Weekend Jollies

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cheers to the last July weekend! I'm signing off a day earlier because my friend with her family flew in last night for a visit. So, we are planning to spend the next few days catching up and making the most of this gorgeous weather! Wishing everyone an amazing weekend, I'll see you all back here on Tuesday morning, but before you go, don't miss out on some of those awesome links below!

The only way to successfully declutter your home.

Have you ever noticed how we always seem to put off happiness?

Seeing red...

The truth about being an older mom...

The best ethical beauty products.

'We are overloaded with the urge to love and care for our pets, but totally incapable of separating that love into something that’s appropriate for an animal who doesn’t speak English...'

SO good!

New York, the world' most romantic city! Agree or disagree?

Eat and drink like an Icelander.

Making the most of summer's awkward social opportunities.

'This is a love letter to the woman who will incubate my baby.'

20 lunches you can meal prep on Sunday.

Mindblown by those super talented synchronized swimmers!

Goodbye, fungus gnats.

The modern girl's guide to being an all natural bad-ass:)

What France taught me about dinner parties.

Mermaid bowls, anyone?

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

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(Photo via Britta Nickel)

This Week's Gems

Isn't this dress gorgeous?...


Totally smitten with this Japanese Koinobori Carp windsock, you?...


Brilliant soap saver...

What a sweet scalloped tank!...

The snazziest minimalist sandals...

Hairpin perfection...


Beautiful bangles to sass-up your summer uniform...

Oh-so adorable!...

Those drop earrings look amazing with top knots and sun-kissed skin...


Ha, how clever is this branch magnetic knife rack?...

Pillow mist for a better night's sleep...


Definitely a keeper!...

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

P.S: Fancy more gems?

Tip: How to drink more water

Struggling to up your daily water intake? Do what I did, and download this genius (and free) app and let it annoy you all day long to drink more water. It's a true game-changer and it actually works for forgetful people, like myself :) Hope you'll try it!

P.S: Also, this and that.
P.P.S: Plus, did you know water is a family affair?

(Photos by Reading My Tea Leaves. App tip via Because I'm Addicted)

Summer Party Hairdo

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

If you happen to have a fancy dinner party, an elegant birthday bash or a wedding coming up, instead of wasting time (and your sanity) on an elaborate hairstyle for the occasion, opt for this easy-breezy summer approved do instead! It will keep you looking snazzy and cool throughout the whole day.

Isn't it pretty?

P.S: The 'it' summer uniform.
P.P.S: 'I let my husband dress me for a week'.

(Photos by Amelia Tatnall Lawrence via/for Paper & Stitch)

Books with a View

Carolyn is a British photographer who loves books, plants and has the most glorious window in her flat. She often snaps cool photos of that space and each time I spot it, I can't help but smile. Btw: I'm seriously considering getting rid of my bookshelf and flooding my living room with books and greenery. You?

P.S: Cook and coffee.
P.P.S: And, this.

(Photos by The Slow Traveler)

Pineapple Bowls

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Have you heard? Pineapple bowls are a huge summer trend and I like it! So, if you fancy adding a tropical touch to your meals, instead of serving your food on a plate, swap it for a carved-out pineapple instead! Here are six jazzy takes on those scrumptious bowls, starting with that pineapple smoothie bowl above...

Slow cooker jerk pork in a pineapple rice bowl...

Pineapple breakfast bowl...

Pineapple boat sorbet...

Pineapple salsa...

And Thai pineapple fried rice...

Any favouirtes?

P.S: Also, how to make a pineapple bowl...
P.P.S: And remember this?

(via My Modern Met. Photos by Kitchen ConfidanteHow Sweet EatsThe House That Lars BuiltIn Honor of DesignTone It Up and Cooking The Globe)

Therapeutic Body Oil

Speaking of self-care, a couple of months ago I made this therapeutic rose, lavender, chamomile and calendula infused body oil that has became my go-to evening treat to relax my body before bedtime. If you haven’t tried body oils yet, you’re truly missing out, so head over here to make one yourself too.

P.S: Yum!
P.P.S: Plus, a few wonderfully jazzy perfume oils for you to try!

(Photos by Jenni Kayne)

Home Tweak: Peg Rails

Monday, July 24, 2017

Have you noticed that simple peg rails are having a moment right now? They seem to be a staple of a well-designed, beautifully-organized and cozy home. Not to be mistaken, they've always been a part of many homes, but nowadays they're somewhat jazzier and niftier. Anyway, I've been thinking about getting one for our kitchen or bedroom. How awesome would it be to hang all the summer hats, straw baskets and breezy scarves on them? I'm a fan, you?

P.S: And this...
P.P.S: Have you tried those vases yet? They are beautiful!

(Photos by/via Country Raised City FoundThat Kind of WomanMy Scandinavian HomeRemodelistaCoco Lapine DesignJersey Ice Cream CoDreams and JeansKara Rosenlund and Vintage Whites)

In Knots

If you're bored of your everyday uniform, next time you're about to wear your go-to shirt, knot it in the waist to make it more summery and fun. You won't believe how sassy it will make you feel and look. Try it and let me know, deal?

P.S: Have you tried it yet?
P.P.S: Tons more fashion goodness this way...

(Photos by/via The EverygirlPosy WillowPaula ArgűellesUn-Fancy, PaulienCollage VintageThe Good WearDiane Gallo and Harpers Bazaar)
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