Thursday, 30 June 2011

Summer 2011...












all photos (c) Lausi
/Nikon D80/iPhone 4/Hipstamatic

Pretty in Pink...

Couldn't resist and ordered these pretties today :)


(and the best is... I found them on the internet for half the price they're selling them in the local shops here :)

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Apple's plans for a new campus ...AMAZING!


Steve Jobs gave a speech to the Cupertino City Council to get approval for a new Apple campus. It looks like "a spaceship just landed there," Jobs said.

What an amazing architectural concept for an office headquarter. You must see for yourself! Read more here. (From the Business Insider).

To watch the awesome video of Job's presentation, click here.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

My still NOT quite perfect walk in closet...

I don‘t know if you are lucky enough to have a closet design that is a „walk in“. Congratulations if you have! Even more kudos to you when it is as neat and tidy as this one




I was convinced for many years that once I got a walk in closet it would be all peachy and wonderful and the times of piled up clothes hidden away behind closed closet doors would be behind me.

Uhm.... yeah, well....Didn‘t quite work out that way *head desk*

Sometimes closet organization in an open/generous space can be as problematic and troublesome as one that is very small. I have no idea how we did it when we had one closet only for both our wardrobe?!?! *stares suspiciously at hubby‘s many suits and shirts on the other side of the room*

Anyway, seems with all that space sometimes  „stuff“ just starts to pile up again and your walk in closet becomes just another cluttered space.

So here‘s what mine looked like before I finally got round to sorting it out this afternoon (oh the joys of a rainy day!)








Three hours, two huge plastic bags and a trip to the Red Cross clothes container later, this is what it looks like now. It‘s still a far cry from the perfectly organized closets in the ads, but I can live with the results.















Not that I consider myself sloppy (or hubby for that matter), but obviously,  a little bit of OCD would probably go a long way in this household #just saying

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Feeling Blessed....

It's our anniversary today  :)


Got really spoiled by Best Hubby in the World 
(including a trip to the North Sea in September :)
Thanks, babe!  I love you!

Friday, 17 June 2011

Baby Blackbird :)

Went to water the terrace plants and this little fellow was watching me from barely an arm's length away ;)



Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Am I waiting for a Sign?

Whatever journey your path takes you on, the most important thing is to have passion in what you do.
- Bill Tikos



This quote is from a  post I read today and it really struck a chord with me. You can read it here.

It's a perfect fit to my current situation. So am I waiting for a sign? I don't think I really need a "sign" or another push in the right direction. It's not as if I haven't come to a decision long ago to rearrange my priorities. I know I want to do that, NEED to do that! It's just this getting over my ridiculous fear of change, of leaving my comfort zone, that's making this so hard.

Well... to say it with another quote from that great article:

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone, so get used to being uncomfortable. It won’t kill you.

Let's hope I'll work up the courage to finally go after my goals and to rediscover the passion I have lost by being stuck in a job that leaves me drained and uninspired.

Time to see the signs and to start changing what's pulling me down.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Roses and Raindrops

The roses in our driveway this morning after a brief rainshower.



Blooming lavender

Not only is it a beautiful sight with its lilac bloom,
but its sweet scent always spells "summer" to me :)


...the bees love it too ;)


Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Hard to say 'No' to these... but reason won out over fashion sense ;)

Last week in Spain I came across these GORGEOUS Zara pumps... I mean, really, reallly, DROP-DEAD-GORGEOUS pumps (and at a very reasonable price too!).






However, reason won out over fashion sense... I mean, seriously... just walking on the shop's wood-paneled floor was a challenge already (or should I say a risky adventure)... So with a regretful sigh I put them back on the shelf.

I admit though, I WAS tempted to buy them anyway... just to look at these beauties ;)

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Day of the Dog 2011 - Meet Gomez :)

In honor of today's "Annual Day of the Dog":

Meet Gomez, a 3 months old English bulldog puppy, who me and my friend Maike met last Sunday on the beach in Cunit/Spain  :)

(and a  very friendly encounter it was, indeed!)



His owner: "En la casa, es un león!" :) 
(At home, he is a  lion!)




all photos courtesie of my friend Maike.
(taken with her iPhone and via Hipstamatic/App)