Saturday, 8 September 2018

The world needs your light

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"Keep shining, beautiful one. The world needs your light."

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Living in a shared flat I can tell you that I can not wait to move into my own apartment. With no unwanted surprise guests - especially if you thought you would finally have some quiet hours alone -, decorating all the rooms to my own taste, just as I would like. If only money would not matter here..

In today's post, it's all about the lighting. I do not know if it's just me, but for me the right lighting plays a very important role. If it's not right, too light, too dark, or it may vibrate, it can easily cause a headache or make your eyes tired soon. The floor lamps are a good alternative in my opinion, but if you want to have a lamp as a decoration, which is also practical, fan lights are for example for you. Below I collected some of my favorite pieces from BellaDepot.
Pendant lights are the classic, I think. And on the other hand is a ceiling fan for those who want to have things multifunctional. It's a lighting, a decoration and of course a fan. Most of them are very quiet and with their pleasant breeze they can be a really helpful partner in the hot summer days.

You can choose a design with a modern appeal or with a touch of vintage. The right lighting brings class, style, glamour, retro feel or whatever you prefer in your room, adding the finishing touch to your space.
What kind of lighting do you have in your room? Which one is your favourite in the picture?
As always, you are welcome to leave a comment below.

Have a wonderful weekend!  :)

Lots of love, 

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Come with me to gaze at the stars

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"We look up at the same stars and see such different things."
(George R. R. Martin)
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August ist the month of star-gazing. The weather is good, mostly it is not so cloudy, so you can have a great view. (If not, you still have the opportunity to watch starry patterns online, for example on Dresslily.)
I don't know if it is just me, but I just like to stand in front of my open window in the evening, putting my elbows on the windowsill and looking at the stars, finding the Big Dipper, and when I am not in the big city, even the Little Dipper. They look the same everywhere and that’s why they can make you feel a little safer, wherever you are, even miles away from your home.
I love the stars, you could even guess it from my blog design, and that’ what inspired today's wish list. All items are from Dresslily and I really hope you like them.

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August ist der Monat der Sternenguckerei. Das Wetter ist gut, meistens ist es nicht so bewölkt, so dass man eine tolle Aussicht haben kann. Ich weiß nicht, ob es nur ich ist, aber ich mag es einfach, vor meinem offenen Fenster am Abend zu stehen, die Ellbogen auf die Fensterbank zu legen und auf die Sterne zu schauen, den Großen Bär zu finden, und wenn ich nicht in der großen Stadt bin, sogar den Kleinen Bär. Sie sehen überall gleich aus und genau deshalb können sie dich ein wenig sicherer fühlen lassen, wo auch immer du bist, selbst Meilen von deiner Zuhause entfernt.
Ich liebe die Sterne, man könnte es sogar von meinem Blog-Design erraten, und genau das hat die heutige Wunschliste inspiriert. Alle Artikel sind von Dresslily und ich hoffe, dass du sie magst.

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You can use the code "DLSally" to receive a discount on your next Dresslily-order but please note, that discounted items cannot be used and it is 1 time limited:
- Over $25 save $3
- Over $50 save $6
- Over $100 save $12
Don't forget about their special sale either, with up to 85% off.

Do you also like to stare at the stars? And what about star prints? As always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love,

Sunday, 19 August 2018

World Photo Day

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"A picture is worth a thousand words and those words can be in any of the 6.500 languages on planet earth." 
(Korske Ara) 
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We live in a world, where millions of pictures are uploaded every minute. – Photographs taken either with a simple or professional camera, or very often with a smartphone these days. But no matter what gear you have, remember that taking a great photo is not about how expensive your camera is and how much time you spent later editing the photo. It is about noticing such moments where most would pass by, capturing something that most of us are „too busy” to notice, or to find an angle that is out of the ordinary. You can take stunning photos, even with a very simple camera, if you leave your heart, your soul in the photographs.
Today is a very special day for everyone who somehow feels connected to photography. August 19 is World Photo – aslo mentioned as World Photography – Day. The idea for this day comes from Korske Ara, a young photographer from Australia and it was first launched in 2010. The date wasn’t chosen as it happened. August 19 is the date in 1839 when the French government purchased the patent for the Daguerreotype, the first practical photographic process developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre. Photography has come a long way since then and the photos have been getting better over the years. For the first few decades photography was only for professionals and very wealthy, but then George Eastman founded a company called Kodak in 1888 and photography became available to more and more people.

How to celebrate World Photography Day? 

If you fancy to go out, go for a walk, visit a park or some sights and take some photos. Try a new perspective, a new theme or some layers, a new objective, just be creative. Whether digitally or on film, through photography you can capture a moment forever. However, if you prefer to stay indoors today, and do not feel like taking pictures, browse through your old photos, pick some of your best pictures and create a collage or organise your photos. There are many combinations and it is up to you to choose the ones that you find most interesting. And why not print out some of your best pieces? From the prints, you can create a lovely wall art in your room or put them in a photo album but they also make beautiful presents.

I don’t know if you have heard of Printiki before. Based in the Netherlands, they offer you the opportunity to create your photos on paper or magnet. On their website, you have the opportunity to choose from several designs, you can even add frames and layouts, but also texts. And now if you use the voucher below, you will even get free shipping on your next order.

Code: 98MREAA9
 Just click on the image to land on their website, create your prints and enter this code in the discount box at your checkout to receive free economy shipping. Please note that this code is only valid for first time customers.

As Miroslav Tichý once said, "Photography is painting with light.", you simply press a button and you have preserved a memory that you can even hold in your hand. Tell me differently, but it is magical

Do you remember the first time you held a camera? Do you prefer to take photographs digitally, analogously or with the camera of your phone? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

For photographic ideas you can also check out Printiki's Instagram and in terms of photography you will find here a thematic wish list about cameras:

Have fun creating your photos and enjoy your prints. :)
Have a wonderful day!  :)
Lots of love,

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

A cup with my name on it

✯ Hello Shiny Stars! ✯

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"How sweet it is to be loved by you." 

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I love personalised items, whether it’s a mug, a bracelet or a necklace (you can find many of these e.g. on PersonalizedCart). Sometimes I prefer to have my nickname on them, sometimes I go for initials or I stick to my last name. Somehow I feel  they add a bit of personality to a simple thing, especially when I made it myself, like a bracelet of mine, with letter beads.
A few days ago I asked you in a pool on Twitter if you liked monogrammed, personalised items and it seems that 85% of voters are up for them. Yay!

In this post I'd like to show you a cup from PersonalizedCart. They make each item and engrave them by hand and the engraving is absolutely free, wich is just great. There are many product categories on their homepage, such as doormats, wine glasses or name necklaces and you can even look for gifts for him, for her, and for baby so it is absolutely easy to find something for a specific occasion.

The Yeti cups come with free engraving. They are available in 5 different colours. I went for the classic black, thinking that white could be slightly dirty. It is made of strong stainless steel with a heavy lid. The cup itself is very large with its almost 20 cm height. It weights about 0,4 kg and holds almost 1 liter. That’s why it seems a bit strange in my small hand, but I had to choose it because I was really amazed and skeptical about the facts that were listed under  the product. It states that it keeps drinks cold for at least 24 hours, and hot for at least 12 hours. Although there is a difference on the website, if you choose a cup with a different design, the specified insulation will, for example, be up to 12 hours. Whatever, I was really curious, if that could be true. And it can. The double-wall vacuum insulation makes it possible to keep drinks cold or hot.
I put hot tea in the cup and after 8 hours it was still very warm and after 12 hours it was lukewarm. I also filled it with ice to test it and 2-3 hours later, the entire ice was still intact. 7 hours later, it was already melting, but half of the ice was still there.
In addition, it has a no sweat design, that provides a secure grip and keeps fingers dry. With hot tea I didn't feel any heat, the ice cooled the cup but only slightly.
Overall, I can say, that this is a great cup, that keeps ice water cold and tea hot for a long time. Although it is too big for a small hand, it fits into the cup holder in the car as the bottom of the cup is smaller. Many would say, that it is a fake, but even if it is, it does its job really well. However the lid that comes with the mug is not watertight and I wish it had come with a closing lid. And don’t forget the free engraving, that  makes your cup unique.

Do you have any personalised items? Does it have a special story? What do you think about the cup I presented to you? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below, and if you like personalised items, take a look at the website of PersonalizedCart.

Have a wonderful week!  :)
Lots of love,