Party time

Both my girls have their birthdays in August (along with my husband, mom, cousin, nephew, father in law and there are name days and anniversaries too in August! It’s a celebration packed month!) but we’re usually away for vacation during that time. “A” turns 12 this year which also means she is finished with elementary … More Party time

Christmas bazaar

December is just around the corner which brings the culmination of the holiday season into focus. Store windows are decked with Christmas decorations, pastry shops fill the air with scents of seasonal sweets, the weather seems to catch up to its norm (in Athens/Greece the weather was uncharacteristically mild for November), radio stations have Christmas … More Christmas bazaar

Pinspired cards

Christmas crafting for me is always… for lack of better word, personal. Everything I make, I make it with somebody in mind. It’s not the case this time around. I was browsing Pinterest for new ideas and tho card making is not my forte I was mesmerized by designs, colours and versatility. I’ve found greeting cards … More Pinspired cards

Ali in Wonderland

Ali, as in AliMarie, a twitter-buddy turned friend (I have Tina to thank for that!)  who through reading and writing, endless conversations and support became another of my very very dear to me friends. Ali is from England –unfortunately never been there but it’s in my plans so brace yourself Ali, I will come! lol– and the … More Ali in Wonderland


It doesn’t look like it with the first glance, maybe not even with the second but when a classy lady needs a somewhat classy pen-holder a vase-like form comes to my mind. And when this classy lady is my friend (through love of the same book/movie characters and twitter), as always for my friends, I … More Pen-holder?

Gifts of gratitude

When you’re feeling down you can escape RL in many ways. For some any physical activity will release that pent-up stress that clouds the mind. For others anything art-related can bring solace like music either you’re “just” listening to it or actually writing or playing. In the same way reading or writing a book is a … More Gifts of gratitude