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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…)

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…)

January Diary

January was a month of transitioning.

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll probably know: I moved back home to The Netherlands after having an amazing experience in Stockholm.

I came back in the middle of the month, so there were still two lovely weeks in Sweden left. I visited some museums, walked around the city and experienced real cold weather. The last week and a half it has been around -16 degrees Celcius. Brrrrr…

After saying goodbye to my friends from the church I visited, it was time to pack everything up and go back.

Coming home was so nice, seeing my family again and finally hugging Mexy after 5 months. But it took only half a day or so for everything to feel normal again. Soon it seemed to me like I just woke up from the best of dreams. But luckily I have my parents, sister and friend who can pinch me and tell that I really lived there.

I don’t really have pictures of when I got back, but these are the ones from my last days in Stockholm.

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