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I made a bedside lamp (and you should too!)

As you may have seen as a spoiler on my Instagram account, we have over-renewed our bedroom in the most magical way. In this article, I share with you an easy and cheap way to make...your own bedside lamp. The backstory : Our bedroom isn't done yet, because there are still some crafts I want to add left. I look forward to sharing our reno with you, because everything was done with our own two hands. Literally. After finishing some of the more demanding tasks, like painting, installing new curtains etc. we sat and admired the result (!) and I said...

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KIDS

Pom-pom tights for kids

Let's start this by saying that, lately I have fallen in love with pom-poms. I look for them everywhere, in different colors and sizes and I use them as decoration wherever I can. In decorative items, Christmas decorations, clothes, hats, tights. I say all this to justify the pom-pom-paranoia that will occure from now on. I warned you.   So in one of my experiments, I thought that a pair of tights full of colored pom-poms would be perfect. I made it, Myrto tried it, she loved it and never took it off, as I was informed later on. The best...

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DECOR, ECOLOGY, NATURAL DYES

Avocado dyed pink pillows

I dyed two decorative pillows using an avocado. No, you didn't read that wrong. I actually dyed two decorative pillows using an avocado. In fact, I decorated them with small tassels made of thread that I had also dyed with avocado too. Those of you that have been in the company of A Shiny Day, you may have realized that avocados are a part of my life. I love them very much because they are an important element of my vegetarian diet and after enjoying one, I can give the most beautiful pink dye to any fabric, using only its peels...

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WELLNESS

Hygge : What is it and how to achieve it

Picture this : It's January, it's 5 degrees outside, and you are curled up in front of the fireplace with a cat on your lap, listening to relaxing music and drinking hot tea. This is hygge. In this article, I will talk about a concept I discovered about a year ago that seems to fit my lifestyle perfectly. Who knows? This might also, inspire you to change some small details of your daily life in order to enjoy the magic of Hygge too. But what is Hygge?  Roughly translated, I would say that hygge is anything cozy. A comfy warm atmosphere...

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CRAFTS, DECOR, DECOR, DECOR, REVAMP, SEWING

How to embroider a kitchen towel in no time

The condition is as follows : Outside is something like 5C to -15C degrees, depending on the region of the world from which you are reading this article. You are freezing and all you want is to snuggle under the duvet with a hot chocolate. I get it. Tomorrow I will share with you the most delicious recipe for homemade hot cocoa. But today my advice is this : Stay home and craft something. And what is more cozy than embroidery? I love embroidery. It's a love that my grandmother passed on to me, who taught me all the secrets of...

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Easy knitting yarn wall decoration

A few days ago I made this very easy knitting yarn wall decoration. I really want to share with you how you can create this wall decoration for your house. It will cost you close to nothing and take you less than an hour. By making this decoration, you can give a warmer hue to a space that you don't know how to decorate. You will need : Knitting yarn in three colors : Beige, rotten apple and brown. You can use whatever colors you want, depending on the space in which you will place the decoration. A wooden round bar for...

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STYLE, STYLE

Hair clips in 3 different ways

Hair clips are the cutest and in fashion accessory you can wear lately and in this article you will learn how to make them yourself. The backstory : Several months ago, I started seeing hair clips (or hair barettes) coming back in fashion! Most international fashion brands and magazines incorporated them in their looks. I lusting after them because I love cute details in my style, but it was impossible for me to buy them, because their price was something like 35 euros a pair. That's a bit excessive! So I decided to make them myself! And I have already made...

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I sewed a boring sweater with colorful thread

Isn't it wonderful when we can give a cute note to a simple boring garment, accessory or object? I love finding old clothes or objects and decorating them in different ways. That's what I did with a simple old sweater : I decorated it with knitting yarn at the neckline and on the sleeves. And it came out perfect! The backstory : On one of my walks in the city, I stumbled upon a super cute sweater that had sewn thread around the neckline and sleeves. I loved it right away. I showed it to Machi, Spyros' mom, and she said...

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LIFESTYLE, LIFESTYLE, NUTRITION

The most delicious sugar-free hot cocoa

This is the recipe for the most delicious hot chocolate you have ever tasted. I do not know how to make lasagna, I don't quite get omelettes right, but I make the most delicious chocolate in the world. I can say it with confidence, courage and pride. And I will support this until someone says otherwise, or until I try a tastier chocolate than mine. However, the hot chocolate served in the best Chocolaterie in Zurich is definitely not better than mine. I suggest you make it too, because I'm very curious whether you'll tell me that it really is the...

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BEAUTY, ECOLOGY, LIFESTYLE, LOW WASTE, TIPS, WELLNESS

Eco-friendly and non-toxic body care routine

I have wanted to write this article for a long time and I think now is the perfect time to share with you my eco-friendly and less toxic body care routine. The backstory : In my overall effort for a more sustainable and non-toxic lifestyle, I notice that the first changes I made were in the way I take care of my body. Mainly because I quickly realized the direct impact that cosmetics have on our health. Of course, my sensitive skin helped a lot in this, because somewhat reflexively, it reacts to anything toxic. Therefore, my first doubts were formed when...

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