Saturday, April 27, 2013

Music moment.

Si Viaggiare...
Today we are leaving for beautiful Umbria, where we'll spend the weekend. I am really excited because I don't really know these places we are going today.

Happy weekend!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Shopping ban update

Here is an update after one more month of shopping ban. I started in February as a way to save as much money as possible, since construction work in my apartment is sucking half of my salary...
I did pretty well in February, not buying anything that wasn't allowed. 
In March, however, I decided to treat myself after I got paid and bought a new necklace and pashmina. I spent a total of 32€, and I am happy I did, since I wore them a lot and was glad I had some fresh pièce to add to my wardrobe.
After that little slip, I am happy to report I got back on track and didn't buy any new clothes/accessories. I spent my money for necessities, and for a cooking class on bread that I am glad I went to.
April started with another slip, again caused by accessories. I bought two necklaces yesterday, for a total of 13€. They were both 50% off. I don't think I am spending more money on me this month, since this is the month of the 1000 birthdays. Well, not 1000, but four: mom, dad, husband and sister. I pretty much know what to buy to all of them, I think they'll like their presents.

As for my doubts of  what to wear to two weddings in June: I found a pair of sandals I completely forgot, and will be perfect for the dress I'll have tailored for my cousin's wedding. And for the other I'll use one of my dresses and a pair of t-straps I never wore.
If that wasn't enough, mom wanted to lend me one of her dresses, but it's not necessary at this point. I even have another I could wear, should I change my mind!

I'll probably be able to wear two clutches I already have, but in any case I can buy new cheap ones if needed. 
Weddings without breaking the bank! yay!

Friday, April 5, 2013

The weekend...

I have been quite silent lately... I was too busy enjoying the Easter holidays, then went back to work and all faded in a big lump of busy-ness. I am so worn out today I wasn't able to go to yoga class, and I hope my headache will go away after dinner.
My plans for the weekend are very simple... I am going to go to the farmers' market, go get a massage to see if it can ease my frequent headaches, and make some bread.
I'd also like to catch up on reading, both magazines and books, I never seem to find time for that, but it's probably bad organization from my side.

I seem to feel very tired more and more often. I am trying to understand why. It's not like work is more intense than other times, so I really can't understand why. Maybe I'll add some vitamins to my shopping list, tomorrow.

On another note, I want to improuve my bread making skills. Tomorrow I'll make some more, hope to get the raising time right this time. But in any case, even if the look was not perfect, my last bread had a really delicious crust. By the way, I found out that a colleague's father has worked as a baker, so I can ask him for tricks...

The lovely Imogen has started her April Style Challenge. This time she has givenweekly thèmes:

April Style Challenge

I have been following her indications for the first week (accessorize), but haven't taken any pictures... Also, I am a bit at loss when deciding what to wear, since the weather is very moody: it's almost hot in the middle of the day, cold in the morning when I leave for work, and it often rains. But I'll try to take some pictures starting this weekend.

That's all. I just hope to feel better!


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