STARTING THE DAY BEAUTIFULLY:

STARTING THE DAY BEAUTIFULLY:

domingo, 28 de fevereiro de 2010

only crumbs remaining!!!!








On this extremely wet and stormy sunday want to show you the cookies i did for valentine's day! No chance before!!!
They turn out really pretty and tasty! I'm sooooo proud of myself!!! It was my 1st time really decorating cookies (this way, at least!!).

Don't forget that my giveaway is still going on and there's still a chance for you to win gorgeous things!

Happy sunday!

sexta-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2010

"MAKE YOUR LIFE EXTRAORDINARY!!!!!!"



Ohhhh!!!!!! After all the serious health problems i had by the end of last year, i'm looking at life in a whole new perspective! In fact, as you know it already happened to me years ago!; but... you know how life is and how easy we forget how important details are and how gorgeous life can be!!!Most of the times we just go on living pretending that we always pay attention and we are always thankful for the sun and the birds and rain(even when it rains tooooooo much!!!!) for the flowery fields for our loved ones for all the friends we find on the way... even smallest detail as the smell of flowers or the singing of the birds on spring!!!!! Come on !... let us be honest!!! we do forget!!! because routine is terrible! it slowly kills that eagerness inside you transforming our eyes and souls into sleepwalkers!!!!

So... ... Just want to take the opportunity to tell you that this horrible (specially when you have small children) horrible feeling and certainty that your life is on the edge of the knife and it might just "kapput" (a german word that i like!!!), DO awakens you from this anesthetic state daily routine puts you in!!! I've already thanked my doctor for having me told things the hard way; thanked all Gods and Nature for giving me one more chance and want to thank you too for the support that showed me that every single human matters!; it was so special!; i felt so special receiving your embrance!; you! people that i do not know face to face! THANKS!

Anyway!... tears away!!! i'm sooooo awakened now that i just took things on hand and decided to take life the way i want, not the other way around! Life really is too short! and i always though old people were too fool saying that!!! Maybe i'm just old! ups!!! Hi! Hi! Hi! I'm so in love with it now and with what surrounds me and with the fact that i can also (as you!) produce beauty (i mean other beauties apart from my children! hi!hi!hi!!) ... ... ...

Look what i did yesterday!

WAKE UP! TAKE A DEEP BREATH OF THE MORNING FRESH AIR AND LIVE!

Remember this?! Love this film! It always meant so much to me and... ups! i had just forgotten! click on it and enjoy!

quarta-feira, 24 de fevereiro de 2010

MY 1ST GIVEAWAY!!!!...

On white wednesday day (http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/), i would like to give you my very 1st giveaway!!! To celebrate the fact that my "shop" is opened!!!

If you want to participate here are the rules:

  1. leave a comment telling me you want to be included;
  2. post a link of my own giveaway photo and link on your blog's sidebar.

The winners will be found on the 8th March - on International Woman Day!

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!!!!

Here are the prizes:

1. something from my "shop" - a kitchen apron (with an english scene) that i made!

2. something from my country!! - a portuguese 18th century azulejo

3. something from my garden - a lavender pillow that i made using lavender from my garden and with a sentence from one of my favourite portuguese poets (Fernando Pessoa) reading "Sometimes i hear the wind going through, and just of hearing it, it is worth being born."
Good luck!

segunda-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2010

feeling lucky...

http://unpeuplusjolieatwork.blogspot.com/

Encouraged by some friends, my husband, my son and inspired by so many of you ---here it is!!!!! - MY WORK FOR SALE!
Go ahead take a peek ! just click here: http://unpeuplusjolieatwork.blogspot.com/
Hope you like it! Tell me what you think!
Have a great week!

sexta-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2010

love was on the air!... photos!
















Here are the photos of our valentines' celebration!

I made a candle light dinner!!!! NO!!!! You naughty ones!!!! it was NOT just me and my husband!!!!.... we 2 are ALWAYS 4!!! If you know what i mean!!! Unlike many other parents on this country (that have nannies, families, ...) we are parents 24hours a day 365/6 days a year!!! Our children are permanentely with us and we are used to doing everything and going everwhere with them!!! Althought it's HARD at times, because we are never alone (just the 2 of us, or we never go to the cinema, ...) i can't really imagine my life and my day without both my children around snooping around or making noise or non stop talking or playing or climbing my sofas or messing things up or ...

You all know what i mean!!! What would i do if the house was always in order!!!, with no pillows on the floor?!!!!! or toys here and there and everywhere?!!!!
Anyway!... This was our (the 4) valentine's romantic dinner!!! Enjoy the photos!!!!
Happy Friday!!! Weekend is around the corner!!!
PS. Sorry about the 2 crasy photos! just think my computer is going crasy with all this romantic stuff!!! BUT, .... HEI!!!... what's life without some silly things?!!!!!

quarta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2010

WHITE WEDNESDAY!.... LATE POST!

This is a white wednesday's post with a twist!!!!
Please do allow me!!!

A few months ago i received this wonderful award from sweet Luiza at Luizasfeelings. Today i would like to finally pass it on to some wonderful bloggers!!

They are:
Clara and Marcela at: http://niceandeasyantiques.blogspot.com/ ; for always showing us great do it yourself ideas and always been willing to share the how to secrets!
Ale at: http://violavioleta.blogspot.com/; for her gorgeous creations!
Lotten at: http://lottensvita.blogspot.com/; for her amazing photos!
Vale at: http://lescotrions.blogspot.com/; for always showing that beauty can be done with our hands!
Hope they all accept this gorgeous award! do visit them and sweet Kathleen for white wednesday's wonders!!! - http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/.

terça-feira, 16 de fevereiro de 2010

Ladies and gentlemen ... MY WORK!!!!





detail of the back of the cushion


Finally took the time to share with you what i've been up to this last 2 weeks!

HERE IT IS!:
THE BIG NEWS!!!!
I'M STARTING MY OWN BUSINESS!!!!!

Can you believe it?! I'll start it slowly!; but i do hope it grows into something bigger! I'm starting with one of my passions!!!! - - CUSHIONS!

I've already made some!!! Here are my own rules: they are all unique!; feminine; romantic and practical. There will be no repetition!

Today i'm showing you only 2!; that i already sold to a friend of mine! The white one was 30 x 25 and the 2nd was 50x50. Sold the smaller for 20€ and the 2nd one for 30€. Do you think it's too expensive?! First time i'm selling something i made!!!! Please help!!!!!!

happy carnival!!!!! (feliz carnaval!!!!!)


Happy Carnival!!!! Have fun!!!!
Aproveitem o Carnaval para se divertirem!

domingo, 14 de fevereiro de 2010

HAPPY VALENTINES!


Happy Valentine's day! A world of happiness to all the friends i did on blogland! Thanks for visiting me and leaving sooooooo many sweet comments!

sábado, 13 de fevereiro de 2010

preparing for valentine's day...






Took the day to bake some cookies for valentine's day!; and here is another love poem to inspire you for tomorrow's valentine day!

You Are My Everything

© By Powell

When I went to bed last night, my last thought was of you.
When I woke up this morning, my first thought was of you.
You are my everything; my sun, my stars, my sky.
You are my everything... and this is the reason why:

For when we met it was fate, fate from the soul within.
For when we met it was choice, choice to be your friend.
For when we first laughed together, I knew it was meant to be.
For when I fell in love, I knew you had fallen in love with me.

You are my everything, my breath belongs to you.
You are my everything, hold these words to be true.
You are my everything and
I'll always love you...
and whats more
I know you'll always love me too.

sexta-feira, 12 de fevereiro de 2010

AMOR É... (love is...)


Amor é fogo que arde sem se ver;
É ferida que doi e não se sente;
É um contentamento descontente;
É dor que desatina sem doer;

É um não querer mais que bem querer;
É solitário andar por entre a gente;
É nunca contentar-se de contente;
É cuidar que se ganha em se perder;

É querer estar preso por vontade;
É servir a quem vence, o vencedor;
É ter com quem nos mate lealdade;

Mas como causar pode seu favor
Nos corações humanos amizade,
Se tão contrário a si é o mesmo amor!

Luís de Camões


This is one of my favourite love poems! SORRY! Don´t even dare to translate it! It's from one of our greater poets ever!

Hope the computer translation is not so bad!

Happy weekend!

quarta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2010

white wednesday



Flowers for white wednesday's post; remembering us that spring is on its way!

For a splash of white visit: http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/
THANKS FOR YOUR VISIT! YOU ARE WELCOME ANYTIME!