Saturday, November 26, 2011

Bedroom makeover completed.

Taken from a camera phone, this is the end result of the work done last weekend to make the bedroom look a bit nicer. The last picture is not the bedroom, it's Stella sitting on my handbag. :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas List

I never really want anything for Christmas other than tea and candles that smell like vanilla...and a thermos.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Making something good even better

As the weather gets colder, I feel the need to bake. Warm things that make the kitchen smell great. But today I'm lazy and don't feel like dealing with anything from scratch. So how do you make instant dessert mix taste better?

How to make a canned pumpkin pie puree taste homemade:
-Measure 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon into a small bowl or cup
-Add 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
-Add 1/8 teaspoon of ground allspice or ground cloves.
-Add 1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg.

Stir to blend into puree before you pop it in the oven.

Another other awesome link: Turning two dollars into a twenty dollar dessert.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Metallic Blazers

This is a perfect example of a piece of clothing you can wear to your office and then out at night. I want one!

Top: Zara
Middle: Topshop
Bottom: Ted Baker

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Operation Bedroom Makeover

Since Giovanni is an architect and myself being really into design, we wanted to give our bed room some personality. It's amazing how different a room can look with painted walls and new curtains. The blue seafoam color makes everything so much brighter and bigger than the old off white walls. Surprisingly it looks good with our vintage furniture. The room will be accented with pillows and throw rugs from cb2.

You would think it would be difficult to makeover a room without compromising on the opposing person's taste but I think we did a good job merging the two - Nothing is too girly. Pictures to come when my life calms down.

It's Saturday morning - Laying Low

This week I made 20,000 gallons of soup and did a lot of wedding planning. Next week we are meeting with the priest who will marry us. Planning a big party is a full time job, but it's fun.
This weekend we are going to start or at least buy paint for the bedroom and tomorrow is my little cousin's party for his first birthday. I bought him a sweater with little skull and cross bones on it. I have no desire to go out. I'm going to lock myself in my apartment with no food until the bedroom is painted and the party planning is done.