So many thoughts running down my head on the last day of 2015. As you’ve seen throughout all the posts i’ve been working back with gold quite a lot. I keep thinking how gold is the colour of hope, optimism and everything good. Here’s to having a golden 2016, the best we’ve ever had!   download… Read more »

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So many thoughts running down my head on the last day of 2015. As you’ve seen throughout all the posts i’ve been working back with gold quite a lot. I keep thinking how gold is the colour of hope, optimism and everything good.
Here’s to having a golden 2016, the best we’ve ever had!

 

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It’s been a long time since i’ve been admiring Elsa’s Instagram profile. In fact, she’s on the top of my favourite instagrammers. I really wanted to share her work with you guys, so i invited her to share 3 beautiful wallpapers for you today! She really has an eye for texture, colours and beautiful details. download… Read more »

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It’s been a long time since i’ve been admiring Elsa’s Instagram profile. In fact, she’s on the top of my favourite instagrammers. I really wanted to share her work with you guys, so i invited her to share 3 beautiful wallpapers for you today! She really has an eye for texture, colours and beautiful details.
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WOOD | WAVES | PALMS

I don’t know about you, but this time of year, all I want to do (after I wrap my presents and bake christmas cookies) is stay inside, cozy in my house enjoying the christmas lights and do crafty things. We gave a little DIY makeover to our bedroom over the last couple weeks, so if… Read more »

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I don’t know about you, but this time of year, all I want to do (after I wrap my presents and bake christmas cookies) is stay inside, cozy in my house enjoying the christmas lights and do crafty things. We gave a little DIY makeover to our bedroom over the last couple weeks, so if you’ve got the crafting fever, or you’re just looking to spruce up little corners of your home for real cheap, I’ve got a handful of ideas for you!

DIY SHADOW BOX SHELF

Supplies needed:
• 2 pieces measuring-  9″ in length    • 2 pieces measuring 15″ in length   • 1 piece of sand paper   • 1- 1×4 cut into 4 pieces   • Wood Stain color of your choice. (i used dark chestnut to contrast well with the white)    • Clear gloss long lasting protection   • White paint   • Paintbrushes   • Rags

 

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Instructions:
I went to my local Home Depot and had them cut the wood for me, then gave each piece a light sanding. Once you’ve washed off all the dust, let your wood dry, then you can apply your stain with a rag, leaving one side blank. The thinner the layer of stain, the more the wood grains will show through. The more stain you add, the darker and more saturated it becomes. I used one layer of stain because it was a dark color stain to begin with, but I didn’t want the wood to look oversaturated.
Once the wood has been stained and is dry (leaving that one side blank) you can go ahead  and add your clear gloss. This step gives your wood a rich shine. Let it dry according to directions on the can.

 

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Your last step is to paint your accent color for the inside of the shadow box shelf on the side of the wood you have left blank. I chose white because it’s clean and gives a great pop of contrast to the dark wood. Apply the paint to one side of each piece of wood.
Once all your pieces are dry, you’re ready to assemble. Framing the wood with the 9″ pieces on the outside of the 15″ pieces, you just hammer in two small nails at each corner to secure your box in place.
Drill two long screws into the wall, leaving them sticking out about half way, so you can support the weight of any decorations on your shelf. Whala! you have yourself a shelf, now put all your cute little items on it and make it your own!
Happy Holidays!
– Lauren Witter from Owl & Anchor

Winter is upon us and i hope it’s cold were you live! Can’t have Christmas without some cold. My playlist has all the Christmassy tunes these days, pretty lights everywhere and us we speak we’re probably somewhere warm enjoying a nice hot chocolate. No matter how much i love all seasons, this one is the… Read more »

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Winter is upon us and i hope it’s cold were you live! Can’t have Christmas without some cold. My playlist has all the Christmassy tunes these days, pretty lights everywhere and us we speak we’re probably somewhere warm enjoying a nice hot chocolate. No matter how much i love all seasons, this one is the cosiest.

 

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Merry Christmas dear friends! Hope today is filled with love, joy, friends and family. It’s the third year i’m actually celebrating Christmas officially on this blog, feels only yesterday when i was preparing the Christmas and New Year posts. There’s so much love in my heart for each and every one of you. May this… Read more »

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Merry Christmas dear friends!
Hope today is filled with love, joy, friends and family. It’s the third year i’m actually celebrating Christmas officially on this blog, feels only yesterday when i was preparing the Christmas and New Year posts. There’s so much love in my heart for each and every one of you. May this day be Merry and Bright!

What’s more festive than snowflakes?! Oh i truly hope it’s snowing were you are! Our goal is to see as much snow as possible this year and we’re lucky enough to be living right under the mountain. So if we’re too lucky, we might even see some snow in our yard as soon as we… Read more »

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What’s more festive than snowflakes?!
Oh i truly hope it’s snowing were you are! Our goal is to see as much snow as possible this year and we’re lucky enough to be living right under the mountain. So if we’re too lucky, we might even see some snow in our yard as soon as we return home.
I wasn’t planning to turn this into a wallpaper – too many wallpapers lately and i’m afraid i’m boring you! But as i tried it for my own use it looks so gorgeous i couldn’t resist the temptation! Plus the engraved effect looked so realistic. So here’s one with the pattern and one with just one snowflake to keep you nice and cold!

 

I believe you are all familiar with poinsettia! Well silly as it may sound i had never had an interest of this plant before until a few weeks ago. While walking into a floristry i was surprised to see how much of them they had! Red, green, orange, pink (!) yellow and a mix of splashes of… Read more »

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I believe you are all familiar with poinsettia! Well silly as it may sound i had never had an interest of this plant before until a few weeks ago. While walking into a floristry i was surprised to see how much of them they had! Red, green, orange, pink (!) yellow and a mix of splashes of colours. Boy, when the florist told me that they mostly green and change colour during winter. A plant that changes colours?! Hahah i sound like i’m out of this world.
They were absolutely gorgeous, so we grabbed a red one with yellow dots. Having it in the living room it made me think of how beautiful it would look in black and it surely does! Now if only i could find a black one, it would really match the black roses we planted a month ago!

 

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