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JOBS ACT

Questo sarà probabilmente l'ultimo post del 2016 poi ci vedremo direttamente nel nuovo anno, ultimamente il mio fegato è stato messo a dura prova e non solo per via dei vari happy hour natalizi, ma perchè parlando con le amiche, ho notato sempre più spesso che un argomento comune era il lavoro e la speranza di aver un contratto.... così mi sono messa a pensare o meglio a rimuginare e alla fine mi sono messa a pensare e ripensare anche alle decisioni politiche degli ultimi anni. Molti politici hanno definito gli italiani bamboccioni solo perchè a più di 25 o 30 anni stanno ancora a casa con mamma e papà, ora vorrei tanto sapere come riuscirebbero loro a mantenersi con stipendio mensile di neanche 500 euro, con una situazione di salute familiare non stabile e una coscienza...Ora io non dico che sbaglino a prescindere, perchè io bene o male mi sono sempre adattata-imparo velocemente le cose che non so  e tanta buona volontà- ma molti amici per anni hanno evitato di cercare posti perch…

FLOWER POWER

Io sono un'amante delle piante e dei fiori, ho un debole per i fiori bianchi e la maggior parte dei miei amici sa che apprezzo molto quando me li regalano, ma lo ammetto gli amici me ne regalano pochi non perchè non conoscono i miei gusti, ma proprio perchè mi conoscono e sanno perfettamente che io non ho il pollice nero, io ho proprio un pollice killer e anche le piante grasse con me hanno poche speranze di sopravvivenza.
Or una persona che continua imperterrita a regalarmi ogni tanto un fiore è mia madre, forse perchè sa che tanto segue lei e quindi durano un pò più di quanto vivrebbero se le curassi solo io, praticamente è una scommessa persa...mi dispiace ma questa è una cosa che proprio neanche ci metto ad impararla, ma continuo ad apprezzare molto le composizioni floreali, solo che non fanno per me.
Ora io amo la famiglia dei cavoli & co, ma ammetto, non sapevo avevano dei fiori così belli, poi la signora è stata bravissima nel confezionarlo, infatti ho già deciso di accom…

CHANGES ARE IN THE AIR

After years of blogging in english I decided to do a little but big change on this blog, infact after Christmas I am going to write it in my mother tongue, so every post will be in ITALIAN...
I noticed that most time phrases haven't same mean after translation so I am going to turn back to my italian and use my blog as journal...
In these days I've completed christmas shopping, well my shopping is done from 8th of December but a friend of mine asked to buy some last minute things for church's kids and tomorrow morning I'm going to end my gift wrapping!!!
This year I opted for handmade and useful things local food and I've bought from local artist and shops... Next trip in January 2017 will be in Rome, I've said I'm totally in love for this magnificient city and yes I'm seriously thinking to move here!!!
So this is one of last post in english, I want to wish you a lovely Merry Christmas and happy new year!!!
See you soon!!!

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This past week is been busy and intense, but I'm glad I had a complete day to spend with my friend Samantha and an afternoon spent with family, quality time matters...
As I said I am in love for the Eternal city, during this past week I've bought 3 books and only today I've started to read the first called "The lovers' guide to Rome"by Mark Lamprell, I loved cover, title and I am liking, but I am only on first chapters...however I really recommend to spend at least one day in Rome and you'll be agree with me!
I enjoyed this day trip in Rome, discovering new corner and falling in love for old view, honestly I loved the view from Pincio and the cafe in side Villa borghese park!
For this week I'm going to spend almost all weeknights at home reading relaxing, dedicating time to myself, wrapping gifts and writing greeting notes (handwritten of course), plus I want to sahre with you a lovely contest by a blogger that I love, Manolo, if you visit his instagram …

A DAY IN ROME

Ok I must to say I want to work in Rome and sometimes I think that I'd like to live in the Eternal city, this friday I had some job interviews and I had my friend Samantha as travel buddy, we walked a lot choosenice place to eat and had great shopping I'm been good infact I've bought only one black skirt that is perfect with all clothes there are into my wardrobe...

I love Rome, honestly I prefer it to several cities, every time I fall in love for something new...for example this time is been great view from Pincio
Samantha had a watch to count our stps and at 3 pm we already done more than 20.000, I wanted to add more gym to daily routine and this is been a good deal!!!
First stop is been at Bar Trombetta near Termini station for breakfast, then job interview and then walk in the centre, 


For lunch we were undecided about place to eat, in the end we opt for a restaurant choosing Sushi lunch option, for €15 is been a good deal: this option  has a bowl of white rice-I added soy…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

Ok is monday evening and aftr an intense weekend of work in the cafe I had a free day for relax and recharge batteries, I must to say this past week is been a little bit expensive for my wallet, but I am glad about every single cents I've spent,infact I've spent €41.80 for coat reepar and other €23 for handmade Christmas gifts that I've bought from my friend Roberta, if I can I tend to buy from local artists that do lovely handmade items...
This past week I had some afternoon free so I used for complete Christmas shopping and I watched a nice tv program uomini & donne and I loved so much a couple of video and first think is been for my best friend Francesco, I hope He'll find soon is true love:D...Love is always in the air and loving the Eternal city and having a job interview next friday I already planned a day trip with my friend Sammy so we'll do tourists in the magnificient Rome, every time I fall in love for this city
Also if I'm try to stay almost all w…

BEAUTY TREATS AT HOME

I was talking with some friends and we were all agree that have some time to dedicate completely to ourself is a little gift but with our busy lifes is a little bit complicated to find time and if you are on a budget think that is a "too expensive", but if why don't try to find daily some time to dedicate to yourself directly in your home?
I was reading November issue of NAtural Style magazine and I found a very interesdting article about How to re-creat a SPa directly in your home and I choose my favorites:
Under cream use oil: during winter our skin became dry so is better to put oil before facial creamSweet scrub: Use a soft scrub on your humid skin optin for ingredient like jojobaDetox drink: ok is official most of us gain weight during Christmas, yes is the most hard time of the year for our stomach like weddings and other ceremenoies, so a good ideais make your Detox drink with 2 slice of fresh ginger, water and lemon juice, drink it daily!Lose centimenters with teas…

DAILY THOUGHTS

This week is just began and I've already spent a good amount of money but honestly I think is been a good investment, let me explain better on 12/6 I've already bought all Christmas gifts and apart grocery, fuel and day in the post office I don't have any bills to pay...at least I thought but my 2 favorite winter coats had a problem with their zips so I did window shopping to understand if was better buy a new one. An average cost for winter coat is from €50 until more of €150 well I asked in the shop for repair clothes and in the end total cost or repairs for both coats is...drum rolls please...€41.80 (and I've paid ahead), I understood that repair coats was the cheaper choice and honestly in these moment i'd like to able to use very good sewing machine...maybe in the 2017 I will find time to learn how to use it without do great damages...

I'm spending most of weeknights at home but December is a busy month on social field, greeting, gift exchange and other thi…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This past week is been busy as usual quiet busy with work but I had a couple of afternoon completely free from any kind of work so I called my friend Samantha and we did some Christmas shopping, infact I needed to buy Barbie Mermaid for Reverend's daughter (and hopefully I found right model) and Samantha needed to buy some cookie cutters so we bought what we need took a quick coffe on cafe "le delizie di Napoli", if you are spend a day in terni you need to syop and try this bakery cafe every bite is amazin...However we decided to go in the centre and we walked and do serious window shopping, then we needed some relax so we opted for hot tea, we choosse Strawberry&Mango favour, great choice....nothing is better of real talk with your friend...
I had a weekend free so I decided to spend a day in Rome to see the Love art show then I've spent sunday in the curch, ok before church I went to Vote and I haven't problem to say that my vote is been for NO, I studied al…

ART SHOW: LOVE

All you need is love is a song while Love is all you need is love is a movie with Pierce Brosnan really nice if you are interested to watch it, but on 3rd of December I decided to spend an enire day in Rome because I was going to attend the art show called "Love", well I attended a interesting meeting/reuinion in the church in the morning and after lunch I asked some informations to arrive to Chiostro del Bramante in Rome, I used google maps for a while but then my smartphone decided to die, my battery was off so I used the old methd: asked informations to real people saying Please & thanks adding always a smile...
When I paid my ticket (€13) gentle youths asked which voice I wanted for audioguide (it is included with the tickets), ok I must to confess I wanted David&biagio at the beginning but they say no because It was for kids so in the end I opted for Coco, very very good choice:P During my walks into the art show most people had their smartphone making pics becaus…

RE-CHARGING BATTERIES

I had 2 afternoon completely free from kids or anything, so I must to admit that on first day I was excited and bored at the same time, but after a while I understood how precious were these days , with busy life is a necessity find time for ourself, so I used my free time to do serious declutter into wardrobe (I must still to finish) and into my book's collection, find material for DIY projects(handmade greeting cards are coming) and I've read (oh yes my mind loved these moments) and yes I watched also some tv but honestly I don't watch a lot and I'm been surprise to see nice shows like Fringe in the afternoon. We can talk a lot about how is amazing Joshua Jackson right?
I love to read and I'm an avid reader but last books I''ve read disliked me, I found them quiet boring so after last word I put directly into box for thrifty store, sorry I'm going to keep only books I love read millions of time finding them great every time...now Iì'm reading last …

MAKING PIZZA WITH LITTLE ASSISTANT

Temperatures became cold, seriously and so go inthe park isn't a good option, but watching tv all afternoon isn't a good idea too, so what to do' I tend to make a weekly list of activities that don't involve tv...
So a day we painted a lot, another we tried to make a paper Christmas tree but inth end Reverend's daughter choose to play to be "princess", then I asked if she wanted to have another afternoon of cooking, answer is been "yes", so I've bought ingredients to make pizza...
If you have kids or you've spent time with them (nephew count too) you probably lready noticed tht kids loved to be involved into the process of making a food...
For a pizza you need: 400 gr flour 3 tablespoon of olive oil 240ml water salt yeast
In a bowl put flour, water and yeast, work then add olive oil, salt and make the pizza dough. keept it rest. Make the pizza adding tomato sauce and or other ingredients you want, we added tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, add …

HANDMADE CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Most peple start only now to realize that Christmas is coming and they need to buy some gifts, well there are people that arrives directly on 23rd without thinking about It then realizing and run with the mass of other people, well from some years i tend to buy all my Christmas gift for the end of November max first week of December so I escape fromt he mass of people and I have time to deice gifts and packages...However there are also people that would like to do gifts but they're afraid because their budget is too tiny? well why don't make something with your hands...I found lovely and delicious recipes on web and magazines and I did a personal selection:  Chocolate liquor
CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD COOKIES

KNITTED SCARF using only your hands (honestly I am exercising about It) yes maybe you must to do a little investmen about bottles, jars and ribbons but is really really low cost...
I  love receive handmade gifts --because It means that person spent a good amount of her-his time mak…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This past week is been good and bad at the same time, but I'm glad about I had a moment to see my friend Samantha in person, I needed to do some shopping into commercial centre and she was working there so I've bought what I needed and have a real talk with her, I had also weekend free from work inthe cafe and I choose to spent  It with my family...quality time!!!
In these days I'm doing some calligraphy's exercise, I can say a couple of years ago I gifted myself witha manual about Calligraphy, honestly I find It fashinating and I hope that a day I will find a class of It also in my hometown...However I love write notes, handwritten touches that gives a special "allure" to everything-at least this is my point of view-
Also if I'm still dreaming about to have a giant library in the last months I'm doing serious decluttering, infact I decided to keep only boks I love to read millions of time without be bored about them, but a part few the last books I'…

MY WEEK IN PICS

This week is been quiet busy but I had also a afternoon completely for myself honestly I try to find at least 10 minutes daily only for me...a walk, a chapter of a book, some music, help me to relax my mind... I had good and bad days-hei I'm an imperfect human- but I try to see always glass half full, so I'm been really grateful for a lot of things: coffee dates with friends, day trip in Rome ( I'm going to have another day trip next week for art exibithion called Love), time for myself, my family and a lot of other things...probably when we stopp  to think about what we havent and be grateful for everything we have we'd start to be more positive ....at least this is my personal point of view!!!
A friend of mine gifted me with a little beauty treat from her promotion's work...thanks Sammy...there are little beauty products, travel sizes that fit perfectly into my maxi bag and I love Nivea products...I don't use a lot of beauty products but I use facial cream fro…

BLAST FROM PAST: MY BUDGET FIRST EXPERIENCE

About budgeting I'm a constant work in progress but I can say that until 2012 I wasn't interested to have savings, every cents I earned well were spent on stupd stuff...then I had a little debt to repay and I've lost job so I understood that was time to think about my future...I started to read several financial blogs-yes I have my favorites- and start to know what the budget was and its importance...so I took first month writing every single purchase daily, looking for side hustle jobs and my social life became from normal until zero in a while but if I was focused on first week I became really bores and stressed on second week. Seemed that every shop had everything I needed (wrong think),..So during week 3 and 4 I tried to find a balance between frugal lifestyle and good social life...during this time I understood which were(and still are) my real friends, when I stopped to open wallet saying "no thanks I cannot permit but we coul do..." well magically most peo…