August 21, 2015

Last Days of Summer

boat
cherries and the beach
freddo coffee
Hello! I hope you are all well. I can't believe another month has come and gone!
The last days of summer means a season is coming to an end. The days are getting shorter and fall is on its way, but before summer ends, it's the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. We farewelled summer with a day trip to the beach to enjoy the sand, water, and waves one last time.
Ah lazy summer days - we will miss you.

Hope you have a great weekend! xx

P.S. More photos coming up soon!

August 18, 2015

Five Things Tuesday

Enjoying the scent of August roses.

Hi there. Hope you are all well. A big Hello to all the new readers out there - thanks for stopping by.
It's been a bit of whiz these past few days or so with lots going on...exercising, shoots, catching up with friends, trying out some new recipes...yeah, it's been pretty awesome.

It's been a while since I posted a Five Things Tuesday post. I decided I wanted to start doing it again, so here goes...
For those of you who are new readers Five Things Tuesday was started a couple of years ago as way to sit down and reflect on what the past days have been like for me.

Happy Tuesday! xx



Nautical Navy and White Stripped Beach Towel. The perfect companion for summer days at the beach or pool.

Tasting Melon and Prosciutto Salad.

This is the simplest summer salad. Amazingly light and tasty.
{In case you're interested, here is the Melon and Prosciutto Salad Recipe.}

Ingredients

1/2 honeydew melon, halved, seeded, peeled and cut into thin wedges
6 thin slices prosciutto
A small handful of arugula
Honey Vinaigrette
Freshly ground black pepper
A chunk of Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

Cover the arugula with the sliced melon, about 3-4 slices.
Top with 3-4 slices of prosciutto.
Add 1-2 grinds of freshly ground black pepper and drizzle with 1-2 tablespoons of vinaigrette.
Use a vegetable peeler to shave thin pieces of Parmesan over the top (optional).

Honey Vinaigrette

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil.
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
1 teaspoon honey.

Directions

To make the Vinaigrette, you simply combine all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. And process until smooth.

Note: Tweak this Vinaigrette recipe to your liking, by adjusting the amount of each ingredient.
Tiny baby kittens! You gotta love them!
Walking on the beach and feeling the sea breeze on my face.

August 14, 2015

Hide-and-Seek Kittens

cute tiny baby kitten
Hi there! I hope you are all enjoying the summer (or winter for your south hemisphere friends). To be honest with you - I sort of wrote this last minute...I didn't even realize it was Friday this morning! hehe.
For now I leave you with some fun images that hopefully make you smile. 
Is it just me or am I the only one who finds it adorable when small kittens play? 

Hope you have a lovely weekend! xx

cute tiny baby kitten
cute baby kitten
cute tiny baby kitten

"Let's play hide and seek. Please say yes!"
cute baby kittens playing
cute baby kittens playing
Tiny baby kittens! You gotta love them! 
cute tiny baby kittens playing
cute tiny baby kitten



August 07, 2015

Easy Banana Peach Smoothie

A delicious and healthy smoothie for those dog days of summer. Simple, yet so incredibly good! What's not to love about this recipe? Peaches, bananas, and yogurt makes this smoothie an absolute...

July 31, 2015

It Feels Good To Be Back!

vouliagmeni lake athens greece
Hello!! I hope you've all been well. I feel like I've been away from the blog for ages, and I'm looking forward to catching up.
It was awesome to get a break, but I'm happy to be back! It was...

July 24, 2015

Just A Quick Note

Hello! Happy Friday, y'all! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer! I'm still on vacation (read: staycation) trying to soak up as much relaxation as possible, but I wanted to drop in and say hi. Thank you for taking the time to read, follow, etc. my blog here. It really means a lot to me.

I am enjoying my break here, just finished my first cup of coffee and am editing tons of old photos on my computer. Just thought I'd give you some eye candy and return to my break; thanks for looking!

Hope you have a great weekend! xx

P.S. Missed you. All. Immensely.

sunset in the countryside and a barn
a little alley in the morning light
summer hay
trees in monochrome

abandoned wrecked house


This Ice Cream Cake looks so refreshing.

Love this Raspberry Lemonade.

All about sea turtles.

I absolutely adore his work.

Do's and Don'ts in Japan.

Ballet dancers in random situations. (By American photographer Jordan Matter)

July 10, 2015

Sometimes You Just Need a Vacation

Sorry I've been away from my blog for about a week now and while I do miss blogging the vacation was needed. My goal for this vacation was to get away from it all, relax and recharge.
In fact, this time I've decided to do a staycation instead of traveling somewhere for a vacation.
Let's face it, the experience of travel is awesome but when you're in debt is not a good idea.
Stay-at-home-vacation is a great option if you're looking to relax, save money, avoid travel.

I love staycations and playing tourist! It's always fun to explore your home area.

Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend! xx





Omg - so darn cute!

(Gif via Huffington Post)