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I WANT THE SUN

This morning I was happy because there was a great sun in the sky, unluckily now it seems disappeared and sky trned into a ugly grey colour...however i worked, I did translations and translations and then studied a couple of chapter and did some text to verify my preparation-well less errors every time-so if I will follow plan for September I'll be really well prepared!!!
This will be a busy week end in the cafe and probably iI'll meet some friends in the centre, hoping that rain will not ruin our plans...yesterday evening during dog sitting session I started to notice little touches of colour that means SPRING IS COMING SOON!!!
During this week I am been glad to go in Rome for some important appointments and I fixed other for the beginning of march, I am preparing quiet well for future meetings...
I decide that this week end I'll try to stay aways from pc and blog, yep my blackberry is always connected but I'll use only as phone, howeer I would like to have sun in the we…

THE LEGO MOVIE

On Tuesday me and my friend Dom, went to cinema...I discover that women pay less also on that day and not only on wed- however after searching which movies were available to see that night...we opted for a REturn into our childhood...infact we choose 
THE LEGO MOVIE

Great movie, funny I felt again a little kid that loved play with legos, yes I know they're considered a man game but luckily in the years things are changed!!!
A battle, fun, love, all together...but I must to confess that the funniest scene is been my friend Dom completely asleep during second part of it, maybe he was really tired!!!
However this movie is perfect for kids and for who want turn back into childhood for a couple of hours!!!

SPENDING REVIEW :THOUGHTS

Basically the month of February is been full of expenses, some unexpected, some normal or higher than usual but this morning I took my time, a big cup of coffee and my calculator...plus my pc was open to control online bank balance... I noticed that since I chose for online bank I control my personal finances more often and usually I don't overspend... ok in the past week I did shopping that wasn't planned but for the rest I am been quiet strictly....


I went into shops, also H&M but this time I write in my organizer items I liked and prices, then I went out without a single cents spent on it, open my wardrobe and discover that 50% of clothes I liked at first sight were already a lot similar into my closet and other useful, as sporty pants/shirt and gym... but they can wait a little bit more, in the month of March i need to save more, this means that I will need to cust some cost in some areas....
FOOD: Discounts offer great and quality food with really low cost prices, do a …

PICS FROM MY KITCHEN

One of my personal method to keep calm, is writing and at the same place there is kitchen and cooking... family and friends approved all receipes I created ...for a determianted period I'm been a lot focused on baking, now I am focused on complete meals but low cost (I'm always on a budget)...however in  the last month this is what me -an my mum- cooked/baked:



Basically you can eat those foods in every place, restaurant, bakery, cafe, but usually their version aren't healtier as a true homemade mealand to be honest usually are also a lot expensive...yesterday we had a great dinner for 4 with a very low budget roasted chicken & potatoes...absolutely delicious!!! Consider that chicke, 2 big pieces costed less than €3 a sack of potatoes cost between €2 and €5 so with less of €10 we had a delicious meal...this is one of my favourite dish!!!

WINDOW SHOPPING

I am doing only window shopping about clothes, I started to see and collect picture of clothes that I'd like but at the same time I see the prices and compare luxe vs low cost...
When you're trying to save money one nice tips that I've learn is to calculate How many hours of your daily job need to pay...luckily here in ITaly all prices are taxes included while when I was in the US I always needed to do calculus adding taxes... Try to imagine that you see a sweater that cost €50 and your hourly rate is €8 you need to work for 7 hours and when you start to understand how many hours you need for afford and this is a really helper when you have a budget...
Being a woman and loving fashion is extremely hard to resist to buy especcially if nearest your home there is an amazing H&M shop, this is my extreme temptation so I put into wallet only determinated amount I can/must spend!!!
There is also a lovely website that offers great deals about fashion.that has the opportunity to p…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This week is been good about finances. I didn't do more shopping, except for fashion magazines, no new books or other I went a couple of times to drink a coffee with friend but no happy hour, to be honest during last coffe I was talking with my friend Dom about weight loss program and sport and we talked a lot... I am still thinking about swimming pool I'd like to di a sort of subscriotion and do a lot of exercise on it, but at the same time from next week starts a tour de force betwee day job and work in the cafe until the end of June...
Yesterday I spent a night doing babysitter and probably this is beenthe last time, cause I cannot be in two places at the same time, yesterday I do refund to my friend MArk that helped me when I needed (true friends are always on your side and give you a true help)... 
I did a budget and tried to save more money is possible and try to spend only money from dog sitting, probably it will change a little bit in march because I'll use more the …

MY FAVOURITE FASHION BLOGGERS

February is a weird month for me, there are been years wher i am been a lot busy with works and other almost completely free, well if I'd be boss of myself I'd coul choose this month to do a long break outside country choosing a hot place, but I found also nice and romantic side of this cold month... This year February seemed more shorter respect last year, maybe is because this year I have several appointments and a lot of works to finish while last year I had only one, I prefer this year, because I know that I'm working to achieve all my goals... This week is began the Italian fashion week and I decided to share with you my favourite fashion bloggers, from all over the world ( well to be honest my favourite are almost alls italians:P)

Elisa D'ospina: she is my favourite model because she is a real women with real curves and she is a real italian beauty, aren't you agree? However she write on her blog and not only about fashion but about several topics...


Fabrizia Spi…

REALTORS TYPES

Today is the day in the middle of the week and I went to Fran's house and did a little bit baby sitter for her daughter while she was doing another tattoo, however we have a lot of fun everytime we spend time together, she is one of ex collegues that became a real friend...
However yesterday I was talking with a friend about my last meeting with another realtor, OMG there are somany tyoes of realtor and homeowners that you can have hilarious adventure or something very similar to a tragedy/drama...
YOUNG AND WITHOUT EXPERIENCE: you enter in the real estate agency and meet this young and fresh face, very well dressed (yep realtor must to be always elegant and wear a jacket also during summer), but you understand that there isn't so much experience because you know every single answer while in the opposite there is a big question mark in mind, plus he/she will say everything about house -also negative parts- but with some exercise coul became a good agent!

THE SAW-OWNER:basically I…

MY FAVOURITE SPORT AND IT'S FREE

I must to say that I am not so sporty girl, but when spring and sun arrive usually I became more active and I discover a very healty eay to relax and have exercise for free WALKING... everyone of us has a good pair of gym shoes, sporty clothes, but you can walk also in jeans...basically this is a great sport!!!
Also february's issue of Good housekeeping UK talks about the importance of this exercise and how you can be slimmer, dtronger, smarter and more...When I walked first time from center to my home (that is 20 minutes far) I was very tired and I needed to have several stops, now I don't need to stop me, I can force and walk a little bit faster, so it is a mix between run&walk basically something similar to nordic walking or trekking ( I need to ask to my friend Dom to do trekking a day that we're boths free from work).
If I know that I am going to walk I don't overeat a lot before and also if you can eat more later, usually I add some fruit and my stomach is sati…

A GOOD START WITH SUN

Finally spring is near, you can understand it from those days more warm than usual, Today is been the first morning I wore only jacket and not the winter, I walked in the centre, meet an ex collegue and have a lovely talk with her, visit some real estae agencies ( believe me a lot of realtors need an entire post that I am going to write soon), took a cappuccino in my favourite cafe in the centre and I walked a lot...
Sun on my skin has a great impact on my mind and my mood, I am more happy and with sunny and longer days I am also more productive, yep being woman is natural to be multitasking, but sometimes this thing is very stressful, especcially when I'd must to do a lot things all at the same time, I read from cover to cover the magazine about home, I found a new passion into real estate field, since 2008 ( first timeI worked into a real estate agency), I have several passions: travelling (but in this moment finance don't permit me to travvel a lot), writing, reading, organi…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This week is been a semi distaster on financial way, cause I planned to don't buy nothing new, like bags, books or clothes, but unluckily in wed I went out for breakfast, cash money in the wallet and also card (but luckily I paid only cash), eveything started from breakfast in the cae, then a walk in the shops with discount sales and I am been so tempted... I did shopping low cost but I did shopping that wasn't planned!!!
Yesterday I cleaned all the room and re-organized the second desk, plus I divided magazines choosing that to gift directly o my friend that is getting married in August... I wrote some financial goals and did some personal accountancy....to save more money I'd must to earn at least €50 more per week, this is why I am looking for diversified side hustles... I already have an extra session of dog sitting and an extra day in the  cafe, that means more opportunitie to achieve financial goal fo month...
Today also if is February seems a warm day of spring, with …

WEEK END PLANS

Yesterday is been Valentine's day, in my hometown there is been a big ceremony for the Saint, but honestly I used it as excuse to eat more chocolate and sweets than usual:P
However is been really realy nice to see most of ancient couple still together, with love for each other, I want to have it too, most of people now getting married but on the firs argument run away from problems, what my parentsand my grandparents teached me is that something that seems ruined/damaged can be repaired, you need to talk clear, be honest and have a lot of patient ( my parents are married since 1979)...I liked also that my friend and collegue Roberta is getting married in August, this recession helped to find again the worth of family!!!
MAybe I am big dreamer but every time I watch this trailer I cry, it is wonderful aren't you agree?


Today I am almost free from work in the cafe, but I am going to :
write some articles for another blog that talks about home decor and real estate, honestly I love r…

VALENTINE'S DAY

I don't have so much simpathy for Valentine's day, maybe because I spent several Valentine's days completely alone or working, plus if I must to be honest at 100% I prefer that partner remember the day of my birthday instead remember Valenmtines andforget birthday...

However if you like to do something nice together this could be a nice oprion but with recession, less money and work most are going to use coupons...this morning I was listening in the radio that a lot of people are going to  use them and most were against it, honestly if service is good as usual and you can pay less, why don't use coupon...come on coupons exist to permit you to save money and afford something that coul intack hard our finances....plus researches proved that penny saver are most attractive instead spender type person...
Ok you are on of the people agains the use of coupons in this special days so why don't surprise partner with homemade special dinner...something easy...like spaghetti a…

SHOPPING CONFESSION OF MIDWEEK

I know I am guilty, I did shopping today and I 've bought : 3 pairs of nautical and warm socks for winter, a grey tank top and emerals fake leather blouson, I didn't resist, everything started this morning I had a lovely appointment for a real date with my friend Claudia, we talked a lot in front of big cup of cappuccino and chocolate's croissant (delicious), in my favourite cafe in the centre of town...-I offered breakfast €4,00 (also because she hasn't job while I still have one and I want to keep it)- first purchase of the day  Then we did a long walk keeping oour conversation and looking all the stands for Valentine's that are been installed into the centre, then we finished in frot of the "guilty shop" and my emerald blouson was still there so my friend encouraged me to go inside and see if they had my size, I said yes why not, thinking that my size wasn't available...wrong there still was one jacket in my size, I tried it and I felt totally in lo…

RAIN RAIN RAIN

I am seriously hatin rain, I love it only when I am ill because I must to stay inside home...but usually when I finished my work I like to hang out, meet friends, visit shops and events and in the last two week there is been a lot of rain...
This morning I went into centre to pay some bills, do a long walk into it, watching the "work in progress" for the open dstands for Valentine's that is called Cioccolentino, but unluckily also this morning was raining a lot...rains is something that ruins every project, people became slower than usual and so I have not so much love for it!!!
I have a hate-love relation with budget and this morning I seriously hated to have one, cause I felt toally in love for a fake leather jacket amazing especcially for colour (tiffany colour), and it is still with great affordable price, but in my budget isn't permit to buy new clothes till the end of the month... so I was so frustrated that I entered into a bookshop and after saw and mentally bo…

MEMORIES FROM MICHIGAN

August 2012 is been my longest holiday and it is been my first time in the US, I loved it, especcially because I spent great time with my friend Natalya, her hubby and their dog ( well Dustin was working from monday till friday so most of time were me, Natalia and dog Moses)... One saturdy we choose to visit lake Michigan (it's enormous seems a big ocean) and we did a trip into a big boat , visited the nautical museum in that place...interesting but a little bit small, plus some other little boats to visit in the garden near the lake....
I have a passion for nautical world, infact I can spend hours only watching boat into sea, lake, water places and, for a long period I wanted take nautical drive license, but then I discovered that it is a lot expensive and the nearest place is 1 hour far, so course, material and fuel could be a lot more expensive than a monthly rental...so for the moment I can only see from far or be invited from friends.... but I am always fashinating by nautical…