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22 Aug Posted by in Shopping | 2 comments

How to Inadvertently Confuse a German Cashier

How to Inadvertently Confuse a German Cashier

Over the summer, during the hot period (with no A/C), I loaded up the Kinderwagen (stroller) with the baby and all the various items needed to make a successful journey to the Tagesmutter (Day Mother/Daycare) to pickup Fynn. It’s only a 13 minute walk at a fast pace, but you never know what you’re going to need ...

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Online Shopping Ain’t What It Used To Be

Online Shopping Ain’t What It Used To Be

Kay jokes that I have ruined outlet shopping for him in Europe because US prices are so much cheaper. I can now safely say that he has ruined online shopping for me in Germany. I used to be the queen of online shopping since I hate going to the mall. Especially around Christmas time. I ...

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13 Feb Posted by in Family Life, Products, Shopping | Comments

What does IKEA REALLY stand for?

What does IKEA REALLY stand for?

When I first moved to Germany it seemed like the trips to IKEA were never-ending. I think Kay drug me to every IKEA store within Nordrhein Westfalen. I was d-o-n-e DONE with going there. So when my bonus daughter stated what IKEA really stands for (although a Swedish company, apparently a German ingeniously coined this ...

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29 Mar Posted by in Food & Drinks, Shopping | 3 comments

A Taste of America

A Taste of America

A few weekends ago, I was out with a friend who is also a fellow expat from the US (I haven’t found too many US expats in Krefeld so don’t think this is common). Because she has lived in Germany for 30 years and completely integrated into the culture, she hadn’t yet tried a Cosmopolitan ...

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18 Mar Posted by in Food & Drinks, Shopping | 4 comments

Shopaholics Anonymous – Roermond, Netherlands

Shopaholics Anonymous – Roermond, Netherlands

Being an American, the thought of traveling to a different country usually entails a vacation. Going to a different country for a day trip sounds exotic or maybe even luxurious. So when my husband and I first met and he told me he would make shopping trips to the Netherlands just to buy the ice ...

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