This is me..


My name is Vanessa. I was born in 1982.
I love decorating, designing and most of all, being thrifty.
I started this little space on the web to blog about things I like, things I love and things I convert into things I like and love. Always trying to stay on the thrifty side.
Being frugal on my spending has always been part of me and I believe that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make your home comfortable and cozy.
The creativity was inherited from my mom’s side of the family. My great-grandpa was an illustrator and designer in the early to mid 1900’s. Not always an easy trade during those times over here in Germany. His only daughter, my grandma, has a creative soul. She still, to this day — being 94 years old and having arthritis — knits for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and paints beautiful paintings. My mom has been my greatest inspiration growing up and is still someone I look up to for her taste in decoration and passion in creating.

Currently I live in northern Germany. This is where I’m from and where I grew up. From 2008–2010 I lived in Texas though, where I met my best friend and now husband. Together we have an adorable daughter, who was born in December 2015.

English is not my mother tongue, so I apologize for any grammatical mistakes or weird sounding expressions. Please have mercy with me. ;)
I hope you enjoy your stay on my pages and come back and visit soon (you can sign up for the RSS feed here)!


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    Michelle Erickson
    Sunday October 23rd, 2016 at 03:44 PM

    I think I am connected to your blog. I’d love the recipe for the boo chicken soup! I just may get my boys to eat soup! You are delightful!

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    Tuesday February 6th, 2018 at 08:23 PM

    So excited to have found your blog through your link party. We are hosting a German foreign exchange student right now and my daughter, who graduates from high school this year, is planning to major in German in college.

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Sunday February 11th, 2018 at 08:15 AM

      Oh, that’s so cool! I was a German exchange student when I was 16 as well.
      Your daughter should definitely come study in Germany for a semester or so. That really helps with the language. :)
      I hope you’re having a great weekend!
      XO, Vanessa

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