Improve your home with an amazing Autumn houseplant (DIY 36)

Hisilicon Balong

Hey pixels!! How are you? Are you good taking care of plants?  You won’t need it to have this amazing and resistant plants at your home this Autumn. The following ones are the best and stronger plants that you can have at home this season. You won’t be disappointed by them.


I love plants, they add green, natural vibes at your home. But I’m not so good taking care of them. this is why I always ask for resistant plants when I buy them. Don’t be afraid to ask for more info about the plants you’re buying, my happy pixels. I’m sure the shop assistant will be happy to help you; and also, you’re not buying an object. Your plant is alive, and every one has its particular needs.

But, why having plants? They are not just for decoration purposes; having plants at home has benefits for you. It allows to stay in touch with a little piece of nature if you live in a big city. Plants absorb dioxid carbon and release oxygen during photosynthesis, so they help cleaning the air.


Having plants makes your house a home. Also, some studies have proved they increase our productivity, so don’t forget to add some plants to your home office, to help you working or studying. If you don’t work at home, you can bring a plant to your office.

And now, a guide to the best Autumn plants:

  • Bromeliad
  • Lemon cypress
  • Kitchen herbs
  • Succulents
  • Peace Lily
  • Mums
  • Snake plant
  • African violets
  • If you’re interested in planting bulbs, some Autumn bulbs are: Narcissus, Hyacinth and Amaryllis.

(Note: I took pictures of all the plants that looked pretty to me. So, probably most of them are not on the list above.)

Do you have plants at home, my happy pixels? Are you going to buy one now? Please, let me know in the comments below.


Okoto Enigma

​First of all, if you reblog this post you help me, I help you and you help your readers, so everyone wins.

There are a lot of great blogs out there and we are missing them because they are not visible to us yet. That’s why I want to encourage everyone to share their blog’s link with me so that I can read and hopefully many other bloggers will as well. This is also a good opportunity for you to get some new readers, followers, and also drive traffic to your site. We all want to spread our message, ideas amd experiences to the world; and get readers; this is a great way to start.

So, leave your blog’s link as a comment and l’ll definitely try to read it and spread some love. I also encourage everyone to read each others blogs to get inspired and, thereby, spread positivity…

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Best baked omelette ever


Hey pixels!! Do you remember our nice broccoli soup? We did it on Monday, and I promised you the recipe of the omelette which is next to the soup. And here it is: the easiest and most tasteful omelette recipe!! Bon appetit!!


You can cook it using a pan, in a more traditional way. But, do you want to know a secret, my happy pixels? I can’t cook an omelette using a pan: I always break them…. So sad, I know.

So I bake my omelettes. I say the reason is because I find them healthier if cooked in the oven, but we know the truth…. That’s not that terrible, my happy pixels. The result is good and I have less work making them.😉


This is a versatile recipe; this is the basic, but you can add more ingredients, like vegetables or pieces of vegan bacon. It’s up to you, my happy pixels!!

Ingredients (serves 3-4 person):

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5-6 medium potatos, peeled and cubed
  • 3-4 eggs, beaten
  • optional: 2-3 fresh laurel leaves


Fry potatos and onion in vegetable oil until tender. Add laurel leaves, they will leave a wonderful taste and smell.

Drain the oil excess and mix them in a bowl with your beaten eggs. Add salt and pepper to taste. At this point, if you want, remove laurel.

Pour your uncooked omelette into a greased round mold. Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC until its firm and a bit brown, but no overcooked, about 20-25′.

Serve with a soup or a salad.

Do you make omelettes at home, my happy pixels? If you make this one, why not sharing a picture with us on Instagram? Use the hashtag #thehappiestpixel.


  • 1 cebolla, laminada
  • 5-6 patatas medianas, peladas y cortadas
  • 3-4 huevos, batidos
  • opcional: hojas de laurel


Freír patatas y cebolla en aceite vegetal, hasta que estén tiernas. Añadir el laurel durante la cocción: le dará un sabor y olor deliciosos.

Escurrir el exceso de aceite y verter sobre los huevos batidos (en un bol). Mezclar bien; quitar las hojas de laurel si queréis.

Verter la mezcla en un molde redondo engrasado. Hornear en un horno precalentado a 180ªC, hasta que esté firme y un poco marroncito, pero sin llegar a estar demasiado cocido, sobre unos 20-25′.

Comer con una sopa o una ensalada.

¿Preparáis tortillas en casa, mis felices pixels? Si hacéis esta receta, podéis colgar una foto en Instagram. Usad el hashtag #thehappiestpixel.

Broccoli cheese soup


Hey pixels!! This is my first Autumn soup this year!! I love soups, and it’s my first time making this recipe. It will be part of my lunch!!

I’m not sure if it’s the healthiest soup option, but it’s warm and comfy, perfect for an Autumn day.


Here, temperatures are still a bit high, but I’m in the mood for a soup… I love soups. I think they are the perfect starter for a meal.


Do you know what’s better? Enjoying a nice soup in a nice bowl. Remember this one? It was our DIY 28, how to decorate your mug or bowl!!

So, while I’m still waiting for real Autumn weather (november), I’m improving my soup maker skills. There are a lot of recipes I’ve never tried yet, so I have a list of them to make here with you, my happy pixels. Trust me, more soups are coming.😉

Note: keep in touch to read my recipe for this wonderful omelette. It’s coming up in two days!!

Ingredients (serve 2):

  • 1/2 tablespoon + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced small
  • 1 clove garlic, minced finely
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup soy cream
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, diced into small pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced into very thin rounds
  • about 1/2 cup grated cheese (I use a mix of gouda and emmental); use more or less depending on how much you love cheese
  • salt and black pepper to taste




  1. In a small saucepan, add 1/2 tablespoon butter, the diced onion, and sauté   over medium heat until the onion is translucent and barely browned, about 4′. Stir intermittently.
  2. Add the garlic and cook about 30”, stirring constantly so it doesn’t burn. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Using the same pot add 2 tablespoons butter, flour, and cook over medium heat for about 2-3′ minutes, whisking constantly, until flour is thickened. You are making a roux and it’s very important the mixture is thick or soup will never thicken properly later.
  4. Slowly add the vegetable stock, whisking constantly.
  5. Slowly add the soy cream, whisking constantly.
  6. Allow mixture to simmer over low heat for about 12-15′, or until it has reduced and thickened some. Whisk intermittently to re-incorporate the ‘skin’ that inevitably forms, this is normal.
  7. While mixture is simmering, chop the broccoli and carrots. After simmering, add the broccoli, carrots, and the onion and garlic you previously set aside.
  8. Add the salt, pepper. Stir to combine.
  9. Allow soup to simmer over low heat for about 30-35′. Whisk intermittently to re-incorporate the ‘skin’ that inevitably forms, this is normal.
  10.  After simmering, add most of the cheese, reserving a small amount for garnishing bowls. Stir in the cheese until melted and incorporated fully, less than 1′.
  11. Transfer soup to bowls, garnish with reserved cheese, and serve immediately. You can keep your soup in the fridge for 2-3 days. Use your microwave to heat it before eating.

Do you make your own soups at home, my happy pixels? Are you going to make this one? Please, let me know in the comments below.

25 Question Tag


Hey pixels!! How are you?  Today’s post is going to be the 25 Question Tag, started by Ann, which was derived from a 100 Questions post she found on Facebook. But I saw the idea at Hannah reads. You guys should go check their blogs out, they are awesome!🙂


I included below all the possible questions, so you can select 25 of them. Are you going to participate in this challenge, my happy pixels? If you do so, let me know it.  I would love to read your own posts and find out a little more about you!

Actually I had fun while answering my questions, so I highly recommend this activity.

My questions and answers.

  1. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?

Yes, always. But don’t ask me why I do it, actually I have no idea.

2. Do you always smile for pictures?

Always, I think I look too serious if I’m not smiling. I’ve developed a “smile for pictures”. I use it every time someone takes a pic of me.


3. What do you drink with dinner?

Still water, as always. We should drink between 1.5-2 liters every day. It’s always the healthiest option.

4. What is your favorite food?

Pasta, and almost everything with chocolate.

5. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

Librarian (silence and books). Actually I had periods of time when I wanted to be a teacher, a doctor… even a fashion designer.

6. Favorite type of fruit pie?

I love my lemon pie. Oh, and my apple pie.

7. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

Yes, actually a lot of times. You don’t have to be sad to cry.

8. Hot tea or cold tea?

Hot, always. Even on Summer.

9. Tea or coffee?

I like both. But just coffee with milk, please. If you don’t believe me, check my Instagram account, it’s full of pictures of all the coffees I take.



10. Are you patient?

I am a master of patience. Sometimes I think I have too much….

11.Do you like to use post-it notes?

Yes, I love their bright colours; I use them to remind me things I have to do, or to leave notes to other people.

12. Do you have freckles?

An entire collection. When I was younger (ehem) and I got bored, I used to draw geometric shapes on my skin using my legs or arms freckles as a guide (with a pen, it goes out with water).

13. What is your Chinese astrological sign?



14. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

When I was about 16-17 years old. They took me some great pictures; actually it was a nice experience. I would like to make it again.

15. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Closed. My closet doors are always closed. I think my room looks disorganized if I have the closet doors open.

16. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?

My favourite one, Annie Hall.

17. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

I’ve tried sometimes, but it’s really boring. I prefer to talk to someone or just think.

18. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

Yes, why not?


19. How many languages can you speak?

If you count English, 3. And a few phrases on German, French and Italian.

20. Ever won a contest?

Yes, two writing contest (we had to write a short story). I was finalist on a third one.

21. Whats your favorite color?


22. Do you want to get married?

If I find the right person, of course I want.


23. What is your Song of the week?

This week I’m listening 40 secondi di niente and Phantastica, from Verdena.

24. Have you ever peed in the woods?

I whish the answer was no.

25. Own a record player?

Not yet. I like them.

My answers, my happy pixels!! I hope you’ve enjoyed them!! Now, I would really like to read yours!!

Love, thp.

(Note: some photos source: Unsplash).

Question list.

1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
5:Do you like to use post-it notes?
6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
8:Do you have freckles?
9:Do you always smile for pictures?
10:What is your biggest pet peeve?
11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
12:Have you ever peed in the woods?
13:What about pooped in the woods?
14:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?
15:Do you chew your pens and pencils?
16:How many people have you slept with this week?
17:What size is your bed?
18:What is your Song of the week?
19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
20:Do you still watch cartoons?
21:Whats your least favorite movie?
22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
23:What do you drink with dinner?
24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
25:What is your favorite food?
26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
27:Last person you kissed/kissed you?
28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
31:Can you change the oil on a car?
32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
33:Ever ran out of gas?
34:Favorite kind of sandwich?
35:Best thing to eat for breakfast?
36:What is your usual bedtime?
37:Are you lazy?
38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
39:What is your Chinese astrological sign?
40:How many languages can you speak?
41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
43:Are you stubborn?
44:Who is better…Leno or Letterman?
45:Ever watch soap operas?
46:Are you afraid of heights?
47:Do you sing in the car?
48:Do you sing in the shower?
49:Do you dance in the car?
50:Ever used a gun?
51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
52:Do you think musicals are cheesy?
53:Is Christmas stressful?
54:Ever eat a pierogi?
55:Favorite type of fruit pie?
56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
57:Do you believe in ghosts?
58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
59:Take a vitamin daily?
60:Wear slippers?
61:Wear a bath robe?
62:What do you wear to bed?
63:First concert?
64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
65:Nike or Adidas?
66:Cheetos Or Fritos?
67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
69:Ever take dance lessons?
70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?photopills
71:Can you curl your tongue?
72:Ever won a spelling bee?
73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
74:Own any record albums?
75:Own a record player?
76:Regularly burn incense?
77:Ever been in love?
78:Who would you like to see in concert?
79:What was the last concert you saw?
80:Hot tea or cold tea?
81:Tea or coffee?
82:Sugar or snickerdoodles?
83:Can you swim well?
84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
85:Are you patient?
86:DJ or band, at a wedding?
87:Ever won a contest?
88:Ever have plastic surgery?
89:Which are better black or green olives?
90:Can you knit or crochet?
91:Best room for a fireplace?
92:Do you want to get married?
93:If married, how long have you been married?
94:Who was your HS crush?
95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
96:Do you have kids?
97:Do you want kids?
98:Whats your favorite color?
99:Do you miss anyone right now?

One Lovely Blog Award


Hey pixels!! This week is being great!! After receiving a nomination for a Versatile Blogger Award on Monday, today I’ve been nominated by the wonderful Fox on an island for the One Lovely blog award! Thanks for the nomination, I’m glad people are reading and enjoying my posts and photos❤


The award rules are:

1. Post to accept the nomination.
2. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
3. List 7 things about yourself.
4. Link to the blogs you nominate.
5. Notify the recipients of their award.
6. Post the rules!

Seven things about myself:

  1. I’ve just watched the elite men individual time trial (cycling world championships).
  2. I’m always thinking about new creative projects.
  3. I would like to redecorate my living room.
  4. I never  wear high heels.
  5. I love chocolate.
  6. I like writing so much (I would like to write a book someday).
  7. I love learning new things.

I would like to nominate the following blogs:

Definitely check out these blogs! I think they are amazing!! Thanks so much for the nomination!❤

Guest post: how to organize your closet


Hey happy pixels!! Autumn has just started, and that means I’m going to reorganize my closet and to get rid of all the clothes I’m not using. For me, it’s like a second Spring cleaning, let’s call it Autumn cleaning!! This year, I’ve teamed up with my friend Shivali, from Classifiedbird, so both are publishing this post at the same time!!


I have my own organization method. We should call it: the pixilated method. It has three steps:

First, I select my clothes to separate the ones I’m using from the ones I’m not. I do this for every clothes category: jeans, shoes, shirts…. First, I put all my shirts on the bed and I separate them into two groups. The shirts on the group called “not in use” are for charity. Usually I don’t give my old clothes to friends or family, unless someone has asked me for that special dress.

To choose, I have my own criteria. Basically I ask myself next questions:

  • I’m going to use this shirt if I keep it?
  • When was the last time I used it?
  • It still fits me?

If most answers are no (or a long time ago for the second one), I put it on the “not in use” group. All this shirts end up in a box to take to charity. Then, I start the same process for the next clothes category. Jeans, for example.


I do the selection this way because if I have a look at all the content of my  closet at the same time I feel overwhelmed. I don’t like cleaning and organizing, and I find this an exhausting process. So, if I categorize, I can divide the selection in two times instead of making all in one day.

If you want to have an idea about the result of one of my selections, here is a list of my Autumn basics:


1&2: A couple of nice T-shirts

3: A comfy pair of Jeans

4: A nice skirt

5: Oxford shoes


The second step is cleaning the closet. Usually I don’t take all the clothes out to clean the inside, so I make first two steps at the same time. For example, when all my shirts are out of its drawer, I use my DIY natural cleaner to clean it. It’s perfect because you get rid of all the dirt and the drawer it’s perfectly clean until next Spring cleaning.

Now, you can finish with last step: organizing the items you’re keeping. The good news is you can use the space left behind for your old clothes. That’s how I organize (please, keep in mind my closet is tiny):

  • Hang just the essentials. Keep other things in drawers or use organizer helpers.
  • Put labels on your shoe boxes.
  • Organize by color. This way it’s easier to have a general view of your clothes.
  • Use a drawer for each kind of stuff.
  • Keep foulards and scarves in a box. Roll them, so you can see all at the same time.
  • Use plastic boxes to keep out of season clothes. This will keep dust away from them.


And this is a general overview of my method. Do you find it useful, my happy pixels? Do you have your own method? But I should say the most difficult part of keeping your clothes organized starts after step 3. Guess it? Yes, the hardest part is to keep your closet organized. I know the solution is easy: just store your stuff properly right before using or cleaning it. But it’s hard… The struggle is real.

Well, I hope to have helped with my pixilated method. Are you going to organize your closets for Autumn, my happy pixels? Please, let me know in the comments below.

Note: this is not a sponsored post.

Photos: mine and from Unsplash