07 April 2014

Flea Market Finds

There was a huge Flea market this weekend. Unfortunately I forgot my camera at home, snap!
So I can just show you what I got:

Enamel pot: for some outdoor planting
Scandinavian crime books
Kitchen shelf: needs some work and I already started to make this piece a nice shabby treasure
Coffee pot
Leather scraps for yet unknown projects. But you never know :-)
Coffee/Tea cup set 

27 March 2014

Reed Diffuser | Air Freshener DIY

Don´t you love a fresh, clean smelling home? Do you love those fancy reed diffuser?
Do you hate those chemicals the store bought air fresheners are packed with?

Then I have something for you. There is nothing easier than making those reed diffusers at home with stuff you already have on hand?

Here we go, I will show you.

What you need:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup liquor (I used Vodka)
1 tsp honey (emulsifying agent!)
several drops of organic essential oil/ oils of your choice
1 vase/bottle with small opening
10 wooden sticks/skewers long enough to stick out of your vase

So basically you pour all ingredients in a bowl and whisk it until you have an emulsion of the honey, the water, and the oils. The vodka will help to evaporate the fragrances.

Fill in the vase and add the wooden sticks. They will soak up the emulsion and slowly give it to the room.
I used a lavender-vanilla mix for the stair hall and a lemongrass-vanilla mix for the living room.
Next thing will be something with rosemary I guess.

In the beginning the emulsion will look milky but it´ll clear up.

Done! Enjoy your fresh smelling house without chemicals!

21 March 2014

Weekend DIY | Golden Pillows

Hey guys!

I´m still in decorating mode and I´m just about to get the guest room started. I´ve got the old bedroom furniture from my great grandma and I´m going to stain it in a dark rosewood color.

The rest of the room is white as everything else in our house, and gold would complement it perfectly!

Here are some ideas I gathered for golden throw pillows...

07 February 2014

Destin, FL

During our annual trip to the US we decided to have some quality time.

Where else would you go in January than Destin, FL. ;-)
It was amazing. Weather was awesome, beaches where almost ours and prices were low.
Way to go...


02 February 2014

The Hollywood Cafe

You probably heard that song before: "Walking in Memphis" Marc Cohn.
Well turned out, that The Hollywood Cafe close to where my parents in law live, is the spot where the video was shot. I love such stories. I was kinda mad at my huzzy, that it took him 3 years to show me this hot-spot.

The night we finally went out there was a blast. A band was playing and the thing was packed. I really love the interior and I´m already planning on having a branch with fairy lights installed in our house somewhere!

Not to mention that it is the home of the Fried Dill Pickle! Not particular my favourite, but hey: they invented it, so I had fried pickles that night. And they were pretty good! So last but not least even John Grisham was a regular guest in The Hollywood. The Cafe is mentioned in his book "Time to kill" several times.

Wow, pretty much history going on here. I better leave some good impression, just in case ;-)

31 January 2014

Weekend DIY | Statement Wall

We moved in our new house end of last month. The only thing that me and huzzy agreed on was keeping all walls white :-)
I love our white walls, cause they make the rooms bright, airy, and alterable.
Though the house needs some statements. Check out the easy statement walls you can whip up on the weekend.

Buffet Makeover Update

The buffet is at its final destination.
You can check out the process of the makeover here.
Man, this thing took some work, but I´m so happy how it turned out! My parents told me to get rid of it in the beginning, cause they thought the buffet was really ugly. Even they had to admit, that it turned out to be a beauty.
Check it out now.

29 January 2014

It´s Been A While...

.. since I´ve had time for blogging. I´ve been very busy with moving, Christmas, New Year and our annual trip to the US to visit my huzzys family. But now I´m back in our new house, full of ideas and stuff I wanna share with you. Stay tuned!  

03 January 2014

2014 Goals

Usually I do not make any new year resolutions.
I tried, but failed every single year. Especially with the eat healthier and work out stuff.

Well, I need some ass kicking.
I found this lovely goals booklet here and I´m gonna do it like they suggest; break up the year in quarters to keep you motivated and the goals will be more realistic.

Source: www.ruthiauda.com/blog/

My goals are:
- 2 photo challenges
- run 5k
- learn calligraphy

Did you make resolutions for 2014?

01 January 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy new year 2014!
We had an awesome New Years Eve with friends, fondue, firework, and fun.
I fixed a cheese fondue and it was exquisite. To be honest, I got this recipe from my cousin, he is a chef. And you can tell he is good at what he is doing :-)
So did you have a good start in 2014?