Monday, February 25, 2013

Pantry Organization

Hello everyone!  Hope you all had a nice weekend!

I'm in the process of organizing my pantry and let me tell this is a major work.  How can you accumulate so much stuff in the kitchen!  From those big boxes of cereal to big rolls of paper towel. 
I've been looking for inspiration and I'm happy to say that I've found plenty of beautiful and most importantly functional pantry organizing ideas.  Please take a look...

Organized pantry2


pantry 9

{The social home}

For sure I've got some great ideas from all this ladies who put together this amazing pantries.  All I can say is... which me luck with my project!!! lol!

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, February 23, 2013

And the winner is...

Hello everyone!  Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Are you into the Oscars mood yet?  I always look forward to it.  The red carpet, the dresses, the parties and of course the winners!

Via Pinterest

have you thrown an Oscars party?  I wanted to bring you some ideas I found on the web, in case you're planning on doing so...

How pretty is this invitation! 
Oscar Party Email Invitations

Oh my... look at this beautiful ideas!  I like the the way bright yellow is incorporated on the theme...
New Party Sneak Peeks + Im Really Tired.

New Party Sneak Peeks + Im Really Tired.

Don't forget the most important snack for the occasion!
3D box cut with the Cricut® Artiste cartridge M key. #CTMH.  Great idea for "Oscar Night" or "Movie Night"

How cute are this toppers!

Stars can't be out of it...

Love the tags on the flutes!

Let's get sweet :)
Operation Shower: A Star is Born Hollywood Baby Shower (Part 2   Sweets Station)

Operation Shower: A Star is Born Hollywood Baby Shower (Part 2   Sweets Station)

Operation Shower: A Star is Born Hollywood Baby Shower (Part 2   Sweets Station)

What's your favorite movie this year?  Unfortunately I haven't seen any of the nominees.  I have a date with my husband tonight and we'll watch Argo.  At home though, we get indoor dates, does that count??

I have special feelings for the movie NO, which is in the foreign language category.  It represents my country, it's part of our history and I think it is beautifully made.  And I also love Gael Garcia-Bernal, who happens to be Mexican but plays a Chilean man who was exiled in Mexico for many years.  Once again he doesn't disappoint.  Oh, is he good!  
If you would like to learn a little more about NO, you can see the trailer here.


Thanks for reading and have a beautiful weekend!


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

A little Lift...

Hello everyone!  Hope you all are having a great week so far!

My 10 year-old needed a dresser for her room.  We looked all over (the internet) and found some really nice ones, like this one at Pottery Barn Teen
Lilac 9-Drawer Dresser

After a long search we ended up getting this one from Target
Monterey 6-Drawer Dresser - White

We didn't want to spend too much money on it and this one was at a great price.  But the look was very basic.
I thought we could do better, so I got some pulls at the same store.

Target Home Acrylic Faceted Knob - Clear (4 Pack)

So, let's do the math...
Basic dresser + crystal pulls =  a very cute big-girl-dresser!!

I labeled the drawers so we all know where clothes go when putting back after laundry

And here, oh much, much better!  Don't you think?

Who would've thought that by doing such a small change would make it look so much prettier!

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Monday, February 18, 2013


Hello everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  
My daughter and I made this yummy and very-easy-to-bake cookies.  They turned out great and we had so much fun!!

What you need (only five ingredients!)
- 1 1/2 cup of flour
- 1/2 t spoon of baking powder
- 4 yolks
- 1 spoon of cognac (optional, I did mine without it)
- Dulce de leche

Note:  You can find dulce de leche at any Argentinian or Chilean bakery.  For you New York ladies, you can find it at Fairway.

Mix flour and baking powder, add yolks one by one and the cognac.  Mix until is firm and dry.  If it is too dry you can add a little water.  Roll the dough with a roller spin until is very thin and cut the circles (or any other shape).  Bake for 10 to 12 minutes at 350ยบ.

Put two of them together with dulce de leche and voila! 

And here our delicious cookies!

Oh so good :)

Do you like to bake?  What's your favorite recipe?  Share yours with us by leaving a link where we can go check it out!!

Thanks for reading!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Beautiful Spaces: Jonathan Adler

Hello everyone!  Hope you all had a beautiful Valentine's day!

I was getting a card for my hubby at Papyrus and while I was waiting to pay for it I saw all this nice items from Johnatan Adler, pens, earphones, little note pads, etc.  Everything so colorful!  That made me wonder:  Would I be able to incorporate all those colors in my home? 
I LOVE his furniture, throws and pillows.  Amazingly beautiful!  Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to incorporate those in my home, you know...  for budget issues (LOL!), hey but a girl can still dream, right?

Here are some of my favorite  pieces from Mr. Adler

Soft bench
Gold side table

Letter pillow

Throw blankets

Smart phone holder

Beautiful pillows


And my favorite of all times, Queen-Anne-Mirrow.   Here, in beautiful designs by Doryn Wallach

Wouldn't you like to have any of this pieces?  I know I would!!

Thanks for reading!