Babyshower Party Decor

Hey loves,

right before we left Germany we had our Babyshower/Farewell party. As we were expecting our little boy I couldn’t resist decorating in baby blue and white. I got inspired on Pinterest and had a garden party with barbecue and bonfire in my mind. Luckily the weather pleased us and it was a warm and sunny day. :)

I found the Pompoms on Ebay and decorated the tent with them. Although it took me ages to build them together I loved the results and still think they are a must-have on babyshower parties. For the flower arrangements I bought several bunches of different white flowers in the supermarket and took a walk around in the garden to add some green highlights. This helped to save some money as flowers tend to get quite expensive. The last thing I worked on were the candle holders. Our family once bought the glasses for a wedding – a great investment as we are still using them for several occasions. To pick up the blue and white theme again I bought a white and babyblue ribbon to wrap around the storm lamps. Instead of leaving the knots at the end, I found the little pearl flowers in a local stationary shop and put them on top of the knots.

I wish you all a happy week-end,
lots of love

Mimi

Introducing our Babyboy

Hey everyone,

I’m so happy to introduce our little bundle of joy to you. Little Noah was born on October 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm. I gave birth at the Rosie Birth Centre in Cambridge and would totally decide to go there again. As I gave birth naturally without an epidural the pain was like hell – but having our little one on my chest for the first time definitely made up for it! My midwife back in Germany told me to concentrate on breathing – that helped me to survive the 14 hours. But even more supporting was my boyfriend – he supervised my breathing during every contraction and never left my side. I am so thankful for having the best partner I could ever ask for :) The first few weeks have been quite tough as Noah suffered from jaundice and I had really bad back pain. Luckily little one is healthy now and gaining a good amount of weight every week. My back is getting better but still hurts, let’s hope it heals soon. The nights are still really exhausting and I feel like an owl – only living during the night. Noah’s tummy often hurts and his rhythm is the opposite way around. So we’re currently working on a routine and trying to help him with his colics.

Even though I have less time for myself and a permanent lack of sleep, I absolutely love being a mum. Having a little baby is the greatest gift in the world and I am so grateful for that.

Now I send lots of hugs to all of you!
Yours,

Mimi

Moving to the UK

Hey loves,

I am so sorry for being gone for so long! A lot of things have changed the past weeks but I’m ready to finally fill you in and give you an update on what has been going on. First of all: my boyfriend and I moved to England! We gave up our apartment in Germany and will be living in Cambridge for one year. We already settled in very well (only some home decor is missing ;)) and I absolutely love this beautiful city.

On top of that our little baby boy was born in October and we couldn’t be any happier. I will introduce our little one in the next post, so stay tuned.

I tried to document our moving process a little bit, so have fun checking out those pictures!

See you soon and lots of love,

Yours Mimi

 

Outfit For My Cousin’s Wedding

Hey everyone,

as I am getting rounder every week, it’s difficult to get dressed. This was a big problem for me on a special occasion: my cousin’s wedding. The day before I was freaking out because I had the feeling that nothing in my closet was fitting and appropriate enough. For months I tried to get a nice dress but all the maternity dresses didn’t fit me well. In the end I found an outfit I felt comfortable in and that still looked chic and cute: I wore maternity pants from H&M and “normal” clothes that I found in my closet.

So what I have learned again: always take a look in the closet before buying new things or freaking out ;)

Yours Mimi

P.S.: I am invited to a friend’s wedding in July – another dressing adventure to come (and hopefully not a disaster) concerning that I will be in the 7th month!

Pants: H&M, Blouse: Mango, Top: H&M, Blazer: H&M, Clutch: Hallhuber, Flats: Roland, Bracelet: Thomas Sabo, Silk Scarf: Hallhuber

 

London Travel Journal

Hey everyone,

today I would like to share with you my London Travel Journal. At the beginning of May I spent two days in this beautiful city with my boyfriend. We stayed at a friend’s house, so unfortunately I don’t have any recommendations concerning the accommodation.

I have never been in London before but absolutely loved it. The architecture is amazing, especially the contrast between modern and old fascinated me. But even more fascinating are the tons of shops you can find in Oxford and Regent Street! I could have spent a whole holiday there, trust me ;) Another one of my personal highlights was the Tate Modern Museum. It is for free and has a restaurant/café on the 7th floor. The view over London is amazing especially during sunset. After all, two days definitely aren’t enough to see everything but are perfect to get a first impression. Now check out what we have seen and see London through my eyes :)

Lots of love,

Yours Mimi

Pregnancy Tales

Hey loves,

Yes, you got it right, I am pregnant! :) This is one of the reasons why I had been gone for so long as it was a huge change in my life and I needed to organise a lot. I’m already in week 24 and you can definitely see my baby bump now :) My boyfriend and I are super happy and can’t wait to meet our little one in October! For the next months you will probably get to see more maternity outfits but I think most of them are also convenient if you aren’t pregnant.

That are my big news for today and I also have some pictures for you were you can see me with my belly growing ;)

I wish you all a great sunday evening,

Yours Mimi

P.S.: I will post this outfit I wore for my cousin’s wedding in a few days :)

Lime Green Blazer

Hey loves,

this is my outfit I wore for my mum’s birthday brunch. I love the lime green colour. It is perfect for spring and summer and feels so refreshing! It was the day after a wedding where I caught the bridal bouquet. It flew right into my arms and I thought it perfectly matched my outfit the next day. ;)

Have a great week,

Yours Mimi

Blazer: Mango, Blouse: H&M, Top: H&M, Pants: H&M, Shoes: Roland, Bag: H&M Leather Edition, Necklace: Zara, Bracelet: Thomas Sabo

 

Easter Decor

Hey loves,

I hope you all had a great week and that you’re ready for the easter week-end. Today I would like to show you my easter decor I builded around the easter wreath I made.

I wish you all the same fun I had decorating my home and a happy easter week-end,

Yours Mimi

White and brown eggs: Butlers, Feathers: Amazon, Bunnies: local drugstore, Candle light holders: Depot

DIY Easter Nest/Wreath

Hey everyone,

today I want to share with you a Do-It-Yourself blogpost on easter decoration. A few days ago I created an easter nest in form of a hay wreath and decorated it with some eggs. If you would like to do one yourself, I created a step to step guide for you which you can see when clicking on the pictures :) The whole process only took me around 30 minutes and was quite easy. My only recommendation is to clean the floor afterwards as some hay might fall down.

I hope you have fun making this easter nest and wish you all a happy sunday!

Yours Mimi

 

Venice Travel Journal

Hey everyone,

I would like to share my Venice travel journal with you today. A few weeks ago, I spent 4 days is this amazing city together with my boyfriend. We went there by car and lived in an apartment we booked via Airbnb. This was the first time I tried Airbnb and can definitely recommend it. We stayed in a beautiful apartment owned and rented by Paolo, the owner of Venice Suites. If you are planning to go on a trip to Venice, check his apartments out, they are completely new renovated, nearby the Mestre train station and even a car park is on the ground.

We stayed there for 4 days, but Venice has so much culture and so many sights to offer that 4 days weren’t even closely enough to see everything. When we arrived we took a walk through San Polo and got totally lost. So a great tip is to always make sure to have a map with you when you visit this city (we bought the lonely planet travel guide)! Luckily we found our way back but this wasn’t the only time something like this happened ;) We visited many sights but the “Escuola” and the “I Frari” Church were two of my personal highlights in Venice.

For now I would like to take you on a virtual tour through Venice with the pictures we took and share with you the experiences we made. I put a description under each photo so click on them and join me on a walk through Venice :)

Yours Mimi