Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!!!

The magic of Christmas 
never ends
and its greatest of gifts are
family and friends.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Simple Christmas Decoration (nr. 3)

Here is my third simple decoration for Xmas.

Today I started the morning with a long walk at the park and
I collected lots of foliage, berries, pine cones and pine branches.

The base of my wreath was an ivy. 
This plant is so great, seems to lend itself to the circularity needed 
and it's lush and bendy... so it's perfect for wreaths :)
Another important component of wreaths: wire! 

Usually my motto: less is more! And I think it's so wonderful
how just a few berries or cones can give the right balance.

I made three variations of the same wreath:
First with white berries:

The second with red berries:

The third with pine cones:

It's pretty easy to put together a wreath, anybody can do it, 
so you don't need to feel intimidated by it. 
Just try it! It's fun :)

Monday, 15 December 2014

Friday, 12 December 2014

Simple Christmas decoration (nr. 2)

I saw this amazing idea on the Pinterest (of course:) ) and I had to try it (of course)
So here they are:

It's so simple to make these candle holders. I had some oranges,
I took a handful of cloves and tree candles.

I cut the oranges in two, I took out the interior, I put a candle into 
the empty oranges and I decorated them with cloves.
The result are some simple and cute candle holders. Love them.

Love them, specially in the dark!
And they smell wonderful :)

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Simple Christmas Decoration (nr. 1)

As Christmas is approaching I like to decorate our house. 
I don't know about you, but for me is so relaxing and calming to arrange flowers,
 I enjoy to use the treasures of the garden and
I love the simplicity of the natural flow of branches and leaves.

I collected in the garden some branches , a few pine cones 
and a bunch of pine branches.
I had this old, little basket and I started to arrange my decoration.

There is a little difference between the arrangement at the top of this post
and this one, and to be honest I couldn't choose which I liked more...

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Black and White - BnW

Sometimes I like to switch my camera and take bnw pictures of 
the world around me. The lack of color brings out of pictures a 
completely different world, yes they are colorlessness, but they are not boring.
The bnw worldview results an incredible balanced and a peaceful atmosphere. 
The same picture in color is full of vitality and actions, 
while the bnw is the endless peace.
Sometimes try to use this technique, because these days we forgot it...

The last few months I took these black and white photos:

The Black Sea

Kittens at my boyfriends mother :)

Aren't they beautiful??? :)

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Frida and her Favourite Cookies

I don't think I have to present you this amazing woman. She should be an 
inspiration for every women.

I have a book about Frida Kahlo and her life, I read it at least a hundred times. :)
This fictional biography by F. G. Haghenbeck 
is a combination of magical realism and recipes.
Frida's legendary recipes appear as a tasty culinary bonus, there are
traditional mexican foods, soups, desserts and drinks.

After I read the book for the 101th time, I decided to try a recipe and
I chose to bake some orange shortbreads. :)

Here is the recipe, directly from the book:

'Orange Shortbreads (My favourites)
Polvorones de Naranja

4 ounces vegetable shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 orange (juice and zest)
1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
sugar for decorating

* Beat the shortening with the sugar until it's spongelike, then immediately add the egg yolk, orange juice and zest. Then add very slowly the flour already mixed with the baking soda. Mush together the dough and with a rolling-pin roll it. Shape biscuits out of it and put them in a greased pan. Bake them until they're brown. At the end sprinkle the cookies with powdered sugar.'

Which is your favourite Frida painting?
This is mine:

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


This autumn I discovered the beauty of fallen leaves. 
There are so many types with so many different colors.

The real beauty of dead leaves is that they bring new life
to earth when they decompose. It's so amazing that they provide nutrients 
for the soil and food for small organisms :)
I think fallen leaves symbolizes not only death, but new beginning too...
there is always next year with new possibilities.

Monday, 24 November 2014

A busy sunday

Yesterday I had a great day. I was up early cleaning the house, 
then after lunch we worked in the garden.

We had to rake together the fallen leaves, to dig out the last beetroots, 
to gather the nuts and of course I made some pictures too. 

I think these days were the last autumn days.
Winter, now you can come, the garden is readyfor you (I'm not :( )
This autumn was so beautiful, I loved the colors, the lights, the scents...
I loved everything!


Hi there, I'm Orsi of the SzKOrso.

SzKOso is all about encouraging others to find their creative side. This will be my journal, where I am going to share my thoughts, my feelings and my pictures. And sometimes my diy projects. 
I love nature and simplicity and I have a serious obsession for colors.
I live in Romania, Transylvania with my boyfriend, who is also my best friend.

In the last years I was working as a history teacher and as a project manager.

Random facts:
- at school I learned to play the violin and piano
- I love reading memoirs...of anyone, famous or not (and not just memoirs)
- I hate asking for help...for anything. I also don't like feeling indebted. But I love helping others and giving things away. 
- I looove vintage things... everything.
- love to eat vegetables, fruits ( specially raspberry...mmm) and there are periods when I'm trying to be vegetarian, but if I want to be sincere I love the taste of meat. Well not every meat, but chicken meat is so delicious.

Here is our precious 12 years old cat, Mathias :)