Amazing wedding cakes

               I don’t know why but I’ve always been fascinated by everything that has something to do with weddings. Not for the symbolism, or because I wanted very much to be a bride, but for all the decorations, the colors, the cookies and for all those little details that make a wedding unique.

               When I start looking up a certain thing about a wedding, I just can’t stop. I’m extremely excited about everything I find and I just lose track of time.

               You know that the wedding cake is also called the bride’s cake, so take extremely care when choosing it. It doesn’t matter if your guests are not pleased by the steak or the fish is not well cooked. If the cake is sensational, everything else will just fade away. When I think about a wedding, the first things that occur in my mind are the bride’s dress, hairstyle, and of course the cake.

               And because I know that some of you are future brides, today I decided to show you a selection of amazing wedding cakes.

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How do you propagate basil?

                What do you think I did the other day? I “stole” a basil twig from a friend’s harden. Well of course I asked him before that … or at least I told him. Of course it was probably easier to go to the supermarket and buy a bag of basil seeds, but doing it this way my basil will have a story behind it. And you know how much I love stories. Continue reading »

Best Billboard Music Awards 2015 outfits

           As you probably found out, Billboard Music Awards 2015 just took place in Las Vegas. At every event this big the red carpet is full of various outfits, some more inspired than others. And because I don’t like to trash other people’s choices, today I will show you which were this year’s Billboard Music Awards best outfits, in my opinion. 

  • Taylor Swift looked stunning in a Balmain overalls

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  • Lindsey Stirling, although wearing a pretty revealing dress, didn’t let go of her elegance

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  • Lily Aldridge also revealed her legs in a Balmain outfit, but keeping the top very simple and elegant

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  • Kendall Jenner looks amazing at all times, but this Balmain outfit stood out especially because of her relaxed attitude

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  • Jennifer Lopez revealed herself in a gorgeous Charbel Zoe dress that looks just like it’s part of her body

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  • Jennette McCurdy looked just like my favorite childhood mermaid

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  • Giuliana Rancic is and always will be my fashion icon and this Mugler outfit makes me adore her more

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                     Which one is your favorite outfit? If dreams come true, which one would you wear?

Kitchen gadgets

                 Although I try to be as organized as possible, unfortunately I gather all sorts of gadgets and accessories. It’s inevitable, I can’t help it! It’s in my DNA!
                And of course there are always little gadgets that I want to buy, but I got used to think twice before buying anything. Basically I wonder if it’s worth the investment, if I will use it at least 2 times a month. If the answer is yes, I buy it right away. If the answer is no, I reconsider it.
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What a real woman wants


                 Sometimes you men think you know what a woman wants. But most of the time you are terribly wrong. That’s because you have a completely different picture of what makes us happy.

                 A real woman needs to be spoiled. OFTEN. She needs to be told she’s beautiful; but even if she wants to hear a compliments when she wears a new dress, she is really happy when you tell her how gorgeous she is her pajamas, with her hair undone, no matter the time of day.

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                 A real woman needs to be appreciated. Maybe you don’t even realize how many things she does for you. Or how many things she does to look good for you. Everything that she needs in order to be happy is that you show her that you noticed all the little things that she does to make your life easier. More than likely some things you don’t even notice out of habit, but that doesn’t mean they do not exist.

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I am crazy about shoes, but not like this …

                  I think most women are crazy about shoes. Without the perfect shoes no outfit is complete. I love to walk around different stores in search of the perfect pair. Often I like some models, but they don’t really match anything I own. But I can’t feel good about myself until I buy them. Not always the shoes need to match the dress, but sometimes the dress should match the shoes.

                   Yes, I’m that crazy about shoes! But recently I came across a collection that is really … crazy! And not in the best way. I think the pictures speak for themselves and any comment of mine is superfluous. They are made by Masaya Kushino, a Japanese designer.

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How to create your own QR code

              Many of you may say that this post will not use you for anything. Allow me to disagree. Contrary to your expectations, you can create QR codes for anything: website, Facebook page, Twitter page, phone number or simple text.

              The first QR code that I created was at work when I created my business cards. Of course it already had on it all the details, but if you scan my business card’s QR codes my contact details will automatically open in your contact list. Thus, you could just click “Save” and all my contact information (name, phone, address, e-mail, fax) is saved in your address book.

              At first I thought this is not necessary just because I thought it was something extremely complicated. But other people more resourceful than I made my life easier. Now there are a lot of website that automatically create QR codes.

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Napkin rings for Christmas

               I always liked to have a nice arranged holiday table. But usually on Christmas my husband and I are always on the road, so I cannot set up the Christmas dinner table as I would like to. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a million ideas. Today I will present you some pictures of various napkin rings perfect for the Christmas dinner. Of course, you can use it also for New Year’s Eve table or for any other festive dinner.

                And yes, they are all made by me. In the upcoming days I will show you how to make your own. Until then, just try to imagine it yourselves. Put your imagination at work. And do not limit yourself at just what I did. Try to make your own napkin rings and the dinner arrangement will gain a wonderful festive air.

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                You can do it for yourself, but I’m sure some people will appreciate it if they will receive it as a gift (like me, for example). Which one do you want to learn first how to make?

Transform those big booze gift bags into small cute ones

                   A gift that never gets old is a bottle of wine (or Garonne, Campari, Martini – for the ladies). Of course I am not an exception. I often receive such gifts and I also give it to people who drink it.

                   Consequently in my house there is a drawer full with booze gift bags. Maybe you think I regift it when buying a bottle of wine for someone, but I always buy it in the last minute so I have no choice but to buy an new gift bag. And so the content of my drawer instead of shrinking it just gets bigger and bigger with each passing birthday.

                   This year I bought a few small gifts. You know: strong essences are kept in small containers. And I thought that than buying new gift bags, I can transform those old booze gift bags into smaller cute ones. Some may say that such a bag doesn’t cost more than a nickle, but why waste money when we have the perfect solution at home?

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DIY Christmas paper ornament

               As you’ve probably noticed, there’s very little time before Christmas. But I did noticed this too late, and therefore I  haven’t even started the preparations. So last week I went shopping for various tree decorations. Of course the supermarket was very crowded and don’t even get me started about the enormous prices they have during this time of the year.

               So I’ve decided that instead of buying new decorations I will use some from the last year and I will also make some new ones. You know, to make it a little different. And what cheaper material you know besides paper? I “visited” my childhood memories when I was using this material to create various masterpieces for school. Of course I photographed every step to show you how it’s done.

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DIY Pearl Bracelet

            Sorry I haven’t written for a while on this blog but I was very busy with a big project. Unfortunately, it’s not yet finished so I’ve decided to make a smaller one to keep you up to date with the latest projects I have in mind.

            This is a very simple tutorial that if you follow exactly you’ll get a gorgeous pearl bracelet that you can easily wear with any outfit.

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When you don’t have a solution … improvise

               It’s not that I want to brag, but sometimes the imagination just hits me in the head. This is just what happened a few months ago when I attended a wedding. I bought a gorgeous pink dress that I could not wait to wear. The picture does not show its whole splendor, but it stoled my heart as soon as I tried it on. The only problem was it had golden straps and a waist band with colored textile inserts (yellow, green, blue and white). This combination may seem odd at first, but the designers made a bold choice and finally achieved a great product. But this article is not about that.

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DIY Covered buttons

                I often need to embellish a project, be it a pillowcase, a blanket or a clothing item. One of my favorite methods is using buttons. These tiny and seemingly insignificant objects can give a splash of color and elegance to many things.

               Many times I was in a bit of a trouble because I have not found the right buttons. Yes, there are a lot of buttons in the market but I don’t have time to go out for hours looking for the perfect button. But one day I found the best solution: fabric covered buttons. It was a great idea and I could not explain to myself why I haven’t thought about it sooner.

               You can also purchase kits to make your own fabric covered buttons, but it costs around 13 lei / 6 buttons which seems too much. My method is as simple as using the kit, but muuuuuuuch cheaper.

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DIY The simplest tea box

               This year I received many gifts for my birthday. Among them was a gorgeous vintage jewelry box. But, unfortunately, I have so many jewelry boxes that its fate was to remain almost empty. Because I wanted to see it every day I found another use for it: a tea box.

                I am a big tea drinker and I always wanted a box where I can store my tea bags. Now I have found the best solution and I will show you how simple the whole process was.

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Places to see in Barcelona

             Recently I made a getaway in a beautiful European city: Barcelona. I felt great there just wandering the narrow streets and feeling like I don’t want to come back home.

             When a friend asked me how it was, what I visited and what I liked there, seeing that i was talking non-stop about it he suggested I write a post where anyone can see what you can visit in Barcelona. So I decided to follow his advice and to present a list of sights and personal recommendations.

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DIY Pearl necklace

               I don’t know if I ever told you, but I’m a big fan of the Two Broke Girls show. Simply the idea of two girls with completely different characters that can live together and even launch together their business seems like an inspiration to me.

               Surely everyone who watched at least one episode noticed the beautiful necklace that Caroline always wears. Of course I laid my eyes on it and I decided to made ​​one.

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What is a gourd?

             The other day I heard this question and I did not believe it: “What is a gourd?”. I was telling a friend about a future project and she stopped me with this question. I was appalled, actually I did not know what to answer her. The problem wasn’t that I did not know what it is, but I’m amazed that some people have not heard of gourds.

              Having lived several years in a campus and meet people from all over the country, I’ve heard various words that I did not know what they mean, but that’s because they were regionalisms. I did not know the term “gourd” is a regionalism …

              So I decided to share this information with everyone, I’m sure my friend is not the only one who never heard of this word.

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My first miniature garden

               Before I got started on my mini indoor garden, I spent a lot of time documenting about it. And not because it didn’t seemed an interesting project, but because I was so excited that I didn’t want to pass anything by. And of course, as the internet is full of all the information we want, this time it helped me tremendously. I even found some advice from people who have tried a project like this and have failed. You can learn from any experience and I can only be glad that those people  have decided to share their failure with us.

                So I chose to make a mini succulent garden. Besides the fact that there are a variety of succulents on the market, these plants have many benefits and are easy to maintain. 

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                So I started  conscientiously to work on it, I bought everything I needed and thus was born my first mini indoor garden. Because I wanted to be a simple one, I decided to accessorize it with just a few small, colorful and hand-made mushrooms.

                This mini garden can bring a touch of elegance, freshness and color in every corner of our lives: in the bedroom, in the living room or even in the office. They can be also a great gift idea for those special people in our lives: mother, grandmother, aunt, mother-in-law, etc. I definitely know who I’ll do my next mini garden for.

                What do you think about my mini project? I invite you all to try it.

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5 Easy to do recipe

                  I noticed around me, especially at my own person that I eat a lot in the city. We prefer to make a phone call, gather in the city and spend enormous amounts of money on food. Some do it out of convenience, but most of us have a permanent excuse: no time for cooking.

                  But my big question is: if you don’t have time for cooking, where do you find time to eat in the city?

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DIY Bottle pendant – a gift … long waited for

                I write this article with a delay of several weeks. I already said I became a lazy person lately, but I am trying to change.

                A good friend asked me a few months ago if i can make her a bottle pendant. Of course I had other things to do and I forgot. But reminding me that her birthday is coming soon, I decided that besides the present itself, I should make her the pendant she desired.

                Today when I looked through the phone, I found this picture and decided to teach you how to make this lovely bottle pendant.

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DIY Hair stick from a pencil

               Last weekend it was a friend’s birthday. We laughed, we danced and we had a great time. So great, that the host forgot she had a gorgeous hair style and decided to pin her ​​hair in a pencil.

               She was not the first person I saw doing this, and it seems a huge evidence of her creativity.

               Unfortunately I cannot pin my hair like that because mine is thin and slippery. But I decided to decorate several hair  sticks o because I think they make ingenious gifts. Continue reading »

About FIMO

                  To my surprise, not many people had heard of polymer clay. I won’t give you the definition of polymer because it’s very hard to explain, but all you need to know is that the commercial polymer clay, which is used in jewellery, it’s a paste-like play-doh. But this has something different from a normal dough: in certain conditions, it hardens until you get something like plastic consistency.

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I am too lazy

                   Yes, I admit, lately I transformed myself from the person willing to always create something in a totally different person who’s not in the mood for anything.

                   Maybe this is also because of me changing the workplace, but I should not find excuses.

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Meat cannelloni recipe

               Since the other day I taught you how to make a bechamel sauce, today I said I’ll show you a recipe that you can use it for.

              Because I found in the supermarket a cannelloni offer, I took this opportunity to invite you to the Italian cuisine, one of my husband’s favorites .

Ingredients
*2 x bechamel sauce made from the recipe here
*10 cannelloni
*300 gr chopped meat
*1 clove garlic
*1 onion
*parmesan
*salt
*pepper
*basil
*oil or butter

              If the bechamel sauce seems to be too hard, you can prepare it by the quantities of the previous post ( here). I love its taste, so I always double the amount.

              I usually use a mixture of pork and beef meat. Minced pork seemed too heavy to be consumed as such and the beef is not really to our liking, so we prefer to combine them.

              For those who have not used cannelloni before, these are tube shaped pasta. Although we will be bake this dish the cannelloni need to be boiled for 3-4 minutes to soften it a little.

[ Tip ] If you cook the cannelloni too long, they will soften and will not keep their shape.

              Chop the onion and the garlic and cook them in a little oil or butter. Add the minced meat and stir until it changes color. Season with salt, pepper and basil and then fill the cannelloni with this mixture.

              On the bottom of the pan put a thin layer of bechamel sauce, then place the cannelloni. If the don’t fit in your pot, do not worry. Just stack them in layers, making sure to pour bechamel sauce between them.

              Pour the remaining sauce over it and put the dish in the preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes.

              Then sprinkle parmesan and put it in the oven for another 5 minutes until it melts.

[ Tip ] You can put parmesan also in the composition, but because I use a double amount of bechamel sauce, I prefer this recipe.

              I hope I have opened your appetite for Italian cuisine.

              Enjoy your cannelloni with meat !

Bridesmaids gifts

            Finally you finished organizing your wedding. You have chosen the place, the flowers, the wedding favors, the dress, and worked out all the important details. And because they helped you unconditionally, now it’s your turn to show your gratitude to your bridesmaids by rewarding them with a little gift..

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Bechamel sauce recipe

  Today I will teach you how to quickly make a bechamel sauce. I know it sounds pretentious, but it is very simple to do. So simple that my husband has managed to do it, too.

Ingredients
*1 tablespoon of flour
*300 ml milk
*salt
*pepper
*1 tablespoon of butter

    Heat the milk with a little salt and a little pepper and then leave it aside. Many people don’t put the pepper in the beginning, but I like the flavor that it gives to the milk.

        Melt the butter in a pan, then add the flour and the milk. Mix constantly until thickened composition.

        And that’s it. Didn’t I tell you it’s very simple?

        Many people use bechamel sauce for lasagna, but you can try it for casseroles, meat pies, baked potatoes and even the classic macaroni and cheese.

DIY Pyramid box

               Before receiving a gift you always see the packaging. It can sometimes give yiu a clue to what it’s inside, at least about it sizes.

                Thinking about this, I have created especially for you a pyramid box. You cannot find something like this for sale so I assure you that it will be a splash.

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Materials needed
*the template you can download here:
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*cardboard paper
*scissors
*cord
*glue or double-sided tape

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               Cut out the pattern.

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               Bend it on the interior stripes and make a hole in each end of each side.

                Glue three sides on each other, and the fourth one left it unbound. This will be the “door” of the box.

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               Insert the cord through the 4 holes and your pyramid box is ready.

               Which one is your favorite?

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How to pass level 165 in Candy Crush Saga

              For some time I started playing Candy Crush Saga. Yes, I know it’s for kids. Yes, I know it’s stupid. But one day a friend of mine wrote on his blog a pamphlet about this game and he just made me curious.

              I never though about it as a hard game, but look at me now: I am stuck on level 165 for 2 weeks. To be fair, I haven’t played it so much lately, but I know how stressful it can be not being able to pass on to the next level.

              So I started thinking what to do. This level is 3 times harder than any other level we’ve been through so far

  • There are present all 6 colors of Candy Crush, not just 4 or 5 as before,
  • There are 4 chocolate factories that needs our attention,
  • We have to destroy 99 candies of one color  blue.

             I sat there and I played it and I kept on thinking how could I pass it. With every life I lose I found more tricks that help me. Now that I managed to pass on to the next level, I decided to share with you the moves that I think helped me a lot : 165 Continue reading »