Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy B♥Day my Love!

Yes!! Today is my husband's birthday! well as my Mom's {but unfortunately she lives far far away from me}.. We celebrated with a HUGE lunch all cooked by me and served by our children! They had so much fun serving their Dad, pretending to be at a restaurant called "Mami's Kitchen". They were wearing their aprons and napkin folded on their arm.. They even wrote a Menu describing all the courses. Of course I directed this whole thing, I had a lot of fun too..especially cooking! I just love to cook. I'll share with you the dessert... Profiteroles! Et voila'!! The Puffs came out gorgeous!.. I followed a recipe from Martha Stewart's web-site.. then I filled them with pastry cream (= crema pasticcera) and covered them with a delicious chocolate sauce. YUM!!!
I know my husband had a great day and a big smile on his face. :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Be My Valentine..

My vacation in Colorado is almost over. I will be back soon to sunny {but rainy at the same time} California. :)
While here I got inspired to create a new cozy for my shop.. for Valentine's Day, of course!!! It's the closest holiday, all the etsy shops and treasuries are already full of hearts and love themes.
I like this time of year, especially here in the States... not only because I'm a big fan of pink, red and hearts... In my country Valentine's Day is celebrated exclusively between boyfriend and girlfriend, while here everybody is involved! It's an occasion to show love and affection to the people close to you.. {am I right?}.. :)
I couldn't help but reading the history behind this day about Love. In Italy we call it "the Day of St. Valentine", it originally takes the name from a Saint who became a martyr in the ancient Rome. He was killed because he went against the Law by marrying christian couples. He gave his life for Love. So beautiful!
Well, to celebrate this feast I made a cute new item.. a Ladybug in Love cup cozy! I will share a picture with you, as well as a few other items among the many I like from different shops on etsy.

from the shop CreativePartyBanners

from gufobardo

from misala

from papernosh