4.21.2014

DIY | Hanging Planter

Although I actually did this DIY a long time ago -not even remember when- somehow it never made the final cut. I made the net when I was still living in Chania but I never got to hang it, so I just took it with me to Athens when I moved and a few days ago it finally came in handy. Living in a small city apartment with a tiny teeny balcony that barely has enough room for a couple of chairs means that plants need to be hung :) 
The great thing with this project is that you won't need weird or complicated supplies to make it and it is really simple too! 

 So if you are interested in making it you will need:
- 4 pieces of rope (at least one meter each, depending on how long you want it to be)
- some thread (same color with the rope)

- if you like the small rings I used you will need 12 pieces, BUT you can replace the rings with thread, so don't bother, you can make it anyway!!



After finishing the net place your planter in the middle of it, lift it, make a knot and hang it :) It can also be used indoors of course, maybe as a hanging fruit bowl in the kitchen or something.

P.S: you can find instructions on how to make the white plaster bowl from the last photo here!!

4.18.2014

DIY | my Easter box


As I said yesterday, this year I didn't dye eggs, as I usually do! However, on Sunday I'm invited to go to my best friend's house for lunch, and although she asked me to bring a potato salad I traditionally make, I thought it would be nice to give her something eastery too. 
So I decided to make a small easter box for her! HA!

If you want to make them yourself, it's pretty easy. I just boiled the eggs and let them cool! Then I spray painted them and put them in an egg holder, also spray painted! Please note that these eggs are for decoration only!! But who doesn't want to add some gold in his life...and house? Then you will only need a nice ribbon to make a bow :) And TaDaaaa!!
Easy right? And I think it makes a great Easter gift!


4.17.2014

Happy Happy Easter!

As some of you know today is, traditionally, the dying-egg day.. Unfortunately this year I didn't dye eggs, but you can always check out my last year post here!
I hope you all have a perfect Easter weekend, wherever you are, whatever you do!
And for those of you who want to get a bit inspired with all the egg dying and everything, check out this video I stumbled upon. Now that's art, right?


The Egg Painter from Titus-Armand on Vimeo.

4.15.2014

Giveaway | Canon Rebel T3i Camera

After a long period of absence I'm finally back, celebrating Latrina's 29th birthday with an amazing giveaway! Latrina's blog, Of Trees and Hues, has been a major inspiration source over the past year and I couldn't feel more honored being a part of her birthday-blog-party. As a photographer who recently updated her camera, Latrina decided to give the chance to one of you to win a Canon Rebel T3i camera!! Teaming up with a bunch of talented people (including me! yay!) she managed to reach the amount of 650$.. of course this wouldn't be possible without the following amazing people, so make sure you check out their lovely blogs and sites :)

Now people pay attention! There are many many ways to enter this fabulous giveaway, but first you have to submit your first entry to unlock the rest of them. Of course the more entries the more chances you have to win! You can also tweet once a day about the giveaway and it will count as an additional entry :)
The giveaway will be running through until 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday, May 6th and it is open to international readers.


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3.22.2014

Hello Spring | Etsy Discount


Happy spring season everyone! 
Although the weather here in Greece is extremely summery, it is spring time finally, hooray!
I'm not quite sure if I'm totally ready to get rid of my knitwear and ankle boots yet, but i sure love the fact that the sun is up all day long and yaaaay the day is longer finally. I even gave myself a little break from work today and went to the beach to let Booky run and play. Oh boy, she makes me happy!!

Anyway, in order to celebrate spring to the fullest I decided to offer a discount coupon on etsy, for the rest of the month! So if any of you or your friends wants to purchase a necklace from myLifebox shop on Etsy, now is the right time :) You will receive a 25% discount on every order only by entering the code "HELLOSPRING25" at the check out. So hurry up guys ;)




3.14.2014

Recipe | Fluffy Pancakes

One of the best ways to say good morning is...to make breakfast to your loved one, right?? So, since I've been crashing at my friends place these last couple of weeks, I thought it would be a good idea to surprise her and her boyfriend with pancakes yesterday morning! You know, as a yummy thank you for letting me stay at her house :) 

I searched over the internet to find a nice recipe to follow and I think I actually found the best one. But since I'm always some kind of a rebel when it comes to cooking I didn't follow the instructions per se. The pancakes turned out really fluffy and delicious, so if you are a pancake kind of person write this one down, you will love it!! (recipe adapted from here with a few changes)



You'll need // makes 8 medium sized pancakes
1 1/2 cup of milk
2 tbsp white vinegar
2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 tbsp white sugar 
2 tsp baking powder & 1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 egg
2 tbsp melted butter

How to //
_ combine milk with vinegar in a bowl and set aside. 
_ combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda and salt in a large mixing bowl
_ add egg and butter in the soured milk bowl and whisk
_ pour the wet ingredients into the the flour mixture and whisk until smooth
_ heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with butter
_ pour 1/4 cup of batter in onto the skillet and cook until bubbles appear on the surface
_ flip and cook until brown on the other side too 

enjoy!

3.09.2014

Long Time No See | Moving

Besides that lately my favorite color is pink (that's new, right?), there are a few more changes in my life that I haven't talked about yet and I was really looking forward to the day I'd find some time to write a post about them. I know I have been completely absent for more than a month but things have been hectic and I decided it would be just better to deal with one thing at a time and stop trying to be a super woman.
As some of you may know, I have been studying architecture for the past 5 years of my life in Chania, Greece. Studying architecture can be very time consuming and demanding and right now I'm in a place where it couldn't be more of these. Writing a research thesis and conduct a design thesis are the most important and difficult things one has to do in order to graduate. And now I 'm doing exactly that. 

In addition to that, me and my family decided that there was no point in keeping my apartment in Chania, since I do have a lovely apartment in Athens waiting for me. Therefore I left (or at least my stuff did) Chania and moved to Athens. But since I still have things I'm working on in Chania, I'm currently crashing at a friend's place, which, although she is lovely and I really have a great time with her, is a bit new to me!
So, trying to write my thesis coupled with me moving out of my 5-year beloved apartment just drove me nuts during this last month. 

That being said, I'm really sorry in advance that I'm not and won't be much around. Considering my blog is most about DIYs and recipes, which need some kind of space to be done and photographed, I hardly can imagine to post in regular basis soon again. But, I'm planning on a couple of posts that don't need that kind of space flexibility when I find time again! 
However, I truly love this blog and I cannot imagine my life without it. Maybe I'll need some extra time to catch up with you and your lovely blogs guys but I'm sure I'll make it at the end. Thanks a lot for understanding and I really want you to know that I miss you :)

With Love!
Anna-Rosa
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