Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Hanukkah and weekend!

Happy Hanukkah! I just love Hanukkah it brings back such great childhood memories of time with family and my mom's special donuts! How can one not love a holiday that is filled with candles and donuts? I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with family friends and great food!

Here are a few fun links...

Sweet apple pretzels with cinnamon sugar

An interesting idea of courting your friends

How to style a simple dutch braid

Take this fun online color test

Falling asleep on strangers in NYC subway

Tried this roasted cauliflower and mushroom quinoa salad this week, it was delicious

Love this midi dress with leather and jersey

A gorgeous desk lamp

Decadent hot chocolate 

Beautiful wool on canvas art

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Three for Today

{ the only good thing about waking up at 6 am } 

{ The most amazing cheese pastry } 

{ everyone needs to hear this at least once a day } 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Have a Fun Weekend!

What are your weekend plans? We are back home! It's so nice to be back. We are having a little birthday party for Max on Friday with cake and great friends in the park. I am finally going to bake again, with being gone and super busy before that I haven't baked in so long and really miss it. Other than that we are just hoping to have a relaxing weekend.

Here are a few fun links from around the web...

Beautiful white and gold dish set

A wonderful Creamy oven roasted tomato soup with mozzarella

A Cup of Jo's home makeover

Love this DIY Autumnal Garland

A beautiful way to look at marriage

An awesome Swiss invention: invisible bike helmets

Chocolate cake with peanut butter glaze

Fashion inspiration 

Rent your own tree-house for an adventurous getaway

I want to make this DIY lip scrub to fight dry winter weather

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Makeup Inspo: Audrey Hepburn

On our flight back from Belarus, the film options included a few Audrey Hepburn films. So obviously I spent the entire flight watching "A Roman Holiday" and "Sabrina". I just love her, and I was really inspired by her cat eye eyeliner in both films. I usually find cat eye eyeliner a bit over the top, but I noticed how it can be really subtle if done right. I love the soft cat eye look on the picture above.

I think I might just try it out this weekend. Don't you just love Audrey Hepburn? How could one not be inspired by her.

Images via: 12, 3

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Etsy Finds

I found this wonderful Etsy shop called Elephantine. It's all gorgeous handmade jewlery. I love how delicate and sweet the jewelry is. I would love to get all the pictured above and many more from her shop. 

Pictured above: 1234

Friday, November 15, 2013


What are you doing this weekend? We are celebrating Max's birthday on Friday! It's going to be fun with some more Russian food and family. And on Sunday we fly back home. I must say I am ready to go home, be able to understand everything and finally be part of the conversation. First thing I will do when we get back, hug my mom and have a huge salad with cottage cheese on toast.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend...

Can you read people's emotions? Take the test here

A Southern California rustic getaway 

Miss Moss's beautiful wedding day

The best time of day to drink coffee

Cute mini pies

The proper way to set a table

I want these PJs

I'm craving this pomegranate, kale, and wild rice salad with walnut and feta

How to say goodbye at a party

This tiny Hollywood home is beautiful in it's simplicity

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Seven Recipes to Try this Holiday Season

Oh how I miss that feeling of the holiday season! Every year since I left Canada this season is the one I miss the most. Holiday decoration, recipes and ideas are everywhere on the web and I want to be part of it all. I always try to bring a little of the holidays to Israel, although they do not celebrate them here. We have plenty of Jewish holidays, but Thanksgiving and Christmas will always hold a special part of my heart. We usually have a small Christmas dinner with friends and we put up a small Christmas tree in our home. One of my favorite part of the holidays is going over to friends and of course all the delicious candy and cookies. So I rounded up seven recipes that would be great to try this holiday season.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Home Inspo: Tree Stump Side Table

Tree stumps as side tables, I'm loving that idea. It brings a little rawness to a room, a hint of rustic. I especially like the idea of adding it to a modern looking room, it brings in something homey. It would be really easy to DIY this, you just need a good looking tree stump. In Israel it might be hard to find one, but from now on I will be on the look out. I would love to add this as either a side table or bunch a few up as a coffee table. 

Images from: hereherehere

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Have a great weekend!

What are you up to this weekend? We are in Belarus, it has been interesting seeing where Max is from. We have been feed so much food I think I will explode soon. If only I could communicate. Have you ever been to a country were you don't understand anything and almost nobody speaks English? It can be quite frustrating but at the same time nice that no one expects you to talk. Anyway, haven't had time to post as much, but I will share more about our trip when we get back. Here are a few fun links if you are in the mood...

A beautiful Santa Barbara Studio

Some women only want a third of it all, in a good way

Lasagna grilled cheese

Amazing acappella group sings 28 BeyoncĂ© songs in 6 minutes

A cute half up hair do

A wonderful guide to Vienna, Austria

This blueberry coffee cake looks delicious

Floral Inspiration

Why beauty isn't about being perfect 

Would you put a rug in you kitchen?

(Image via Hest)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bottle Love

Let's talk about bottles, I am in love with them. I love the use of bottles for decor; vintage bottles, painted bottles, bottles as vases and I can go on and on. I especially love the picture above with the vintagey feel. When ever I see cute bottles I want to immediately buy them. When we were planning our wedding I had the excuse that I will use them for the wedding decor, which I did, but now I have to restrain my self or else our little house will be overrun by bottles. 

Have you ever used bottles to decorate you home? 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Have a Marvelous Weekend!

The wonderful weekend is here, which means today marks the first day of our 2 weeks vacation. We are starting off our vacation with a weekend in the northern coast of the Mediterranean celebrating our first anniversary! I am so excited, we are going to a really cute Bed & Breakfast with private wooden cabins which is located in the middle of a banana plantation and is a five minutes walk from the beach! And on Sunday we are flying to Belarus, which will be an exciting adventure! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

A few fun links...

Scientists discovered why we need sleep 

The cutest puppy ever!

I want this watch

A beautiful iPhone cover

Amazing photos of Hong Kong's densely built buildings

Would love to try making these chocolate covered sea salt caramels

A great day trip bag

This great slow roasted tomato caprese salad 

Disqus for Simple Comforts