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LEATHER KEY CHAIN – DIY PRESENT FOR MEN

Presents for men need to be handy and useful and ideally fulfilling all functions you could possibly need on a seven day arctic crossing. It’s a plus if they serve as a bottle opener and can be lit up to serve as a torch. With the changes of the Seasons…

DIY LEATHER JEWELLERY TRAY

Leather is a great material, if you want to make something look valuable. However it took a while until I tried working with leather since it also carries the impression that you need quite a lot of equipment and expertise and should not do anything wrong because it is expensive…

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DIY WRAPPED LEATHER BRACELETS

I am a big fan of handmade bracelets. You might already know my monochrome version of friendship bracelets. Friendship bracelets are just the perfect DIY for the Tuesday evening on the couch. You can combine them nicely with gold and silver jewelry or offer them as a gift or souvenir….

DIY LEATHER TASSEL

I wanted to do something with leather for a while now and by accident I walked by this little leather store the other day with about 20 baskets full of leather remains. And even though I buy basically EVERYTHING online I liked having a look at the different leather pieces…

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GRAPEFRUIT POPSICLES

I am planning to make popsicles for a while now and I kept pinning tons of yummi recipes on my Summer Pinterest Board – however summer never happened this summer.  The Must have of the season is rather an umbrella than ice cream and I was more busy finding indoor…

DIY COFFEE BODY SCRUB

  The older I get, the pickier I am about what products I am using, not only when cooking but also for the cosmetics I am using. I tend to pick more brands that use natural ingredients and I am starting to make a lot of things myself. This coffee…

HOW TO MAKE A PERFUME BOX

I love perfume. Perfume has something sensual and romantic and somehow it make me think of Coco Chanel who uses a bit of No5 and states that „a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous“. And because I think that this elegant and fabulousness should be more celebrated on…

CROCHET BASKET WITH PARCEL STRING

If you have not personally designed your bathroom, chances are high there is something to moan about. A lot of people would love to have a bathroom window, those who do would love a bit more space. Those who are bathtub lovers, don’t really understand how you can built a bathroom…

MONOCHROME FRIENDSHIPBRACELETS

Friendships bracelets were such a trend when I was little. I loved all colors, especially the ones with pink, and tried all kinds of patterns, the more complex the better. Nowadays they are back but my choices of color and pattern got a bit more subtle and I am turning…

TASSEL SHORTS – QUICK DIY

Tassels are all over the place at the moment, and I love them! So I was on the lookout for where to integrate some tassels in my life and decided to start with Shorts. I find it’s a nice eye-catcher, trendy and really fun to make. I used really thin…

DIY METAL TUBE VASES

I had this project in mind for a while but it just wasn’t to be realized, I did not find the right metal pipes. I guess we all have those projects to be realized in the back of our heads, which are just waiting for the perfect flea market find,…

ETSY AWARDS NOMINATION: BRALETTE MATERIAL KIT

Good News today! I am nominated for the Etsy Awards 2016 with my first DIY Material Set – the Bralette Kit I have introduced on this blog a few weeks back. When I created this little Bralette Set I had found myself searching for the right material a couple of nights…

HOW TO ARRANGE A FLOWER BOUQUET

When it is about arranging flowers I keep thinking I buy a bundle, put it in a vase and it’s gonna look good. Well that works every once in a while but after some time I found that it seems to be an artform to assemble flowers in a way that…

DIY LACE BRALETTE

I am always on the lookout for pretty and exceptional items. Double glass frames or beautiful kilim pillows for the home, a vintage handbag or a hidden café in one of Paris’s backstreets. It takes a a bit of time to research and stroll around and also a bit of…

KIR ROYAL WITH A TWIST

Summer is about to start and that means Barbecues on the rooftop and who could be more exited about that than us. We moved in last year in May and first thing we did was getting a gas grill and some garden furniture. Until today we do not have a…

EASY EASTER DECO

This year we are traveling in March, so we won’t be spending too much time at home before Easter. However to have some nice deco and a bit of Easter feeling welcoming us when we get home I have aimed for an easy peasy easter deco that does not require…

PEAR VANILLA COCKTAIL

I have this love hate relationship with pears. As with many things in life I only like them under certain conditions. I am overly exited getting them as the pear season starts some time in fall and then quickly use interest like a kid with a toy. I keep buying…

THE PERFECT CHEESE PLATE

When it comes to hosting guests we have a clear split of cooking tasks, Steffen likes to spend hours finding new great recipes, buying the perfect piece of meat and run errands to get fresh figs to make the „grilled fresh fig almond spicy mustard honey sauce“ he read about. Efficiency…

DIY – DOUBLE GLASS FRAMES

You might remember my post on some double glass frame inspiration a couple of weeks back. As it turns out those frames are not that easy to get as I thought but since I still love the trend, today an alternative to make a cool alternative yourself. Basically all you need…

RASPBERRY MULE COCKTAIL

While I love mulled wine and everything cinnamon flavored during December, I am ready for something fresher as soon as the New Year starts. This cocktail is a variation of the classic Moscow Mule, of which I am a big fan. It’s fresh and sparkling and a bit fruitier than…

EASY TO GET – EASY TO MAKE – GREEN SMOOTHIE

Grüne Smoothies sind einfach ein super Weg um gerade im Winter ein bisschen mehr Vitamine zu bekommen. Sie sind nicht zu süß und perfekt als kleines Frühstück oder als gesunder Nachmittagssnack statt der typischen Kaffee und Kuchen Pause. Mittlerweile bekommt man verschiedenste Sorten in jedem Supermarkt und ich bin ein großer…

TREND REPORT – DOUBLE GLASS FRAMES

A trend this season I had to jump onto immediately are double glass frames, I love the airy elegant look of it. When I was a kid I had this little flower pressing kit (this one just with red bobbles), which we used to press flowers from the garden to later…

A PARTY CLASSIC – THE GIN AND TONIC

When the year comes to an end, the most frequently question is „so what are you doing on New Years Eve?“. Most answers are tenuous: „New Years is overvalued“ and „maybe I am just staying home“ are the answers you get and even a couple of days before the year end, nobody…

POMEGRANATE MOJITO COCKTAIL

This winter I am really into pomegranate. I love to eat it pure as well as on my salad or in my yogurt and, believe it or not, I kind of enjoy the process of peeling it as a well. However the overall result of my pomgrante addiction is that our kitchen wall…

CHRISTMAS HOSTESS GIFT

Christmas season is party season. December calls for Christmas market visits and mulled wine get together with friends but also neighbors and colleagues. It starts with the obligatory company Christmas party and ends with the year end and the New Years Eve party. When we are invited to somebody’s house…

CHRISTMAS WRAPPING

I think I mentioned before that I am not the most well ahead planning Christmas Elf. I am more following a just-in-time principle for decoration, presents and also for present wrapping. Over the years I have accumulated lots of wrapping paper and I have the feeling the ones I have…

CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATION

In my fall table decoration post I mentioned that I am always on the lookout for table decoration that is easy to get and easy to put together but still looks special. I find this especially important for the Christmas table setting since there is so much to organize around the holidays anyways. For…

ADVENT DECORATION

Since November has been so warm, Christmas came with even more of a surprise than usual. I find the Mediterranean inspiration in my advent decoration fits therefore quite well. I really like the combination of silver tones and white with the light green of the olive, this could also fit…

LAST MINUTE ADVENT CALENDAR

If you are like me, Christmas is a big surprise for you every year over and over again. You get back from your summer holidays and the next thing you notice is „Last Christmas“ playing on repeat on the radio … Well, therefore here my selection of last minute Advent Calendar options,…

WINTER APERITIVO – CLEMENTINE COCKTAIL

An Italian tradition we love is the Aperitivo. During the summer an Aperol Spritz with some Parmesan Cheese an some Olives before starting the grill was a must. Now that the summer season is over, we started replacing our beloved Aperol Spritz with a winter drink, which is easy to…