see you soon,
Hello everybody! I hope you had a beautiful weekend. We spent ours spring cleaning, you see it's Easter week here in Greece and we want everything to be fresh and clean for the Big Day...Such a rejuvenating season! Inside and outside! I wish I had more time for my blog, but it' s crazy around here! Anyway I spared some time this morning to write these wonderful notes and links from around the "blogosphere" for you, as I do every Monday... Enjoy them!
~ Sparkling new come and get fit video from blogilates! Love it! It's kiiiiiilling me!!.. Actually killing my fat and sparkling me!!!
~ Very interesting apartment... interesting pieces and ideas for my home, although I redecorated recently...
~ We spring cleaned our porches this weekend and I just can't stop thinking of this marvellous outdoor living space since then...
~ Springtime, outgoing time... bring some fresh air in your car with these easy to make car air fresheners
~Healthy eating: 3 Busy Girl Lunches. Don't they look delicious? And do you remember 3 Busy Girl Breakfasts from last week's links? Great, too!
~ The perfect bite: lemon bars!
~ Taylor Sterling and her blog Sterling Style were of my first loves when I explored and discovered the wonderful world of blogs...Glitter guide, her new and... shiny blog automatically became a new addiction of mine... And look at her now in one of the most famous fashion magazines worldwide, Elle magazine! I'm so, sooo happy... and proud of her... and me(!!!) discovering her in my very first steps... isn't she fabulous??!!!!
~ I can't wait for the cinematic event of the summer: the "Great Gatsby", at cinemas from May 10th
see you soon,
Hello everybody! I hope you're all just fine... Personally I'm so thrilled that summer is almost here and I really want to enjoy those late spring days, when it's not too cold but chilly and not too hot but warm enough to wear those wonderful, light spring clothes in open colours... what's not to adore in this amazing season! And as always the question to ask is "what am I wearing now?". Once again Polyvore saved my day with these easy, casual outfits anyone can wear in a moment!
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Wish you all a lovely evening, see you soon
love you, xoxo Elena
It's been a strange, rather difficult week with lots of "ups" and downs", followed by a very emotionally charged weekend. We had our dearest aunt's 40 days memorial yesterday, I saw some relatives and old friends I haven't seen for years (some of them for many, many years...), I saw places from the past, too, I realized how some things change over the years , while some others remain the same for ever... years are really passing and it's really hard to say the last "goodbye" to people you've loved the most... but it's very, very important to show your love to them while they're still alive. That's all that matters. To love our people when they're here, with us. Endless memories and thoughts went through my mind these days... when you lose someone you love, you are not only saying "goodbye" to your beloved one, you're saying "goodbye" to a whole part of your life story as well... I don't know which one of the two hurts the most, but I always reach the same conclusion: to love and to live each moment of your life...
The last thing I wanted is to make you feel sad. Life is so beautiful, is just not always pink... Certain difficulties appear to each one of us, we just have to learn to get over them and stand on our feet again. Our beloved persons will always live in our hearts as long as we shall live, but life is going on and I'm 100% sure that "they" want us to live happily...
And as I use to do the last three Mondays now, I also have some lovely links here for you today. I hope you like it!
~ "Best blog post" prize: Daddy Where Are You?
~ Fitness: POP Pilates for Beginners - Total Body Workout (no more excuses...)
~ The perfect breakfast: 3 Busy Girl Breakfasts
~ The perfect snack: French Bread Pizza
~ Sweet delight: Dark Chocolate Mousse
~ Outfit love: Cold Front...
~ List love: 11 Ways to Improve Your Life
Have a lovely week,
Love you all,
God, it's been a tough week! With so many bad things happening around us, woldwide, you definetely can't feel very nice, even in the safety of your own home... Life is unpredictable, for each one of us. That's the only truth. So, we shouldn't worry so much, if we can't handle all these little everyday projects we may have planned.... Plans are made from us and we can change them, depending on our mood or unexpected events.... The point is to feel o.k. with youself, no matter what you're doing.
And this weekend I need to breathe a little, I really do! I have thousands of projects waiting for me and I feel bad about it, but when the bell rings in your head.... you must relax.... any way you like.
The simple things are the ones I love more...
...enjoy my morning coffee...
...and a slice of cake maybe...
...making dreams for better days to come...
...to take a walk with my best friend...
...daaaancing in the rain.....!
....yes, I' m daaaancing in the rain......
....I'm thankful of my ...followers (ha, ha!)....
...and I love them back...
...window shopping (..and a little shopping sometimes)...
...dating my man, ...like the old days....
...just to keep the flame sparkling...
....strolling in the nature...
....there is not limit to this one...
...thousands of magazines!...
...cooking for me and my beloved ones...
...sweets is my forte!...
...perhaps I'll bake this cake for the weekend...
...and this pie could be the perfect snack for TV time...
...or a picnic maybe...
...it'll depend on the weather...
...there is always pasta in my weekend!..
...an easy dinner is a must, with so much to do...
...and the perfect ending...
...mousse au chocolat...
Wish you all a happy, happy weekend!
See you on Monday.
Hello my friends! I'm writing my first post after redesigning my blog and it feels oooh sooo refreshing, just as if I had a new blog!! A long time now I've been searching for something light, "open", simple, yet elegant and a little glamourous, with lots of space to showcase the pictures and the videos I love so much....you see I' am a 100% visualiser! Yesterday, I found what I' ve been looking for, at last! I'm sooo happy! I hope you're going to love the new design too and you'll visit my "new" blog more often... ,however, I want to be in it all day long......!!!
So the sun came out, in my blog, in my heart and in real life on the sky... God, how much we need a little sun in our lives!
....it warms up our bodies and our souls....it brings joy and life everywhere...
I woke up with a head full of thoughts this morning...
I'll cook a soup today named "giouvarlakia" in Greek, it' delicious!
I need a cup of tea... and a biscotti. This one looks just fine! I have to learn to make it...
...and this bee sting cake would be great for Easter days...
A little of this and a little of that... I'm ready for a Spring party!
... tea party anyone?
I'm dreaming of throwing mine wearing these absolutely feminine dresses....
....will you join me?...
... wish you all a lovely evening,
Hello my friends! We're in the middle of April, but I still feel so cold.
The best way to fight it is some nice hot food! I think I'll make this three-cheese flatbread, I found at elephantine's.....
....that goes perfectly with this Herbed Pea "Sauce" from BA ... bon appetit... I already feel better!
I also have to dye my hair and I'm soooo bored to do it..., you see, it's kind of difficult to paint your own hair, but I don't intend to pay for something I can do myself, using the products I want...
I try to imagine my hair after dyeing, they'll look like this...
...well, that's kind of encouraging!
I rehearsed this oh sooo lovely playful dress last Saturday and I just can't take it out of my mind... it would be perfect for Easter day...!
And there's another little thing I can't get out of my mind, too... this wonderful diamond ring among other amazing and glamorous pieces from LI-LA-LO. Their diamond collection is great and their new collections just perfect! I want everything!
I also liked the following items from GANT, I have to check them, too...
....and many, many spring clothes and accessories from more and more and Julia Bergovich...
...and I couldn't resist not showing to you these amazing summer dinnerware from ZARA home found here, here, here and the wonderful coral here. I loved them! I wish I had a summer house to host these cuties...
Actually ZARA home is a paradise for me... look at their dreamy catalogue and you'll understand...
Finally, I dyed my hair and I have to wash them now... wish you a lovely evening... love you all, xoxo Elena
Hello my lovely readers! I hope you all had a beautiful and relaxing weekend and you're back here to face a challenging and gorgeous week as well. I had the chance to enjoy lots of sea viewing this Saturday, captivating all that calm and energy sea is presenting to us so generous! I also enjoyed some lovely (and glamorous!) shopping in my beloved city named Thessaloniki with my sweet man... And Sunday was nice, too, with reading, croissants, coffee, lunch with father in law and a new wonderful show on TV "that face sounds familiar": funny and touching, I absolutely loved it! To contribute to your weekly wellbeing...I have some lovely links here for you, I hope you'll find interesting...
~ Fitness: 10-Minute Yoga for Happiness
~ Perfect style: Striped Shirts
~ Delicious: Skinny-strawberry-shortcake.
~ List love: 100 rules of dinner.
~ Sew love: Spring spruce up.
~ Dream villas: The GREEK VILLAS!
~ Magazine: Matchbook, April 2013
Have a nice week
love you all,
Hello my friends! I hope you all had a beautiful weekend followed by a fabulous week! It's been raining many days, here in Greece, but who really cares? Spring is coming! Let's be a little optimistic every now and then! I have some lovely links here for you which I believe they'll make your week a little brighter ...and sunnier! Have a fab week!
~ Cook strawberries, in season in April: strawberry jam.
~ Book: Celebrate, a year of British festivities for family and friends, by Pippa Middleton.
~Dream home: Alaina Kaczmarski’s Chicago Apartment Tour.
~ Organize: simplified closet.
~ Outfit: Duck paddle, by classy girls.
~ Fitness: New workout!!! The way we tone.
~ List love: 100 Ways to Have More Romance in Your Life.
~ Blog love: Elephantine
Many kisses, love you all,
With the first, shy sunbeams and the slightly warm weather my mind is running outdoors. I'm dreaming of lazy weekend mornings, long evenings with iced tea and refreshments and romantic nights, all that taking place at a beautiful porch... or, even better, a garden! My porch is green enough, with many plants and flowers, which my wonderful husband is taking care of. I'm so thankful! Yet, there is job to be done, if I want to reach the porch of my dreams...So, I'm searching! I have "big" plans(...he,he..)! I already have a wooden table and four wooden chairs which we bought when we were still living in rental, but the porch there was bigger, so they don't really fit now and here...and they were kind of expensive, too...
Anyway, last summer I discovered EMU outdoors furniture and it was love at first sight! I mean, it's exactly what my porch needs. Modern design with a classic touch, very beautiful and elegant, comfortable as well, light and 'airy", space saving....but not money saving...! A girl can dream...
Take a look and see what I mean. You can find these amazing pieces here and here
"Heaven", "Candilever", "Vera" and "Shallimar" collections are my favourite ones, however, having a look at their catalogues is worth every minute!
Have a nice weekend,
love you, xoxo Elena
I'm so happy! Finally, we saw the sun today, after many, many days and that is an instant spiritlifting, isn'it? The time also changed, which means many, many long and hopefully sunny days from now on. So, it's official, Spring is here !
I'm also very, very happy, because I have a big announcement to make: I have smell in my site, me first worldwide among a few others, like ...Google let's say!!! Isn't this amazing?!!! You my lovely readers can be the first people on the planet who can smell through your computer screen! Just touch your nose on the screen as close as possible and smell these wonderful spring flowers!
Come a little closer...
Happy April fool's day everyone.... and don't let anyone fool you...!!
I love you all, xoxo Elena
Welcome to Elena's blog! I'm Elena, I live in Greece and I created this blog because I want to share with you all the beautiful things life is giving to us from my point of view. Thank you so much for stopping by, love you all, xoxo, Elena
Blogs I love
Honey We're Home
What I Wore
Elements of style
Classy girls wear pearls
Note to self
This is glamorous
A cup of Jo
Brunch at Saks
Made by girl
The doctor's closet
La dolce vita
Hooked on houses
Opal design group
A diary of lovely
A thoughtful place
House of fifty
Cre8tive designs inc.
I heart organizing
Just a girl
Jylare smith photography
Name 5 things
The 36th avenue
How does she
Dot coms for moms
The confident mom
Dinner: a love story
Cannelle et vanille
Zsa Zsa bellagio
Castles crowns and cottages
Classy in the city
That inspirational girl
The simply luxurious life
Live the charmed life
Vogue and coffee
The art of lovely
Ooh la frou frou
Let's go shopping!
Russell and hazel
Lotus brands mall
Logona herbal hair