Amazing wedding cakes

               I don’t know why but I’ve always been fascinated by everything that has something to do with weddings. Not for the symbolism, or because I wanted very much to be a bride, but for all the decorations, the colors, the cookies and for all those little details that make a wedding unique.

               When I start looking up a certain thing about a wedding, I just can’t stop. I’m extremely excited about everything I find and I just lose track of time.

               You know that the wedding cake is also called the bride’s cake, so take extremely care when choosing it. It doesn’t matter if your guests are not pleased by the steak or the fish is not well cooked. If the cake is sensational, everything else will just fade away. When I think about a wedding, the first things that occur in my mind are the bride’s dress, hairstyle, and of course the cake.

               And because I know that some of you are future brides, today I decided to show you a selection of amazing wedding cakes.

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Kitchen gadgets

                 Although I try to be as organized as possible, unfortunately I gather all sorts of gadgets and accessories. It’s inevitable, I can’t help it! It’s in my DNA!
                And of course there are always little gadgets that I want to buy, but I got used to think twice before buying anything. Basically I wonder if it’s worth the investment, if I will use it at least 2 times a month. If the answer is yes, I buy it right away. If the answer is no, I reconsider it.
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Napkin rings for Christmas

               I always liked to have a nice arranged holiday table. But usually on Christmas my husband and I are always on the road, so I cannot set up the Christmas dinner table as I would like to. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have a million ideas. Today I will present you some pictures of various napkin rings perfect for the Christmas dinner. Of course, you can use it also for New Year’s Eve table or for any other festive dinner.

                And yes, they are all made by me. In the upcoming days I will show you how to make your own. Until then, just try to imagine it yourselves. Put your imagination at work. And do not limit yourself at just what I did. Try to make your own napkin rings and the dinner arrangement will gain a wonderful festive air.

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                You can do it for yourself, but I’m sure some people will appreciate it if they will receive it as a gift (like me, for example). Which one do you want to learn first how to make?

DIY Pearl Bracelet

            Sorry I haven’t written for a while on this blog but I was very busy with a big project. Unfortunately, it’s not yet finished so I’ve decided to make a smaller one to keep you up to date with the latest projects I have in mind.

            This is a very simple tutorial that if you follow exactly you’ll get a gorgeous pearl bracelet that you can easily wear with any outfit.

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DIY The simplest tea box

               This year I received many gifts for my birthday. Among them was a gorgeous vintage jewelry box. But, unfortunately, I have so many jewelry boxes that its fate was to remain almost empty. Because I wanted to see it every day I found another use for it: a tea box.

                I am a big tea drinker and I always wanted a box where I can store my tea bags. Now I have found the best solution and I will show you how simple the whole process was.

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DIY Pearl necklace

               I don’t know if I ever told you, but I’m a big fan of the Two Broke Girls show. Simply the idea of two girls with completely different characters that can live together and even launch together their business seems like an inspiration to me.

               Surely everyone who watched at least one episode noticed the beautiful necklace that Caroline always wears. Of course I laid my eyes on it and I decided to made ​​one.

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My first miniature garden

               Before I got started on my mini indoor garden, I spent a lot of time documenting about it. And not because it didn’t seemed an interesting project, but because I was so excited that I didn’t want to pass anything by. And of course, as the internet is full of all the information we want, this time it helped me tremendously. I even found some advice from people who have tried a project like this and have failed. You can learn from any experience and I can only be glad that those people  have decided to share their failure with us.

                So I chose to make a mini succulent garden. Besides the fact that there are a variety of succulents on the market, these plants have many benefits and are easy to maintain. 

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                So I started  conscientiously to work on it, I bought everything I needed and thus was born my first mini indoor garden. Because I wanted to be a simple one, I decided to accessorize it with just a few small, colorful and hand-made mushrooms.

                This mini garden can bring a touch of elegance, freshness and color in every corner of our lives: in the bedroom, in the living room or even in the office. They can be also a great gift idea for those special people in our lives: mother, grandmother, aunt, mother-in-law, etc. I definitely know who I’ll do my next mini garden for.

                What do you think about my mini project? I invite you all to try it.

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DIY Bottle pendant – a gift … long waited for

                I write this article with a delay of several weeks. I already said I became a lazy person lately, but I am trying to change.

                A good friend asked me a few months ago if i can make her a bottle pendant. Of course I had other things to do and I forgot. But reminding me that her birthday is coming soon, I decided that besides the present itself, I should make her the pendant she desired.

                Today when I looked through the phone, I found this picture and decided to teach you how to make this lovely bottle pendant.

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I am too lazy

                   Yes, I admit, lately I transformed myself from the person willing to always create something in a totally different person who’s not in the mood for anything.

                   Maybe this is also because of me changing the workplace, but I should not find excuses.

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Bridesmaids gifts

            Finally you finished organizing your wedding. You have chosen the place, the flowers, the wedding favors, the dress, and worked out all the important details. And because they helped you unconditionally, now it’s your turn to show your gratitude to your bridesmaids by rewarding them with a little gift..

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DIY Pyramid box

               Before receiving a gift you always see the packaging. It can sometimes give yiu a clue to what it’s inside, at least about it sizes.

                Thinking about this, I have created especially for you a pyramid box. You cannot find something like this for sale so I assure you that it will be a splash.

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Materials needed
*the template you can download here:
Pyramid box template
*cardboard paper
*scissors
*cord
*glue or double-sided tape

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               Cut out the pattern.

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               Bend it on the interior stripes and make a hole in each end of each side.

                Glue three sides on each other, and the fourth one left it unbound. This will be the “door” of the box.

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               Insert the cord through the 4 holes and your pyramid box is ready.

               Which one is your favorite?

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DIY mini flags

                   The first time I saw these little flags was during high school, at a friend’s birthday. They were the flags of various countries, they didn’t fit in the picture but I stared at them absolutely fascinated by how beautiful these decorations were.

                   Since then we have seen it everywhere and somehow it has lost it’s charm. It’s part of the landscape and … that’s about it. But they are trivial just because everywhere you look it’s the same pattern.

                   So I thought: if they are so simple, wouldn’t be fascinating to have such flags for various occasions? Well, they probably already exists. But why spend money on something you could do it yourself?

                   And because Valentine’s Day was just around the corner, I decided to make some for this occasion.

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The easiest cheesecake

            When I’m craving for something sweet, but do not want to exaggerate with the sugar, I instantly think about a cheesecake recipe.

            I tried all sorts of recipes found on the internet … but none was working for me.

            So I decided to change something about them and do it like I desire.

            Here’s what came out:

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DIY book necklace

             Any woman knows that the secret to a great outfit are the accessories. But not everyone knows how to do this, so nowadays you can find all sorts of bling-bling in the the market, so you won’t have a problem with accessorizing your daily outfits.

             Today I decided to show you a tutorial on how to make this lovely book necklace. In fact this mini – book should not necessarily be attached to a necklace. It can be transformed into earrings, a key chain or you can easily attach it to your bag handle to give it a plus of personality.

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Pop tab bracelet

             The idea for this bracelet is not mine. I admit , it was more an imitation. And I will explain you why.

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             Talking with a friend the other day he told me that if he would come to see what I have around the house, he would surely throw alooooot of things.

             I am convinced that this is so, but for me they all have a utility at one point.

             And as we stood there talking, I was playing with a soda can and I was thinking what could I make from it to demonstrate him that not everything should be discarded. I did not come up with any idea in my head so I decided to look for one on the internet. I found a few pictures, but nothing to my liking.

             Then I came across a picture that just fascinated me: a pop tab bracelet. It was not what I was looking for, but I began to ” unravel ” the picture and try to figure out how it was made.

             Not having multiple pop tabs, later I discussed the project with my husband and what  do you know? He had a few pop tabs laying around the house( god knows why … ) .

             And earlier today I got to work.

             It didn’t take me very long and I promise that when I will master the technique I will make a tutorial to teach you.

             For it I used 20 pop tabs, but this depends on your wrist, and almost a meter of ribbon.

             I’m already working on pop tab bracelet No. 2.

             Cannot wait to post pictures of the upcoming ones.

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DIY desk organizer

            Yesterday I noticed a piece of wood in my husband’s working area. And as I thought it was very lonely, another great idea popped into my head. So I did not waste any time and I asked him if he needs it.

            Fortunately, there were plenty laying around there so he let me take it.

            And what do you think I wanted to use it for? To make a handmade desk organizer.

            I’m sure you’re wondering : from a simple piece of wood? ? Wellllll along with some other useless things, I successfully completed my project.

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DIY Pringles can craft

                How can you not love Pringles potato chips! With their incredible salty taste that you cannot get enough of? I don’t know about you, but when I eat chips, I cannot stop until I finish the whole box. I know it’s not very healthy, but I don’t do it every day. A once in a while pleasure won’t hurt me, right?

              And let me tell you another reason why I like it so much. Because of their can. A can of Pringles can easily be turned into a cheap storage space.

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DIY Cork stamps

              For some time I’m looking for a cute stamp kit that includes the alphabet and the numbers.

              But I haven’t found one  yet at an affordable price.

              So for now I decided to do some stamps on my own.

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DIY hair bow

                 Yesterday a very dear friends of mine (let’s see if she knows I’m talking about her) was wearing a very cute hair bow.

                 I absolutely loved it so I immediately decided to make a little DIY tutorial.

                 I know they aren’t so expensive, but you will love them more when you know who made them. 

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DIY Mannequin pincushion

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                 How many times have you found yourself misplacing the needle while sewing? And then you’re carefully looking  for it but in the end the needle wins and it stings you.

                 I found the best solution: a pin cushion.

                 But of course I wasn’t going to make a usual pin cushion. And while I was looking at my mannequin jewelry holder a crazy idea popped in my head: why don’t I make a mannequin  pin cushion?

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DIY Secret book box

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                Yes, I admit, I’m tight with my money. And I will tell you why it’s so easy for me to admit it.

                I saw the other day in a window a beautifully decorated box. When I got closer, I noticed it was actually a book. An old book with the inside cut, thus becoming a secret storage box.

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Baked chocolate mousse

              Shame on me, but last week I stopped with a friend in a cake cafeteria .

              Why shame on me, you ask? I ate the best looking cake, the most appetizing and, I think, the most caloric cake of all.

              I liked it so much that I instantly said I have to try it out.

              Of course, no one wanted to give me the recipe, so I enjoyed every piece I could to better realize what it contains.

              Then I wrote down the recipe on a piece of paper and I started cooking. It did not come out as the one in the cafeteria , I admit … It came out much better!

              So I decided to share with you the wonderful result:

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How it all started: napkin technique

            What do you do on a rainy day when you’re not in the mood for anything?

           You waste your time on the internet.

           That’s how i developed my passion for handmade things. ‘Surfing’ various websites I found a forum about different techniques of quilling, decoupage and knitting that puts this question in my head:why can’t I do something useful with my time?

           I think it’s simple, I have no imagination. But wait, I have plenty of imagination!

           I thought I had no no time. But if I give up one hour of internet surfing and 1 hour in front of the  TV, I realized I have like 2 hours per day free ! !

           Maybe you’re thinking: why? The answer is simple: for you.

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BB Cream

           For some time on Romanian market BB creams had arrived.

           BB=Beauty Bomb.

           My curiosity pushed me to buy this cream. I studied  the market a little bit and chose the right one.

           Basically it is a 5in1 cream. It has moisturizing, sun protection factor (i chose one with 10fps but there are also creams with higher fps), vitamins for skin freshening (B3 which maintains healthy skin and improves blood circulation), has a bit of makeup as a small quantity of foundation and is absorbed very quickly into the skin.

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The sand box

             Every season has something special.

             I love autumn because it brings us so many fruits, I love winter cause it’s the giving holiday and I adore spring because that’s when all the trees bloom and the town is full of different scents.

             But I can truly say that my favorite season is summer.

             Yes, I know it’s unbearably hot.

             Yes, I know it’s  the loudest season.

             But summer has that something special that fills my heart with happiness every year: the seaside. I look forward walking down the beach, feeling the wet sand under my feet, run towards the waves or just relaxing under the sun.

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Everything changes

            We all heard the expression: “Nothing is lost, everything is transformed”.

            I can say this expression dictates my life. Before I throw something away I think twice about how I can transform it into something useful.

            But this time I sorted it out immediately. I lost an earring so I knew I had to do something with the remaining one.

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Trinkets with love

           First of all, I have to explain to you what a “martisor” is.

           Martisor is an old Romanian fest celebrated on March the 1st, which according to the old calendar was also considered as the beginning of the new year. In fact “martisor” is actually a red and white string that people in my country attach to their clothes and wear it till the end of March when we tie it to a fruit-tree. It is said that if a dove comes and picks it up, you will have love in your live all year long. 

           Nowadays we tie that string to almost everything and so we can call it our “martisor“. Usually it is a brooch or just a simple trinket.  In some regions of Romania, women give it to men. But in my region, men give it to women. But we all love to share our love and so now both women and men show their appreciation for somebody by giving something symbolic on this beloved holiday.     

           And because I admit I am a child inside, when this little trinkets appear on the market I am like a kid inside a candy shop. 

           To me not only snowdrops mark the beginning of spring but also the lovely trinkets that you can find anywhere in this holiday’s eve. Million models in different colors, available to all of us. It usually takes me forever to choose the perfect “martisor” that I give people close to me.

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