Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Apartment & Other Randomness

Have you ever stood at the checkout line and looked at all the Ritter's by the cash wrap and wanted to try ALL of them but never did because they are SO freakin' ginormous that you end up always buying the same one over and over?


haha just me?

hahahaha well here in Germany they sell MINI ones in a pack!!!  So you can try ALL of them and not feel guilty. or less guilty. or still guilty (especially if you ate all of them in one sitting) ::SAD FACE::

Chai Latte's

Everytime I've order a coffee here they always seem to come with a tiny cookie or shortbread!!

The bookstores in Germany not only encourage you to sit and enjoy in their comfy sofa's but they actually have sofa's where you can not only LIE DOWN but you can also put your feet up!!

Apple & Mango geltao

Ham & Cheese sammie,  Chocolate yogurt and Weiner's and potato salad

Procuitto & Mozzarella w/ balsamic vinegar and olive oil

OH LORD THIS WAS SOOOO OBSCENELY GOOD!!!  Something about freshly shaved procuitto and crazy fresh mozzeralla it's so good it's almost disgusting.

Pasta Carbonera

If you aren't familiar with pasta carbonera run to your nearest italian restaurant and order it.. it's so nommy it's made with fat chunks of pancetta, cream and eggs.. so it's kinda of a heart attack in a bowl.. but.. so worth it hahah.  It's probably my go to pasta dish and has never ever failed me :)

There's actually a fortress wall that stretches from one end of the city we're living in and goes all the way to the other end of the city.  There's a park that's build around it on one end.. and on the other end the highway is built around it.

Our new apartment! 

As you can see the kiddies have made themselves right at home. 

We live on the 3rd floor which is the highest floor in our building and I love it because our apartment has LOTS of windows so lot's of sunshine and you get great views from any place you may be standing in our apartment.

The down side is that there is no elevator and you have to walk up 6 flights of stairs. 

P.S. I complained about this to my mother and she responded by saying

 "Oh that's good you could stand to loose some weight and maybe tone your butt". 

ummmm... Thanks mom!

This will be the guest bedroom.. it remains unfinished.  They're putting in the floors this weekend.  German housing is very interesting.. when you move in YOU personally install all of the lighting fixtures (we lived without ANY light for 3 days), you put in the flooring, the kitchen, closets and sometimes even the bathrooms!!!  Luckily we have a really awesome landlord and we offered to pay a little extra every month if they would just take care of everything. 

The unfinished den which the hubs wants to turn into his study.. but... I have plans on turning it into my personal dream dressing room.  Who do you think is going to win this argument? HAHAHAHA.

The unfinished kitchen which they are also planning on putting in this weekend.

The Dining area

The balcony in the dining area

The view from the balcony

Connected to the dining area is actually the living room but we're planning on turning it into our bedroom/living room/all purpose room it's HUGE!  Doesn't look as big in the picture but it's like double the size of the dining room.

The view from our bedroom

The hallway has one powder room or half bath, one full bathroom and a giant hallway closet

The bathroom has both a shower and a tub.

This was on the bathroom door when we moved in which I think is pretty freakin' hilarious.

What happens when you send your husband to pick up a rental car.  *sigh* 

Now he has absolutely no interest in driving our OWN car. *Le Sigh*

Cordon Bleu w/ fries

The cordon bleu here is traditionally made with a pork cutlet whereas I think in the US it's traditionally made with chicken.  And yes it tasted just as good as it looks!! haha :p

Omlette w/ ham, cheese and potatos

The hub's gigantor omlette with his hand next to it for reference!!


  1. i love ritter sport! especially the conflakes and nugat ones!

  2. I'm sure the move has been strenuous but what an adventure you are having...please keep the posts coming!

  3. lol my mom would say the same thing about the stairs.. =D hahah. asian parents! hope everything gets finish soon!

  4. I can't wait to see the finished apartment! The food pic make my mouth water! yummy! and the red seating area at the bookstore....I could be there all day.

  5. Yum!!! A cheesy sandwich sounds so good right now!

    That is so interesting about the floor install in your apartment! At least you know things are pretty clean! And the bathroom door decor is too funny!!

  6. You live in such a beautiful town! I really want to visit Germany one day, so my German friend told me she'll take me some day! All the food looks so delicious and I hope you're loving your new home! ^^

  7. Those red seats in the bookstore look sooooo comfy! Makes me wanna fall asleep in my chair at work. That and I just had lunch - knack attack!! And no shame about what your mom said - mine would've said the same thing. Asian kids are never good enough for their Asian parents. Thanks for sharing your "before" pics. Look forward to seeing the "after"s. I'm sure it'll be faaaaabulous! xoxo, Randi Candy

  8. exciting that you found your apartment and are finally getting settled !
    I bet you are so excited to decorate !! I know I would be :)
    Can't wait to see the finished product!!!

    - oh and totally go for the dream dressing room, the living room is big enough for your hub's desk and such muahahah

    Cathy. x

  9. How fun! Germany looks amazing! The apartment looks pretty as well. I can't wait to see it all finished.

  10. I need to try those chocolates! I always see them randomly at stores. lol

    Life in Germany looks so fun! I'm glad you're enjoying it. :D

  11. Oh nom nom nom nom nom!!!! I'm so hungry now. The proscuitto looks so freakin' delicious. Excuse me while I drooooooool. :P

    xx Love & Aloha

  12. I'm excited to see what you do with your apartment. It looks like you've got a lot to work with! And Ritter Sports... mmm!! My fave are the coconut ones.

    xo, alison*elle

  13. Looks like you are having so much fun!

  14. Lisa! There's so much to talk about in this post, but I'm gonna concentrate on the Ritter because... WE LOVE RITTER! My husband is obsessed with the cookie one and I just can't get enough of the cornflakes one! hahahaha. I've tried almost every single one of them except for the marzipan because I can't stand the stuff!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

  15. Ah lovely pics!!! Thanks always for the updates on your life! <3

  16. Lovely get away pictures! I got hungry seeing all the sumptuous food here. :) I think you're already ready for a days work after this vacation you had. :D


  17. Oh we have those mini chocolates too! i always feel guilty because once i start i can't stop hahaha.
    wowww i love the giant red couches in the book store, you can really fall asleep in there!
    your new place looks really cozy, i agree that you should turn that room into your own dressing room, i always wanted to do that!

  18. Everytime I visit your blog my mouth waters!!

  19. What a fantastic adventure! I always enjoy seeing all the food pictures! :D

  20. Looks like you are settling in!! Can't wait to hear more about your adventure. Viel Glück!

  21. I can't wait to see the place when it's all furnished. BMWs are the way to go! You're in Germany, you NEEd a German car. Yes, I am biased! Hahaha!

    I LOOVE Pasta Carbonera!!!

  22. I bought mini Ritter Sports for souvenirs! Thanks for sharing the pics, keep them coming :D

  23. Your place looks so cute! Can't wait to see it when it's done! :) I love spaghetti carbonara! it is amazing :)

    Love, Vanilla

  24. Lovely pictures! Seems like you're settling in just fine. :] More yummy food...and your apartment looks great!

  25. Again, so lovely and yummy pictures. I'm always getting hungry when I look at them :) And I love the Rittersport Minis, especially the one with Knusperkeks :)

  26. Omg....Guess what...When my dad had a tour in Germany he got the Rittersport Minis set for me...I totally loved the nugat and Hazelnut flavor ^_^ And yes you are so lucky that you trying all those yum recipes...the pasta simply looks delicious...and the is Germany only made of Gelatos? :p

  27. omg I'm falling more and more in love with germany! your new apartment looks so gorgeous and spacious! I wait with bated breath to see what you do with it!!! :)

  28. Cool post, yammi foods, and chocolate!!
    Amazing car!:)

  29. Lisaaaaa! I miss you! I love your Germany posts and glad you and L are settling in. Can't wait to see your apt once it's done!

    Have you scouted out the shopping yet? :)

  30. LOVE coffee time in Germany! They are so serious about their coffee and desserts (which I love)!

    That looks like such a cute apartment with a great view! And don't you just love the way the windows open?

    Glad y'all found a place and are settling in!

  31. prosciutto!!! drool...

    congrats on the new place!

  32. WOW! How fun! My husband and I may be going on a business trips in the next couple of weeks to Germany, I've never been but by your pictures I know I'll love it. How long are you there?? The food looks divine!

  33. wow that is crazy that you have to put all the fixtures and flooring! it does make it more like "home" when you can choose all those things though!

  34. your place is huge!
    i noticed that they give sweets with every coffee too! and they also put coffee in tall glasses without any handles, so you just hold the hot glass with your bare hands. :)

    when we moved in, we also had to build our own kitchen.. i had to get used to it, but it was cool to see the finished product.
    nice rental car too ;)

  35. Love that apartment! I cannot wait to see more and more picks!

  36. omg so much yummy food! i was recently in Zurich and it looks so similar to Germany now that i saw your photos!
    the appartment looks fab! i can't wait to see how you will decorate it! your dogs look happy :)

  37. looks like you're settling down and having fun exploring germany. soaking in the culture and finding your favorite restaurant is pretty exciting. i love the idea of customizing your own apartment. feel more "homey"

  38. All that food looks so yummy! Germany looks and sounds so interesting.

  39. why did I think all those ritters cost just $0.25? that would be too awesome.

    Food looks so good over there!

  40. I am always jealous of all your adventures. That food looks so yummy. Even the simple Chai Latte!!

  41. Lisa your new town and place look awesome! love these posts!!!! and you always crack me up!!!!

  42. LISA I have been so MIA!! So glad you made it to Germany safely and are loving it! I serisouly cannot get over that bathroom hilarious!

  43. as usual.... LOVE your pictures, esp the ones with food lol

    YAY for the new place cant wait to see how you furnish it!!

    ps rental car looks funnnnnn :)

  44. Congrats on your new apartment! I can't wait to see it finished, I love your balcony!!!!

  45. One of my bf's friends bought us the little Ritter's and they are so delicious! I didn't know that you can only find the small ones in Germany! I looked high and low for the baby ones here! haha.

    The housing definitely is interesting in Germany. It's weird that you have to take care of everything yourself. But its looking pretty good so far!