This is a theme that my son Pipo picked for himself last year right after his race car birthday (here & here). He has already decided what the next one is going to be 🙂  I know that all pirate themed parties are mainly black and red but I wanted this one to be a mix of a nautical and pirate theme. With the blue & white stripes and the red it’s a perfect combination and gives plenty more styling ideas for the whole party.  can’t wait to start the preparations for that party but it’s still some time to go. In the meantime the printable set for customization is already available on etsy. 


It’s my comfort food and get well food, an absolute favorite. This simple yet sophisticated in flavor soup is rich and enough as a complete meal thanks to the rice noodles. For me it’s the best way to have a broth, as the spices and condiments make it more festive and Asian. Hope you can try it for yourself, you’ll find the recipe below. Enjoy!

Vietnamese Phở 

1 l fresh stock (beef/chicken) cooked with spices: 2 anise stars, 1 cinamon stick, 3 cloves, 1 onion, 2cm ginger, 2 cardamon seeds.

to prepare the bowl you need to fill them with cooked rice (bahn pho) noodles, ready broth and 

garnish with bean sprouts, spring onion, coriander leaves, fresh chilli and sprinkle with 1/4 lime juice.

Doesn’t it sound easy? Believe me it is and it tastes just amazing!

And again some time has passed and I’ve been away from my computer. I’ve visited my dear  friend in Munich that just delivered a sweet baby girl, I’ve attended a charming wedding at the Baltic Sea at the Grand Heiligendamm, I’ve been busy with my work and housework as well. Slowly catching up and planning things ahead. In the meantime I’m enjoying the sunny days, green grass and my cosy balcony.

Wishing you all a happy and relaxing weekend.

Yes, it’s been ages since my last post but hey this year passes by way toooo fast somehow. Lots has been happening around my table but slowly, I’ll try to catch up and fill you in. 

Here a quick one today, a recipe for a super easy and super yummy salmon bruschetta that my sis-in-law has prepared last weekend. It’s a perfect party food! Thanks B. for the idea!

Smoked Salmon Bruschetta

3 small baguettes

3 packs of smoked salmon

1 red bell pepper

pack of shredded cheese

1 lemon

3 teaspoon of cappers 

fresh dill

garlic butter

all you need to do is to finely chop salmon, bell pepper, dill and mix with cheese, lemon juice, cappers,

add a bit of salt and black&white pepper,

spread butter on a slice of baguette and add a spoonful of the salmon mix and into the oven for 10 min at 180C.

Once ready sprinkle with lemon juice and fresh dill and VOILA!


A second option for this year’s easter decorations is the Blue Easter Bunny theme. The set is already available in my shop.

And  for my dear readers/followers a free printable cupcake toppers for Easter. All you need to do is to ‘like’ us on facebook and download the file.

One more surprise today! I’m giving away this full set of Easter printables to one lucky winner.

Here are the rules:

1. ‘Like’ us on facebook, if you haven’t already.

2. Leave a comment on this post.

3. Repost this either on your blog or facebook.

The winner will be announced on Monday 2nd April 2012. Leaving you plenty of time to print and decorate your Easter table.

Thank you & Good luck!

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher

Fantastic model, my nephew, who starts the children’s photography series. It’s so much fun capturing the little ones. 100s shots, 100s faces, 100s ideas.