Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fall Cozy Giveaway

...Ready??...Set... GO!!!!
It's time for a Giveaway!! I haven't done one in a long time!!!! I hope you will participate in many and spread the word for me... it would help my little business to be known around the world. :)

I'm giving away one of my favorite cozies.... the Pumpkin Spice cup cozy! I thought it would be a good way to celebrate and welcome Fall... what do you think? 

*Please, enter the giveaway in the "rafflecopter" below the picture*

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Indian Summer

Happy Fall everyone!!!
I found this beautiful picture online.. it reminds me of Colorado during the time of Fall. I love it!

And with the picture I want to share also a poem... I like the way it describes Fall. I hope you enjoy it too!


© Julie L. O'Connor
There's a crispness in the air that greets the morning sun, a feeling of anticipation, a new day has begun.
Harvest days are ending, winter is drawing near, yet in between is surely the most special time of year.
They call it Indian Summer, and it seems to fit the bill, for it's as if the Lord took a feathered brush and painted all the hills.

Now as I sit contented, atop of one of these, a book in hand to pass the time, the sound of a gentle breeze,
I can almost imagine an Indian child upon this mountaintop, looking down at the land of her forefathers, lost within her thoughts
For in every persons lifetime some heartache may occur, but on these hills in quiet solitude, God helps us to endure.

So I say that the eyes are a window, beauty is found within the soul, and upon the hills of Autumn, that are strewn with red and gold.

Source: Indian Summer Poem, Autumn 

xoxo to you all,

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cappuccino with Nutella ~recipe

Yesss!! The title is right!! Have you ever tried coffee with nutella?? The first time for me was last July in Brazil. Me and my husband stopped in a café and that's what I ordered.... right away!! It's useless to say that it was de-li-cioussss... The inside of the cup was completely spread with Nutella, the coffee and milk was hot and covered with a big cloud of sweet whipping cream! I remember I was so tired that day... I really needed that treat!
When I came home I tried my own version... I didn't have whipping cream that day.. so I simply made a Cappuccino {coffee and milk with a luscious foam on top} with Nutella.

All you need is:

  • Espresso Coffee
  • Milk
  • Nutella
  • Sugar
  • (+ whipping cream, as you desire)

Spread a layer of Nutella inside your mug, or coffee cup, letting it gently overflow. In the meantime make the espresso, sweeten it the way you like, warm up the milk and foam it {you can use THIS type of frother}.  Pour the coffee followed by the milk in your cup....and voila'!!!! Enjoy your treat!! And remember to have a spoon with you to "clean up" your cup from the remains of melted Nutella...

 my Cappuccino version...
from the Brazilian café.... isn't it to die for????? :)
Have a great Sunday!!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Typewriter & necklace GiveAway!!

It was yesterday when I was speaking to my son about typewriters... he was asking me about how they work, how can they print the letters on the paper, how hard you need to push the buttons... I was able to explain every detail, as I used to have one when I was younger. I remember changing the ink tape, sometimes a fancier one that could also type in red! He was fascinated by my story... a little 9 year-old who has only known computers keyboards that don't need any ink to type and that are so easy to use.
Well, this morning I was happy and surprised to see this Giveaway going on at . She's giving away one of her beautiful necklaces {if you are not familiar with her work you MUST check out her shop!!} AND a vintage typewriter!!!! I just entered to win... and I really hope I do, so I could show my son that typewriters are REAL!! :)
lisa's adorable necklace
the typewriter!!
Are you a fan of vintage things?? If you are as romantic and sentimental as me... you should enter the giveaway!! Follow her instructions HERE .

Thursday, September 5, 2013

弁当 ... {Bento} ~ Feature Post

No... I don't study Japanese and I probably never will. I think it's nice to explore different cultures..
I was recently inspired by a super cute etsy shop I discovered via instagram. It's called BentoAday.. it sells adorable little lunch boxes {=bento}, together with little forks, tiny sauce bottles, everything you need to make a school lunch incredibly cute!
I read on wikipedia that Japanese housewives often spend time and energy on a carefully prepared lunch box for their spouse, child, or themselves. Many American women do the same! Especially during time of school... this type of lunch boxes would make me excited to prepare a lunch for my children and I know that they would be excited to eat it!! It's really something I want to buy... it's on my wish-list {I need to make some money and sell something from my shop first!}. Just go take a look and you will fall in love with the cuteness sold by April Crosier in her BentoADay shop!!
set of two pink strawberry bento boxes
multi animal sauce bottles
panda plastic food picks
..and there's many many more things...!!!
Here's a few cute images of bento box lunches I found online:
Some are just amazing!!!!! So.. what are you waiting for? Visit her shop and get inspired!! :)
You can now follow me on INSTAGRAM!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Days are passing like a lightning, between school, daily chores, meetings... I haven't yet found much time to work on my SHOP as much as I would like to. It has been closed for the whole summer, as I was away from home and I had no internet connection {a little difficult to be able to communicate with the rest of the world nowadays...}. I'm trying to add new items.. I'm in love with ruffles right now! It's actually the very first thing I learned how to sew with my sewing machine. When I first bought it I had no clue how to use it, I invited over a good friend mine {who is an incredible seamstress} and while showing me all the different buttons to click and turn, she decided to teach me how to make ruffles. It remained stuck in my head since then! I think of her now while making this new kind of pouch: the Ruffled Pouch! :)
What do you think? It's colorful and also very soft, as I layered the fabric with fleece. I like how puffy it feels at the touch! My plan is to make more, with different color fabrics... soon soon!

Well, I hope you are enjoying your week as much as I am. Until next time...