{about}

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 91 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.

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)!

icecream-sandwhich02

{diy ice cream sandwiches}

rhubarb_syrup02

{homemade rhubarb vanilla syrup}

white_chocolate_cheesecake01

{white chocolate cheesecake}

waffle_drops3

{waffles with a twist: waffle drops}

1-2

{15 great ideas for st. patrick’s day}

valentine

{25 delicious recipes for valentine’s day}

stollen2

{german poppy seed marzipan stollen}

pumpkin

{25 delicious pumpkin recipes}

waffles1

thanksgiving dessert idea: pumpkin waffles

halloween

{25 halloween projects & recipes}

can_02

{painted tin can soup bowls}

biscoff

{25 drool worthy Biscoff recipes}

amerikaner3-2

{amerikaner (americans) recipe}

artichokes01

{artichokes with curry and garlic dip}

lemon_cake_roll3

{lemon cake roll}

july4th

{10 last-minute 4th of july ideas}

waffle2

{rosette waffles}

apple cake with streusel from {nifty thrifty things}

{apple cake with streusel}

Homemade-Bruschetta-Recipe-this-is-so-good-and-easy.-Recipe-on-lilluna.com-bruschetta

{guest post: lil’ luna — easy bruschetta}

vanillekipferl4

{vanillekipferl}

fortune cookie from {nifty thrifty things}

{new year’s fortune cookies}

Heirloom-Holiday-Recipe-Collection.pdf-Adobe-Acrobat-Pro-1282012-120847-PM.bmp

{holiday heirloom recipe collection — freebie}

homemade pumpkin soup from {nifty thrifty things}

{pumpkin soup with coconut and ginger}

homemade apple cake from {nifty thrifty things}

{homemade apple cake with streusel}

streusel plum cake @ {nifty thrifty things}

{german plum cake with streusel}

robin

{guest post: bird on a cake}

nikki

{guest post: chef in training}

ashton

{guest post: something swanky}

crystal

{guest post: a pumpkin & a princess}

jamielyn

{guest post: I {heart} nap time}

berry-bomb1

{mixed berry mascarpone bomb}

mixed berry clafoutis from {nifty thrifty things}

{mixed berry clafoutis}

berry_muffins02

{raspberry streusel muffins}

tarte5

{mixed berry frangipane tartlets}

puff_pasty02

{puff pastry with strawberries & cream}

raffaello1

{homemade raffaello spread}

cinnamon_sticks2

{cinnamon twists & rolls}

pancake_feat

{banana & cream pancake tower}

black_forest_feat

{black forest bundt cake}

lemon_ginger_syrup_feat

{cold remedy: lemon ginger syrup}

chai_feat

{homemade chai concentrate}

pie_hearts_feat

{valentine’s pie hearts}

apple-kiwi_feat

{apple & kiwi jam}

baileys_feat

{homemade baileys}

foodgawker

{german eierlikör/eggnog}

marzipan_feat

{homemade marzipan}

cinnamon_roll_feat

{cinnamon roll muffins}

apple_cream_feat

{apples & cream trifle}

foodgawker_feat

{rosemary tomato pesto}

lavender_craftgawker_feat

{lavender salt and sugar}

rum_truffles_feat

{homemade rum truffles}

ginger_ale_feat

{homemade ginger ale syrup}

waffles_feat

{waffles on a stick}

sugar_feat

{DIY sugar cubes}

cookies_feat

{not easter cookies..}

cookies_feat

{valentines cookies}

waffle_feat

{waffle madness}

heaven_feat

{heaven in a glass}

cookie_mix_feat

{cookies for later}

marble_cupcake_feat

{nutella goodness}

chocolate_flower01

{floral friday #98}

allium1

{floral friday #97}

caribbean_jewel2

{floral friday #96}

mini chrysanthemum from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #95}

quince3

{floral friday #94}

lavender3

{floral friday #93}

calla3

{floral friday #92}

chess_flower01

{floral friday #91}

Ornithogalum2

{floral friday #90}

daphne from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #89}

blue freesia from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #88}

kalanchoe from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #87}

campanula2

{floral friday #86}

carnation from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #85}

primrose from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #84}

apple blooms from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #83}

wisteria from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #82}

protea from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #81}

princettia poinsettia from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #80}

blue_trumpet_vine

{floral friday #79}

mimosa from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #78}

japanese anemone from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #77}

hibiscus3

{floral friday #76}

love-in-a-mist from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #75}

oleander from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #74}

verbena2

{floral friday #73}

geranium @ {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #72}

chrysanthemum @ {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #71}

gypsophila gypsy from {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #70}

rittersporn2

{floral friday #69}

senorita_rosalita1

{floral friday #68}

miniature gladiolus by {nifty thrifty things}

{floral friday #67}

kaiserkrone3

{floral friday #66}

balloon_flower1

{floral friday #65}

safflower2

{floral friday #64}

clematis2

{floral friday #63}

azalea2

{floral friday #62}

agapanthus1

{floral friday #61}

fringed_iris02

{floral friday #60}

cow_parsley02

{floral friday #59}

tillandsia_cynea1

{floral friday #58}

almond_blossom2

{floral friday #57}

dandelion3

{floral friday #56}

pansy1

{floral friday #55}

anemone1

{floral friday #54}

tulips1

{floral friday #53}

veronica03

{floral friday #52}

bellis_01

{floral friday #51}

malve03

{floral friday #50}

clivia01

{floral friday #49}

muscari02

{floral friday #48}

himantodes_feat

{floral friday #47}

camellia_japonica_feat

{floral friday #46}

paper_bush_feat

{floral friday #45}

fresia_feat

{floral friday #44}

snowberries_feat

{floral friday #43}

calla_feat

{floral friday #42}

floral_guest_feat

{floral friday #41 — guest post}

eukalyptus_feat

{floral friday #40}

strelitzia_feat

{floral friday #39}

amaryllis_feat

{floral friday #38}

flower_feat

{floral friday #37}

pumpkin_feat

{floral friday #36}

wild_cabbage_feat

{floral friday #35}

dill_feat

{floral friday #34}

anthurium_feat

{floral friday #33}

rose_hip_feat

{floral friday #32}

craftgawker_feat

{floral friday #31}

gloriosa_feat

{floral friday #30}

photo_feat

{floral friday #29}

lotus_feat

{floral friday #28}

gladiolen_feat

{floral friday #27}

dahlia_feat

{floral friday #26}

clematis_feat

{floral friday #25}

lupine_feat

{floral friday #24}

geisblatt_feat

{floral friday #23}

sunflower_feat

{floral friday #22}

hortensien_feat

{floral friday #21}

enzian_feat

{floral friday #20}

margariten_feat

{floral friday #19}

löwenmaul_feat

{floral friday #18}

passiflora_feat

{floral friday #17}

pfingstrosen_feat

{floral friday #16}

maiglöckchen_feat

{floral friday #15}

fuchsia_feat

{floral friday #14}

orchid_feat

{floral friday #13}

tränende_herzen_feat

{floral friday #12}

cherry_blossom_feat

{floral friday #11}

magnolia_feat

{floral friday #10}

märzenbecher_feat

{floral friday #9}

hyacinth_feat

{floral friday #8}

calceolaria_feat

{floral friday #7}

daffodils_feat

{floral friday #6}

floral_feat

{floral friday #5}

crocus_feat

{floral friday #4}

floral_feat

{floral friday #3}

floral_friday_feat

{floral friday #2}

floral_friday_feat

{floral friday #1}

fourth_of_july

{12 ideas for 4th of july}

easter_eggs

{20 diy easter egg ideas}

lunch_bag2

{free tutorial: diy lunch bag}

1-2

{15 great ideas for st. patrick’s day}

valentine

{25 fantastic crafts for valentine’s day}

vday_insta

{cute valentine garland}

halloween

{25 halloween projects & recipes}

can_02

{painted tin can soup bowls}

küche3

{a little kitchen makeover}

july4th

{10 last-minute 4th of july ideas}

fathers-day

{10 last-minute father’s day gift ideas}

cupcake_stand2

{diy cupcake stand}

pillow2

{easy envelope pillow cover}

tray3

{image transfer tray makeover}

Druck

{10 easter features}

paper mache tea light from {nifty thrifty things}

{paper mache tea light}

recycled: record bowl from {nifty thrifty things}

{recycled: record bowl}

fortune cookie from {nifty thrifty things}

{new year’s fortune cookies}

felt iPad sleeve from {nifty thrifty things}

{simple felt iPad sleeve}

last minute advent calendar from {nifty thrifty things}

{last minute advent calendar}

tutera_ty

{quick and easy card making}

DIY friendship bracelet @ {nifty thrifty things}

{DIY friendship bracelet}

mousepad makeover from {nifty thrifty things}

{mousepad makeover}

cake_stand2

{DIY cake stand}

pinwheel_animation

{free printable: 4th of july pinwheel}

banner2

{DIY fabric garland}

type_case5

{flea market find: type case}

fabric_tape04

{DIY fabric tape}

mothers_day_card

{free mother’s day printables}

nightsand03

{nightstand makeover & DIY chalk paint}

chandelier06

{wire hanger chandelier}

washi_tape07

{DIY washi tape}

carrots1

{easter: carrot napkin holders}

valentine_heart_feat

{valentine treat bags}

crayon_heart05

{crayon valentine’s hearts}

bakers_twine_feat

{DIY baker’s twine}

new-years_feat

{new year’s eve party poppers}

xmas_tree_feat

{last-minute christmas tree}

snowflake_garland_feat

{DIY snowflake garland}

calendar_feat

{DIY advent calendar}

wreath_feat

{make it merry: 14 days & 14 DIY ideas}

halloween_bunting_feat

{free printable: halloween bunting & flags}

lantern_thumb2

{DIY paper lanterns}

bookmark_feat

{magnet bookmark}

sewing_cover_feat

{DIY sewing machine cover}

bread_basket_feat

{DIY bread basket}

lavender_craftgawker_feat

{lavender salt and sugar}

boat_feat

{paper boat place cards}

sleeping_mask_feat

{DIY sleeping mask}

iphone_feat

{DIY felt iphone sleeve}

Bunting3

{free printable: 4th of july bunting & flags}

kimono_feat

{kimono baby shoes}

sugar_feat

{DIY sugar cubes}

cabinet_feat

{china cabinet}

augenkissen_feat

{relaxation eye pillow}

stencils_feat

{coffee stencils}

easter_feat

{backyard decoration}

boxes_feat

{easter treat boxes}

heart_feat

{heart filled with joy! ..and polyester}

heating_pad_feat

{cherry pit pillow}

Druck

{free easter printables}

loop-scarf_feat

{the scarf with no end(s)}

stars_feat

{lucky stars}

stamps_feat

{stamping fever}

curtain_feat

{curtain call(ing)}

patrick03

{free st. patrick’s day printables}

vases_feat

{white vases}

frame_feat

{framed white}

basket_feat

{it’s in the news}

waffle_feat

{waffle madness}

typecase_feat

{type case project}

flower_feat

{origami flower}

Kaffeekanne_feat

{flea market finds}

omasschrank_feat

{what a sad day}

wrapping_feat

{wrapped up in things}

cookie_mix_feat

{cookies for later}

feat

{nifty thrifty sunday #200}

feat1

{nifty thrifty sunday #199}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #198}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #197}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #196}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #195}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #194}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #193}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #192}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #190}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #189}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #185}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #181}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #180}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #179}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #178}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #177}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #176}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #175}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #159}

SAMSUNG CSC

{nifty thrifty sunday #158}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #157}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #156}

4-1

{nifty thrifty sunday #155}

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SAMSUNG CSC

{nifty thrifty sunday #153}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #152}

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5-1

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paper feather dream catcher main

{nifty thrifty sunday #147}

3

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4

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SAMSUNG CSC

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3

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6

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6

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3

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4

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sunday_button_feat

{nifty thrifty sunday #99}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #98}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #97}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #96}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #95}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #94}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #93}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #92}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #91}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #90}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #89}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #88}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #87}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #86}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #85}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #84}

sunday_button_feat

{nifty thrifty sunday #83 & review}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #82}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #81}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #80}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #79}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #78}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #77}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #76}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #75}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #74}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #73}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #72}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #71}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #70}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #69}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #68}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #67}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #66}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #65}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #64}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #63}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #62}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #61}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #60}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #59}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #58 & giveaway}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #56}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #52}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #44}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #42}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #41}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #40}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #39}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #38}

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{nifty thrifty sunday #26}

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sunday_button_feat

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sunday_button_feat

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sunday_button_feat

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