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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Planting my herbs….

planter similar here and here / watering can similar here and here / gloves similar here / herbal plugs similar here, here and here 

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Hi guys,
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since the weather around here has been so unstable I am a little behind on getting my garden ready for Spring and Summer but there is one thing I have already accomplished and that is planting my herbs.

I love to cook and of course fresh products from straight out of the garden are way better than dried ones or frozen ones (don´t get me wrong I am using them as well).

So I planted my most used herbs. I didn´t want to put them into the earth cause when there are huge thunderstorms there is way to much water and lots of plants are damaged by that so I got this grey planter in wooden optic.


The herbs I planted are parsley, lemon balm, basil and chives. These are the greens I am using for most of my recipes so that is all I have planted so far. Maybe I am going for a second planter too but I first have to choose other herbs


The tricky point for me is how to keep them alive as long as possible. I honestly have never been good with plants or flowers. Don´t get me wrong I love flowers but they just don´t like me. 


Wishing you guys a great and hot weekend. Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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My home – living room reveal – how I have redecorated….

James Dean picture Ikea / pillow set navy amazon / storage box felt Ikea similar here / white lantern Ikea / candle holder on console table H&M small here and large here / tray on console table H&M / Village Candle Change of Season Candle Dream / vase Nanu Nana / curtains bonprix / side table Otto / white shelf Vittsjö Ikea / console table Vittsjö Ikea / dining chairs Hendrikstal Ikea / table runner Apelt amazon / rug Otto / runner Otto

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Hi guys,
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it has been a while since we moved in and I shared my first living room reveal. Don´t get me wrong our living room was furnished but it wasn´t fully ready. View the original post here.

From time to time and piece to piece I have been swapping items I didn´t like, into some I really loved. For example the pretty lamp (very similar here). I wanted it so badly and didn´t know where to put it so I built the whole console table construction around. But pst! don´t tell my fiancé 😉
I am totally loving the white and gold combination but for the living room I went for silver, taupe and white and some pops of blue. Since I already had so many pieces in this style.
The center piece of course is the sofa. It might seem big but sometimes it still is a little small for the three of us. Especially Chloe needs lots of space!! The coffee table is my favorite table in the house. I love the shabby chic white and grey optic. Looks like the table has been in our family for many many years. The TV console is a rack I got from Ikea some time ago. The TV takes a huge space away but I really enjoy having this small space left on the right side to set up some decor with candles.

Another piece I really adore and which is one of my latest additions is the consol table behind our sofa. I have seen it in so many other living rooms and I totally fell for it. First of all it is practical cause I can put my mug onto it. My arms are way to short to get to the coffee table. And of course it was another little nook to decorate. 

The dining table makes a great centerpiece too. I searched for a white table with white legs and a glossy finish for such a long time. This really is a rare piece. Hope it is going to last a long time. Although when we are having kids we need to get a bigger and extendable table. The chairs are from Ikea and I love that they are forever available. I first had three of them back in my small appartment. And when we moved we got another set of three and these are the exact chairs. So when we opt for a larger table we only need to get a few more chairs instead of swapping them all.
My golden bar cart is a must-have for every living room. You can spot one in every blogger´s home and boy they can be expensive. I got mine from Ikea (seems like my living room is out of their catalogue) and since it was a creamy color I bought some golden spay paint and changed the color. You can view the post about my Summer bar cart here and my Valentine´s Day bar cart here.
I have linked everything I could find and also a ton of similar items under the pictures and in the widgets below.
Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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The guest room make-over – from a boxroom to trendy and chic….

fashion prints Etsy here and here /  Ikea Malm dresser little one here / bank Carry bonprix / white paper lamp Ikea similar here / basket Ikea / rug bonprix sold out smilar here / cat pillow H&M sold out similar here / throw bonprix / zebra candle H&M similar here / red cinnamon candle H&M sold out similar here / glasses Ikea similar here / carafe Ikea / pineapple glas H&M / straws Pink Party Dots / mirror Ikea / tray Ikea / book Urban Pioneer amazon / book Monochrome Home amazon / fleece bonprix / shelf white Ikea
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Hi guys,
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I wanted to get this room done for almost forever. Since we moved in this figured as a boxroom and everytime I cleanded it up it became a new mess within a few days. Even if we would have guests they would not be able to stay in this room and to be honest I was fed up of this mess so I decided to work on a theme which could work with this small room. 
The room was already colored in a cappuccino color and had one red wall. In fact I hate painting and I didn´t want to get a new color for the room cause I actually liked the combination.
I wanted to go with a modern black and white theme for the room since the red was enough color for a small room like that. I changed the curtains from red into white and also the bed from wood into a beautiful ironbed. 
There was a picture above the bed which I have changed into these two canvas pictures. I ordered them from posterxxl and the print is bought from etsy. The shop is called PrintsHomeDecor and they have many fashion prints. 
The shelves where also red but they are Ikea so I just bought the same ones in white and just changed them. The decoration on the shelves mostly is from H&M or from Nanu Nana. I linked everything for you under the photos.
Now onto the bedside table. The drawer is from Ikea from the Malm series as well as the dresser but I loved the way they matched with the floor so I left them inside. I found this lamp at TJMaxx for a real steal. The clear part looks so clean and modern I fell for it immediately. I also ordered two coffeetable books for the bedside table and added two candles. 
How gorgeous is this adorable little bench covered with a white faux fur. It is perfect to put your bag or your clothing on and it also adds such a charme to the whole room. 
The mirror area was a little harder to arrange. There was a big golden mirror before which is now in my office so I needed the same size or a bigger mirror to cover up the traces on the wall.
And in fact I had no idea what to put on the dresser as well. It took me some time to figure out but then it was clear. If I would be a guest at someones house I would not want to bother every couple hours to get something to drink so I think a tray with a few drinks and glasses is just the right thing.
The beadspread, the cat pillows and of course the black and white carpet rounded up the whole theme for the room and in my opinion it turned out perfect. Even I would like to spend a night in our guest room now. 
What do you think? I still have three other house projects planed for this year so stay tuned. Two of them are finished already.
Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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