After-my new garden makeover

Before and after- garden tour & step by step garden makeover

We’ve recently moved to our new apartment. I was very excited about my new, small garden, so that was the very first thing I’ve sorted out, whe we’ve moved in. Here’s a little before and after garden tour. Still lots things to do though, so stay tuned for more  garden updates. My garden makeover step […]
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“No sugar-coating” first house tour

We just got keys to our new place, so it’s time for first (no sugar coating, it is what it is ) house tour. You can read more about our move here: part 1 , part 2. First of all : it is an old, four storey building ( it was built between 1860-1910 ). […]
flea market finds

Flea market finds

This week’s flea market / carboot sale finds: Sharing : sundays-at-home between naps on the porch wow-us-wednesdays show-and-tell-friday feathered-nest-friday tweak-it-tuesday nifty-thrifty-tuesday

Decision time!

Moving houses- part 2 (you can read part 1  here). After a lot of consideration, we’ve decided on a quirky, bohemian style apartment (it has been mentioned in a previous “Moving houses” post) in an old, 4-storey building. New apartment is totally different from our current house. Our current home is a small semi-detached house […]
edwardian chandeliers

Stunning Edwardian chandeliers

Pics were taken in Grand Lodge of Scotland (Edinburgh), the interior of the building  was used as a set in bollywood production “Mausam”. Just look at these adorned ceilings!   Sharing: tweak-it-tuesday nifty-thrifty-tuesday  makers-link-party wow-us-wednesdays be-inspired feathered-nest-friday home-sweet-home show-and-tell-friday inspire-me-please city-of-links between naps on the porch inspiration-monday ——– Ad
Rustic pear tart

Rustic pear tart

Shopping  list: – 2- 4 pears – half baked pastry case – 1-3 tablespoons of white sugar (you can add more if you got sweet tooth) – brown sugar (half tablespoon) – 50g unsalted butter –  flour (4 tablespoons) – vanilla extract (1 tablespoon) – 2 beaten eggs – water Peel pears and cut them […]

Farewell garden tour

Some of you might remember, that we’ve received a notice to leave house we’re currently renting (you can read about here). I’ve decided to make small, farewell garden tour.Enjoy! Summer You can see more summer garden photos here. Fall Spring Sharing: clever-chicks-blog-hop between naps on the porch homestead-barn-hop tweak-it-tuesday nifty-thrifty-tuesday the-backyard-farming-connection-hop tuesdays-with-a-twist wow-us-wednesdays cast-party-wednesday the-homeacre-hop […]

Gardener’s Calendar- May

It’s time for: – planting annuals – planting herbs – trimming hedges – tidying up daffodil and hyacinth bulbs – sowing vegetables – fertilizing vegetable beds – fertilizing shrubs – removing weeds – watering fruit trees – feeding roses – feeding lawns – removing dead hortensia stems – planting pansies and begonias – protecting roses […]

My spring favourites

DECOR “Mummified”, colourful pumpkins My mum really loved the way munchkin pumpkins( that my dad bought in the fall) looked like, so she decided to “mummified” them and use as a decor all year round!  She left them overnight in a boiler room .Pumpkins became 3 times lighter and now sound hollow when you tap them. […]

Moving houses and saying goodbye to the garden

Two weeks ago we’ve received unexpected 2 months  notice to leave our small house. We rent and landlady decided to sell the place. I was devastated as I really like this small, quirky detached house. It has beautiful,small secluded garden, the neighbourhood is lovely and I’ve been living there comfortably for the past 2 years. […]

Invasion of colours

I’m taking a quick break from Easter decorating and cooking to let you guys know, that there’s nothing more captivating than awakening of Spring in Edinburgh. Whole city is just bursting with colours! Just take a look 🙂 Princes Street Gardens : Edinburgh Castle – view from the bus window : Sharing: sundays-at-home between naps on the […]
4 easy easter eggs crafts

4 Easy Easter eggs crafts

1- Nail polish decorating First you need to hollow out eggs. (It’s gross, I know :/) You will need: – eggs – needle – bowl I’ve  used traditional method: – wash egg with soapy water – use a thick  needle to pierce  two holes in rounded ends of the shell (make one hole bigger then the other) – put […]

Gardener’s Calendar- April

It’s time for: Sowing new lawns or repair bare patches Mulching rose and shrub beds Pruning heathers Sowing directly in to  the ground: nasturtium, sunflower, china aster, lavatera trimestris Setting snail traps – read more about it here   What is happening in my  garden : Pruning lantana camara I’ve planted beautiful Lantana Camara last summer. That is […]

DIY- crazy chickens balloon trip

You will need: – balloon (half full) – champagne cork stopper – ribbon – small decorative basket / small paper box /little gift bag – decorative chickens – terracotta pot coaster or plate – small moss pieces /leafs/flowers – easter confetti (optional) – needle Use a ribbon to tie balloon, champagne cork stopper, and basket together. I’ve used champagne […]
Fog and daffodils

The fog that stole spring

It has been very foggy weekend in Edinburgh. Here are some snaps. Sharing: between naps on the porch homestead-barn-hop tweak-it-tuesday nifty-thrifty-tuesday inspire- me-monday wake-up-wednesday wow-us-wednesdays wednesday-whatsits feathered-nest-friday show-and-tell- friday craft-frenzy-friday

Colourful spring decorations

Simple and colourful- spring decorations ideas. Ad: Sharing: home-sweet-home show-and-tell-friday frugal-friday the-inspiration-gallery best-of-weekend happiness-is-homemade our-sunday-best between naps on the porch homestead-barn-hop tweak-it-tuesday nifty-thrifty-tuesday tuesdays-treasures wow-us-wednesdays home-sweet-garden-link-party be-inspired
Carrot & cheese drop scones

Carrot & cheese dropscones

Preparation & cooking time: 20 min Shopping list: – 2-3 large carrots –  butter (2 teaspoons) or water (2 teaspoons) – 1/2 -2 cups of  grated cheese –  spices (salt,pepper, dried herbs) – 1 egg –  1/2 -2 cups of breadcrumbs Equipment: – masher – grater – skillet – baking tray – baking parchment – mixing bowl […]
Super cute easter decorations

9 super cute Easter decorations

1-Funny bunny 2- Hatching chickens 3- Bunnies in a jar 4- Fluffy lamb 5- Rustic Easter ornaments 6- Bottled chickens 7- Cute tablecloth 8- Trapped chickens 9- Eggs in a jar Sharing: feathered-nest-friday show-and-tell-friday moonlight-mason-jars-link-party family-fun-friday the-weekend-re-treat-link-party friday-link-party its-a-spring-thing-link-party best-diy-projects-recipes super-saturday-link-party happiness-is-homemade-link-party our-sunday-best-showcase between naps on the porch wow-us-wednesdays tweak-it-tuesday nifty-thrifty-tuesday tuesdays-treasures youre-gonna-love-it-tuesday the-inspiration-gallery be-inspired

DIY mason jars art

You will need: – clean mason jars or bottles – nail polish (few different colours) – shallow plastic container ( large enough to fit lying jars and bottles) – lukewarm water –  cotton buds – nail polish remover – rubber/latex gloves (optional) – toothpicks (optional) Pour lukewarm water into the container. Pour a small drop of […]

Hazy morning on a stud farm

Our Sunday snaps. Fog, countryside and playfull horses. Sharing: our-sunday-best between naps on the porch homestead-barn-hop tweak-it-tuesday nifty-thrifty-tuesday do-tell-tuesday youre-gonna-love-it-tuesday tuesdays-with-twist the-backyard-farming-connection-hop wow-us-wednesdays the-homeacre-hop