So many events, so much happened, so much to remember…
This summer was filled to the brim with dates and meetings and events. From June to the middle of September we hadn’t had one free weekend without a date. Full of life: beautiful, fun and stuffed with excitement. Full of people, places and memories. I want to remember:
one new car
two weeks of vacation: one of them with a couple of friends, one filled with traveling and visiting friends and family
10 cities visited
countless hours in our car on the road
2 birthday parties (one was our own)
our own birthdays, just three days apart
more than 10.000 photos
100 people met, some new, some old
one big health issue
several big events that took our breath away and made us happy
What a summer!
Some inspiring, colorful finds from the internet:
I need to do something like this too, someday. So fun.
A little reminder: use what you already have and use it wisely.
Beautiful artwork. Lovely.
Toddlers favorite things – book by Elise. So cute.
“We’re the Gods of This Day, and we have the power to make today one of the most amazing days ever.” by Zen habits.
Magical photographs turned into modern art
Just because: reasons to love Instagram.
Multipotentioalite – the world needs us.
Finally an explanation: Why we remember only the negative things…
90 days of practicing gratitude – very helpful and good tipps.
Before you go shopping for Christmas gifts, watch this (found via Becoming Minimalist).
Important question, especially in this time of year: What Do You Want to be Thanked For?
How to bring more mindfulness into your life today.
Most important Ted Talk ever. You have to watch this. Really makes you think.
have a beautiful weekend
This is the last post of my ‚one little word‘ for 2015. I loved these posts, because they helped me focus on my monthly goals and on the good stuff that was ahead of me. All the more I’m sad, that I didn’t had the energy to write the posts for August till November. Maybe I’ll be doing them just for myself, so the series is complete.
I’m sure, that I’ll be doing something similar next year, maybe a little altered. It was like a guideline for me this year, I could follow along so easily. The words I chose worked almost every month. At the start I gave it a good thought, what my usual yearly rhythm looks like and which events waited for me every month.
Therefore this month will be all about ‘preparing‘. What better word to choose for this time of year ahead of Christmas and a new exciting year:
Prepare our home for December with pretty and comfy decoration.
Prepare myself for the somehow stressful days of Christmas and plan moments/things to do to relax in between.
Prepare gifts early for all beloved ones.
Prepare the new year, set goals and review the old year: the good, the bad and the ugly.
Prepare the December Daily album with embellishments and more and start filling it every other day with photos and journaling.
Prepare regularly food to take with.
Prepare a bucket list for December like f.e. which Christmas movies to watch.
Have a wonderful Christmas time!
be open – prepare & share
After such a long blog break, it’s hard to get back into a rhythm of blogging. So I thought it would be best to blog as much as possible to keep me going and make it a new (old) habit. What would be better than to make it into a challenge:
“Blog at least one photo and one sentence everyday.”
I hope, this little challenge keeps me sane in this messy time of year, my creativity rising and my focus on the good things.
So I’ll be following her daily prompts and will post it on my old IG account @momentstolivefor. I lost interest in it some time ago and started new at @sabinecrafts with simply crafty posts. Now I’m concentrating my personal life and daily moments again on @momentstolivefor. I’m really looking forward to this fresh start and new possibilities.
When I reread my blog lately the posts that really got to me and triggered emotions, were not the ones planed and worked on the longest, but the little ones from the August Break. I know, they are not the ones you’re most interested in, because they hold no real value or information for you, but I love them, because the images hold memories and feelings. So look forward to some emotional, more personal photos from my life. A little December documentary.
Time for some colorful, inspiring finds from the internet:
“I’m ready to slip out of this old self and step into the next incarnation, the next chapter. Yesterday is too small for me now; I want to run towards tomorrow. I want tomorrow to be today.“ by Susannah Conway
What to do when you have “too many ideas.”
Looks like adventure to sleep in here.
When do you have time to read?
Need to try this this summer – looks like a lot of fun and perfect for hot days.
Made me tear up – the most intense moment a photographer can experience.
How to thrive, when coming back home from exciting travel adventures.
Can you believe these photos to be real? So outstanding.
A fun way to fill potholes (oh, I know a lot of places where this would fit perfectly).
Dance little penguin, dance.
Some wisdom about blogging – so important to define what success means to you, just for yourself.
Pretty worlds of flowers.
Artists and cats belong together – here’s the proof.
If it weren’t sad, it would be amazing.
Snail Mail Game Show – fun project by the wonderful Mary.
Unbelievable strong pictures – you are drown into this video, full of life.
Have a sunny, funny weekend.
If you are in Berlin, living or traveling, you can’t walk around without noticing those amazing street art pieces everywhere. We simply took an one hour walk around the neighborhood in Berlin-Mitte and these are the beauties we came across.
Hop over to see my entire collection of photo walks.