You Drink Coffee I Drink Tea My Dear - Print GIVE AWAY

23 11 2014

I recently ordered this  "You Drink Coffee I Drink Tea My Dear" print for myself.

Since I haven't had a cup of coffee in my life - that's really true - I swear! - I thought, it fits me quite well :)

It's made by the cool Berlin Label P&T.

After I ordered I got mail, that the shop had a special promotion and that I will soon receive a surprise gift.

A few days later my gift arrived.

It was a "You Drink Coffee I Drink Tea My Dear" print! 

Ha Ha - very funny.

But this print was from a limited edition and the letters were printed with tea!

You can read the Story here.

Really great! I love it!

You Drink Coffee I Drink Tea My Dear print

Meanwhile my original order with the black letters arrived, too.

What should I do with it?

It makes a great Christmas gift - yes - but I only have coffee drinking friends and family...

Yes, they all love an occasional tea, especially in winter time, but i don't think they would put up a print like this.

So I thought of you lovely readers!

Would somebody love to have this print? Not this one from the picture - that's mine now - the other one with the black letters.

If you like to participate in the Give Away please leave a comment until Monday 24th of November.

Let me know what your favorite tea is at the moment if you like.

The winner will be chosen by 

Happy Day,


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Self Employment Means...

19 11 2014

- in my case - I basically work ALWAYS!

It's very hard for me to find the discipline to keep a good work-life balance and I am still not really good at it.

Even though I have been self employed my whole work life. 

And that's been a while.

Because I am not in my twenties anymore - actually not even in my, I almost finished the forties! 

All this got clear to me when I was interviewed by a german newspaper who printed this DIY together with their questions and my answers.

And one of those questions was about the history of my employment. 

I had opened a little jewelry workshop and studio right after I finished my desgin studies back in the beginning of the nineties.

I went on fairs and exhibitions, sold to galleries and to my own customers for many years.

Materials were ordered from catalogs and my invoices were written by hand.

That was all BEFORE the internet and smart phones became widely available!

I had nothing to do with computers and would have never guessed, that this would change some day...

Then I became a mother to two beautiful children and we relocated to California for about ten years.

After returning back to Germany I had to made a decision what to do professionally.

I had many interests besides design and wasn't sure, if I wanted to pick up where I had left.

Everything had changed and designers were now online.

I had no clue about computers and online market places at all. 

A friend of mine had already a Shop at DaWanda and took me to Berlin for a workshop.

I still remember the train trip back home that evening when I thought: OK - sounds interesting - I could give it a try...

Fast forward and LOTS of learning and new experiences later - I now have three online shops: DaWanda, Etsy and on NOTHS.

I have this blog and do a lot styling and photography for clients.

Life is good.

I just need to learn that balance thing...

Happy Day,


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