Friday, 30 December 2011

Happy New Year 2012

This is it!? Today is New Year's Eve and a year just pasted. Hope your year was a good one.  I wish 2012 to bring you everything you wanted, health and joy. Happy New Year and have a lovely time tonight. xoxoxox

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Today's color

I haven't wrote something on my blog for a long time and I really miss it.For more than 2 months  I didn't had time for myself at all. I look forward to this weekend: New Year's Eve party and 2 days of doing nothing ..probably I will blog a bit and make some jewelry ....
I made this selection from Etsy with light colors and calm atmosphere. This is what I feel right now. Hope you find it inspiring.
till next time: take it easy and enjoy life !!!

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Today I have my first "one month" celebration since I opened my store. My very first one and more to come, I hope. In one month I had: 12 000 viewers on my blog Happy Decor Boutique  , 420 likes on Facebook, 3 features in different blogs, 1 article in a local newspaper, good sales,  lots of congrats from costumers and excitement from family and friends. I never thought that things will move this fast and people appreciate it so much. When I started the process of building this business I told my mom: even if I will have it open for 1 day it will worth the I can say: even if I will manage to keep it going till after Christmas, it will worth it.... let's see what will happen.  There are a lot of other things to be done but for now I'm pretty pleased of myself.
Thank you all who visited my store, who pressed the like button on facebook or read my articles. Have a lovely day and please share this with others. It will help me a lot.
bye bye

Saturday, 19 November 2011

My world

 Here we are again, Sunday. How was your week? Mine was pretty busy. The shop is going better and better. I started to deliver in other cities also and  I had yesterday a helping-hand from Laura. She just came one day and ask me if I accept voluntary work. Why not?
Since I started this business the days are passing  so quickly. I said I should share some photos of this lovely place where I spend almost 10 hours a day. Soon the Christmas will be here and I'm so looking forward. I'm excited to design my shopwindows with Christmas tree and presents. I know that my home Christmas tree will be gold and silver.. but I do not have a clue how this one will look. I'm sure it will look lovely consider that I will fill it with Christmas decorations from my shop.
The weather is starting to be so wintry and for the last 2 days a dense fog makes the city disappear.The trees are all white and the streets are empty. Looks interesting. Pretty bad I don't have time to take some pictures.
It might be a bit early but I want to hear from you if you thought about this Christmas? Mine will be a creazy one. New house, few hours in the shop and probably a family dinner with my/boyfriend's family. For sure it will be a special one.
Wish you all  the best and good luck in everything you do.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

I had a pretty amazing week. Starting with OK sales and very nice people whom visited my store, then an appearance in another blog, hosting another article and having a good time with my friends. What else can I ask? ... I wanted to share with you this incredible feeling of reading about yourself in another blog. I really cried a bit. For years I've been reading about how others started with blogging and then becoming one of the very  known designers, or opened their own store ..etc .. and here I am reading about me, as if I was reading about another person who I can easily admire. One of my wishes lately is to be a good example for others. I started to see that people really appreciate what I do, some tell me how they wish to be me, family and friends are proud of me. I am overwealed by how my life is, but I know how much effort I put to have it like this. Nothing comes without hard work and discipline.
I have to thank Kittenhood  ( Daria) for writing such a nice article about my shop and making my days filled with happy tears. So, Thank you Daria .

Friday, 11 November 2011

Guest Posting - Arcadian Lighting

Few days ago I've been so surprised to be contacted by Jenn from  Arcadian Lighting, who proposed a guest posting- writing about one of my favorite subjects -shabby chic. Thank you Jenn for this amazing post. I love it all the way and the selection is everything I wanted to get inspired. I have to move and I want to change some things here and there ( to give a bit of personality to the house). Thank you again xoxox

Hello there! I'm Jenn and I'm one of the lucky writers at Arcadian Lighting, a website and blog that specializes in profiling the top light fixture trends worldwide. I've been writing about home decor for more than a decade, and I feel privileged to be guest posting on an incredible blog like Sunny Side Up - Mihaela's posts get my creative juices flowing. I'm thrilled to be writing here today - thank you for this opportunity! Chic and shabby living rooms are all the rage right now - subtle yet crisp colour palettes, clean lines, dashes of antiques, and a sweet ceiling light or two can come together in perfect harmony. Pretty and always comfy, here are eight chic and shabby living rooms that make them the envy of spaces everywhere.
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An all-white color scheme screams chic and shabby - the linen window shades, stately double white mantels, and reupholstered couches look striking.
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A chic and shabby living room looks decidedly homey with dashes of color and pattern in the throw cushions and blooming centerpiece. The petite white lamp is a charming touch.
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Pale blue walls and accents give this chic and shabby living room an ocean of personality. The wood screen behind the couch is an unique touch.
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Shabby chic doesn't have to mean stark, as evidenced by this vibrant living room - an eclectic mix of wall hangings, glass bottles, and light fixtures create a one-of-a-kind space.
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A modern take on a chic and shabby living room, the uniformity of the wall art over this elongated couch lends a contemporary look to this home decor approach.
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This living room doubles as a guest space and there's no shortage of clever details here: the daybed with built-in storage, haphazardly hung framed prints, and wall lamp all mesh beautifully.
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A chic and shabby living room that goes rustic and colorful all at once is a brilliant surprise - the green and white stripes and weathered woods ironically complement one another.
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This chic and shabby living room is streamlined in white with a muted rattan carpet and incredible outdoor views. Chic and shabby interior design doesn't have to be predictable, visit Arcadian Lighting's website for a wide selection of lighting fixture options to choose from. (Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

Saturday, 5 November 2011

The Poet I met- Pat Ingoldsby

A sharp, angular bony little lady 
was reading a book on the bus
all the way into town.
Fierce concentration 
and a tight mouth.
It was called- Give Yourself
A Spiritual Life Every Day.
She didn't look the slightest bit
more lifted when we got there.

This is how  Pat Ingoldsby starts his new series of poems from his new book. I'm not a poetry type, but for so many reasons, which you will discover soon, he captured my attention. He is interesting in every way, eccentric and complex. He sales his books on the street, and not because he doesn't have any other, not at all. He could have money, fame and success..but he didn't wanted. He prefers to be free of any king of rules, organizations or society. His poems are everything that he is: thoughts, everyday experiences, dreams, past, present and future. It definitely lifts a bit  my mood. I lived in Dublin for one year and this is how I met him. We were neighbors and he is one of the best friends ( if I can say this) to my boyfriend's parents.
I will try the show to the  whole world what a brilliant poet lives in Dublin. So, if you have the chance to visit the Ireland capital, just say hello to Pat from me and buy his book. You will make him very happy.

PS: On Wednesday I was talking about Pat with Liana (my boyfriends mother) and after 1 minute I received a letter. It was a postcard from Pat with Good Luck and few words from his heart. I can't tell you how happy I was.And the second day, it was for the first time when I heard Pat's voice on the phone. I know him a bit and I know how a big deal this is. 

So hope you will enjoy his poems and leave some comments for him, so I can transmit them. 
Till next time: be happy making small things.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Happy Decor Boutique

 I can't believe that I'm writing this post from my shop. I'm happier than ever and I'm very nervous. Things turned very good: the opening was a success, except my clumsy speech, the products came in time and they look great; and the windows are so pretty. I had my family and friends close. They made my day perfect in every way.
It's so strange to be used to see your dreams only in your mind and suddenly it's real. I have this feeling that everything is so familiar, as if I had this shop for a long time. I was surprised of so many amazing massages on Facebook and I feel  great to see the reaction of those who visit my store. I still have to add some shelves here and there, to fill some corners or hang more paintings on the wall, but I have plenty of time to do it from now on.
I will post more picture soon, better ones this time (this were taken in hurry and some made by my boyfriend). Till next time, I wish you a great week as mine started very good.

Monday, 10 October 2011


 I spent a lot of time lately trying to find products I could bring into my store. And ZGallerie is one of those companies I wish I could afford to have. Probably in the future, at least I hope so.  They are so perfect and they can definitely change the look of your home. They are simple and in the same time sophisticated. The first one is my favorite and it could look so chic in my hallway on my white mini bookshelves and cream painted wall. I have prepared a beautiful surprise soon ( not yet sure when) for those who will visit my wonderful Boutique. I hope I made you interested. Have a nice Tuesday. xoxoxox

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Artist in his studio

I never considered myself an artist, but I'm attracted to the feeling of being one. After a long break, I rediscovered the lovely smell of oil paint, the thrill of playing with the colors and the sensation beyond description of what comes with it.. Oh, how I missed this moments and it's so damn good to be able to do it again. I could live without creating (not for a long time), but it wouldn't be as half as intensive, fun and exciting . I wish I could just close myself in a studio, turn on the music, take my brushes and pallet, and forget about modern life. Unfortunately, we have to earn some money to be able to survive. This was the main struggle of many artists during history.
But I really really hope that from now on I will be able to do that once in a while.
Till next time: I hope that you, my dear reader, will have the chance to do what you really like, even if it will be for a short period. Have a lovely Sunday and a easy week.xoxox

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Although, the weather during  daytime is still warm, we all know that the Fall it's here. I really do not have a favorite season, but because of the events involved in the next few months, it will have a stronger meaning to me. It will be "that Autumn". Changing the job, opening my own store, moving, new plans, being able to create again and so on so on... I'm so grateful that I've accomplished so many things by now and to be able to look forward to what life will bring me next. I fought hard for what I have and I scarified many things, but I can easily say: It was worth it!!! I never thought I will say this so soon: I'm happy with who I become, I'm calm inside and I know that I'm on my way to become a better person with each passing day. It's possible and it's only up to us.


Friday, 16 September 2011

Paint on the wall

I love those houses filled with paintings, illustrations or anything that can be framed and look good. It gives to the house a personality and it tells you a lot about the persons in the house. A empty house = empty soul. This is how I see things. All the homes in which I was ( England or Ireland) I saw at least one paint and I wish that could happen in Romania also. That's way I will have a lovely collection in my store just for those of you who love and appreciate a bit of art in their space. I've restarted to paint and I feel great. So, those of you who read my blog- I know that most of you are Romanians - be brave and come visit my shop and let me know what would you like to have on your walls... I can help you choose or make one exactly how you wish. I look forward to see u in October. xoxox

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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Nora Rochel and Sabrina Meyns

I discovered tow amazing designer who transform the world of jewelry in a real ART. 

The first one is Nora Rochel who captured my attention long time ago and she still reminds one of my favorite jewelry designer. "Wearing Nora Rochel‘s rings turns one‘s hands into small landscapes and gardens"

And the second one is Sabrina Meyns. "Sabrina creates incredibly delicate and intricate jewellery and sculptural pieces using handmade paper and precious metals, crossing boundaries between these two materials by combining them in innovative ways."