Archives for the Month of February, 2011

Lüftung: freezing crazy Americans like me, one at a time.

Every day in German class we take a 15 minute “Pause” in order to have a snack, use the restroom, stretch our legs, etc. It’s a nice break from the four-hour class. Unfortunately for me, breaks have become associate with something not so nice: freezing. If I don’t leave the classroom I regularly find myself […]

Expat Guide to German Grocery Stores- 7 Things you may or may not have known about going grocery shopping in Germany.

1). Bring coins / Pay for your cart. If you want to use a shopping cart, prepare to leave a 50 cent to one Euro deposit (inside the machine itself) in order to detach the cart from the others. You will get your money back when you return it. 2). Weigh your own fruit. This […]

{the unexpected show-stopper}

When people come over to our apartment for the first time, after they react to our bright orange painted hallway, they seem to always be drawn to one particular thing. During a holiday party I once caught 3 teenage boys standing in the entrance of our bedroom, staring at it, their bodies as frozen as […]

Where in the World is Blue Cakes Blogger? The Answer Revealed.

Well friends, our little contest has come to an end, and sadly there is no winner this time around. There were several good guesses put forth- I could tell that some of you are true gumshoes- although the closest guess (Berlin) was still over 180 miles (290km) away. It’s too bad there is no winner, […]

Where in the World Is Blue Cakes Blogger? Hint #4.

Hint #4 (Final Hint!): The necklace was silver and had a bird charm. (If your not sure what’s going on- click here).

Where in the World Is Blue Cakes Blogger? Hint #3.

Hint #3: (If your not sure what’s going on- click here).

Where in the World Is Blue Cakes Blogger? Hint #2.

Hint #2: Sir George Edwards bought a necklace for his wife this Valentine’s day. (If your not sure what’s going on- click here). 🙂

Where in the World is Blue Cakes Blogger?

Are you up for a challenge? Let’s have some fun! Drew and I are going on a unique adventure this evening. Your Mission, if you choose to accept it, is to guess where we are going. I will leave daily hints on BlueCakesBlog.com to help you guess where we are going. So, put on your […]

Going Green.

I’ve always loved taking baths. There just is something about soaking in a hot tub of water and bubbles, watching my feet turn into prunes, that melts my stress away and puts me in a better mood. The Germans are serious bathers. Aisle upon aisle of supermarket and drug stores are dedicated here to bathing […]

GOAL #2: Pajama Pants

My dad mentioned once that he thinks Germany is turning me into a regular Susie Homemaker. It’s probably true, and for the record- I’m completely OK with that. But, if I’m going to do Martha Stewart proud anytime soon… I’ve got a lot to learn. Read on…. The G.O.A.L. series is back and this month […]