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Sunday, 29 December 2013

I Love Stationery - Kikki K.

There is something close-to-magical about holding a brand new notepad or diary in hands. All the white pages that still need to be filled with something important, funny, or just doodled all over for a short amusement. And then you can place stickers on them, or maybe use a cute stamp, add a sticky note not to forget about something important (or even not that important :).

I just love stationery. Cute and pretty stationery makes it easier to work on something you don't like that much and it helps (at least me) to be more organized, because it is sooo nice to plan things when I have a pretty planner in my hands. 

Walking into a shop with notepads, pens, stickers, stamps and stationery in general (and I have the same with fabrics and haberdashery (like buttons, ribbons, embroidery threads...)) is like a candy shop for kids. I would like to have it aaaaall :). 

This is also why I love Kikki K. If you don't know it, it is a Swedish stationery (and some other nice stuff) online shop based in Australia (with worldwide shipping :) and this is a part of my haul from their website. 

I thing all of these things are from their Dreaming collection and I find the name to be very exact, because that's what comes to one's mind when seeing all the dreamy pastel colors and little birds, balloons and clouds.
 
I've got a large leather mint coloured planner, a sticker and gift tags book, a notepad with 240 pages in 40 designs, some gel pens, sticky notes and stamps (saying Happpy Birthday and For You on balloons).


So cute.


I still have a package from Kikki K. to be delivered. Unfortunately, because of a mistake of the post office, it was sent back to the sender (I was soo annyoed!), so now I must wait until it gets back to Australia, so that they can send it once again my way. There are a couple more lovely things coming (hopefully soon), so if you like stationery, come back for more eye candy in the (hopefully short) future!

Until next time :)!

Friday, 27 December 2013

Yum!

If you are a too lazy or a too busy person, who can't find the time to bake an elaborate piece of cake, this is the right recipe for you! It is so easy and quick, that it would be a shame not to try it out. 
You know what, this tastes so surprisingly good, that you should try it even if you do have the time and will to bake something much fancier than this :)!

This recipe is not mine. I saw it around the internet on a couple of blogs and I would mention them, if I could remember them. I always thought that it was a nice idea, but never got around to actually making it. Until now.

You only need chocolate and different candies. I used some jelly candies covered in sugar, Smarties, rum punch fondant bonbons and caramels. But you can use for example nuts or raisins as well. 

What you need to do, is to melt the chocolate in a water bath (or microwave). I used 300 grams of the Milka milk chocolate. When it is completely melted, spread it on a baking paper and sprinkle with all the candies you want. I cut the candies to get smaller pieces and I covered the chocolate almost completely, as you can see. Then, put it into the fridge, so that the chocolate can harden again and voila, you have the most delicious and quickest dessert possible. To tell you the truth, I wouldn't believe how GOOD this tastes, if I wouldn't have tried it. It looks so simple - just a piece of chocolate and a handful of candies. Nothing special, right? But I had a really hard time trying not to eat the whoooole chocolate at once and actually wait for the next day's daylight to take a couple of pictures. Sooo good.


And now go to melt some chocolate ;)!

Until next time!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Prague at Christmas time

I visited Prague for a couple of days and this is a very random picture documentation of our stay there. 

I plan to write (with a little bit more words than this time another post on what I've got there and be prepared for another dose of complete randomness ;).
Christmas tree (duh! :) at the Old Town Square
astronomical clock
at the Christmas market (with a not-that-much-local cup of Starbucks coffee)
a pony and a donkey  


a random building I felt like taking a picture of :)
globalization in practice -  a big chocolate macaron from the French patisserie Paul in Prague

Until next time :).

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Autumn Accessories - Black, Gold and Studded

I made no particular plans to bring new life into my Autumn (Fall) wardrobe, but as it usually happens, a couple of I-have-to-have-it pieces had found their way right into my closet. Accessories-wise, I was charmed by these three pieces and I think there is no explanation needed, when it's a matter of black, gold and studs.



This Mini Eyelet Mari Crossbody Bag was on my wishlist from the moment I first saw it on the Accessorize website. Black with gold eyelets. Check. Not huge, but can hold all the necessary stuff I need to carry around with me. Check. Can be held in a hand or worn as a crossbody. Check. Reduced from £49 to £35? Check, check, check, bought!

Topshop coat (from approx. two winters ago), H&M scarf, Accessorize bag, H&M ankle boots, H&M skinny jeans

I pretty much love this bag. Even though it's faux leather, it looks very authentic and the gold eyelets give it a touch of edginess.


The ankle boots are from H&M. I didn't know I wanted shoes like these until I spotted this pair :). Real leather, high, but easy to walk in (even though only for a couple of hours, then it might get a liiiittle bit uncomfortable). Still, worth every penny.


The H&M black leather studded gloves were a purchase of the moment and I just couldn't leave them in the store. The studs are pretty spike-y, so with gloves like these, I have to watch what I am doing with my hands, so that I don't wipe my from-the-cold-teary-eyes with the back of my hand :). But how can I not like a pair of black leather gloves with gold studs ;)?

That's it for today.

Until next time :).