Friday, September 30, 2016

friday favourites

Happy FriYAY! :)

Before I start my Friday favourites I'd just like to mention there's 30% off at Jane's Doodles!


I was in H&M the other day and spotted this gorgeous sweater!

Yup....need to make these! :)

How pretty is this crochet rug. I plan to make a rug for my bedroom.

Have a lovely weekend!

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Thursday, September 29, 2016


Biobaza is a Croatian affordable natural cosmetics brand which does not contain preservatives, perfumes and colorants. They do not test on animals. 
I've tried several Biobaza products and these two are my absolute favourites and I will continue to repurchase. 

Natural Deo Pure Nature (deodarant without alcohol, alumminum, parabens and other nasties) is by far the best natural deodarant I've tried so far. It's a roll on which I really don't prefer but I LOVE this one.

Face Cleansing Micellar Oil - LOVE! I bought this cleanser when we went on vacation this summer and I'm so happy I did. I cleanse my skin with oils or balms and this cleanser is a combination of oils and micelles that melt all the make up and water proof mascara off. I massage it on my dry face, then wet my hands and massage again and wash it off (no cloth needed). 


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Monday, September 26, 2016

pumpkin masks + iherb link

It's fall which means all things pumpkin are showing up everywhere and when I mean everywhere I mean pinterest! From pumpkin home decor, card making, pumpkin latte's, pumpkin cupcakes and cookies even face masks!

I just ordered this Andalou Pumpkin Honey Glycolic mask from iHerb. First time buyers could use my link and get $5 off their first purchase!

For the record I've ordered from iHerb a few times now and I am very pleased with the international shipping prices they offer as well as their assortment of brands and products at great prices!

I'm sharing 3 masks, all pumpkin based, that I read good reviews on and hope to try all 3 starting with this lesast expensive Andalou mask. Ingredients are:

Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) puree*, aloe barbadensis juice*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil*, vegetable glycerin, manuka honey, ananas sativus (pineapple) juice*, pectin, glycolic acid, sodium hyaluronate, cyamopsis tetragonolobus (guar) gum*, fruit stem cells (malus domestica, solar vitis) and BioActive 8 berry complex*, lecithin, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract*, calophyllum tacamahaca (tamanu) and limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) oils, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C), tocopherol (vitamin E), aspalathus linearis (rooibos) extract*†, phenethyl alcohol, ethylhexylglycerin, cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon), myristica fragrans (nutmeg) and eugenia caryophyllus (clove) powders*
* Certified Organic
† Fair Trade

 PeterThomasRoth Pumpkin Enzyme mask ingredients:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Aluminum Oxide, Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Ferment Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Edta Edetate Discodium Dihydrate Usp, Methyl Eugenol, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate,Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Incredible Pumpkin Peel is also available at iHerb.
Ingredients are:

Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin)*, aqua (water), 7% lactobacillus/cucurbita (pumpkin) ferment extract, glycerin (vegetable)*, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) wine, honey*, gluconic acid (glucose), aminoguanidine HCL, zingiber officinale (ginger) root oil*, ananas sativus (pineapple) stem powder, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) leaf oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil*, myristica fragrance/parfums (nutmeg) kernel oil, cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon) leaf oil*, vanilla planifolia fruit oil, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) water, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, alcohol denatured (grain), potassium sorbate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (plant).
*NOP Certified Organic

I will report back about the Andalou mask!

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Friday, September 23, 2016

friday favourites


I love me some grey! I need to buy some jeans and I love the ones below.

Do I need another lipstick....NO! 

I'm loving all the layers and textures below. More grey. And who doesn't love elephants!

YES! My day is filled with small victories. Getting the kids to and back from school on time! Cooking. Laundry. Making the friggin bed sometimes feels like a big victory. I'm realizing that I need to break up my day into small victories.....and not to be a bloody perfectionist about it...that's tough.


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Thursday, September 22, 2016

gratitude + 25% off

Happy first day of fall! :)

I created this card using my new Thankful stamp set.


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Jane's Doodles stamp release + 25% off


I'm officially releasing 4 new sets today... Birthday WishesChristmas BlessingsMonster Squad and Thankful.

And I've also extended the sale. 25% off all clear stamps!

For my first card I used the sentiment from the Thankful set. I also used Autumn Blessings which I have decided to discontinue only because I'd like to update this set and create a Sunflowers set and a Squash set for next fall. So just a fyi Autumn Blessings has been marked down to half price! 

I used Christmas Blessings for this card.

And for my last card I used (obviously) Monster Squad. How cute do they look with their googly eyes!


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Monday, September 19, 2016

happy birthday + 25% off all clear stamps


It's Marko's birthday! This sweet boy is 14! What?????

To celebrate with my crafty customers I'm having a 25% off all clear stamp sets sale!

Today he (along with all grade 8 students in his school) had a physical check up and I'm so grateful for his health and growing like a weed! 

I did a post about mud...curious just click here. In this photo Marko's 'tattooed' himself in mud with our family surnames (Stipić, Mažar, Pavlović and Beljo on the front). :)


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Thursday, September 15, 2016

friday favourites

Here they are!

Over sized, cozy and grey. love.

The leaves are falling but it's still hot here in Croatia except for the evenings which are nice and cool. 

LOVE the table...actually everything.

Latte overnight oats. Yummy!


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pull&bear - Marko

The other day I was at the mall with Mia and believe it or not I went into the store Pull&Bear. I don't know why I've never gone in before. Marko's birthday is coming up and I bought theses comfy track pants for him. He will turn 14 and I find I need to shop in the men's section for him! WHAT! I mean I just brought him home from the hospital yesterday!

Anyways I went on line and found some other pieces I'd like to get him.


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

the queen's beach - nin


I want to share some photos (most of them taken by my sister in law) of one of Croatia's famous and beautiful beach. It's a favourite of ours especially the kids....and you'll see why.

This is one of my favourite churches in Nin -  the Church of St. Nicholas (12th century) which is located in the field of Prahulje. Seven Kings were crowned in Nin, and every crowned ruler rode on horseback to the Chruch of Saint Nicholas.

And according to legend King Tomislav's wife fell in love with the beach below and so the beach was named The Queen's Beach (Kraljičina plaža). When ever the royal pair came to Nin they would go to this beach.

The reason my kids, nieces and nephews love this beach is not because of the amazing history but the MUD! Yes.....mud! But not just your regular mud but medicinal mud which has been used to treat various ailments such as rheumatic diseases, spinal deformities, muscular and the skeletal system problems, female infertility and various skin diseases for decades. 

Tell me they don't look happy as pigs in mud! :)

So if you ever go to the Queen's beach make sure to roll around in the mud!

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Monday, September 12, 2016



Popping in to announce the winner of my little giveaway (thanks to all you played along)...

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3. Nancy said...
It's such a lovely Fall card, Jane! 
I'd love to win a stamp set! Thanks for the chance! :o)

Congrats Nancy! Please email me!

Tomorrow I'll be sharing some photos of our summer vacation. :)


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Friday, September 9, 2016

friday favourites


Even though we're having very warm (hot even) weather signs of fall are all around from the leaves turning colour and falling to the cool evenings which are perfect for cozy cardigans and sweater. That's one of the things I love about's fresh cool air perfect to wear cardigans for lovely walks. Which takes me to my first favourites!

Ilia lipsticks are one of my favourite natural brand lipsticks (I own 3 - In My Room, Neon Angel and Bang Bang). Along with Funnel of Love, this gorgeous shade, perfect for fall is on my wish list!

I'm already thinking about Christmas baking (crazy) and I'm thinking I shall add biscotti to my Christmas cookies list.

LOVE this print (the gorgeous bird, flowers and colours)....inspires me to create a bird stamp set. :)

Don't forget about my little giveaway here. I announce the winner on Monday.


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