Hey guys, I just quickly wanted to tell you, that I’ll put my panning on pause for an indefinite amount of time, I don’t think there will be another update this year. Continue reading
I’ve mentioned this before, but in case you didn’t know, I’ll tell you again. I want to be more conscious in my spending habits, or more so conscious about who I’m giving my money, how products are produced and how the materials are sourced. That means not buying fast fashion, paying attention to used materials and buying good quality reusable products (preferable ones that are biodegradable too).
That’s why I rediscovered etsy for myself, because there are a lot of great options. So I thought, why not share my favorites? I’m not sharing all of my favorites though, just the highlights.
Stuff that’s cool, but I won’t buy it:
There are some products on my etsy favorites list, that I just don’t need and won’t ever buy, but I just think they’re beautiful!
Rooster Scarf by filcant (Poland): 419,70€
Rabbit Scarf by Ninafuehrer (Germany): 85€
Copper Ring by SilviaWithLove (Italy): 19,90€
Mouse Autumn Decor by OlgaMareeva (Montenegro): 84,11€
Four’s Scarf by TimeTravelingTailor (Germany): 119,99€
Dragon Scale Gloves by PsychedelicDoilies (USA): 26,29€
Cloud Jewelry Set by LysAndRose (UK): 88,17€
Cat Pillow Case by HighlandCelticArt (UK): 17,63€
Raven Skull Headpiece by AncientHeartsShop (Germany): 32€
Stuff I might buy:
Loot Crate reached out to me and asked me to participate in the Dream Crate Project and come up with my perfect Crate. If you never heard of Loot Crate, it’s a monthly subscription service. You can get a box (aka Crate) filled with nerdy merchandise, like collectibles or clothing items. Anyone can be part of this project by just writing a blog post about everything you’d want to receive in your ideal crate. There are no rules, you can include anything, even if it’s not actually possible. A thing to keep in mind is the theme though, every Loot Crate is themed (e.g. Distopia, Versus, Speed), so make sure you include one as well. Loot Crate will highlight some ideas on social media. There’s also the possibility, that your Dream Crate might become real!
I love fandom related clothing and accessories, so that’s exactly what my perfect Crate would contain. What I appreciate most about Loot Crate are the original designs. So I wanted to include some original ideas, too. I included some sketches, keep in mind that I’m not an artist though.
A few ideas for items popped into my head immediately, but I couldn’t come up with a theme, that ties everything together. However I noticed that everything is pretty colorful, so I decided to go with the theme “Color”.
I love watching YouTube videos and I follow a lot of people. I guess most YouTubers in this list are well known. So if you know any small channels I could like, please tell me in the comments!
This year I had a lot of quinces at my disposal, so decided to experiment a bit. If you can’t get hold of any quinces, you can use apples. Or go straight for apple juice, when it comes to the mulled wine. Please note that the cookies will be very soft and gooey, so if you’re not into that, just skip this recipe.
White Quince Mulled Wine (2 liters):
I ordered my first Loot Crate! I choose the “Loot For Her” (Loot Wear option, formerly lvl up). Which basically means you get cool wearable fandom related items, which I love. Let me know if you wanna see a fandom/merch lookbook, because I have quite a collection.
Anyway, the first time I ever heard of Loot Crate was when I watched Bunny’s (Gav3yardgirl) unboxing video and I immediately knew I wanted to get one, too. Unfortunately I was too late to get the June’s Loot Crate (Theme: Distopian, featured fandoms: Ghostbusters, Firefly, AOT) and the one that followed didn’t really spark my interest (Theme: Futuristic). August’s theme was Anti Hero and the featured fandom was Harley Quinn so I decided to get it. I know I’m quite late with this post, but I didn’t receive my Loot Crate until the 15th of September.
In this blog post I want to talk about my first impression of Loot Crate and my experience with the shipping process to Germany. If you don’t care about the shipping just scroll to down to the pictures.
In Germany we always celebrate Father’s Day on Ascension Day, which is a federal holiday. Traditionally groups of men go on a hiking trip and consume an awful lot of beer. When it comes to teenagers and young adult though, girl and boys alike use this holiday to get drunk as hell. Anyway I’m not a big drinker, but I still love spending time with my friends and just eat and talk a lot (while they also drink a lot). Here are some pictures of this day.
All pictures were taken by my best friend, go visit her blog.
If you’re not from Germany, tell me if you do anything special on Ascension Day and how you celebrate Father’s Day.
Which team would you be on, Hydra or S.H.I.E.L.D.? Which ever you prefer this will get you your very own badge!
I definitely consider myself a S.H.I.E.L.D. girl. How awesome would it be to be on Coulson’s team? Or to be part of the Secret Warriors, omg that would be incredible! Anyway I wanted to show you what both badges look like, even though I would never consider myself Hydra. (
The Hydra badge looks cooler, though)
This is great for cosplay! In fact I was thinking about cosplaying Daisy Johnson and a badge would be a great addition to any Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. cosplay. Especially because the characters don’t wear costumes, that are instantly recognizable.
Tell me in the comments which team you’d choose!
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Stefanie, one of my close school friends, moved to Aachen after we finished school. I’ve been in Aachen in 2014 to visit her for the first time, last week I went there a second time. I couldn’t stay for long, because I was working on a programming project for university until last Tuesday. I had to get back on Monday, because I had an examination talk yesterday, which I aced (yay!). Therefor I only stayed for 4 days: Thursday to Sunday. The reason I wanted to visit her in the first place, was because we wanted to go to the Simple Plan concert in Antwerp (and of course to see her again). Even though we didn’t do a lot of exciting things, except for the concert, I still wanted to write about it, because my memory is terrible. Anyway here’s what we got up to:
On the first day, a Thursday, I arrived in Aachen at 8pm. We didn’t do anything special that day, just relaxed, watched TV and she had to study for an exam. On Friday we had breakfast together and then she went to university and I went for a walk. I didn’t take any pictures, because to be honest Aachen isn’t exactly a beautiful city. Anyway I kinda got lost a little bit, but I made my way back. We didn’t see each other until 2pm because she went to wedding after her exam. When she came back, we cooked lunch together and just chilled for a moment. Then we went for another walk, this time to a park which was quite nice.
But honestly I was so exhausted after that, I’ve been walking for 4 hours on that day, which is great for my health, I guess, but I’m not used to so much walking. We spent the evening at her boyfriend’s flat and played some Smash Brothers on the GameCube and watched Guardians of the Galaxy.
On Saturday we had a nice big breakfast, took a lot of time to do our makeup and then went shopping. I bought a skirt (with pockets! Can you believe that?) and a red crop top. In the afternoon we wanted to eat waffles at „Wonder Waffle“ with a friend of hers and her boyfriend, but there were already a ton of people waiting in line, so we decided to get back to her place, play some Tekken 4 and try again later. A few hours later we went to the waffle place again, without any luck, there were still too many people waiting. Then we decided to pop into the next grocery store, to get the ingredients to make waffles at home. It was so delicious!
On Sunday, the day of the concert, we treated ourself to a beauty day, we did each others makeup, which was pretty hilarious. While we did that we also watched two episodes of Digimon (I love this show so much!). Afterwards we put on some sheet masks and had lunch. We had some time on our hands until her boyfriend picked us up, so we went for a short walk.When we arrived in Antwerp we ate a hot dog, with mustard and sauerkraut, that was kinda weird and the mustard was super hot, it was almost like eating wasabi. We didn’t see The Bottom Line live, we only heard a couple of songs by the second band, Ghost Town, because we were pretty late. But I didn’t mind that too much, because I would have been too excited to even listen to them anyway.
Simple Plan was awesome live! They even played my favorite songs: The Rest of Us, This Song Saved My Life and Perfect World. Best day of my life! I filmed a bit, here are some clips:
After the concert we had a chat with on of the members of The Bottom Line, which we didn’t see live, because we were so late.
Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve, I certainly did. I invited my best friends over and we spend the evening eating and drinking.
Anyway because I really liked my outfit and makeup, I wanted to share it with you.
- long sleeved crop top: h&m
- crop top: newyorker
- faux leather pants: h&m
- choker. six
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