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Easter Diary Transforming eggs to memories

Come Easter, and the humble egg transforms itself into something bigger - into a tradition that families pass on over generations, into a ritual that builds fond memories, into posed (and unposed!) moments that that fill the photo album

An egg is an egg… is an egg? Certainly not on Easter when it transforms itself into something bigger – into a tradition that families pass on over generations, into a ritual that builds fond memories, into posed (and unposed!) moments that that fill the photo album – year after year. This week we feature the festivities forged by supermom Nikita – a marketing professional bringing up her kids in the German-Indian tradition. Nikita shares …[Read more]

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DIY Easter in a Jar

Easter goodies in a mason jar! A step-by-step guide for a gift / centrepiece

Come November and the shops are chock-a-block with Christmas lights, decorations, ornaments and table cloths. Although there are plenty of decorations you could easily make yourself, shopping malls and Mom & Pop shops house everything we could possibly want or need; so why bother, right? When it comes to Easter on the other hand, the most we can expect from the shops are seasonal flowers and an abundance of chocolates in the shape of eggs, …[Read more]

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Spring Fling Home-made potpourri

DIY project - PotpourrI

The first weeks of March may still be chilly as I write this down in Spain, but I can already see the manifestations of Spring all around me. The grass is finally settling back into a luscious green, trees and flowers are ready to sport their summer colours and the days are finally getting longer. Going on long walks during this time of the year pulls us out of our winter blues and readies us for …[Read more]

Tips for buying used furniture #1 Fall in love

Tips on how to buy used wooden furniture

Picture Source: morguefile.com via jeltovski My art history teacher in design school often told us ‘there are no rules to liking art or falling in love, just go with your heart’. Buying wooden furniture, especially ones with a bit of a history is both like loving art and finding love. They need to appeal to you beyond the prosaic functionality, you need a certain je ne se quoi as you literally live with it and …[Read more]