After-Easter Report

Ouuu yeah, I am back and the after-Easter reality hit, I also managed to gain a few new kilos on my waist and plenty of crafty plans on my mind. The Easter was really nice, food even better. We had Iva visiting us what made it even happier. We like to say that old one: ” The more, the merrier!”  It was also used as an excuse to cook more and do more of nothing. There was salmon cooked in creme fraiche, pork with potato dumplings and veggies gravy, cheese fondue, homemade pina coladas, traditional colored hard-boiled eggs, sweets and plenty more delicious foods and drinks. I planed to have a big breakfast and lunch outside, sadly the weather didn’t cooperate with my feast-plans. That also means I didn’t manage to use the little project from last time for that purpose. If you didn’t guess what the project was, the pic showed a bench in pieces. We bought it as a plain one and got it pretty cheap at the big furniture store during their garden furniture sale. I love plain, it is like an empty canvas, you can do with it what you like and out of plain make a masterpiece, not that I am claiming I made one but I sure made it cute and interesting and that is what matters to me. 🙂 So you saw the first phase – coloring it in red. We still had a bit of left over color from painting the kitchen shelves and I wanted to use it. Not to make it just red I decided to add a bit of Ana-touch, some flowers and colors. It worked out just great! Now our little front yard looks even cuter.

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This will make our life out here even sweeter. Even though we didn’t manage to use the bench and the rest of the garden furniture for Easter, it was a nice investment. On the days after Easter weather did show its pretty sunny face for some time and we had an opportunity to enjoy and discover our wonderful new neighborhood by bike. I must say hubby did a great job in fixing and improving the used bike I got. That is our new thing, grab bikes and just ride around the place. I never realized how much prettier the world looks from behind my bike basket.  Last time I did not take my camera but I do plan to, so expect new nice photos. Yesterday rain came back and we are more or less locked up in the apartment, it is a bit too cold and to wet for anything else, at least in my book. On these kind of days I prefer to do some artsy craftsy or sweet stuff inside these four walls. As a matter of fact we did manage to bake something sweet over the Easter days. The yummiest Swedish cakes I ever tried (and they have plenty) – Mazariners

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and some “lick your fingers afterwards” white chocolate creme served with puff pastry and fresh strawberries jelly. It was delicious, if you don’t believe me, ask Iva. 😉 And if you wish to make your own, under the “sweet” rubric you can find recipes.

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I will come back soon with more new cute crafty and fun stuff. Stay put! 😉 🙂

Till the next time folks… Adios!

 

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Finally some time for crafty stuff

Like I said in the last post I haven’t had too much time on my hands to invest into those lovely crafty projects I love so much but now that changed. Finally! The sudden sad event in my life made me realize how easily things change and how hard it is to lose a person you care deeply about. We should try to make people that we care about know how much we love them almost every day. It is not necessary to buy them cars, jewels or houses, love is really best shown in small things:  spend some time with them, finding things that are like created for them, make them something, cook them something, write them a nice short message or a card. There are so many ways and it is so easy to pick one if you follow your heart. This is how my Easter cards came to be. With two things on my mind I created these cards. First thing was obviously Easter and the second one my beloved grandma. I know how she loved flowers and pretty bright colors of nature. Driven by that thought I didn’t wrap my Easter cards in black and filled them with sadness and mourning but brightness and happiness. I know I will miss her, I already do, but I know she is in a better place, a happy place. A place where there is no sickness or sorrow… a place I imagine as a flowery meadow in spring. I hope you can see a small reflection of it in my cards underneath.

If you are interested how you can make a similar one, under the “craftsy” there will be a detailed description.

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Ahhh that was one sweet project to make. 🙂 ❤ About other parts of my blog – the oven is in use more often too… if you wonder what has been cooking in our home check under “sweet”. Since the weather has been cooperating I started some other projects too. This third project is running rather slowly but I hope that we will be able to finish it till Easter, since Iva is coming to visit. It would be great to use it for the Easter morning. Do you have a clue what I am writing about?

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If not, stay put and I will show you in a next post.

Till next time have a nice, creative and peaceful Easter!

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Back from Croatia

The time flies lately. It feels like I have been dreaming about seeing my family two days ago and now it is already more than a week since we returned from Croatia. I am glad we took that rush decision and bought the tickets. I managed to see most of the people I wanted to see and I refilled my social batteries. 😉 Now we are back to just the two of us – hubby and me. ❤ As it turned out, just as we thought that we will have a calm two weeks for us, it got pretty busy lately. We decided to invest a bit more into our new old apartment. The apartment is now richer for one wardrobe, one tv-regal, a contractible sofa, a flower steps plus many lovely flowers and garden bench, table and chairs. I can’t wait to assemble all of it so that we can enjoy our new furniture and the clean apartment. 🙂 Hopefully this week will be long enough. After that we are going to search for some permanent occupations for me, either PhD, Masters or just an ordinary job. 😀 Hold fingers crossed! 🙂 Not to mention that I have a million and one super creative idea, just no time to realize them. Maybe soon enough there will be more than just text to check out on my blog. 🙂

Adios!