Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New blog in town!

Hi guys! Long time, no see... Non?

I'm terribly missing all the blogsphere action out there and all the unique and quirky bloggers I have met.
So, it's about time I gave you the good news:

New blog coming up - Stay tuned!


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Wish you all a Merry Christmas!
I have two days off - Time for some extra decorating!

...See you soon!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Keep Calm & Carry on!

 Hello everybody!! How are you?
Long time, no see!! But then... I do believe that to form a proper "relationship" it takes time and effort! I missed you all terribly, but that was one hell of a month (or two)!

I bought this skirt on discount (10 out of 45 euro) and made myself happy on October!

 And no... you're not seeing weird things - it's winter here in Greece. But since this is a post that basically sums up what I've being doing, I thought I'd add some old pics that never made it to the top! So.... my news:

  • Remember when I quit my job? It was pretty urgent that I should find another one. Bad news - that's not easy lately around here. I got really lucky when I bumped into someone I knew 5 years ago. We used to work together for another employer. The employer was not a good person (trust me). The guy quit and I made the employer fire me (that was a big victory - trust me again)! We appreciated each other because of that. As it turns out, the guy (his name is Panayiotis and I know you're getting confused by now), now runs a company of his own and he hired me!!! YAYAY (I've-got-a-great-job dance).
  • Here comes the hard part: I have to learn this new job (which is completely new to me). I'm a personal assistant to the boss and a security consultant for a big security company that we work with. We install security systems, cameras e.t.c. but our company is also involved with telecommunications and sound systems (I know... too many things to learn)!
Check out my modest bag (gift from my friend Elina)!
  • I had to go through mental tests (thank you friends, family and new boss for believing I'm gonna fail them....) and police check to get my license as a "security consultant".
Good thing I carried another bag at the doctor's office!!
  • I work with the boss and 8 more people. Four of them are girls. Everybody is nice with a good sense of humour and the ladies of the company love my jewellery!! 
  • I've made tons of jewellery that I either gave away or sold and never got any pictures.... (typical me)! Thank you Emma, Maria, Helen and Fofi for giving me your old, boring jewellery and the permission to be creative! 
Through the bathroom mirror: Getting ready for a bachelorette party!
  • I don't have enough time to be creative or blog anymore. I work six days a week and my days are unpredictable... I could work for 6 or 12 hours and I travel quite often! I'm TIRED!
  • I have a flu now (G. has it too) which is a perfect time for BLOGGING! (although I'm feverish and coughing a lot)!
  • I miss your blogs guys.... I'm so sorry I can't leave you a happy comment each and every day... Here is a looooong list of links of the blogs I adore but cannot follow often and you can send the love to each other, right?? 
  • Please give my regards to:


Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's a boy! (...and other happy news)

Good morning all!! 

 Back in August our friend Elias and Rita, became parents for the first time! The baby is a beautiful little boy! His name is Aris! We had to pay a visit to meet newborn Aris and we had  to bring him a gift, to welcome him in life! 

 I thought long and hard about what to get him. I didn't want to buy clothes or toys, because babies get a ton of them anyway. You know... from aunts, grandparents, uncles and other relatives! (or at least they do so in Greece!). So I decided to make him a little something! 

 All babies love dangling things, so I used some sea-wood I found on the beach and some twine to hang beads, blue felt hearts and ribbons to make him something to hang in his room! 

 It's also a custom to give good luck charms to babies, so I made him a wreath using similar materials and colors and a small "red eye", which is supposed to protect him from all evil!! 

  Then I thought that mommies should also get a little something in this occasion, so I made a brooch for Rita!

 I wrapped them all up with blue rice paper and used the brooch as a decoration to make the little parcel you saw on the first picture!! Rita was very happy when she got it, so my art now decorates the little baby's room! I hope he likes it!!

The happy news I promised: I QUIT THE FREAKIN' JOB!!

 Yes, damn right I did! It was an awful job anyway and after a month of feeling exhausted and irritated, I'm back to being my old self! 
 But before I quit something great happened! A family friend whom I haven't seen in years came as a customer with three of her friends. We started talking and one of them, Vanessa, said that she thinks we have met before. 
 Trying to remember why I look familiar she asked me the question I never thought I'd hear: "Do you have a blog"?? And readers, you all know I'm not a vain person... but it felt so great!! I got recognized through my BLOG!! 
 Vanessa is also a blogger and she makes jewellery! So... Vanessa, if you're reading this please leave a comment, because stupid me... I lost your blog address!

 May the "red eye" force be with you!! Kisses and hugs!

Friday, October 14, 2011

I suck at blogging (and other stories)

 Hello boys and girls and imaginary blog readers out there!! How are you all doing?? 
 If you have been reading my blog for a while you already know I suck at updating it! During August, I was busy having fun and this time I was busy being stressed out! Whatever the reason, I'll always be back and share with you though...!  So be patient and email me in between!! That's always welcome!
 Now... I'm gonna nag about the new job - to make it a pleasant ride, I'll post a couple of outfits I wore during happy times in August. Ready?

  Summer outfit I wore in a coffee meeting with my neighbor Aggeliki and her friend, Natasha. I had to take pics of us gorgeous girls of course! The lovely rose ring is a gift from my talented blog-friend Irini! She is a sweetheart and she makes some pretty awesome jewellery! Check her blog here and share the blog-love please!

Back to the coffee meeting: Aggeliki pretending to own somebody else's BMW.....

....the very stylish Natasha....

...and yours truly!

Earrings made by me - glasses made by Dior!

 The new job is exhausting in every possible way. I changed my mind... I have two days off, so I'm gonna spare you good people with my nagging! On to the second outfit...

  My lovely mom, gave me some vintage scarves a while ago. One of them inspired this "Mad Men meets the navy" outfit, which I thought is kind of acceptable and wore for a day of shopping downtown! 

More earrings made by me and a beautiful scarf back from the 70's!

 While I was absent from the blogging world, some great things happened! 

1. I got an award from another good blog friend, Ermioni! 

 Ermioni is a new mommy who tries out and shares with us some pretty delicious recipes! Greek cuisine with a twist at "The one with all the tastes"!! Thanks for the lovely award dear! I'm supposed to write down "7 things about me", but this is a loooong post already, so check the previous "7 things about" me here if you're new around here!

2. Tracy made a vlog!! She is just amazing! Most of you probably know Tracy already, but if you don't (and you're inexcusable), go check her blog. Now. Go... What are you waiting for?? 

 Many more great things must have happened, but my bloglovin' shows 493 unread posts. I must have missed something. I'll try my best to catch up! Kisses til next time! Φιλιά σε όλους!