Weekend Jollies

Friday, March 23, 2018

Cheers to the weekend, what are your plans for the next two days? Balazs and I are going for a movie-marathon night over to our friends and I'm taking this with me. Wishing everyone a lovely weekend. I'll see you back here on Monday morning but before you start weekending, don't miss out on those awesome links below.

Have you entered our beautiful earrings GIVEAWAY? Don't miss it!

Breakfast has just got easier!

'I couldn't give a toss about having a six pack'.

Why you should give your brain a spring clean.

Tied to Tenerife.

Healthy organized pantry.

'I don’t need it. I don’t want it. I’m not gonna buy it.'


'I love running more for the mental clarity it provides than anything else.'

What is collagen?

Why does cancelling plans feel so good?

'At the start of the day, write the three key things you want to get done. For 'busy' work, eg emails and social media, allocate three slots a day.'

Family dinners, redefined!

Here's how one pregnant woman defines healthy.

All natural hair routines!

Listening to this music will make you 4 times more productive.

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

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(Photo via Camilles Styles)

This Week's Gems

Spring stripes...

Wanderlust beauty...

The sassiest swimsuit for your next tropical holiday! (Psst: they ship worldwide totally for free!)...


The cutest cat print, ever!...


Pizza studs for the win!...

Lovely candle saucer...


 Pop of pink...

Pretty water mister...

Totally fancy this soap dish...


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

P.S: Fancy more gems?
P.P.S: Also, don't miss our sassy GIVEAWAY this week!

Doggy Birthday Cake: Do or Don't?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Okay, our Jenny is turning one in April and I'm seriously considering to bake her a birthday doggy cake. Am I mad?! Last week, a friend of mine, sent me this link to Erin's recipe saying that I should totally do this for Jenny and I secretly agree with her!

The thing about me is that I show love with baked goods. So if I like you, I will probably show up at your doorstep with a box of homemade cookies or my go-to French lemon cake. If I don't, you know...

So despite knowing that baking a birthday cake for a pet might seem totally bonkers for some, I'm pretty sold on the idea, actually...

What do you think? Do or don't?

P.S: This one and that one sounds good too.
P.P.S: Plus, don't miss our beautiful earrings GIVEAWAY this week!

(Photos by The Almond Eater)

Home Tweak: Knotted Rope Trivets

Heads up, here is a fun and easy little project that you can make in a jiffy! The other day I created one of those knotted rope trivets and I'm still pretty chuffed about it! Especially since my little kettle looks oh-so elegant sitting on top of it.

Sometimes all you need is to switch off that brain of yours and make something, just because. Try it!

P.S: Doorknob garland, anyone?
P.P.S: How to create your own urban herb garden.

(Photo by James Ransom for/via Food52)

Wednesday Giveaway!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Today’s giveaway is from one of my absolute favourite Ohio based handmade jewelry shops, Jaci Riley Jewelry. Jaci, besides being the sweetest person ever, she also handcrafts the most wearable, beautifully unique and special jewelry pieces around.

Today, she is offering one lucky person a chance to win a pair of her newly designed hammered studs. Aren't they swoonworthy? You can choose between copper, brass or sterling silver. Which one tickles your fancy the most? I am all about copper! You?

For a chance to win you should be a follower of exPress-o, please visit the Jaci Riley Jewelry and tell us which piece is your favourite from the entire shop. As always the giveaway is open worldwide. The winner will be chosen at random on Monday. Good luck!

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Retweet the giveaway, tag a friend on Instagram, follow Jaci Riley Jewelry on Instagram, follow Jaci Riley on Twitter, like the Jaci Riley Jewelry page on Facebook, follow exPress-o on Instagram, follow exPress-o on Twitter or join the exPress-o group on Facebook 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:) 

Yay! It's Wednesday Cake!

This week is all about simple, satisfying and beautifully versatile French yogurt cake. This loaf is the fluffiest, zestiest and most comforting thing I've eaten in a while. It's the perfect everyday cake that you can serve with ice cream, pudding, fresh fruits or jam.

Personally, I like it best plain, because you can really taste the zesty notes this way, but Balazs is all about eating it with a dollop of homemade vanilla pudding.

Go on, make this cake and top it with your favourite things. Cheers!

French Yogurt Cake
(Recipe by Andrew Knowlton via Epicurious. Makes 8 servings)

- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup sugar (I used maple syrup instead)
- 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest (I used one tablespoon of orange zest and one tablespoon of lemon zest  + juice of one orange)
- 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)
-  2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a standard (8 1/2x4 1/4") loaf pan with nonstick vegetable oil spray. Dust with flour; tap out excess.

Whisk 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt in a medium bowl.

Using your fingers, rub 1 cup of sugar with 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest in a large bowl until sugar is moist. Add 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract -  whisk to blend.

Fold in dry ingredients just to blend. Pour batter into prepared pan; smooth top.

Bake until top of cake is golden brown and a tester inserted into the center comes out clean, 50-55 minutes.

Let the cake cool in the pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Invert onto rack; let it cool completely. Ta-dah!

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: A sassy GIVEAWAY is coming up!

(Photos by exPress-o)

Dancers and Dogs

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Early last year, Kelly and Ian, who are dance photographers, started this adorable project of snapping photos of dancers and dogs. Their goal is to reach 100 dancers and 100 dogs, but the main reason for this collaboration is to show people a lighter side of ballet and make people smile. I love this to pieces, you?

P.S: This.
P.P.S: That.
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