Wedding Cakes – the 5 best types!

wedding cakes

Of all the wedding preparations, wedding cakes tasting is the best! There are so many types of wedding cakes, each of them delicious!!! Which is your favorite and which one do you think we should have for our wedding? #1 Naked cake #2 Drip Cake #3 Traditional Cake #4 Upside Down cake #5 Creative And here is a wedding cake glossary from Love and Lavender if you are lost in icing 🙂 Wedding Cake Glossary Applique – A sugar paste this is rolled out into a design and applied to fondant icing. Beading – Beading is small pearl shapes that are piped...

Baby moon weekend in Marmaris

weekend in marmaris

My hubby took me on a babymoon weekend (a “babymoon” is like a honeymoon before the baby comes) to Marmaris, Turkey and it was one of the best weekends of my pregnancy! Marmaris is only 1 hour away from Rhodes (short trip, doctor approved 😉 ), it is on another country (another continent, really, so very interesting to visit!), you don’t have to take a long flight or wait in long lines in an airport (doctor double approved) and is a quiet (at least in spring, when we visited) coastal town with not many excitements, exactly as our lovely doctor...

5 Things I Want To Do Before the Baby Comes

to do before baby

and I don’t mean the Royal Baby 😉 1. Read a whole book in one weekend (or one day if the book is extra good) 2. Spring Clean my wardrobe! I need to get rid of all the winter darks and bring back happy, spring and summer colours! I’m sure it will improve my mood, too, as being 9 months pregnant doesn’t make you really excited for getting dressed in the morning… Have you done your spring cleaning yet? 3. Make our balcony beautiful! It will definitely be some time before E and I are ready for our first strolls...

Best morning routines – Για να ξυπνάτε καλύτερα το πρωί

morning routine

Ποιο είναι το μυστικό των bloggers που ορκίζονται ότι ξυπνάνε φρέσκιες και γεμάτες ενέργεια κάθε πρωί; Μια καλή και στοχευμένη morning routine φυσικά! “Μα έχω ήδη morning routine” θα σκεφτείτε… “Πλένομαι, ντύνομαι, λίγο μεικ-απ, καφεδάκι και έτοιμη”. Παρόλο που αυτά είναι τα βασικά για ένα καθημερινό πρωινό ξύπνημα, δεν παύει να είναι μια βαρετή ρουτίνα που κάνουμε ασυναίσθητα χωρίς να αφιερώνουμε, όπως λένε οι σύγχρονοι γκουρού της ευζωίας, λίγο χρόνο να βιώσουμε ουσιαστικά τη στιγμή.

3 simple ways to feel motivated

how to feel motivated

Do you ever feel like you would like to do so much but you just can’t find the energy and/or the motivation? You read about people who achieved so much and think “How did he/she do it? I want to succeed, too!” but end up feeling defeated and un-inspired? Well, it all begins in the mind. You just have to start thinking like the success you want to be and get in the mood for doing stuff towards your goal. Here are my 3 simple tips to wake up your inner #girlboss (or just #boss), feel motivated and get going!...

Γάμος από παραμύθι (ή από το Pinterest)

Γάμος από παραμύθι (ή από το Pinterest)

Οι λεπτομέρειες είναι που κάνουν τη διαφορά σχεδόν στα περισσότερα πράγματα και ιδίως σε… ένα γάμο και το internet είναι γεμάτο με υπέροχες ιδέες για έναν ιδιαίτερο, μοναδικό και αξέχαστο γάμο. Πώς συνδυάζονται όμως όλα αυτά που βλέπουμε στο Pinterest και πώς θα επιλέξετε τι από όλα ταιριάζει στο δικό σας concept? Eίναι απλό: Επιλέξτε ένα χρώμα και ένα στυλ που σας εκφράζει και αφήστε τη φαντασία και τη δημιουργικότητά σας ελεύθερη. Ακόμα και αν δεν πιάνουν τόσο τα χέρια σας, δείτε πώς με μικρές πινελιές, λίγο DIY και χωρίς πολλά χρήματα μπορείτε να δημιουργήσετε μια ατμόσφαιρα ρομαντική και σικ...

A DIY Pinterest wedding

diy pinterest wedding

Have I mentioned that we got married this summer in a very closed-circle town hall ceremony? Well, we did!!! And here’s how me, my friends and my mom decorated the wedding reception on a lovely sea-side location, as captured by my fairygodmother photographer, Sofia Petridena! I designed in Canva and printed cards to be tied with the table napkins. The place-cards were completely DIY: I did the “calligraphy” myself and glued lace and rose ribbon for some colour and texture. I also printed out activity cards for the children and ordered disposable cameras for them to play with until dinner....

Goodbye 2018 – Life Update

life update

It was a whirlwind of the year but I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world. Ι published my first planner!!! Demand was so high I did a secont print run within the first month! I’m so grateful for your support. This year I am planning a new, simpler planner, with more space for you to write on and a lot of motivational quotes to make you smile 🙂 Are you ready to see it? I said “Yes” to a new chapter in my life 🙂 Are you ready for some “Bridal Diaries”? Don’t be surprised if I post...

Get cozy! Best autumn home decor ideas

cozy home decor

Who doesn’t love getting cozy with a book or warm tea/coffee and shutting the world outside? Add a little rain, some relaxing music and you have everything you need for a perfect day at home! You can work, read, relax or plan, invite your favorite people or just stare at the fireplace (if you are lucky to have a fireplace). After all, home decor is all about atmosphere! Let’s see some of my favorite looks for autumn and winter (and where to find them)! Λατρεύω να φτιάχνω το σπίτι μου ανάλογα με την εποχή και τη διάθεση. Ειδικά το φθινόπωρο,...

Thanksgiving for non-Americans

Thanksgiving for non-Americans

We have all been addicted lately to celebrating days and concepts we were not always familiar with: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Day of the Dead, culture-specific celebrations who overcome boundaries and became almost international.  So what is Thanksgiving for people outside America? For us in Greece it probably (still) means nothing, I mean we do not celebrate it and some times we are not even aware of it. If you think that Canada, for example, celebrates it earlier, we even get confused about the dates 🙂 This year, however, I thought I’d host a dinner  with friends which I wall...

Weekend στο Μέτσοβο – μεθυστική φθινοπωρινή ομορφιά

μέτσοβο

Μπορεί να ζω σε  ένα από τα ομορφότερα νησιά της Μεσογείου (ε, ας υπερβάλουμε και λίγο) αλλά είμαι από τους πρώτους που θα πω ότι Ελλάδα δεν είναι μόνο τα νησιά! Η ηπειρωτική Ελλάδα έχει απίστευτες ομορφιές που αξίζει να ανακαλύψουμε – και είναι τόσο εύκολο! Ειδικά για όσους δε μένουν σε νησί, νοικιάζετε ένα αυτοκίνητο και επιλέγετε προορισμό (και playlist για το road trip σας!). Καταρράκτες, κρυμμένες λίμνες, κεδροδάση, θερμά λουτρά, απότομες χιονισμένες κορυφές είναι έτοιμες να σας μαγέψουν!