Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday is my day: 11 Compositions

Hello all! This time of the week is here again! Today we will travel to Budapest to meet sweet Galia from 11 Compositions! Enjoy the ride ;)

Valentine's Day gift for her.

06:30 - 07:30
Good morning!!! Everybody is waking up slowly. My husband first. Then my two older daughters. When the baby is starting to mumble - I know it’s time for me to get up too  I’m not a morning person at all!!!

My baby girl (I have three daughters ) with babytogo’s blanket...
07:30 - 09:00
Getting dressed and taking the girls to school. Today I need to dress warm with lots of layers. I’m going to spend my morning outside and it’s freezing cold!!! You see, I’m originally from Israel, and even though it’s my 5th winter in Europe, I still can’t get my head around the minus degrees... And today is the coldest day in Budapest (so far this winter) - minus 8.5 degrees Celsius!!!

09:00 - 09:30
At home after drop off at school. For breakfast I always have fruit. No coffee. No tea. Only fruit - in a salad, as a juice or just as they are. Only later in the day I can eat something which includes carbohydrates...

I eat and drink whilst I check what happened last night when I was asleep. Facebook interactions? (yes, I’m an addict) Emails? New sales? YES!! Yay - great!!!

09:30 - realizing I might be late. Running to the bus, it’s FREEZING!!!!...

10:00 - 11:30
I made it on time to a practical lesson in my photography course. Today’s subject is Black & White photography. Location - the central train station of Budapest. Here are some of the photos I took:

11:30 - I can’t feel my toes!!!! Am not sure they are still there... Need to go somewhere close to defreeze and make sure I still have them...

11:45 - 12:30
De-freezing in my husband’s office. Quietly so I don’t interrupt... An opportunity for some more B&W photography ;-)

12:30 - 13:30
Back out there, to visit my favourite beads shop. I need to get some beads for an order I received, but I’m trying very hard not to buy more than I actually need, because every time I go into a beads shop or a textile shop I find myself spending more than I planned. Do you know this feeling? ;-)

13:30 - 14:30
Lunch time. In Hungary be a Hungarian - eat beef stew with dumplings ;-)
Oops, I was SO hungry I forgot to take a photo at the beginning of the meal, sorry...

14:30 - 16:00
Getting back home to collect the girls from school... Getting them dressed with their jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, boots, bags etc. etc. 45 minutes after arriving in school - we are finally ready to go home. Did I already mention I hate this cold weather??? Now in the car - actively listening to all the stories and adventures. What a day they each had!!! ;-)

16:00 - 18:30
The girls are watching TV, time for my snooze too, just for a bit... not for long though... baby is up from her afternoon nap. Playtime with the girls. Cards, memory games, work books, dressing up. Arts & Craft using some stickers I bought on Etsy.

Girl with a camera stickers were bought from this Etsy shop
18:30 - 20:30
Evening routine is about to begin. Supper together with everyone. Talking about our day. Girls are having eggs, vegetables, cheese and yogurts. I made Shakshuka for my husband and me. (From Wikipedia: Shakshuka is a dish of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, onions, often spiced with cumin. It is believed to have Algerian and Tunisian origins). I added some feta cheese on top. Recipes will be provided upon request ;-)

Showers, teeth brushing, bed time story. Bottle of milk for the baby. Everybody in bed...

20:30 - 23:30
The third part of my day begins. The one that is mainly dedicated to my jewelry.
Some evenings I spend preparing orders.
Some evenings I create new items. 
Some evenings I take pictures of my items.
Some evenings I list new items.
Some evenings I create treasuries.
Some evenings I read articles.
Some evenings I “play” - on Facebook, on Pinterest.
Some evenings I prepare marketing materials - like my newsletter (you can sigh up here)

Only a few evenings a month I spend watching TV (CSI or Criminal Minds... National Geographic or a film, whatever is in English and not Hungarian...).

Tonight I need to update all the items in my shop as my launch promotion is finished. I log into Etsy and am surprised to find out I was on “Etsy Finds” yesterday for the first time ever – SO excited!!!!
What a great finale for a cold day - warms my heart ;-)

23:30 - Bed time for me too... zzzzzzzz Good Night!!!

Thank you Galia! As for all of you lovely readers stay tunned for our next week's guest!
Until then, have a great weekend and be creative :)



  1. really enjoyed this post, loved your day!

  2. A lovely interview, as Galia is lovely herself. I love shakshuka, I should make it sometimes...

  3. Thank you all for your lovely comments :-)
    Double thank you to Anka - I could say the same about you and about icre ;-)