Monday, April 28, 2014

GREAT to see the Koch name representing ;)
Another first for me happened this last weekend. We went to Frühlingsfest (Spring Fest) in Stuttgart. I had no Idea what to expect. I thought it would mainly be beer tents and food, but I was mistaken. I have never been to anything quite like it. Men, Women and Kids all dressed up in there Lederhosen or Dirndls. It is the first time I was able to see everyone dressed like that. I loved it. Of course some are able to pull the outfits off better then others, but anyone who dares dress in them gets an A+ in my book. I was not ready to stroll around in a Dirndl, so I wore jeans & a t-shirt. Maybe the last year I am here. Many people don't dress up, but MANY do. This festival in Bad Canstatt, Germany is the largest spring festival in Europe. I feel very lucky to live only a few miles away from it.   It is unbelievable what they are able to set up in a couple of weeks time. Here are some of the rides & places to eat.
Rollenblitz Kasse

Stuttgart, Germany
Some of these rides go in a full circle around. WOW they looked like fun :)
Looked like a haunted house
Zak is Dying to get on the swings ;)
LOVED the Decorations of this ride / house
Awesome Ferris Wheel and Treats
Anyone want some yummy corn?
Wild Mouse

If the Video works, sorry about the camera. It was  not taking very good film :) This was just outside one of the rides. 

Moving onto the places Zak was excited about seeing ;) The Beer Tents.
This one was neat with the mug in the top right corner.
Just walking in the tent you could feel the excitement, and feel the HEAT.

The fun inside the tents :)
Hofbräu Festbier

We are going to try to find some tickets and go once more during the night time and enjoy the lights and festival fun when its not as hot out. You don't need tickets during the day time so don't sweat it if you want to go during the day. It was Free to get in. You would just pay for the rides or food you wanted to try. Thanks for reading, and make sure to come to this if you visit Germany in April/May. 
Whats your favorite food or ride at carnivals?  OH next post will be about Giveaway I am doing next week. So stay tuned and follow me on all my sites to keep updated. 

                Brianna KOCH

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thank you to Not Now Rachel for nominating me! The questions she asked are below. Plus the new blogs I decided to nominate :)

My 11 Random Facts:

*I can talk & cry like a baby
*I can give a thumbs up sign with my toes
*I love to bath more then anything(pretty much)
*I am a complete Night owl
*I sometimes feel like I was born in the wrong generation
*Little Fisher Price toys, barbies & Laser Tag were my favorite things to play when I was a kid. 
*I once tumbled head over foot down a hill rolling over & over again. I ended up with a rock or stick jammed in my side and had 25 stitches and the hole was 3 layers deep. ( I was in 2nd or 3rd grade I believe )
*Music can change my mood in a matter of seconds. 
*I am Much older then most of the Vloggers I watch on youtube. 
*I plan to launch my own channel soon!

My 11 Questions I was asked:

1) Why did you start blogging?
I started watching YouTube videos and wanted to try to come out of my shell & be more social, and I wanted to share with everyone the things I love!

2) Who do you aspire to be most like?
My Grandma Pratt, & my Momma. My Mom is such a loving person and I am who I am today because of her :)

3)Who is your favorite blogger/vlogger/ ?
That is a bit hard to say just one.. I started watching videos and Tanya Burr was my favorite, but I am loving Fleur De Force, Talk Becky Talk, Tati, MakeupByAlli, Sprinkleofglitter and So many more. 

4)What song is currently stuck in your head, and why should it be stuck in ours too? 
*Louis Armstrong "La Vie En Rose" because its simply wonderful :)
*Otis Redding "Try a Little Tenderness" it makes me happy and makes me want to sing & dance, and WATCH "Pretty in Pink" :)
*Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman "Time to Say Goodbye (Con te partirò)" Because it will make your heart leap
* Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"   Because it makes me do the Happy Dance

5)Got any future plans?
You bet. Hopefully kids kids kids :)

6)What is your biggest dream?
Someday being able to help change lives for the better
( not to mention my own swimming pool ) lol. 

7)What are you most likely to spend all your money on?
Louis Vuitton/ Chanel(someday) .. Nail Polish .. Vintage or Antique things 

8)If you were stuck on a desert island, who would you want to be with?
I suppose the Hubby :)

9)What is your favorite thing to write about?
Music/Movies/Travel/Beauty/Fashion/DIY/ & Life

10)How long have you been blogging?
2 years(with a couple BIG gaps)

11)If you had to share a blog with someone, who would it be and why?
EssieButton.. She has great style/ and perfect personality!

My Nominees are:

Sanja's Burgundy Blog
From Fashion to Beauty

The rest of you who haven't done the LIEBSTER Blog Awards before.

Here are the rules for the Liebster Award:
  • Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions given by the person who nominated you.
  • Create 11 new questions.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and mention them in your post.
  • Thank the person that nominated you and tell the people you’ve nominated.

       My Questions are:
1.  What is your favorite food?
2.  What is your Favorite Movie?
3.  Do you have any tattoo's? If so do you love or hate them?
4.  Who is your favorite person in the world, not including spouse/significant other?
5.  What is one not so known fact about yourself?
6.  What are your top 3 books
7.  How many selfies do you take in one weeks time? :)
8.  Who is your current favorite blogger or vlogger?
9.  How many siblings do you have? Brothers or Sisters, or are you the only kid in the family?
10. What was your Wedding Song? If not married, what would you like your wedding song to be?
11. What is your favorite Holy Grail product?

Hope You all liked my post. Comment below and be sure to let me know when you do your own Liebster Blog Awards. 
MUCH LOVE, Brianna

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Little Blue Box from Tiffany & Co.

I thought I would do an unboxing of my very first items from the Little Blue Box known as Tiffany & Co. About one month ago I was surprised by Zak's dad Craig with a gift card to Tiffany's. He gave a card to his two daughter in-laws, Jill & I :) It is one of the best surprises I have ever received. I have always wanted something from the company. I am a lover of all old movies and Breakfast at Tiffanys is right up there with my favorites.  Anyways, here is the unboxing of my items. I cant tell you how excited & happy I was to open these up! Enjoy :)
Dust Cover
PERFECT Coin Purse to keep my change in. I will use it a lot here in Europe
Fabulous printing inside the coin purse
In case your interested its called Patent Coin Purse in Tiffany Blue
Cute little drawstring dust bag
LOOKS so dang pretty on. Its not loose on my wrist so stays in place.
This one is: Heart Tag Bracelet in Sterling Silver Medium

I love what I bought with the gift card. I am very happy with Tiffany & Co, and the customer service I received when I called in to order these goodies and get them shipped to my APO address. Also if any men are reading this, I suggest if you haven't bought your ladies anything from Tiffany's before to do so. You can find cute things that aren't that expensive. EVERY girl deserves at least one thing from Tiffany's. Hope you all get something someday if you haven't already.  I will put the links below where you can purchase anything mentioned in this post, and also links where you can find & follow me. 
Thanks all,

**Breakfast at Tiffany's Blu-Ray:      Breakfast at Tiffany's

**Coin Purse:          Patent Coin Purse in Tiffany Blue

** Heart Bracelet:       Heart Tag Bracelet in Sterling Silver Medium

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fasching German Style

What is Fasching? Well before moving to Germany I had never heard of this. So I thought I would try to get the word out, because it just might be worth the trip. Fastnacht / Fasching comes from the word 'fasting'. It starts a week before Ash wednesday when the 40 day of Lent begins. Here in Germany they use this time to celebrate, eat, drink, dance, and be happy. They want to be able to enjoy themselves to the fullest before lent begins.                                   

 Zak and I decided to go to the Fasching parade in Weil-der-Stadt, 
Germany. We heard all great things about this place. When we first arrived and started walking into town you got a sense of community spirit & pride. We got there 2 hours early, because I hate being late or missing things. We grabbed some pizza, explored the area and got in line because things started getting busy.
It was time 
for the celebrations to begin. Push beer & alcohol bars started cruising the parade route, and the donut stand opened up next to us so I couldn't resist trying those. People are eating, drinking, singing and visiting with family and friends in the streets and you can feel the happiness coming off of everyone. I wasn't sure what to expect, but this parade just blew my mind. Just check out the pictures and you will understand.
Yes that is a pine tree of sorts on top of my head
These masks are just amazing!
After seeing this guy on the left, I wasn't sure if I would live to see another day ;)
A fish eating Witch

Witches hanging from the tractor
Awesome train!
See what Obama is holding and You can guess what
this is about.....  (America is listening)
LOL it was funny.
Just check out the EARS

Looks like I am in TROUBLE!
They would literally grab people and run with them down the street. Or jump in buildings/homes as you can see in this picture..... I would have freaked out if it happened to me.
Happy to see this snuggly bear.

Well we have come to the end. We had an amazing time, and plan to go to more of the events next year during Fasching and I will be sure to report about it. Thanks for looking and make sure to subscribe by bloglovin', or email so I can keep you updated and continue doing what I love. Also you can find me on all the links below as well..