Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

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.

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My Online Store is open for business!

My Online Store is open for business!

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.

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Getting to know Chelsea

Getting to know Chelsea

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.

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Fear Not

Fear Not

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! :-)

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Liebster Award for heartfully done - 11 questions, 11 answers

Liebster Award for heartfully done - 11 questions, 11 answers

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”.

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Visiting the German Consul General in New York

Visiting the German Consul General in New York

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.

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Cards in Native American Horse Design

Cards in Native American Horse Design

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.

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Being sick of being sick

Being sick of being sick

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.

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Thanksgiving in New York City

Thanksgiving in New York City

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.

 

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