Happy Valentines Day

Love is..

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,endures all things.” I Corinthians 13:4-7
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I made a cake for my Valentine this year. Thought I’d try one of his favorite cakes: The Red Velvet Delight. 🙂

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A ring holder makes a for special gift idea.
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IMG_6366No time for baking and need a cake for a special occasion? My dear friend Daris, introduced me to the best Red Velvet Cake that money can buy  from Nothing Bunt Cake . You will only want more!

With love,

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A Saturday DIY

After a typical outing downtown of walking the streets in Oslo, drinking coffee, and munching on pastries, I  found a  new changing pad for my super Nova (baby’s name). It was a steal.

The only downside was that it had no hemp for hanging purposes. So, why am I hanging the pad? Simply put, our place is so small that we don’t have a separate bedroom for the baby, and I had to create a changing station in the bathroom instead. Needless to say, I would like the bathroom to look appealing to guests, and still be functional for everyday living!

What did I do?

 

 

1. I took an old neckless, made a loop, and sewed it to the chaining pad.

2. For looks I added an ornament, and hung the changing pad on the wall!

Real simple, real fun.. Feel free to share with me your own ideas!

 

 

Love,

Beautifying the ordinary

As usual, I was shopping for groceries after work and took my obligatory “exited-expecting-mom-stroll” down the baby isle. While I was looking at binkies for the millionth time, I reached the same disappointing conclusion as always: that I needed to go to a expensive boutique to get the ones with a little personality (that does not include Disney or Dora the Explora)!

I found myself staring at a couple of neutral pacifiers which   promised that 1.) they had the perfect nub for a little one to suck on (only in natural and good materials of course) and, 2.) with a breathable plastic rim, which is much better for sensitive skin. Very impressive I must say, but the only drawback was that those binkies’ designs were making me yawn on the inside. sigh.

Then the thought hit me. It would only take a couple crystals, some half-pearls, strong glue, and some stunning ribbons to outshine the contenders. Easy.

     

1. It’s helpful to create your design before you start gluing on your gems. Use a strong glue that  will make it impossible for a child to loosen the crystals.

2. Apply your crystals with a  pair of tweezers.

To view more images of binky bling visit the Gallery

Hope it inspires,