What better way to start the year in style than to organize birthday parties! And while TO enjoyed some escape room action with friends, K had a different idea. Hope it gets you inspired too, this year's topic: flamingling (and karaoke, which is better to stay censored :D). Enjoy!
It's been a busy, busy year, and a busy, busy holiday season for To and family. So please excuse our lack of Christmas cards (not that To didn't design one in November, but it somehow fell through the cracks) and instead find some inspiration for your holiday decorations in the projects below. Merry Merry!
We got to wear our underwear on the outside... and it was fun!
On another note, we are preparing for a new member of the family (hints below). Wish us luck :)
At this time of the year, you are most probably expecting my Halloween post. Well, I seem to be a bit late with the Halloween preparations this year, but I am following the natural materials idea that started last month and I am getting ready for... Christmas instead. Hopefully with enough time for you to collect your own pinecones from the nearest park/forest/garden, I present to you: Pinecone ornaments! Enjoy the sparkle. :)
... is autumn. And TO is equally excited by twigs, chestnuts and fall colours, as she is by Lynda.com. To celebrate natural materials, (right) here an inspiring and easy pebbles and glue project:
It's been a long summer, can't believe it's the last day of August! Summer party's dead, long live the school party! Deflate floaties, fill Schultüte. I'm not sure I'm ready to give up my bbq weekends, but surely will have some more time for projects to share (yes, you might have noticed that I was too busy fighting caterpillars and making alfajores and enjoying the sun instead of posting here). It's all relative, cause I did do some projects, but they were largely tragic. Like the "nailed it" version of this deer art:
or, my second take at photographing fireworks, while holding a scared child:
Hope you also had a great August and are ready for school-work mode. See you soon!
It's summer, the kids are splashing, the bees are buzzing, my roses are blooming...
... and in between guests and barbecues and happy chirping I even get to experiment with new recipes...
... well, mostly not too successfully, although M really liked my lemon meringue pie (not pictured). And since I am in a very very summer mood, no project this month, but a throw back to my best ever score on the Vienna Photo Marathon. Link to the photo blog here.
It's June already, the birds are chirping, the sun occasionally comes out, it feels like summer and my garden photos are here to prove it.
Although everything seems to be growing, I spent the most of my gardening time... fighting. Fighting bugs, fighting weeds, fighting bugs again... So N's birthday party theme comes as no surprise. I present to you: Insect party!
Back to the garden update. If anyone told me how much work it is to re-seed the grass on my (otherwise tiny) lawn, I would have probably decided to just live with the moss. But noo, re-seeding did happen, and I have photos to prove it. And photos of my vegetable patch. No photos of my hanging strawberry garden, as strawberries are disappearing faster than they appear. And maybe next time - photos of my roses (currently attacked by nasty aphids). :)
As a bonus, here a short picture guide on how to fix your own raised bed. Although mine actually has a bottom, but hey, one has to work with whatever opportunity presents itself. I was presented with a kitchen counter packing box, and it worked quite well. Stones were also not part of the initial plan, but I found so many while cleaning the soil for the re-seeding of the grass, that had to use them for something. And look at me now. Salad ready at all times.
Disclaimer: some cherry tomatoes lost their lives during the taking of above photos. No peppers or eggplants were harmed in the process.
TO got seriously boxed in into unboxing all those moving boxes we've been dragging across the city for the last few months. And realized she needed more storage solutions. If you need one yourself, click on the colourful photo above. If you don't, maybe you're an outside person, so come join me. I can be found here:
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