First blog post, no really, it’s my first blog post

So, here it is, my first blog post.  We have been here in Germany for five weeks. So I have been a little slow on getting this thing started.  So much has happened during this first month, where to start? We arrived without issue.  Dirk and Cheyenne came in the middle of July, they were […]


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January 2023-same me, new year

Here we are, almost through January.  I just realized that I did not make any New Year Resolutions.  I generally make a few, nothing major.  I do like to draw attention to things I would like to change or create in my life each New Year.  For some reason, I just forgot this year. Maybe […]

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We Have Some Exciting News!!

Yes Indeed!  We have some exciting news to share.  Dirk and I will be opening a second tattoo shop, this time in our home village of Weilerswist!!  I would like to introduce the new shop, The Inky Needle Tattoo Parlour, located in Weilerswist, Germany!!  We are planning to be ready to open in November, 2021.  […]

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A Brief Visit to the U.S.A.

For those of you who haven’t heard, I made a quick 7 day trip to Michigan in September.  It was kind of a big deal since I had not been back to the States in the over 4 years that I have been living in Germany.  I had not seen my oldest daughter, Sierra in […]

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4 Years in Germany

Yep, it’s the anniversary of our big move overseas! It’s hard to believe that we have been living abroad, in Deutschland for 4 years!  The time has just sailed by. I wish we had been able to move here sooner, but thankful that we were able to move when we did. I am still so […]

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A Small Gathering, Finally.

We finally did it.  We were able to have a small gathering to celebrate moving into our new home.  It was only 10 months after the move, but who’s counting. Thankfully, the rain held off.  It was a bit cool, and very cloudy, but it was still a party and for that I was very […]

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Finally, Some Good News

Yes!  We have some good news from the land of Covid Lock Down, AKA, Germany.  Art of the Needle is FINALLY open again, for now.  The rate of infections in our area has dropped to a level low enough to allow shops, and restaurants to open.(Masks and social distancing still in full effect.  Although, it […]

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