When Life Gives You Lemons...

Monday, March 27, 2017

...you make a cake:) Yes, I mean literally! This beauty you're looking at above, is our first (ever!) home-grown lemon! It might have taken a year for it to actually fully ripe, but it was worth the wait! So now I'm off to make a lemon cake, brew myself a fresh cup of coffee and just for a short minute, gloat in my lemon-growing-glory:)

Ah, the little things in life...

P.S: This is how it looked about nine months ago.
P.P.S: Sunshine in a pot.

(Photo by exPress-o)

Blended









Wow! Istanbul-based visual artist Hüseyin Şahin blends photos together creating the most spectacularly surreal scenes I've ever seen! His photo-manipulation art pushes the limits of human imagination by bringing people's wildest dreams into reality.

Aren't they incredible?

P.S: Wired giants and flatland.
P.P.S: Plus, the winner of our Olive Bella giveaway is...

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Weekend Jollies

Friday, March 24, 2017

Cheers to the weekend! What are you up to? Balazs and I have been wanting to try this new soup bar for the longest time, so tonight we're finally going to pop by on our way to a movie. Wishing everyone a fantastic weekend. I'll see you back here on Monday morning, but before you go, fancy checking out a few awesome links below? Enjoy!

16 truths a wedding planner will never tell you:)

'You may want to marry my husband'.

This is brilliant!

Fancy a new go-to jewelry piece for spring? Check out our GIVEAWAY this week!

'It took me 60 years to learn the truth about real beauty.'

Love quesadillas? Try this recipe it's so good!

Less, less, less, less...

Ha!

How gorgeous is this cake?

Love dogs...

The biggest nutrition mistake busy women make.

Yes, please:)

Aren't those coasters lovely?

You'll never think of scrambled eggs as simple again...

How to dress like a Parisian.

Book clubs...

How to be mindful while shoveling snow.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Six years ago today.
- Five years ago yesterday.
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago today.
- One year ago today.


P.S: How about a bit of chit-chat? Join me on InstagramFacebook and even Pinterest.


(Photo by Soledad Burgos)

This Week's Gems


The loveliest spring dress...

A flower egg cup anyone?...

The most gorgeous sun and moon layering necklace set...

The sassiest wave rider leggings, ever! Plus, the amazing Nalu Tribe is offering a 15% discount to all exPress-o readers on any orders above $72. Just use the code: 'expresso' at checkout...

Stunningly quirky...

On my wish list: those sassy fishbone earrings...

Oh-so nifty...

Those cuff bracelets are the perfect spring accessory. Fancy winning one? Check out our GIVEAWAY this week:)...

Isn't this coral reef vase stunning?...

Oh boy, this ring is super special...

A brilliant brass grow-anywhere growhouse...

The coolest hand woven jute macrame market bag around...

Totally swooning over those vintage stripes...

Because we all need a sassy gemstone emerald ring in our lives...

Love them all...

'...distillation of California with it's herbal woodiness and hint of wildfires...'

How adorable is this little sculpture?...

The cutest frames for kids...

Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Plus, the lovely SimaG is offering a 25% discount on all orders. Just use the code 'Diana' at checkout...

Dog People Wanted

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Are you a dog person? If so, what's your favourite dog breed?

Balazs and I are considering getting a puppy later this year, but we're not totally sure what kind would be best for us. We are thinking between an English Cocker Spaniel and a Golden Retriever, but we also love the idea of owning our own little sausage dog:) Aren't they full of personality? Plus, just recently, a friend sent me this teddy-bear-like photo of a Goldendoodle that stole my heart!

Anyway, I'd love to hear what's your experience with different dog breeds. Our aim is to have a friendly, calm yet playful buddy that we can take everywhere we go.

Do share...

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Giggle!

(Photo via Bloom)

Spring Trend: Vintage Souvenir Straw Bags










If you’ve been reading exPress-o for a while, you know how much I love market baskets. So you can imagine my excitement when I realized that this spring's go-to accessory is a vintage souvenir straw bag.

I’ve been eyeing this sassy number for a couple of days now. So, if you fancy adding a cheery and stylish accessory to your spring wardrobe, get one of those beauties and never look back! Deal?

P.S: Also, toting around.
P.P.S: Plus, fancy a new necklace or a pair of earrings? Check out our GIVEAWAY!

(Photos by/via Collage VintageHonestly, wtf and Rachel Comey)

Sassy Linear Nail Art



Ha! Next time you fancy jazzing up your nails, get one of those nifty water based paint pens for an easy and fun manicure in a jiffy! The only other thing you need is your favourite base coat nail polish and a dash of clear base coat. That is it!

I can hardly wait to give this a go. You? More here.

P.S: Fancy more spring goodness?
P.P.S: Plus, don't miss our snazzy GIVEAWAY this week!

(Photos by Rachel Brewer for/via Paper and Stitch)

Olive Bella Jewelry Giveaway

Wednesday, March 22, 2017




Today’s giveaway is from Olive Bella, a New York-based handcrafted jewelry line that I adore. All of Louise's designs are inspired by nature and the outdoors, making them incredibly wearable, yet still stylish and sassy. Her entire line is created to make you feel and look beautiful no matter where the day takes you.

This week, Louise is offering one lucky reader a chance to win one of her designs. The awesome part: the winner can choose their favourite piece from her entire shop! Personally, I'm beyond smitten with those zodiac constellation necklaces and these minimal bar earrings - just imagine wearing them with a top knot this spring:) Plus, don't even get me started on those bracelet bangles - swoonworthy!

For a chance to win, you should be a follower of exPress-o, please visit Olive Bella Jewelry shop and tell us which jewelry piece you'd pick. As always the giveaway is open worldwide. The winner will be chosen at random next Monday morning. Good luck! xo

For extra entries:
Re-tweet the giveaway, follow Olive Bella Jewelry on Instagram, like Olive Bella Jewelry on Facebooktag a friend on Instagram,  follow Olive Bella Jewelry on Pinterest, follow exPress-o on Instagram, join the exPress-o group on Facebook, follow exPress-o on Twitter and please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Also, please include your email address, so I can contact the winner. Thank you:)

Update: The winner is Annie...

Zesty Take on a Bath




Feeling a bit blue this Wednesday morning? Here is something that might just make this hump day more bearable. Tonight, after you finish work, stop by a shop and pick up a few zesty grapefruits, lemons and oranges. Slice them, and make an evening bath of them. I did exactly that last night and boy oh boy, what a treat it was! Psst: I added some dried lavender as well, but I bet that a few fresh eucalyptus leaves would be perfect too!

P.S: Remember this?
P.P.S: A super snazzy GIVEAWAY Wednesday is coming up later today!

(Photos by Emily Blincoe)

What Women Do When No One Is Watching

Tuesday, March 21, 2017








Totally awesome!

A little under two years ago, Sally Nixon started a project called '365' where she challenged herself to create an illustration a day for a whole year. The inspiration was her own life and all the simple routines that she and many of us go through daily.

The aim of this rather adorable project is to show the natural side of women and prove that nowadays filtered and staged womanhood is not real or true. So the whole project is based on women doing their everyday things like eating in bed, passing out on a sofa after a long day or brushing their teeth in the shower to save time.

Basically, it’s an ode to us girls and all little things we do when when nobody’s watching. Lovely, isn't it?

P.S: GAL!
P.P.S: Women + food.

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