27 August 2013

Sunny Balcony

I love the fact that we have a balcony. In winter, there is not much going on but, in summer, I like to decorate it. Every year, I change something in the decoration and plants, which makes it a different balcony for each summer. This year, I found this really cute table that only needed to be spray-painted white. And, while I was at it, I spray-painted the old soup cans, from last year's decoration, also white. 

18 August 2013


I've been dancing since I can walk. I started young with ballet classes and had the most fun twirling on the music. Unfortunately, I had to quit when I went to college, as I couln't find a new ballet school. Worst mistake ever... It's not good for your body to quit something abruptly that you've done all your life. I will take up dance classes some day but, for now, I just keep daydreaming with these beautiful pictures.

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16 August 2013


Apricots are a well-known source of fibers. They are rich in vitamin A and C, and as you can see it's family of the peaches and plums (E thinks they all look the same). They also have antioxidants and because of all that, you can use the oil as a face or hair product, too. It nourishes and soothes the skin and makes your hair soft and shiny. But I prefer to eat them, of course, and I found this recipe that I wanted to try out. So, I did, but I made some changes. First, I grilled the half apricots for a few minutes using butter. Because of the heat, the goat cheese, that you put on top, melts. Then, I topped it off with honey and some crushed walnuts. It was delicious! The sweet-salty flavor and the lukewarm apricots... a good combination!

15 August 2013

Colorful Statement

A big dream of mine is to have a Smeg fridge in my kitchen. They are not cheap, so I think I'll start saving already... but to be honest, I think they're worth saving my pennies. It's a big investment but this piece of art will make a statement in your kitchen!

PS: I want the dark navy blue one... *sigh*

They even have a jeans version

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13 August 2013


I really like the idea of giving your guests a favor for attending your wedding. In my case, I wanted to give a personal and lasting gift. I searched on the Internet and saw really nice gifts, but not the one I had in mind. Then, we came up with the idea of making them ourselves. Well, not us, but my in-laws. They had just started working with glass and they suggested making glass mobiles. And not only in front of our window but also, for example, in front of our neighbors' do we see the colored glass shine every day. 

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11 August 2013


I always like to give a subtle theme to 'parties' I organize. I don't want people to feel like they have to dress up or interact with the theme, but it helps me organize myself. So, this year I chose the theme 'fiesta' for my birthday because I really like those bright color combinations lately. And since summer was finally there, I thought it would be a great fit. Colorful it was! And yes... Pink remains my favorite.