Thursday, February 28, 2013

5 Year Old Birthday Outfit

My sweet S.R. is turning 5 in just a few days.
She asked for a special dress for her fairy tea party (a Queen Clarion dress to be exact).
The dress has been made, and she squealed when she saw it...the reaction every mother wants when she's worked so hard to make her little girl happy:o)
When I was searching for the fabric for the fairy dress, I came across some fairy knit fabric in purples and pinks. S.R.'s two favorite colors. I was slightly hesitant about purchasing it because my last experience with knits was quite disastrous. 
 I will have to say, this little skirt was much easier than I expected:o)

The hopscotch skirt is now my new favorite skirt to make...I think I'll be making one for myself now:o) I followed a super easy tutorial, and you can find it over at iCandy handmade.

I can't wait for the celebration:o) It's going to be so much fun!! I just hope that the snow they are calling for will hold off until after our guests return home safely:o) 
Have a great weekend, and I will see you back here next week with the details of the fairy tea party:o)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Like a boy ...

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                                                                                           boots: thanks to Choies.com (here),
                                                                                           jeans: Zara (here),
                                                                                           shirt: thanks to Sheinside.com (here),
                                                                                           jacket: New Yorker,
                                                                                           cap: Gap,
                                                                                           watch: Michael Kors,
                                                                                           ph. Masa


The quickest update is here cause I'm busy more than ever:
new favorite jeans mixed with my sister's old bomber college jacket.
Now I'm off to dance in Ciara's video or cheer on a baseball game, still didn't figure out where to go with these legs!
Hope you will like it!

p.s. thank you for your lovely comments on my previous post, glad that you like it! :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Storage ideas ...

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After a one week rush with lots of things to do on my list, finally I managed to update you with brand new post. Many of you asked me about my jewelry collection and how I organized it, so here it is! ;)
Last year I made a new additional closet with my dad, and these drawers were the best thing that I decided to add. As we are not professionals, I gotta admit that it wasn't the easiest thing to do while we were measuring and trying to make them equal by installing them. But it really worth it at the end.
Now, I have place where I can organize every single item which was hard to keep in order before.
Draw for flowers, bracelets, belts or sunglasses, make up or whatever you want, hidden inside of your closet! Am I smart or what? ;)
Do you like it?

p.s. I will give my best to answer to all of your questions today!
p.p.s. the last photo is a little sneak peek into my next outfit post or a proof  how durable my closet is ! ;)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Black&blue ...

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                                                                                             boots: zara,
                                                                                             jeans: zara (here) ,
                                                                                             shirt: new yorker,
                                                                                             scarves: pashmina (bought in Turkey),
                                                                                             coat: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                             bag: thanks to Oasap (here),
                                                                                             gloves: terranova,
                                                                                             sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                             ph. Maja


You know that I'm able to take photos lately only during the weekends, and this one was made couple days ago when it was still snowing!
I paired new coat with two scarves in different shades of blue with my new favorite jeans from Zara which are perfect! Pink lipstick was a cherry on top this time, and I was ready in a snap!
Do you like it?


p.s. here is a Giveaway winner, congrats!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Front Entry Way

We have lived in our house for 3 years now, and this wall has always bothered me. When you enter our house, this is the wall you see.
There is a doorway to the right and a column just a few feet to the left.
Very un-welcoming. 

For the past year I have had a picture of the kids hanging there and that was it. 
I wanted a table and a lamp and just stuff to sit there, but there wasn't enough room with the column in the way.
After 3 years of brainstorming, I finally came up with a solution. Took me long enough, didn't it?
I have some cabinets in the attic that are really narrow. I picked them up at a yard sale for $5. They are real cherry, and beautiful, but absolutely non-functional. I think they were spice cabinets in their former existence??


I took one of the doors and turned it into a wall shelf that resembles a table. The door is super narrow, so it's the perfect depth and adds so much to this space. The legs, hardware and spray paint were purchases from Lowes, and the frames and sign were purchased from Hobby Lobby.
There isn't an outlet on this wall, so I can't plug a lamp in...I'll show you my solution for this problem in my next post:o)
Now I reeeeeally like my entry way. 
It's a lot more inviting, don't you think?:o)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day to you all! 
I hope to be back here soon. I've been taking a creative break for a bit. Have you missed me?;o)
I hope your day is extra special today!
Looking forward to our little family Valentines dinner after basketball practice tonight:o)
I'm really excited about digging into this yummy cake...with REAL buttuh cream icing...that's right, I said BUTTUH:o)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

We run this motha ...

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                                                                                        boots: zara,
                                                                                        pants: bershka,
                                                                                        shirt: thanks to Romwe (here),
                                                                                        blazer: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                        scarf: pashmina (bought in Turkey),
                                                                                        bow tie: VT (here),
                                                                                        gloves: terranova,
                                                                                        bag: mona,
                                                                                        watch: michael kors,
                                                                                        ph. Maja


When I got this lovely bow tie from my good friend who started making them for a pure pleasure, I instantly knew that I got to paired it with one of my favorite hats. Touch of olive with forever trending black, little bit of studs and gloves to spice things up!
What do you think? Bow tie as a good accessories for a woman or no?
Me likey! ;)



Monday, February 11, 2013

Ring The Alarm ...

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                                                                                      boots: thanks to Choies (here),
                                                                                      jeans: bershka,
                                                                                      sweater: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                      scarf: zara,
                                                                                      coat: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                      bag: thanks to Oasap (here),
                                                                                      watch: Michael Kors,
                                                                                      ph. Maja

Hello my lovely readers!
Sorry for not giving you any feedback last seven days, but I had tons of things to do on my list!
Luckily I'm back now, with couple of posts already in my drafts, which are ready to be published! ;)
One more snowy weekend is behind us, and I decided to make a combo with several new things which I got thanks to my lovely sponsors.
Do you like it?

p.s. regarding the Giveaway winner, it will be announced soon after a Chinese NY's holiday ends!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mornin' ....

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                                                                                       ph. via Pinterest board Mornings

You already know how much I love almost everything when it comes to food. But probably one of my favorite meals during the day, except sweets, is definitely breakfast. Because of that fact and the one that I simply adore great food photos, I started collecting one more board on the Pinterest, called Mornings (click Here).
Milk and cookies, fresh or toasted sandwiches, pancakes, omelet, veggies,  deliciousness on every corner! Can't stop myself!
What are are your breakfast favorites?