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The Joys of Planning Ahead

The Joys of Planning Ahead

My ten tips to have a stress free dinner party. Planning is your best ally. Make a list of the menu and a grocery list at the same time. Set up your table the day before, if possible. Plan to buy your candles and napkins in advance. Is your tablecloth clean? A little music perhaps? And think about a little bathroom cleaning before your guests arrives. Do your guests have allergies or intolerances? Is one of your guests celebrating something…

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♡ My Top 5 Little Winter Pleasures ♡

♡ My Top 5 Little Winter Pleasures ♡

Hey hey hey, how are you doing today?! Today I'm doing a lot better. I think that it was due to the cold and ache yesterday. I'm early today! It was really cold this morning – winter is in full force out there. And before it showed up I wanted to tell you a little secret about winter… you know this cold season that we have to face every year! Some people can't stand it because it's dark at 5PM….

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I Detest the Cold

I Detest the Cold

I already had a hard time with autumn this year, as I told you a while back, but then winter … It's the worst season of all, I think! There are all these annoying little things that make me hate this season… Dry hands. Even with 3 tons of extra moisturizing cream, my hands are still hurting tonight. The snot that plagues your nose as soon as you go out. You know what I mean, when you're inside everything is…

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Our Kitchen Smells Like Pumpkin Pie

Our Kitchen Smells Like Pumpkin Pie

Welcome back! Today I wanted to share a little info on how pumpkin pie is done in our home. This is a very typical desert for us during the winter. Pumpkin pie is a winter tradition for my family. We love them because they are simple to make, and delicious. The only part is preparing the pumpkin. First you need to get a sweet pumpkin. Here we wither buy them from the grocery store or get them from relatives. My…

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How To Make A Delicious Banana Bread

How To Make A Delicious Banana Bread

My daughter has been spreading her wings in the kitchen, mainly focusing on deserts. At her age it is all new and exciting and I am someone who will help get rid of the mistakes as well as the successes. We have bonded a lot lately. Here's a banana bread recipe from her friend's family. Served with lunch, as a dessert or, like the English, with a cup of tea, topped with butter or jam, it is delicious. It is…

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The Shower Was A Hoot

The Shower Was A Hoot

Well, I'll be, who would have thought you could have that much fun on a Wednesday afternoon. As you may have guessed from the title I'm talking about a baby shower. Not just any shower mind you, this one was for a very special person in my life. My cousin. She is six years younger than I am and during my teen years she lived with us for several years. You might call her my adopted sister. We really are…

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Are my eyes dry?

Are my eyes dry?

I feel like it might be the start of an infection. That would really put a damper on my spirits since, for me, they are really annoying. On top of that I have had my fair share of them since I was a child. For those of you who have never had the misfortune of getting an infection it feel like your eyes are full of puss because they are. They burn, they can't tear up and they are warm….

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Mental Well-being and How I Get Mine

Mental Well-being and How I Get Mine

Back when I was a young woman, about twenty-five years old, I considered herself unlucky in almost everything I tried. Then I made an amazing friend with the ability to see things in a more optimistic light, which influenced my life in a pretty major way. My attitude changed by adopting behavior that would allow me to developed, to improve my mind set. I started to think positive. And that makes all the difference in the world for me. By…

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About Me – The Face of Desperately Lost

About Me – The Face of Desperately Lost

This site is really just a creative project, one that I started to share with you what I love about life and to pass on the little tricks that can make it more enjoyable. At least the tricks that have made it enjoyable for me. My motto is to be positive, help others, exploit my sense of humor and dream. These are my goals! Besides that I am a lover of lemon and raspberries. I need my morning coffee but…

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