "Pop out" icon in the top right corner of the image and select "Download" on the newly opened page to start colouring.
I wish you a great start into February. May it be a happy and healthy month.  :)

Lots of love,

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Cosy hoodies and more

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"Baby it’s cold outside."

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Like many others, I’ve been working mostly in home office since last spring and I have to admit that since it’s gotten colder, my office outfit has changed a lot. I now prefer some cosy, fluffy house suits because they are not only comfortable to wear but they also keep me warm.
Is a teddy hoodie and fluffy pants also something that you like? Do you have any in your wardrobe?
I bought one in December with my Mom in a local shop and I just love it. 

On the website of NewChic, you will not only find fluffy pullovers but also blanket hoodies. I haven’t heard of these before, but they look cosy too.
I have included some of my favourite designs in the picture above. Mostly they are in regular sizes, but if you need a bigger size, for example an xxxxl hoodie, it can also be easily found on the website. 

If you visit their homepage, you will also find some menswear there. The second image has been put together to show some favourites like cargo shirts. Colourful designs can be found as well as plain ones, so if you like the more eye-catching ones that aren't in the picture, that's no problem either, browse around a bit and you are sure to find something more to your taste.

Henley shirt men’s version is also available from them. The difference with button-down shirts is that they only have a few buttons. Do you or your partner like to wear shirts like these? 

In addition to the product categories mentioned in this article, the website also offers shoes, bags, accessories as well as various categories such as "mens long cardigan" and of course much more.

Have you ever bought anything from this online shop? What was your experience
As always, feel free to leave a comment below.  :)

Lots of love,

Thursday, 7 January 2021

A year in pixels - with free printable sheet

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"Make today worth remembering." (Zig Ziglar)

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I have been absent for a while, but I hope you are all well and healthy.  :)

We just had New Year's Eve, but we are already at the end of the first week of January, so I might be a bit late with my post.
As a small gift from me for the new year, I created a free printable sheet for you.
It's called "A Year in Pixels" and it allows you to somehow track how your days have been throughout the year.
There is a colour code next to the day table that shows you which colour means which mood, and you can colour your table based on how you felt on that particular day.

This table has been created so that it can be used for any year, even leap years. So if the month does not have 31 days, just put an "X" in the field.

This is the first time, I am doing this, so if you haven't tried it yet like me, feel free to join in, I'm sure it will be nice to see how it turns out. Whether it becomes colourful or one colour dominates, maybe we can even realise something through it that we weren't aware of before. 

You can download your own sheet here.  :)

Let me know in the comments section if you are joining in or have already started, I am happy to see your pixels, so feel free to send them to me every now and then at my email address or share it with me on Twitter.

I wish you a lot of fun and also preservation with your pixel sheet and all the best and good health for 2021.  :)

Lots of love,

Sunday, 13 September 2020

Get in shape

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"Focus on the shape of your mind rather than the shape of your body."

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I already wrote about shapewears here on the blog, presented their history and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of wearing them, so I won't go into that today. If you haven't read it yet or are curious to read it again, check out my "Shape it!" post.

Shapewear comes in different forms. There are a variety of styles, such as bodysuits, briefs, underpants, shorts and slips, so that everyone can find the model that suits them best. 
The high waisted shaper shorts are available in several designs, as you can also see on the picture. Most of them come in both black and nude colours, and a size chart is provided to help you choose the perfect size for you.

With shapewear it is important that you wear the right size and that your garment is not one size smaller than it should be. Remember that they are designed to accentuate your silhouette, according to your true size. 
On the other hand, please note that you should not wear them for long periods of time, 8 hours should be the maximum and not every day. 

Besides the shorts, the picture also shows some of the best bodysuit shapewear of the same company. 

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Keep in mind that shapewear has only a temporary effect, and if you want to achieve permanent changes, this should be accompanied by proper diet and exercise. 

The shown products are from FeelinGirl, an online store that specializes in shapewear. On their website you can find categories like waist trainers, bodysuits or thigh & arm trimmers and they offer a worldwide shipping for their products. 

Have you ever tried any kind of shaping clothing? What do you think about them?
Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love,

Sunday, 16 August 2020

NewChic 6th Anniversary Sale 2020

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"It’s not about design. It’s about feelings." (Alber Elbaz)

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NewChic, the online shopping website was founded 15 years ago and offers a wide range of clothes, shoes, bags and accessories for both men and women. But also articles for home and garden can be found on the website. 

They are now running an anniversary sale, with presales starting tomorrow, 17 August, and ending on 7 September. As it is their 6th anniversary, they offer 6 savings tips for you and many ways to get a discount. In the first period (17-24 August) you can receive a free 20 USD, in the second phase you will benefit from free shipping and in the final one ( 29 August - 7 September) you can buy items starting at 0.99 USD. There is also a lucky draw where you receive 1 free round every day and can win vouchers, points or even other prizes. If you check in on the website on 7 consecutive days, you will also receive a surprise gift.
To find out more about the vouchers and the lucky draw, simply visit the NewChic 6th Anniversary Sale 2020 page. 

This post focuses on men's clothing, but there is also a wide range for women on the website. If you are a fan of color shirts, then you have come to the right place. I prefer the simpler pieces, but there are a lot of funny printed shirts for men on the site - from the really colorful ones to tropical prints and cactus designs. 

A cotton Henley shirt is very similar to this garment, except that it is originally collarless and usually comes with 2-5 buttons. It may happen that you see a Henley collar shirt, but as I mentioned before, it should be without. 

If my male Readers like to wear pajamas, or your friend, husband, male relatives do, then don't hesitate to have a look at both the faux silk pajamas and the silk two piece pajamas on the website. 

Do you like colorful and printed shirts for men or do you prefer simpler models? And what do you think about button-down shirts in general - for both men and women? Do you like wearing them?
As always, feel free to leave a comment below.

Lots of love,

Monday, 13 July 2020

Celebrating 8 years with 8 favourites

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"No one is you and that is your biggest power."
(Dave Grohl)

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I know we say it every year, but time really flies and it's hard to believe that I started writing this blog exactly 8 years ago on this day. A lot has happened since then, but I still enjoy the process and I still enjoy writing my blog - even if my working life sometimes doesn't allow me to spend that much time on it.
To celebrate these 8 years, I've put together 8 of my favourite blog posts here, which somehow are closest to my heart.
I thank you for your continued support. I appreciate each of your comments, and your kind messages mean a lot to me.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and read my blog!  :)


Ich weiß, wir sagen es jedes Jahr, aber die Zeit vergeht wirklich wie im Fluge, und es ist kaum zu glauben, dass ich an diesem Tag vor genau 8 Jahren mit dem Schreiben dieses Blogs begonnen habe. Seitdem ist viel passiert, aber ich genieße den Prozess immer noch und ich beschäftige mich weiterhin gerne mit meinem Blog - auch wenn mein Arbeitsleben manchmal nicht so viel Zeit dafür zulässt.
Um diese 8 Jahre zu feiern, habe ich hier 8 meiner Lieblingsblogbeiträge zusammengestellt, die mir irgendwie am meisten am Herzen liegen.
Ich danke Euch für eure anhaltende Unterstützung. Ich schätze jeden eurer Kommentare, und eure freundlichen Nachrichten bedeuten mir sehr viel.
Ich danke Euch, dass Ihr die Zeit nehmt, meinen Blog zu besuchen und zu lesen!  :)

I celebrated my blog-anniversary last year with a special post that has a message that is still important to me. You can simply download your own checklist and start your challenge right away. Have fun, be happy, spread kindness.  :)

Because I have received so much positive feedback on it, and it is nice to know that my writing could inspire others as well.  :)

This blog post with the recipe always reminds me of the time when we celebrated Shrove Tuesday, also known as Pancake Day, with my sister a few years ago.  :)

This article is also special for me, because it is about the first fashion event I have ever attended. We had a great time there.  :)

5. The Look of the Week with LeAnn Rimes Cibrian.
Because she thanked me on Twitter for being chosen as the Look of the Week.  :)

I am still in love with the small galaxy printed rug and also with the projection lamp, which is so dreamlike.  :)

It would not have been easy for me to choose a single DIY project, hence this article, which summarises 6 of my favourites.  :)

And last but not least an award, which is of course an honour, and besides that, it was very nice to get to know my Readers a bit better through the comments.  :)

I hope you enjoyed this nostalgic article and that we can celebrate together again next year. I wish you a wonderful week.  :)

Lots of love,

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Dresses for everyone

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"Happiness is not size specific."

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Sometimes we tend to think that it is so much easier for others to buy clothes. If you wear smaller sizes, you always find clothes that are bigger. However, if you have a larger size, you always tend to find smaller ones. And for both "extremities" there are shops where neither of them can find something suitable. But people of average body type and size sometimes also claim that it is the most difficult for them to buy clothes, and it is so much easier when you are either smaller or a bit bigger. 

Which of these statements are true, we will never know. We only have one perspective and we always assume things that we shouldn't. We really could be the ones, but there is a high probability that it is not us who have it easiest or most difficult. 

Let us try to help each other a little. Please share in the comments if you know online shops where both the extra small and the larger sizes are available, and if they are true to size. 

The pictures below are from Lover-Beauty, an online shop based in China. Like many other shops they of course want to make a name for themselves outside the country as well and therefore offer international delivery. However, there is currently no free shipping, and the price depends on the weight and size of the package and the country it is shipped to. 
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They have an oversize clothing section on their website where you can also find sexy plus size dresses that are available up to size 6XL. As with many other shops I also would like to see here more clothes on oversize models in such a section, but the selection is already good. 

Have you ever shopped in this store before? If so, please let us know your experience below.
To find more cheap plus size clothing and other clothes, just visit their website.

Lots of love,