FROM PORTUGAL WITH LOVE – I’M BACK FROM VACATION!

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Hello everyone! How are you? Did you miss me? After more than a month without publishing, I’m finally back from our vacation in Portugal with the family!

I said I’d be gone until the 4th of August but getting back into blogging is harder than I thought and so, one week later, here I am! Without a plan or backup blog posts… boooo

Remember when I said I wanted to do a lot of backstage work on the blog? Ha! I had sooooo many ideas and goals to accomplish…

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You know what I did this past month while in Portugal? Nothing. Zero. Nada. I feel a bit guilty, but just a little. I needed that time to really disconnect and not think about packmahome at all, though that was quite an impossible mission ;). My plan now is to slowly come back to the blog, not putting too much pressure on it (nobody’s life is depending on my return, anyway) and then create a better plan along the way. I still have my list and eventually I’ll accomplish everything I set myself to do. On my own rhythm, ok?

MY SUMMER BUCKET LIST done

Speaking about goals to accomplish and things to do, remember my Summer Bucket List? Here’s what I accomplished. I’m a bit disappointed to be honest, but Hey!, vacation is not the time to set goals, right? And in my defense, Summer is not over yet and Joaquim was working all the time until late hours in the night… Big release coming up… I hope he can have some free time by the end of August, so we can have a well deserved family vacation. Let’s see how it goes.

Though I didn’t do anything related with packmahome, I did do some things in Portugal 😉

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With the family, at home, by the pool and at the beach!

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We spent half of the time with my family, in Lagos (Algarve), and the other half with Joaquim’s, in Brotas (Alentejo) and in Altura (Algarve). It was really nice to watch Olivia playing with her grandparents, her uncles and cousins and our friends’ kids as well. We were amazed by her ability in bonding with everyone, especially with the children 💕

Since we had Olivia, each time we go to Portugal it’s harder and harder to leave… She really made us change! I don’t know what the future has for us, but I’m sure we’ll return to our country sooner than we ever planned. Oh well…

FROM PORTUGAL WITH LOVE pin coverAnd what about you? What did you do while I was away in Portugal? Did you have some time out too or you’ll have your vacation now in August?
Oh, by the way, when I got back to Berlin I had some pretty cool postcards waiting for me 😉 Thank you so much!
And by the way nº2, I did do something packmahome related… I changed my social media covers and the general looks of my Pinterest profile! My idea is to slowly change the blog looks too, so stay tuned!

 

 

IT’S VACATION TIME, BABY!

Yeah, basically it’s this, I’ll be on vacation in Portugal the entire month of July and I won’t post on packmahome until the 4th of August.

I need time to relax so I can accomplish every goal I set on my Summer Bucket List (includes a free printable so you too can make your own).

I also need time away from the blog so I can clear my mind and bring on the creativity. I want to plan new things and bring fresh content when I come back. I want to make some changes and work on the backstage of the blog. I want to keep learning and improve my blogger skills. I want to do a gazillion things for which I need time and freedom without the responsibility of posting twice a week.

During the month of July I won’t publish new blog posts nor send any newsletter, although I might be present on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram 😉 We can always stay in touch through those channels.

So that’s it! Enjoy your Summer! I know I’ll enjoy mine! See you around!

I’m on vacation, baby!

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THE PERFECT SUNDAY STROLL IN BERLIN

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Sunday is one of my favorite days to spend in Berlin, especially in Summer. The city gains a life of itself and there’s so much to do and see, to discover and explore. Berlin is immense and it looks like there’s always something new to try out. So what better way of getting to know this city than through a native’s point of view? Today I’m having a Berliner over packmahome to guide us through a perfect Sunday!  Keep reading…

TRAVEL MUCH FREE PRINTABLE WALL ART

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I love to travel. When I’m not traveling I love to think about traveling. If I can’t travel, I like to write about it. And design pretty free printables on Canva for my readers 🙂 I’m obsessed, I know. But I’m happy this way, so just let me dream of my next trip and design a bit more, ok?  Keep reading…

13 USEFUL TIPS ON HOW TO TRAVEL LIKE A LOCAL

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There are several ways of traveling and each individual has their own. I prefer to travel as a local, immersing as much as I can in the culture of the place I visit. I thought it would be nice to let you know the way we like to travel and how we organize our trips. Keep reading…

SUMMER BUCKET LIST + FREE PRINTABLE

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Are you thinking about Summer already? I know I am 🙂

By the end of this month we will fly to Portugal and spend more than one month there. Even though Joaquim will be working from there, it will feel like Summer vacations anyway. One, because of the good weather, two because we’ll spend most of our time in Algarve AKA the beach, three because we’ll have our parents to look out for Olivia occasionally, leaving us with some “couple time”, four because we won’t have to cook everyday, and five because in Portugal it always feels like the time goes by slower, giving us that vacation sensation. Keep reading…

5 GREAT EXAMPLES OF FURNITURE TRANSFORMATION

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I’m always on the look out for inspiration, you know, pinning like crazy and wasting a lot of time, also known as procrastinating 🙂 Now serious, the majority of the furniture we bought is old or not exactly our taste, so I’ll definitely start to give them some makeovers. That’s why I put together these 5 examples of furniture transformation. Keep reading…

SURPRISE! WE’RE GOING TO RÜGEN ISLAND FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY!

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Did I ever tell you that I have the best husband in the whole wide world? Well, I do! Somehow, in the middle of a crazy month of work, he managed to plan a surprise for my birthday weekend! He took a day off and took us to Rügen Island to spend a relaxed long weekend! Keep reading…