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Fall Goodness

titel_fallgoodness.jpgThe last months have gone by in a flash. We were out living life at it fullest, working very hard and barely catching our breath! Here is to a super productive fall and tones of new adventures!

We went on short fall road trips to experience Kentucky back country.


Submerged ourselves in pumpkin mania and Halloween fun.

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We were spoiled with an amazing fall harvest – and I spent days in the kitchen canning, making and baking!


We enjoyed gorgeous fall weather and took a walk or two.

Enjoying outdoors and gorgeous fall wather

We made new additions to the family – meet our bearded dragon Calissi!


And took care of our urban farm life.


We worked hard at our start-up company while balancing our 9 to 5 day jobs and exhibited at the North American Reptile Breeders Convention!


We even crammed in family fun and friends time when we thought we wouldn’t make it – because you need to make time for the good things in life! It was busy for sure!

Come and check back soon – as I will try to post more of every step of the way!

Have a good one loved ones! And don’t forget – Life is a journey!






Changes and new Beginings


Life is full of changes – constantly, and always. Of course as Mike and I decided to go on this journey together and moved to the US, we did know it would bring a lot of changes with it. But never could we have imagined how much it would change us. On April 27th I have officially lived in the USA for exactly a year! Since our first idea of moving to Kentucky and the moment we actually moved, things have sure changed! We have changed. I have changed. The interesting part about it is however, that one cannot foresee the kind of direction your path will lead you on. And I have sure learned a lot of things about me I would have never thought of!

I have discoved my love for a more calm and centered lifestyle. I have discovered my passion for country life and have found my talent for making things from scratch in the kitchen! As I started this journey towards myself, I would have never expected to find an urban farmer, a chicken lover, a apple butter microprocessor, a veggie gardener, a passionate homemaker within me! When I left my job and city-girl-lifestyle behind me in Vienna Austria, little did I know what I would find! I knew the life I was leading was not true to me. I knew I was searching and I knew I had not found it yet, but never ever would I have expected what I found within this year! I am grateful for the opportunity I had and still have to actually go on this journey. To pack up my old life and discover what parts of my soul would unravel in a different setting. And I love it!

To add to these changes more gradual changes, Mike and I have taken further steps to change our life! We have become business owners! I no longer work at the consignment shop I told you about, but am working from home now, helping Mike build an exotic animal import business! Yes!!! I know – who would have thought! And while the business in itself is quite unusual, those of you who know Mike are not surprised!

We opened an LLC by the end of last year, and handed in all the paper work to get started. The first 3 months were kind of researching the market, getting all import papers figured out, applying for all the permits and building a professional website and brand. As for me, since I came back from my Euro-trip in March, I am working from home, helping Mike build the business. Very new life style to get used to! Working from home has  great perks, however, I am still getting used to creating my own schedule, finding out which steps to take and how to work out a business structure for myself. It is sometimes a battle, finding myself in it, finding my own speed, work-style and organization, but I am getting there! We are getting there!

I am therefore happy to present to you True Arts Reptiles LLC!!! We officially launched our website, so make sure to go over to http://www.trueartsreptiles.com and take a look. We put a lot of effort and work into the site! Let us know what you think! Aaand…you can find us on Facebook under http://www.facebook.com/trueartsreptiles – make sure to like us there as well!


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So as you can see – not only has our new life in Kentucky changed our lifestyle – it has also changed us and the way we choose to life our lives.

I sure must say: Life is a Journey! Have a great day loved-ones!