BUSY BEE.

May 12th, 2017

An intense month.

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This morning I woke up next to this bumble bee. It is huge, I don’t think you really get an idea of the size. But it was fascinating, so before releasing it out into the world, I took a photo of Β it.

Oh, I’m here to give you a quick update!

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Remember my kitchen? Lovely, yes, but not so efficient.

Back in March I’ve redesigned it and on Monday we are getting ours removed, to then install the new one. I’m very excited, but it makes this already busy month, even more complicated for me.

In fact, we have to clear it completely, and till the end of June we won’t have a kitchen, so we might end up moving out of the flat for the time being.

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Today Felix went to dye his hair, and so he left me little Edgar. He is a demon at times, but still very cute.

I’m getting ready, on Tuesday, to travel again.

I feel like since the end of April, after coming back from Tuscany, my days have been passing by me so fast. There is just so much happening right now, and so many projects I’m working on.

It’s all good – don’t get me wrong – I love to keep busy! But I find that it’s challenging to find time for everything, so hopefully if you don’t see me on here, or on Youtube, you just know it’s because I’m working on cool stuff. πŸ˜‰

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Right now a tricky thing is the selection of fabric for my Winter clothing line, which happens to be called “Le Api” (Bees).

I have designed each piece already, and selected all the fabrics, but unfortunately it turns out most are very expensive.

The whole line was shaped around one specific fabric, which almost costs €50 per meter, making the final cost of a piece around €200. I’m sourcing the fabric from this Italian textile company, and the quality is amazing, but I’m so afraid of making such expensive pieces cause they won’t really cater to most.

So I’m hoping to be able to get a good deal on the fabric, and if that doesn’t happen, I will have to look for some cheaper options.

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Either way, I’m super excited about everything I’ve done so far, and even more, about the fact that my Limone line is coming out pretty soon!

Up here is a sneak peek of the rain jacket. I can’t wait to reveal the whole line!

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I’ve also received all the Forest Creatures merch today: we made a t-shirt, a tote bag, a pencil case, some pins, candles, pencils, and these cute little plushies. They are adorable!

So expect everything to be on my online store soon. πŸ™‚

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On a completely different note, today I received this magazine, which I had bought a week ago. It looks really cool, and makes it for a perfect coffee table read.

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It’s very creative. I love it, so I wanted to share it with you in case you are into these kind of stuff as well.

Oh, and by the way, tomorrow there is Eurovision. I vote for Portugal. I want him to win so badly. Will you be watching it as well? Do you have a favourite? Let me know!

The structure of this post is all over the place, and the writing is rushed, but if anything, it makes it a more spontaneous entry. πŸ˜‰

Marzia.

54 thoughts on “BUSY BEE.

  1. sophierobinsonx

    So happy to hear from you marzia and see you in your videos today! I hope your well. Im so excited for the merch i want it all πŸ˜€
    I had a bumblebee friend too yesturday and they really are getting chubby hahaha!
    The fabric looks amazing. I cant wait for Lemon Collection.
    Have fun changing your Kitchen and ill look forward to the recipe videos in the Summer!
    XxXxX

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  2. Angy

    Hi Marzia!
    I didn’t expect that you will use the forest creatures for merchandise, it’s very cool and cute! πŸ˜€
    and, good luck with your projects! I’m pretty sure that everything will be great πŸ™‚
    Hugs for you and the pugs! ^^

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  3. Agnese

    Loved this post!
    I know everyone says it, but I really love your style (your clothes, your pictures, the way you write,…) and you truly inspire me. It might seem strange, but reading your posts and watching your videos makes me wanna do things, even the ones I’d rather not do.
    Right now I’m studying for my uni exams (btw, I have a Japanese exam this monday) and… you help me not to give up!

    Un abbraccio da Bologna πŸ™‚

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    1. phiyphiy

      I was thinking (and going through) the exact same thing! Except my papers are Econs and Organizational Behavior. I enjoy this all-over-the-place spontenous style, feels like i can ‘hear’ you.

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  4. nurselifebykarin

    Love the projects you are working on! I am always curious to see what your creative mind has come up with. πŸ˜€ I had a lovely big High Tea with my colleagues. It’s international nurse day (birthday of Florence Nightingale). So we decided to celebrate by chatting over some tea and eating way too much. They also had a various amount of Scottish whiskey there, so delicious! I know Felix likes whiskey. I Have a nice weekend!

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    1. nurselifebykarin

      Whoops, pressed enter too early… but I know Felix likes whiskey I don’t know if you are interested too but I went through Scotland last summer on the whiskey trail and it was such a beautiful way to explore Scotland and discover a lot of whiskey and brewers. πŸ™‚ maybe a little getaway idea for the both of you! Good luck on your projects. ❀

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  5. Kotonaruu

    Hi Marzia!
    I’m gonna watch it too! For me the best performance was from Belarus. That song was very positive and a little bit vintage.
    How about your Japanese? I learned this language month ago, because now I’m busy too and I cannot find time to learn 😦
    Have a great day and week and loves from Poland ❀

    Kotonaruu ;*

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  6. L. Svane

    Can’t wait to see the kitchen remodel! I know that it’s a stressful and daunting task, but it’ll be worth it in the end! I would love to renovate my kitchen someday. Hopefully sooner than later!

    btw, I got your palette a couple of weeks ago and I love it! the colors come out so bold and beautiful. So thank you!

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  7. fromclairespov

    I’ve had a busy week too… Lots of work deadlines and blog posts to plan and write so that during my last 4 exams (coming in the next three weeks!) my blog isn’t too abandoned πŸ™‚ And I’m also planning something special for my first blogaversary which is today πŸ˜€

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  8. Bri

    Wow! If that’s a completely see-through rain coat, I am so READY to buy it! I love that idea.

    Can’t wait to see everything and have a lovely weekend, Marzia.

    Bri

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  9. SimplyNozomi

    It is good to keep challenging yourself with projects!
    But don’t forget to take a moment to relax πŸ˜‰
    Could you give us any tips on how to decide the house color scheme or decoration theme based on doors and floors?
    I am about to move in to new place, and thinking of remodeling some of the part.
    Where do I start??

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  10. istanabelle

    Im VERY excited for the summer line since I live in ford, and it is always hot, so the only clothes I can wear are from your summer line. And even the spring lines will make me very hot. I hope to see a cute dress and a nice top?

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  11. Tess

    Glad you are doing well and posting on my Birthday Marzia! πŸ™‚ I have had a great day and I am glad your day had been just as spectacular! Hoping to catch your summer line as a present πŸ˜‰

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  12. birgitworld

    Hei!
    Im from Estonia and kinda sad that we didn’t go to the finals at Eurovision. My favorite is Italy. I just loved the song from the moment I first heard it. It’s just so spiritual. I hope Italy wins but Portugal was also really good and he was so sweet. Have a nice weekend. Im going to work for two days now. πŸ™‚

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  13. icaweng

    Oh my god! I cannot wait to see all the forest creature merchandises and your summer clothing line >< The rain jacket looks really nice (even just base on the sleeve XD). I like how clean and fresh it looks, and the yellow trims are on point! Really look forward to see the entire piece.

    Wish you a safe and pleasant trip, and hope you would come up a good deal with the textile company : )

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  14. Nomalany

    Oh my god yes! The Eurovision Finals are tomorrow!! Portugal’s song was really good, but I think Norways song was the one that I liked the most (mostly because I fell in love with the hat the singer was wearing, I love hats) I don’t vote tho, because I don’t like to do anything that costs me money even if it’s just a euro or two ;D Buttt I think we’re all looking forward to the grand final!

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  15. Caely

    So happy for your update! I’m still confused about whether you guys live in a house or a flat because previously you guys were in a flat because of renovations(?) but this is a flat as well? Hehe. But anyway, being busy is a good sign πŸ˜€ wishing you all the best! ❀

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  16. Catarina Santos SimΓ΅es

    SO happy that you’re voting for Portugal *_* ❀ ❀
    Isn't the clothing line going to be vegan/ethical? I'm asking cause of the picture of the fabric (wool) …

    ❀

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  17. maroontails73

    That bee is so cute, but not as cute as that rain jacket! πŸ˜‰ I’m so excited for you! It’s awesome to work on projects you love. I just hope you don’t get too stressed out. I hope everything turns out amazing!

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  18. Lucy

    Hi Marzia! I’m all for BELARUS at this years Eurovison! I’m spending the evening with friend and have a bit of a party!!! The bee is adorable! So pretty! I love your lates blog about editing, I fell out of love of making and editing videos recently but you have ignited my fire again! Perhaps one day I’ll have a YouTube Channel??? πŸ™‚
    Have a wonderful weekend x

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  19. Juline Costa

    Ah! I beamed when you said you were going to vote for Salvador! πŸ™‚ He’s amazing and her sister wrote and composed that beautiful song – the melody and lyrics are impeccable. I truly hope we win because that would be a first and I also believe we have the best song of the competition. Either way, it’ll be fun to watch the whole show and please vote for him since I can’t πŸ˜›

    Love from Portugal! x

    Juline

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  20. Leuca

    Maybe you could make different versions of items in your clothing line. You could offer one for more money and one for less money, so if someone wants to spend more money then they get a better fabric. Anyways, I just wanted to say that you are so inspiring! You go girl!! πŸ˜„πŸŒΈ

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  21. nightynightlove

    Awh Marzia! My birthday is coming up! So hopefully I’ll be able to splurge on your upcoming line! I can’t wait to see it revealed! I’m sure we all are, including the winter line! Bees!? I’m beyond excited! πŸ™‚ I love bees and totally believe that we should help prevent them from being an endangered species!
    Always love reading you’re posts! xx They’re a real joy.

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  22. Aletze Estrada

    I loved the post! It’s an update on your life -as you said- so it is fine, gurl! Thank you! I hope you show us your new kitchen but having ti stay without one? How…where will you move for the rest of the month D: I’m seriously concerned and I hope everything goes well.

    Also, I’m super happy for your projects! You deserve it! And don’t worry about the blog or the videos, we understand and we are super proud of you.

    Greetings to Pewds and the pugs.

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  23. Velika

    Can’t wait to see your new kitchen! Even without enrolling in interior design, i think you will nail the renovation! And..are the forest creatures plush suitable as dog toys? I sure wish they are!

    Ciao!

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  24. kanishkasdiary

    Super adore you! Whenever I read your post I imagine you sitting in front of me and talking just like your videos. I’m happy there is so much for you to look up to and hope everything goes well! Can’t wait for the new kitchen tour πŸ˜‹ 😘

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  25. leftykaty

    Hey Marzia ^^ I love your blog, it’s cute and honest.
    Even if the post is “all over the place”, I really enjoyed reading it πŸ™‚ it’s cool to know what you’ve been up to.

    Love from Portugal πŸ˜‰ I’m really glad that you like the song ^^ the lyrics are really beautiful too actually. Her sister wrote the music πŸ™‚

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  26. busystardust

    anche io tifavo per il Portogallo (anche hey mamma e la croazia). sono stata contenta di vederlo vincere ma non mi Γ¨ piaciuto il suo discorso della vittoria dove ha sminuito gli altri concorrenti, rude af. per non parlare delle persone su twitter che hanno preso la sconfitta di gabbani come un affronto personale πŸ€‘πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ.
    pa. questi post “disordinati” sono belli!! vorrei essere capace di scrivere senza pianificare tutto un post ⭐️
    buona domenica!

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  27. Oriana

    I can’t wait to see your Limone line ! πŸ’—πŸ‹ It’s really cool that you were able to create your own clothes, and make us happy in the process ! πŸ˜‰ I remember the bee from instagram haha 🐝

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  28. Mariah

    Marzia you are my Favorite YouTuber and I can’t wait for all of you new products to come out especially the rain jacket. β˜”οΈ I look up to you so much u are so creative and kind.πŸ€— Your kitchen is already fabulous and I bet it will be even better after.😍

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  29. melaniesworldd

    Such a shame that the fabric you picked is so expensive for our winter line, but I agree that it would be too expensive for most Marzipans. Hope you get a good deal or find another perfect fabric for the line. And SUPER excited for the ‘limone’ line to come out. I love lemons, they just give me this instant summer vibe. Can’t wait to see all the pieces, from what I can tell the raincoat looks totally CUTE.

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  30. Liz

    It’s nice to get a new update, Marzia πŸ™‚ I voted for Portugal as well, he was so amazing and I’m glad he won! Definitely deserved it 😁

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  31. barelysara

    I’m so excited to see everything you are working on! I haven’t been able to catch with everything you are doing because I’m in finals and all the projects I have are eating me alive.
    Do you anything new on the interior design tag? I want to know if you have any more plans in that! Are you arranging your kitchen or is it just going to stay the same?
    Have a happy week!
    Love, Sara πŸ’œ

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  32. jennihorine

    So happy to hear about your kitchen! More space to make more incredible recipes! πŸ˜‰
    But I have been searching everywhere for a clear raincoat, so this sneak peak has me that much more on the edge of my seat for your new clothing line! Thank you for your creativity and passion for making an ethical clothing line. Each piece holds such a special place in my closet, I can’t wait to spend all my money once it is released!

    Much love.

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  33. elbadilan9

    I’m happy for you, Marzia ^-^ I can’t wait for your merchendise (: I’ve planned a trip to Seattle to move in with my boyfriend and it’s been stressful because the days are going by so slow ): it makes my depression act up (no worries, it’s just annoying) but, reading this comment and seeing that you’re stressed with over-work made me smile a bit because I found it ironic how your days are going fast and mine are going slow xD I hope I explained myself correctly, I’m not saying I’m happy that you’re going through that. I love reading about you and watching your videos β™‘ I’m a huge fan! Love you, Marzia β™‘

    -Elba

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