DIY | Paper Card Holders

Funny fact: I actually did this project months ago, maybe on February or something, but for some stupid reason I forgot to post it. So here it is. Nothing special but quite useful if you are anything like me, collecting tones of business cards. I like to take cards from almost any place I visit. You never know, you might need to share it some time and the card will come in handy.  But let's assume you have a better reason to keep cards save. Maybe because they are yours for example. Or maybe because you like to keep things neat on your desk. Either way, this little card holder can be very useful and it is very easy to make.

You will simply need:
wavy corrugated paper & elastic band (just that!)

First cut a 9x20cm piece of paper. Open a hole in the middle of it, make a knot at the end of the elastic band and pass it through the hole. That's pretty much it. Then you will only need to fold it. (see photos below). TA DA!!
Isn't it great and extremely easy?


GIVEAWAY | Fall Fashion Gift Card

New month, new week...no better time to celebrate the end of summer with a grande giveaway. Right? Janee had this lovely idea to gather a bunch of creatives in order to bring the perfect fall fashion giveaway to you. A new season is always a reason for changes and our closet usually is the first victim, am I wrong? Most of us at least twice a year "need" to change our style but unfortunately we can't afford it. This giveaway gives you exactly this chance...to win a 450$ gift card for the fashion shop of your choice!! HOW AMAZING IS THAT? By entering with as many possible ways, using the Rafflecopter widget below, you increase the chances of winning this amazing price. Please don't forget to check the lovely team who made this happen for you! 

The giveaway will run through the 15th of September and is open to international readers.

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recipe | nectarine popsicles

Today's recipe is extremely easy but too refreshing, delicious and healthy that's so worth it. When it comes to sweets I'm a total fruit sucker. And even more when it comes to fruity popsicles. Ever since I was a little girl I preferred fruity ice screams and popsicles instead of chocolate-cream, classic ice creams. 

Last month I went for an IKEA walk. Just window shopping. But I stumbled upon some cute popsicle molds and I couldn't resist. So here I am sharing my go-to fruity summer sweet recipe that is perfect to satisfy my cravings without worrying about calories.

You will only need a fruit juicer and...popsicle molds. That's it. Just pick your favorite fruit, or combine fruits, take their juice and freeze them!! I love nectarines very much so I didn't mix the flavors. And because I really wanted to go for healthy this time I didn't add sugar or any sweeteners. BUT I always share a couple of extra ideas that you could use to adjust the recipe to your taste. Feel free to add 1tsp. of caster sugar in each mold if you want your popsicle sweeter OR if you use fruits that are sour, like oranges. And another great idea would be to add little chopped fruit pieces in the molds :) enjoy!


diy | clay ring dishes

hello guys! hope your week is trucking along nicely. I, for one, am trying to be optimistic and stay positive during my -hopefully last- exam period. BUT how exciting is the giveaway we brought together for Fashiony Fab? Did you enter already? if not make sure you do here!

So, let's get the ball rolling.. Today's DIY post is probably one of my all time favorites. Maybe exaggerating a little bit, but it combines several things I love. My latest addiction: white air-drying clay, (remember this?). Geometric shapes. And, mostly pertaining to the photo-shoot, but still...black, white AND gold? Is there anything not to love about this project? ok, i'm totally exaggerating now, sorry :)

You will need: air-drying clay, a rolling pin, a craft knife, sand paper and bowls. 
1. using your rolling pin to flatten the clay so that you have a nice around 4mm thick clay layer.
2. use your craft knife to cut the shape you want (at least 5cm wide)
3. put the flat shapes into bowls to take the shape of their bottom (see photo on the left).
4. let them dry for one day and then remove them form the bowls, allowing them a few more hours to dry completely.
5. when dry, sand paper the rough edges and...ready!! 

I guess most of you already know that I'm a huge fan of clay's imperfect look. I love it's matte look and kind of sandy feel when touching it. I also like that it is not perfectly smooth. Anyway, my point is that if you are not a fan of all these things, you still can sand-paper the rough edges a lot more than I did and also varnish, or even paint the dishes. 

Happy DIYing <3


Giveaway | 270$ gift card *closed*

YAY! It is giveaway time again guys :) Maru from FashionyFab celebrates her one year blogiversary AND her birthday together!! How awesome is that?? And in order to make her celebration even more special, we're teaming up with 17 bloggers and friends, including her of course, to bring you a lovely giveaway!

here is the team of creatives that made this giveaway happen for you, so take a look at their lovely blogs :)

the giveaway is open to international readers and it starts on the 25th of August and ends on the 7th of September.

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diy | t-shirt braided coasters

Guys is it Friday already? Wow, this week passed by like hell. I already started studying for my last exams (yay!) that start next week and it only seems yesterday when it was Monday and I had sooo many things to do. One of them was to post this diy but I guess I got a bit distracted by all the architecture history details I have to absorb by Tuesday. 
So the last post of this crazy week is little diy project that I came up while watching Suits (anyone else watching?). This summer I bought two long t-shirt dresses, one black and one beige. And although I'm quite tall, I had to shorten them. Well, by shortening them I mean just cutting them, because it is t-shirt so who minds to sew afterwards, right? ;) Anyway, the point is that I was left with a few t-shirt stripes that looked to good to just throw away. So I started braiding. And then wrapping and then sewing. And the point is that it is pretty easy to make these coasters.

Since, as I told you, I made them while watching series, I didn't bother to take pictures of the whole process so now I don't have to show you a step-by-step tutorial. Unfortunately. But, while writing this post I thought that it wouldn't be difficult to find a couple of similar projects on the web -because if I thought it, someone else did too and maybe he took pictures! And of course not only I'm not the only one....but there a million of people that thought the exact same thing! Ha! And there are also a few who actually made a rug with t-shirt yarn, wow right? 

If you are interested in making them here are two tutorials I found that seem great.
The first one shows the exact step-by-step process I did too, BUT I found another one too that doesn't need sewing and now I feel a bit stupid that I didn't do that. <3


recipe | blueberries & blue cheese salad

I think it is safe to say that I'm a salad maniac. My boyfriend sure does call me like that and I don't blame him at all. But many people just don't get how awesome salads are. And sooo easy and quick to make. If only groceries lasted longer so I could buy tones of them and have a vegetable-full fridge all the time. 

So, this time the key to this salad is the blueberries and blue cheese combination. The rest of it are just minor details. I used a pretty ordinary lettuce base, added some grated carrot and a handful of cherry tomatoes -because I just add them in every single salad like a maniac. Don't panic with the ingredients though. Just use whatever salad stuff you have in your fridge. And then add the killing combination.
And I'm just saying guys, you should try it! And it goes really good with a balsamic-honey vinegar, some fresh ground pepper and salt. 

Try it and you'll see what I mean :)
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