Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Look of the day ...

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                                                                                             boots: isabel marant,
                                                                                             shorts: bershka,
                                                                                             blouse: zara,
                                                                                             belt: accessorize,
                                                                                             sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                             bracelet and watch: morellato,
                                                                                             ph. me

After I made a new board on the Pinterest, "Match me", I decided to make my own version of it on the blog too.:) It will be something that I already wore or that I planned for the upcoming days. It can be inspiration for you or reminder for me for the regular outfit posts.
What do you think about this one? Would you add something or not? Would you wear it? :)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Got to play it right ...

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                                                                                              sandals: zara,
                                                                                              jeans: bershka,
                                                                                              t-shirt: new yorker,
                                                                                              belt: mango,
                                                                                              bracelet: morellato,
                                                                                              watch: morellato,
                                                                                              ring: parfois,
                                                                                              sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                              ph. Maja

New favorite sandals, old but still good jeans and t-shirt with numbers were my choice for Monday. Do you like it?
I'm in the mood for some dancing, so press PLAY! ;)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fun ...

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                                                                                                ph. Slava Micic

Some of the Sundays look just like this: comfy shoes or in my case boots, bag on the shoulder, great company, tasty food and lots of laugh!
During the last weekend Jelena and I were with lovely and super talented girl Slava Micic (you gotta check her blog and instagram @slavamicic, you will love it too). We were showing her one part of Belgrade, new places, cafes and some old streets. While we were talking, Slava caught these moments and I wanted to share some of them with you (you can find more Here).  And they are damn good! I'm totally in love!
Someone said "give girl a camera or two and she will be happy" or this quote doesn't exist at all, but it's true!  ;)

Monday, July 22, 2013

What's In My Bag ...

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                                                                                              ph. me

In my previous non-blogger-chaotic-but-I-still-love-it life my bag would look like this. Perfectly organized, with so many things inside. Nowadays, I can barely do something beside the work, so my bags are in pretty mess.
And what I'm carrying lately, you can see on the photos. Tissues, wallet, documents, keys etc. are not photogenic so you will excuse them. :)
Shall we start:
1. the first and the most important thing is definitely the phone. Life without capturing every precious moment isn't interesting at all!
2. Hand fix - when my hands start crying because of the fact that I don't even spent one hand cream package for a whole year, I give them an instant scrub and moisture with this super set.
3. Red lipstic - if I were a girly girl, you would see me with sophisticated lips more often, but I love the fact that this matte color is in my bag.
4. Morellato - bracelet is definitely one of my favorite jewelry pieces lately, and I'm not wearing it in my bag, it's just on the photo to fulfill the place, usually I wear it on my hands. ;)
5. Raen sunglasses - to sleep while nobody can notice you.
6. Bourjois - loose powder to prevent the shiny face and last but not least
7. Duracell USB charger - which I got thanks to Duracell.  It comes as a super great help when you see that awful sign "battery low". For those who are constantly on the go it offers a convenient and affordable solution to charge your device on the go. And my favorite place to do that is in my bag, while I'm doing so many things during the day! It's compatible with smartphones and devices that have a micro or mini USB port and it can charge my smart camera too. Perfect for all the girls and boys who are madly in love with their gadgets and can't stand empty batteries. :) 
Soon I will show you updated post with my favorite make up and skin care products, Sunday in Belgrade (with lovely bloggers guest) and new outfit post! :)
 Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Handmade See Saw-Made by Me!

Guess what. 
I've been doing a little wood working...
and I'm totally digging it..
like a whole lot!
S.R. asked the hubs to build her a see saw the other day. 
I found the plans on Ana White's website, and after looking them over, I decided that I could make it....all by myself.
The hubs has been so hard at work on the half bath, I thought it would be one less thing for him to worry over, and I could try my hand at construction.
He cut all of the wood for me because pressure treated wood is so heavy. I needed his muscles to straighten the base a bit (the wood was warped) and to attach the see part of the saw(is that right??;o)), but other than that, I did it by myself. 
S.R. kept asking me if I was sure I knew what I was doing...I did because the instructions were so easy to follow. I plan on staining the wood to match the play set soon.
The kids LOVE their new toy. The neighbor kids LOVE the new toy. I LOVE that I made something that everyone LOVES! Now I'm ready to find something else to build...any suggestions?;o)
On a side note, I thought I would share the beautiful rainbow we had in our backyard the other day...I love moments like these when we can take a second to appreciate God's promises. 
I hope you all are having a great day. Try to stay cool in this heat!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Fresh Picked Flowers

I love fresh flowers. I picked these from our backyard. Aren't they pretty? I hope you're having a great day!
We're in the middle of a bathroom reno right now...tiny spaces make me cranky...so I think I'll just peruse Pinterest and look at my pretty flowers...that way I won't have to go paint;o)

Turn up the music II ...

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                                                                                       boots: zara,
                                                                                       shorts: bershka,
                                                                                       shirt: stradivarius,
                                                                                       shirt: thanks to sheinside,
                                                                                       sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                       watch: michael kors,
                                                                                       bracelets: accessorize,
                                                                                       rings: parfois, from turkey,
                                                                                       bag: V73
                                                                                       ph. Maja

Well, it was a hella shit week and that's the main reason for not giving you any update! Pardon my French, but girls needs to type these bad words somewhere occasionally!:) I manage to survive thanks to the weekend short trips and hanging out with my family and three fluffy angels. Batteries are charged to the one green line so here I'm again!
Boots and shorts, plaid shirt and lots of small jewelry pieces. Simple as that!
Do you like it?

p.s. thank you for your lovely comments  I will definitely continue with the recipes! :) Now I'm off to reply to all of your questions!

Friday, July 12, 2013

LEGO Table

I have been in major build mode this week. I have stepped away from the sewing machine, and have been trying my hand at power tools. I have had so much fun, and I LOVE that my husband keeps a well stocked garage:o)

I have had this table in the attic for about two years. I purchased it from a local yard sale page for $5. It was an awkward sort of table and very dated, but when inexpensive furniture presents itself to me, I buy immediately and ask questions later...it's not always the best approach, but my approach, nonetheless;o)
A couple of nights ago, we were all in the playroom building LEGO scenes, and that's when the idea struck me that E needed a LEGO table. 
And, so it was.
This was the before..a very dated, very drab piece of furniture.
 I used a jig saw to cut out the top....very LOUD, I might add...and, no I was not wearing any ear protection.
It was a hot and humid day, so the red spray paint didn't want to dry. I had to spray a coat, and then bring it inside between coats. My house smelled delightful...NOT! If you follow along on Facebook, you got to see what red over spray will do to blonde hair. I'm happy to report that Dawn dish washing liquid stripped the paint right out of my hair, thankfully!!
I found the LEGO plate at Target for $14.99.  The plate was attached to the base of the table with liquid nails, and trimmed out with quarter round.
I'm so happy with the end result, and so is E.
 Now it's the perfect little end table.
And if you're wondering...those are marker lines on the side of the couch...it's a playroom..anything goes, or so it would seem:o)

Participating here:
Lady Behind the Curtain
Crafty Confessions



Craft Dictator



Saturday, July 6, 2013

Chocolate mousse with raspberries ...

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                                                                                           ph. me

There is no better day to share with you my new favorite recipe than Saturday. You are still drunk from last night, and you need something to wake you up. And the best solution is to prepare the most delicious chocolate mousse ever! ;)
This chocolate mousse with raspberries is recipe from lovely Lorraine Pascale and you can find it HERE in English. I couldn't explain better than her in a million years! Its pretty much simple just follow her steps and you will have it on your table in less than 30 minutes!
Bon Appétit! 


Nakon duže pauze, rubrika sa receptima ponovo kreće! :)
Iako sam imala jaku želju da sve korake u pripremi ispratim i fotografijom, u jednom trenutku je postalo neizvodljivo jer je oduzimalo previše vremena. Veliki broj fotografija, njihov odabir, pravljenje kolaža, učinilo je da ova rubrika padne u neki deseti plan. Ali zbog velike ljubavi prema kuvanju i želje da i taj segment podelim sa vama, kao i vaših brojnih pitanja o tome, učinilo je ponovo "živom". :) 
Čokoladni mus sa malinama je prvi na listi, kao recept koji sam sa mamom spremala svakog vikenda proteklih mesec dana. Izvor: Lorraine Pascale.
Za svega 15-20 minuta dobićete neverovatno ukusan slatkiš, za koji verujem da ćete ga često pripremati. 
2dcl slatke pavlake
3 jaja
100gr. mlečne čokolade
100gr. čokolade za kuvanje
1 kašika kristal šećera
2 kašike šećera u prahu

U šerpu staviti slatku pavlaku i čokoladu da se rastopi na slabijoj temperaturi ( potrebno je oko 5 minuta).
Za to vreme, umutite belanca, kada dostigne srednju čvrstinu dodajte kašiku kristal šećera, mutiti dok belanca ne postanu sjajna, potom dodati kašiku šećera u prahu, mutiti, i neposredno pre kraja dodati i drugu kašiku šećera u prahu.
U rastopljenu smesu čokolade i slatke pavlake dodati jedno po jedno žumance, umutiti ručno (mutilicom, varjačom). 
Potom dodati umućena belanca, postepeno i laganim pokretima kako bi smesa ostala vazdušasta.
Sipati u činije, ostaviti da se ohladi. 
Neposredno pre služenja, na vrh dodati maline i šećer u prahu.

Prijatno! :)

p.s. pored malina, može se dodati i drugo voće po želji naravno, ako isprobate javite! :) 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Floral ...

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                                                                                           sandals: miss sixty,
                                                                                           pants: zara,
                                                                                           shirt: mango,
                                                                                           blazer: sheinside,
                                                                                           bag: michael kors,
                                                                                           sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                           bracelet: morellato (here),
                                                                                           watch: morellato (here),
                                                                                           ph. Masa

If you are following me on my favorite network Instagram (@vanjaam), you could see several photos with these floral pants, and today I wanted to share the whole look.
Despite the colorful print, they are easy to match. I wear them with ballet flats, sandals and high heels too. With simple shirts or blazers and I'm ready in a snap! ;) And this white, gorgeous watch came as cherry on top!
Do you like it?