Archives for the Month of September, 2010

Disneyland for the creative soul…

I’ve been to my fair share of European markets, but up until a little over a week ago,  I had never experienced anything like this before… The local outdoor square is transformed into a land of endless possibilities.  Colors, textures and shapes are everywhere.  Rows upon rows of beautiful fabrics, buttons, ribbons and more line […]

My magical window.

I’ve discussed it before. It’s one of the things that encourages me to set sail into a world a fantasy, wonder, and imagination. It adds a spark to my soul and encourages my creative juices to flow. It’s my bedroom window and when I open its large glass pane, the possibilities are endless. Friday night […]

We are *those* people

Did you ever have friends during your childhood who were from another country? You know the ones. You’d be invited over to their house to play and from the moment you walked through the front door you would be in a different world. Perhaps you were struck by the smell of foreign cuisine lingering in […]

2 months down…

2 months ago today we boarded an airplane and set off on our adventure in Germany. It’s been an amazing roller coaster of a ride thus far. Let’s take a moment to look back on what we’ve accomplished in these past couple months… -We arrived in Hannover and, despite some less than optimal first impressions, […]

Making Lemonade

I’ve had a little extra time on my hands these past couple days as our German classes were postponed. So, in order to make lemonade from lemons, I decided to start working on a project. Can you guess what I’ve been up to? Here’s a hint: Maxwell has been helping. (Well, *trying* to help, anyways- […]

Life is full of waiting. From waiting in line at the grocery store to waiting for a special delivery to come in the mail, to waiting in anticipation for our next vacation, we are constantly waiting for something. My dad likes to say it’s all “Wait-dot-com”. We in the blue cakes household have been doing […]

Have you tried them?

My taste buds experienced a little bit of heaven this week. Straight from a friend’s garden, these little yellow fruits found themselves in a bowl before me. I peered in. They looked like grapes, and were only a tiny bit larger. What were they? I had to find out. I took the plunge and bit […]


This picture might be a little dramatic. But- it was a pretty dramatic event when we had an unwanted fire in our apartment this last week. Yikes. Ok, let me back up a little to explain… Hannover is not Pasadena. (And now I will take a moment to be 12 years old again and say […]

Two-Wheeled Transporters.

Just over three months ago we said goodbye to our old bikes. This past week we finished replacing them. Check out our new rides! Instead of getting matching, all-purpose, mountain bikes as we did last time (who’s idea was that anyways?), we decided to go for more personalized models this time around. We both ended […]

Flashback Friday #17: Ireland, April 2005

This is a story from my trip to Ireland in April of 2005. My mother and her friend, Christa, joined Drew and I for a guided bus tour in order to get a taste of the country. Before we begin, I should warn you: this isn’t what you think it is. This isn’t the story […]