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Copper Love

It’s no secret that I love to buy new accessories and knick-knacks for the aparment and while I usually mostly go for silver pieces, I’ve lately found myself gravitating more and more toward copper accessories. Probably because these days it’s all you see when you enter a furniture store or open an interior design magazine. However, I’m not complaining. :)

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DE: Es ist ja mittlerweile kein Geheimnis mehr, dass ich ganz gerne Geld für neue Dekoartikel oder sonstige hübsche Kleinigkeiten für die Wohnung ausgebe und während ich normalerweise immer eher mehr für Dinge in Silber war, gefallen mir in letzter Zeit kupferne Accessoires mehr und mehr. Könnte natürlich auch daran liegen das man momentan in Möbelhäusern oder Design Magazinen kaum was anderes sieht. Wie auch immer, ich finds gut. :)

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January Thoughts

I don’t know about you, but I really think that January is by far the worst month of the whole year. I don’t want to get you down and I know that it’s all about new beginnings and starting fresh and all that jazz but honestly, I have a hard time finding my motivation for just about anything when it’s completely dark outside for sixteen hours a day and I’m pretty much freezing all the time despite wearing a coat, hat, and a mile long scarf. (Hmm that might be the reason why most of my new years resolutions failed in the past few years…^^) Grrr I hate being such a downer but that’s essentially what January does to me!
So tell me, am I the only one feeling like this or are you with me on this?

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Maybe I should just book a trip to Paris! I’m pretty sure that would help. ;)

DE: Ich weiß ja nicht wie’s euch geht aber ich finde ^ja der Jänner ist bei weitem der schlimmste Monat im ganzen Jahr! Ich will ja hier keinen runter ziehen und mir ist durchaus bewusst, dass die ersten 31 Tage im Zeichen von Neustart und neues Spiel, neues Glück, etc. bla bla stehen aber ganz ehrlich wenn’s 16 Stunden am Tag dunkel ist und man andauernd nur friert auch wenn man dick eingepackt ist dann vergeht auch mir die Motivation für so ziemlich alles. (Hm… das könnte auch der Grund für all die gescheiterten Neujahrs Vorsätze in den letzten Jahren sein…^^) Ich bin ja normalerweise die gute Laune in Person aber da sieht man Mal was der Jänner aus mir macht!
Mich würd mal interessieren, bin ich die einzige der’s so geht oder seht ihr das ähnlich?

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New in: Favorite Arm Candy

I am definitely not someone who wears jewelry on a daily basis. Actually aside from my watch and my delicate ring I hardly ever wear accessories. But this gorgeous bangle from Swarovski has been on my wishlist for months and I am not embarrassed to admit that I let out a little squeal when I found it underneath the Christmas tree a couple of weeks ago. You can’t really tell from the pictures below, but it’s actually rose gold super delicate and absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been wearing it non-stop since the holidays and I don’t see myself taking it off for any length of time anytime soon. :)

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DE: Ich bin eigentlich nicht so der große Schmuckträger und abgesehen von meiner Uhr und einem zarten Ring trage ich nur ganz, ganz selten Schmuck. Dieser hübsche Armreifen von Swarovski hat es mir allerdings schon länger angetan und als ich ihn dann zu Weihnachten unter dem Christbaum gefunden hab war ich leicht aus dem Häuschen. Man sieht es auf den Bildern leider nicht so gut aber der Armreifen ist Rotgold, ganz zart und riiichtig schön. ;) Ich hab ihn seit Weihnachten praktisch non-stop getragen und ich werd ihn auch in nächster Zukunft sicher nicht sonderlich oft abnehmen. :)

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2015 New Year Resolutions

Happy (belated) New Year!! I know it’s already day five of 2015 but I wanted to wish you all the best for this new year anyway.  I hope you had some nice holidays and got to spend some quality time with your loved ones! I realize that you’ve probably read about a thousand New Year resolution posts over the last couple of days, but bear with me. Since I’m prone to throw my resolutions over board as soon as February arrives I figured writing them down would help with holding me accountable. So lets see how that goes… ;)

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1. Get into photography even more

This past year I’ve spent a lot of time on my photography. I was lucky enough to take pictures of and for friends and family and slowly but surely I feel like I know what I’m doing. There’s still a lot to learn but I’m excited for that. I’ve taken up a photography class at the end of last year, and while I’m not sure if this approach is the right fit for me, I’ll stick to it for a little while longer. Aside from that I’ll just keep on shooting for fun on the side. Practice makes perfect right?

2. Try everything once

I’d like to become more curios. I’ve always been a ‘stick to what you know’ kind of person, so I always have to push myself a little to try out new things. For example, last year I’ve taken up Pilates and Piloxing on a whim and found that I really enjoy it.

3. Mission to civilize

Am I the only one who thinks that for some reason people are becoming progressively more unfriendly and mean? I mean not everyone obviously and probably the people I’m thinking about are perfectly nice around their friends and family. But seriously what happened to common courtesy like greeting people on the street (side note: obviously you can’t greet everyone when walking down the main street in Vienna’s first district, but I basically live in the country side so come on) or saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to waiters or the cashier in the supermarket. When did it go out of style to be a friendly person? So I’m on a mission to civilize and to show that being nice doesn’t mean you’re sucking up and that not assuming the worst of people from the beginning doesn’t make you naive.

4. Get organized

I recently ordered this awesome day planner and I can’t wait for it to arrive!

5. Go on a solo trip

One of the scariest things I’ve done so far in my life was hop on a plane to Chicago all by myself without ever having been to the city before and without knowing a soul there. I’m the kind of person who imagines seventeen different ways to be robbed or killed when walking home from the train station at night (I repeat, I do not live in a shady area, I pretty much live in the suburbs…) so this was a big deal to me. And while I was a nervous wreck before the trip, it is now one of my most cherished memories ever. With all the stuff that happened at the end of last year I feel like a little break from my life is highly overdue! I’m thinking about maybe going to Scotland for a couple of days. Just me and my camera. I’ve been dying take pictures of the Scottish highlands for ages now. I just need to figure out the driving situation over there… after all they do drive on the wrong side of the street.

So I could go on and jot down a few more hopes and ideas for 2015 but I’m keeping that list purposely short, because in my opinion the more resolutions you make the more likely you are to throw them all over board. ;)

What are your resolutions or goals for the new year? Anything specific?

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Today’s finally Christmas. I hope you were able to finish all your preparations in time so you can just lean back and enjoy the day with your loved ones! I’m going to take the next few days off to savor the time with friends and family! Thank you for reading and following my little blog this year. See you next Monday! :)

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