Easy DIY Origami Blossom Garland

Easy DIY Origami Blossom Garland

Do you know that feeling?

That you want to give origami a try, but you’re afraid you will fail miserably?

 

I’ve had that feeling for quite some time, but this time I conquered it for the sake of Mother’s Day.

 

By now all the blossoming trees have lost their flowers here, so I wanted to make some blossoms that would last longer that the two weeks the real ones last.

 

And even though origami sounds and looks difficult, I promise you that you can do this one too. (more…)

This Year's 8 Best DIY Mother's Day Gifts

It’s the time of year again to start thinking about what to give your mom for Mother’s Day.

As you might know I share some fun DIY gifts you can make for Mother’s Day every year. Last year I shared a DIY for Yarn Wrapped Words and in 2013 I made a list of great Last Minute DIY Gifts.  (I don’t know what happened to 2014’s ideas, but OK)

This week I’ve gathered the 8 best DIY gifts you could make for your mom this year.

Whichever you choose this year, it will for sure make your mom glow with pride for being your mom. (more…)

View over London from The Shard.

London in 48 hours - My Favourites City Guide

If you have never been to London, you really need to go there. At least for a short citytrip, just to see for yourself what so many people love dearly.

And if you have been to London before, you should go again! Because there’s always something new to discover and experience.

I’ve been in London for a total of 17 days now (yes, keeping track) and I can’t wait to go there again. There are still quite a few things on my ‘London To-Do List’.

From the times I’ve been there, I’ve distilled a list of where I would go if I only had 48 hours to discover London. I’ll show you around London and show you the things I think one needs to see when in London. All the best highlights and the most beautiful places to see, some shops to go to and streets to walk.

For pretty much all the places we’ll visit that require an entrance ticket, it is advised to buy a ticket online. Not only does this save time standing in line (except for the London Eye), but it usually also saves a few Pounds.

On a side note: this guide assumes you have a full 48 hours at your disposal. So probably it’s best to arrive the evening before ‘day 1’ and go back home the morning after ‘day 2’. A shorter trip is of course possible, but then I’m sure you’ll feel the need to come back again. Although I think most people feel like they have to come back again anyways.

 

Let’s get this journey started. And where to start better than with a full English breakfast. J

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March Diary

Hmm, March was a pretty effective month I think.

I especially focussed on the shop: all the item information and visuals have been updated, I have worked on marketing and today and Saturday two new banners will be added to the shop.

Besides that there was my internship that kept going, although I couldn’t do that many practical things for that.

And we had a festivity: my 29th birthday! This was during the Easter weekend, so it was a nice combination meeting family and friends and being grateful. A time to relax and fun, to re-energise and enjoy the little signs of Spring making it’s way here.

All together March was a good month and here’s some pictures that proof it. 🙂 (more…)

Swedish Kanelbullar for Fika (Recipe for Cinnamon Buns)

Kanelbullar 1

One thing I learned in Stockholm is that Swedes love to bake.

A very prominent tradition in Sweden is fika. Which means you’re having coffee and some sweet pastry with friends.

Fika is something some Swedes do all day long, each break is a great opportunity for fika.

One of the pastries that is the traditional food for fika are Swedish Kanelbullar (cinnamon buns). Delicious little breads that taste sweet, but not too sweet.

For my birthday I made some cinnamon buns myself, to share with my family and co-workers and that was much appreciated.

To celebrate my birthday with you, I am sharing the recipe to this yummy fika bite! (more…)