Wednesday, May 18, 2011

" Where children sleep"


I just love this book!
I believe that if you can afford it you should buy it!
The simpliest way to see  the disparate differences in our world !

Smiles Maria

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Eurovision 2011

Hello everybody !
I'm back!

Yesterday was the Eurovision song contest for 2011!
Gongratulations to Azerbaijan for winning the first place!

My favourite Eurovision Song ever is My number one from Helena Paparizou

The winning song for 2011 Azerbaijan

and the Greek participation for 2011...

and my choice for 20111

I also liked the Italian song
Welcome back Italy we missed you!

Smiles Maria

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011


All my life I had a long last relationship with my perfumes! I am 33 years old and from the time I started wearing perfumes, about 20 years now, I have changed 3 perfumes! As a child I only remember a lemon cologne named MYRTO and then it was a vanilla perfume oil from Body shop:) 
First it was Acqua di Gio Pour Homme, from the age of 15years old until 19 years old

Then it was Dolce & Gabbana untill  the age of 24! An all time classic

and finally my last long " relationship"...
I just find it amazing...
I believe a woman should stay "faithful" to her perfume! It's part of our style!
Which is your favourite perfume? Do you have a  long lasting "relationship" with them?

Smiles Maria


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

"It's all about the way you do the things you do..." & Sunday Song Party

Did you celebrate the love yesterday?
I hope you had a great Valentine's Day! 

 love from my husband...

Love from my son...

And some of my favourite songs 

Song NO 1

Ναι, πες μου σε όλα ναι,
yes, tell me yes to everything
Όμορφα μάτια μπλε,
beautiful blue eyes
Και θα'ναι η βραδιά κομπλέ
and the night will be complete

Μη, μη το σκεφτείς στιγμή
don't, don't think about it not even a moment
Τέλος οι δισταγμοί
the hesitations are over
Πάμε στην κορυφή....
let's go to the top

Κι αν είσαι θάλασσα
and if you are sea
Εγώ σ' αγκάλιασα
i embraced you
Κι αν είσαι άνεμος
and if you are wind
Εγώ σε κράτησα
i kept you
Κι άμα το αύριο
and if tommorow
Είναι στο χέρι μου
is in my hand
Θα'σαι για πάντοτε
you will be for ever
Το καλοκαίρι μου..
my summer

Τί, πρέπει να κάνω τί,
what, i must do what
Μια κίνηση απλή
a simple move
kάνει το έργο να παιχτεί
makes the play to be performed

Πώς, θες να στο πω αλλιώς
how, do you want to say it differently
Πάμε ολοταχώς
let's go with full speed
Μέχρι να δούμε φως
till we see light

Κι αν είσαι θάλασσα
Εγώ σ' αγκάλιασα
Κι αν είσαι άνεμος
Εγώ σε κράτησα
Κι άμα το αύριο
Είναι στο χέρι μου
Θα'σαι για πάντοτε
Το καλοκαίρι μου
Το καλοκαίρι μου
Το καλοκαίρι μου

Δώσε μου ένα φιλί
give me one kiss
Ό,τι θυμάμαι
whatever i remember
Να το ξεχάσω
to forget
Και τ' όνομά μου μαζί
and along with my name
Και την παλιά μου ζωή
and my old life

Κι αν είσαι θάλασσα......

Song No 2

I'm not leaving
I will stay all night long in front of your door
I will stay all night long at your stairs
I will hug the stars
I will be whispering your name

I'm not leaving
no matter how much you want me to,I'm not leaving
even if winter and rain comes
the soul will be freezing at night
the sun will be burning in the morning

Forever I will stay, if you're asking
forever I will be here for you to look at me
forever,the body is here
the life is here

I will not leave unless we leave together
I'm not leaving
I will stay all night long in fromnt of your door
I will stay to hear you talk
I feel you laughing with friends
but I will be next to you wherever you go.

Forever I will stay, if you're asking
forever I will be here for you to look at me
forever,the body is here
the life is here
I will not leave unless we leave together
Song No 3
Toto hold the line! One of my favourite rock songs ever!!!

Smiles Maria

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Common Cold...

Since Christmas  my children have been sick one after the other! They both had Common cold ,  my son also had inflammation of the hip or otherwise referred to as   ymenitis  and on the top of thet all four of us had gastroenteritis and now my son has the flu  again!So I decided to give some practical advice for an easy recovery from the common cold! Advices that we all know!

  •  antipyretics (for children) for the  fever .
  •  Saline for stuffy nose (I prefer the one with the sea water)
  •  A lot of humidity in the room
  • Cool compresses (when the fever is high)
  • Vitamin C
  •  Many liquids such as juices (vitamin c), water and hot drinks for sore throats.
  • Light food such as soups!
  •  More comfortable breath by lifting the mattress of his or her bed!
  •  No heavy clothes. Protect from cold with only the essentials. When they are sweaty make sure to change their underwear.
  • A warm bath also helps to relax.
  • Finally a lot of love and hugs!
If the syptoms last more than three days we should ask our pediatrician! Well I call him from the first day:)!
I wish you all the best !:)

Smiles Maria :)

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

An unusual face cream...

Today I read an article on the websites  and  tlife  , which I found very interesting!
We all  use moisturizer and some of us and wrinkle cream. Do you know which wrinkle cream sells like crazy in UK?

"Baby bottom butter"

Yes a cream that was made for babies when they change their diapers!
 A cream that costs about 5 euro!
Someone find out that it can be used as a face cream also !!!
The news spread and know the "baby bottom butter" cream sales like crazy!

Well I think  will give it a try and I will ask from a friend in UK to send it to me! If I am not happy I will used for my babies! :)

Smiles Maria

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Days of joy & happiness...

Merry Christmas to all  of us!!!

Health and love for everyone!!!

Smiles Maria :)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A special day

Happy birthday my little princess !!!

Smiles Maria

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's all about the details....

Christmas on their way...
Christmas decorations...
Most of us have already decorated our houses!
Christmas trees, lights, festive garlands and many other decorative touches!
The difference, however, is made in the small details of decoration!
Small touches that remind us of Christmas and festive days!
It's all about the details!!!

Bowl with wooden balls and star lights

Oh Christmas tree!!!

 My children's bathroom...

Guest bathroom


My son's Christmas Card (Here in Greece we used to decorate ships instead of trees)

Entrance.... Welcome

Detail from my staircase

Little helper...

Star... on the top...

Train on it's way...
Oh Christmas tree!!!

 Smiles Maria

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A great giveaway at Design it chic

My blogger friends do you want a great gift for the Holidays?
 I am sure you want!
Visit Design it chic to meet a great lady Jocelyn . Jocelyn is giving an interview to introduces us to her Etsy shop "the trendy owl" ! She's making beautiful hair accessories for all ages.
She's also own a great blog!

Jocelyn she's offering for one lucky reader  of design it chic Design it chic this wonderful cluster flower  headband. Along with the headband she will be sending a mini stocking filled with peppermint kisses!

So hurry  to design it chic  for this great giveaway!

Smiles Maria

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday song party - 5/12/2010

Today is the last song party for this year so I decided to put two songs.

Christougenna (Christmas) by Despina Vandi .
This is a Christmas song! Despina Vandi is a big star here in Greece and this song is an old time classic.

This is not the official video clip. I used this because has subtitles. 


This is the official video clip.

The second song is a classic one.

Jingle Bells by Marios Frangoulis.
Just listen how fast he sings!

Merry Christmas Everybody

Panna cotta...


Today I will share with you one of my favorite  desert recipes!Panna cotta!
 An Italian desert wich is light and tasty. 
 A desert easy to prepare and with very few ingredients.
The perfect dessert to end a dinner.

Ingredients(For 5 to 6 people)

  • 300 gr low fat milk
  • 200 gr. cream
  • 12 gr.  gelatin leaves                
  • 65 gr. fine sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • strawberry syrop to garnish (or some other syrup of your choice)

  We put the milk and the sugar in a saucepan with medium heat. Stir until the sugar melts and when it is hot enough we add the gelatine leaves   (which first we have softened in cold water) and we stir until they melt. Then we add the cream and the vanilla extract and we stir for about a minute and a half.

Divide the mixture in bowls and put them in the refrigerator for 3 - 4 hours
We serve with the strawberry syrop!

Smiles Maria
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