My Wine Cellar Cottage Inspirational Moodboard

Last year I didn’t write much about the basement. At the time, so much was happening in our life that the time I spent there wasn’t filled with renovation, but rather just chilling out. It’s not a race. The reason we got a vacation place was so that we would have a space where we could escape from the weekday grind. This year we got started on the “vacation home revamp” well rested and ready to go!
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DIY – Propagating Succulents from Leaves

I’ve fallen in love with succulents. At first I was just experimenting with  taking care of them. Because they can actually suffer damage quickly from being overwatered, I learned how to get the water levels down pat before I got started propagating them. In the first round, I cut little branches off of them and let them sprout in a shot glass. However, later on I discovered a great technique: propagating from leaves! [Read more…]

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DIY Glitter Dipped Mason Jar

A few weeks ago, Reka and I were in the paint store to enhance our collection. I got richer with a gold, white, and glitter can. And this week I used the two gold paints to create an awesome, girly decoration that I’m going to use to store my cosmetic brushes! Here’s how I did it! [Read more…]

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DIY Christmas packaging from the winter garden

I finished Christmas shopping on time, so I had some time to wrap the presents up nicely. This year, I didn’t buy nice wrapping paper, but rather opted to make my own using the simplest household packing paper. [Read more…]

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The Life of the Cupboard

I started to search online for a vintage cupboard about two years ago. I spent quite a lot of time browsing the local craiglist and ebay kind of sites. I wanted something rounded, not too worn and cheap. When I saw this with the dotted window, I knew, this was it! [Read more…]

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