Our Advent mantel through the years.

And the holidays season is here! I am still running up and down with the end for the school  year activities. Is crazy, crazy! but I managed to set up (I should say  improvise) our Advent table just on time. Sunday the 30th of November, marks the beginning of the season of Advent, which kick-start the preparation for Christmas […]

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DIY- How to make a Wall Lamp “Shabby Chic” Style.

My 12 years old Daughter and I are in the process of redecorating her bedroom. She wants a touch of “Shabby chic” in her decorations and I’ve been struggling a lot to adapt to the idea of the flowery designs that come with this style. Don’t take me wrong, I absolutely love natural flowers, I […]

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Christmas : Toilet paper roll craft

One of my favorite activities when Christmas is approaching is definitely to do crafts. My children also join in almost  by inertia and between my ideas and theirs, Our Christmas decorations always have that little something which is  different and interesting. Each Christmas I like to design a new ornament for the Christmas tree.  I’ve been keeping them over […]

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DIY- Temporary “Coffe-Book” Table

I have to admit that when I am in the mood to use my building tools I don’t always have a meticulous project planned. When I feel like using my tools I am usually in the mood to kind of go with the flow…improvise …use what I have and see what comes up. A few […]

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Three easy “Party Dips” to impress.

Having surprise friends over?… kids hungry and very little time to make a complicated meal?… Looking for a last minute little something to bring to a party you’ve been invited to? These recipes have saved me a few times from situations like that . They are not just healthy, but economic and easy to make as […]

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Halloween Party Ideas

There aren’t many days until Halloween and it even has become very popular here in Australia, although it’s not even closely celebrated as it is in the USA. Some people organize family or birthday parties with a theme so the kids can get to dress up and enjoy the lollies which is what they like […]

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