Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

apple sharlotka

Jojo made us the Chocolate cake I wanted to try not too long ago and it was delish. So I had to find myself a new cake to try. Tomorrow it is... Here is a new web site I am crazy about. I like her as much as I like Jamie.

simple and true

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

For jojo, elias and Luc

who love Turkiye as much as I do. Found these pictures here. SO
different in the winter.

almost cried when i saw this picture

I would have loved to take this picture with my Opa's hands and Luca's

Have been loving this product

for some time now... the scent is heavenly and you can put it anywhere : face, toes, hair. You know how I like those products that you can use for the whole body ! Try it. Great for the beach too!

Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake

Haven't tried a cake in a long time. Will have to try this very soon ! Yam!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

found a vein New Year's Resolution!

Would like to work on my style some more... Don't know where I will find more time to shop...because style takes times...but I will try !

influenced by Verica

Gaby and Vicky showed us a documentary last week called Forks before Knives where doctors explain that a meatless diet keeps cancer away so Verica and I decided that this year would be a "reduce the meat" year. We are excited about it and already working on new recipes for our weekly meals together. Thanks for the inspiration !


like the silly name and really worth visiting

La piel que habito

F A N T A S T I C movie that I saw with Jojo last night! So happy I saw it. Almodovar - te quiero !

2012 Non-goals

I have always loved lists and my New Year list was always important to me. But this year, for some reason I was not inspired to write one. Maybe because I feel as if I am writing so much already with my job. I already have so much on my plate, I did not want to put more on it. I was not really comfortable not writing one though so I decided to at least write a word that would define my year to come. I had trouble with that too and decided on easy ones but yet interesting for me at this moment in time, which are BALANCE and SURPRISES. I need to balance these spheres of life more : work - family - couple - friends - me time - training - fun. And I need surprises I think. Not people making me surprises but me surprising myself. And then, I found this list on a blog that inspired me. Here is what she wrote : (I put in here whole post so you could be inspired by it) "Every year, I sit down and make two lists: the goals and the non-goals. The goal list is obvious: things I’d love to change about my current self, routine or surroundings; things I’d love to incorporate to strive for betterment. Yet the non-goal list? That’s a bit more complex. Non-goals are action items that I’ve already put into practice, or things about myself that I want to stay the same this year. It’s my way of praising the good habits I’ve formed over a lifetime, or maybe just over the past few weeks. Either way, I find that it’s so important to balance change with stability, especially stability in the things you love about yourself. And it’s dually important to praise yourself and embrace your positives, yes? Here we go — my 2012 non-goals: 1. You’re working really, really hard taking care of yourself. Keep it up (especially those leafy greens and evening yoga!). 2. Your marriage is a huge priority. I love that about you. 3. Last year, you managed to juggle a billion different things. Well done. Feel free to slow it down this year (if you want!); you deserve it. 4. Keep protecting yourself from influences that don’t have your best interest in mind. Follow that intuition. 5. Great job doing things that scare you last year. Keep raising your hand and saying “Yes!” 6. You’re committed to sharing unique things that raise your eyebrows daily. Don’t stop! 7. Good job saving money and curbing impulse spending in the past few months. It’ll pay off; I promise! 8. The house is looking cozy and beautiful; keep working hard on those last few renovations." And here is MY list of non-goals : 1. You spend a lot of time with your boys and you are a great mom. 2. Your cooking skills are improving (especially in the meat department!) and continue whipping up great recipes. 3. You are doing great work with the book. Go on !!! The book will be a best seller again ! 4. Continue blogging if it is just a little. You get so much from it. 5. You started swimming again and that is great for you. Never stop swimming! 6. You are much stronger now that you are mom. Continue with your motto : Live without fear. 7. You mom taught you not to sweat the small stuff. It serves you well. 8. Keep going to the sun from time to time where you feel your best. Here is where I found the idea

another great shot by Mat

He learned to zoom ! wow !

surprises in my camera

Mateo takes pictures once in a while and from time to time he takes a really good shot like this one. just perfect ! bravo Matito !

Cuba = but not libre when you have two kids

We had a fun time...

i miss painting

will have to find the time once the books are written

Christmas 2011