Wonderful Wednesday! #1

Hi there everyone!
Again, sorry for not posting in a while. As you may have read, I’m really tired lately and I’m trying to focus my energy on getting better and going to the gym at least five times a week.

Even if I didn’t take time to write any article, I still had some energy to browse the internet and I saw a few blogs talking about the “100 days of happiness” challenge (if you haven’t read about it, here’s the website). I don’t want to take pictures of every single thing that makes me happy but I do believe it’s important to be grateful in your life. In this spirit, I’m starting a new type of articles: Wonderful Wednesday! In these articles I will simply speak about something that made me happy and grateful about my life during the previous week and I do hope you will share with me your reasons to be grateful/happy.

This week, my life has been wonderful because I had the chance to spend quality time with my dog and my boyfriend. Also I had a lovely dinner with my friends on Saturday night for which I made the desserts, recipes will follow.

To end this post, a little picture of my dog in his Easter disguise. Now you can understand why he’s one of the reasons I’m happy and grateful to have him!

Easter Woola

How about you? What are you grateful for in your life at the moment? What makes you happy?

Musical obssession #1 – Dreams

Hi guys, how are you?
I hope you’ve been enjoying spring as much as I am enjoying it. Lately I’ve been resting a lot and watching a lot of TV shows and in one of them the song Dreams by Fleetwood Mac was played:

I’ve been obsessed with it since then, singing it in my head and all that stuff. You may have seen that I shared a cover of it a few days ago on my Facebook Page (feel free to join ;) ). For those of you who don’t follow me, here it is:

Wednesday evening I found this other cover that I also really like:

Last but not least, The Corrs’ cover of Dreams:

I really don’t know which one of those three version I prefer. I find they each have something special and everytime I listen to one of them, I’m back in the magic of the TV show where it was playing.

Which version do you like most? Do you also have this kind of musical obsession over a song? Do not hesitate to share your links with me, I love music! :)

Essie: Bikini so teeny!

Hi there!
I know I haven’t written a lot lately but I haven’t been feeling so great and I needed to sleep a lot which left me with little time to bake, craft or blog. Still, I wanted to add some fun to my look (which consists mainly of switching from night pajamas to day pajamas… haha!). I looked in my nail polish collection and chose this one from Essie’s summer 2012 limited edition: Bikini so teeny. It’s a light blue that reminds me a little of a cloudless sky and it has tiny white sparkles that you can’t really see on your fingers but you can see them in the bottle. This is how it looks after one coat of base and two coats of polish (no top coat):

Essie bikini so teeny

What do you think about Bikini so teeny? Is it a color that you would wear? What kind of nail polishes do you like?

DIY: Hydrangea Spring Wreath

Hello everyone!

As I mentioned in my previous article, the weather has been great here recently so we have been working a lot in garden (well, mostly my boyfriend as I have a sprained ankle) so I wanted the entrance of our house to reflect the spring flowers in our garden. While looking for some inspiration on Pinterest, I found something that I really liked and for which I wouldn’t need to buy a lot of stuff as I already had half of the needed supplies. Without further ado here is the wreath I made:

DIY Hydrangea Spring Wreath

To create this wreath you will need the following supplies:

Supplies Spring Wreath Hydrangea1. A styrofoam wreath - 2. About 100 extra-fine pin - 3. pink beads (or any other color, it’s up to you!) - 4. Fabric hydrangea flowers (also about 100 of them)

Instructions:
Separate the fabric flowers from their plastic support, it’s way faster to separate them all at the beginning than to do it while pinning them to the styrofoam. Pick a pin and pass it through one of your pink beads, add a flower, pin into the styrofoam wreath. Repeat until the wreath is completely covered in flowers. Tada! Your wreath is ready.
It took me about 1h30-2h but I wasn’t working on it full time as I was cooking and looking after the dog at the same time.

Here is how our entrance looks now:

DIY hydrangea spring wreath
I think the hydrangea wreath is a bit too high on the door and I don’t really like the color of the ribbon but it’s all I had at home so it’ll do until I find something better!

What do you think about this DIY? Do you also like to coordinate your decoration with the seasons? If you also want to find some inspiration for DIY wreaths, click here, it’s the article that inspired me :)