Cars Birthday Party

When you have a 3 year old who cannot get enough of cars you knid of knowww what theme you are going to choose for him.

Throw him a Cars party!!!!!!!!

Works like a charm! 😉

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I had the most amazing time planning and throwing this party!!! And like any parent my focus was to achieve more visual appeal with little effort! I simply hate the stress and how the moments which are actually meant for you and your little one are lost in cakes and cookies and cake pops!

I am not willing to pay that price! But I am not looking to question or sacrifice the aesthetics! So I was left with the hardest task of all. To find the fine balance!!!!

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On the dessert table my favorite was the cupcakes adorned with cutest 2 min flag I glued to the stick and plop there you go!

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These chalkboard cuties are a must for all my dessert tables! I looove the fun they add to it!

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And whats a cars party without some repair!!!! 😀 I set up this cute donut repair station!! Not that they needed any! So kids went creative and some did cupcakes and some just helped themselves to the repairing stuff!! 😀

hey no rules!

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Oreo stack was an absolute hit! It was the perfect muching between the games they would come and grab and go back to the game zone!

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The other absolute party hit was this Nutella Freak shake!!!! It was the first thing everyone reached for on the table! It was suuuuuper delicious and oh so fun!! The recipe will be on the blog soon so watch out for that!

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Here is how I did it:

5 Ingredient Dessert table

  1. The Cake: I opted for a 3D cake! I saved some bucks and did it myself!! You can either go for a custom cake or simple butter frosting cake with some cute cake toppers!! If you are going for a simpler less demanding cake you need to set them on the pedastel so they shine! a.k.a the cake stand!

  2. The Cupcakes: Evvvvvery dessert table needs cupcakes!! Coz evvvvvvvveryone loves the!! So some eaaasy chocolate frosting and some easy cupcakes recipe! If you want to take the simpler road just use the same batter for your cake, and if you are not baking the cake you can buy some packadged ones and dress them up in your frosting!!

  3. The decor:I set up a Decorating table!!! Kids aaaddddddore decorating their cupcakes!!! They looooooove the decorating! So i just popped in some mnms some sprinkles and donuts!!! To decorate!!!

  4. The star: Add some fun! The star of this table was this Nutella Freak Shakes!!! Eveery one just grabbbbbbed them!! As soon as they could and they were a suuuper hit!!!

  5. The munchies: Pre packaged cookies for munching!!!How awesome is that!! And oreos fit right into my theme!!! Who can say no to them!?

So there you go! 5 ingredient dessert table!

I have to say it was a gorgeous evening!!!! With family and food and games and fun and looooots of laughter! Exactly how  a party should be!! :):) Minus all the stress!! 😀

Home design Trends 2017

We have already reached to the end of jan and the hype of the new year quitened a bit!

Lets look at my favorite aspect of the New Year!!

Design Trend alert!!!!!!!!

i gobble down all sorts of design gurus come New Year and I love to set my mood for the Design projects ahead!

It helps me focus and kind of nails down some of the looks that I am looking forward to creating!

Last years design prediction was a ceiling makeover! And I never in my life thought That I would dare lay a finger on my ceilings!!!!

But here I am with the most admired post of the year Painted ceiling revealblack and white striped ceiling 19

And I am still very much in love with it!!!!!!

So for this years Design trend alerts and some of my favorites:

COLOR OF THE YEAR

Color of the year is green!!!! :/

NOooooooot very fond of it!! The Pantone colors always confuse me I ended up loving cobalt trend but so far i have not been able to make much use of them so lets see if this year is any different or not!

In: MARBLING

 

YAYYYYYY!!!!!!! I AM ECSTATIC!!! I absolutely adddddore love worship marbling effect and anything marbled!!! And i am so glad its here to stay!!!

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My hands are already full with some gorgeous paint mixing and some beautiful marbled projects coming this way!!!

Subway Tiles:

I loooooove Subway Tiles!!! Its a shame I have nowhere to implement them! 😀 But I am sooo glad this trend moved to this year as well!!!

MeMphis:

I have some design trend people whispering the return of the Memphis!!!! And I cannnnnnot be more ecstatic!! I am in looooove with the whimsy and the creativity and the natural flow of a memphis design!! And I jsut cant wait to dig in!!

Indoor Greenery:

With the pantone color of the year Green! There is no better way to introduce green than to add bunch of plants! I can see my future self surrounded with a bunch of gorgeous lush greeeeens! And apparently the philosophy is the more the better!!

Here is to evolving and exploring design trends for many more years to come!!!

Happy Designing everyone!!

DIY projects round up

As I mentioned in my earlier post!!!!

The best way to set New Year goals is to label the year with an attribute!!! Like rejuvenation, like kindness, like relationship building!!!

SO this last year woll probably be the year of DIY for me!!!!!!

From crazy painting feats to transorm my house to an entire room makeover based entirely on DIYs is how I would sum up my year!!!!!!!!!!!

Here a look of those DIYs! If you are looking for some easy fun ways to upgrade your room I am sure you will find inspiration ther!!

 

DIY striped ceiling:

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One of my most favourite DIY of the year!!! And definitely the most remarkable one as well!!!!

 

DIY feature walls:

 

I created about three DIY feature walls this year!!!! And one of them I got done in under two hours!!!

 

This washi tape grid wall is the easiest way you can upgrade your room over a weekend!!!!

 

Read all about the feature walls here

 

DIY wall art:

I created a tooooon of DIY art to brace my walls! From the DIY canvas light art to the decal on the wall to the patriotic makeover my home got!!!

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Read about them all here, here and here.

 

DIY Ikea hacks:

One of the most favourite DIYs of mine are the ikea hacks!!!! I did a marbled ikea dresser makeover and a DIY ikea hanging light!!! Soon to be featured on the blog!

 

5 min DIYs:

Okay not all of them are 5 min DIYs but they are definitely the easiest DIYs I managed to create this year!

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DIY color block planters

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5 min DIY tutu wall hanging

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And whille you are at it check out my DIY string canvas diamond art as well!!! Its totally worth the mention!!

And check out my entire room makeover with DIYs!!!!! Here and here!!!!

I am so proud to sum it up as a  succrssful DIY year!! And here is to many more DIYs to come!!!

 

 

Room Makeover roundup

The biggest project I handled this year has to be the girls bedroom makeover on a budget that I designed for my daughter!

It was huuuuuuuuge!!

It took me ages!!! It was mostly DIY and on a budget!

It was super fuuuuun!!! I got over some insane amount of design fears!!!

I mean its no small feat to take a place from this

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To this

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Here is how I did it!!!

Inspirtaion:

Here is the list of inspirtions that I went through!! I went through about a bazillion images (mostly on pinterest coz we love binging on that;) ) But I mean bazilllllllion!!!!!

Moodboard:

Ofcourse I was overwhelmed!!! Surrounding yourself with information does that to you. So you need to fine those skills by designing a moodboard.

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This is the mood board that I designed for the room!!! You can read more about it here!

 

Feature wall:

The first step of the transformation process was the feature wall!!!!

 

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I chose a simple but gorgeous color block wall. I went from the fear of paint to the height of numbness to mastering the mixing and spinning the rollers in a matter of four months!!!!!! I took me a while! But I am proud to say I did it!!!! I got over my fear of paint and I nailed a gorgeous wall for my daughter!!!

You can read about the whole process here!

DIYs:

It was a budget makeover so It was fuuuuuuulllllll of DIYs. From the simple transformations such as covering the toy boxes with chevron boxes or painting a simple tv trolly to act as a side table to the more advanced Ikea furniture hacks.

The entire lsit of DIYs would be:

The tutu wall hanging

The DIY canvas light art

The cloud Decal

The toy swing

The ikea marbled dresser

The DIY ikea chandelier

The DIY headboard

The DIY mint star pillows with pom poms

The DIY ikea ribbon table

The DIY tassel throw

The DIY dream catcher

 

Whewwww!!!

It was allllot of DIYs

Favourite DIYs:

My favourite DIY has to be the Ikea marbled dresser!!! It tuned out gorgeous!!! Was super easy and is still intact and gorgeous!

Least favourite DIY:

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That would be the toy swing!!! It was uneven! Took insane amount of time and most of the time it would look like clutter hagning than cute!

Well executed DIY:

Well the most well executed award goes to The Light art canvas!!! I got allllot of compliments for that and allot of requests for it as well. I have to say the first time I attempted it was a total flop!!! Wasted the entire canvas. And I am so glad to say I went for it again!! And what a beauty it turned out to be!!

Shopping:

Lets skip the running around town for the perfect nitty gritty things I collected over time! But when you are budget designing its always a good idea to survey the market and zero down on the perfect items than something youd compromise on and regret later!

So alllllllot of surveying went into the perfect collection attempts.

Shoot:

It took me two whole days to put everything together!!!! And in its place!!!!

Reveal:

I am sooooo glad to announce the ROOM REVEAL!!!!!!! FINALLLYYY!!!!!

Here is the room reveal day 1

And room reveal day 2

You can read the entire post here and here!!!

The amount of time and effort to work on this makeover is nothing when I heard my daughter screeeeeeaaaaam and squeeeeeel with excitement when she saw the complete look!!!!!!

I think that day my feet didn’t touch the ground! 🙂

All that hardwork paid off!!

I hope you enjoyed this post of my room décor adventure!! And inspired too!!!! Maybe a little!!! I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions about them! And of course would love to hear about your adventures with décor!  Feel free to add in comments below!!!

Have a fantastic day and a gorgeous year!!!