in october

in october 2013 | momentstolivefor

working… on our old flat to get ready for the next tenants

weathering… stormy & surprisingly warm

crafting… little violet notebook, memory game with washi tapes and the attendant box

listening to… Gotye & just radio

watching… Navy CIS, Castle & Fashion Hero

reading… Blog Inc. by Joy Cho & Blogging for Creatives by Robin Houghton

planning… our move to Berlin and everything that has to be done in our old flat till then

drinking… lots of tea, almost no coffee – that’s new for me!

eating… soups & couscous with vegetables

wearing… my new winter shoes & my warm and cozy cardigan

enjoying… writing blog posts and developing new content for the blog

wanting… a beautiful new home for us in Berlin, favorably in the district of Kreuzberg

photographing… little beautiful moments in black & white and our way through Berlin

thinking… about our future in Berlin & future plans for my blog

wondering… if everything will be going the way we want it to

I had a major blockade at crafting this month. Every time I tried to start something in my craft room, I stopped shortly after and ended up watching TV. But on Wednesday I had a break-through. I moved the table from the kitchen into the living room and grabbed my crafting tools. And the relocation worked. I finished an entire collection of Project Life cards in one evening. Hope this crafty phase will last a while.

in september

in september by momentstolivefor

working… on my new blog and its design

weathering… rainy with some beautiful blue sky days

crafting… cards for my Project Life album

listening to… Robert Downey Jr., BOY and Perpetuum Jazzile

watching… “In time” & “Big Bang Theory”

reading… “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel

planning… our move to Berlin and the blog move

drinking… chai tea & coffee

eating… lots of soups & plum cake

wearing… my new favorite woolen scarf and my favorite winter shoes, again

enjoying… the last week of our vacation & being a godmother for two cute little girls

wanting… to move this blog real fast, to be able to work effective again

photographing… Munich, Vienna and Prague and many coffee cups

thinking… about Berlin & new craft ideas

wondering… what our life will look like in Berlin

It was a really busy month, but successful. I hadn’t enough time for crafting, but that’s okay, because I did so many other important things like moving my blog and redesigning it as much as planning our move to Berlin. But I hope, there will be more hours of crafting in October.

this month

beautiful winter sky by momentstolivefor

 

working:
not so much, too much fun appointmentsweathering:
snowy and cold

crafting:
Christmas gifts and two minialbums – a year review and a birthday gift for a girlfriend

the first snowfall by momentstolivefor

 

listening:
Lukas Graham and Christmas songs

 watching:
Friends & old movies

reading:
The Simple Things & We Love Living magazines

planning:
the Holidays and the new year

coffee for two by momentstolivefor

drinking:
hot chocolate and hot spiced wine

eating:
way too much chocolate and cookies

wearing:
fancy clothes in the Holidays

enjoying:
time with friends and family

driving home for Christmas by momentstolivefor

wanting:
more free time – for crafting and my boyfriend

photographing:
the little things in everyday life.
Loving the apps Afterglow and Over.

thinking:
I’m very grateful for this good year.

wondering:
What will the next year bring?

Christmas is over by momentstolivefor
PS: all photos were taken with my iphone and posted on Instagram

minialbum: 2012 was a good year

minialbum: 2012 was a good year (cover) by momentstolivefor

Instead of just writing my experiences down I made this year, I wanted to do something special, because this year was a special one. And because I wanted to craft again, I made this little minialbum. The photos were all taken with my iphone 4s and posted on Instagram.

For every month I wrote down, for what I’m grateful. It let me realize, what an amazing year this was and where my focus was set and what things never made it on my grateful list. This will help me to set my new goals and priorities for the next year. I feel it in my bones: it will be an exciting one!

minialbum: 2012 was a good year (January till June) by momentstolivefor
minialbum: 2012 was a good year (July till December) by momentstolivefor
minialbum: 2012 was a good year (back) by momentstolivefor
Here you can see some more details of this minialbum:
minialbum: 2012 was a good year (details) by momentstolivefor
wish you all a good start in this exciting new year 2013
Sabine

Want more minialbum inspiration? Then look over here:

link to my minialbums by Moments to live for

 

this month

my favorite place to watch the sunrise by momentstolivefor

working:
on products for the craft fairs and a new time table

weathering:
mostly foggy or rainy grey

crafting:
only products for the craft fairs, and an Advent calendar

listening:
to Foster the People, Olly Murs, Ellie Goulding and Gotye

 watching:
“Paul” and “Some like it hot”

reading:
still “Rumo” by Walter Moers, no time for reading this month

foggy morning by momentstolivefor

planning:
everything around the craft fairs 

drinking:
chai tea

eating:
chicken soup and pumpkin pizza

sunlight on my little cat by momentstolivefor

wearing:
my favorite winter shoes

enjoying:
time with my new boyfriend – yes, I’m in love 🙂

wanting:
time to read and a wonderful Advent season

sunset over the Hamme river by momentstolivefor

photographing:
not so much, mostly documenting the production chaos in my craft room

thinking:
that two of my biggest dreams finally came true – I sold my own photographs with success & I’m in love again

wondering:
What will be my next craft project? I will definitely get inspiration from Alisa Burke’s Create Daily course, that I won. Can’t wait to start. 🙂
standing in fall leaves on a beautiful day by momentstolivefor
PS: all photos were taken with my iphone and posted on Instagram

this month

working:
on products for the craft fairs end of November

weathering:
changed between icy cold and summerly warm

crafting:
some minialbums and postcard collections

listening:
to PINK, Foster the People, Alanis Morissette

 watching:
The Quest and Indiana Jones

reading:
“Craft Inc.” by Mateo Ilasco & “Rumo” by Walter Moers

planning:
my Denmark vacation and the craft fair products

drinking:
coffee and water, again

eating:
pumpkin, potatoes and other vegetables from our local farmer’s market – so good

wearing:
scarfs and wool socks

enjoying:
the fall air and colored trees

wanting:
more blue sky-days, when I don’t have to work

photographing:
fall all around me, every bit I can capture

thinking:
about the possibility of my own business

wondering:
when winter will finally strike

PS: all photos were taken with my iphone and posted on Instagram

this month

autumn landscape - Neu Helgoland
working:
on my secret project and birthday presents for several friends

weathering:
windy and cool

crafting:
stamps, origami boxes and minialbums

light rose
listening & watching:
inspiring lectures by Marie Forleo, Johnny B. Truant and TED

reading:
way too many books at the same time, but they are all so interesting and inspiring

planning:
the secret project

planning

drinking:
tea again, my favorite is chai tea

eating:
fresh vegetables from the local farmers market, so delicious! 🙂

wearing:
sweaters and scarfs again

starlings leaving a meeting
feeling:
nervous but encouraged about the way, I’m going to take

enjoying:
the fall air

wanting:
courage and self-confidence

beautiful autumn leaves

photographing:
and playing with several new photo apps

thinking:
about my future

wondering:
Do I have the strength to go through with my plan?

sunset above the soccer field
PS: all photos were taken with my iphone and posted on Instagram

this month


working:
not really, the main time i was on vaccation this month

weathering:
sunny and really hot

crafting:
pieces for my livingroom wall

listening:
to the sounds of nature

watching:
less TV and movies

reading:
still “The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp, an inspiring book


drinking:
water, water, water

eating:
bananas, nuts, rolls

wearing:
my bike outfit (sports clothes)


feeling:
fit, free and proud

enjoying:
my big biketour and my special birthdayparty

planning:
my future

wanting:
more free time for reading, sketching and crafting


photographing:
beautiful landscapes and cities

thinking:

the birthdayparty and the biketour were the best decisions ever
wondering:

when can i go on my next biketour?

this month


working:
on my bike and home

weathering:
much sunnier and warmer than June

crafting:
various minialbums and DIYs

listening:
to my summer hitlist

watching:
Home Improvement

reading:
The Creative Habit” by Twyla Tharp

and
Desire to Inspire” by  Christine Mason Millerdrinking:
iced coffee and watereating:
melons and raspberries

wearing:
a lot of white shirts (unusual for me)feeling:
lazyenjoying:
my balcony on warm evenings

planning:
my birthday party and big bike tour

wanting:
time to scrapbook and sunny washi tapes

photographing:
with my new iPhone4S anything that crosses my way

thinking:
i’m so glad, i bought this iPhone

wondering:
what will change, when i’m turning 30 next month?

this month

 

working:
on my seasons project “summer love” weathering:

grey skies, rain, coldcrafting:
pictures for my livingroom wall

 

listening:
summer music like “call me maybe”watching:
European championship

reading:
“The Art of Non-Conformity” by Chris Guillebeau
drinking:
way to much coffee, coffee, coffeeeating:
strawberries and asparagus

enjoying:

singing with my friend

wearing:
jeans, sweater

 

feeling:
restless
planning:
my big bike tour in August
wanting:
sun and warm temperatures
photographing:
photo walks with different themes

 

thinking:
i need a big vacation
wondering:
When will it finally be summer?