Πέμπτη, 13 Μαρτίου 2014

Once again...welcome to my house. Come freely. Go safely; and leave something of the happiness you bring.




Greetings everyone!!!  It's all about red today...


Everyone around me got the flu and like a ninja (oook! slow down ninja :P) i got away. The truth is i eat as clean as possible and that is the main reason why i "survived" a whole winter without getting sick. I never eat frozen vegetables or fruits, all must be fresh and at their own season. In this way i will receive the best of them. So from November till now, i squeeze and drink everyday, one full glass of fresh orange juice. I think that helped me a lot. Just an idea if you are frequently getting sick like i did in the past.

I'm really happy with my decision to start eating healthy. Even more, that i start ballet again! And one of the reasons i start everything the past year and a half is because of my anxiety. The real awful problem, the "friend" i never wanted. I was doing better but during the past few months, anxiety brought me some new problems i have to deal with. And i do my best but sometimes i feel exhausted, that nothing will bring the sanity i crave. But then again, i think to myself, who is sane anyway?! Everyone i know has their own little loud demon(s) to deal with. I will never give up, no one and nothing will bring me down. I will survive :) And so do you! I taught myself quitting life is not an option. Quit trying and giving up so easily is not something i will allow myself to do. It takes a lot to gather your pieces and move on. Yes sometimes it feels like every effort goes straight to hell but you will look back eventually and you will see all the little things you manage to improve. Little by little, one day, everything will be ok :)


Now, let's talk about books and movies, things that bring me unnatural joy!! ^-^
Yes, finally, it's mine. A gorgeous copy of the Dracula (1897 Gothic horror novel) 
by Bram Stoker. The novel does not need any further words. 
I bought my copy during the January sales and it is the second book i own from the 
Barnes & Noble Collectible Editions. The first was The Complete Tales and Poems 
of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a gorgeous heavy leather bound edition 
of the most classic book ever. Is smaller than the Poe's but it is equally beautiful. 
If you enjoy collecting classic books in leather bound editions, this is a must.


Two of my favourite classic films i recommend.

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  1. I was just thinking about 'Dracula' when your quote popped up on my Blogger dashboard! :) That book cover is gorgeous!

    I'm sorry you struggle with anxiety. You're right though, all of us have little demons to deal with and I can tell you're strong enough to battle this one. You have such a great, positive attitude. ❤

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    1. Oh really? What they say, great minds think alike?! Haha we have awesome minds that is for sure!!! And thank you very much for your words! A positive mind always keeps me going! Why to dress myself up with negativity when i can get through half of my problem away with some positive thoughts? We all need that :) Take care <3

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  2. Με αγαπημένη ατάκα το "κανείς δεν είναι τέλειος" (Some Like It Hot) :-D

    Για το φίλο μας το Δράκουλα τι να πρωτοπώ... Αλήθεια, την είδες καθόλου τη σειρά του NBC; Αν εξαιρέσεις την κακή αμερικανική προφορά και το εκνευριστικό διαρκές ψιθύρισμα του Meyers, μου άρεσε πολύ (ναι, είμαι από αυτούς που θέλουν και δεύτερη σεζόν).

    *Healthy, healthy αλλά το παγωτό πρώτη μούρη :-D

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    1. Πόσο μου φτιάχνει την διάθεση αυτή η ταινία δεν λέγεται..
      Τα κατεβάζα εβλαβικά κάθε εβδομάδα που έβγαναν αλλά ακόμα δεν τα ξεκίνησα. Έχω διαβάσει κάτι αρνητικές κριτικές αλλά δεν πτοουμε. Θα δείξει... η νεκροψία! Θα πάει για δεύτερη σεζον ή ακόμα δεν έχουν ανακοινώσει κάτι?? Ααααα όλα κ'ολα. Μπόρεσα να κόψω την ζάχαρη αλλά το παγωτό δεν το αφήνω με τίποτα! Είναι η αγαπημένη μου αμαρτία :Ρ (Βασικά είναι πολλές αυτές οι αμαρτίες αλλά δεν τις.. τρώω συχνά πλέον). Άσε που healthy lifestyle δεν σημαίνει starve to death :)

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  3. What a gorgeous book cover, you're making me jealous! :) Amazing pictures.

    x Dawn
    www.wickedlypleasant.wordpress.com

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    1. It's a book i wanted from the moment i saw it and i finally have it :D Thank you my dear!

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  4. You're right, Magda - I think most people have their own inner demons to contend with. But I truly believe that an optimistic outlook is essential in helping battle those demons. Sometimes it's hard to remain positivec, but I think it's very important. And so is eating healthy! I sometimes wish we had better access to fresh produce over here all year round like I imagine you must have in Spain. :)

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    1. I am a believer too! A healthy lifestyle in general will bring slowly good results. I have seen it working!! Any kind of exercise, meditation, eating clean and having good positive thoughts. At the end of the day we are the only one's who can help 100% ourselves. Yes we do and i consider that a blessing. That is why we will not see at the markets for example strawberries or tomatoes all year long. P.S I don't live in Spain, i live in Greece. But that is close ^-^ Thank you dear <3

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    2. Oh dammit, I KNEW that ... let's just blame the Spain/Greece mix-up on a lack of sleep, okay? Same with the misspelling of positive... ;)

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    3. Haha no problem at all!! Thank you for your comment in the first place! :D Take care <3

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  5. I've been eating healthy for some years now, and indeed it feels quite great. I also happen to be a vegetarian and do not eat wheat or dairy. I also don't get sick much any more- Just like you, there were people sick all around me, and I remained quite healthy! (I do eat frozen fruits and vegetables, but generally organic.) Ah, Dracula is such a lovely book! Congratulations, then, on finally owning it.~ :P That copy is absolutely gorgeous. I hope you are doing well! ^-^ <3

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    1. It is amazing that people go vegetarian (or vegan) but for my body it would be impossible. I was getting sick during the year very often and for me to be healthy a whole winter was a great surprise. I don't like being sick, i feel powerless.. I'm glad you also see difference in your health :) Not that they are bad or something but i prefer fresh. I think that you can take the best out of them when you eat / drink them fresh. Either way, veggies and fruits are the best ^-^ Omg you have no idea how happy i was when it came home. Thank you!!! :D And thank you for commenting me here as well :)

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  6. I'm sorry that you have to deal with axiety, but your'e right aren't we all having inner demons to fight. I'm glad that the ballet makes your heart sing. I haven't been eating as healthy as I should and therefore got struck by the flu. I'll have to start with my green smoothies again for breakfast :)

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    1. Thank you <3 You are so nice! I am dealing with this awful feeling for so long now. :/ I am glad i have people around me who are there to help me but eventually, it's up to me. It's always up to us, that is why we have to take care our body & our mind. I suggest green smoothes and a lot of fresh orange juice at home (Or anything healthy that you like but vitamin C is the best to keep your immune system in perfect condition.) It worked for me (a person who was getting sick every week :P) i am sure it will work to you! Good luck and i hope you will get better soon :D

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  7. Dracula was the first vampire book I read when I was a child, so classic. And love the covers on your book <3

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    1. Thank you my dear <3 I cannot agree more with you! Such a classic book, such a gorgeous story!

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  8. Omg, I wrote a footlong comment and when I tried to post it, it disappeared (happens sometime..):D Damn :D
    So again: I love this Dracula edition! It's on my (very long) wishlist :D However, I feel like a traitor because I didn't really like the story :D However, Stoker's short stories are amazing!!
    I have one of those lipcreams, and I really like it :D I has a nice scent, too :D Btw I have read that they are going to be discontinued (at least where I live - people are stocking up like crazy:D) but then I saw some pictures of the new Essence collection and there were some matte lipcreams so they are probably only repackaging it :D
    Aaand I love Some Like It Hot! Even despite not liking MM :D But her coat in the train station scene is sooooooo pretty http://media.giphy.com/media/DpHgykPkhAJpe/giphy.gif :D Also the movie is really funny :D
    I started to read Streetcar Named Desire few weeks ago, but it somehow ended up forgotten on my nightstand :D Might pick it up again, it's a tiny little book :D:D

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    1. Gosh, it happens to me a lot here -.- That is why i always do a quick copy paste just in case! Haha you are you are a traitor, go away *making cross symbol with hands and tries to be funny*. :P I wish i had the money to buy the lipstains from Sephora or at least to put some money on my paypal to get the MUA but those were more reachable! I liked them a lot so i got an other pair and yes, simple because i heard the same as you! They do released some new matt lip glosses but i haven't see them yet on store. It;s a good product for 2.50 euros and yes omg the scent is... yummy :D Hmmm i was never a big fan of her. Sometimes i like her sometimes not, so i feel you! Oh yes that coat was dreamy, the whole set was great with that adorable feather hat. They had some amazing clothes back then! I read it online some months back because i wasn't able to find it but you know, read whenever you feel like. Sometimes is not the "right time" for a book. You might get those moments "i need to read that NOW". But is a lovely book.

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