My Favorite Pics From The New HKliving Catalog

28 03 2014

The new HKLiving catalog is online!

I always really like their special mix of industrial inspired items combined with the warm touch of natural materials like rattan, marble, wood and wool as shown on these favorite pictures I picked from the new catalog.

I became a dealer of HKLiving products last year and by now I have seen and touched quite some items for real - so, if you have questions or would like to have the price list please drop me an e-mail: lebenslustiger(at)

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Happy Weekend,


Thankful For All This Light

27 03 2014

"What are you thankful for in March?", is Nics question today.

I am very thankful for all this gorgeous light streaming through the large windows in our new apartment.

It's only now, that I realize how dark our old place was (not only in the winter months!) and how different and wonderful it feels to live in and with all this natural light.

What a pleasure!

I am also thankful for Nics great photo project BIWYFI which unfortunately ends today.

I always loved to participate. Thank you Nic!

Happy Day,


DIY: Easy Wooly Flower - Headband

25 03 2014

End of last week I played a bit with carnations.

My lovely daughter joined in.

DIY easy wooly headband with fresh flowers, Elfenkrone selbstgemacht

Poor girl - she had to stay home from school for a week dealing with a really bad flu-like cold and fever for many days. 

It was a hard week for both of us because she loves her weekly rhythm with lots of sports, activities and friends.

Not being able to do any of this and being tied to the sofa made her even more miserable.

The day I brought home the carnations was the first day she was feeling better.

I was so glad to finally see her smiling and having rosy cheeks again!

We came up with this super simple to make headband. So cute and romantic...

DIY easy wooly headband with fresh flowers, Elfenkrone selbstgemacht DIY easy wooly headband with fresh flowers, Elfenkrone selbstgemacht

In case you like to make one too you'll need:

 - 3,5 meter merino wool roving and some fresh flowers to decorate the headband

Leaving a tail of about 40cm roving simply chain the wool with your fingers until desired length around the head is reached.

Tie both tails together with a knot and then another knot.

Cut the flower stems short and weave them into the wooly chain.

That's all.

DIY easy wooly headband with fresh flowers, Elfenkrone selbstgemacht DIY easy wooly headband with fresh flowers, Elfenkrone selbstgemacht

After we were done playing with the headband I stored it on a wall hook and by now - a few days later - the flowers have beautifully dried up and the headband makes a nice decoration...

Happy Day,


P.S. Today is Creadienstag

Travel Plans 2014

24 03 2014

I have to admit: I am quite exhausted after our recent move.

I can't believe all this stuff we managed to pile up in the last four years after relocating from California.

I gave a lot away before the move but we still have so many boxes left. We already filled again two large storage rooms in the cellar of the new space!

I wouldn't want to go on a vacation right away since there is still so much exciting work to do in the new apartment like choosing lampshades and decorating, but I love to dream up some destinations we could go visit later this year.

I am inspired by other bloggers lists here but with the cost of the move we probably won't do any big overseas trips this year.

Last year around this time we went to the north cost of Germany and visited the island of Sylt.

We had rented a cute little house together with my brother and my sister in law and their Golden Retriever "Chaney"

It was totally fun and we really want to do it again this year. 

HouseTrip for example offers a great selection of vacation rentals worldwide and also rentals at the North Sea for dog owners, because "Chaney" doesn't like to travel too long to a destination. She hates driving the car - even just the three hours from our town up to the cost.

Fernweh Nordsee Fernweh Nordsee

The beaches and waves can be amazing on the north cost of Germany - very inviting for long beach walks.

Fine white sand and beautiful dunes. Lot's of wind and fresh air.

And afterwards a yummy seafood dinner :) 

Fernweh Nordsee

Sylter Stadtgeflüster in Westerland is a great restaurant offering homemade food. The interior is cozy and inviting decorated in Long Island style.

They also offer freshly baked cakes and cupcakes for afternoon tea. Unfortunately I learned about this place after our trip last year, but I heard only good reviews about it.

So, we definitely need to go to this island again!

What about you?

Do you have travel plans for 2014?

Do you like to go really far away or do you like road trips and destinations close to your home?

I would love to hear about your travel plans! 

Happy Monday,


P.S. Thanks a lot to HouseTrip for the cooperation in this post.