Home office tour – Shared with Mr.R (27.04.2017)

Finally, I have an office tour for you!

The office is quite a small room, with a roof window. It is, however, big enough to accommodate us both comfortably. We access it through a door in the living room. It’s a cute little corner and I love the way it turned out! Check the pictures bellow!

His side:

Our desks are next to each other, with enough space between them for my pink paper bin
The man needs his computers and screens
He just left the angry bird there on purpose to mess with my pictures
From the other side
The storage unit I have mentioned so many times! It holds quite a bunch of stuff!
The wall hanger is actually behind the door, holding all of my book bags and both our cameras

Her side:

My desk
The bookshelf by the door
Pink mirror!
The bookshelf by my desk
Notice my cute little plants and an empty picture frame!
Closer look ate the bookshelf by the door!
Corner between two bookshelves (I have 3)
Stuffed animals and USA flag (North-American Studies girl)
Middle bookshelf (blurred, sorry!)
Right side of my desk!
From the door
My lovely board, full of postcards!
Left side of my desk
Upper shelves of bookshelf by the door
Same! Those are all planner. I know where I’ve been doing every hour of every day since 2009!

What do you think?

I know, maybe a little too childish for a 25-year-old! But I just love pink and cute stuff, I can’t help it!! I think I’ll be like this forever. My mother used to say I would get over pink and cutesy stuff with age, but it hasn’t happened yet. I’m okay with that! Cute makes me happy!

You know you are free to give your honest opinion!!

Thank you for waiting!


Health for days journey – May 30th (Staying away from oatmeal edition)

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,

Is everyone happy and okay? I hope so.

I’m back to my normal life after yesterday’s adventures. Still not knowing what might suddenly kill me if I touch it. I’m exaggerating a bit (Am I?). I’m still staying away from oatmeal and will only try to eat it on Saturday and Sunday, when hubs is at home and can save me if I need rescue from my allergic hell. It was the weirdest situation ever. I’ve never been allergic to a single food or product, I touch detergents, cleaning stuff, plants and weeds and dirt with my bare hands and I’ve never had an issue, aside from the usual rose-bush that decides to stab me. I’ve been known to use hand cream on my face and have no issues. So, I have no idea. It was even weirder because it was all hot (literally) and heavy for about an hour and then vanished, on its own, not becoming life threatening. I thought they were going to draw blood, maybe do an allergy test and so I was thinking “please don’t be gluten” all the time. That would really complicate my life and make my grocery bill very expensive. They didn’t do shit but I have eaten gluten since which makes me think that it isn’t the culprit. Should I pay a very expensive allergy test elsewhere (that some people say it’s useless) because of an isolated event? Still deciding if it’s worth it. Now I’m on some allergy meds that make you fat because they have cortisone. Cortisone makes you retain fluids and bloat. I only have to take it for 4 days so, hopefully, I won’t gain any weight from it.

Do I have a to-do list? Sure. Whatever I was planning on doing yesterday:

  • I’m going to focus on the kitchen. I haven’t washed any dishes since about Thursday or Friday, so everything is a huge mess. So, in the kitchen I should:
  1. Wash the enormous pile of dishes;
  2. Clean the microwave, wash the microwave plate;
  3. See what has spoiled in the fridge (and then slap me on the face because my goal for 2017 is not to waste food), clean the shelves, above the fridge, behind and under;
  4. Clean the shelves and everything that is on them because it gets dust;
  5. Clean the coffee machines;
  6. See if my bunch of watercress is still possible to save and make a soup;
  7. Take out the trash;
  8. Clean the table;
  9. Clean the counters;
  10. Vacuum and mop the floor;
  11. Make some jello;
  12. Cook dinner;
  13. Maybe bake some cupcakes? I have a new decorating kit!!
  • Second point of focus in laundry. It was raining so I’m a bit behind but today the weather is good;
  • I should also change my sheets;
  • I would like to plant some flower seeds and do some gardening but I’m not sure I’ll have the time because Rui is coming home at 4.30 and we’re going grocery shopping and to a gardening store because I want some more seeds and some rubber gardening gloves (better safe than sorry, right?);
  • When it comes to blogging, today you can expect “The Perfect Party blogging series”, featuring Elsie. It should have been up by noon but I didn’t have time to prepare it yesterday. I’m usually so organized and like to plan things ahead but, apparently, when it comes to blogging, I’m a bit more spontaneous and do things on the day they’re being published or the day before (very rare). So I’m sorry, but I’m going to publish it later.You can also expect my challenge posts from yesterday and today, which are the final ones! The month is over.

I’ll leave you with a photo dump of pictures that I took yesterday, to show you my garden, my plants and the outside of my home.

Our gate from the inside. If you look closely you can see our garage door on the other side and the gate to our vegetable garden.
Just a pretty bush. Have no idea what it’s called. Does anyone know?
On my desk 🙂
My gigantic succulent
No idea what this plant is, but you can see my little plants growing on both sides!
My hydrangeas are finally blooming this year. I think regular watering and the fact that Rosa has stopped messing with them helps.
Another little (but growing like a weed) succulent on my bathroom sink. The pot used to be a mason jar.
Closer look at hydrangeas
Just love this tree that goes above our door
Little outside table is full of plants. 
This one is one my vanity, by my bedroom window
Two little succulents on my vanity table
The beautiful tree I was talking about


Our second bedroom window and a little outside storage
Used to hate this plant and its flowers. I love it now that I’ve taken care of it



More plants: Thyme, chrysanthemum and daisy 
Two beautiful trees that meet
The previously hated plant again
Better look at our little outside table: Rose bush (green pot), succulent, bonsai (back there), three plants I have no idea and a vine (bush?)
Some bindweed I don’t know what to call
My dressing table succulents once again
Rosa photobombing
I really need to find out what this bush is


Our big pine tree. That’s our kitchen window


Parsley looking gorgeous!
Where our trees meet


My bathroom chrysanthemum. He loves it there. Maybe the moisture? 


Better look
Our kitchen/front door
Rose tree
My little plants growing (I think these are my sunflowers, I’m dumb and forgot what I planted in each bed)
Our cute mailbox
Front/Kitchen door




Our spearmint

These photos were taken with my phone and have no editing. I think they look good and even pretty. I hope you like taking a look at our little yard that we love so much.

See you later.

P.S Plant people, help me with the bush!! (sorry, that sounds bad)






Health for days journey – May 3rd (update)

Hey there,

Did you have a good day?

How are you?

I’m fine, I had a calm day.

Since I have a few things to show you, lets go straight to my to-do list:

  • Read blogs and comment and be up to date on the ones that I follow; – Still need to do a little of this today!
  • Make a list of all the Awards I need to post; – Didn’t get to it;
  • Unfollow people who never interact with me or haven’t posted in many months, or the ones I always read and comment but don’t do the same for me. I feel bad about this but I spend way too many time reading blogs and people don’t even seem to care that I follow them, so I will only follow the ones I like, the ones that interact with others and myself; – Done, went from following 700 people to following 300!
  • Fold and put away a HUGE load of laundry; – Did about half of it, still need to work on tomorrow;
  • Dry and put away the ton of dishes that I washed yesterday and wash the dirty ones from dinner. Story of my life is laundry and dishes, rinse and repeat! – Done. Not many dirty dishes for tomorrow!
  • Clean the kitchen and the living room, at least; – Cleaned the kitchen, including the oven and dusted the living room. Only need to vacuum living room tomorrow;
  • Take pictures and show you my new dressing table; – Done, will show it below;
  • Wash a few blankets and duvet and pillows; – Only 2 or 3 left to wash;
  • Interact on social media (I always forget to do this. People like whatever I post and I forget to return the attention. This bothers me way too much!! It’s just hard to keep track of everything, you know?) – Didn’t have time for it.
  • Talked to my mom and sister on the phone
  • Answered a bunch of comments and published 3 posts;

Food and water:

  • Lunch: Red lettuce, cucumber and raw onion salad with a little past and ground beef;  One orange; An espresso;
  • Snack one: three of those yogurt/jello thingies. They have about 40 calories each. I didn’t mean to eat 3, I meant to eat 2, but one of them seemed off, so I opened a third one to check it out and then had to eat the three;
  • Snack two: 1 piece of toast, half a mug of milk and coffee;
  • Dinner: 1 piece of toast, some tea with honey and a banana;
  • About 5 cups of water, plus this cup of tea. Not too bad;

I have no appetite today, have no idea why!

I’m grateful for:

  • The amazing weather;
  • Losing weight;
  • Drinking less coffee and milk today and more water;
  • The people that prayed for me when I needed them. Every thing is better now, my family member is still hurting and in a difficult situation, but much better;
  • Talking to my mom and sister;
  • A hot shower;
  • My green clay mask;
  • A happy dog;
  • A clean kitchen and living room;
  • Lovely friends!


My new dressing table:

The dressing table is just Rui’s old desk. I love the color and it fits perfect against one of my bedroom window so I had to re-purpose it.



I bough the mirror and a cheap IKEA blank bench to sit on. Super affordable dressing table. The pictures are not the best, I’ve just realized now. I might take new ones soon.

Some shots of my living room:


I love this towel because my mother-in-law embroidered it for me. She usually does this kind of thing for me as presents and I love them.

What do you think? I know, more pink.


Kitchen tour!! Aka Rosa’s room!

The time has come for me to show you my kitchen. I love it because it is quite big (for Portuguese standards, anyway) and so it has enough space for cooking and enough storage.

My toaster corner, with our bread basket right next to it (covered by a pyramid of drying dishes)
Our little coffee and beverage station 
Up close
Our fridge (Rui’s plant nursery on top)
A little laundry station (yes, we have our laundry basket in the kitchen, it’s closer to the washing machine and the bathroom is tiny)
Just a rug
The sink + a huge pile of drying dishes
Rosa’s bed and food
Open shelving and bonus dog
Chalk board that Rui says it looks like a 6-year-old write on it (sorry for not having an artsy bone in my body)
The shelves of our beverage unit
My lovely, easy to clean stove
The goodies I got with a super discount today (minus the sunscreen, that shit was expensive)
From the stove corner (where the bathroom door is, I hate that you access the bathroom through the kitchen)
Little decor
From the toaster corner
My big IKEA cutting board (wet, not dirty)
From the fridge corner, where the living room door is
Miss Rosa’s corner, under the window
From the front door (we enter the house through the kitchen)

So, what do you think about it?

I quite like it.

Do you have a big kitchen?

What’s your favorite thing about your kitchen?


Tiny bathroom tour – Get ready for more pink!

Now it’s time for my bathroom tour.

I actually hate it because it is extremely tiny and I was used to bigger bathrooms before I moved to this house. I can overcome the fact that we only have one, but it bothers me how small it is. We can barely fit in there to brush our teeth at the same time, so we usually have to take turns. The shower is quite big (you couldn’t see it behind the curtain because I didn’t clean it, haha), it has doors, which you can’t see behind the curtain and a window! I love it because it’s bigger than the one we had in our previous home and the water pressure is great!

I try to keep the bathroom nice and clean so I can hate it less. I’m pleased with how it turned out after the redecoration (it was decorated in an orange theme before, which I hated) so It might start growing on me. I still need a toilet paper holder, a towel rack and to hang 3 picture frames we are using to decorate the wall. I also love my turquoise seat!

Let’s get to the pictures, shall we?

Pink toothbrush holder and soap dispenser!
Lots of toilet paper, so no one runs out! And we usually have bidets in Portugal. Are they common in your country?
Close look at the shelves and the bidet lol 
Shelf again! I swear I have more towels lol they are either dirty or drying!
Brown towel hooks, as brown is one of the colors of the curtain! (Baby wipes, always at hand)
Have you had enough of the bidet? lol
The look from the door
My cute toilet and pink (it looks red in the picture) trash bin
Just the sink!
The mirror and sink, from the door (blurred as always)
Little corner
From the door, once again
Take a good look at my toilet! haha
The mirror, seen from the trash bin corner
Shelves again, don’t know why!

I’m so sorry I take shitty, unedited pictures. The lighting was not the best either, despite the fact that the bathroom is one of the rooms in the house with the best lighting. It’s evening and the sun is setting but during the day it’s really bright!

We loved the pattern of the curtain and decided to get accessories in such colors. Pink, turquoise, blue and brown!

What do you think of my little tiny bathroom?

Do you have a big one or are you as unlucky as I am in the bathroom department?