Redefining happiness...

Monday, September 26, 2016

Does life get on top of you sometimes?

Uff, it's been a month of ups and downs, things that worked out great and thinks that failed miserably, tons of mishaps and buckets of laughter. During one of those somewhat failed days, when I was just about to start doubting myself, thinking that I'm doing it all wrong, I stumbled upon a quote that made it all better. Because life is not about perfection and smooth days with endless rainbows, it's about making the effort to redefine and reshape happiness, success and fulfillment in a way that works for us...

Here is the beautiful quote that cheered me up, hope it does the same for you:

'For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don’t enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are that you’re not going to be very happy. If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great new job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.'

P.S: The beauty of aging hands...
P.P.S: Plus, this sweet and clever little advice:)

(Quote by Andy Rooney via Jacqui Lewis. Photo by Freya Dowson)

Floral Pumpkin Twist



Speaking of fall, how about jazzing up your pumpkins this year with a floral design? Wow, I'm totally impressed by Lucy's creativity and skill. What a beautifully unique idea, don't you think?

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Plus, all things autumn goodness:)

(Photos by Craftberry Bush)

Giveaway Winner


Drum rolls, please! The winner of the SimaG Jewelry giveaway is Starla. Congrats!

P.S: Thank you all for playing.

Weekend Jollies.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cheers to the (official) first autumn weekend! Any fun plans? We're going for a dinner tonight to Balazs' favorite bistro, besides that, I've just finished reading Life from Scratch and I highly recommend it, if you're looking for a great weekend read. I'll see you back here on Monday morning, stay safe and have fun.

Wow, what a beautiful space...

Don't miss our sassy necklace GIVEAWAY this week!

Steph, I'm so happy for you :)

What should you choose: time or money?

Three generations of women who worry about their weight.

'The internet thinks I'm still pregnancy.'

Eliminating the notion of happily ever after...

On loneliness...

Made me teary...

How to pick the perfect house plant.

'Facing my fear...'

Ha!

Fancy dressing up your dining room this season?

Small victories worth celebrating :)

Stop saying 'I don't know' when you do know.

A must have new cookbook! Have you got one yet?

Mary on motherhood, life, style, love and marriage :)

All you need to know about mushrooms...

Stress makes food taste bad.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Five years ago today.
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago today.
- One year ago today.


P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on InstagramFacebook and even Pinterest.


(Photo by Kara Rosenlund)

This Week's Gems.


It's about time for a bit of coziness, don't you think?...

I just found my new pair of autumn shoes...

What a stunner!...

Mm, sounds like such a refreshing mix...

This bullet tie clip would make a fantastic gift!...

My  new favourite seasonal transition dress that you can easily wear with tights and a loose chunky cardigan...

Wow! Totally smitten with this geometric triangle necklace...

One of each, please...

With Halloween quickly approaching, those batty bat studs are a must!...

Pretty pretty planters...

A true gem for your living room wall...

Picture wearing a pair of jeans, a comfy white tee, a soft sweater and this long beaded tassel necklace - fall uniform perfection!...

Indeed :)...

Basket goodness...

The 'it' minimal and oh-so beautiful everyday earrings...

Must smell amazing...

The most adorable little tank, isn't it?...

Speaking of everyday accessories, this gold bar tube bracelet is on my wish list...

C'mon, wake up:)...

Love...

Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more gems?
P.P.S: Plus, don't miss the chance to win a beautiful necklace!

Autumn-Ready Loose Low Bun

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Fancy upgrading your low bun game this autumn? Try Erica's nifty tutorial that starts with a simple ponytail and ends with the most effortless and beautifully understated hairdo, ever. I'm such a fan!

P.S: Also, a tight low buna braided everyday bun and the awesome bun cuffs trend.
P.P.S: Don't miss our bar necklace GIVEAWAY this week!

(Photos by Jessica Attie, tutorial by Erica Rae for/via Camille Styles)

Simple Home: Fall Simmer Pot.




Simmer pots are my gem!

Since I work from home, I find that I'm more productive when my environment is wonderfully scented with all natural seasonal goodies. So since we're done with summer (pretty much), here is yet another incredibly soothing simmer pot combination that I've just discovered. Besides my usual go-to mix, this one is quickly becoming my new favourite.

It's made of half grated nutmeg, 5 cinnamon sticks, a dash of pumpkin pie or apple pie spice, a teaspoon of ground cloves (or more if you like), a bit of orange zest and 8 regular black tea bags (opened) - but honestly, you can use more or less of each spice, depending on your mood. To make it, just place all the ingredients into a small sauce pan with 3 cups of water and simmer throughout the day...

Plus, here are six more simmer pot combinations that you might want to try as well:
- the comforting early fall blend
- the classic apple-orange fall potpourri concoction
- the rainy autumn day mix
- the perfect Thanksgiving fusion
- the perfect Christmas combination
- the zesty late summer mixture

Are you ready for autumn? I definitely am:)

P.S: Speaking of autumn transitions...
P.P.S: And those adorable succulent potted pumpkins :)

(Photos, recipe and how-to by Kristin - Live Simply)
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