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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…

CHRISTMAS GIFTS ON A BUDGET: TROPPOTOGO

Ok I must to admit I am that kind of woman that starts to think about Christmas gifts from September, but sometimes I receive great deal in my mailbox that I'm tempted to buy all Christmas gifts in the middle of summer,..well in the years I understood that November is the best time for me to do Christmas shopping, I had time to understand what my friends would like, set a budget, earn extra cash start research (honestly is one of my favorite process at Christmas time) and then write notes -yes I still use handwritten notes attached to my gifts they're make it more personal-
When I started research I went to some sites and then I found TROPPOTOGO, it is great if you haven't idea or you have an idea but a limited budget and searching using filters (gender, price style) us really helpful...I found some items that I'm going to buy for Christmas and also for birthdays...
My personalselection from €0-30

I must to admit that I'm totally in love for this little monkeyand I al…

RE-ORGANIZATION SUPPLIES

Who knows me already knows about my love for Real estate and everything inot its field. Yes I can spend more time into bookstores or home decor shop that into H&M and if you are thinking that I'm weird, don't worry I know that I am:P
However in the past weeks I went with my friend doing some shopping about home decors and I can say that she could give lessons about how to organize tiny kitchen spaces...I discovered a lovely shops where I can easily ooverspend Flying Tiger, so I tend to make a list and stick to It...I'm sure that visit website you understand me when I say that is really hard decide what to buy...





However we did a stop also into Ikea shop that has great boxes and jars but I must to admit that I found lovely jars also in my little hometown...









We talked alot and in the end we gifted with hot tea and talks about books we liked and disliked and what we'd like to buy/receive for Christmas, when you and your friend are avid reader is always better ask and dec…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This past week is been busy as usual and I also spent some hours in Rome, seriously I don't know if I'd be able to live in this city but everytime I'm here I found something new and it has a magic allure, but if It is called the Eternal city there is good reason... I already planned another day trip in Rome to attend an Art exibithion called "love"...
This week I'm going to be frugal also if I have some Christmas gifts to buy -yes I'm that kind of woman that plan and buy ahead- I already bought some gifts during garage sale for charity, but I have other few things to buy, maybe I'll use Troppotogo... 
During this past week I've spent almost all weeknights at home so I've reading "the end of men", but also if It is a well written book, I found it quiet boring,I've read it slowly because I wasn't so interested about know the final, so it is in the box with books I'm going for thrifty store...as Calendar girl isn't my kind…

MY WEEK IN PIC

Ok this week is been quiet busy but I'm glad to had opportunity to spend a night with my friends and I had also a lovely coffee date with another friend during my day trip in Rome, honestly I find this City always Amazing, unless traffic but there is nothing perfect(except the first coffee in the morning)...


With rainy days I needed to use alittle bit more imagination for my afternoon as nanny, but me and Reverend's daughter painted and for the end of week we are going to cook, have you ever noticed how kids love help during the process of making recipes?... However durong my daytrip in Romme I did some shopping into Flying tiger shop, It has always a lot of variety I am been totally in love for stationary, stamps and in the end I've bought watercolours and a couple of things for a Christmas gifts...I'm going to buy all gifts for the end of November, max first week of December and I'm on good way...honestly is becaming hard to resist into this shop, so I plan shoppin…

MY MONEY WEEKLY CHECK UP

This past week is been really really busy bu tin the end of the week I am tired but really happy and proud about our firts Garge sale for charity that we called "Mercatino della Vittoria", every single cent we earned is direct to help a no profit organization of our town that is called "Casa delle Donne" -I'm quiet sure there are several in all parts of Italy- and we're thinking to reapeat it ona saturday before Christmas...
Seriously there were a lot of items and we opted for low cost and friendly prices, so I found several handmade natural soaps for friends so I already done with some Christmas gifts infact I'm fgoing to add a soap to a couple of gifts and keep some for unexpected gifts...I still remember when years ago I received a gift 2 days before Christmas and I needed to buy something so from that day I have always extra gifts...is better to be ready!!!
I wanted to end to read "The end of men", well I didn't I worked so hard on garag…

FRIDAY THOUGHTS

This week me and Reverend's wife worked har to finish all the handmade items to sell tomorrow in our first Garage sale for charity in our church, so this week Reverend's daughter is been a little bit upset becaue attentions wreren't only for her so I promised her to spend an afternoonof next week drinking a hot chocolate seems a good reward right? Plus she asked for a chocolate bar so today before final touches Ill go to Grocery to buy her it....unluckily today is rainy day but being cold month is normal-but I still love Summer and hot temperatures...
However since September there are new recycle bins, for me don't change a lot because in my family is normal do a garbage waste but I discovered an iteresting thing in the Commercial centre near home...they've put a machine to recycling pl..astic bottles obtaining discounds yes there is max of 40 bottles per day but receiving €0.05 per bottle means a discount of €2 ok isn't a fortune but when you are on a budget co…

REAL ESTATE: TIPS FOR TINY HOUSE

I love real estate and my friends know it so they ask a lot of tips and suggestions so when a friend of mine bought her home she was looking for a tiny house only for herself I suggested to take notes from web i8pinterest instagram website magazines) and then do a real tour into shops and markets...I always thought to her when I've read "45 mq la misura di un sogno" and "Manuale di sopravvivenza per ragazze in crisi (economica)"-it is an the only ebook I have on my tablet but I still prefer paper version of books- because I always found connection between my friend and the book both needed a lot of time to find the perfect house....and I must to admit I discover coupons here..please don't judge me...SO what we done? we planned serious researches into antiques markets shops & co. to understand what kind of style worked into her house...
She loves dark colours and they are nice but if you have a tiny space well maybe isn't right decision is better to k…