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 ;-)
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.
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.
.. 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!
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?
Hope you aren´t bored from my IKEA finds yet. Cause here´s another one.
So I have this frame, light box thing dangling around for a while. It was kinda waiting for the action to come in.
Basically inspired by this DIY I made a Christmas scene with trees and miniature Christmas ornaments.
All you need is a frame, a wintery picture of your choice, some trees and Christmas ornaments.
When I find the artificial snow in the boxes, I´ll add that too.
So, all you have to do is to attach the picture in the passepartout and glue your little items in the frame.
I´m trying not to buy so much decorative items (huzzy calls them clutter), before we move to our new home. I´m trying really hard, I can tell you. But I guess I´m failing here quite bad. So anyway, I took a stroll through IKEA again and found these nice little mirrors for 1,99!
Couldn´t resist and I bought a few. They are plain frames with a tiny mirror in the middle and I felt like I need to spruce them up a bit.
No sooner thought than done:
All you need is a pearl maker or fabric liner or paint marker and a mirror in a frame.
I printed out the words, cause my handwriting is not the prettiest.
Trace and apply the liner, marker, maker smooth and easy and fast. Done!
I went for the "Mirror, mirror on the wall..." with the turqouise frame and a happy "Nice to see you!" made with a labeler with the white one. Easy and encouraging, maybe a Christmas gift for your girlfriends?