10 things I can’t live without!

I know, I know: a topic as boring as it can get! Every blogger on this planet did this blog post before and yet I am dumb (or brave enough) to try and  excite you with my ten most loved things.

They may not all be material things but I think that’s ok.

Before I start, I guess I have to explain myself.

I’ve fallen into a hole where there is no creativity and Im yet to crawl out of it.
So no inspiration. This also means: no cool blog posts and no cool photos.
And that’s bad…

What do bloggers do when they can’t think of ONE thing to write?
Right! – They look what their lovely blogger colleagues write and try to get some inspiration out of that.


But coming back to our topic: 10 things I can’t live without!

  1. First things first: Since the first time I watched “Pride and Prejudice” with Keira Knightley I’ve been helplessly in love. Seriously! I can’t live without the story and this specific movie! Everything about all those actors is perfect and I will never not cry of happiness! If you don’t know the 2005 movie version of Jane Austen’s work, I highly recommend watching it! (You’ll find a link to amazon here)
  2. Second on the list MUST be: tea.
    I wouldn’t want to live in a world where there’s no tea. Every British person will hate me for this but besides my love for black tea (with or without milk and honey), I also have a great love for a tea named “caramel apple pie” (it’s a product by Teekanne and it’s delicious, I swear!). I love every single tea on this planet but those two must have to be my two favourites!


    By the way: are you a tea or a coffee person? Personally, I love both. But if I had to choose it would be tea. It’s just so cozy and warming!

  3. Another thing I will never not love is music. I love singing and I’m really interested in listening to new songs and bands. It helps me to relax, concentrate and to find inspiration.
  4. You know it had to appear somewhere on this list. And yep, here it comes: Food.
    But frankly: who DOESN’T love to eat? Whether it is the new restaurant in your town or a new recipe or just your favourite dish that your granny always cooks for you. Food makes you feel good and who doesn’t want to feel good. I specifically love curries, selfmade pizza, fish and Pho.


    What are your most favourite dishes?


  5. I could be really cheesy now and say: my boyfriend. But I’m not that kind of girl and so I’ll say: I couldn’t live without love and affection. Just laying there and cuddling with somebody who loves you and who you love ist just one of the most precious things in the world. And I wouldn’t wanna miss it!
  6. I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to make up but I’d say I like it pretty much. I love transforming myself and looking different every day. Don’t get me wrong: I like myself barefaced as much as I like myself glammed up but there’s just something about that daily change that gets me. No matter what mood I’m in: my make up will represent it and I love that! Feel like the devil itself? No problem! – Here you have the smokiest eyes! Wanna wing it? – Wing it!
  7. Yes, you probably already know what the next point will be: coffee.
    As I mentioned above: tea is my greater love. But on a really shitty Monday, where everything goes wrong (even in the morning) there’s no way I will NOT have a cup of strong coffee. Because you do not want to witness what happens on shitty days where there is no time for coffee…
  8. I don’t know how many read my blog but 90% of all the girls will probably have the same problem: I freeze. Not just in winter. Always! So cozy sweaters are a real MUST for me. Without I turn into an ice cube in seconds. Also they are pretty and comfy and who doesn’t like such things? So let’s put cozy sweaters right on our list!
  9. One thing I also need are really big blankets. Not those average ones where one person has enough space. NO. I want and need a blanket that could warm 5 people. For myself. Just because.
  10. Last but not least: tulips!
    They are my favourite flowers and I’m so sad that they don’t grow all year round…
    But also I’m very lucky to be born in April. That’s when you can get tulips (I mean you can buy some from January till the end of April but it’s just some kind of extra birthday present to me). I love how happy and fresh  they make everything look. So yep! They should definitely have there place on my “Survival List”!

 

So those where my top ten things I couldn’t live without!
What are your Top 10? Tell me in the comments!
I’d love to hear about your favourite things!

Love,
Fanni.

 

How to find new spots in your town everyday

I bet you know this struggle: Your sitting at home and waiting (im)patiently for your holiday to arrive. You’re looking forward to exploring unknown cities and finding cute stores.

What if  I told you that you can have all that in your home town too?

I know it sounds boring and you think that you know everything about your city.
But did you look at your home town the way tourists do?
Did you try to explore some new spots? Hidden treasures? Cute stores?

What if I told you to get up now and take a long stroll through your city?

My boyfriend and I love to do new stuff now and then. We’re living in a pretty small town and we thought that we knew all the good restaurants, cool stores and beautiful spots. But last time we went for one of our date nights we were just so sick of all these spots. And suddendly I had an idea: I just looked up some spots on tripadvisor. Sure, the major spots that were praised on there we already knew. But then we read about a small chapel in the middle of the city centre. We’ve never heard of it so we were thrilled to visit it. (We’re both not religious at all but we love beautiful and stunning spots!)

And what can I say: We were rewarded! The “Old Chapel” is the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen.

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Source: Travel Additcs

Unfortunately I couldn’t use my own pictures as the quality was not good enough. I will definetely return to this chapel so I’ll update this post with my own pictures soon!

We were stunned! Such a beautiful spot in the heart of our city…and we’ve never heard of it!

SO: Next time you don’t know what to do grab your phone and let it lead you to the most amazing spots you didn’t know exist!

Be a tourist in yur own town. Give it a shot! It doesn’t cost anything (well most of the time if you don’t want to visit any museums or galleries). You won’t have to pack a heavy bag and go to the end of the world but you’ll still feel like you’re somewhere else.

Next time you’re bored check out the new jewellery shop around the corner or visit the art gallery you’ve heard about. It’ll be worth it!

I’d love to hear about your adventures! So whenever you read this post and get inspired: let me know. I’d love to know what and where you found something new!

Love,
Franziska

10 ideas for your next date night!

Everybody in a relationship knows it, the question in your head: what could we do next for our date night?
In the beginning of a relationship everything is exciting and so are the dates. But after the 10th time in your fave restaurant you might just have had enough.

I know this struggle too well. Even though my boyfriend and I try to do something new from time to time, it is still quite hard to discover new things and ideas.
To make things less hard for you, I thought of 10 ideas for your next date that are not so usual but still easy to realise. Happy date night!
1.  If it’s almost Halloween, buy one or more pumpkins and carve them! It’s fun and something you can’t do everyday! Below you’ll find some inspiration.

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Sarah Robinson (SidetrackedSarah.com)          Source: bakerware.de

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A Cultivated Nest                                                        Eclectically Vintage
2.  If it’s cold, consider baking as a date night. Pick something easy and quick (e.g. cookies) and get creative. Afterwards you can enjoy your sweet snack paired with hot chocolate.

DateNightIdeas_Winter.jpg Stocksy United

3.  Try being a tourist in your home town. For more details check out my post  “How to find new spots in your town everyday”

DateNightIdeas_CitySource: spiegel.de

4. Make new experiences together. Try out something that both of you haven’t tried or done before! It may be fun and will definitely give you some unforgettable memories.

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5.  Surprise your partner. Cook his/her favourite meal. Buy cinema tickets or surprise them with a bubble bath and a movie!

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Zürcher-Gehrig AG                                        Source: Digsdigs
6.  If both of you have had enough of pricey restaurants and mediocre food or just have cravings, consider having a “Fast Food Date”. Grab your favourite fast food and make your way home or (if it’s warm and sunny enough) do a picnic.

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7. Talking of picnics: they are always funnier if there are more people that come together. So if you know one or two other couples just ask them to come along! Everybody can bring food and drinks or even some games. And if the weather is too bad to do some outdoor activities just cook at home together. It will be a nice day either way.

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8. Go strawberry picking! You can enjoy them afterwards with some ice cream or use them for a delicious summer tart or cake!

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Source: the-green-fairy.tumblr.com                Home Cooking Adventure
9. Do you have some cute photos from each other? No? Or are they pretty old? Have you ever thought of a couple photo shoot? It might sound cheesy at first but just look at these cute photos!

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Source: priscilavalentina.net                                Source: witneycarson.com

 

 

10.  Last but not least after all this thinking and all the ideas…lets just not think for this 10th date night idea. Just stay in! A date doesn’t always have to be extraordinary to be special. Just cuddle up together under a blanket on a cold day and talk. Talking is a very important part of a relationship anyway. You will keep those days in mind, too.

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I hope you like my ideas and inspirations! You can also use my “Date Night Planer” to plan your special dates!

Let me know if you have any ideas for a cute date night yourself or if you didn’t like some of the ideas. Or if you did like some of them!

I hope this will help some of you!

Love,
Franziska