easter at the coast – what a trip

Easter 2014 at the coast | pear tree blossoms | momentstolivefor.com

Like last year we spent the Easter weekend with my boyfriends family near Dangast. That’s at the coast of the North Sea. The road trip on Friday was horrible. Instead of four hours straight driving, we needed seven. Everyone seemed to be driving the same route as we did. Even on the secondary line we got into traffic jam. More than that bad weather was hunting us the whole time.

But when we finally made it to the coast, it was more than beautiful. The weather got better with every hour, we found the best restaurant in a long time and had a great time with his family. We went to the Easter fire some of the neighbors organized, drank cocktails with his brother and wife and made two bike trips. And even the road trip back, was much more relaxed. So in the end it was a wonderful family weekend with so much sun and fun.

Easter 2014 at the coast | wide road | momentstolivefor.com

Easter 2014 at the coast | bad weather is hunting us on our road trip | momentstolivefor.com

Easter 2014 at the coast | the coast near Dangast | momentstolivefor.com

Easter 2014 at the coast | windy and sandy visit at the beach | momentstolivefor.com

Easter 2014 at the coast | pink cherry blossoms | momentstolivefor.com
Easter 2014 at the coast | the pink barrow for our godchild | momentstolivefor.com

Easter 2014 at the coast | pear tree blossoms | momentstolivefor.com

Easter 2014 at the coast | our godchild found its new barrow | momentstolivefor.com

Easter 2014 at the coast | cat at the drive | momentstolivefor.com

Easter 2014 at the coast | Easter fire | momentstolivefor.com

Easter 2014 at the coast | neighbors gather for the Easter fire | momentstolivefor.com

We found the little barrow at a flea market, original yellow and red. Like my barrow, I used to have as a child. I had the best time then driving the neighbors cat in it around the garden. You can see “Mohrchen” here. So, when I saw the barrow on the flea market, I just knew I had to give it to one of our godchildren. We sanded the barrow down and painted it in the colors pink and cream, because they fit much more the little girl, who got it now. Still have to smile, when I see the photo.

hope you had a relaxed and wonderful weekend too

spring in Berlin

spring in Berlin 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

I didn’t thought, that spring in Berlin would look so lovely. Everywhere are little islands of green, spotted with yellow, white and blue. I cross more animals more closely than ever before, like a bunch of starlings and rabbits.

Even more fascinating are the people of Berlin. Just two, three rays of sunshine and all Berlin seems to be up and running. But who is judging them, after this long weeks of grey and dark winter days. Not me. I’m one of them. I enjoy every bit of sunshine I can get and soak it in.

spring in Berlin 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

spring in Berlin 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

spring in Berlin 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

spring in Berlin 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

spring in Berlin 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

spring in Berlin 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

spring in Berlin 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

spring in Berlin 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

enjoy the sunshine and look for little flowers on your way

first signs of spring

a walk in the sun in Derneburg, Germany | momentstolivefor.com

Sunshine again. The first snowdrops and crocuses. Migratory birds are back. Time for a walk.

We had a lovely time at my parents. My dad celebrated his birthday with our family. It was a fun afternoon with much laugh, mostly because of my almost 2 year old godchild, that made funny faces or trampled through the rooms. But most amazing of all: she lerned to say my name – Sa-bi-ne. Soooo cute. Everyone awww-ed when she pronounced it so very distinct. I’m so proud of her.

 

the first crocuses of 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

the Derneburg castle, Germany | momentstolivefor.com

a walk in the sun in Derneburg, Germany | momentstolivefor.com

the first snowdrops of 2014 | momentstolivefor.com

PS: all photos were taken with my iPhone 4s and slightly edited with the app VSCOcam.

spring fling: minialbum ‘i love spring’

spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' cover by momentstolivefor
Spring is here and I had the urge to create something beautiful to honor spring time. Because I love my Summer love minialbum, I tried to craft something alike for spring. And this is the pretty result, naturally in light and bright spring colors and with lots of washi tape:

spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' overview by momentstolivefor
I thought about things, I’m happy to see or experience in spring. Little details like spotting the first snowdrop or the first ladybug of the year. It was more than inspirational to go through my photo collection and search for spring photos. Although the raindrops and snow crystals are monochrome pictures, they bring out the statement pretty good – that changing weather from snow to rain means, that spring is back, don’t you think? What do you love most about spring?
spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' cover by momentstolivefor
spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' pages in detail by momentstolivefor
spring fling: minialbum 'i love spring' pages in detail by momentstolivefor
For the minialbum cover I used simple cardboard and covered it with washi tape. The pages are grey and white papers, which measure 10 cm x 10 cm. The stamps are from Elise Blaha-Cripe and Evalicious.

Do you need some more spring inspiration? Then look over here:
spring fling by momentstolivefor

You can find my other minialbums here:
minialbums by momentstolivefor

spring fling: spring garlands

spring fling: spring garlands inspiration by momentstolivefor { left & right }

These light garlands are so pretty and instantly give you a feeling of spring. The round circles and flowers in different spring-like colors like light green, light blue, white, light yellow and pink are gorgeous and the use of paper with text gives it a little extra, don’t you think?

But what would be spring without some butterflies. Even though here are papers with darker colors used, the garlands has a light effect, because the space between them is bigger. Very cute idea.
spring fling: spring garlands inspiration by momentstolivefor { left & right }

Another cute idea is this pom pom garland in this springy colors. If you are interessted in creating one, here you can find a good tutorial for making pom poms on the blog of Anna likes by Anna.

If you can’t decide what shape to use for your garland – circle, flower, butterfly – why don’t use them all in one. But to make the garland not too messy, you could choose only two or three kinds of paper. That way the shapes are more in focus.
spring fling: spring garlands inspiration by momentstolivefor { left & right }

Beautiful for Mother’s Day is the last garland. Only made with rose blossoms. Wouldn’t that make a lovely gift? And if you do it with dried flowers, it will last a long time.
Want some more spring inspiration? Then look over here:
The Seasons Project: spring fling by momentstolivefor