Monday, 30 May 2011

End table remodeling and more ...

Last week I've decided to make my living room cozier and nicer, because until now it was nothing special. Actually we had plans to move to a different city and this apartment was a "few months" thing, we wanted to keep it simple so the moving out will be easier. But you know, never make big plans when things don't depend only on you... Two weeks ago it became clear that we will be staying here until next July, so I took a decision to make some changes at home.
When we moved in there was this old end table, in which I saw a potential. So, there you go, see the before and after pictures. Two coats of white glossy paint - but such a difference!

I know it's not perfect, but even though  I like how it turned out.

All the decorations are my latest garage sale and thrift store finds. My favorite is the set of three picture frames. The only thing I have to do is choose and print pictures for them.

Have a great week !

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Chocolate Cheese Muffins / Шоколадови мъфини с пълнеж от сирене крема

I want to share with you a wonderful muffin recipe. The combination of cream cheese, cocoa and chocolate chip is soo delicious . I`m writing the original recipe that makes 30 - 35 muffins. I made half of it and the result was 12 standard sized muffins. What I liked about this recipe is not only that it`s delicious but it`s easy as 123 to make and asks for ingredients that you usually have on hand.



Chocolate Batter

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1/ 2 tsp salt 
2 cups milk
2/3 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla extract

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

You'll be always in my heart Chocho ! :(

I wasn't posting anything lately because something very sad and unexpected happened. My beloved cat Chocho passed away, just a day before he was supposed to turn 8 years. It happened so fast that I still can't believe that he is gone. We loved him so much, he was always around, traveled the world with us, being our baby, best friend and companion... He gave us all his love and cuteness, making us happy when we were sad or in difficult situations and now it is really hard. There is a big black hole in our hearts and home, we are just crashed ...But there is something I know, all the tears and sadness and heartache worth all that he gave to us for these 8 years...
I know he is at better place now, watching us and waiting for the day when we are going to be together again!

Rest in peace my little gray angel ! I love you and I miss you so much, you'll always be in my heart !

Monday, 2 May 2011

Finally spring has arrived in Montreal !

I had this amazing weekend...the first two really nice, warm and sunny days from months. Saturday me and my husband headed to one of our favorite places near Montreal. The village is called Val-Morin and it is situated 90 km north from here. It is really tiny mountain village, with beautiful nature and nice people.Through the city passes this small river, where we usually go fishing. Unfortunately this time we didn't have the chance, because the river was so overflowing that even the houses situated near the riverside were partly under the water, some parts of the road too.

For a person who fears badly from muddy and fast waters  like me it was a total scare, so we decided to go somewhere else.

The weather was perfect, sunny and warm, smelling like spring. We visited the villages situated in the surrounding area. Actually the whole region is known for it's ski pistes, all sorts of winter sports amenities and Village du Père Noël .
And Sunday was even better, more than 20º Celsius. We met for a coffee with freshly arrived in Canada friends of my husband in the park next to where we live. It was a wonderful day, we didn't wanted it to end. But I'm sure there are much more of these coming ahead.

Have a nice week everyone !