Have You Heard About...

31 07 2014


It is a new ecommerce platform that will leverage the audience of tastemakers to drive sales for the maker economy.

Well - as a maker myself (not on Great.ly though YET - but I am considering...) I have to say: That is a dream come true for every maker!

Because all you want to do as a creative person is to make things.

But in reality - if you create for a living - you can't just be creative.

Or let's say - you have to be very creative in additional 10 jobs to make that dream come true.

You have to be a great salesperson as well. And a media specialist, and a bookkeeper, and an office administrator and organisator, and a nerd and a marketing strategist, and a market analyst and and and...

Puhhh... and all you originally wanted to do is drinking cups of tea and creating neat stuff in your little dreamy backyard workshop studio.

So it's a great thing that Great.ly connects the dots between makers and tastemakers who help to spread the word about creative makers and their products to their audience by creating exclusive boutiques with handpicked items from those makers.

This time, I find myself on the 'other' side by being a tastemaker on Greatl.ly with my own little curated boutique.

If you like Lebenslustiger aesthetics here on my blog or my Pinterest boards, chances are, you'll also like my choosen selection in this boutique.

Take a look and be inspired... 

A few of my favorites from my boutique:

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Small leather tray by Canoe

Arrow necklace by Julian and Co

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Pineapple Print by Miles of Light 

Pineapple blush by Kiana Mosley 

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White Rabbit kit by Thread Follower

Carnation by Miles of Light 

Please visit some of my fellow tastemakers as we collaborate for #makegood


- great.ly/t/smallfryblog

- great.ly/t/passionshake

Happy Day,


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Kinda True...1

30 07 2014

lebenslustiger.comThe kids got their report today and we are finally on summer break for 6 weeks!

What a long school year it has been...

We will go on a short vacation to Spain soon and then plan to spent the rest of the time at home on  our deck or at the near by pool/lake. Hopefully the weather will be nice.

Our daughter (11) will be in Ponyland for a week and our son (14) will do canoe and tennis camps.

But still there will be plenty of time left for online activities.

Too much for my taste.

What about you? Do you limit the time your kids spent online on YouTube or gaming on devices?

And if so, what alternatives besides sports do you suggest or offer? Especially for boys?

I find that difficult. 

And very different to my own childhood.

Back then we had also a 6 week break and it felt like as it would never end...endless summer.

With nothing to do and plenty of self-determination. 

I would spent my days on the bike and my parents didn't know where I went or what I did.

Happy Summer,


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