If you ask me, I will tell you that mason jars are one material that you will always find in my home and one of my favorites to use it for crafting! Just use your imagination and you can create amazing things! The perfect recycle project like my Candle Jars or my Spring Fabric Vases and many more! And this Easter, I have decided to use them also for our candy treats to my god-children and to our beloved little friends.
I am huge fan of handamde, I think you have already understood that. Why? Because handmade hides the dreams and the fantasy of the creator. He puts all of his effort and love he has and this is the main ingredient to create something unique and beautiful. Beautiful not only in his eyes, but beautiful for everyone that loves handmade. And these Wooden Personalized Frames are exactly what i have described... full of love and fantasy!
I am in love with Easter and the main reason is because it is in the middle of Spring, meaning a great opportunity to organize small excursions with amazing weather! Additionally is just the perfect time for crafting, since many presents and Easter candles shall be created for my god-childern. But this year i have decided not to offer chocolates again, but handmade Easter soaps full of color! Do you want to create them together?
I have to say, I am a huge lover of the cakes! I can enjoy just cake and coffee or fresh juice, all day! Of course so far, when I was thinking about cakes or cupcakes or muffins, my mind was thinking about something sweet and full of cream or chocolate or cinnamon! And then I have tasted a cake without sugar, not sweet at all but with cheece! Huge discovery! And the experiments started!!!
Υπάρχουν λοιπόν εκείνες οι φάσεις στην καθημερινότητα μου που δε θέλω να ασχοληθώ με τίποτα με την περιποίηση μου, συνήθως λόγω κούρασης. Υπάρχουν όμως και οι πιο συνηθισμένες μέρες, που έστω και λίγο ρουζ είναι απαραίτητο για να νιώσω καλύτερα και ότι είμαι κάπως περιποιημένη. Άλλωστε ποτέ δεν ήμουν λάτρης του έντονου μακιγιάζ. Αν έβαζα έντονη σκιά (κάτι που μου αρέσει) το κραγιόν είναι σχεδόν ανύπαρκτο και το αντίστροφο. Οπότε να σας δείξω τα τελευταία μου αγαπημένα, τα οποία το Χειμώνα κυρίως τα φορούσα πάρα πολύ συχνά!
The past weekend was an amazing one , full of good friends and crafts and fun with my kids. My hubby was away on buysiness trip and it was just the perfect time to not bother with housekeeping, but to spent all of my time with kids. To be honest, I had long time to do this. Of course I was a really "not good" mother, since I didn't even cook! Anyway, we had great time, we laughed a lot and it was so relaxing! But what about the crafts? We made too many things, but one that actually was the most funny were crafts with paper and these Scrapbooking Paperclip Bookmarks!
I do not throw anything... and this sometimes my friends , is a big problem! Why? Because I do not own a huge house, so every tiny free space in my place is full of my materials! Papers, boxes, jars, beads, colors, fabrics and so many other! Because every time I see something, I consider it as a material, I try to figure out how to use it and I store it in the boxes for future use! And this time, my space has also corrugated paper in many colors for the ribbons I have created for our Minion Birthday Party. No, I do not throw anything!
I am in love with Spring not only due to the great sunny weather and the flowers and because we are next to the Summer (which is by far my favorite season!!!) but for the fresh vegetables and fruits! Who does not love strawberries or any berry for example? This is the perfect time to enjoy fresh salads everyday! So... let me indroduce you my favorite Spinach Salad!!!!
It is always great to craft but it is even better if you do this with friends! And because we wanted to enjoy a cup of delicious coffee and chat and of course craft, we decided to organize our Volume 5 Craft Party with Crafting & Cooking Magazine.
I have tried so many different type of crafts and I have concluded about my favorites and which of them are not my style. You are guessing right, decoupage and painting is not my "type". Not because I do not like them, but because I cannot manage to create something beautiful at all. I have spent to many materials in the past and after at least 5 retries, I decided not to bother any more... for now. But then we had our 4th craft party (yes I know... I have to write about this amazing experience!) and Anna from Journeyintocreativity showed us how to paint in mandala style...and second thoughts just appeared!
Every Sunday was like having a small party in my home. I was awake and with my brother we considered it fun to go and wake up with songs our parents( ok...my kids now do the same and it is not fun!) and then we actually "forced" our mother to prepare crepes or pancakes. Honey and chocolate and the pancakes were dissapeared in less than 10 minutes! And the day was staring in the greatest way!
Κάθε Κυριακή ήταν σα να είχαμε ένα μικρό πάρτι στο σπίτι μου. Ξυπνούσα και μαζί με τον αδελφό μου θεωρούσαμε αστείο να ξυπνάμε και τους δικούς μας με καντάδα (οκ, το κάνουν τώρα και τα δικά μου παιδιά και δεν είναι και τόσο αστείο τελικά!) και μετά ζητούσαμε απεγνωσμένα από τη μαμά να μας ετοιμάσει κρέπες ή τηγανίτες! Μέλι και σοκολάτα και οι τηγανίτες εξαφανίζονταν σε λιγότερο από 10 λεπτά! Και η μέρα ξεκινούσε υπέροχα!
And yes, the time has come. The time when your little princess is going to cinema without you, but with her friends! Be honest, this is something that makes you proud, since you realize that your little girl is growing up, but on the other hand you are so worried also. Of course she was not totally alone, but without me...meaning she went to cinema with her friends and the mother of the one! Again...a huge step...So what to do? Easy! Prepare a small cute coin purse that can be used also as a pencil case, to take with her!
Και ναι, ήρθε εκείνη η ώρα. Η ώρα που η μικρή μου πριγκίπισσα πήγε σινεμά χωρίς εμένα, αλλά με τις φίλες της! Ας είμαστε ειλικρινείς, είναι μία εξέλιξη που από τη μία σε κάνει υπερήφανη γιατί συνειδητοποιείς ότι το μικρό κοριτσάκι σου μεγαλώνει αλλά από την άλλη αγχώνεσαι κιόλας. Βέβαια δεν ήταν εντελώς μόνη της, απλά χωρίς εμένα...δηλαδή ήταν με τις φιλενάδες της και μία μαμά! Αλλά και πάλι, τεράστιο βήμα... οπότε τι κάνουμε; Εύκολο! Ετοιμάζουμε ένα μικρό τσαντάκι για τα χρήματα της, που φυσικά μπορείς να χρησιμοποιήσεις και ως κασετίνα, για να το έχει μαζί της!