Monday In A Moment #56 | On Living in the Now


1 :: 90 Days Out – So D mentioned in passing the other day that we only have about 90 days left in Germany. I blanched. Seriously? 90 days? THAT’S IT?! There is a huge part of me that formed a “already out of Germany” mindset as soon as we found out we are headed back to Texas. We may still be living in Europe, but my brain is completely elsewhere. And I hate that. The next three months are going to FLY by and I really don’t want to take forgranted the time that we have left here. So I am doing what I can to live in the now, and make extraordinary memories even though we are getting ready to pack up our life here. I encourage everyone to cut themselves a slice of this life adjustment because as cliche as it is, life really is too short. Take a moment to revel in this time period in your life, the age your kids are at, where your siblings are in their lives, your parents, etc. It will never be the same again.

2 :: Make it Tonight! – These yummay pinterest picks were chosen based on there easy to throw together ingredients. I have trouble with intricate meals on weeknights even though I LOVE them… so get in the kitchen and whip up something good! Click on a photo to take you to the recipe! 1) Spaghetti Carbonara – via 2) Blueberry Corn Salad – A Healthy Life For Me 3) Loaded Turkey Meatballs – 4) Fragrant Garam Masala Chicken Stew with Peas and Potatoes – Better Homes & Gardens 5) Orange basil ricotta pancakes – Running to the Kitchen

Spaghetti Carbonara | Gimme Some OvenBlueberry Corn Salad - A Healthy Life For MeLoadedTurkeyMeatballs1Fragrant Garam Masala Chicken Stew with Peas and PotatoesOrange Basil Ricotta Pancakes. #glutenfree

3 :: SALE!! – This week’s shoe picks are all about the end of season sale! Check out these beauties some of which are up to 60% off!! Click on a shoe to take you shopping at! 1) DV by Dolce Vita – ‘Pamona’ Pump – orig: $78.95 SALE: $39.47 2) Steve Madden – ‘Marnee’ Sandal – orig: $99.95 SALE: $49.96 3) DV by Dolce Vita – ‘Danilo’ Sandal – orig: $88.95 SALE: $44.47 4) Betsey Johnson – ‘Stun’ Sandal – orig: $129.95 SALE: $87.06 5) Vince Camuto – ‘Benningly’ Patent Leather Ballet Flat – orig: $97.95 SALE: $48.96 6) Yosi Samra – ‘Mirah’ Leather Ballet Flat – orig: $118.95 SALE: $46.97

'Pamona' Pump'Marnee' Sandal'Danilo' Sandal'Stun' Sandal (Women)'Benningly' Patent Leather Ballet Flat'Mirah' Leather Ballet Flat

4 :: Weekly Photo Recap – Here’s what you might have missed last week! Be sure to follow me on Instagram and never miss the daily goings on in the KAPD studio!

Kirsten Ashley Photography & Design | Custom CalligraphyKirsten Ashley Photography & Design | Rhine River, Germany | Traveling TuesdayKirsten Ashley Photography | Senior Photographer 2015Kirsten Ashley Photography & Design | Custom Branding Design | CalligraphyKirsten Ashley Photography & Design | Bernkastel-Kues, Germany

5 :: Wine Fest Season – As mentioned a couple Monday’s ago, we are officially in wine festival season here in Germany! D and I took a road trip this past weekend to the Bernkastel-Kues Festival, one of our yearly favorites! The last time we went, we were with our dear friends, Tony and Jen {getting married April 2015!!}, and suffice to say they were dearly missed. I had forgotten though, how beautiful the Mosel valley is. Holy wine vineyards Batman! They are all you can see along the ridge slope as far as you eyes can see! Bernkastel-Kues is such a quintessential quaint German town, with lots of timer patterned architecture, dirndls and lederhosen, a castle, and insanely gorgeous scenery that doesn’t look real! The fest had all of the local vineyards sampling their best Rieslings both Spätlese and Auslese, trocken and halbtrocken…. D and I came home with three bottles, the best being a 2005 Auselese from the Mosel Valley. YUM! So I thought I’d share a little insight into our adventures from Saturday. Enjoy!

Kirsten Ashley Photography & Design | BernKastel-Kues WeinfestKirsten Ashley Photography & Design | BernKastel-Kues Weinfest

Happy Monday Ya’ll!!! It’s my hope that Monday In A Moment brightens the beginning of your week so you can power through to the end!

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