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Flower Power

I love flowers. Every once in a while I stop at the flower stand on my way back from work and buy a bunch to liven up the apt. I feel like it adds an instant punch of life, color and fragrance. A couple days ago I got this goop newsletter and I loved it.  I like to put the flowers in whatever I have in hand: mason jars in different shapes and sizes, little glass bottles, glasses. I think that’s a way to highlight the beauty of the bouquet. In the end, less is more, right? Here are a few nice ideas I found around the web. xo!

Me encantan las flores. De vez en cuando paso por el puesto de flores cuando vuelvo del trabajo y traigo un ramito para alegrar la casa. Siento que es como un golpe instantáneo de vida, color y perfume. Hace unos días me llegó este newsletter de goop y me encantó. A mi me gusta poner las flores en lo primero que encuentro y tengo a mano: frascos de distintos tamaños, botellitas de vidrio, vasos. Me parece que así se resalta más la belleza del ramo. Al fin y al cabo, menos es más, no? Aquí van un par de ideas muy lindas que encontré por ahí. Besos!


My Mom’s Chocolate Cake / Torta de Chocolate de mi Mamá
 The roses Nico gave me after my last exam / Las rosas que me regaló Nico después de mi último examen
A llama wool blanket for snuggling by the fire / Una manta de llama para acurrucarse junto al fuego
 The humble bread painting given to me by Nico’s uncle for my 25th birthday / Pintura de un humilde pan que me regaló el tío de Nico para mi cumpleaños Nº 25

 Embroidery threads used to make friendship bracelets / Hilos de bordar usados para hacer pulseras de la amistad


Yep, I like taking pictures of nature in detail, even though I have this camera. Oh well, one day i’ll get a better one and take a photography course.


Pear flowers
The tiniest mushrooms

Thistle flower

Chive buds

Grouchy leaf

New Year’s Recap

Yeah, I know… The first month of 2011 is almost gone and I haven’t told you how I ended 2010. This year has started with lots of friends, family and projects, so I’ve been pretty busy lately.

Anyway, here are some pics…

Spent Christmas’ weekend chilling by the pool, reading The Picture of Dorian Gray

We went to my parents’ for New Year’s Eve. Here’s their backyard.

I made flower arrangements with white lilies and wild foliage

And I made the candle holders I was talking about in this post. My nieces and nephews helped me gather the sand.

* All pics taken by me. Excuse the poor lighting!


New Year

So… New Year’s coming, and I actually want 2010 to be over, finally! On friday Nico and I are going to his parents’ house in the country. This week it’s been more than 90º F everyday down here, so we can’t wait to get out of the concrete jungle and jump into the pool. I’m making Lemon Pie for dessert on Christmas Eve and we’re giving Nico’s 6 months old nephew a tiny “swimming pool” for himself (I can’t wait to see his face in there!). Hopefully, it will be a nice, quiet weekend outdoors.

On December 31st we’re going to my parents’, and I’m sure that won’t be quiet! We’re almost 20 people in my close family (my parents, sisters, nieces, nephews and brothers in law), plus some aunts, uncles and cousins with their children that are coming for the ocassion. As always, I’m in charge of the decorations, so I’ll show you the things that are inspiring me right now. I wanted a fresh, airy theme, and I thought green, white and gold would be a great combo. Oh! I already made some DIY candle holders with  glass jars and golden thread and I’ll be making mojitos to refresh everybody’s throats after a lot of chatting. I’ll show you the pictures next year! 😛

Well, that’s it, I guess I’ll be back to posting in 2011, as the next few days will involve a lot of office work, packing, last minute shopping and stuff.
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas, surrounded by friends, family, and whoever you love, and hope we all start the New Year with the right foot. Besos!!!!