LITTLE WONDERS

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Our homes say a lot about our personality, taste and who we are. I always thought that wherever you live, you should surround yourself with items that you love, make you smile, remind you of your travels and different periods in your life. Whether you own, rent or only share your living space, you should try to create a home feeling with these little wonders.

No space will ever feel complete without a collection of accessories, decorations, gadgets that you have been collecting along the way. Anything you buy or inherit should feel special to you and might not necessarily be to everyone’s taste or go along with current trends but if it feels like you then hold on to it.

My favourite homes when I search through magazines or online are the ones that tell a story, not with the furniture but with the little things that are on them, walls, bookcases, desks, dining tables etc.

Don’t be afraid to let your little wonders tell the story.

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Source of all photos: decorpad.com

SUNNY DAYS

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Summer is finally here. This amazing feeling when you can wear sleeveless tops, dresses, shorts and actually be warm and not just wearing it because calendar shows it’s July so if not now then when!?! Summer clothes are only half of the fun – think of barbeques, picnics, beer gardens, weekend trips to the beach…, doesn’t it make you smile straight away:)

Remember don’t waste any minute as with our geographical position, sunny days come and go like a wind. Enjoy every second of outdoor season, load your body with vitamin D but responsibly with a sun cream – burns are neither healthy nor classy. I know we are all very busy with our lives but pack a blanket, magazine, healthy snack and whenever you can and find yourself a green spot.

P.S One rule only – phones down, quick photo or two if you really have to but after that just do what you always want to do but never have time for. Relax.

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COLOUR IT SOFTLY

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P.S. My Sunday morning – me on fluffy carpet with coffee in one hand and magazine in the other:)

There is not enough we can say about power of colour in our lives. Strong and bold or soft and easy hues; whatever you like to be surrounded by or to create with. I am planning a little project to work on, so last weekend I have been in search of inspiration, trying and mixing colours, creating mood boards, taking photos – you name it.

I have an amazing imagination (I like to think I do anyway) but I like to play with actual items to see how colours, textures and patterns mix to find the perfect combination and let’s be honest, it’s relaxing and fun too. This is how I put my ideas and thoughts together so I can move on to the next stage – Preparation. I will keep you posted…

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SUNDAY FLOWER MARKET

I absolutely love being off on Sunday. Starting with the fact that you can be a little bit lazy in the morning and stay in bed longer through having big, fatty breakfast to going to the flower market. If you also get a sunny day, you can without a doubt call it a perfect Sunday. I definitely don’t go to the Colombia Road Flower Market enough as if you haven’t been there yet, it’s a great place, area to spend a day and enjoy its quirky and unique atmosphere.

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Even you are not – weirdly some people are not 🙂 – a fan of fresh, beautiful flowers; that’s fine as there is a lot more do to there. I have done a post already on Colombia Road Flower Market back in March last year so please find a link for it below for more photos:

http://www.justsomethingnotalike.com/2015/03/14/flower-market/

Most importantly as much I hope you enjoy this post; please go, visit and enjoy it yourself. Don’t forget to discover the area and get lost in the little streets around it too. Buying fresh flowers is just a small part; make a day of it to remember and share with others.

PANCAKE DAY

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Hi all, I hope you didn’t forget about Pancake Day. It is one of those dates in the calendar that you don’t want to miss. I am a big fan of pancakes and make them a few times a month at least but they always taste extra delicious on Pancake Day. Also, you can and should get carried away  and don’t think ‘should I go for sugar, honey, jam, fruit, lemon, yoghurt or…’ , use it all.

Emi gave us a recipe for pancakes back in October so please check if you haven’t seen it yet.

http://www.justsomethingnotalike.com/2015/10/30/healthy-pancakes/

It’s delicious, healthy and most important so easy to prepare. I am celebrating Pancake Day in style, going all for it. Have an amazing day and week everyone.

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2016 HERE WE GO!

Hi everyone:) I am hoping you had an amazing Christmas, well deserved sleep and family time. I had a magical time with my parents being over, delicious foods, fabulous presents and rest – a lot of it. Now, batteries charged, head full of new ideas and I am all ready for 2016. Are you? Only recently I had lunch with my friend who was telling me how sad and down she gets at the start of every year. I felt so sad and sorry for her as I always can’t wait for New Year – fresh start, new adventures, plans, ideas to draw into life, the unknown, new career paths, new people to meet… I could go on and on and on.

So my message for all of you out there; don’t be scared, be excited for 2016, take the most of it from the very 1st of January – love, smile, share, learn, motivate and enjoy every moment of it xxx

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