9 Apr 2014

Tulips are out :)

which makes me happy everytime I look outside through the balcony door :) Happy Wednesday everyone!

4 Apr 2014

A little spring on my balcony

Today I made step one of decorating my balcony for the summer season; mainly I cleaned it (!) and planted some first flowers. It definitely is just a beginning - my balcony has a very unfortunate shape, it's really long and narrow and for now just the left corner is organized. But as it is still beginning of April, I am not worried about it.
Left corner of the balcony is next to the living room so now looking through the balcony door I can already see the flowers, which makes me very happy!

I would love to have a wider balcony but I know that even smallest one can be turned into spectacular space, have a look at some inspiration photos, from here
So no complaining, just keeping up work and buying more pots & flowers :)

27 Mar 2014

Why dishcloth shouldn't be fun?

Well, I don't know why, I just never saw any pretty one in my life before. They usually sell them in those ugly yellow and pink colors for some reason and I just never really gave it a thought.

And then yesterday my sister gave me these really cute ones from H&M Home. I saw it and I started to wonder why it never appeared to me that I need a matching dishcloth? Now I'm afraid there is no coming back after this discovery...

Here are some other cute ones from H&M, I love the giraffe!

26 Mar 2014

Lunch treatment

Do you like spinach?
I do! I like the baby spinach more than green salad or rucola leaves. And I love the combination of baby spinach, avocado and a blue cheese! Yummmmm!

Oh and if you try it, don't forget to add some lemon to the dressing - it will fit perfectly and will stop the avocado from going brown.

7 Feb 2014

Geometric tiles

If there is one thing I am the most happy about in my flat, is the geometric kitchen tiles which I still really like.

However, if I was to redo the flat from scratch, I would probably decide to go for pale one color kitchen wall and instead do even more of geometric tiles by putting them on the floor. Companies like Vives ceramica or Purpura are really making me want to have a new place to furnish!!

27 Dec 2013

New Years Eve themed craving

I would love to wear this lovely top from Missguided, for the New Year Eve party - doesn't  it look amazing?
Photos from here

15 Dec 2013

A little piece of Xmas decoration

I finally had a chance to go to the woods and find some branches to make this little decoration I was planning for, hope you like it :)

12 Dec 2013

Tiramisu muffins

Not too sweet, not too ordinary, just yummy! I will surely do them again soon!

Recipe from here:

For 10-12 muffins:
  • 110 g butter
  • 110 g  brown sugar
  • 110 g flower
  • half of tea spoon of baking powder
  • half of tea spoon of baking soda
  • 1 spoon of cacao
  • 2,5 tea spoons of instant coffee (in powder)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 spoon of Amaretto
All ingredients should be in room temperature. Flower, baking powder, soda and cacao put together in a bowl.
Whip the butter in the mixer until it becomes fluffy. Add sugar and keep mixing. Add both eggs, one by one, mixing until all ingredients combine. Add coffee and keep mixing.
To that, add all the dry ingredients that you prepared before and steer it with a spoon.
Put the dough into the muffin forms, bake 20-30 min in  180ºC.

The cream on top I did in other way than in the original recipe. I simply created same cream that I do for tiramisu dessert:
  • put 4 big spoons of mascarpone into a bowl
  •  mix it together with 1 egg yellow and some sugar (as per your taste)
  • whip one egg white separately, and when it becomes stiff, add it to the rest of the cream, steering delicately

20 Nov 2013

Statement piece

How do you like my new painting? 
Believe me, I know it is of considerable size but I could not resist it as I was hoping the colours will play really nicely with the rest of the room.

And how I experienced its considerable size is that I had to wait for it for over a month as no car in the family was big enough for the painting to fit!

12 Oct 2013

A day for a carrot cake

The recipe comes from here - the English version coming soon as they say on the website