C2C is my personal blog about two people literally throwing caution to the wind to take hold of their dreams. My husband is German and immigrated to the US in 2011 to be with me as well as to experience the USA. The plan was always to return to Germany, but the birth of our son expedited this for us. We feel strongly that we can give him what we consider to be a better life here in Germany. After applying for jobs and trying to relocate the “smarter way”, we decided we were going to just have to make it happen and no one was going to help us do it. In February 2013, we decided to start selling everything we own, minus a few necessities and sentimental items, and booked our trip home. We visited my family in Las Vegas for 3 weeks and in May we permanently relocated to Deutschland!I am now officially an expat!

I love to write and wanted to share this journey because I think what we have done is inspirational. I am proud of us for taking such a huge leap of faith to accomplish something great.

I wish I could say this blog is all about travel and exploring Europe with nothing but new adventures. It isn’t. When we travel, I will share and I plan on sharing past travels. But for now, this blog is about life; my life and whatever randomness that entails.

I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy sharing!

If you are interested in more about me, then select the option for Beautiful Mistakes here or under this same tab.


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  1. Sara

    Found you via the Mommy Monday Link Up! I am now a new follower via Bloglovin’, Facebook, and Pinterest! I can’t wait to read more of your posts-I’ve been on your blog just reading and browsing for a half an hour! Great stuff! :)

  2. gillandrews

    Hi Deanna :)

    In case you are wondering who is stalking your blog and leaving all the likes around: Hi :) I’m Gill, also an expat, also leaving in Germany. But I’ve been here over a decade already, so I don’t really notice anything different anymore. That’s why I like reading the experiences of other expats who haven’t been here as long as myself. It reminds me of my early days in good old Germany.
    Sol I guess you will be seeing me around from now on :)

    P.S. By the way, re to your Expat Experience entry: they do sell OBs with applicators here ;). If you can’t get it in your small town, stop by a DM store in a bigger city (www.dm.de).

    1. From Casinos to Castles Post author

      Hi Gill! I was wondering but it’s because you seemed familiar and I was trying to figure out why. :-) Wow that’s a long time! What part of Germany?

      Yah they don’t sell them at the DMs I’ve been to so far but my mom sent me some from home. Lol

      Thanks for reading!

      1. gillandrews

        I live in Hessen, in a biiig city :) Next time I go to DM here I’ll make a picture of those OBs ;) But they indeed can be found only in the big DMs. I wonder why… So weird!

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  8. anntogether.com

    You must have interesting opinions on relocated life viewing it through an American filter. I’ll look forward to reading on how things are going for you and your family. I think you’ll do absolutely fine - you’re intelligent, grounded (though now on different soil :-) ), and optimistic. I can’t think of a better quality combo to possess…
    ps fantastic blog name!

    1. Deanna Herrmann Post author

      Hi Ann!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read and comment. :-) I appreciate your kind words!

      xx Deanna

      1. anntogether.com

        You are most certainly welcome, Deanna. I hope all is going well and have a great day! This morning, I’m off to substitute a sixth grade class, if I survive, I’ll return to blog another day. ;-)

  9. N℮üґ☼N☮☂℮ṧ

    Deanna, I’m looking forward to reading about your journey. I would love to leave America and move to that part of Europe. I feel a connection there, as though it’s a part of me and I’ve never even been there. My best friends is from Denmark, and someday I hope to live there or in that region. I will be among like-minded people — and I feel a kindred spirit with most everyone I’ve met online who’s from that region of the world. I’m also warm natured so the cooler weather will be welcoming. So nice to meet you. :)


  11. teeceecounsel

    Seems like this is going to be interesting. I love perspectives about life. And I love stories of people that choose to be original, unique and different.
    Keep up the good work!


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