Handmade Advent Calendar

28/11/2017 by Christiana

It’s this time of the year again!...

My homemade Granola

02/11/2017 by Christiana

In my opinion breakfast is the most important meal....

Every detail counts

24/10/2017 by Christiana

As a family, we own a small Agrotourism complex consisting of 6 stone built suites....

Yiannos’s roast fish

21/10/2017 by Yiannos

A few months ago Yiannos was invited to a TV cooking program....

Pom pom wall art

17/10/2017 by Christiana

Yarn is a very versatile material that I love!...

Quince Jelly/Paste – “Kydonopasto”

12/10/2017 by Yiannos

The quince is the sole member of the genus Cydonia in the family Rosaceae....

Paper beads

11/10/2017 by Christiana

Yes, you’ve heard very well: paper beads!!!!...

Our flea market find…and a bit of DIY

04/10/2017 by Christiana

Visiting flea markets is one of our favourite things....

Athens is always a good idea

30/09/2017 by Christiana

I never say no to a short (or long) trip to Athens. There are so many things you can do there all year around....

Summer cooking part 3

12/07/2017 by Christiana

My childhood friend “F” is a very good cook. Actually I am not stressing this enough, she is an EXCELLENT cook....

My DIY slides

30/06/2017 by Christiana

It’s Summer + slides are in fashion + I enjoy creating = A brand new pair of slides in 15 minutes! An equation that you don’t need a science degree to solve! Let’s get started then....

Summer cooking part 2

28/06/2017 by Christiana

Do you also happen to have the urge of eating something without necessarily being hungry?...

Summer cooking part 1

16/06/2017 by Yiannos

As you already know cooking is one of my passions. What you might not know is that I enjoy grocery shopping as well....

Natali - a brand, a designer, a friend

10/06/2017 by Christiana

I met Natalie in 2002, as soon as she came back from her studies in New York. She studied Fashion design in FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology)....

Tips for a healthy, handmade, creative life

13/04/2017 by Christiana

New products, new words, new habits have emerged in our lives the last few years....

An impromptu lunch with friends

15/03/2017 by Christiana

As I already mentioned in previous posts, we like to have friends over for lunch or dinner. Usually it is a spur-of-the-moment thing. “Come over for dinner” or “We are going to cook spaghetti, why don’t you join us” etc....

Banana Jam

10/03/2017 by Yiannos

Have you ever thought of making Banana Jam? No? Neither have I. We are used to strawberry jam, apricot jam, citrus marmalade but not banana....

Use your fabric scraps in a creative way

03/03/2017 by Christiana

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How to plan a dinner party

24/02/2017 by Christiana

As a family, we like to cook and we like having people around for dinner. Whether this is a spur-of-the-moment invite or a properly planned dinner party, we always enjoy sharing our culinary adventures with good friends and family....

My Handmade Christmas part 3

25/11/2016 by Christiana

Advent calendar. Children love advent calendars. They are so excited to open a small box, sachet or door every day from the 1st of December until Christmas day. You can fill the calendar with chocolate, small presents or activities ideas....

My Handmade Christmas part 2

13/11/2016 by Christiana

The following tutorial is very simple but you need some basic sewing skills to do it. It is a stuffed Christmas tree....

My Handmade Christmas, part 1

08/11/2016 by Christiana

Every year I try to do as many handmade Christmas presents and objects as I can. I think a handmade present is greatly appreciated. My first attempt is this “minimal” Christmas tree that you can hang on the wall....

A “difficult” client

09/08/2016 by Yiannos

Eleni, our daughter, wanted to change her bookshelves in her bedroom. They were to replace a bulky IKEA bookshelf....

Our signature “Greek Summer” cocktail

26/07/2016 by Yiannos

Summer can get very hot in Cyprus even on our veranda by the sea. The ceiling fan makes some difference but a long, soothing, cold drink always helps....

Old books, new use

08/07/2016 by Christiana

Recently, our youngest daughter, Eleni, who is 19 now decided to rearrange her bedroom....

The Chelsea flower show

02/07/2016 by Yiannos

As a student of Architecture I chose to take landscape architecture as an optional course for three years....

Modus Vivendi Psematismenos

20/06/2016 by Christiana

Introducing our houses...

“Monsters” for love

19/05/2016 by Christiana

As a person, I like challenges. I like to set goals even though I am not a competitive person with other people....

Too many hours spent on crafts, #no regrets

08/05/2016 by Christiana

The people that know me well they know that I am a crafty person....

Stories of silk and thread by Anthoula Polyviou - part 2

21/04/2016 by Christiana

As I mentioned in my previous post Anthoula Polyviou had an exhibition on the 15th April and presented her new work....

Stories of silk and thread by Anthoula Polyviou - part 1

27/03/2016 by Christiana

Presentation of an Artist. ...

My new DIY bread basket

26/02/2016 by Christiana

This is a long due project. We used to have a bread basket for over 10 years....

Introducing Modus Vivendi Psematismenos

22/02/2016 by Christiana

Modus Vivendi is a small agrotourism complex in the heart of Psematismenos village in Cyprus....

Homemade Protein Snack

24/01/2016 by Christiana

I first tasted this “flourless bread” at our friend’s E house. She called it “bread” and she served it with the aperitif topped with olive paste or avocado....

My visit to Carrara

06/01/2016 by Yiannos

Recently I had to spend six days in Carrara, a small provincial town North East of Florence and 5 Km from the coast on the hills where they quarry the famous marble....

Felt Christmas Ornaments

10/12/2015 by Christiana

As Christmas time is approaching we started decorating our houses with what we think is beautiful and tasteful. Most people tend to overdo it. I, on the other hand I prefer a more discrete and quite minimal Christmas decoration, that is; a Christmas ...

Advent Calendar

30/11/2015 by Christiana

Christmas time is ideal for crafts. I always used to do Christmas crafts for my home and my friends but I never did an advent calendar. The one I am going to share with you now is something I found on pinterest and I liked it a lot. I enjoyed doing i...

A journey to Santorini

30/10/2015 by Christiana

August is the month that we celebrate. We celebrate Yiannos’s birthday, we celebrate our wedding anniversary and of course we celebrate Summer! We usually spend August travelling to the Greek islands, home by the beach, on the mountains at our s...

Middle eastern inspired Boneless chicken

25/10/2015 by Yiannos

The Story: When we got married, near our first apartment on the sea, there was this guy that we called “the Turk” who served this wonderful boneless grilled chicken with a white paste that was pure garlic with olive oil. In later years, as he be...

Penne with tomato sauce, halloumi and mint

25/10/2015 by Yiannos

The story: In our country there is an abundance of tasty ripe tomatoes from May to the end of October. We always use them in cooking and we often grate and freeze them so we can also use them when they are not in season....

Hand made baby quilt

22/10/2015 by Christiana

I always like to offer handmade gifts for birthdays, Christmas, christenings, newborns. I think that a gift made with love is always special. The problem with me is that I am not very organized so my gifts are always a bit late!!! In August we welco...

Apple Cake Recipe

09/10/2015 by Yiannos

I love cooked apples either in the main course (pork with apple etc) or as desert or cakes. I really like them because they have a sour/sweet taste and an aroma that can be accentuated with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and orange. At the end of August t...