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Cloud and rain

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

My lovely baby will have to get used to the Irish rain. I do not want him to think that rain is a bad thing.

So I made a cloud made of cotton cloud (I basically stuck the cotton to a cereal box that I cut in a shape of a cloud). From the cloud I hanged colour velvet rain drops.

I am planning to place it by the changing table so he can see it while being changed.

Here is how it looks:

Energy Manager

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

I posted before about the SEAI web site where you have a lot of information about environmental projects, tips, grants to improve the insulation of your house and so on.

Today browsing the web site I discovered and interesting document that will help you to manage the amount of energy spent in your home.

Here is the link.

This document helps you to track the energy expenditure in your home and gives you tips about how to save energy.

I think you all should take a look!

Balcony ideas

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

I am constantly looking for inspiration on the web about house design. This week I am debating about the possibility to get a balcony in our house. If our beloved architect is reading this I am sure is pulling out her hair! I know we scraped that idea but I like to ponder everything about a million times!

So I went into Houzz for inspiration. I got some cool ideas:

Toy Wreath

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I am giving the final touches to the nursery. I promess I will make photos soon with the whole room finished up!

I really like Wreaths for all occasions so I made one for the nursery room. It is made with some scrap fabric and then with 0.50€ toys from IKEA.

I basically just got some scrap fabric and made a circle that I filled in with stuffing and then I stitched in a bunch of IKEA soft toys and finger puppets.

I love the final product!


GIY Ireland

Monday, September 16th, 2013

I blogged before about GIY Ireland and their excellent web site with tips about how to grow your own veg and so on.

I am pleased to say that now they even have an online shop and to my great interest they even have a section for urban garden. They have tips and sell a lot of containers to grow veggies in limited spaces.

I would love to grow some tomatoes in my balcony!!! Let’s see what I can produce in the following months besides my own son hahahahahha!!

Photographic wall design

Friday, September 13th, 2013

My husband takes great photos so I am always looking for ideas to display them around the house.

These are the new ideas I found:

From the Avid Appetite:

From Pewter and Sage:

From Robeson design:

From Allison Rodgers:


Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

I have experienced with my nephew and nieces that one has never enough bibs so I bought a bunch of them in IKEA and I added some colourful fabric to them to make them a bit more cheerful.

The Balcony Gardener

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

I want to give a new look to my balcony and I found the perfect place to purchase items for it, The Balcony gardener.

They have a blog in their web site where you can get inspiration and you can buy from them all the items  for the perfect look!

Here are some of the products you can buy from them:

Think Contemporary

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

I was looking for ideas on line and I came across a company called Think contemporary. Think contemporary is an interior design company.

I think that they are like a  gulp of fresh air. Their design is so contemporary and it adds bolt bright colours which I love.

Here are some examples of their projects:

Breast feeding pillow

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

I am intending to breast feed so I made a breast feeding pillow. I cannot get over how expensive they are to buy and they are so easy to make!

I made it following the instructions from this really easy web site called make baby stuff.

The tutorial is here

I made two of them. I am planning to keep on in my parents in law house since we go to visit them often.