Charming little bedroom

This is my mum’s violet- themed, little bedroom. The whole room was decorated on a budget. As this is a rental, it wasn’t fully decorated when my parents moved in. It featured a bed and fitted wardrobe only. This is how the bedroom looks like after some frugal decorating: Simple IKEA Nightstands/Cabinets were found in […]

Front garden update

This is how the front garden looked liked when we’ve got keys to our new apartment (May 2014): This is how it looked liked after some maintenance (I didn’t sew or plant anything new). June 2014 : I really like this small flower bed! This is how it looks now (July 2014)  : Still no […]
Hamburg Rathaus- the lobby

Oh, what an interior!

The beautiful Hamburg City Hall located in Old Town is home of hamburger’s government. The place is really breathtaking! We’ve visited it 4 years ago, in the fall, during the sunset and light coming through stained glass windows  played wonderfully on ornamental walls. Entrance (view from inside) The lobby It took eleven years to build Hamburger Rathaus […]
hill& lake

Summer destinations: Pentland Hills Regional Park

We’ve recently visited Pentland Hills Regional Park, beautiful place located in a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland. Here are some snaps from our visit! Harlaw Wildlife Garden Sharing: nifty-thrifty-sunday share-it-sunday creative-collection-link-party diy-inspired-link-party silver-pennies-sundays-link-party link-it-or-lump-it inspiration-monday between naps on the porch show-and-share-party tweak-it-tuesday inspire-me-monday the-inspiration-board-creative-party youre-gonna-love-it-tuesday whatever-goes-wednesday feathered-nest-friday weekend-re-treat-link-party

Our previous house- the tour.

Recently, I’ve been writing a lot about our previous house but I’ve never done proper house tour. So here it is: our super- small, semi-detached former rental! We lived there from spring 2012 till spring 2014. Entrance: Spring 2012 (Just after we’ve received the keys). Summer 2013 Super small hallway /Mud room Laundry corner( in […]

20 whimsical patio decorating ideas

I love fire pits- all sizes and kinds. Unfortunately, I don’t have suitable spot for fire pit in my garden, but hopefully someday, I’ll be able to relax by the garden fire. That’s why I’ve created  Patio Design board on Hometalk. Everything patio related- fire pits, mason jar chandeliers, awesome patio makeovers and useful tips. […]

Kitchen update

That’s how our kitchen looked like when we’ve received the keys (two months ago). That’s how it looks like now. No big changes here.But white kitchen walls look a little more cheerful now. We’ve hung some funny vintage ads and chalkboard on the wall. As you can see (chalkboard), I’m EXTREMELY talented  😉 Some glasses […]

Why are we still having a slug problem in our garden?

There are couple of reasons: 1- First of all: because I didn’t listen to my own advice and I planted flowers that are slug magnets. I was lured by beautiful and colourful pansies and nemesias! Slugs bought bigger pants, brought cutlery and had al fresco dinner. 2- I didn’t set traps that worked well in my previous […]
24 plants slugs wont eat

24 plants slugs won’t eat

The  thing with slugs is, that they will eat almost anything if they are hungry and desperate. But you’ve got much, much better chance with these plants. Based on my personal experience,  here’s top 13 plants that slugs won’t eat. Following by top 11 plants slugs don’t like to eat, but might taste, when they’re […]

Yay or nay? The house tour.

Hi guys, it’s time for yet another house tour . Today: apartment my mum used to live in. I still don’t know what to think about the decor.It was a rental and landlady put her heart and soul into decorating that place, but it wasn’t entirely to my taste. But see and judge for yourselves! Living […]
inch house

Inch House Tour

Two years ago in the fall, we toured Inch House – historic mansion located in our area. First of all – why is it called Inch House? The name ‘inch’ means ‘island’ in gaelic, meaning that back in a day this house was probably located on a dry area within boggy grounds . House had many owners […]
bathroom decor

Decorating bathroom

Simple coastal decor that goes nicely with blue walls.     Loving this bathroom rug (big knots!): I’m trying to figure out what spot in the house is the best to grow nertera granadensis.It seems that is  alway to sunny or to dark. If you have any tips,please let me know in the comments:) Sharing: nifty-thrifty-sunday […]
How to paint with chalkboard paint on mirror

How to paint with chalkboard paint on a mirror

You will need: –  mirror – chalkboard paint – sandpaper – damp cloth – dry cloth – painters tape – paint brush – chalk I’ve painted jar using exact same method: Chalkboard jar pen holder. 1- Choose spot you want to paint and rough up that area using sandpaper. 2- Clean sandpapered area using damp cloth, […]
Decoarating bedroom

Bedroom decorating ideas

As we decided not to stay in our rented apartment for more then six necessary months (lease!), this is pretty simple decorating (using what we already have and trying to ignore empty walls :)). This bedroom is either large or looks that way, because of  the height  and emptiness of the walls. It’s funny because […]
patio furniture

Patio and garden decorating ideas

1 -Decorative terracotta head I love  this decorative head my mum used have on her patio wall ,but I know some people considered it kind of creepy;) Oh, and it was a flower pot too! 2 Metal patio furniture Metal garden furniture reminds me of my childhood – these were quite popular then, there are […]
diy mason jar luminaries

Mason jar luminaries tutorial

You will need: – clean jar (with lid) – glitter – epsom salt – PVA glue – water – brush – clear gloss sealer(spray kind) 1- Mix some water(1/3 of a jar),glitter (never to much glitter, right?;)) and pva glue (1/3 of a 50 ml bottle of  pva glue) in a jar. Screw the lid […]
DIY chalkboard mason jar pen holder

DIY chalkboard mason jar pen holder tutorial

I love super easy mason jar crafts! Decorating with jars is my absolute favourite. I’ve just used coffee jar and chalkboard paint to make this simple pen holder. You will need: – clean mason jar (without lid) – chalkboard paint – sandpaper – damp cloth – dry cloth – painters tape – paint brush – […]
Awesome mason jar crafts

Awesome mason jar crafts

Mason jar crafts and jar decorating ideas. DIY chalkboard mason jar pen holder tutorial DIY mason jars art DIY glowing in the dark pebbles in the jar Simple bathroom decorations Mason jar luminaries Halloween and Fall: Glowing in the dark, creepy halloween tree- DIY mason jar project Little Ghoulies Easy to make, cheap halloween decorations […]
Living room

Before and after – living room makeover and vintage decorating ideas

We’ve finally settled into our new apartment, so here’s our living room makeover tour and some vintage decorating ideas. The decorating trick was to spend no money and use what we already have. Keywords: vintage & rustic ! Before: After: Rustic, decoarative twigs in a vase and vintage (60′) magazine cover to warm up the […]