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  • Interior design

    Black Kitchen Design Ideas

    Black is the color most commonly associated with elegance in Europe and the United States, followed by silver, gold, and white. The expression “X is the new black” is a reference to the latest trend or fad that is considered a basic color for the duration of the trend, on the basis that black is always fashionable. The phrase has taken on a life of its own and has become a cliché. (Source) So, if you are in the redecorating phase or just looking for ideas to freshen up your kitchen, I am bringing you powerful and elegant Black Kitchen Design Ideas. Black and White Kitchen Black is the color…

  • Interior design

    Top 10 Scandinavian Interior Design Blogs

    Every day there are more and more blogs about increasingly popular Scandinavian Interior Design Trend. They all have beautiful photos of design, fresh ideas and amazing decoration. It was difficult to put together this list, but here is my choice of Top 10 Scandinavian Interior Design Blogs in random order. 1. My Scandinavian Home Niki Brantmark started My Scandinavian Home blog in 2011. She had a version to inspire people with Scandinavian designed homes with a vintage touch. Blog became popular and has 67.2K Facebook and 4.4K Twitter followers. 2. Nordic Design Catherine Lazure-Guinard is the founder of Nordic Design. Her passion for Scandinavian design was born when studying in…

  • Interior design

    Walk In Closet – Good or Bad Idea?

    When my house was just drawing on the paper, I had so many ideas. I was living with my parents in small apartment, had really small bedroom. My bedroom was only 7.6 square meters but awful deployed. It was 3,8 meters long and 1,9 meters wide. As I lived in so small place and constantly looking for more storage space, I was designed my house much bigger than my needs. After several modifications in design, I reduced size of the house. Well, now I live in the new house and I can say that this reduced size is also too big for my needs. But, the house is now built…

  • Lifestyle

    Advent in Rijeka – City Center Christmas Market

    After first and second part of trilogy of Advent in Rijeka, the third and the last part of trilogy is city center Christmas Market. What to say about advent in the heart of the city? I had high expectations, though, it’s the center of the city. The city that is the European Capital of Culture 2020. I expect glamor, overstatement, glare, to feel that Christmas spirit, to enter in another fairy tale. Whole I get are closed most of the Christmas cottages and few Christmas lights with the poorly decorated tree. Oh, what a disappointment. I was at city center on the 4th of January 2020. I was expecting that…

  • Lifestyle

    Advent in Rijeka – Abbey (Opatija)

    First part of trilogy was Advent on Trsat Castle. Now, second in trilogy is Advent in Abbey. Opatija is located 18 km (11 mi) northwest of the regional capital Rijeka. “The old 14th-century Benedictine abbey, Opatija Sv. Jakova (“Abbey of Saint Jacob”), from which the town derives its name (opatija means “abbey” in Croatian) is located in Park Svetog Jakova or Saint James’s Park. Saint Jacob’s church, built in 1506 and enlarged in 1937, now stands on the same spot.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opatija) The town park Angiolina contains many species of plants from all over the world. It has been protected since 1968. Close-by, vis-a-vis Hotel Imperial, stands the statue The Fountain…

  • Lifestyle

    Advent in Rijeka – Trsat Castle

    Do you ever wonder how advent or christmas markets looks in other countries? We all know how advent looks in New York city. By that I mean a Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. “For over eight decades, the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center and the holiday decorations adorning and surrounding have stood as a holiday beacon for New Yorkers and visitors alike. From the beginning, the Tree was a gathering place and reflection of what was happening in the world around it. Even before the first formal tree went up, workers lined up beneath a Christmas tree on the Rockefeller Plaza construction site to collect their paychecks during the height of…

  • Lifestyle

    Advent Family Trip to Sarajevo

    It’s been a while since my last post. Well, I was at my Advent family trip to Sarajevo and it was Christmas right after I came back. So, I was really busy these days with packing, unpacking, laundry and making cakes for Christmas dinner. Advent in Sarajevo As I mentioned, this year I decide to go somewhere unusual at this time of the year. Everybody goes to Christmas markets in Europe and America, drinking cooked wine and eating sausages. Why is Sarajevo unusual? Well, Bosnia and Herzegovina has three major religions. First is Islam with 50.7%, second is Serbian Orthodoxy with 30.75%, third is Roman Catholicism with 15.19% and others…

  • Recipes

    20 Finest Holiday Appetizer Recipes

    Let’s continue with recipes. The other day I was writing about cookies and share with you 20 Christmas cookie recipes. Today I will be writing about appetizers and share with you 20 finest holiday appetizer recipes. What are appetizers? “Well, appetizers are food which is usually served prior to a meal. They are also called hors d’oeuvres (French), antipasti (Italian), or starters (English). They may range from the very simple to the very complex, depends on preparation time. A simple plate of cheese and crackers, chopped vegetables (called crudités) served with dip, or sliced or small fruits can all be considered appetizers. Other popular options include canapés, finger sandwiches, crab cakes or crab puffs,…

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    20 Christmas Cookie Recipes

    Ah, Christmas Cookies… This year it would be something that I have never experienced as I am a new mom, for instance. I made Christmas cookies every year and I have plenty Christmas recipes but I never made cookies with baby in the house. My baby is really nice, she almost never cries, she is good baby but normally, needs attention. I know that I don’t have much time to prepare cookies but I can’t imagine Christmas without them. So I got busy and found a few recipes that are simple and most importantly quick to prepare. Most of these recipes have a preparation and cooking time of less than…

  • Interior design

    10 Beautiful IKEA Design Ideas

    I don’t know about you but I really love IKEA furniture. Today at my Home and Lifestyle Blog, I’m not going to talk about quality, I’d rather show you 10 beautiful IKEA design ideas. The best thing of IKEA is that it is affordable and you can equip any space. They have wide range of furniture as well as decorations. You can decorate in country style, modern, minimalist, industrial and many more styles. But for me, the most important thing is that they have warranty on their products and you have one year from day of purchase to return product with receipt. It doesn’t have to be in original box,…