Happy Easter!

Hey there! Easter is near and before we go on a short vacation, I just want to wish everyone a very Happy Easter!

And here is my latest Easter DYI, a box for kids to keep their trinkets.

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NYE Dinner 2014

Happy New Year 2014!!! I hope everyone had as much fun as we did this year! And to kick off this year of blogging, here is a nice recipe that I made as an entree for the NYE Dinner. It’s from a small recipe book, and it’s a tuna salsa that turned out delicious.

If you’re like me, than you must not really like the sound of eating a paste made of tuna… But this recipe cuts its pregnant and dry taste and make it … well, delicious.

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So, here is the recipe:

- 2 cans of tuna in oil

- 1 can of white beans

- garlic, a clove

- salt, pepper, garlic powder

Heat some olive oil in a deep pan (I used a wok) and add the garlic clove to fry a little. Meanwhile, separate the white beans from the can from their juice, but do not throw it. Add the beans to the pan and let it cook for about 5 minute. After that, add the juice you saved and water or chicken soup if you like it ( I don’t). Also, season it as you desire, salt, pepper, garlic flakes, paprika. It should cook for about 20 minutes or until the sauce becomes thicker. In a blender add the tuna and progressively add the cooked beans.

Start with 3 spoons and add more after tasting it, until you get the flavor you desired. If the paste becomes too thick, add some of the liquid from the frying pan, and season it as desired.

My husband loved this “salsa” and I could also eat tuna with pleasure. I am thinking about making this on a regular basis.

I also made from phylo dough (store-bough) some nice bite-size snacks. Just cut the dough in 5×5 cm squares, season them and throw them in the oven until cooked. They were the best thing ever!!

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All I Want For Christmas

Only a few days left until Christmas and that usually means Christmas dinner with the family, and the whole “I have nothing to wear!” drama. Which, in my case, is usually true. While browsing through online stores for ideas on what to wear on Christmas day, I found a few nice ideas, I hope you like them.

For women who love to wear dresses even at winter time, a couple of ideas, one more romantic and lacy, anotherĀ  one on the rock side (but not to much, let’s not scare the in-laws). And for girls who like comfort with a Christmas twist, a nice pair of skinny jeans.

All looks must have accessories, so I suggested a nice tube scarf from H&M and a handbag from a Romanian designer, named Simina Filat. You can see her work here.

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From left to right, and up to bottom:

1. Red dress from Mango.

2. LBD from a Romanian store, the ITem.

3. Red sweater from H&M and white skinny jeans with side zipper, also H&m.

4. Tube scarf, also H&M.

5. Handbag, available at Simina Filat Accessories, available on gray and red.

Well, that’s that! Another year has gone by so fast, but a new year is about to start. Until then, enjoy the holidays and Merry Christmas! Craciun Fericit!

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All in the Details

Hey, I’m back with just a few details from our beautiful wedding. I hope I keep the memories alive until we are old and gray. I was inspired for my wedding bouquet from this site called http://www.stylemepretty.com and the flower shop did a wonderful job of recreating it. The second bouquet belongs to our godmother, and it was similar to mine, but with peach roses.

The venue was also beautifully decorated, I absolutely loved the stretch chair covers, it made it so much easier to walk around.

Two other things I loved were my earrings, created after a design at http://www.charmdeparis.ro, I just selected the color, and my shoes. They were created by a wonderful Romanian designer, Coca Zaboloteanu, who was so kind as to design them from three pairs, mixing and matching. Thank you so much!

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Mrs. SweetMunkey

Yes my friends, we did it! We got married this October, after 2 years and 10 months of dating, out of which 1 year of engagement. And it was wonderful! We had a wonderful religious ceremony, with lots of funny moments, nice pictures and an amazing choir, a present from my parents!

And then we started the party! And it was great, also judging from the amount of people always on the dance floor. The food was good, just as expected, people had fun from what they told us, we were lovely and cute and we had a surprise wedding dance.

Until the official photos will be available, I leave you with our song, chosen for our first dance:

 

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