HI! Welcome to my blog!

My name is Ana-Marija,
I'm 40,
have 3 kids and a husband,
l live at beautiful little village on the Adriatic sea (Croatia),
trying to seize the day...

Here, on this blog of mine,  are some things I have made myself;
usually without plans (except the ones in my head),
 made of materials that were handy at the moment,
very very fast (because some free time is so rare, eh....)
but with all my heart!

Hope you'll find something you like!

Thanks for stopping by.

If you find yourself close by, come over for a cup of coffee.

Or tea.

Or something stronger  ;)


I recently answered some questions about myself and gave some facts about me thanks to the certain Blog Award my blogging friends passed to me. So, here they are:


1. I really really love masquerade / Carnival. And costume making. And waiting to see other people's costumes. And masquerade procession. And everything that is related to that happening.

2. I would proclaim Shrove Tuesday a half-working day, so people could work untill noon, come home for a lunch, dress up in their costumes and all meet at 3 P.M. for a rally. And dancing afterwards.

3. I love red color. On me, around me, on other people, in a nature. I am thinking about dedicating some posts to that love of mine.


4. When I am nervous or stressed out, I clean. When I am great, I make things, sew, drew, paint, craft. I am not a nervous kind of person, so my flat is always in some kind of creative mess. When my kids were smaller, I would think through how could I possibly find them if that huge pile of clothes waiting for ironing would fall on them. But, they got bigger now and I guess they could find their way out, so that problem is solved.

5. I enjoy baking cakes. 

When I was my friend's maid of honor, I baked her a cake for wedding reception. I had huge jitters. At the time I was around, people ate it. What happend when I left off, I don't know :)

6. I have a big plan for my family, and that is to build our own house in near future. But not only to built, but to make, sew, restaurate, paint everything. Our own work, by our own needs.

7. I like to cheer people up by giving something small, but from the heart.

8. I love The Beatles. I honor John Lennon.

9. I like movies. The one I expecially like is „The Last of the Mochicans“ with Daniel Day-Lewis. OMG, what beautiful scenes!

10. My favorite book is „100 years of solitude“ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez because it is unusual and breathtaking. 

I always come back to Amy Tan's „The Joy Luck Club“ because it touches my heart.
I cried reading „The Last Lecture“ by Randy Pausch because it makes me think of the important things in our lives that we all take for granted.
I like William Blake's poetry, expecially „Songs of Experience" period. My favorite is „The Fly“.


1.      Happiest moment of your life?
I have had many happy moments, so I could say I am lucky that way!
But, besides having my three kids, wedding day and living happily ever after with my family, I can't forget certain day when I rode a horse for the very fist time. It was a dream of mine when I was younger and that dream came true when I was 19. OMG, time flies…

2. Which season of the year you love the most?
Spring – greenery, flowers, spring showers, smell of the earth after rain

3. Veg or non-veg food?
Non-veg. I like meat, even though it is very difficult to find quality meat thesedays. I have a garden and I grow vegetables myself, no artificial stuff added! My husband fishes a lot so we eat a lot of fish, too. My ideal meal is meat on grill followed by all kinds of seasonal vegetables in huuuge amounts.
I also belive that is not healthy to persuit vegetarian diet while buying vegetables in markets. If you want to eat properly, you should grow your food, indeed. Otherwise, you don't know what you eat at all.

4. Your most favorite color?
Red, definitly. Followed by yellow, orange. Then a little bit of green and blue. And a touch of grey and beige.

5. Which movie star you would like to date?
Well, I do hope that my dating days are behind me. I would not like to date again. I am lazy, I guess J. But, movie star of my choise should be a person I could talk to and feel confortable with. A person whome I could listen all day long. Does it have to be a opposite sex? If not, then I choose Meryl Streep.

6. Your favorite one-liner?
Carpe diem, I guess haha!
7. Any new thing/craft you want to learn this year?
I am planning on crocheting.

8. Coffee or Tea?
As far as I am concered, they both are only flavored water. My perfect drink is milk; hot, warm, cold, plain or with cacao.

9. Coke or Pepsi?
I am not sure, I haven't had Pepsi for years, I forgot how it tastes like.

10. Your favorite holiday destination?
French Polynesia, by far! Someday....

11. You were obedient as a child or a rebel?
Obedient, as far as I am concerned. True rebel, by my family's opinion!

HERE are some more info about me!

And HERE, too!

If you would like to see me in national folk costume, click HERE :)


  1. What country are you from? Hi, I'm blog hopping today.

    1. Hi!
      I live in Croatia, more specific - in a region at Adriatic Sea. The nature here is quite stunning; clean blue sea and old pine trees...
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hay...sad sam procitala tvoj komentar da smo izgleda susjede :-))
    Zar stvarno?

  3. I love that book also!

  4. Wow, you presented your list with style! Thankyou for sharing. :-D I love your talents, good luck with the house building and the crocheting x

  5. What a wonderful list! I loved reading it and LOVED seeing the photos of your amazing talents. Wow! The costumes and projects... Incredible! I would love to learn how to make that mushroom! Now I can't wait to read more of your blog!

  6. Hi, I just like your blog a lot !!!!! Have a nice spring time !

  7. Wooow divan blog, toliko korisnih stvari, divnih tekstova, nagrada! Bravo! Postoji li negde fotografija mesta gde zivis, zvuci tako primamljivo?

  8. Nice to meet you Ana! A very nice blog with two languages just like mine. It takes more work but it is worth it. Full of life and color!!


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