Recently I wrote an post on how to wrap a gift elegantly using the humble brown paper. I used sealing wax for the gift cards and a few friends asked about the sealing wax and purchased a set . . .
If you look at my gift-wrapping inboard you can tell that I love wrapping with humble brown paper. It's affordable, practical, easily dressed up for any occasion or season and easily recyclable. It's . . .
This project is so easy that it literally has 4 steps and needs only 4 materials. I did it in less than 5 minutes. It's not only for Christmas but can be done to match any theme or colour. I hope you . . .
This is not, strictly speaking, a DIY project because I didn't print the book myself, however I did wade through thousands of photos (and "developed" them) in the midst of packing out of Jakarta. I . . .
One big differences between living in Manila/Jakarta versus Berlin, is the abundance of toilets flats. In Asia there was a 1:1 ratio between rooms and bathrooms. In Berlin most of the flats we saw had . . .
"Dehumidifiers changed my life" is exactly what my best friend, Jenn, told me after I recommended them to her. No more moldy/peeling bags and shoes and no more moldy closets! It's definitely something . . .
I thought I had already posted on my beloved DIY photowall, but apparently it got buried in my massive amount of photos. I realized that I didn't have a lot of photos in my home and as part of my . . .
I never thought anyone would ever invent a tool, that would make Grooming my dog a fun experience for me. I am allergic to dust and many other allergens and I have asthma. Grooming a dog can lead to . . .
One thing that I haven't been able to live without since getting posted to Jakarta is Allercon Dust Mite Spray. It is regularly sprayed on our bed every few days and I bring a small bottle of it . . .
I hate waste and I have a tendency to be a pack rat. But I find, if I turn unusable items into something I can use or if I sell them on my online garage sale, it's so much easier to let go. Do you . . .
With the amount of traveling we've done (too much if you ask me!) I have given up on scrapbooking. I'll just be happy to have all my little bits of paper, information or calling cards in an easy to . . .
Since I've moved to Jakarta one of my main complaints is the dirty tap water, it doesn't help that we live in an old building and I get massive chunks of metal and stones in my faucet aerator. Eww. . . .
I've been relatively happy the first 2 years of living in Jakarta. I've gone from party girl to homebody (with the occasional dinner & drinks with friends, tennis nights and diplo parties). . . .
My first TDW (The Diplomatic Wife) original artwork is finally hanging over our bed. I love waking up and seeing it above my head first thing in the morning. It's simple, gold and white and is SO . . .
As I mentioned in yesterday's post (my first post in almost 2 weeks!) I kept busy while I was sick in bed and couldn't access my blog, by crocheting. I know it's so lola (grandma) but I have an entire . . .
A friend of mine, @alwaysthewinna, once tweeted me to ask about how I take care of my bags. She uses a bag tree like below but has a problem with molds. I used to use the same thing in Manila and . . .
My hubby is a simple guy with few and basic belongings. When we moved to Jakarta most of the shipment was mine (about 90%). So it's not that hard to clean up after him. Except for his work stuff. He . . .
I have a beautiful thick aluminum tray which I got in Bali (they have many cheap and gorgeous aluminum products for sale in Bali at a fraction of their Jakarta price). I used it for a while in our . . .
I've always thought that artificial flowers were tacky. Until I saw the artificial flowers from Vinoti Living in Jakarta. They looked so real, life-like and fresh that I couldn't help but let go of my . . .
Reposting a how-to from Art Bead Scene for future reference. According to her post when you polish silver (what we normally do) we also remove (abrade) some of the silver. The method below seems so . . .