I wish…… I wish.

“I wish… I wish.” This is what I hear from my two older children. When I get catalogs from companies such as American Girl or One Step Ahead, I immediately hand them to my children and exclaim, “Look at what you got in the mail!” It’s fun. It’s also very fun to listen to what […]

Commanding Ceilings

I have a favorite cafe and it’s not exactly for its food and drinks. The design of the space and the ceilings are magnificent. The ceilings are built of dark wood beams with perfect craftsmanship. Gorgeous lamps hang from the ceiling that could be mistaken for paper mache. Commanding ceilings impress me and this is […]

Chic and Elegant Stationery

One day I went a little overboard on The Stationery Studio’s website and bought a lot of personalized paper. That site is addictive and I love it! Beautiful stationery and cards bring elegance to a simple “Hello”. When I get a note on fine paper, it feels more special. It’s fun to see a letter […]

Colorful Mondays {Buildings}

Ljubljana, Slovenia Adare, Ireland Krakow, Poland Budapest, Hungary Obidos, Portugal Even on a cloudy day, colorful architecture brings me joy.  Harbor towns in Scandinavia and Ireland have painted their homes for centuries so the fishermen could recognize their homes when returning from sea. Greek towns use colors to curb headaches from the shining sun combined […]

Fast and Easy Black Bean Soup

I am not a chef so that alone will prove that this is a very simple dish that anybody can make. It’s also very fast. With three little kids, I have to do a lot of things in a hurry and making meals is one of them. Another good note, is that it’s really a […]

I Left My Heart in Croatia

Above: Hvar The two photos above: Opatija The two photos above: Zagreb The four photos above: Dubrovnik Need I say more? Croatia is such a beautiful country. The water is clear and warm. The mountains are grand. The towns have such gorgeous, ancient architecture with winding little roads where you easily get lost. The capital […]

Cozy, Warm Fireplaces

It’s so cozy to sit back on a cold day and relax in front of the fire. All I need is to feel the warmth on my face. I’ve thought of putting the above fireplace in the master bedroom or in the breakfast nook. I already have two fireplaces in the house… do I need […]