I love Mondays! (+how to get cocktails for free)

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G’day peeps 😀
Do you remember that annoying ad on youtube? ” I looooove Mondays” – since I do what I love etc bla bla. HAHA but yeah I agree, especially when they look like this! Mondays in general are, as the introduce a new week, always a great chance to start over and embrace a new week of endless possibilities! When you’re on vacation break though, you rather just chill all day, take a walk in the sparkling sunshine and make pasta with your flatmate. And because we don’t care about whether it’s weekend or working day, we go out for drinks on a Monday night. Yeih!

 

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Love me some good portion of vegan pasta 😀

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New sweater from Sweden *_*

So both Lotti and I went out to see friends. I met up with my sister and her pals and enjoyed some deliciooous cocktails. When I ordered my second one at the bar I asked for “two cherries on top” (because normally it’s only one but My sister wanted one as well haha). The bartender agreed but apparently got it wrong haha because he came to our table with 2 cocktails. I said that I’d only ordered one and that we are sorry. “No problem” he said and left again. Seconds after he appeared at our table again and said, we can have that second cocktail for free and no one has to pay (neither him himself, I asked because I’d feel sorry for him). SOOOOO I asked for an extra cherry and got a whole cocktail haha THANKS, universe! My friends got to enjoy it, I only had 2 in total haha in case you were wondering. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

One year ago I wasn’t 1% as busy as I am now

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Hey, friends! Here I am, updating you from a super intense period of my life. I have to finish all the uni work, did chakra work as well, got a cold as a result (a sign, that I am letting go of something old but the moment isn’t the best haha) and now hoping that I will be done with everything in time!

Above you see some samples of the stuff I did during the drawing course at uni and at home as homework. These are really just a few, I’ve got like 29 drawings/paintings/studies. But yeah, this is part of a fashion design study and I’m so glad I had the chance to enhance my drawing skills! Sometimes, it was a pain in the ass, I’ve never really drawn before, but in the end, it’s wonderful 🙂 Soo, finally I finished this portfolio and can concentrate on the theoretical tasks (woohoo XD). Aaaand when this is over I’ll beam myself to Berlin and help my bae with her work haha. It’s been ages, gotta see her. Now – time to get ready for bedtime. Hugs to all of you! xoxo Jule

P.S. Last year this time we lay on the beach, turned up the tune in our car, watched GoT and tried out life as a full-time blogger. How time changes. Not bad, just different 😉

Amsterdam Part1

It’s been a while, but…

Here I am, back with the first batch of pictures from my trip to Amsterdam. As I said before, Anna and I decided spontaneously to visit our friend and former housemate Millie from Bristol, wo moved to Amsterdam for studying with Erasmus. It’s been a year that we haven’t seen us, from the point that Anna and I left England to swap it for Portugal. In addition, I’ve never been to Amsterdam before (at least I can’t remember) and was so curious ever since Anna started to enthuse about it about 2,5 years ago!

So here we were, in midst of that vibrant city, sourrounded by tons of lovely (coffee) shops, flowers, stunning interiors, open windows, vintage goodness etc etc! Every detail in the centre is just so heartwarming and very obviously made with love! So have a look at the pictures, more are yet to come 🙂

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Those pretty streets and house fronts!

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This city is like a perfect mix of England, Sweden and Germany – and so is the language.

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The two beauties ❤ It’s important to have friends you can perfectly chill with!

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Can somebody please open a vegan shop of this kind???

This seed gives you LIFE!

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My beloved sister criticized that I don’t blog enough recently 😛 So here you go, a splendid picture of a smoothie bowl I had for breakfast some days ago, when I actually had time and fruits this day 😀 Well, let’s not exaggerate here; a smmmmothie bowl takes like 5 minutes MAXIMUM and for this one I only used one banana+frozen strawberries+mandarine for the smoothie and topped it with another banana, coconut shreds and hemp seeds!

Speaking of hempseeds..Let’s do some real talk about them! 🙂

According to purehealingfoods.com they are the most nutritious seeds in the world! They combine proteins, essential fats, vitamins, enzymes and minerals (phosphorus, magnesium, calcium,iron,potassium, manganese and zinc) in perfection! Additionally they almost lack any sugar, starches or saturated fats! It is said that they have many health benefits such as leading to lowered colesterol and blood sugar, weight loss, increased energy, rapid recovery from disease or injury etc pp.

You can do your own research, it’s mindblowing and Anna and I were astounded when she first read about it! Now I have them back in stock-finally. And I suggest to you to do the same 🙂

 

Trust issues

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Trust, to me, is a key element for a balanced life. Trust is what slows down stressful moments. When I am worrying about an specific outcome, time, my ability, the future, health, relationships, STUFF – I remember to trust. Because if I know one thing, then it is that everything, in the end, fits together and makes perfect sense! There is a reason to all that is in life. Having trust doesn’t mean to stop caring about the events in your life, as in “it doesn’t matter what I do, life will happen as it will anyway”. No, take the strings and make it what you want it to be, but relax when you are in a situation where you can’t assume control anymore. Have faith, that you’re exactly  where you’re supposed to be. For instance, when I rush in the morning and have to wait for train, already anticipating that I’ll be late, I can either stress out internally or just “let it be”. Because there is no point in overcalculating here, I am where I am and if I trust, things will work out (and then, the  prof is late as well or no one noticed that I was late etc). Just as we have the possibility to create our own life we have the option to let life guide us now and then 🙂

I do trust that the universe has my back and that is has grand intentions for my existence here on earth, so why not just chill? xx Jule

Sunday

Another “moving -in” sunday! This time we painted a wall, 2 massive chalkboards and set up some stuff! Tis literally screamed for kebab so I went to get some oriental goodness! We have this kebab and falafel place just around the corner that has looooots of vegan options! From tofu to seitan döner/burger, falafel,vegan dürüm, 5 vegan sauces and a lot more that I can’t remember rn 😛 I had a vegan falafel kebab without bread, so actually just salad (love the kabab salad!) wit hummus, mango sauce, aubergine paste and fresh homemade falafel.

Today was packed as well. Uni till 5 with one really good class about art history, then I shopped some art supplies and deco items that were on sale (I’m such a sale sucker hahaha) , next I rushed home and arrived JUST ON TIME to catch the postman (who had a package for me). Further I went to the post office to drop off a parcel and afterwards went back to the city again to meet Vero and Enn, two girls I study with. After a short visit at Vero Moda which yielded me 3 very needed trousers I took the tram home and helped Eva, carrying her stuff into the flat (late night workout!). Now I should be in bed sleeping, but no, I am blogging for you guys haha! 9 days till we get w-lan by the way! I hope you are doing great loves, catch you later and good night ❤  xxx

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Hola gente! This is yesterdays post that I couldn’t upload so ere you go:

Today Lotte arrived and we are finally all together for the first time! I spent the night at my mum’s place and got back at 4 pm, then Eva and I unpacked like  10.000 pieces of kitchen stuff from Lotti and later had pumpkin soup for dinner! Tommorrow is Ikea-time to get a few last things 🙂 (Turned out we needed so much stuff again…ugh. But it is getting more and more homely now)

1324btw, did I tell you about my second day at uni? It was lush, we had a crafts test where our sewing skills were tested (I was so nervous before that but in the end it was super chill!) and therefore I already got to work on the sewing machine! So much fun 🙂

Alright, talk to you later! xo Jule

 

Berlin Berlin (skip labels)

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Just another wonderful day in the capital with a girl without a label. I just realized again that even the label “friend” constrains the relationship with the expectations and prototypes society imposes on us. Besides kindness, just act like you feel towards a person. You esteem me? Spent a little of your precious time with me as a present. Help me out when I need support. Jump for joy with me when life is sweet. Not because you are my friend but because you enjoy us being together 🙂

Travel update

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Hey you guys!

Just a quick update: I spent a fuckin lovely weekend with Anna here in Leipzig and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains (for the Germans out there: yes, that is supposed to be the right translation 😛 ), it was a very very active one and we left our comfort zones multiple times! I’ll upload pictures and reports later, right now I am not feeling so well, catched a cold :/ Also I gotta go make rosemary potato wedges 😀

Speak to you later xxxx

It does make sense

Oh these ups and downs! I could already tell this morning that I’d feel weird tonight.

Got up at 6:30 am and started the day slowly, all relaxed 🙂 Then, to get an overall impression, I watched videos about fashion design portfolios (those you need to apply for an academy or uni). I felt overwhelmed because what I saw was so different to my expectations… so different to what I saw myself capable of doing! So – trap of comparison.

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Anyhow, I couldn’t see the passion in the things I do anymore. It was there once, for sure, but the question is: what is my motivation? Getting all perfectly prepared for my future and sacrificing the present? No way! But that was the case… Why am I speaking in past tenses? Because I asked my soul. It just came over me and I was in a dialogue with my soul.

“What is it that you love? I know you know it and therefore I know it deep down, but what is it? Is it something I have to experience yet?” I asked my soul.

The answer came as a feeling. Truly, I encourage you to do the same. If you really seek an answer, you’ll receive ist.

“You already do the things you love. You just can’t enjoy it anymore because you do it for a future event… not for yourself. If the future wouldn’t matter and there were no plans, how would you have spent your day? What is it that you enjoy?”

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And I realised… it is all there. Simply the worries about the future toke up the place of my joy. I mean it is okay to have an idea of the future… but you still live NOW and everything you do, be it meaningful or not, you should do because you enjoy it RIGHT NOW. I actually love spending my day teaching myself drawing, sewing, reading, studying, diving deep. And its so much more fun if you are fully present. Get my drift?

There was a time when i didn’t know what I loved at all. Now I know a few things. This is great. Excuse me, I’m off reading ❤

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P.S.: Just realized how divinely things turn out when you don’t plan. Just floating. Peace xx