I took up painting again the other day. For the past few weeks I have had this cute DIY idea in my head and I finally decided to act upon it. Then I got distracted by all the beautiful paint I forgot I had. And I decided to just let my creative side out and have some fun with it.
I wrote a similar post about the things that make me smile a long time ago. As a matter of fact it was one of the first posts on this blog. And since it has been such a long time, I thought it was about time I did one again!
Finding inspiration online to decorate your home is rather easy nowadays. I have a soft spot for Pinterest and have been pinning a lot of furniture and homeware links lately. It is unfortunate when you find something you really love only to find out that the store does not ship to your country. So that is why I put a list together of stores that ship worldwide. Complete with inspiration guide and everything!
Ever since I was a little kid I loved being lost in imaginary worlds created by authors. A book was a temporarily escape from the ordinary world. Just for a while you could imagine that you were there at Hogwarts when Harry defeated the Basilisk or when Mathilda convinced her parents to let her be adopted by that sweet primary school teacher, Miss Honey.
It was not reality, it did not set place in what people call the real world. But that did not make it any less real for us, the children who loved to read. When I got older, the time to read slowly started to slip away. Secondary school and after that university became more important. And the pile of books I devoured became smaller and smaller. I still read. And sometimes I long for those special days when I read 2 books a day. But most times the feeling of nostalgia fades away when I pick up another book.