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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