Dreaming about our future garden

One strong reason that made us start looking for a house with a yard was the love we both have for gardens. Yeah, that was a surprise for me too: realizing how much I love taking care of a garden, watching the plants grow and bloom. I am the one in love with flowers, small trees and herbs, Laurenţiu being the one who likes a lot growing vegetables.

so the P.E.R.F.E.C.T. match, right?

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Our yard doesn’t have a garden right now, cause we didn’t have time, energy and money left after our summer/fall house adventure, but, now, when the stress is almost gone and we are more relaxed, I can’t wait for spring to come, to start building and creating our garden…

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I must admit, I made already a project for our garden, and even the land piece is not huge, I know exactly how is going to look like: with jasmine plants and climbing roses, with a young apple tree (the love symbol) which is going to grow with us and our house, a fig tree i’m going to take from my parents’ yard, with stone and sand alleys, a traditional Transylvanian bread oven, a swing under a patch of vines we kept from the former owners and a tiny vegetable garden.

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We know already what we are getting into, cause we both have some experience with gardening. I started mine in my parents’ mini garden, and Laurentiu grew some organic vegetables in our balcony (in the apt we rented).

Ah and we’ll have in our garden a bird bath, some bird’s houses and plants for butterflies……

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Behind the scenes: 5 funny things you don’t wanna know about Alexandra, the “Dizzy Artist”

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1. No matter how early I wake up, I end up by getting late. I just can’t get on time

2. I usually forget home my house keys and mobile phone, or I lose my umbrella somewhere on my way between two points

3. I get angry when I’m hungry

4. It happened to wear thicker clothes on warm days and thin in colder days

5. I’m dangerous in supermarkets, cause I break, hit or destroy something……

The Before & After cat :D

Be careful how, when and with whom you are falling asleep, cause you might wake up with some “snowy” dots 😀 (or a tattoo in some cases).

PS. Sorry for the dotted picture quality. The light was not perfect as you can see it by yourself.

PPS. No cat was harmed during this decorating “procedure”. The “snow flakes” were not glued on Miaunel, just placed there for a funny picture.mitzi1mitzi2

The owners of a mini city (Christmas window decoration)

Who wouldn’t like to own a city? In love of the idea of being the same as a magnate, I’ve decided yesterday to create our very own city. Actually our own town. We can’t say, now, we will gain some nice money from taxes, cause our city has only 3 houses, but the pretty thing about them is that they all are in love with their hearts in the roof, so nobody “inside” hates us, the magnates :))))).

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The winter town has a tree, a pale of snow as background, a huge snow ball, and grew up on our window.

Yes, I’ve decided to change the windows decorations, by removing the fake snow and the blue lights (I didn’t like much), and by adding a mini town and some hanging silver globes on white and silver crepe paper. I can finally say I like how our windows look like.

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PS. The whole arrangement didn’t cost more than 5 euros (6,5 USD).

Spring in winter: Festive violet paper flower wreath

After the Christmas tree, now the entry door is in the row to receive the winter festive touch. OOOOkkkkkk. Being a person who love to do things the hard way, I’ve started 6 days ago, I think, to make my own paper flower wreath. Even I wanted it to be white and silver, now, when is finally ready it looks like the spring landed on our threshold (actually not yet, cause I’ve just finished doing it and is not fixed yet). Even I tried to make that violet wreath a little festive with the white and silver ribbon I guess, we can forget it on the door until summer and is not going to look outdated.

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To make it is not difficult at all and what you need is, beside patience, some thick crepe paper, a foam circle, scissors and a good glue. You can use every type of paper you like, even books or music sheets. They would make your wreath look in love….

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How to do it:

1. I used 3 layers of paper, cut in squares, then shaped as a circle (by cutting the corners).

2. I transformed the circle in a spiral (cut with the scissors), witch become, by rolling (from the exterior to the interior) and then gluing the base to keep the “petals” in place, a pretty rose, or any kind of flower you’d like to imagine.

3.   To make the wreath, I glued each rose on the circle and… that’s all.

Do you think the whole operation was as simple as that? Well, not quite, cause you have to “book” some afternoons and evenings for that pretty door you’re gonna have. Or wall, if you want to place it over your bed, for example.

A domestic goddess? Hmmm….Yes, please!

How does a domestic goddess look like? Hmmmm…let’s see. She is beautiful, good looking, is taking care of herself, she is sexy, not obsessed with cleaning, cooking and even she is perfectly capable of making some traditional chicken stew with polenta (and I’m sure she would make it deliciously) she is not cooking it. Not because she doesn’t like traditions, but because she is looking for more sophisticate tastes, ingredients and dishes.

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For this kind of goddess, the food is the same as magic, cause she knows this is a way (a pretty straight one) to the heart of all people around her, especially family.
A domestic goddess doesn’t stay in the kitchen all day long. Not at all. And she would never let herself go, to be swept in a 100% domestic universe.  
In a world where women are perfect to be…men, wear pants more than skirts and have no idea what femininity means, a domestic goddess who knows not how to cook an egg, but how to prepare a dish nobody tasted before, is like a sun ray in the world of darkness. Especially that she can look gorgeous while doing it :D.

Breakfast feeling: Grilled cheese sandwich

This is the simplest breakfast you would ever have. The simplest and the fastest, cause you’ll be done with it in less than 5 minutes. Most of all it has cheese, my favorite “ingredient” of all, and it’s tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty,tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty,tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty,tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty, tasty.

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Ok, ok I’ll stop 😀 and tell you….

2013-12-05 10.39.53What you need:

*sliced bread (your favorite)

*butter

*a soft cheese (I used brie cheese with chilli)

*1 table spoon of olive oil

*a lot of love

…and…

How to do it:

1. Put a pan on fire and when is heated add some drops of olive oil

2. Put butter on bread then, make a sandwich with the cheese

3. If you want some flavor put some sun dried tomatoes between the slices

4. Put the sandwich into the pan and press it with a spatula, on each sides, until the cheese starts to melt

5. (My bread slices were too thick to show you how a perfect grilled cheese sandwich would look like, but try it by yourself and you’ll see. Thinner slices are better :D)