Maternity Leave – Meet Chrissy

Hey there friends! While I’m away loving on my brand new baby girl and all the stuff that comes with it I have asked a few friends to BABY sit Truly Lovely! They each have a fun post to share with you to give you a little something to hold you over until I can come back and share cute baby pics and the like… ;) So please share a little love with each guest poster here and be sure to click over and check out their blogs!

Today’s guest is Chrissy of Whimsical Poppysmic!

Take it away Chrissy….


Hello dear friends of Truly Lovely!
I am Chrissy from Whimsical Poppysmic
Now you might be wondering what that name means and 
where it comes from. Head on over here for the story behind it.
First of all I would like to thank Kassi for having me during her much needed blog break
to welcome her sweet baby girl into this world. Enjoy being a mommy, Kassi!
Here’s a little bit about myself
I am from Germany, born in northern Germany near Hamburg and somehow ended up in the southern part of the country near Stuttgart. I am married to my best friend and soul mate (I know, totally a cliché, but oh so true), Stefan. We’ve been a couple for 20 years now, 10 of which we have been married. I am the mom to my wonderful daughter, Leonie, who turned 10 this past May (whoa, time sure does fly). I started blogging in late 2010 during our time as expats in the suburbs of Chicago where we lived from September 2008 to August 2011. You can read more about that special time of our lives over here.
All in all I was able to spend 7 years of my life in the US – the first 4 years were from age 6 to age 11 with my parents and sister in Ft. Rucker, AL where my dad, who is a retired helicopter pilot of the German Army, was sent as a flight teacher. I always wanted to return to the US, so when the opportunity arose there was not a single doubt on my mind not to go. We loved living there and we hope to be able to return one day for good – that’s how much we love America.
Living abroad isn’t as easy as one might assume, but returning home can be way more difficult than leaving, ever heard of the 5 phase of being on the road? It can be hard, really hard when homesickness sets in, it can be very challenging and it can be an adventure you wouldn’t want to miss. I love writing about it  like here or here, but I also enjoy reading about other peoples experiences living in foreign country.
I love anything handmade, I even had my own Etsy shop for a while, but since I started working part-time I just didn’t have the time anymore. So now I knit for myself, my family and friends, I love embroidery, I crochet (love granny squares) and I recently started sewing. I have done quite a few handmade trades and am always up for one!
I bet by now you already guessed that I write about pretty much anything on my blog. Sometimes you can find a good rant (we all have to let it out every now and then, right), I am participating in Project 52 for the 2nd year in a row and usually post my updates on Sundays
I am just a “normal” part-time working mom with “normal” problems, worries and joys in life. 
I would love for you to come over and say hi, cause I just love meeting new bloggers and making new friends! You can find my blog here or you can tweet with me over here, in case you are on Instagram, I am WHIMSIPOPPY and you can also follow me on Bloglovin
Please make sure to leave a link where I can find you!
Thanks again for having me!



Thank you Chrissy!!! It’s so fun to have a friend that lives abroad! Hope you’ll take a second and go check out Chrissy’s blog! Oh, and be sure to check out her Instagram feed as well… She posts the most beautiful photos of her Germany!!! 🙂

Kassi @ Truly Lovely


  1. Thanks so much for having me! Hugs xxx