Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mother's Day Weekend

Happy Mother's Day to all the lovely Mamas in the UK & Ireland! I hope you've all spoilt your Mum's today and had a lovely sunny weekend like we've had here down on the South Coast!

Our family started off the Mother's Day Weekend on Saturday at a local Country Club. It was a fabulous day and we enjoyed a spot of lunch at the fancy bar-restaurant.

On Mothering Sunday I turned up at my Mum's house bearing gifts. I helped to prepare a yummy Sunday Roast Dinner which we enjoyed with Champagne, followed by Apple Pie and Custard. So Yummy!

My Flowers and Card to my Mum.
My Sister gave my Mum little pots of Daffodils, Lindt Chocolates and a cute Card.
Me & Mummy.
Mum & my Dogs.
I love the view from my Mum's place.
Bambi & Rio enjoying the sunshine.
Me and my Sister.

The dogs have been enjoying sunbathing in the sunshine and nice walks outside. It's fair to say they've had a lovely weekend too - they even got their own mini Sunday Roast!

Wishing you all a beautiful week ahead,

Love & Kisses,

Vicki xoxo

Friday, March 28, 2014

100 Question Tag

1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
Closed - but if they were open it wouldn't really bother me.

2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
I do, but not for myself. I keep them in case we have guests stay over at our house so that I can put them on top of the guest bed with towels and a little chocolate. I love doing things like that!

3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
As in my duvet? Out! How could you sleep with them tucked in?!

4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
No - I would be too scared to be caught by the Police or something.

5:Do you like to use post-it notes?
I used them when I was at University, but haven't used them in a while.

6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
In the UK we don't really cut coupons, but when I do get coupons I do usually forget to use them.

7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
Uhhhhh ... Neither?! We don't have bears here and I most definitely do not want to be stung by anything!

8:Do you have freckles?
I get freckles in the summer when I've been outside in the sun.

9:Do you always smile for pictures?
No - I've always been very shy about smiling in photos. I don't know why!

10:What is your biggest pet peeve?
People bragging or talking about money. It makes me feel so uncomfortable. I was always told to never discuss your finances with others.

11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

12:Have you ever peed in the woods?

13:What about pooped in the woods?
Unfortunately yes as well ... I couldn't help it! I was camping in the middle of nowhere and there were no toilets!

14:Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
I do this sometimes to annoy my boyfriend. He finds it really embarrassing which makes me laugh and want to do it more!

15:Do you chew your pens and pencils?
No, it's so unhygienic!

16:How many people have you slept with this week?
Uhhmmm .... I'm not sure if this question is inappropriate or not ... Sleep NEXT to? Andy (my boyfriend) and my 2 dogs.

17:What size is your bed?
Double :( Since we stayed in a hotel with a Queen-sized bed it's all I can think about! I really want one!

18:What is your Song of the week?
I heard Miley Cyrus 'Wrecking Ball' on a YouTube video last night and now it's stuck in my head. Wouldn't say I love it but I don't hate it either.

19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
Yes. Both my Dad and my Boyfriend have really nice pink shirts for their suits. Especially if a man is very masculine, it's quite attractive.

20:Do you still watch cartoons?
I don't, but sometimes I put on the Disney Channel for my dogs ... haha! What a sad loser!

21:What's your least favourite movie?
I don't have one. If a film is rubbish, I'll just turn it off after 15 minutes.

22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
I wouldn't tell anyone ... so I can't answer this question! :P

23:What do you drink with dinner?

If it's at home, usually weak squash with water. If I go out to dinner, I'll have either Diet Coke or a White Wine.

24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

Tomato Ketchup!!

25:What is your favourite food?

I couldn't possibly chose just one! I love fajitas, chicken roast, hot chilli con carne ... Yummy!

26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love?

Mean Girls, Back to the Future and the American Pie's.

27:Last person you kissed/kissed you?

I gave my boyfriend a kiss just a minute ago as he left for a boy's night out.

28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

I was a Rainbow, a Brownie and a Girl Guide!! Haha!

29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
If I was famous, perhaps I'd pose in a bikini, but me as me ... no.

30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

I actually wrote a letter to my Boyfriend's Grandma not too long ago ... in Lithuanian!!! It took me a while to translate it all and copy the translation, but I love writing letters.

31:Can you change the oil on a car?

I think so ... you just get oil and pour it into the oil thingy under the bonnet.

32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

Not yet, but I don't want to jinx that!

33:Ever ran out of gas?

Again, don't want to jinx myself!

34:Favourite kind of sandwich?

Good old Ham and Cheese.

35:Best thing to eat for breakfast?

If I have time, pancakes! When I'm in Germany, I love the bread rolls. Most mornings at home I just have Bran Flakes with Skimmed Milk.

36:What is your usual bedtime?

37:Are you lazy?


38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

As a kid in the UK, we didn't really do Halloween. When I was about 10, I think I dressed up as a Witch ... or maybe it was a Cat ... I can't remember!

39:What is your Chinese astrological sign?

The Horse.

40:How many languages can you speak?

English, German, French, I can understand bits of Spanish, Italian, and I can read Latin.

41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

No. I used to read all the magazines when I was a teenager, but now I only read magazines in waiting rooms or when I travel.

42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs?

I don't know what Lincoln Logs are ... so Lego! I loved lego as a kid!

43:Are you stubborn?


44:Who is better...Leno or Letterman?

Mmmm ... I've heard of them but I don't know them.

45:Ever watch soap operas?

I love Hollyoaks! Such dramatic storylines!

46:Are you afraid of heights?

Only if I don't feel stable or supported, otherwise no.

47:Do you sing in the car?

Sometimes :)

48:Do you sing in the shower?


49:Do you dance in the car?

Only when I have an audience, haha!

50:Ever used a gun?

Yes - when I was in Texas I got to shoot several types of guns.

51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

Professional - at my University Graduation a few months ago. Non-Professional - my Sister is a good photographer and often does mini photoshoots.

52:Do you think musicals are cheesy?

Not a fan of musicals. Only Mamma Mia and Bugsy Malone are the exceptions.

53:Is Christmas stressful?

When you're a poor student - yes! You want to spoil your family, but can't afford to. I'm looking forward to a Christmas when I can lavish my parents with all the things they deserve. When I have children, I will make Christmas super magical and exciting.

54:Ever eat a pierogi?

Dumplings? I think once.

55:Favourite type of fruit pie?

I've only really had apple pie. I think I need to try some others!

56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

A Vet, a Teacher, a Lawyer, a Pilot .... the list goes on.

57:Do you believe in ghosts?

I'm not sure ... I often think about whether they exist or not.

58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?


59:Take a vitamin daily?

Yes (Mum - if you're reading this, I've taken them today!!!!)

60:Wear slippers?

I have slippers but I always forget to wear them.

61:Wear a bath robe?

Only when it's really cold in the winter, or if we have guests stay over.

62:What do you wear to bed?


63:First concert?

STEPs! Haha!

64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?

Uhhhhh ... We don't have any of them, but I go to Wal-Mart when I visit my family in Texas and I love it!

65:Nike or Adidas?


66:Cheetos Or Fritos?

Cheetos - I haven't tried Fritos.

67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?


68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?


69:Ever take dance lessons?

Ballet, Jazz, Street Dance and Modern.

70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

Anything that makes them happy.

71:Can you curl your tongue?


72:Ever won a spelling bee?

I've never been in one.

73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

At Weddings :)

74:Own any record albums?


75:Own a record player?


76:Regularly burn incense?

I used to when I was a teenager.

77:Ever been in love?

Yes :)

78:Who would you like to see in concert?

Katy Perry, Rihanna, and Britney (again).

79:What was the last concert you saw?

Britney Spears in London.

80:Hot tea or cold tea?


81:Tea or coffee?


82:Sugar or snickerdoodles?

What are snickerdoodles?

83:Can you swim well?


84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?


85:Are you patient?

No, no, no ... why is this quiz taking sooo long?!

86:DJ or band, at a wedding?

I want both!

87:Ever won a contest?

Yes - I won an iPad 2 a couple of years ago, and I won a piece of art on InstaGram recently.

88:Ever have plastic surgery?


89:Which are better black or green olives?

Green, especially with Feta.

90:Can you knit or crochet?

It's on my to-do list to learn how to.

91:Best room for a fireplace?

A living room?

92:Do you want to get married?


93:If married, how long have you been married?

I'm not married, but I've been with my boyfriend for 2 years in May.

94:Who was your High School crush?

I really don't remember ... maybe Justin Timberlake?

95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

Haha! Occasionally .... 

96:Do you have kids?


97:Do you want kids?

Yes - I'd love to have a big family.

98:What's your favourite colour?

Pink, and pastel mint green, and baby blue, and white, and cream .... and baby yellow.

99:Do you miss anyone right now? 

My boyfriend, even though he's only been out for an hour!

100:Do you have any siblings?
One sister.

Well that took longer than expected! I tag all of you! Comment your '100 Question Tag' link in the box below and I'll check out your answers!

Love & 100 kisses,

Vicki xoxo

Monday, March 24, 2014

100 Happy Days Challenge

So I've seen several of my Facebook and Instagram friends start to take part in the #100happydays challenge. The idea is to focus on what makes you happy every single day for 100 days. Even on your worst day, you should be able to find even a small source of happiness. Take a quick piccie and upload it to whichever Social Media Forum you prefer with the hashtag #100happydays and the day number. The challenge is supposed to leave you feeling more happy, positive and reflective about your own life and your blessings. 

I think that there is always more room for happiness in all our lives, so I've decided to start the photo challenge tomorrow. It might be hard for me to remember to take a photo every single day, but I will try my best!!!

If you also decide to take part in this challenge, check out , sign up and let me know your Instagram handle in the comments section!

Love, Kisses and Happy Snapping!

Vicki xoxo

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Weekend

It's been such a lovely spring weekend here - so sunny and warm, with lots of flowers blooming and baby animals! I love it!

On Saturday we went for Afternoon Tea at a Tea Room on a Farm. Everything we ate was organic and freshly made from ingredients grow on the farm itself. The baby calves and cows were bounding and jumping in the fields having a wonderful time. Chickens and Geese were roaming free. It was just such a beautiful sight! I love being in the countryside with all the nature and wildlife.

Saturday afternoon the dogs enjoyed a nice long playtime in the garden. It's one of the first times this year that they've been able to stay outside for longer than 5 minutes. Chihuahuas LOVE sunshine and warm weather.

On Sunday (today) we went for Sunday Lunch at a local Pub and then went to John Lewis to check out the cute Easter displays.

We also went to Lidl to see what German Easter goodies they had. My Sister and I love going to Lidl and reminiscing about our childhood. Our Oma (German Grandma) used to send us BIIIIIG Easter Parcels full of yummy German Easter treats. It was always such an exciting and happy time for us.  

I wish you all a lovely sunday evening and hope you've had lovely spring weekends too! :)

Love & Kisses,

Vicki xoxo

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Product Review - L'Oreal Studio Line 'Hot & Smooth'

I'm always trying out new hair and beauty products. Whenever I spot a new 'Heat Protector Spray' for hair, I usually find myself with an overwhelming urge to try it out. I'm forever searching for the best products around. So when I spotted this new L'Oreal Paris Studio Line 'Hot & Smooth' Spray, I just had to have it. Here are my thoughts on the product after using it for just over a week.

Product:  The spray comes out in a even and fine mist - I like this as some heat-sprays I have used in the past come out erratically and far too much at one time. The smell is what you would expect - nothing special, just average. It's not amazing smelling, but not horrible either. It smells a little fruity, with a hint of chemical smell. On the bottle it states that it leaves your hair '3-days straight' - which it does! I attempted this during my testing, and whilst I needed to use dry shampoo on my roots on the third day, my hair was lovely and straight with no kinks. The spray also protects your hair against styling products to the maximum heat of 230 degrees (but this can be expected from most heat-protecting sprays).

Value for Money:  
I spotted this product on offer at Tesco's with an introductory offer of 2 for £4. I thought this was good value for money and I bought two. I'm not sure how much this product will cost after the introductory offers end.

Packaging:  I like the pink bottle, but there is nothing particularly special about the packaging of this product. The bottle is filled to the top with the spray which I also like - you're not paying for a half-empty bottle. 

Would I Recommend it to a Friend:  Yes. Especially with the good introductory offers and the fact that the spray not only protects your hair, but also keeps it styled for a good length of time.

I hope this review has helped some of you! If you know of any great heat protecting styling products - let me know in the comment section!

Love & Kisses,

Vicki xoxo