Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Pet shop adventure

Hello everyone J One of the duties of having a pet is to feed it, thus today me and Daphne and Efi went to our closest pet shop to get some cat food. Daphne also feeds some stray dogs and cats and got tons of food that made her car smell terrible.
Everytime we visit this pet shop we get excited to see the animals there. These little guinea pigs were so cute and adorable and we thought it would be a a nice idea to take a video with them. Unfortunately while the camera rolled these cute little animals decided to mate.  This was a quite awkward event.
Happily this hamster was alone in a corner and wasn’t in a mood to mate. I love how hamsters eat and then clean their faces with their hands. I could watch it all day chilling and eating.
Last but not least the parrots stole the show not only because they are extremely beautiful but also because they were utterly noisy. When I tried to snap a picture most of them got scared by the camera except this one little hero who stood surprisingly photogenically out of the crowd.

Gracie Daphne & Efi

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

End of summer vacation

Hello everyone. I returned from my vacation to the Ionian sea. Last week was the most relaxing week of this year. I was lying on the beach and eating as many ice creams as I could. I might be a couple pounds heavier but definitely worth it.
Now I am back in Athens and ready to prepare everything I need for this year, but there is a tiny piece of me that is really sad that August is over. Summer is always suck a joyful period that when it ends it’s impossible for me to avoid some feelings of melancholy.
I have heard many people say that they feel emptiness and discomfort after the end of the summer mainly because they know they’re gonna miss the hot , long,  golden summer days. The smell of the seawater and the sounds of the waves are always what’s left in my memories.
The days are getting shorter and shorter and despite my panic I am excited that this year is gonna be so much different now that I am moving to London.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Procrastination Problem

Hello everyone! I am back from my vacation and now that I recharged my batteries I am ready to work hard. Today I was looking for air tickets to London! Daphne has already booked everything since she is so neat and organized but I keep procrastinating. Sometimes I feel that even the simplest tasks are too hard for me, like booking tickets or even answering the phone. I get anxious and almost paralyzed with the most insignificant things, I think about them over and over and most of the times I convince myself that I can’t do them at all. 
This is the thing that I would like to change this year. I should set goals and try to achieve them without panicking. Maybe I should keep a journal with everything I want to accomplish and break them down so I could do them step by step. Sounds so easy but I already feel my palms sweating. I know that I create barriers in my mind and sabotage myself but the feelings of incompetence are strong. Do you have any thoughts on how to fight procrastination?


Friday, August 22, 2014

Part 3: Vacation in Rhodes

Hello everyone, as I promised in my previous post, today I'll upload some photos from the Old town in the city of Rhodes. I'm wearing another two-piece dress that I've made. This one has little ice creams on and a cute scallop edge at the top.
I love how this entrance to the castle is leading us straight to the port/beach. When I visited the island last year in the winter I had taken loads of photos here. It is even more beautiful now with the flowering plants.
As I was taking photos, a cute cat appeared nearby. She totally reminded me of Ella only hairier. I wish I could bring her home. She was unfriendly just like Ella as well. They would have a blast together ignoring me.
Another entrance of the castle. Less glamorous this time but with cute stairs. One of the central points of Old town. I can't say it is particularly beautiful but the rest of the town is. This is one of the "hottest" nightlife spots for the locals.
And of course parrots randomly sitting around. I don't even know. I'm pretty sure parrots aren't common in Rhodes or anywhere in Greece, But here there were at least 7 parrots lazing around. Maybe they had an owner? they were an attraction? I don't know.
Here is me in front of the main entrance to the castle. Please excuse the low quality of the image but I had to upload it. I waited so long for the tourists to clear up the scene to let this photo die.
The magnificent castle. So so beautiful. I could totally picture myself living here. I wouldn't even mind the tourists, I would creep on them from above lol.
Greeting from my new home! There is only one part left of my Vacation to Rhodes series. Have a great rest of summer everyone!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ella a cute cute cat

Hello everyone :) Today I spend a day with Ella and she was adorable as always. I love it when she looks at me with those big round eyes.
 I wanna hug her and pet her all the time. She is the most adorable cat I have ever seen. Sometimes she bites and other times she doesn't want to be pet but I can't help it loving her so much.
 She thinks that she is the master of the house and everyone should hear her orders. She demands to be fed every morning and she wants her massages while she is relaxing late in the afternoon.
She is a demanding female but I would never call her bossy, she just knows what she wants when she wants it.
Awww those eyes are killing me. 
Have a great day!!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Packing my bags for vacation

Hello everyone :)
Today I am packing my bags for a small trip! I will go to the Ionian sea and visit some islands. I really wanna go to Ithaki and Kerkyra or even Paxos but I am not sure yet! I don't think I will be able to see all seven islands of the Ionian sea!
I am super excited but also anxious that I am gonna forget to put in my suitcase something really important, like enough bathing suits! Doing a checklist is not easy neither is picking what outfits to get. I wish I could carry all my closet with me!
Ionio here I come! I wish you have an awesome time!!!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Part 2: Rhodes vacation photos + handmade two piece dress

Hello everyone, today I'll be sharing another two piece dress I've made. It has cute mermaids all over! Of course it's made out of fabric best suited for children's sheets. However I'm at a point in my sewing career where I don't care what kind of fabric I'll use, as long as it is cute!
The city of Rhodes has this amazing ancient castle. It's so large that on average you'll need about a day to walk around, check out the little shops, eat etc. There is a little town is thriving inside the castle. 

With so many tourists I found it hard to take any decent photos of the inside. In my next post I'll upload my favourite ones. Seeing these pics now is making me nostalgic. I had such a magnificent time in Rhodes and it will be a long time till my next vacation.
I've made about 3-4 different two-piece dresses for my vacation and I had a blast parading around town in them. The construction of the dresses isn't the best but they did their job. Now I want to start sewing my autumn/winter clothes 'cause I won't be able to take my sewing machine in the UK. It makes me sad but sewing is a hobby that takes a LOT of time and space all of which I won't have next year.

What is your favourite hobby?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Summer Ella cat

Hello everyone :) Ella today was so desperate to find a cool place in the house and she ended laying in the balcony floor.
Sometimes she prefers to stay in a little room in the house that is really warm, she sleeps there for hours and she enjoys staying there because it's dark and quite. Other times she seems extremely disturbed by the heat.
So the question remains. Is she feeling the heat like we do? This summer is one of the hottest and I am not sure how she manages to stay in a room in the temperature of an oven.
 I am guessing that she has a high tolerance in heat. I have asked her several times if she enjoys cold water or ice in the summer but she has never really gave me an answer.
Ella doesn't meow often. She prefers to look at you straight in the eyes and blink slowly her huge eyes. I know that's a sign of love but sometimes I wonder if she wants to murder me. I mean look at this half closed eyes..she seems suspicious.
So what do you think, can cats feel the hot weather like humans?
Ella is wishing you all a happy weekend!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday #10 the extreme edition

Hello everyone. Today my mom was looking at some old photos and she found some from when I was one year old! I had chubby cheeks and an awesome haircut!
I was so young and carefree. I am not sure if I was even talking. These were good times.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pink Handmade Leopard Dress

Hello everyone :)
Today I decided to wear my new handmade pink leopard dress! It's a two piece again and it's one of the easiest dresses I have ever made!
 The fabric is elastic so I didn't even use a zipper, and actually the most boring stuff is trying to put a zipper especially on the top. It's quite tricky when you have to adjust the length of the zipper and you are forced to cut it.
am extremely impressed with the result since this is the first time I tried to do a tight dress. When I saw the fabric on the store I imagined myself as a pink cheetah and I loved it.
Have a great day!

Friday, August 1, 2014

New social media buttons

Happy Friday to everyone!
We are happy to announce that we've finally added social media buttons on our website. We've been postponing this for so long its not even funny.
Now you can check out our Instagram account (which we update daily):

Our Tumblr account where we post and reblog funny and cute photos:
(sources: 1,2,3)

We also have included our facebook account where we post all our updates from Blogger, Twitter and Instagram.
For more updates on our lives follow us on your favourite social media!

ps. you can find the buttons here

Daphne & Gracie

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ella the lion cat

Hello everyone, today I spent a lovely day with my cat Ella. During the summer she enjoys staying at the balcony chasing cicadas or lazing around on the cool floor. 
However despite all this exercise, I've noticed that she got fatter and fatter. Her once little belly now looks like a balloon. She has such a small face for that big round body. I really don't mind her being voluptuous but I'm concerned about her health and eating habits. 
Here you can see that huge mouth that consumes large amounts of food whenever it has a chance. I have tried multiple times to get her on a diet but everyone else is keep giving her treats even behind my back. There is a lack of synchronisation of her feeding schedule especially when I'm away for hours. 
I know it is hard to resist these huge round green eyes when she is begging for an extra bite. But more importantly, if you do manage to resist she will bite you mercilessly like a lion she is. Or she will keep meowing during the night time disturbing your sleep.
Ella's doctor told us not to worry about her weight yet but at this rate she might be in trouble soon. This makes me anxious since I'll leave in September for my master studies in the UK and I will have no control over her eating. Do you have any tips for keeping a cat fit?


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Part 1: Vacation at the beautiful Rhodes island

Hello everyone! Today I'd like to share with you some photos of my recent trip to Rhodes. Rhodes is a one of the largest Greek islands and is located at eastern Aegean Sea. We stayed at the city of Rhodes where the Medieval Old Town is located which is a declared world heritage site. Prior to my vacation me and Gracie sew several two-piece dresses so I had a whole new wardrobe with me. 
The first one is this cute vintage-printed dress. I really really love the print. It is one of the fabrics I wanted to sew in a long time and I'm happy that I finally did. It makes me really sad having unused cute fabric. 
Our hotel was near the "Elli" beach so I was able to enjoy swimming every day. Most beaches in Rhodes have sunbeds that you have to pay but you can also just place your towel and your own umbrella wherever you want. I try to avoid the sun as much as possible so I usually have my own just in case a beach isn't organised.

Rhodes is such a huge city and attracts tourists all year round. I have visited the island before in winter but honestly its so much more beautiful in the summer. 
Have you visited Rhodes or any other Greek island? Which one was your favourite?


Friday, July 18, 2014

Life Changes

Hello everyone. These days I am super excited yet really anxious about my future. As you may know, me and Daphne were looking for masters programs in the UK and we finally decided where we wanna go. The fact is that we are gonna drastically change our lives.
I am thinking over and over that this is just a small step and I try to convince myself that I am not anxious but now that the summer is almost over the dramatic voice inside me hopes I had more time.I wish I had the chance to talk to the future me just to reassure me that everything is gonna be ok.  I am not sure what is the point of this post since I can explain if I am afraid of leaving or if I am anxious about the unknown. I am a shy person and I was never too social, I kinda hate being thrown into a new environment. On the other hand I wanna meet new people and start a new life as a real adult. I guess that I am really confused right now because I bet I am coming across like an extremely scared person, which is far from the truth. Wow as I am writing this text I see how I contradict myself. I guess I am done with thinking for the day.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pink Heart Handmade Two Piece Dress

Hello everyone :) Today was a cloudy day in Athens and it was such a relief cause I can't stand the hot sun forever. I try not to get a tan this year so I am using a ton of bronzer.
So today I decided to wear my new two piece dress. Me and Daphne were sewing day and night last week and finished many dresses. Fortunately we have endless fabric to sew till death do us party. This is the first dress I finished last week and it's one of my favorite! Daphne sewed 5 or 6 dresses, she was on fire. I can't compete with her skills. I am slow dressmaker like a sloth but my last creations are more professional looking and I made less mistakes. 
I also did my make up in a drag queen style. My inspiration was a mix of  Adore Delano and Roxxxy Andrews. I know that the make up seems conservative in the photos but it's really heavy.
I wish you have an awesome day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Playing with cute cats

Hello everyone! Now that the weather is super hot we don't dare to go out  for long so we are going from house to house. This Saturday we were at Efi's house and we were playing with her cats. She has a wonderful garden and her cats are enjoying so much to play in the dirt.
Here you can see sir Meowlis looking like an aristocratic cat. He is so huge and cute. He is not fat but he has an enormous body. He is also terribly kind and although he doesn't like to have his pictures taken he poses tentatively.
 He is the most calm cat I have ever seen. He wants to be pet all the time, sometimes he is a little winy when we cook cause he is hungry 24/7!
In the picture above you can see Satanitsa. She is truly a little devil! She likes to get dirty that's why she is always rolling around in the garden.She extremely playful and sometimes we hug and pet her but if she's not enjoying it she will show it right away with her claws. Apart from that she is friendly and she hangs out with Meowlis everyday, they bath together and the sleep together!
 Satanitsa was so little when we first found her! She was begging for food and seeking hugs from strangers. Now she is a lady and she owns her own garden.
The two cats are living harmonically together for over a year now. They are both neutered so they are close friends.
 I love it when Meowlis is doing that pose! He is the cutest! :)
Have a nice week!

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