In this blog post I tell you a little about spring time in New York City. Of course with some pictures. I also share about practical self-love in my own life. Because I really do struggle with this. I hope you find value in it. Enjoy reading!Read More
I wanted to blog again for so long, but so much happened in the past months and weeks. The biggest thing was that we moved to Manhattan a few weeks back. We are now living in Chelsea.
Wednesday and Thursday Daniel took the afternoon off and we walked the Fifth Avenue north from 23rd Street and enjoyed the Christmas lights. What we saw I want to share with you. Follow this link (Click) and it will lead you to the original blog post on the website and you are able to click at each photo and read a description.Read More
You haven’t heard from me in ages and I am very sorry! There was so much going on in my life in the past months and I wasn’t able to concentrate on blogging about it while still amidst all the things. Right now I feel a bit more in control and reflected about it and know it’s time to share it with you.Read More
Drumroll: I am ready to anounce that the heartfully done online store is now open for business! I overcame my fear again and again and now it's true and I have an online store! How cool is that?! :-) I feel very excited but anxious at the same time. The question "What if nobody buys anything?" is still there, but to find out the answer I first had to open this online store. So dear friends, please pray for me to not give up although it's tough.Read More
In the past few weeks I got to know Chelsea a bit better. It's a Manhattan neighborhood - a very hip and expensive one. I met there with the pastor of the German Lutheran St. Paul's Church. With her and a group of church members I went on a tour to the Leo Baeck Institute. After this I had lunch with Miriam (that's the pastor) and she showed me St. Paul. It was so nice to meet another Thelogian and talk about the church (in such moments I really miss working as a pastor). As I was already in Chelsea I took advantage of the sunny weather and went to the High Line.Read More
In March my mom and youngest sister were visiting and besides NYC sightseeing and shopping at Michael's (a big craft store), we also went to Connecticut to a birthday party. Church friends hired me for the second time to make greeting cards at the birthday party for one of their three daughters. I really feel so blessed that they gave me the chance to come and teach the kids - thank you tons Chin family! :-)Read More
Heartfully done has been awarded the Liebster award by Juliane from My Expat Days! How cool is that?!!! The Liebster award is a (virtual) award to recognize new bloggers and welcome them into the blogosphere. The award is intended to connect new bloggers with other bloggers. Someone nominates you, and when you accept the award, you have to answer 11 questions that were asked from the blogger that nominated you. Then you have to nominate other new bloggers and ask them 11 (new) questions. “Liebster” is German and means “sweetheart”, “beloved” or “dearest”.Read More
I made those cards a while ago and now the must have their spot light! They are personalized thank you cards for teachers. My client was the mother of one of the students and wanted that they are fun looking and that there's enough space for 16 young kids to write their name and draw a little picture.Read More
Often I hear from friends “How exciting that you live in New York City now!” In truth I don’t feel like that myself as my everyday life isn’t very spectacular. Today I want to tell you the exception! :-) I will tell you the story of how I visited the German Consul General in New York.Read More
There have been some new changes on my blog. One thing are Category Buttons. You can find them at the right hand in the sidebar when you scroll down a bit. I created the following categories.Read More
This blog is part of heartfully done, as well as my handmade custom cards. I create cards for normal people and for companies. Today I want to show you some pictures of my latest order. I had the chance to create Thank You cards for Diamond Willow Ministries (www.d-w-m.org). It’s a Christian non-profit organization in the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. In 2010 I lived and worked there for three months and I am still in contact with them.Read More
I’m really getting sick of being sick! I’m already sick for seven weeks and I want it to stop now! It started with a soar throat, then it got so itchy that I had to cough all the time, then a runny nose and it finished all with the diagnosis of a sinus infection. A week ago I went to the doctor and got antibiotics and I already feel better than the six weeks before. I’m still sick and not back to my usual strength, but I am grateful that I don’t have to lay in bed the whole day and that I can write to you.Read More
On Thursday November 26th was Thanksgiving in the USA. It's a national holiday in the US and this means Daniel didn't have to go to work. :-) I wanted to celebrate this holiday with some friends. Our guests were Felicia and Johannes, Konni and Britta. All from Germany and so five Germans and one Portuguese celebrated the American Thanksgiving in New York City. Although it was actually even more international as Felicia is half Italian and Johannes half Danish.
I am not a big Halloween fan as I didn't grow up with this tradition. But that obviously has to changewhen you live in a country that seems to loooove to wear costumes and decorate homes and front yards.Read More