Nov 5, 2014

60 15 - Month No. 1

Wow, the first month of the 60 tasks in 15 months challenge is over already! Time goes by so fast!
Anyway, I've been trying to work on as many tasks as possible so that maybe  - just maybe - I'll be able to finish all the tasks a little early.

This past month I've completed 3 tasks. Of course I've also been working on a lot of other tasks which can't be completed in just one go but take some time and efforts.

Now, I'll try to give you the highlights of last month:
First, and most important to me: I've finally made it through Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. (I've written about that here) It's been my 4th attempt, so I'm quite proud that I actually read the whole thing this time. It's only one out of ten books that I'm supposed to read, but this one's been a tough one, so I feel like I need to share this milestone.

Also, I've picked out a nice wing chair that fits perfectly into our living room.

Then we had my boyfriend's brothers over for a game night, where I also tried (and succeded) to make cake pops.

Aaaand I watched all episodes of Lipstick Jungle, so that's another task completed.

Above all that I've been trying to not use my car, which isn't so easy because my parents live about 30km from our apartment, so every time I wanna go there or go shopping, I just have to use my car. Also, I'm studying again, so now that it's suddenly turned cold outside, I sometimes use my car to go to university.

Usually my enthusiasm for challenges fades rapidly after the first week or so, but this time I feel like I'll actually pull through and complete all the tasks. I'm so motivated :)

Xoxo, have a great week!

Oct 29, 2014

RGRC Update #5

Wow, it's been more than 6 months since I last posted an update for the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge! I'm shocked.

But I just didn't feel like reading anything on the list - I prefered light and entertaining love stories above the sometimes quite hard to read titles on the list.

However, at my 4th attempt in as many years I finally made it through the original version of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It has been hard to understand her 19th Century language, but after a while it got easier and I finally read the whole story about how Elizabeth's and Mr. Darcy's lives got intertwined. And I loved it! So romantic - but at times a little strange to see how things worked back then.

I hope to be reading some more books of the list soon. Let's just hope that I'll have some more free time and motivation this winter than I had last summer.

Xoxo, happy reading!

Oct 22, 2014

60 tasks in 15 months

Recently I've seen a lot of 101 things in 1001 days-lists pop up all over the internet and decided to also make a little list for myself. I figured, once I have everything written down and published, I will complete the tasks more easily - mostly to being able to ticking stuff off the list. So I've set down and come up with 60 tasks, that I am trying to complete until the end of 2015.

Usually the time frame is 1001 days, but I've decided to shorten it to 15 months, because I was afraid I wouldn't go through with it, if I set too big a timeframe.

I have already started completing tasks at the 1st of October, and I have to say until now it's going pretty well - except for the tasks where I wanted to exercise for 2 hours/week and meditate for 20 hours/week. I haven't even started, so I'm afraid I'll have to change these two.

I'm excited that I made myself write down all these tasks and also still be working on the list 3 weeks into the project.

To make it even more binding for myself I've decided to blog about it and write a post about my progress once a month.

Here you'll find the tasks -->

I hope to inspire some of you to make a list of their own or just follow my progress. Maybe some of you even have some tips on how to actually follow through and complete all the tasks.

Xoxo, let's hope I'll succeed!

Sep 17, 2014

Makes me smile - Baby edition

Sometimes, when feeling down, I just type cute baby into Google and enjoy the instant lift of mood. Here are a few of my favorites that always make me smile.

sources (from left to right): 1 2 3
Xoxo, have a great week!

Sep 3, 2014

Lists all over

I love lists. Shopping lists, wish lists, to-do lists, bucket lists. Basically all kinds of lists. I make them in my head, on notepads, on old receipts, on my phone and on the internet.

I really enjoy writing them, but what makes me real happy is ticking off items and tasks I've completed. Nothing motivates me more than ticking off items.

Off the top of my head I can think of at least 5 different lists I am working on right now. There's the obligatory shopping list, a bucket list, a wish list, the list for the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, a list of books to read and movies to watch and a list of gift ideas for my boyfriend. Oh, and of course the list of recipes to try on Pinterest.

Usually I keep my lists simple and don't decorate them or even try to use a nice writing, but sometimes I invest a little more time in lists, that I know I'll be consulting a lot.

How about you? Do you write lists? What do you write them on? Does it motivate you to tick items off?

Xoxo, I wish you a great week!

Aug 27, 2014

Liebster Award Nomination

I've been nominated! :D Yay!! Colli and Michelle from ToBeYoutiful have picked me and my blog to take part in this Question-and-Answer post series.

I feel very honored that I've been chosen to answer their questions. Let's see what they wanted to know.
(As the Liebster Award is in German, I will answer the questions in German too, but there's a translate button in the sidebar.)

1 Wieso habt ihr mit dem Bloggen angefragen? Ich habe immer gerne Sex and the City geschaut, und hab mich von Carrie und ihrer Kolumne inspirieren lassen.
2 Welche Kamera benutzt ihr zum Fotos schießen? Meistens meine Handykamera (ich hab ein HTC One S), da es auf meinem Blog meistens um den Text und nicht so sehr um die Fotos geht und ich meine, dass die Fotos von meinem Handy auch sehr schön werden.
3 Welches Kameraequipment würde ihr euch gerne noch zulegen?
Momentan keines, da ich keine Kamera besitze, aber wenn, dann würde ich mir gerne eine Spiegelreflexkamera von Nikon zulegen.
4 Grüner Tee oder Kaffee? Schwarzer Tee. Lust auf Kaffee hab ich nur alle paar Wochen einmal. Ansonsten trinke ich liebend gerne schwarzen Tee mit Sojamilch.
5 Wo seht ihr euch in 5 Jahren? Hoffentlich mit einem Master-Diplom in Betriebswirtschaft. Ansonsten lass ich das Leben so auf mich zukommen.
6 Geschminkt oder lieber ungeschminkt im Alltag? Im Büro auf jeden Fall geschminkt, zu Hause ungeschminkt.
7 Welche kleinen Dinge des Lebens machen euch glücklich? Ein süßes Bussi von meinem Schatz; wenn ich ein neues Lieblingslied für mich entdecke.
8 Welches Lied läuft bei euch zur Zeit rauf und runter? Kein besonderes, ich warte noch auf ein neues Lieblingslied.
9 Schnee oder Sand? Im Sommer Schnee, im Winter Sand. Immer das, was ich grade nicht haben kann.
10 Ward ihr schon mal auf einem Bloggertreffen? Wenn ja wo? Leider nein.
11 Welche Blog-Themen interessieren euch am meisten?
Kommt ganz auf den Schreibstil der Person an. Sonst aber eher kurz und knackig gehaltene Dateblogs, wo ich von den Highlights und Reinfällen auf Dates von anderen Leuten lesen kann. Ansonsten aber auch immer wieder Nagel(lack), Outfits und DIYs.

Hier die Regeln:
    • Die Person verlinken, die dich nominiert hat
    • 11 andere Blogger nominieren, die weniger als 200 Follower haben
    • 11 Fragen deiner Wahl an die Nominierten stellen
    • Die Nominierten informieren
    • Den Nominierten eine Link zu deinem Post bereit stellen
    • Alle Fragen beantworten, die dir gestellt wurden

So, jetzt zu den Nominierten. Ich nominiere:
Cupcake Werk
Melinas Süßes Leben
Wolkenweiss
Hoy hablar es vivir
Lines Bücherwelt
My exchange year in the USA
Paris Rom Athen
... und alle anderen, die gerne teilnehmen würden. (Hinterlasst mir einen Kommentar mit dem Link zu eurem Post und ich verlinke euch hier)

Meine Fragen:
1 Dein Lieblingsgericht?
2 Hose oder Rock?
3 Ausgefallenes Nail-Design oder Natur pur?
4 Dein Lieblingsbuch? Warum?
5 Was würdest du mit 1.000.000 Euro machen?
6 Welche Sprache würdest du gerne lernen?
7 Welches Land/Stadt MUSS man in seinem Leben mal gesehen haben?
8 Seid ihr noch in Ausbildung oder schon im "richtigen Leben" angekommen?
9 Welches Jahrzehnt würdet ihr gerne mal besuchen?
10 Ein Wunsch, den ihr euch auf jeden Fall mal erfüllen wollt?
11 Worüber habt ihr das letzte Mal so richtig herzlich gelacht?

Ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn die Nominierten mitmachen und meine Fragen beantworten würden. Ich habe mich sehr über die Nominierung gefreut und hatte viel Spaß, die Fragen zu beantworten. Ich hoffe, euch geht es genau so.

Xoxo, ich wünsche euch eine schöne Woche!