April 18, 2014

DIY | my Easter box


As I said yesterday, this year I didn't dye eggs, as I usually do! However, on Sunday I'm invited to go to my best friend's house for lunch, and although she asked me to bring a potato salad I traditionally make, I thought it would be nice to give her something eastery too. 
So I decided to make a small easter box for her! HA!

If you want to make them yourself, it's pretty easy. I just boiled the eggs and let them cool! Then I spray painted them and put it in a egg holder, also spray painted! Please note that these eggs are for decoration only!! But who doesn't want to add some gold in his life...and house? Then you will only need a nice ribbon to make a bow :) And TaDaaaa!!
Easy right? And I think it makes a great Easter gift!


April 17, 2014

Happy Happy Easter!

Photo by me | Font by Cocorrina
As some of you know today is, traditionally, the dying-egg day.. Unfortunately this year I didn't dye eggs, but you can always check out my last year post here!
I hope you all have a perfect Easter weekend, wherever you are, whatever you do!
And for those of you who want to get a bit inspired with all the egg dying and everything, check out this video I stumbled upon. Now that's art, right?


The Egg Painter from Titus-Armand on Vimeo.

April 15, 2014

Giveaway | Canon Rebel T3i Camera

After a long period of absence I'm finally back, celebrating Latrina's 29th birthday with an amazing giveaway! Latrina's blog, Of Trees and Hues, has been a major inspiration source over the past year and I couldn't feel more honored being a part of her birthday-blog-party. As a photographer who recently updated her camera, Latrina decided to give the chance to one of you to win a Canon Rebel T3i camera!! Teaming up with a bunch of talented people (including me! yay!) she managed to reach the amount of 650$.. of course this wouldn't be possible without the following amazing people, so make sure you check out their lovely blogs and sites :)

Now people pay attention! There are many many ways to enter this fabulous giveaway, but first you have to submit your first entry to unlock the rest of them. Of course the more entries the more chances you have to win! You can also tweet once a day about the giveaway and it will count as an additional entry :)
The giveaway will be running through until 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday, May 6th and it is open to international readers.


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March 22, 2014

Hello Spring | Etsy Discount


Happy spring season everyone! 
Although the weather here in Greece is extremely summery, it is spring time finally, hooray!
I'm not quite sure if I'm totally ready to get rid of my knitwear and ankle boots yet, but i sure love the fact that the sun is up all day long and yaaaay the day is longer finally. I even gave myself a little break from work today and went to the beach to let Booky run and play. Oh boy, she makes me happy!!

Anyway, in order to celebrate spring to the fullest I decided to offer a discount coupon on etsy, for the rest of the month! So if any of you or your friends wants to purchase a necklace from myLifebox shop on Etsy, now is the right time :) You will receive a 25% discount on every order only by entering the code "HELLOSPRING25" at the check out. So hurry up guys ;)



March 14, 2014

Recipe | Fluffy Pancakes

One of the best ways to say good morning is...to make breakfast to your loved one, right?? So, since I've been crashing at my friends place these last couple of weeks, I thought it would be a good idea to surprise her and her boyfriend with pancakes yesterday morning! You know, as a yummy thank you for letting me stay at her house :) 

I searched over the internet to find a nice recipe to follow and I think I actually found the best one. But since I'm always some kind of a rebel when it comes to cooking I didn't follow the instructions per se. The pancakes turned out really fluffy and delicious, so if you are a pancake kind of person write this one down, you will love it!! (recipe adapted from here with a few changes)



You'll need // makes 8 medium sized pancakes
1 1/2 cup of milk
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 tbsp white sugar 
2 tsp baking powder & 1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 egg
2 tbsp melted butter

How to //
_ combine milk with vinegar in a bowl and set aside. 
_ combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt in a large mixing bowl
_ add egg and butter in the soured milk bowl and whisk
_ pour the wet ingredients into the the flour mixture and whisk until smooth
_ heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with butter
_ pour 1/4 cup of batter in onto the skillet and cook until bubbles appear on the surface
_ flip and cook until brown on the other side too 

enjoy!

March 9, 2014

Long Time No See | Moving

Besides that lately my favorite color is pink (that's new, right?), there are a few more changes in my life that I haven't talked about yet and I was really looking forward to the day I'd find some time to write a post about them. I know I have been completely absent for more than a month but things have been hectic and I decided it would be just better to deal with one thing at a time and stop trying to be a super woman.
As some of you may know, I have been studying architecture for the past 5 years of my life in Chania, Greece. Studying architecture can be very time consuming and demanding and right now I'm in a place where it couldn't be more of these. Writing a research thesis and conduct a design thesis are the most important and difficult things one has to do in order to graduate. And now I 'm doing exactly that. 

In addition to that, me and my family decided that there was no point in keeping my apartment in Chania, since I do have a lovely apartment in Athens waiting for me. Therefore I left (or at least my stuff did) Chania and moved to Athens. But since I still have things I'm working on in Chania, I'm currently crashing at a friend's place, which, although she is lovely and I really have a great time with her, is a bit new to me!
So, trying to write my thesis coupled with me moving out of my 5-year beloved apartment just drove me nuts during this last month. 

That being said, I'm really sorry in advance that I'm not and won't be much around. Considering my blog is most about DIYs and recipes, which need some kind of space to be done and photographed, I hardly can imagine to post in regular basis soon again. But, I'm planning on a couple of posts that don't need that kind of space flexibility when I find time again! 
However, I truly love this blog and I cannot imagine my life without it. Maybe I'll need some extra time to catch up with you and your lovely blogs guys but I'm sure I'll make it at the end. Thanks a lot for understanding and I really want you to know that I miss you :)

With Love!
Anna-Rosa

February 3, 2014

Game | 11 Questions

Î¥esterday I received a very interesting mail from Katerina inviting me to join this really fun game called "11 questions". No need to put extra thought on it, I immediately checked her post with the questions I had to answer and got down to business. I really enjoy these games that travel around the blogosphere and connect so many lovely people. Plus I get the chance to read some really funny facts about bloggers I admire. The main concept is to answer the 11 questions the blogger who tagged you made you and then tag 11 more bloggers and ask them 11 things you want to know about them. Let's start, shall we? 

If I could travel back in time I would definitely go to the 60's. In my mind the 60's are one of the greatest eras ever. From Andy Warhol to Beatles and from Jackie 'O to Brigitte Bardot, this decade seems like the most productive and beautiful in every single aspect of it. So, if I had the chance, even for only one day, to travel back in time, I'd go to the 60's just to have a taste of how the lives of all those amazing people looked like. 

I don't know, maybe I'm way too influenced by my thesis project and all the things I read lately, but the importance of "play" in ones life seems huge to me and I couldn't agree more with this quote. We grow up really fast and take everything too seriously very easy. People, we need to lighten up and realize that this is it. We only have one life to live and we need to laugh more often. Playing, at least in my mind, is one of the most effective ways to do that. So, play and enjoy life! 

So guys, after a long long post it's time to tag some people! I will tag 11 bloggers, cause that's what I was asked to, but I'd really love to see more playing along.. Admit it, it's kinda fun reading all these stuff about other people, or is it just me? Anyway, here are my tagged friends...
Thanks again Katerina for tagging me, I loved it :)