Sunday, June 29, 2014


if you haven't noticed, i changed my blog name. expat in europe just didn't fit with the vibe i want my blog to have. so from now one you'll be reading my musings :)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

On my shopping list -

So now that i'm moving to sweden, i'm taking advantage of all the swedish fashion blogs I read and checking out where they get some of their clothes on line. There are some great websites, but so far is one of my favorites. Here's what I'm loving right now: (links provided below)


Friday, June 27, 2014

some days

some days are harder than others.

"i'm  not crazy, i'm just a little unwell.."

Thursday, June 26, 2014


so the US played against germany today (hard to watch in a roomful of germans haha)...we lost 1-0 BUT we're still onto the knockout round!! USA USA USA USA!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


so, big news...

I'm moving to Sweden! 

In a little less than 3 weeks i will be on a plane to sweden, one way ticket in hand. I am so beyond excited. Martin and I will be staying with his parents for a couple of weeks until we can move into our apartment in Linköping, where I will *hopefully* be studying Swedish this fall (I don't find out until mid-July if I got into the program but I will let you guys know!) I seriously cannot wait. It feels like my life is finally starting back up again. And expect more regular updates once I get settle in and find my groove :D

I hope you're all doing well! and have better weather than here in northern germany haha


Monday, June 9, 2014

Babyliss Expert 2100

So, in my last haul you saw the blowdryer I recently bought from TK Maxx (germany's version of TJ Maxx), the babyliss expert 2100. This blowdyer is AMAZING. The diffuser is unlike my last blowdryer, as the fingers don't point out as much from the actual diffuser, so it cups the hair a lot better. you can actually cup your hair into the diffuser and hold it to your head which I really like, because it helps dry the roots faster as well and adds some volume, which i love when my hair is curly. The bigger, the better, is my philosophy. It also has some sort of ion-infusion which, i know most hairdryers state that nowadays but this dryer definitely cuts down on drying time by about 50%. Which is a big deal, because normally it'll take me anywhere from 25-40 minutes to get my hair completely dry and ain't nobody got time for that. It also comes with a concentrator nozzle which I find super helpful for blowdrying my hair straight (which I did yesterday) and my hair dryed less poofy than normal, which is great for cutting down on flat ironing times.

here are some pics of the blow dryer/accessories:

and my hair fully dried: (excuse the dumb face but look at that volume!)

hope this review was helpful! i've heard nothing but good things about babyliss products so i'd definitely check them out if you're in the neighborhood for new hair hardware.