In the mood for Pastel Spring

Today i am starting a new series called the "In the mood for..."; a collage of my favorite finds from around the web dedicated to a certain theme or color range. From fashion and beauty to home decor, food and travel. Simply anything that comes to my mind, anything i am in the mood for.

The first day of spring could not have been more beautiful, weather-wise. The sun was shining, the sky was blue, and 20°C made me want to burn all my black and grey clothes, scarfs, gloves and boots immediately.
While the last two days had been all grey and rainy again, i am totally in the mood for a pastel spring outfit.

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Scarf by Accessorize, Blazer by TopShop, Umbrella by Forever21, Rain Boots by TedBaker, Belt by H&M, Bangle by H&M, Skirt by H&M, Pants by Selected Femme via Zalando, Clutch by Accessorize, Wedges by Ruche

DIY: Dip-Dye Watercolor Tissue Tassel Garland


Today i show you how to make a watercolor dip-dye tassel garland, and create a unique look in your favorite color to match any room or party theme perfectly.
The possibilites are endless, and you can either hang the garland horizontally, vertically or use it as a ballon tassel.

Happy Sunday

February was a very busy month. This is my review in pictures.

1. Another DIY print:

2. What kept me so super busy, aside from my full-time job and my Etsy shop, was this great opportunity to contribute decoration for the Hopespoken event in Dallas in March. I made 20 balloon tassels, 30 giant paperflowers, confetti, and 250 DIY business cards.

3. New glasses:

4. Tulips:

More tulips

5. And drying tulips the good old-fashioned way

6. New pillow covers for the bedroom

7. I participated in the Minimalistchallenge. One day 1, i deleted my Twitter account. After 15 days, i stopped taking photos. Read more about my motivation here

8. After almost three months, the new "thanks" tags for my shop have finally arrived.

9. February was inofficial donut month. Can you guess my favorites?

10. We had lots of ice, but no snow. Lovely frost pattern on Smarty's windshield

Cheers to March, an early spring and a happy Sunday!

DIY "Always kiss me goodnight" Print

Those of you who follow me on Pinterest already noticed my latest obsession with pretty prints. Wish i could buy them all, but i have to stay frugal, so this is a simple and easy DIY print created with Microsoft Word. The font is Segoe Script in cursive and the size is 48.
I am currently revamping our bedroom, getting rid of too much red (curtains, pictures, bedding) and replacing it by black and white. Clean, modern and simple. This print replaces the old red one, that i tossed this morning.

My Valentine’s gift for you: receive 14% off all items in my shop ( excluding custom orders and special requests). Simply enter coupon code CUPID14 during checkout. Valid until February 14th

Happy Sunday

My favorite flowers are back, and since they are only available for a short period, i purchase a new tulip bouquet every week.

I created a lot of tissue tassel garlands and took new photos for my shop.

My favorite new book

Working on a DIY rag rug. It's a neverending task, and i may or may not have it finished by christmas...

One of my Valentine's Day pins from one year ago got extremely popular with 4203 repins so far. Crazy!

We had some snow

I painted our bedroom doors white. It's hard to see in the photo, but the difference is amazing.

Hubby's gift for me on our 9th being-in-love-anniversary

Spent a day at the airport. Oh how i miss flying

And that's my January review.

Happy Sunday!

DIY "Key to my Heart" Valentine's Day Card

Here's a quick and easy Valentine's Day DIY for all the love birds out there: a handmade "You hold the Key to my Heart" card.

9 years

Today, 9 years ago, MisterT and i fell in love. 9 years of adventure, 9 years of happiness, 9 years of true love

Congrats, Cheers and tons of confetti to us! 

Happy Sunday

So, it's 2014. Craaazyyy! 

I still remember when it was 1999 and everyone was slightly scared what would happen post-millennial.
I still remember watching "Back to the Future II" as a kid and 2015 seemed to be like hundreds of lightyears away. Wow! So hard to believe it will be next year already. Hopefully i get to meet Marty then :)

Here is my review of the last five weeks.

Happy Sunday

Really, today is the last sunday in November? This is crazy! Time flies faster than you can say "time flies". MisterT and i caught an awful flu, and we're both coughing and sneezing and blowing our noses every other minute.

Let's see what else happend this month ( in a totally random order).

My favorite mail once a year: the Tiffany catalogue

Speaking of Tiffany:  it's our tradition to buy one new christmas ornament each year, and i would love to have this gorgeous candy cane

Photo by Tiffany & Co

But our budget said that spending 1,50€ is smarter than spending 50€, and so we bought this plastic candy cane instead:

I made pumpkin bread

And fell in love with the Keep Calm-o-Matic

This one is great, too ( not my creation though):