in september

in September | freedom lies in being bold |

on blog posts, our secret project, video making, my photo archive and some other small projects.

windy, sunny, rainy. A normal September.

paperflowers, a minibook, Project Life cards and several little projects.

listening to…
party music. We went to two big parties, one 30th birthday and one silver wedding, with dance music.

Dr. Who, Emergency Room, Private Practice and Grey’s Anatomy.

Der Schrecksenmeister“ by Walter Moers and still „The Happiness Advantage“ by Shawn Achor, and the first pages of „The Happiness of Pursuit“ by Chris Guillenbeau.

our next Denmark vacation and our big secret project.

some tea again and corn coffee.

pears and plums, mostly on cakes.

through shops to find gifts for friends and some decoration for our home.

scarves and my fall boots again.

the last really warm days of this year, time to craft, thanks to my new challenge #365craftingtime and lovely times with friends.

all kinds of crafty stuff, like embellishments, PL albums and cards, beautiful papers… but holding myself back, because my craft challenge, to use up most of my crafty stash before buying new things, is still running.

some photo walks, the Berlin marathon, party people and making little movies of this beautiful fall.

about friendship, bravery, challenges and blogging.

how these last nine months could have past so quickly and what the last three of 2014 will bring.


looking forward to an exciting month




goals in september

goals in september |

Since the August was dominated by our vacation, my goals were very simple. Here they are and how they turned out:

1. Enjoy our vacation to the fullest.
√ Oh yes, we did this. We were both so relaxed, when we started working again. It was exactly what we needed.

2. Decorate the living room.
√ Check. Finally. At least two walls are filled with beautiful pictures.

3. Decorate the kitchen.
√ Check 🙂

4. Sort through my new photos from our vacation and delete most of the photos.
√ Done, even while on vacation.

5. Get my printer up and running, so I can work with it on craft projects.
√ Not mine, but we have one from my boyfriend, which is working perfectly now.

6. Celebrate our birthdays in our own way.
√ At least my boyfriends birthday was perfect, mine not so much, but the evening on the beach with a bottle of wine and one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen, compensated me for everything.

7. Prepare enough blog posts for the vacation time.
√ Yeah, did it.

8. Finish the PL pages I filled only with photos.
√/- not really, did only a few.

Another month already gone. The year is running ahead. I can’t believe I’m already over 8 months in Berlin. This is one of the reasons, why I like this post. It makes me accountable and I can look back, what I achieved in the last months. Since September is one of my most productive month, my goals are a little bigger:

1. Get our family gallery up in the corridor.

2. Decorate our office.

3. Simplify my musical files. Keep only the really good songs and sheet music.

4. Get my photo archive organized with Lightroom.

5. Take dance lessons with my boyfriend.

6. Redesign the blog – new layout, feature buttons.

7. Make biketours & photo walks.

8. Get an overview of our next big project and start planning (sorry, can’t tell you what at the moment).

9. Do sport regularly again.

10. Make a fall minialbum.


let’s do this. this will be a wonderful month.




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.