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DIY EASY CHRISTMAS WREATH – RUSTIC FARMHOUSE STYLE

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Hi there everyone! How have you been? Me, busy… Tired and heavy, basically. That’s why I’ve not been as consistent with my publications as I wished. But this week I’m finally taking care of my Christmas decorations and I’ve made a couple of things myself, including this beautiful and simple wreath to hang on my front door. Keep reading…

DIY ADVENT CALENDAR USING MATCHBOXES

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I have so many sweet childhood memories, but one of my favorites is definitely starting an Advent Calendar with my mom and sister. Each year my mom would buy us one of those flat boxes with tiny windows filled with chocolates and each day we would open one window and eat one chocolate. I remember looking forward to the end of eating all the chocolates, not because of the chocolates themselves, but because it meant we were getting closer and closer to Christmas. And I loved (and still love) Christmas time! It’s one of my favorite seasons of the year! Keep reading…

FIMO DOORBELL LITTLE HOUSE DIY

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I needed to have our names on our doorbell so I thought of making this cute little house out of FIMO.

In Portugal and in Spain we don’t need this, we have numbers and/or letters to identify our door, but in Germany and in France we do need to have our last names on our doorbell, otherwise the mail/delivery people won’t know where to deliver things. Keep reading…

HOW TO DECOUPAGE YOUR WINDOW USING IKEA NAPKINS

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Do you know the decoupage technique? It basically consists in cutting pieces of paper and glue them to something. You can make patterns and normally it’s used to decorate boxes or small furniture. You can see cool examples of decoupage here, here or here.

But did you know that you can also apply that technique to glass? Well, that’s what I just did with this window. Keep reading…

ETERNAL DAILY PLANNER FREE PRINTABLE

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Lately I’ve been struggling to maintain my motivation and productivity levels high on a daily basis, thus what I do at these times is to read a lot about planning, productivity, time management, motivation, etc etc And I create my own planner(s). And then I make them free for you as printables 😀 Keep reading…

HOW TO MAKE A DRAWER FOR A TV STAND

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We bought a TV stand in second hand for 10 euros. I saw a lot of potential in it and I’m already full of ideas to transform it, make it more practical, and suit our living room decoration.

One of the main things that was missing in this TV stand was some drawers to store all my husband’s junk, AKA PS3 games, controllers and cables. And so the transformation began… with baby steps, of course! Keep reading…

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN NOTEPAD + TO DO LIST FREE PRINTABLE

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I’m a list maker kind of person, you know? Everything I need to do and accomplish must be in a list, otherwise I tend to forget it and then of course I don’t do what needed to be done. But I’m also very disorganized as I tend to write my ideas and to do’s on every single paper I find around the house.

This year, one of my biggest goals is to be more focused and organized in that sense. Now I’m using a planner (download it for free here) and I made my own to do list notepad that I carry everywhere I go. Keep reading…