Monday, April 29, 2013

Raspberry ...

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                                                                                                 shoes: mango,
                                                                                                 jeans: zara,
                                                                                                 t-shirt: stradivarius,
                                                                                                 blazer: thanks to sheinside (here),
                                                                                                 scarf: stradivarius,
                                                                                                 watch: michael kors,
                                                                                                 bracelet: pandora,
                                                                                                 bag: mona,
                                                                                                 sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                                 ph. Maja


As you probably noticed, I'm not having that much time for the blog lately but I will give my best to update this place at least two times per week. And I will stop b...ching about that fact, cause it want change it in the near future! ;)
This post was made three weeks ago, when it was still chilly, so I paired raspberry jeans with white blazer and printed scarf. Do you like it?
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Kisses



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Back to black ...

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                                                                                              shoes: bershka,
                                                                                              skirt: zara (here),
                                                                                              t-shirt: stradivarius,
                                                                                              bag: thanks to romwe (here),
                                                                                              trench coat: thanks to oasap (here),
                                                                                              sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                              watch: michael kors,
                                                                                              ph. Maja


Okay, let's try this option for shedule posts. If everything goes well, you will read it while I'm still at my work. :)
Lot's of new things are in the game, and time by time I will reveal them all.
You have been asking me a lot about business looks, and  this will be my version of that. Not typical at all, but that's me. :)
What do you think?



 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

If your status ain't hood ...

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                                                                                            boots: zara,
                                                                                            jeans: bershka,
                                                                                            shirt: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                            blazer: zara,
                                                                                            bag: mona,
                                                                                            sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                            watch: michael kors,
                                                                                            ph. Maja

Last week was pretty much hectic for me, so I couldn't manage to upload already prepared posts. I suppose that scheduling will be the only one solution for the upcoming days. Let's try it!
For this look I matched new stripped blouse with old ripped jeans, biker boots and girly blazer.
Do you like it?







Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Engagement Party

This past weekend, I had the honor of helping put together an engagement party for a very sweet friend's nephew. It wasn't supposed to be at her house originally, so when I got the call, we had to put all crafty gears into over drive.
I had her email me a few pictures of things she wanted to see at the party and ran with it.
I'll provide some of the details, but I'm going to let the pictures do most of the talking.
This little sign was at the base of the stairs as you walked up to the front porch. It's made of balsa wood. The sign was stained and hand painted with their names and the date of their wedding.

 In the front entrance, there was an heirloom Bible for guests to sign or highlight their favorite verse along with photos of the bride and groom when they were children.
The gift table
Aren't the flower arrangements beautiful? I love hydrangeas and blue mason jars...you can never go wrong with either of those:o)
There was additional seating outside.

 Here are the center pieces for the tables. Battery operated votives and tea lights were life savers for this outdoor affair.
This was the drink station. I thought it was pretty lucky that we share the same last initial...The mother of the groom made the little flags for the paper straws. I wish I had taken a closer shot of them. They were adorable. 

I had a lot of helpers in putting this together, and it wouldn't have happened without all of their help. 
I was so grateful to be apart of making this sweet little couple feel extra special and I wish them great joy and happiness in the years ahead! 






Monday, April 15, 2013

Wash, Rinse, Repeat-Free Bathroom Printables

Here are the bathroom printables I promised. I have wanted to use the old phrase from the back of a shampoo bottle "wash, rinse, repeat" for quite some time now, but I was waiting for the right fonts to come along. I have fallen in love with all of the chalkboard fonts available. I think they are so fun, and they look really cool. 
I found exactly what I was looking for at A Nest of Posies, and played around with the fonts until I got the prints just right. I am so excited with the results, and happy to share. They are set to print as a 5x7. 
To download each print, just click on the names below.


Enjoy:o)

To see the full bathroom reveal, click here

Partying Here:
Six Sister's Stuff



Do my thing ...

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                                                                                               boots: isabel marant,
                                                                                               pants: oviesse,
                                                                                               sweater: stradivarius,
                                                                                               bag: mona,
                                                                                               sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                               watch: michael kors,
                                                                                               bracelet: pandora,
                                                                                               ph. Maja


This weekend I manage to make several posts, so I can update you during the working days. And here we are: cropped pants, my favorite type of shoes ever and neon sweater were my choice for Sunday.
Do you like it?



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Get busy ...

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                                                                                              boots: zara,
                                                                                              pants: pull&bear,
                                                                                              shirt: stradivarius,
                                                                                              coat: zara,
                                                                                              sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                              watch: michael kors,
                                                                                              ring: thanks to oasap (here),
                                                                                              bag: michael kors,
                                                                                              ph. Maja

Last week I was more than busy with my regular job, so I couldn't manage to update blog or answer to your emails and questions, which I'm hoping that I will be able to do till the end of Sunday. Just give me some time! :)
Today, I decided to share this look made couple weeks ago. Ankle boots, coat over the shoulders and a new bag were my choice for that day.
Do you like it? :)


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Cottage Style Kids' Bathroom

Last Saturday, while the hubs was hard at work in the backyard, I was wasting the day away indoors. It dawned on me that I have started SEVERAL projects over the last few months, and haven't finished ANY of them. 
I decided that since hubs was working so hard, I probably should get with it, and do something myself:o) So, I finally finished the kids' bathroom.
Our kids' wipe their little paws all over the walls, and leave the paw prints behind. We needed a solution where we wouldn't be using a Magic Eraser on our walls every other day.
I had noticed a lot of magazines using horizontal boards as a wall treatment, and I knew that would be the perfect solution to our dilemma. 
I happened to be in Lowes one day, and these boards were marked down significantly...and in my van they went!
 I have gotten the hubs do so many wood working projects over the last 10 years, that he has gotten really proficient at it;o) Mad skills I tell ya.
He's not a fan of miter cuts, but he did a fantastic job in this bathroom!
There is a lot of storage space in this Jack and Jill bath. This closet was only holding towels, so I decided to make it into a little nook for taking shoes off. 
 It was full of wire shelving, so we had to rip those out and patch a lot of holes. I really like how cute it turned out. The fabric for the seat cushion and curtain came from Hobby Lobby. The basket was a Marshall's purchase.

I found this cute little hook at Hobby Lobby. They were 50% off this week, so it was around $4. This is where the kids hang their towel while taking a shower. Notice that awesome mitered corner?...mad skills..I'm telling ya, mad skills;o)

 I spray painted this coat rack a metallic silver, and now it serves as a towel rack.
The art work is something I came up with. I'll share how I did it in my next post, so stay tuned!
I'm so glad to be able to check this bathroom off the list. Now to finish S.R.'s quilt, and the playroom!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Whole Wheat Cheeseburger Pie with Bacon

Since we are on this health kick, I have been using whole wheat flour instead of white flour. It wasn't easy at first, but there are actually some really tasty recipes out there using whole wheat. S.R. calls it the "brown flour," and turns her nose up at it every time I use it. The funny thing is, she gobbles it right up:o)
I was looking for something different to do with hamburger meat over the weekend, and remembered a recipe off of the Bisquick box, Cheeseburger Pie. I wondered to myself if it would be as good using whole wheat. 
I felt it was worth a try, and put my math skills to the test...trying to figure out the correct ratios and ingredients, and came up with a recipe that was a crowd pleaser :o)

Cheeseburger Pie with Bacon
Adapted from the Bisquick Recipe

1 lb of ground beef
1 small onion, chopped finely
2 T butter
1/2 ts salt
1/8 ts ground black pepper
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
2 eggs
1 c milk
1/2 c whole wheat flour
3/4 ts baking powder
1/4 ts salt
2 T cold butter
3 slices of cooked bacon crumbled

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare pie plate. I use butter to create a non-stick surface. Not a real fan of non-stick spray. In a skillet on medium high heat, melt 2 T of butter. Cook onion until it is translucent. Add ground beef, salt, and pepper. Cook until browned. While meat is cooking, use a pastry blender to blend cold butter into the flour, baking powder, and salt. The mixture should look like small peas when you are finished. Whisk in eggs, milk, and cheese. Once the meat is cooked all the way through, drain off any grease. Place meat mixture in pie plate first. Then pour the cheese batter over the meat mixture. Lastly sprinkle the cooked bacon on top. Place pie plate on a shallow baking sheet to catch any drippings. Bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.

This was a delicious meal, and very filling. I'm so glad that I was able to use the whole wheat flour in this recipe! Another step in the right direction:o) 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Paris instagram guide: #PFW ...

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                                                                                           ph. via instagram (@vanjaam, @jelenakarakas)


Getting around a Paris during the fashion week madness is really incredible experience! Barbara Bui, Manish Arora, Cedric Charlier, Alexis Mabille, Marc Cross, Roi et moi are just some of the names in fashion which we have seen on the runways. Besides that, we also crashed at H&M party with Sonja Kovacs (editor in chief of Elle Serbia) and had amazing night!
Because of the #pfw , fashionable people are everywhere, and you never know who you'll meet! At our gorgeous hotel the Westin Paris - Vendome we run into one of my dearest girls Aimme Song and her lovely sister, but we also had chance to met super star Ashley Olsen, cute Garance Doré and Scott Schuman and as cherry on top, we met my all time favorite miss Caroline
So if you ask me what is the most important thing during the #pfw, I will say: Hotel! If you are at the right position, a few steps from the shows, or short taxi rides, if you are near all the fashion craziness you will feel like you are a true part of it, and you will love it!
At the end there are no words that can described better than photos, so I'm leaving you to catch the vibe!
Good night!