About Mareike

About Mareike


Coziness afficionado. Mom-in-chief. Clumsy smurf. Elephant fanatic. Chocoholic. Dad joke connaisseuse.

Hi there. How are you? Welcome to my cozy corner and thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy the content and find some inspiration.

I’m Mareike and my passion is making a house a home, where people feel welcome and enjoy great food. I drink my coffee with a straw. Why? It just tastes better that way. My spirit animal is an elephant as I can be incredibly stubborn, just like the grey pachyderms. I also love their soft hearts and their incredible sense of family.

When I was a little, I had a cozy corner that was my escape from the world, to relax and read. Nowadays I have exchanged that cozy corner with a hanging chair that I call a thinking bubble. Sitting in it allows me to daydream and letting my thoughts linger. This thinking bubble a.k.a. the literal cozy corner is the birth place of many articles you will find on this blog – the digital cozy corner. They are fueled by my passion for writing and creating tasty food. I consider it my personal excersise of mindfulness to spend time in the kitchen.

I love to laugh and laugh often, particularily if it’s a d(e)ad joke. I believe in loving yourself fiercely and treating yourself and others kindly. This translates to living healthy, while still enjoying the tasty side of life.‍

I live in Cologne, Germany, with my amazing German-American daughter and all the joy and challenges that come from being a bilingual tiny tribe and parenting in general. Since becoming a mom, I wanted to support other mom-sters by sharing what I learned on my parenting journey, because we all stress out way too much. After all, the mother hood is the best hood to live in. So trust yourself and your intrinsic mommy-ing abilities (or daddy-ing for that matter). You got this.

Random list of things I like:

  • Yoga
  • Iced coffee with hazelnut flavor
  • Porches
  • Extra thick socks on rainy days
  • French toast on sunday
  • Walking for hours
  • Farmers markets
  • Rough coast lines
  • Smoothies
  • The idea of owning 8 prarie dogs (yes, 8, that’s important)
  • Season changes
  • Reading biographies (my all-time favorite: Nelson Mandela’s Long walk to freedom)
  • If I was allowed to only watch the same 5 movies on repeat, it would be: Blood Diamond, Sweet Home Alabama, Dirty Dancing, Jurassic Park and Walk The Line.

What makes my heart go pop pop pop

The longest journey you will make in your life is the one from your head to your heart.

Sioux proverb