Sitting in the rain {MMI #2}


Hey there,

it’s been raining here for over a week? Not that long? I’ve kinda lost track… Is it raining for you too? Summer is hiding somewhere but not in my area… But you know what, I still kinda like this weather. Because I do have the luxury of an roofed balcony.

roofed balcony

It is tiny, and it took us 7 years to finally have it somewhat nice, with chairs that fit, are comfortable to sit in more than an hour and bit stylish too and where not financially out of reach. And I actually manage to keep the plants alive for more than 8 weeks by now. Yeah me.


So I don’t care if it is raining outside. I am not getting wet, I can have a cup of tea, enjoy fresh rainy air (isn’t is such a great smell?) and be at peace.

And since I really really like it I had to add it to this weeks round up over at Frollein Pfau.

Have a great Wednesday,


Happy Easter

Happy Easter Tulip

I hope you all have a wonderful and sunny Easter.

My Easter is going to be different – usually my family comes together at my grandpas. Saturday night I prepare the easter bread we are going to have for breakfast while my sister is dying eggs. My dad brings up some forsythia twigs we then decorate with easter eggs made 25 years ago. My mother is everywhere doing chores.

On Sunday after church and easter egg hunting my grandpa is inviting everyone for lunch at the local restaurant. There we meet my aunt and cousins. We’ll discuss if we are having lamb or rabbit for lunch and hoping that what ever we choose is not sold out yet. It’s always a fun time with catching up and chattering and laughing.Happy Easter Tulip

Well, this year I got a call from my parents: we are going on vacation. My aunt and cousin won’t be there either. It’s going to be a small group of 4 + my grandpa. It’s different but I also look forward to it.

So while you reading this I will be sitting in the garden with my grandpa, enjoying the sunshine, observing the squirrels and eating some easter candy (hopefully).


Enjoy your easter and I would love to hear if you have traditional ways to celebrate or if it’s not such a big deal for you…



Avocado Tree Growing #2

Hey there,

it’s time for an update on my green thumb experiment.

As you can see I didn’t trust myself much with only one pit so I bought a couple more, ate them and put them right next to my wedding pit. Now can you see the difference in size?! Crazy huh?

avocado pit

What I’ve learned so far:

  • They need a lot of water. I easily add 1 drinking glass of water a week to keep them hanging the the water
  • I peeled off the skin of the pit as suggested in some post I’ve read online
  • However I am not sure if that was such a good idea.
  • I am impatient to see some sprout by now – but it’s been only a little over 5 weeks…

avocado pit

So hopefully next round of avocado pit pictures we can see some sprouts.

See the story behind: Part I

Avocado Tree Growing { MMI }

avocado tree growing

Good Morning!

Today I Love Avocados!

I got a really funny wedding present: an avocado! Actually two! My new relatives in the DR know I love avocado and they also know we never really get any ripe ones here. So hence the wedding present. And let me tell you they are huge! I mean not the tiny things we got. They were at least the size of a big mango. Really. Anyways I already ate them so no pic here.

But I figured it’s kinda sad to get an avocado, eat it and then it is gone. So I figured: I GROW A TREE. Now you need to know I am somewhat of a plant killer. During summer time I might manage to keep my balcony plants alive for 2-3 months but either I am on vacation or weather isn’t so great i don’t go to the balcony daily and tada: dead.

avocado tree growing

So here it is. I just put it online : my tree and report back once in a while. I hope this way I am eager enough to actually water it. Right now it is easy – it sits in a glass of water. It will take up to 3 months until I get some sprouts. Well, I keep you posted. But now I better hurry to work.

Cheers, Tobia

Make sure to head over to Frollein Pfau to see more Wednesday Loves!

Oh and more wedding news and a Give-Away here.

Frühlingshafte Cake Pop Pralinen

Eigentlich wollte ich ja einen Kuchen backen der eine Überraschung im Inneren hat. Da gibt es unheimlich viele Inspirationen die im Web umherschwirren. Nur um einige zu nennen schaut mal hier und hier und hier und hier.

Der Plan war ein kleines rotes Geschenk als Kern zu machen. Blöderweise hat sich die Farbe beim Backen an der Oberfläche gesammelt, so dass ich dann einen wundervollen Ombre-Cake hatte – aber DAS war ja nun nicht so geplant. Also musste ich kurzer Hand improvisieren und habe noch einmal Cake Pops gemacht. Da ich diese aber nach Münster transportieren musste, habe ich die Stiele weggelassen und einfach Pralinen daraus gemacht.

Und man merkt es wird Frühling und bunt…. *wie schön*

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Die Farben passen so richtig toll zu meiner Frühlingsstimmung. Was so ein bisschen Sonne doch ausmachen kann.

p23_cake pop praline_b3

Wie die Verpackung entstanden ist, verrate ich euch ein andermal.

p23_cake pop praline_b4

Gerade eben habe ich schon wieder ein super leckeres Cake-Pop Rezept entdeckt. Hüpft mal rüber zu Miss Blueberrymuffin. Das steht auf alle Fälle auf der Want-To-Backliste ganz weit oben….