Inspiration, Trends & Recipes– Rare Dirndl

Inspiration, Trends & Recipes

Kinder Approved Käsespätzle Recipe

Kinder Approved Käsespätzle Recipe

I often get asked if traveling to Germany with kids is a good idea. I get questions all the time like, “Will my kids like Germany?” (Of course!) or “Are Germans kid friendly?” (Yes! Just mind the noise levels and be respectful.) 
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German-American's Guide to Aquarius Season: January 21-February 18

German-American's Guide to Aquarius Season: January 21-February 18

We’ve made it to Aquarius season! Aquarians pride themselves on being weird–you might be noticing a lot of alien-themed memes going around or your Aquarius friends (if you have them–no one can find Aquarians–where are they??) could be doing some extra squawking about how unique they are. This season is one to let your freak flag fly–it’s deep enough into the winter that we’ve all been holed up at home working on something, spending time alone or with our inner circle, and it’s time to gather up your community, either in person or over the internet waves, for some togetherness.
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The Deeper Meaning Behind Wearing a Dirndl

The Deeper Meaning Behind Wearing a Dirndl

As the granddaughter of German immigrants, I love to incorporate bits of my heritage into my everyday. Since my grandparents past away, I often find myself stepping back, and looking at my life and thinking, "I hope I am making  them proud". I pepper my spaces with things that remind me of them and I see them in my children as well. 
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German-American's Guide to Capricorn Season: December 21 - January 20

German-American's Guide to Capricorn Season: December 21 - January 20

Capricorn season starts with the Winter Solstice, the day with the least light and the longest night. Which means Capricorn kicks off the season of light–each night a little more brightness. Two days later on December 23, we get the Capricorn new moon. So the beginning of Capricorn season might feel like beginnings and endings at the same time–Jupiter is ending its run in Pisces, Saturn finishing out its time in Aquarius, and Pluto ending its Capricorn era. 
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German Christmas Cookies: A Tradition Not to Be Lost

German Christmas Cookies: A Tradition Not to Be Lost

I'm going to preface this post with a disclaimer... I'm not a baker. It's not a talent of mine... I can make a dirndl fit someone in Canada without ever seeing them, but making cupcakes from a box is about as far as my baking skills go. However, I do believe that baking Christmas cookies is a tradition not to be lost. Luckily for me, my soon to be husband likes making cookies! Here is a video from a while back of me attempting a classic German Cookie recipe (start at about :45)
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German-American’s Guide to Sagittarius Season: November 22 - December 21

German-American’s Guide to Sagittarius Season: November 22 - December 21

After the moody, introspective Scorpio season, Sagittarius comes in ready for socializing and fun and connecting with the outside world. Sagittarius is a Jupiter-ruled fiery sign, here to make a lot of plans, talk and think about big things, and prioritize fun and movement. The Sun, Venus + Mercury are all in Sagittarius at the kickoff to Sagittarius season, so it’s feeling extra expansive and Jupitarian.
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German-American’s Guide to Scorpio Season: October 23-November 21

German-American’s Guide to Scorpio Season: October 23-November 21

Spooky season is upon us! We’ve been ready all month, and the beginning of Scorpio season on October 23, when the Sun + Venus move into Mars-ruled Scorpio will feel extra moody, introspective, and levels up the melancholy of fall. Scorpio season is when we start to turn inwards, prepare to evolve into our winter selves, letting go of summer feelings and all the light that comes with it. This is the season to embrace the coming darkness of winter, in our outer and inner worlds. It’s an astrologically full month, so give yourself a lot of time to process and be aware of how you use your scorpion pincers!

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German-American’s Guide to Libra season: September 22-October 22

German-American’s Guide to Libra season: September 22-October 22

We made it to Libra season! Venus-ruled Libra kicks off a new cycle, with the equinox in the evening. Equinox means “equal night”, which means the light and dark hours are the same today, a good day to think about balance. The day after the Sun moves into Libra, retrograding Mercury moves back into Virgo, so it might not feel like it’s full steam ahead–it might feel like we’re retracing some steps.
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German American’s Guide to Virgo season: August 23-September 22

German American’s Guide to Virgo season: August 23-September 22

Virgo season is here to get us inspired about autumn coming, when we start looking ahead to what we’ll need to get through winter. Mercury-ruled Virgo season is back to school time, time to make lists of goals for the end of summer/beginning of fall/before the holidays.  
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German American’s Guide to Leo Season: July 23-August 22

German American’s Guide to Leo Season: July 23-August 22

We’ve entered Leo season, ruled by the SUN! Time to soak it up! And let your inner light shine bright! Leo is all about self-expression, so it’s a great time to try experimenting with sharing a little more of yourself with the world! This is a season that can feel like the last harrah before we inch into fall, so after nesting during Cancer season, it really is time to get out there, put on some sunscreen, and get some sun on you!
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German-American’s Guide to Cancer Season: June 21-July 22

German-American’s Guide to Cancer Season: June 21-July 22

We’re into cozy Cancer season! A cardinal water sign, it kicks off summer with the solstice on June 21! Cancer season is a nice time to care for your home space–spruce up your bedroom or house, give your outdoor areas some love, do some gardening, tend to projects that have been on hold. Gemini season makes us curious about what’s out there, and Cancer season invites us to dive into what’s at home, what we return to after being curious. 
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Germany & Rare Dirndl's Carbon Neutral Plan

Germany & Rare Dirndl's Carbon Neutral Plan

Did you know that Germany has set a goal to become greenhouse gas neutral by 2045? They passed their first climate law in 2019 and amended it in 2021. Their initial plan is to cut emissions by around 65% by 2030 and 88% by 2040. 

Germany is one of only a few countries that have publicly stated and set national laws on their goal of climate neutrality by or below 2050. 

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As always, ideas and opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. - Erika

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