Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year” and I can’t stress enough how excited I am to experience this beautiful season once again! It’s so great to gather with family, have some delicious food and share gifts together. I was thinking about traditions that we have in our family, and how they are a mix of German and American. There are some big (and little) differences between the two cultures and how Christmas is celebrated… so let’s take a look!
Halloween is upon us! I love Halloween because I love dressing up and getting creative with costumes. For me, Do It Yourself Halloween costumes are always more exciting and creative than the store bought ones. With that in mind, I’ve got a bunch of unique, classy and fun ways to wear your dirndl for Halloween that isn’t the “St. Pauli Girl”. Just a few DIY in additions to your dirndl, and you have a new costume ready for any party!
We all have our favorite terms of endearment for our loved ones. Some people like to associate these pet names with flowers, food, or some use more creative words, but today I’m talking about my personal favorite + a few more ways to express the endearment ‘auf Deutsch’ (in German).
I am not the best cook… but I love to try! And I don’t know about you, but I always find talking, sharing and cooking with others is more fun than doing it all alone.
Ever since I was a little girl, I always wanted to make an outfit my own. And that idea doesn’t stop at dirndls. Just because you are wearing your dirndl doesn’t mean you are confined to wearing a traditional white dirndl blouse, an edelweiss choker and mary-janes! I LOVE to get creative with the styling and customization of my personal dirndls and below are the 5 easiest ways to style your dirndl to fit your personality (or the event… because a backyard German dinner date calls for a different look than a wedding).
The Everyday Dirndl is a dirndl closet must have. It’s not only comfortable and versatile, but at first glance… it totally looks like a great sundress! This means you can get away with wearing it out to more than just Oktoberfest! AND it’s machine washable, so you can wear it to do your regular day-to-day activities too. Below are 101 things to do in your Everyday Dirndl:
I would LOVE to wear a dirndl everyday… and a while back I did! For 14 days, I wore a dirndl each and every day and it was so fun! But, in the end, not the most practical. There are however 4 super easy ways to bring more of your heritage into your everyday look. So whether you are in the office, a stay-at-home mama, or anything in between, check out these tips!
Trends come and go (and come and go), but there are some things that never go out of style. They may be more popular one season than another but, on the whole, they are forever pieces that form the cornerstones of our wardrobes. One of those trends is Leopard Print!
I don’t know about you, but when I’m feeling blue… nothing helps brighten my mood than a good ol’ personal dance party or some feel-good music - or BOTH! In our house, music always sparks joy. When everything around you feels chaotic and a little out of control, we find that some solid tune-skis can bring a smile to our faces.
I think about my Oma often, many times it's because I find myself doing many of the things she used to do. When I was little I thought she was being so silly for doing certain things, but now... they may still be a little silly, but I do them too! Oma may have been doing these things to save money or by habit, but most of these habits are some that we should put into place in our own homes to live a more sustainable and zero-waste lifestyle. There has never been a more important time in history to start making little changes that will make a big difference in the future. It's hard at first to change, but let's take the lead from Oma!