Tuesday, November 27, 2012

GIVEAWAY♥Cozy of your choice!!

While sipping a cup of hot, lemony, tasteful tea I invite you to participate in my very first Giveaway!! This time of year is when we like to be cozy near a warm fire-place, or just wrapped in a fluffy blanket with a cup of tea or hot-cocoa reading a good book. That's why I thought to make your cozy time cozier giving ONE of you a choice of ONE of my cup cozies! Do you like the idea? As soon as the giveaway is over, the winner will be contacted by me and will receive the prize for free! It could be for you or you could give it as a present this coming Christmas! ;) 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck and Baci,

Monday, November 26, 2012

this past week-end...

Hello Everyone!!!! 
I've disappeared for a couple of days..but I'm still here!! I've just been So BuSY! 
I want to share with you a few pictures of these past days.
First of all... my Thanksgiving TURKEY!!! It came out so delicious!!..well, actually DELISH, as Rachael Ray would say, 'cause I followed her fantastic recipe:
♥I love Rachael, I'm her big fan ♥

One of the things I love about my celebration of Thanksgiving is the games we play together after dinner. We forget about the messy table and play fun games! This year we played cards.. {innocent Italian games of course!} and Cranium!! Me and my husband were in the same team and we won big time!!! ;)
The next two pictures were taken last Saturday during a lovely road-trip to La Honda, CA. We went to visit my cousin and aunt.. more family time!! and beautiful landscapes....

I'm ready to go to bed now... but not before showing you the awesome pumpkin-pancakes I made for dinner! Husband and kids loved them!! I have to say, they are pretty great.. ;)

I wish you all Sweet Pumpkin Dreams...
Good Night!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Envelope~Bookmark DIY

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day!! Are you already cooking? I just found out I'm gonna have a few guests for dinner.. and the bad news is that my turkey is still almost completely frozen!!! I really hope it's ready tomorrow.. but why worry about that?? While the turkey sloooowly defrosts I decided to get crafty and make a few cute bookmarks with my kids. I found this easy tutorial on Pinterest, and I have recreated it for you. ;)
All you need is Envelopes, a pencil, colored paper, scissor and glue!

Draw a ♥ in the bottom corner of an envelope.

Cut it out.

Draw and decorate a ♥ on a piece of colored paper 
{you can also use some cute fabric or patterned paper}.

Cut the colored ♥ out and glue it on the envelope/heart/corner.. et voila'!! 
The envelope fits perfectly on the book page. Now you have a super cute bookmark!!
Super fun to make with the kids!!


Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Thanksgiving is almost here... just two more days.. I have to say that being Italian, this is not really my tradition, I'm also not too good at History, so I don't exactly know what happened between the Pilgrims and the Indians and why this is still such an important celebration after so many years... The only thing I know is that it's an occasion to give Thanks for what we have. 
For me it's a reminder of giving Thanks to God, because I know I should do it every.single.day. 
The Art Print that I picked is from FancyThatDesignHouse. It describes exactly what I feel:

  • GRATEFUL, for the Love God has for me. That I see how much He provides for me and my family everyday. We live in precariousness, yet we have everything.
  • THANKFUL, for my sweet little family. My husband and 4 children that surrounds me with love, and they are my daily opportunity to give my Life.
  • BLESSED, in every way.
I hope you all have a very blessed Thanksgiving Day and a beautiful time with your dear ones.


Sunday, November 18, 2012

LittleDearPrints Shop review & Coupon Code!!!

My dear Readers {or should I say DEER..? you'll see why}..
many of you might have noticed the new column on the side of my blog, showing you my Lovely Sponsors {I can't wait to have more!}. One of them is a sweet southern girl, her name is Dondi and she has an incredibly good taste for all that is cute and vintage. I love her shop Dondalees, I'm her customer and her big big fan. The pretty pastel colors will just force you to buy something! At least, that's what happens to me.. ♥
I want to introduce to you her NEW super lovely Shop: LittleDearPrints. This is what she has to say about it: 

"Opening this shop is a dream come true and a real peak inside my heart. It's full of all the things I love. Design is my passion and I can't get enough of all that's: sweet, nostalgic, vintage, retro and printed on paper. "

I want to show you a few of her cards and stationaries.. they are to die for! The vintage deer, the balloons, the hearts... I want them all!!! Just look....

So, what do you think? Are you in love like me?? Please go check out her SHOP ..there's much more to see!! And put it in your favorites because once you visit.. you'll want to go back!
Dondi is a big inspiration to me, her style, her simplicity and cuteness. She is so sweet and generous that is sharing with all of you a coupon code for 15% off your entire order! Just add the word SWEET at check-out!! She's the best!!! 
I hope you all take advantage and go shop right now!!!! :)
If you want to know more about Dondi, you can find her here:

Have a beautiful Sunday!!!!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Aqua Love

Aqua.. what a beautiful color! I'm waiting everyday for my Mr. Mail-Man to bring me some aqua colored yarn that I recently ordered online. I need it to make my "Ladybug in the Clouds" cozies. It's the yarn that I use the most! So, while waiting I decided to look for some beautiful and inspiring Aqua colored items on the web... let's see...
Nice shoes!

My husband would never wear this tie... but the color is just too pretty!
Aqua Blue Poly Skinny Tie

How about this lovely Wedding Favor box? it reminds me of Tiffany..

I love this brief-case!! Isn't it gorgeous?? Color and all.

Did you know you can change the color of your keyboard buttons??

Well.. I couldn't not post my Cozy! I can't wait to receive my yarn to make a load of these!

I think that's all for tonight! I just want to let you know that I added a new page in the blog.. I will start to Advertise!! I see that almost every blog does it and it's something I can do as well!
Check it out!

And now Farewell! Have a Sweet Night!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cozy Giveaway ♥

One of my favorite books is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It's such a beautiful novel, full of suspense, romance, drama... I think you should read it too!! 
Different movies were also made out of this story.. the one I'm watching right now {I'm super cozy in my bed on a rainy day...} is this one, the 1996 version:

Jane Eyre Movie Poster

I have it on DVD and I watched it so many times... I'm never tired of it and right now I'm in the mood of watching it... is it maybe because of the gloomy clouds outside? At the same time I'm crocheting my Ladybug on a Rainy Cloud COZY! Perfect Combination! :)

Oh! I almost forgot!... I'm in another wonderful giveaway!! Please go check out my Guest Post and Giveaway HERE!! I'm giving away this Coffee Cup Cozy:

Stay Cozy and Warm!!!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hair Pretty GIVEAWAY

I hope you all had a great long week-end!! Did you go anywhere fun? I stayed cozy at home working on one of my orders for one of the best customers ever!! ;) 
Today I just want to quickly share the opportunity to win a GORGEOUS hair-pretty from one of the best crafters I know!! The super fun and sweet Kristine from TheFoleyFam!! Did you know she has also an Etsy SHOP? Go check it out! Here's some of the pretties.....

I'm so happy I have 2 of her clips... but I want more!!!! :)
So please... enter her Giveaway HERE and show her some Love!!!

Good Luck!!!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Don't You Love Ornaments?

Hello everybody!! It's true that Christmas is little less than 2 months away.. but you can already smell it in the air! What do I mean? Well, Thanksgiving is going to be soon and I know that many people start decorating their homes and putting up the Christmas tree! Today I looked for cute ornaments on Etsy to share with you.. maybe you'll get inspired for some new type of decorations...

What about some cute little mushrooms? Handmade with felt....

Or the classic vintage ornaments.. I love these!! My Mom has exactly the same, still in the old box..

..some "cookie-style" little figurines... adorable!

For those who like vintage (like me)..there's some old wooden toys to hang on the tree...

These pretty wooden discs will give a rustic look to your tree...

I had to find some crocheted ornaments..of course!! These Christmas stars are beautiful!

I love the shabby-chic look of these Heart Ornaments..

And what about this little Tree made of fabric rosettes?..just gorgeous!

..and for the Gypsy inside of me.. I couldn't resist these colorful and original ones!!

Happy decorating!!! Please visit these shops...there's much more to find!!

Have a Blessed Beautiful Day!

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY still going on to win my Cozy!!! :)