Archive for July 2011

it's a blue thing

7.30.2011 · Posted in ,

Hi sweeties, how's your weekend going? Again, I'm sorry for the lack of post by my life's been hectic these past days and it will continue to be, but I hope to keep on track somehow... These to blue photos make me daydream of vacation, vacation in Greece... and that's exactly where they where shot, you can see more on BrightBazaar, that's if you didn't see them already, and in Red magazine.

Blackberry Pie

7.27.2011 · Posted in

...mouth watering...
I found this blackberry pie recipe on one of my favorite tumble blogs, Just be Splendid, and as soon as the weather cools a bit I'm gonna try it. I really hope it will look better than my raspberry tart:)

Blackberry Pie

  • 3 cups fresh blackberries, blueberries, or a mixture of both
  • 1 prepared round of pie dough
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sparkling sugar

Place the round of pie dough on a parchment lined baking sheet. Wash and dry the berries, then place them in a heap right in the center of your pie dough. Carefully fold the edges of the pie dough around the berries, pinching it together to keep the edges in place. Melt the butter and drizzle half of it over the berries. Whisk the egg white into the remaining bit of butter. With a basting brush, spread the butter/egg mixture all over the edges of the pie crust, then sprinkle with sparkling sugar.

Bake in an oven preheated to 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve piping hot with giant scoops of vanilla ice cream.

Color crush: purple delight

Hey sweeties, hope you're experiencing a great Monday! I needed a color infusion, and what else than the royal purple to brighten my mood. Purple has always been one of my favorite colors even though I don't use it so often, just now and then...

via livingetc, encoreminute & projectwedding

bits of my Saturday

7.23.2011 · Posted in ,

How's your weekend going sweeties? Mine quite fun, after a lovely reader of my fashion blog informed me of a sale at a local bookstore and I had to check it out, I got a couple of photography books but I'm gonna go back for more because the other ones I wanted were to heavy carry around town:)
Then lemonade, frappe's and a great time with friends!

farm living

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Greenhouse for early morning tea, sofa in the woods? Come on, this is beyond dreamy... I mean, I spent most of my childhood holidays in the country side,it wasn't actually a farm but there where lots of animals and I was so happy when I they installed me a swing, so imagine if I had an outdoor sofa:)

Decorated by Esther Dormer and Lisa Dagnal, you can check more pictures here!

white kitchen

7.12.2011 · Posted in ,

....beautiful white kitchen photographed by Julian Wass.

Looking for kitchen design ideas? You should definitively check out Rona Mag for contemporary and authentic kitchens!

If you go for a contemporary kitchen,  bright white cabinets, set off by a palette of pale blue and apple green, provide a crisp, fresh look. For an original touch, apply a band of blue paint continued onto the ceiling to echo the outline of the work counter. With its clean lines, blocks of drawers instead of the usual cabinets, and a large, well-lit work surface that doubles as a lunch counter, a modern kitchen combines cutting-edge style with efficient design.

If you pick an authentic style kitchen, a vast island is convivial and inviting, catering to the whole family with a cooking area, eating counter and ample storage. You should use open shelves  instead of cabinets to accentuate the room’s clean lines and modern character. Lighting should be provided for all the work surfaces, with pendant lamps over the island and recessed lights above the counters.

this and that

7.11.2011 · Posted in ,

I have a really big problem keeping up with my new schedule, or to say it better, my lack of schedule, that's why there are this posting gaps here. During school year it's easy, I know exactly when I have free time and try to make the best of it... now, when I have all this free time I procrastinate a lot and when I finally want to post, I must leave the house or do something else...story of my life...
That said I'm trying to be more organized and actually post every day, I know I say this weekly but this time I mean it! So, let's start the week with a delicious cappuccino and a fresh croissant.  

ps: today, the blog is six months old...