The secret I’ve been keeping: We are engaged!

I started blogging at 14 years old. Back then I shared everything. Today I only share a small part of my life. This is one thing I do not want to keep from you!

Not my Heroes – The Austrian Press Day

The 14th of June was the Austrian Press Day. Five agencies in Vienna presented their customers to journalists and bloggers. I got the invite from Heroes&Heroines a few weeks before and knew I had to go. Today I am sharing with you what I liked and why one agency was…

Dama de Copas – Professional Bra Fitting in Lisbon

One of the first things that happened during my pregnancy, was the changes in my breasts. They went down two whole cup sizes. While the breasts themselves didn’t really get all that much smaller, my ribcage got wider during the pregnancy. This resulted in me needing smaller cup sizes and…

Stokke® Steps™ Bouncer – my review

*Ad/PR Sample – product received in cooperation with Stokke Stokke is one of the most known brands when it comes to children furniture and equipment. While the brand was first established back in 1932, it only started producing children’s products in 1972. The first children’s product was the worldwide known…

Easy Portuguese Recipe: Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá

Since I am currently in Portugal visiting my parents, I thought it would be nice to share with you a traditional Portuguese recipe with Bacalhau. It’s a specialty from the north of Portugal, even though you can now find it pretty much anywhere in the county. And the best about…

My tips against sunburns

As an extremely light-skinned person, I get sunburns pretty easily. Having grown up in Portugal, getting sunburned was a reality in my teenage years. Since then I have perfected the art of not getting my skin burned. Now that the weather is getting summery again, I am sharing with you…

Pressure to lose the baby weight

Every woman reacts to pregnancy differently. Some put on a ton of weight, some don’t gain any weight and some lose weight. But one thing they all have in common: their bodies don’t look the same after pregnancy. Although I am usually pretty open about my life and struggles, I…

Motherhood is not a competition

I thought having a baby was hard enough. But that is just the beginning! Before even giving birth, I found out that everything is a competition for some mothers. Today I am sharing with you some thoughts on it.   MOTHERHOOD ISN’T A COMPETITION In some cases, it’s even before you give…

My eyeshadow palette collection

I love makeup. Not to change my features or how I look. I love makeup because it makes me feel good. Whether it is just mascara or a whole full face. The ritual of applying it, that time to myself, that’s part of why I love makeup. Today I am…

My first month as a mom

About two weeks ago I told you why things have been somewhat quiet here on the blog. As I am writing this, Benjamin is exactly six weeks old. He still seems tiny to me, but when I look at his first pictures, I see the changes. He looks so much…

Why we didn’t share our baby’s name

Like William Shakespeare wrote in Romeo and Juliet: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet.” Sure, when Juliet said that, she was referring to the feud between her and Romeo’s family. There’s that. But I still think it is…

Visitors after baby is born

Edit: this post was pre-written before Benjamin was born. Like, literally the day I went into labor.  Whenever a new baby is born, everyone wants to go see it. How does it look like? What eye color does it have? Everyone is free to decide how they want to proceed…