Last year review and this new Year goals… A personal tracking exercise
Here is 2021, a New Year! The promise of new beginnings, new adventures, new challenges!
my wardrobe isn’t overflowing with the incredibly beautiful, original creations I thought I would be sewing all year long. I have zero new dress and no puffy sleeves. No sexy deshabille either, just a couple granny panties… and these do not even match my face masks!
My dad gave me a huge parsnip so I experimented! #NotaFoodBlogger
Recycling used candles is easy. A little messy but very satisfying!
Don’t mind me, I’m just ranting…
It is time to do things differently and embrace sustainable practices to celebrate this Christmas
Apparently one’s cultural upbringing has far more impact on one choices, one may dare to admit. So, let me try to tell you what it means to be French!
You have to earn more as well. For the past 5 years, my income has consistently increased by 15 to 20%, without following any of the advises I received along the way.
Vegan recipe by a non food blogger! But since my boyfriend approved, despite….hum, well… I had to share!!
It might be a good idea to prepare for what is coming. To get certain things done, to be ready, to face this winter like a pro, in a safe environment, with everything you need.
SketchUp is great but it takes some getting used to! Here are a few (maybe) useful tips.
It all went to fast, I didn’t have time to really think of the consequences…
Basic sewing skills are not that hard to master and repairing your clothes is good for the planet and your budget!
It comes down to 3 things: Anticipate – Prevent – Insure
Here are the 2 areas I found, where I could still make improvements.
What about you?
You may have noticed the top of my fancy chairs in some of the pictures you can see on this blog. These are chairs I upcycled a while back, and I’ve been meaning for so long to talk about them, because, well, I think they are pretty!
In this first part, I’m focusing on the things we have learned from the quarantine, on a personal level. This will be follow up by at least one other part, which I will link to here, when ready. As mentioned previously, a lot of articles have been published with the promise that the pandemic we…
This seems to be important to mention…
Collecting memories of a life in quarantine
We all need to become better humans, better citizens of the World if we want to have a chance.
Cleaning and oiling is all that is required! However it needs to be done thoroughly including in areas that may seem inaccessible
A little ‘life saving’ creation which keeps me going
Confinement makes you rethink your priorities and life goals, doesn’t it?
My recommendations on templates, fabric and other tips… Based on numerous trials!
Tell your special someone with a card
My hopes, my fears & everything in between
Things you don’t love are not necessarily clutter
A little recipe to comfort your soul during these difficult times #NotaFoodBlogger
A little confinement game to spend time! because who doesn’t like medieval castles?!
Includes hopes & dreams as well as tips from an introvert to cope with confinement!
Yes I bought a few things, but so few that it feels like this no buy year challenge is going to have even more consequences than I thought it would…
Includes a smart little checklist to choose your next hobby!
Who wants to explore Sweden?! If you do, then you’re in luck as I finally finished my new road trip map
Last year was going to be different. Last year I decided to stay focused on a limited amount of projects and do a depth year. So, how did it go?…
Well, this it it… The 4th and final quarterly status update on my challenge to not buy any clothes, for a whole year!
Looking for cheap ways to reward yourself? Here are some tips and simple ideas…
It’s been a while since I last shared a drawing so here it is! My rendering of Preseren Square in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
It has now been 9 months since I decided to not buy clothes for a year. Did I fail? You get to decide!
Be a rebel and learn how to sew on a vintage sewing machine, not a new one! I’ve got 10 good reasons to convince you!
Or why building healthy spending habits is probably the answer to cultural financial struggles
Maybe it’s a good thing! For the planet and for us individually… hear me out!
4 unconventional tips to change & save money in the long run
Before I can continue telling you about my sewing adventures, I have to talk about my buttonholer and how I had to repair it!
Troussepinette?! I just love this word! It is so cute and so French and so charming! What is it? A liquorish aperitif, often home made. Yep, this is a special DIY!
A digital caliper is my latest buy! Yep, I’m a girl with many talents but reading from a regular caliper isn’t one of them.
Most days, I feel better than the day before… but not always
At the end of last year, I decided to no buy any clothes for a whole year. It has now been 6 month and I’m still alive!
When it comes to DIY projects, apparently it’s ok for women to do scrapbooking, but it isn’t ok to handle ‘manly’ projects.
What’s a Depth Year? I’m happy that you are asking! It’s probably a new concept, or maybe an ancient one. In any case, I totally recommend it!
At the end of last year, I decided to no buy any clothes for the whole of 2019. After 3 months or 13 weeks, I haven’t succumbed from such decision yet, actually I’m doing great!!
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