tirsdag 22. mai 2018

Making a Home; Growing Tulips and Aloe Plants

As I've mentioned in an earlier post, I do like growing plants/flowers and I am slightly addicted to Pinterest (I guess I'm not the only one who loves Pinterest?).

Anyway, Pinterest is a great resource for inspiration and ideas. Today I wanted to share with you a few things I might want to try sooner or later, even if it means a Pinterest-fail.

The first thing that I'm considering to do, is growing tulips in a glass jar. I can't help, but think this looks pretty, even though I'm unsure how good it is for the bulbs to be exposed in this manner. It is anyway a project I want to do just to try it.

The next thing I want to test out is growing an aloe plant. Part of the reason why I want to try this is because I have memories of my grandmother doing it, or at least that she had aloe plants once upon a time.

Have you tried any of these projects? How did it go? Or do you want to try them? Feel free to share your thoughts below.

tirsdag 15. mai 2018

Making a Home 30 Days to Domestic Bliss Take Two

Way back I did the 30 Days to Domestic Bliss Challenge hosted by The Decorista. It didn’t quite go as according to plan (in other words, I’ve kind of forgot about it after a while), but I have decided to give it a new shot. The tasks in the challenge are simple enough, so that is not the issue fortunately.

The difference this time is that I want to hold myself accountable by posting a few updates on this blog. So hopefully by a month’s time, I’ve managed to complete the challenge.

In case you’re curious about this challenge, some of the tasks include making a meal, bring in the green, style up the coffee table and various types of decluttering. Honestly, I’m actually looking forward to do some of the tasks and for that matter, completing this challenge. I’ve also got some ideas and/or inspiration for a few of those tasks, even if it means me doing a bit of shopping, but thankfully I live within walking distance from a shopping centre, so it’s no big deal really.

Have you ever done such a challenge before or are you inspired to do one? Feel free to comment below.

lørdag 12. mai 2018

tirsdag 8. mai 2018

Making a Home; Antiquing Furniture With Paint or Wax

I am not going to deny that my taste in furniture and home decor are a bit eclectic to say it the least, but I do have this weak spot for anything "old looking", whether it is actually old or fake old. Yeah, I'm even weird enough to have a vintage gask mask on display in my living room.

Anyway, today I wanted to give you some inspiration in terms of techniques for antiquing furniture to obtain that "old look". As I haven't done any projects recently and I'm not an expert on this, I've found two good articles on Pinterest for you to look at.

Here they are;

lørdag 5. mai 2018

Weekend Cooking; 10 Recipes to Try This BBQ Season

It's finally barbeque season, which means that it's time to light up the grill. Some of us has a few go-to recipes and others are in search of inspiration. No matter which camp you belong to, I wanted to share a small round-up of a few BBQ recipes one could check out.

Stock photo from Pexels

Do you know of any good barbeque recipes? Feel free to share in the comment section.

tirsdag 1. mai 2018

Making a Home; Growing Avocadoes and Garlic

Subconsciously I’ve been interested in the aspects of growing herbs, veggies and so on for a long time. I think it has a bit to do with the fact that I grew next door to my grandparents who had a small farm, with around 20 sheep and the same amount of egg-laying chickens. In addition to that, my grandparents also had two fields; one for strawberries and one for potatoes AND an apple orchard. As a kid, I do have recollections of helping collecting apples and potatoes in the autumn with several other family members and it is fond memories. When my grandparents were away, it was also often my duty to collect the eggs.

The farm is long gone, but as an adult I do like to grow my own stuff in a small scale. Thanks to Pinterest, I’m now keen on trying to new projects; garlic and avocadoes. The avocadoes are more for the fun of it though, as I like the look of the tree.

On the other hand, when it comes to garlic, it is because I use it a lot for cooking and I know I would probably save a few quid in the long run if I successfully manage to grow it myself.

Do you have any such fond memories from childhood? Or have you successfully managed to grow some vegetables or other edibles? Feel free to share below.