Weekend Jollies.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cheers to the (official) first autumn weekend! Any fun plans? We're going for a dinner tonight to Balazs' favorite bistro, besides that, I've just finished reading Life from Scratch and I highly recommend it, if you're looking for a great weekend read. I'll see you back here on Monday morning, stay safe and have fun.

Wow, what a beautiful space...

Don't miss our sassy necklace GIVEAWAY this week!

Steph, I'm so happy for you :)

What should you choose: time or money?

Three generations of women who worry about their weight.

'The internet thinks I'm still pregnancy.'

Eliminating the notion of happily ever after...

On loneliness...

Made me teary...

How to pick the perfect house plant.

'Facing my fear...'


Fancy dressing up your dining room this season?

Small victories worth celebrating :)

Stop saying 'I don't know' when you do know.

A must have new cookbook! Have you got one yet?

Mary on motherhood, life, style, love and marriage :)

All you need to know about mushrooms...

Stress makes food taste bad.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Five years ago today.
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago today.
- One year ago today.

P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on InstagramFacebook and even Pinterest.

(Photo by Kara Rosenlund)

This Week's Gems.

It's about time for a bit of coziness, don't you think?...

I just found my new pair of autumn shoes...

What a stunner!...

Mm, sounds like such a refreshing mix...

This bullet tie clip would make a fantastic gift!...

My  new favourite seasonal transition dress that you can easily wear with tights and a loose chunky cardigan...

Wow! Totally smitten with this geometric triangle necklace...

One of each, please...

With Halloween quickly approaching, those batty bat studs are a must!...

Pretty pretty planters...

A true gem for your living room wall...

Picture wearing a pair of jeans, a comfy white tee, a soft sweater and this long beaded tassel necklace - fall uniform perfection!...

Indeed :)...

Basket goodness...

The 'it' minimal and oh-so beautiful everyday earrings...

Must smell amazing...

The most adorable little tank, isn't it?...

Speaking of everyday accessories, this gold bar tube bracelet is on my wish list...

C'mon, wake up:)...


Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more gems?
P.P.S: Plus, don't miss the chance to win a beautiful necklace!

Autumn-Ready Loose Low Bun

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fancy upgrading your low bun game this autumn? Try Erica's nifty tutorial that starts with a simple ponytail and ends with the most effortless and beautifully understated hairdo, ever. I'm such a fan!

P.S: Also, a tight low buna braided everyday bun and the awesome bun cuffs trend.
P.P.S: Don't miss our bar necklace GIVEAWAY this week!

(Photos by Jessica Attie, tutorial by Erica Rae for/via Camille Styles)

Simple Home: Fall Simmer Pot.

Simmer pots are my gem!

Since I work from home, I find that I'm more productive when my environment is wonderfully scented with all natural seasonal goodies. So since we're done with summer (pretty much), here is yet another incredibly soothing simmer pot combination that I've just discovered. Besides my usual go-to mix, this one is quickly becoming my new favourite.

It's made of half grated nutmeg, 5 cinnamon sticks, a dash of pumpkin pie or apple pie spice, a teaspoon of ground cloves (or more if you like), a bit of orange zest and 8 regular black tea bags (opened) - but honestly, you can use more or less of each spice, depending on your mood. To make it, just place all the ingredients into a small sauce pan with 3 cups of water and simmer throughout the day...

Plus, here are six more simmer pot combinations that you might want to try as well:
- the comforting early fall blend
- the classic apple-orange fall potpourri concoction
- the rainy autumn day mix
- the perfect Thanksgiving fusion
- the perfect Christmas combination
- the zesty late summer mixture

Are you ready for autumn? I definitely am:)

P.S: Speaking of autumn transitions...
P.P.S: And those adorable succulent potted pumpkins :)

(Photos, recipe and how-to by Kristin - Live Simply)

Happy First day of Autumn!

Cheers to the fall equinox - my favourite of the four seasons:)

As in previous years, for the past couple of days I've been making my autumn list of all the big and tiny rituals I’m looking forward to. Here are a few of mine and please share yours too. Lately, this hot chocolate with red wine has been on my mind, this simmer pot is an autumn essential, those pumpkin lanterns are a must for a balcony, and the 'it' fall uniform I couldn't live without. Swoon!

I'm so looking forward to crispier days of wearing cardigans or snug sweaters, wrapping myself with scarves and bundling up under a blanket while watching telly and eating soup on repeat...

Now, your turn:)

P.S: Remember this cake?
P.P.S: Plus, this immune boosting elixir.

(Photo by exPress-o)

The Original Golden Bar Necklace Giveaway.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Today’s giveaway is from my favourite Colorado based jewelry shop, SimaG Jewelry. Sima's boutique is full of gorgeous hand-stamped everyday jewelry pieces that you'll want to wear over and over again.

Today, Sima is offering one lucky reader a chance to win the elegant original golden bar necklace. It's every girls' go-to accessory!

For a chance to win you should be a follower of exPress-o, please visit the SimaG shop and tell us which piece is your favourite from the shop. As always the giveaway is open worldwide. The winner will be chosen at random next Monday morning. Good luck! xo

For extra entries:
Like Sima on Facebook, tag a friend on instagram, follow Sima on Instagramfollow exPress-o on Instagramfollow Sima on Twitter, follow Sima on Pinterest,  or join the exPress-o group on Facebook, and please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Also, please include your email address, so I can contact the winner. Thank you:)

Autumn Beauty Tweak: Apple Scrub

Eek, tomorrow marks the beginning of  my favourite season, and I couldn't be more excited! There is something about the crisp evening air and changing trees that feels right and I'm genuinely ready for sweaters and socks to go on. How about you?

So, in hopes to start the new season with a bang, tonight after I finish all my work, I'm planning to treat myself to Maria's apple sugar scrub. It's super easy to whip up, smells like apple orchard and it's truly fitting for this time of the year.

 To make it in a jiffy: mix together 3 tbsp of melted coconut oil with the juice of half a lime, 1 small grated apple and 2.5 cups of sugar. Ta dah!

Go on, treat yourself:)

P.S: And this one works great in those mornings when you are a tad too tired to face the day.
P.P.S: A beautiful GIVEAWAY is coming up later today!

(Photos and recipe by/via Made By Mary)
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