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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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Let's talk about magazines....

There are Magazines for all tastes ...
Magazine for the home, for the fashion, gossip magazines, cooking magazines, about fishing or science and many more ...

At each stage of my life I had different preferences. As a child I wanted magazines with cartoons, as a teenager I wanted magazines for teenagers(Fashion, music, movies), later I wanted magazines for fashion and style, and now all I want to read is magazines for decoration, for cooking, for crafts pretty much anything has to do with the housekeeping.

How much I love to sit comfortably on my couch and read my favourite magazines, drinkink my coffee or my tea!

My favourite magazine ever...
If you like your house to be featured in the magazine you can  email some snapshot of your house

 Another favourite.....

Real food is a Greek magazine about cooking and household

An old time classic I just love it...

What is your favourite magazine and your favourite place to read it?

Smiles Maria

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday song party 28/11 - Marios Frangoulis Nights in white satin....

What can I say for Mario Frangoulis!!!
A great artist! A great man! Marios Frangoulis,  one of the world's top tenors!
 One of the best performances for this song! "Nights in white satin". 
 This is the Italian version...
A duet with Justin Hayward
You are going to love it .....
Sit back and enjoy it....

Smiles Maria

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Friday, November 26, 2010

A new blogger friend and a great giveaway...

A new lady on the blog arrived...

Her name is Fiona and like Natasha  from  said she is one of the most creative people she knows, If  you visit her blog you will find out your self  !

Fiona today she has a great giveaway !
The winner will receive this very brooch as well as two matching hair ties!

Welcome to the blog world!

Smiles Maria

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


It's been a while since my last post. It was a  long week. My son didn't go to school because he was sick. So many things to do at home and time....? Time was so limited!  I had to manage my time properly in order to catch everything.But that was not entirely possible, something had to be sacrificed so I sacrificed my blog!Anyway things now are back to normal.
 I'm in the process of decorating my house for Christmas.