Thursday, July 30, 2015

SUMMER CRAFT WITH KIDS :THE BIRD HOUSE



The great summer vacation is half way through in this part of the world. While there are summer camps of all sorts all around me, I could not justify the idea to send our little one for one with her mom at home to take care of her. So we devised strategies to spend time, a little bit of reading, writing, crafting, park,games and a bit of the idiot box and a few craft and music classes.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

DIY : UP-CYCLED ACRYLIC TRAYS

Up-Cycled Acrylic Tray with Fabric

This clearly is not a well thought out project. Rather it is a spur of the moment one, exactly salvaging a packaging box just before putting it in trash - kind of effort. But it is definitely a lovely one, because I am sure you wouldn't guess what it is made of,  if I didn't tell you. So please meet my rescue trays here.

Up-Cycled Acrylic Tray with Fabric

Sunday, July 12, 2015

DIY : TERRARIUM THAT YOU CAN'T KILL


Every year when summer approaches,plants and home gardens become high priority.Since the last few years, it is terrariums that are all the rage.It isn’t surprising when one considers the beauty and character of most terrarium plants, such as succulents and cacti. But as pretty as they look, these individual plants also tend to be expensive and are delicate in nature. So I figured, why not give the traditional terrarium a cost-effective twist? One that is friendly enough for busy peeps and even those that consider themselves as having a black thumb.

Monday, July 6, 2015

DIY : MARBLED RECIPE BOX

Marbled Recipe Box

In today's edition, I have an easy, customised recipe box that I made for a dear friend. In today's digital world I am not sure how many of us really use good old hand written recipes, but if you are an inspired cook or have an inspiring cook as my friend, then this is for you or them. If there is anything as charming as those hand-me-down, frailed pieces of paper with your favorite recipes on them, it is the food you made with the recipe itself .So here is how I tweaked a regular raw box into a marbled pretty one.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MODERN FEATURES AND FIXTURES



We are at a house hunting phase and I have been seeing a lot of houses. One thing that I have noticed is how rare it is to see modern architecture and decor in this part of  Virginia. If at all I saw any modern design, they were condos and apartments. Not single family houses or townhomes. It is not that I have seen it all by now, but as much as I have seen in real and in the real estate sites, 90% of them are anything but modern.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

PATRIOTIC WREATH DIY

Patriotic Wreath


It is that time of the year again, when Red, White and Blue are not just colors any more. They mean, pride, honour, courage, love and peace. Every year I plan on making something to celebrate these feelings for our little girl, but the long holidays, festivity, vacation - all contribute to being busy and we end up going for fireworks and be done with it. Not this time.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SHABBY CHIC NURSERY INSPIRATION



Shabby Chic - When I hear the word what comes to mind is pastel pinks and distressed, antique, aged furniture pieces and calm, feminine vibe. I believe it is indeed very close to what it means to be because the official definition by google and wiki give is this, here I quote - 
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