Last month, my little baby girl turned One. I can’t believe how incredibly fast it’s gone, but at the same time, it seems like she’s been with us forever. Bizarre. She’s WAY ahead in her speech development (but won’t walk), and her first and favourite word is and remains ‘cat’. Cat toys, cat books, cat pictures, she just can’t get enough. Only a few days after first saying the word, she yelled ‘CAT’ at a pigeon in the Tesco parking lot. She’s obsessed. So, to honour her love of felines, we organised a cat-themed first birthday party with my family. [ Read More… ] …
A few months after our wedding, I started packing up all the cards we had previously had on display. We have a box in which I keep every card we’ve ever been sent, for any occasion, because they make such a lovely keepsake but can’t all be on display at once. The cards we were given at our wedding, however, were so beautiful and are such a special memento of the day that it made me a little sad to put them out of sight. So instead of putting them away, I decided to take some of the prettiest examples and make them into a simple framed collage. It was really easy to do and is the perfect way to display cards from any special occasion!
I had a 50cm x 50cm IKEA Nyttja frame, which we were planning to use to frame one of our wedding photos. But since we couldn’t find a company that would print that specific size, it was just sitting around unused, so it was perfect for this project.
You will need:
1 large frame
I would love to provide you with detailed instruction, but the whole process was almost painfully simple. After I had found an arrangement I liked, I just glued the cards to the paper insert that comes with the frame and put the frame back together. This ‘masterpiece’ is now hanging above our bed and reminds us of our wedding day every time we see it!
What are your favourite ways to display cards? I’d love to try a few other ideas to show them off!
Today’s post isn’t a real food post, but it contains edible items… that counts, right?
My hair is literally the worst for dry, split ends. At the same time, it’s super fine and too much conditioner makes it really heavy and oily and removes the little volume I can coax into it, so it’s a bit of a difficult customer. Last weekend, I felt like it really needed a deep treatment. Although no hair mask can repair damaged ends, the extra moisture can make them a bit more smooth and easy to deal with, tying you over until you can next afford a haircut. Which, in my case, is about once a year.
DIY Avocado Hair Mask
1 overripe avocado
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Mash the avocado in a small bowl. Add the coconut oil and microwave for a minute, until the oil is melted. Stir until more or less smooth and apply to damp hair, making sure that the mixture isn’t too hot! Leave on for about 15 minutes and rinse. I had to shampoo a few times to make sure I didn’t have little green lumps in my locks…