29 December 2016

The Art Lounge

Take a look at these original posters from The Art Lounge, perfect for any empty wall! ;)

Best 2016 Books

This year books have been with me in the good and bad moments, making easy to cope with the bad moments... so I suppose that will affect my list... The books on the list are my favourites, but this doesn't mean that the others I have read don't have a little piece of my heart too!
This is the list of my top 10 books of 2016, enjoy!

We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime.
But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs – the wife who stands by him?
Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil. But now Glen is dead and she’s alone for the first time, free to tell her story on her own terms.
Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows.

On New Year's Eve, 1999, Hanna and Richard meet. She is a born and bred Londoner with plans for a career in journalism. He is the son of a wealthy New Yorker and destined for Wall Street. As Hanna and Richard go back to their own worlds they keep in touch, and when Hanna has her heart broken it's Richard she turns to. They reunite and fall deeply, madly in love.
But they can't possibly imagine the ways their love will be tested. Fifteen years after they first meet, neither can bear to hear the other's name spoken. Then one day Hanna walks into Richard's office and reveals a shocking secret. Richard must decide if he can forgive her. And both need to choose whether to take a second chance on happiness, or if their love is beyond repair?

This house has a past that won’t stay hidden, and it is time for the dead to speak.
Returning to Number 17, Coronation Square, Edie is shocked to find the place she remembers from childhood reeks of mould and decay. After her aunt Dolly’s death Edie must clear out the home on a street known for five vicious murders many years ago, but under the dirt and grime of years of neglect lurk dangerous truths.
For in this dark house there is misery, sin and dark secrets that can no longer stay hidden. The truth must come out.
Finding herself dragged back into the horrific murders of the past, Edie must find out what really happened all those years ago. But as Edie uncovers the history of the family she had all but forgotten, she begins to wonder if sometimes it isn’t best to leave them buried.

At 2 a.m. on the morning of her fortieth birthday, Sophie wakes to find an intruder in her bedroom. The stranger hands Sophie a letter and issues an threat: open the letter at her party that evening, in front of family and friends, at exactly 8 p.m., or those she loves will be in grave danger.
What can the letter possibly contain?
This will be no ordinary party; Sophie is not the only person keeping a secret about the evening ahead. When the clock strikes eight, the course of several people's lives will be altered for ever.

A tragic family event reveals devastating news that rips apart Bella's comfortable existence. Embarking on a personal journey to uncover the truth, she faces a series of traumatic discoveries that take her to the ruggedly beautiful Cornish coast, where hidden truths, past betrayals and a 25-year-old mystery threaten not just her identity, but her life.Chilling, complex and profoundly moving, In Her Wake is a gripping psychological thriller that questions the nature of family - and reminds us that sometimes the most shocking crimes are committed closest to home.

My new shrink asks me, 'What things do you remember about being very young?' It's like looking into a murky river, I say. Memories flash near the surface like fish coming up for flies. The past peeps out, startles me, and then is gone... 
Amanda secludes herself in her bedroom, no longer willing to face the outside world. Gradually, she pieces together the story of her life: her brothers have had to abandon her, her mother scarcely talks to her, and the Wacky Man could return any day to burn the house down. Just like he promised. 
As her family disintegrates, Amanda hopes for a better future, a way out from the violence and fear that has consumed her childhood. But can she cling to her sanity, before insanity itself is her only means of escape?

When three silver-surfer widows take a road trip to a bewitching island in the Southern Hebrides, kidnapping a world-renowned psychic medium was the last thing on their minds. And the first thing they did… 
After three bereaved, elderly ladies meet in an online forum, it soon becomes clear they each have their own, quite specific, senior citizen plan. The first is desperate for a message from her husband, but his sudden death has made him unavailable. The second just wants a hole in the ground to swallow her up, and so it duly does. The third is in search of her true identity, and has all of life’s essentials in her over-sized handbag: lipstick, phone, spare pair of knickers, mother… 
As a trio of desolate women transitions into a trio of friends, they embark on a mission to track a recently retired, world famous pyschic medium, which takes them on a series of zany and hilarious adventures, where shocking secrets are revealed, relationships are tested, and lobsters are liberated. The women want to know, and they want to know now: Is there life BEFORE death?

Caro and Anna are best friends... they were best friends. Over a decade, Caro and Anna have bonded while raising their daughters, two little girls the same age but living two very different lives. The women have supported each other as they have shared the joys and trials of motherhood, but now everything has changed.
There's been a terrible car accident, an unimaginable tragedy that leaves both families devastated. Over two days, as Caro and Anna each detail their own versions of events, they are forced to reveal hidden truths and closely guarded secrets.
The complicated lives of wives and mothers are laid bare as both women come to realise that even best friends don't tell each other everything. And when hearts are broken, even best friends need someone to blame.

A woman disappears 
One moment, Selena Cole is in the playground with her children and the next, she has vanished without a trace. 
A woman returns 
Twenty hours later, Selena is found safe and well, but with no memory of where she has been.
What took place in those missing hours, and are they linked to the discovery of a nearby murder? 

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.
The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

22 December 2016

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Everyone is making balance of the 2016, I have to say this has been my worst year ever. I had a child, yes and I love him very much, but losing my mum and having my uncle very ill doesn't compensate the good things that happened this year. 
My blog is having more views than ever and it seems that I am starting to have a few more followers... I hope next year I can spend more time blogging and less suffering!
I have a few blogs scheduled for the next days, but I will not post regular till the 4th of January, I need a few days to relax and enjoy the family, I think I deserved it, don't you think?
Enjoy the Christmas and have a Happy New Year, see you the 2017! ;)

Midnight And Mistletoe At Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin - Blog Tour

Midnight And Mistletoe At Cedarwood Lodge by Rebecca Raisin
Genre: Romance
Rating: 4/5

"'Nice to see you're treating your body well again,' I joked.
He waggled his brows. 'I didn't want to let you down, after what you said.'
I blushed, remembering. 'My mouth doesn't always link with my brain.'
'That's what I love about you,' he said.
Love? Just a figure of speech, Clio.

After reading the third book of this trilogy, I have to say I will miss Clio, Armory and Micah! This small trilogy was full of love and friendship and these lovely characters will always have a little space on my heart!
It's true, with a good friendship life always looks better! That's what Rebecca Raisin tries to show us in these beautiful trilogy, you can have love, but good friends are difficult to find and you must keep them!
Please, don't read this book alone, it's a trilogy and you will miss the magic of Cedarwood if you don't start from the beginning, I can assure you it's worth the read! ;)
If you are searching for a sweet book that will make you smile and have a heart, this is the book you are searching, Clio will make a hot chocolate and tell you her story, with humour and love you will not want to end it!
I just missed the delicious recipe of the doughnuts, I want to try them!
Do you like Christmas?

21 December 2016

Bomberos de Uruguay

This advert is to make us conscious that...
In the last 5 years, more than 20,000 hectares of forest were lost in fires caused by small oversights. 

Advertising Agency: DDB, Uruguay
Creative Director: Pedro Astol
Art Director: Federico Corbo
Copywriters: Agustín Correa, Matías Salisburi
Illustrators: Giovanna Pastorinno, Gonzalo Di Lorenzo
3D & Motion Graphics: Morphine

The source is Ads of the World.

Crystallize Your Mind by Karina Eibatova

The Crystallize Your Mind by Karina Eibatova project is like a calendar made out of posters and scarves, 12 positive wishes. This gives the opportunity to bring more value to the print, to receive a message through art and to make a goal for the month, which can be inspired by the artwork. Since all pictures around us effect us in a certain way, she decided to let them have more sense, to remind us about something good, to motivate and inspire.
Here are a few of these scarves, they are amazing!

20 December 2016

Guy Billout Illustrations

Some mind blowing illustrations from the artist Guy Billout!

Christmas Jumpers for the Selfish Mother

Yes, we all know that it's almost Christmas, and almost all of you have already their Christmas presents bought. But this is not just a present, it's something for you, your sister or your best friend! It's a funny and comfy jumper, the best part is that if you buy it before the 31 of December, 50% of the price of each Christmas Jumper sold will be donated to Save the Children, to help transform children’s lives in some of the world’s toughest countries. 
I love all the designs, so I don't know which one to choose! Which is your favourite one?

19 December 2016

Greenery, 2017 Pantene Color

We already know which would be the next year according to Pantone, Greenery!

A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.

I don't normally use or buy the "Pantone" colours of the year, but it's always funny to know them, don't you think?

The source is deMilked.


Have you met the Alphabooks by That Company Called If?

It's a precious book in a letter form, with some blank pages to inspire to write you anything you want in them... 

It was a present, so they gave me the M, but I am still not sure what to write on it... maybe all the books I read from now on? My thoughts? My next blogs? So many things to choose!
What letter will you buy?

18 December 2016

Christmas Legends From Around The World

Take a look at the famous Christmas Legends from around the Wold, some of them will surprise you! ;)

Created by GiftBasketsOverseas.comThe source is Gift Basket Overseas.

Olde Book Pillow Classics

I know you may have a lot of pillows in your home, but I am sure none like these beautiful books!
In Think Geek they made three famous books the perfect pillows to held your head while you are enjoying a new book!

You can choose between: Sherlock Holmes, The Treasure Island or Alice in Wonderland.
Which one will be landing at your home next month? My favourite is Alice in Wonderland!

17 December 2016

The Girl Unknown by Karen Perry

The Girl Unknown by Karen Perry
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Penguin
Rating: 3/5

A stranger arrives at Connolly's family.... a secret daughter that will change the fate of this family forever. Ready to discover The Unknown Girl?

"Something in the water rolls - or rather someone. The watchful seagull blinks. The water darkens. A face tilted, a figure submerged. The mouth is open but there is no shining thread of bubbles, no silvery breath escaping."

A tense psychological thriller, with dark secrets, untold truths and a very dangerous girl... I can assure you that after reading this book you will doubt every new person that enters in your life!
While we are reading the book we know that Zoë Barry has a secret agenda, don't know what she really wants but all her actions are suspicious and sometimes scary. What is her real motive?
David and Caroline have a lot of marriage problems, and Zoë's appearance will make things worse... David's complete trust to this unknown daughter get me nervous sometimes, I know he doesn't trust his wife after the infidelity, but really, will you trust someone who you don't know before your wife or your sons? His roll in the story sometimes is not very real, why he doesn't want to know the truth? If you are tired of your life, change it! No, he wasn't my favourite character of the story...
I have to say this would be a great movie, the tense moments, the dark looks between the characters and of course the twist in the end, the best! 
This book will make you think if we ever know the people around us, they say something, but we never know their real thoughts... The most trusted person in our life can always surprise us... even for the worst. Scary don't you think?
This is the first book I've read from Karen Perry, but after this book I will search for new ones!
Ready for The Unknown Girl?

The 100 Day Project by Mill Motion Creations

Take a look at a few of the Mill Motion Creations...

16 December 2016

Lapland Mailroom

Christmas is the time of the year which all the children can not wait to arrive, the lights, the decorations, the snow, and of course Santa Claus!
How many times your youngest children want to meet this special character and send their letter to Santa Claus asking for their wishes on Christmas Eve?

I want to share with you this curious present that will surprise your youngest and will make them happy for a few days, a Postal From Lapland! Yes, it's true, Santa Claus will send your little ones a personalised letter, a Nice Child Certificate and some activities to keep them entertained for a few hours!

Here's a sneak preview of the letter... Don't you wish sometimes to be a child again?