Oh you guys!!! I’m still here and doing well with my kiddos in Germany. It’s just been a little different this year starting with the awful wifi at my parents house. I’m not going to go somewhere else to sit down and blog. Writing a post here just takes a lot longer. Another thing that has changed this year is that I’m trying to focus more on having the kids spend time in my home town with kids their own age so they talk the language more. I really focused on that while my husband was still in the US. The years before we’ve done day trips after day trips and this year we haven’t. My husband is here now, so him and my son are taking their annual trip and we are also going to go on another small trip with my dad. Stay tuned for that if travel posts interest you.
Another thing happened which I hinted already before I left. And I’m sick to my stomach when I report that Lilly cat is no longer with us. Coming home to a house without her being there will be so sad. I don’t even know if I want to write a lot about her because it upsets me so much. Here is what I wrote on Instagram:
She was just such a good cat. Never peed outside the litterbox, never fought with the other cats, never scratched or bit anyone… She will certainly be missed by us. And we are all very glad to have the young cats yet to distract us in the month to come. Without them it would be way too quiet at home.
I’ve been doing some more shopping with my mom and I know I have shared this dress with you guys already (click HERE to see the post) but I have to point out the strap which is holding my favorite purse. I love it! It’s a Valentino knock-off.
Can you believe that they want about $900 for that original strap. Makes me giggle, it’s just so insane (click HERE to see that I’m not kidding). I do love the look though and you can use it for so many bags and purses and even cameras. The German’s have found a definite love for those straps and you can see them in fashion stores in bigger cities.
Sooooo guess what? I found a strap almost identical to this one for $13!!!! Click HERE that I’m for real 😉 I’ve been wearing mine ever since and it’s such a fun accessory and eye catcher.
Or you could just get a purse that comes with an embroidered strap already like the following one. And take the strap to use with other purses as well when you want to.