Our garden in the Summer – my tips and tricks…

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Hi guys,
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before we moved into our house I have never had to take care of a garden before. I had plenty of space on my patios but in fact there wasn´t much more to to than watering the plants and that was it.

Now there is so much more space to cover and to take care of. I really do not have a green thumb. My mom has. Totally. She could plant anything and it would grow. It really is unbelievable. I do admire this and at the same time I don´t know why I can´t do it. Fortunately Chloe drinks by herself so she won´t dry up.

Although I love flowers they don´t love me back and I am always aware that they will only last a few weeks but I have came pretty far this summer with a few tricks and I must say I am almost proud of myself.

We have a beautiful garden center only about 15 minutes away from our home. It is huge and full of the prettiest flowers and decoration items for your garden you could imagine. They also have a huge candle section and also lots of decoration pieces for your wedding table.

But let´s get back to our garden. Here are a few things I have learned:


– drill holes in the bottoms of your planters(unless they already have some), the surplus water has to get out somewhere for example you are watering your plants and it raings afterwards, or they are literally drowning

– don´t water your blooming plants from above, always from aside since the blossoms don´t like to get wet at all

– when you are changing plants in your planter be sure to change the soil cause also plants need nutritions and can´t life from plain soil

– don´t forget to water them appropriately (don´t when it is going to rain, otherwise every day or even twice if it super hot)

– make sure to put your plants where they want to be, some plants need sunlight and others prefer the cooler shadow areas to grow

To create different areas in your garden and also some different spots I would say go as you like. Things don´t have to match properly in color or shape. Most of my planters are different and that was absolutely intent. We also added some light fixtures like the different round solar lamps and the hemisphere solar lamp and also the flamingo whose eyes are glowing in the dark.


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Front porch decor for fall and a fall inspired outfit of the day….

lanterns Ikea / flameless candles amazon
bag Mango Violetta / dress bonprix / cardigan old similar here, here and here / hat old similar here and here / OTK boots Mark Adam last season similar here and here 

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Hi guys,

after fall is fully here I started decorating my front porch (you may have already seen pictures on Instagram) and it turned out great (or at least I think so) 😉
I went to two pumpkins fields this year and got so many different pumpkins. I only had the big orange ones last year but now I got a whole bunch of little ones for decorating too.
I wanted something bigger and prettier than last year (you can view it here) so I went on Pinterest to gather some inspiration and to pick out some ideas and it turned out great. The best part about my decor is the big straw ball. I also got two plant pots for the mums and a tin bucket. I also wanted to have a wooden box to put even more pumpkins into it. 

The two lanterns on the left side are really pretty after sunset. The candles are flameless and they have a timer so they start shining however you timed them. That is indeed a pretty cool idea. Got this one from Kaitleen from Southern Curls and Pearls.

Did you already get your front porch fall ready ? What are your favorite pieces?


Thanks for stopping by. 

Take care. See you. 

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Mexican evening and tablescape on a warm summer night….

placemat Galeria Kaufhof similar here and here / plates mömax old similar here / glass mömax / cactus nanu nanan sold out similar here, here and here / vase yellow DM similar here / yellow mosquito candle home depot / bowl similar here / utensils from my aunt similar here / tablecloth IKEA similar here and here / confetti sombrero amazon / confetti cactus amazon / sombrero amazon / pinata amazon / napkins sold out similar here amazon / party pickers amazon / small bowls nanu nana / water dispenser similar here

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Hi guys,

by following my blog you might know that I have a thing for themed dinner parties or
tablescapes. You can see my latest here, here, here, here and here.

And if you
are new to my blog you are going to know now.

I always
loved Mexican food so I thought why not invite our friends and neighbours over
to a Mexican evening. I was planning on a three course meal with an aperitif
and it turned out really well. 

As a
starter I served homemade guacamole and salsa for dipping with nachos and a
margarita. 

The main
course where baked burritos which where delicious. A really easy recipe with
great taste. 

For desert I made a fruit salad in a watermelon (looked so cool) and Churros (I tried to make them before cause I was
really scared that they wouldn´t work out, maybe you saw them in one of my casaul Satruday posts already) and they turned out really good. Easier than I thought.

But let´s
have a look at the table decoration. I went for the full Mexican theme with
little sombreros, matching confetti and a piñata. The napkins are from Butlers and they are the cutest I could have found. Most of the decoration is from amazon cause they just have everything.



If you want to know a recipe just email me.


As always thanks for stopping by.


Take care. See you.

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How to redecorate your house for summer – tips and tricks….

^pillowcase and matching blanket bonprix^

^platter Ikea / Pineapple Nanu Nana / Yankee Candle Candle Dream / vase Nanu Nana^

^tabelecloth Nanu Nana sold out 🙁 similar on Etsy / cactus Nanu Nana^

^figure Nanu Nana sold out but we also got this solar one^


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Hi guys, 
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there aren´t more colorful months than the ones during summer time. The colors are all bright and vibrant and the patterns are so playful and vacation like. I love to redecorate my living room for the different seasons and summer might be one of my favorite (and of course fall and Christmas time – oh boy). I went with a vacation theme this time and it couldn´t have turned out prettier.
I especially love the flamingo and pineapple prints. They are everywhere to find and they are just the cutest. This remids me so much of Florida that I almost get home sick. 

My dining room corner:
 I got this super cool table cloth from Nanu Nana with flamingos and palm leaeves. I paired it with a matching decoration in the middle of the table. The cactus figures are also too cute. 
  
My couch area:
To make the couch area a little brighter spot I went with 2 colorful pillows and a matching blanket. The print reminds me of the colorful scenes of a Bollywood movie. For the table I went with color matching vases and of course one of my beloved scented candles from Yankee Candle.
 
My entry:
The first time I saw this pink flamingo I was head over heels and I totally had to get it. 
It makes me smile everytime I enter the house. Such a fun addition to an outside space.

Also it is never to late to get some summer vibes for on the go. What do you think of these super cute covers for your mobile from amazon? Also love this one. Pineapples and flamingos !! Do I need to say anything else ??
 
What are decoration ideas for your home?   

Thanks for stopping by. 

Take care. See you.

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