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New! Handmade Christmas Decoration Pillows

Since Christmas 2013 Christmas market sale has been successful, I am gladly announcing a new listing on Nature Whisper E-store . Selling these lovely decorative throw pillows for the coming holiday season. 

These are 45x45 cm handmade linen / cotton pillows with digital prints of lovely Christmas spirit images that adds the holiday feeling to the space. This limited collection coats 21 USD,  Order yours here

Nature Whisper readers only get FREE SHIPPING code : CHRIS7894328
Expires until 30 Nov

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October Trip To Rome

We are back home after a wonderful week in Rome. It has been a different sense this time visiting Rome in October and walk among its narrow romantic streets while it lightly rained. We were lucky with the weather actually, it only rained for few about 15 -20 during two days of our stay and the temperature was great during the day and evenings between 21 - 18 c. We even got some sunny clear sky days.  

We stayed at Hilton hotel which was a perfect family friendly place. They had a free bus to the city center so I didn't have to struggle at all with the baby. We have been eating in our favorite local restaurant Carlo Menta. It became our Rome tradition to dine there and enjoy their food eating like Italians. 

Ive been lucky to get to spend good quality time with an old friend who lives there and recall our home town memories, speak our language and share culture differences between being an outsider in Sweden / Rome. We even went to a Libyan restaurant called Cous Cous to make the reunion even more perfect and ate our home food. 

Rome siteseeing with an Italian speaking friend who lived there for years was totally different. I got lots of information and tips on how to enjoy this spectacular city in Italy. Here are some  recommendations: 

Caffe Tazza d'Oro - Via degli Orfani, 84 (Pantheon) 
A super-famous, bustling café that's been around since 1946. At this point, we'd had so many espressos across the city that we decided to switch it up and order marrocchinos, espressos with foamed milk and a dash of cocoa.

Carlo Menta Talevi Luigi e Luciano - Via della Lungaretta 101, 00153

Great pizza and pasta, service and atmosphere at a very reasonable good price comparing to all other places in Rome. 

Gelateria La Romana - Via Venti Settembre, 60

Google it and the reviews will speak for themselves. The best spot in Rome for ice cream lovers. Don't miss it if you are on a romantic trip :-) 

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Classy Halloween Arrangement Ideas

For those who are planning to throw a halloween party / dinner this year, i made this inspirational set for a classic hallween celebration theme. From table setting , food, drinks, customs.. enjoy!

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8 Classy and Glamorous Halloween Costume Ideas

1. Fifty Shades of Grey 

2.The Great Gatsby

3.Arwen Undómiel (DIY CROWN)

4.Cat Woman

5.Downton Abby

6.Moulin Rouge

7.Audrey Hepburn


 I hope you guys like my taste picks and hope they inspire you to dress up classy this halloween :-) 

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The Perfect Tomato Sauce Recipe

Marcella Hazan writes in The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking: "No other preparation is more successful in delivering the prodigious satisfactions of Italian cooking than a competently executed sauce with tomatoes."

Get a PDF copy of the book from this months Freebies post. 

What makes a perfect sauce? 

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Onions
  3. Herbs and aromatics
  4. Fat
  5. Cooking time

The perfect tomato sauce recipe 

800g good, tinned plum tomatoes or ripe fresh fruit
2 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp sugar
Dash of red-wine vinegar
3 stems of fresh basil
Extra-virgin oil, to serve (optional)

If using fresh tomatoes, drop them into a pan of boiling water and leave for about a minute, until the skins split. Lift out and peel, then roughly chop.

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan on a medium-low heat and add the chopped onion. Soften for about five to seven minutes, until translucent but not coloured. Stir in the garlic and cook for another two minutes.

Tip in the tomatoes, and break up with a wooden spoon if necessary, then add the sugar, vinegar and the stems of the basil, reserving the leaves. Season lightly.

Bring to a simmer, then turn down the heat and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thick.

Test the seasoning, add the basil leaves, roughly torn, and drizzle in a little extra-virgin olive oil if you like before serving.

Recipe by Felicity Cloake

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16 Halloween Costume Ideas For Babies

I am very excited for Halloween this year only because I am getting to dress our little princes up. This is the princes costume I bought for her New Born Photography Shoot. I was thinking of using the tutu skirt again and dress her up as a forest fairy but after looking at this funny and awesome ideas I am kind of changing my mind and I want to come up with something cooler. I already posted the forest fairy photo on Instagram when I was trying out the costume (you can check it up).

Today Ive been looking online for cool and funny baby costumes and these where the top 16 that I liked very much for her age. What do you think? aren't day so adorable  :-) 

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