Friday, 22 April 2022

Earth Day 2022

✯ Hello Shiny Stars! ✯

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"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty."
(John Ruskin)

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Today is Earth Day and to mark the occasion I would like to share a previous post of mine on the topic.

In my post "Make every day Earth Day" I give you some tips on how to save some energy and reduce waste, how to add greenery to your space and finally a couple of DIYs to help you upcycle things you no longer need and give them a new purpose.

Take care of the Earth, not just today, but every single day.

In the comment section below, please share how you take care of the Earth, and maybe your tips will give others ideas too.  :)

Lots of love,

Sunday, 10 April 2022

My Top 15 Sibling Quotes

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"The greatest gift our parents ever gave us was each other."

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As today, 10 April is Siblings' Day, I would like to dedicate this post to all the siblings out there.

According to various studies, family structures in Europe have changed significantly over the last fifty years. Based on data from Eurostat, in 2020, 47.5% of all households with children in the European Union had one child and 52.5% had at least two children (39.9% had two and 12.6% had three or more).
I consider myself lucky to be among the 52.5%, because the sibling relationship is not only something very special, but usually also the longest relationship most people will have in their lifetime.

Therefore, a big shout-out goes out to my sister today. (I hope she's reading this.) With adulthood, there's not as much time for programmes together as there used be, but I cherish every opportunity we get to spend together. I miss our trips together, and hope that we will soon find the opportunity to do something together again.

So there is no excuse to call your siblings today, and if you can, plan something together. You can also prepare a small gift, be it a homemade one or a bought one, and if you are looking for an appropriate quote on the occasion, I have collected my favourite quotes on the subject, so here are my top 15 sibling quotes.

Do you have a sister or brother? Let me know in the comments section below.  :)



"A sibling is the lens through which you see your childhood."
(Ann Hood)


"Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero!"
(Marc Brown)


"Siblings: children of the same parents, each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together."
(Sam Levenson)


"Like branches on a tree, we grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other."


"Siblings: your only enemy you can't live without."


"Being brother and sister means being there for each other."


"Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there."
(Amy Li)


"Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other."
(Carol Saline)


"In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips."


"A sister is both your mirror - and your opposite."
(Elizabeth Fishel)


"Siblings know how to irritate each other, but they still know how to fix problems better than anybody else."


"Brothers and sisters can say things to one another that no one else can."
(Gregory E. Lang)


"A sister is someone you can always count on."
(Sally Painter)


"No matter how old you become, when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood."
(Karen White)


"I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there's always somebody there, somebody that's family."
(Trey Parker)

Lots of love,