A Visit to My Friend’s Farm in Germany

by Dagmar Bleasdale on July 4, 2015

farm in Germany, DagmarBleasdale.com

We’re having a wonderful time here in Germany, even though we’re dealing with an unusual heat wave.

Germans don’t usually have AC in the house, and even though the houses are built with bricks and stay cool much longer, it’s pretty hot here after days of heat.

After the fun day we spent with my mom and brother, Landon and I took a train to see my friend Karen and her family — including my godson Thore — on her farm in the country.

009aIt’s an hour train ride, which L always looks forward to. We usually visit them for one night every time we visit Germany.

Check out this post I wrote of our visit when L was only 2 1/2 years old — he still had his one little curl! {click to continue}


Wordless Wednesday With Linky — Greetings from Bremen

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 30, 2015

Greetings from Bremen, Germany!

You probably know that I left my hometown to move to America when I was 23 years old.

Landon and I are visiting my mom and brother and friends for 10 days right now. We usually come to visit once a year, but last year we didn’t because my mom and brother came to visit us last fall.

L was so excited to get on the plane, can you tell? {click to continue}


Dagmar's Home "Thrifty & Vintage Finds" Link Party

Welcome to “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party No. 71!

If you found an amazing deal lately, a vintage or thrifty find, then I’d love you to link up. You might get featured next week!

I’m in Germany with Landon and didn’t have time to take a picture of my latest find before I left.

It’s a thrifty find: the A&P closed in Katonah and everything was 90% off — I scored homeopathic medicine for kids for $1 (I bought the last six) and eight refillable K-cups for Keurig machines.

I use one myself for our Keurig and am going to raffle them off once I get back home. They make Keurig coffee affordable and most importantly, they eliminate all the Keurig cup trash.

Since I don’t have a picture of my thrifty finds, here is at least a picture of us from today. We arrived in Bremen yesterday and had the most lovely day with my mother. {click to continue}


BananaBoat sunscreen

Summer is all about fun activities — the last thing you want to worry about is UVA and UVB protection.

Even if it’s an overcast day — the rays of the sun can still be very intense and damaging, especially near water (pool, lake, or beach).

Now that Landon is almost 9, I want him to understand that and start to remember that he needs to wear sunscreen, even if I’m not with him to remind him or to apply it. He can start taking responsibility for his health a bit at his age. {click to continue}


Wordless Wednesday With Linky — Vega One Muffins

June 23, 2015
Vega One muffins, DagmarBleasdale.com

I literally just pulled these Vega One muffins out of the oven. I wish you were here to enjoy them with us! I bought a box of healthy muffin mix on sale at Target for $1.14, and Landon and I made them today. As always, I couldn’t help myself to make them even healthier: I […]

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“Thrifty & Vintage Finds” Link Party #72 — Animal Nesting Dolls

June 22, 2015

Welcome to “Thrifty & Vintage Finds” link party No. 71! If you found an amazing deal lately, a vintage or thrifty find, then I’d love you to link up. You might get featured next week! I’m sharing a super-thrifty find: these five hand-painted animal nesting dolls were free! They were free because I already owned […]

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Baked Mashed Red Potatoes With Parsley

June 19, 2015
baked mashed red potatoes with parsley, DagmarBleasdale.com

I made these baked mashed red potatoes the other day for dinner, and I wanted to share this easy and yummy recipe with y’all. Being from Germany, I literally grew up on potatoes. My mom made boiled potatoes almost every day, and I love them and don’t ever get sick of them. When we go […]

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Gold Toe Ultra Soft Socks Are Affordable Luxury

June 18, 2015

{This is a sponsored post for Gold Toe. Opinions are my own. I love these!} Let’s play Things you don’t know about me: did you know that I’m super picky about the socks I wear? Most socks are too tight around my ankles, and that drives me crazy. I think it’s inherited — my dad […]

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