Summer…

Summer is gone but however short, it is not forgotten.

While I am waiting for the first snow here (yaaay) I can’t forget summer. Every season has its beauty but summer is the most beautiful to me. 🙂 Although I am pretty pumped up about winter and snow, Christmas, New Year…. AND I do feel veeery excited about spring because my birthday is then and everything is waking up. OK, I love every season (except autumn, cough) and I do like the exchange of them but as soon as I checked out Weekly Photo Challenge I remembered summer. Fine. First thought I had is that I don’t share nearly as enough of my photography here. 😉

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This is summer to me this year. Sitting in the grass, enjoying the sun, inhaling the smell of the fresh cut grass mixed with cherry flowers and looking at bright blue sky. ❤

Do you really want to live forever?

I just watched this and… I had to make a post. 🙂 Today is first day of Autumn, and I don’t like when summer ends.

No matter what are your opinions about Jay Z and Beyonce, put that aside, just look at the beauty of this video, the people who look like stars in the sky, the “Forever young” song, look at the cutie Blue Ivy is… Look at the joy in their eyes when they look at her, and please, look at the ending. 🙂

Everything has an ending, but if the journey was good… It is ok. I’m ok with it. This summer was more like an extended spring, so it left me feeling like something is missing. But, I am not going to be sad for the next nine months. I will find the good and the joy. 🙂 So maybe I would ask a person I just met a whole bunch of questions, but in the end, all I really wanna know is what they can’t tell me – their passion, their kindness, their simplicity and positivity… Their enjoyment in life. Their ability to overcome problems, even the hard, scary and consistent ones.

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“Forever young, I wanna be… forever young…”

This photo is 2 years old. I wanted to find a photo of me acting silly - which I have plenty, but this is from the same day the photo in my "About me" is and since there are some changes going to happen really soon, I figured this is the perfect photo for this post. :)
This photo is 2 years old. I wanted to find a photo of me acting silly – which I have plenty, but this is from the same day the photo in my “About me” is and since there are some changes going to happen really soon, I figured this is the perfect photo for this post. 🙂

Catch Of The Month(s) | July & August

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First of all! Attention! 😀 I have opened a Page on Facebook. Yap. It is easier to share like this. 🙂

What are you waiting for? Go to: Ivy Mosquito

I haven’t been spending time (or money) on clothes or jewelry this past months… I had in mind exactly what I will put as my “catch” because I wore this summer hat a lot. More like a fashion piece than to protect me from hot summer weather, which was pretty much non-existent. The temperatures were about 25 Celsius, and few days (maybe weeks) app. 30 degrees. That is hardly a hot summer, that is – I don’t have to wear my jacket in the evening – summer.

But enough of me complaining about summer. I will probably do that some more in my upcoming posts. 😀

This kind of Michael Jackson summer edition hat I really wanted this summer, and found it in a big food chain store under few items they have as “Clothing”. It was 60 kunas, which is exactly 10, 36 dollars. My experience is, keep your eyes open and shop relaxed and you never know where you’re gonna find your desired item.

If you saw me in he last two months and it was sunny, the chances are, I had this baby on my head. 😉

p.s. Do you see the resemblance? Summer in The City  Hehe, I have the exact sunglasses also.

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My own private beach ❤

“You’ve been given the ability to build a magical tunnel that will quickly and secretly connect your home with the location of your choice — anywhere on Earth. Where’s the other end of your tunnel?”

My tunnel is short and I go through it fast, even though the destination is at the other part of the world. Bahamas, Hawaii, Ibiza, Santorini, Canary islands…I don’t care.

When I get out of my tunnel first thing I see is blinding light of sun. First few seconds that is all I see. Then my eyes get adjusted and the next thing I see is blue. Blue paradise. Blue sky, blue water, green palms, beige sand, silver rocks sparkling on the sun… Waves bringing the smell of salty sea to me. I close my eyes and just listen. Birds, waves, palm leaves… I hear everything. Around the beach – lush vegetation. Threes that I know no names of… Birds that I know no names of… But that’s ok, my view is directed up front anyway. I’m walking towards the sea. Taking off my shoes as I get closer and just walking in the cold sea without thinking. A shock. But, I don’t mind. I look at my feet and wiggle my toes a bit, just to see them falling into the sand. 

I close my eyes. It’s hot. My feet are getting used to the temperature of the sea. Just few more minutes and I’m gonna be looking at the blue horizontal line dividing water and sky, swimming away….

Fresh Summer Tuna Salad ☺

Super easy to make, super easy for your stomach and super healthy for you.

That’s the right way to describe this meal. 🙂

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I do this salad for lunch only during summer because it is somewhat cold (if the ingredients have been in refrigerator) and it takes me about 10 minutes to make. I love it, it’s perfect for hot summer days. full of vitamins and refreshing. 🙂

You don’t even need the recipe, but let me put it here for you just in case.

Ingredients for 1 person:

2 tomatoes

few (about three) bigger lettuce leaves

half of small tuna can

Chop up the tomatoes and lettuce after washing them and add half a can of chopped tuna. you can add oil from can, I don’t. I really like it fresh, I even don’t use salt. tuna is salty enough.

This is an entry to Angie’s Fiesta Friday. 🙂 Enjoy!

p.s. It is so strange to have two recipes for meals with tuna on my blog when I eat it so rarely. 😀

Today… I’m waiting for the sun to shine…

It is cold and cloudy, rain is falling on and off… It is like most of the July was. The promise of a summer stayed a promise. We had few weeks of nice warm weather when combined everything, but not even close to the real summer. I refuse to think that this is it. 

I can feel the sun on my face, summer breeze and eating watermelon for dinner outside. ❤

I am waiting for the sun to shine.

 

It’s a brand new day
What I wanna be
My whole life
Is waiting for the sun to shine
I take my self outside
Leave my whole life behind
I sit along and wait
For the sun to shine…

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Does it say “beep beep boop” to you too when you start a new post?

These recent changes in WP are so weird, if I’m in the serious mood and about to rant about something, beginning with those words make me feel silly. 😀

I am mixture of emotions. Kinda mad, kinda frustrated, just a little bit sad and probably a little bit happy…. Weird shitz is going on. In Zagreb, the summer weather is non-existent. It is cloudy, raining, cold and windy. I do not like this joke. 😦

I want sun.

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Summer is my favorite season and now it is letting me and everyone here down. People have planned vacations but the sea is cold from the rain and wind. I am indoors most of the year, so please, universe, SEND SOME SUMMER WEATHER… Pretty please.

I don’t feel inspired. I don’t feel like finishing my dress. I don’t feel like blogging. – that’s the part making me sad. :/

While I can’t get the Vitamin Sea, I want SUN and Vitamin D.

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Daily Prompt asked about people we accidentally catch in our photos, and to make a story about them. No! What? I really don’t like having other people in my photos, it’s not their fault they are in my way… I don’t shoot portraits, if someone happens to end up on my photo I make sure their face is not recognizable, that they are far away or turned away from camera. I don’t know, I think everyone has the right to privacy and anonymity, if not chosen differently. Imagine that I end up in someone’s photo and that person is posting me on WordPress, making story about me. I dislike it.

Catch of The Month | June ?

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I have ordered this two skirts way back, but they were delivered in June… I can call this “Getting ready for the summer”, even though it is raining outside and I am sitting here with long sleeves on.

Let’s just go with it…

🙂

Ok, I will do a little bit of reviewing this skirts, since you really don’t know whatcha buying until it gets here.
I am positively surprised with the short one with heart pattern, because I have won it on an auction and I think it was 5 dollars, something close. I had no idea (because it is not specified in the description) that the skirt has shorts under layer. You can imagine my face when I put it on for the first time haha… 😀

For the green one, I knew I wanted something green, on the scale to emerald shade and I got my eye on this one. Costed about 10 dollars – pretty much the most expensive thing I have bought on e-Bay in 4 years I am there. It is good, but I did a lot of calculating and decided that I will order n L size they had. I am an UK M or medium size, but having always been S or small it is hard for me to make that mental shift. I love my M, but Asian measures are extra small. The shirt fits me excellent, but I wanted something more loose… I think I will make some remakes. 🙂

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You can see my obsession with emerald shade of green this summer even on the nail-polish. I love it. It was about 2 dollars.

You can even see on Polyvore my current mind-set… Where is the purple hair? Coming soon… 🙂

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Tomato + tuna + yogurt = you won’t believe

Tomato + tuna + yogurt = you won't believe

It’s yummy time!

For today your experienced cook Ivy (not really) has prepared something difficult (not really). So, let’s get going! 😉

I wanted to make stuffed mushrooms for a while now, but then I found an amazing recipe online for tomato with tuna stuffing and I was immediately going “Ooooo”. I like to try things I never made. The original recipe had corn and some spices which I didn’t have, so I modified the original to my own version.

Tuna - Summer Edition

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

6 tomatoes
2 cans of chopped tuna
2 firm yogurts
1 can of chopped olives

Directions:

Wash tomatoes and get the inside out from the middle. Put a bit of salt inside and upside down while you prepare the stuffing.

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Mix yogurt with tuna and olives, make it how you like it… Add more olives, or tuna, or less yogurt if you want too. Stuff the tomatoes and left in the refrigerator for a few hours. Serve cold.

I made home-made version of bruschetti with it. It was really easy, so there goes a recipe for that.

Bruschetti With Bacon

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Ingredients:

Bread (Old bread the best)
Bacon
Oregano
Garlic in powder
Ketchup

Directions:

I cut three slices of bread and put them in a pan on a thin layer of oil. Fry the slices on both sides just for a minute or two. Put away and put oregano and garlic on with ketchup so the spices stay on the slice. (I put them additionally in a toast maker before putting the spices on) Put the bacon on top and you’ve made yourself a tasty crunchy snack.

I hope you like this, it really makes quick and tasty summer dinner or breakfast. Or lunch, it has no boundaries. 😀 This is an entry to Fiesta Friday #22 over at Andie’s. Go and check out the other entries!

I was taught that yogurt and tuna and tomato do not go together. They do. I wonder how many things I am still listening to (obeying) without even questioning them? It makes me wonder…