Archive for the crafts Category
Today we have a guest post from a fellow SF native & Etsy shop owner, Shayan. She is going to teach us how to make a cute and wallet-friendly gift for your girlfriends! I have to say that as soon as I saw these, I made my shopping list for the craft store. I hope you do the same!
In our apartment, we have all these great window sills that seemed to be asking for a hanging holiday garland. I got my supplies and set out to make a tissue paper garland that looked easy and affordable…just what I wanted for my holiday decor. Turns out I forgot to take into consideration that there is a heater right below every single window sill, which my risk averse husband would not allow a paper garland to be hanging on. I tried out a couple spots for it, and it has finally landed on our TV stand.
My favorite gifts to give are ones that I make myself. One year, I had a great idea to make all my girlfriends personalized pajama pants. After the first pair took me roughly ten hours to make, my mom jumped in and helped me finish the other four. Since then, I have opted for simpler handmade gifts, such as spiced nuts or coffee coasters.
Living abroad is great and all, but there are certain times when I really wish I could be teleported to the states for just a few hours. Being somewhere “in spirit” is no fun. But, a 12 hour plane ride and 9 hour time change doesn’t make it easy to go home for a quick weekend. We keep missing important events! Like my new baby nephew being born or my brother’s 30th birthday. [read more]
Starting today, I will leave behind the Zürich rain and salute the sun in Lisbon, Portugal for a week long yoga retreat. Four hours a day of yoga and a vegetarian menu will be quite a change from my normal routine, but I couldn’t be more excited. To kick off my week of healthy living, Friday fünf is here to inspire you with some mantras for the week.
More wedding talk! I know, it’s a little much. But when most of your free time is spent dreaming up craft projects on a normal day, can you imagine what happens when you are handed the golden crafting opportunity…a wedding?? Well, let me give you a little taste.
It’s called ridiculous & useless, yet thoughtful & cute ask-your-bridesmaids gifts.
As you may know (since it seems to be one of the only things I can talk about these days), I’m in the midst of wedding planning. It has been surprisingly more fun than stressful, but I owe that mostly to my amazing wedding planner. She worries about the big plans like the food, venue, tables, chairs, etc and I get to worry about the fun little details that personalize the wedding to me…um…I mean…us. Luckily, he understands…he calls it, “your wedding, our marriage.” And that’s why I’m marrying him!