I went shopping this weekend. ALONE! My husband had to work on Saturday and when our little guy heard the word “tools”, he rushed into his bedroom got this tool boxes and said he wanted to go with his dad. I just took advantage of the opportunity and they dropped me off at the mall! And my shopping alone did not involve a visit to the supermarket! Perfect!
After walking around and looking at a few spring dresses that of course do not fit, since my belly is already large enough, i headed to one of my favorite stores, H&M! I ended up buying pregnancy and toddler clothes. And that laundry bag in the last row. BUT i found some great choices for a couple of changes i want to make around here.
Like the candlesticks in the first row. I am probably going for the first ones, a tall and a shorter one for a tray vignette i’m thinking for our dining table. An old crystal vase, the candlesticks and maybe that beautiful emerald jar!
And these black and white pillows and throw will be perfect for a bedroom spring refresh! Just got to find the money for buying all of them now!
Which one is your favorite? Are you also an H&M fan?
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With all this mid-century craze going on this one could not be left out. Terrazzo flooring. I remember it while growing up. Everyone’s house in my home town had terrazzo flooring. Balconies, stairs, hallways, bathrooms… that weird looking thing was almost everywhere.
At some point people got tired of it, like we tend to do with all things, and started either removing it or covering it up with other types of flooring. Most of them, when it came to balconies and stairways kept it there, because it was already too heavy. Adding another layer of flooring might cause damage and removing the terrazzo is not an easy job to do. But it’s gone from the bathrooms.
I love them both, wallpaper and metallics. And a few years ago wallpaper was out of the question when leaving in a rental , but removable wallpaper is a renter’s friend. Unless that poor renter’s husband does not like changes, especially big ones, like wallpapers.
Although the ones i chose, most of them at least, are not that fancy. They are just a bit shiny. But not too much. Right?
There are so many different homemade cleaning products recipes out there, aren’t they? For laundry, dusting, cleaning and disinfecting. I have been using a couple of them of for many years and i would never go back to store bought industrial alternatives. Yes, baking soda is awesome. So is olive oil. And you still can breathe while using them. I have not tried using hydrogen peroxide or borax, i use what there’s in the home and essential oils. Especially lemon, i love that smell.
Like in all things, in homemade cleaning products too, there are a few ones i was not impressed with and have only used them once and never before. Maybe i did not choose the best recipe to try, but we can’t DIY everything. There also some that i have never tried making, like homemade laundry detergent. So, without further ado, here’s my honest opinion after having used of few of all these homemade cleaning products.
Our bedroom makeover is complete and we finally have a room we actually enjoy. Well, me at least! My dear husband doesn’t care about it anyway. In that bedroom we only have a dresser on one side, which works as a nightstand too, and on the other side there’s our home office-nightstand. A IKea Vitssjo laptop table made a bit bigger. Another Ikea hack. That one is also my sewing table. When there is not much space one piece of furniture has a lot of job to do, right? Despite that, it still needs a beautiful desk organizer.
Well, that desk has a lamp, some greenery and what it needs is a desk organizer, preferably under $30. While searching for one, i found lots and lots of desk organizers i loved. And i am sharing them with you, hoping to find the perfect one for me and for you. I can’t say i like the classic mesh organizers, they remind me of an office environment. But, there are beautiful acrylic, wooden, leather options. And even some gorgeous steel ones, that do not have the classic mesh look.