Hello from The mountainside

Hello from The mountainside

Just a short Update for everyone. I am right now on vacation with my french family (The family I’m au pairing for)

And yes we are in The mountainside- how did you know? We rarely have internet access so this will be The only time I Can keep in touch this week (yes it is sad 😦 )

We are skiing and sledding in The Sun, surrounded by The snow (and occasionally mountain goats).

 I personally Can not skii so I’m just a happy watcher. Do Any of you guys enjoy skiing??

Greetings from The french mountains! And I hope you all have a happy life, one Day at a time!

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Stuff you should probably throw away, but don’t

Stuff you should probably throw away, but don’t

Okay I admit it! I’m a huuuuge hoarder. I really dislike throwing things out and always think: but what if I suddenly have to use this? (And I already know, I am NOT going to use that worn out and dirty sock)

So for you (and also myself) here is a list of stuff you should probably throw away, but don’t

 

  • Your pretty disgusting and worn out shoes38aefa122c359e89307bc076609c2a3d
    I love shoes and I really bond with some of them- therefore I find it extra hard to throw out my favorite shoes even though they are dirty and filled with holes. But what’s got to go, got to go.
  • The clothes you NEVER wear.
    You keep them in the closet because they look cute and hey-they were on sale when you bought them. You haven’t worn it once and deep down you know you are not going to. Ever. If it hurts too much to get rid of consider upcycling them into something else you actually might use, or give them to charity (or just a friend)
  • Ruined underwear.
    Holes and weird stains? Yes? No. Throw it out please. For everyone’s sake.
  • Your toothbrush.
    Okay this one is pretty basic. Do you switch your toothbrush out with a new one every 3 month? No well here’s a fact for you then: Over time, toothbrushes gather as much bacteria as a toilet brush. Yup. You’re welcome.
  • Old birthday cards.
    Or cards alike (you can keep those with sentimental value of course- but just in case you have 25 birthdays from classmates from when you were 10 (which actually don’t say anything else than happy birthday) please. Throw them out. They only take up space (trust me I know-I had two boxes of old cards that I couldn’t get myself to throw out. Oh all the space I got when they went out)
  • Dead flowers.064f52065228eadade50519ae3814fd8
    Okay hands up. I really don’t have green fingers, I wish I had, but I don’t. So once in a while I end up with a dead flower. What do I do- let it stay, It kind of looks like a living plant. Okay they have to get out or they will end up infested with unwelcome bugs and insects. Then it’s suddenly not so fun anymore. Just throw them out please.
  • Ruined, dried up or expired beauty products.
    They end up being a party for bacteria and who wants to put bacteria infested stuff on their skin. No one is my guess.
  • Broken electronic that cannot be saved.
    This speaks for itself. Why keep things that you have no use for and no connection to?
  • Expired food.
    Another one that speaks for itself. No one wants to find a lumpy milk or a rotten banana in their house. Hopefully.
  • Broken umbrellas.broken-umbrella
    They are not going to work again, just throw them out.
  • Games with missing pieces
    The chances are, you are never going to find those pieces again, just let them go and either get a new game (if you love it) or think about if you actually use it, if you don’t just throw it out.

 

Do you still have some of these things in your house?

Or do you have anything that you think deserves a spot on the list?

Just comment underneath and I’ll love to read it!

 

Until next time: I wish you a happy life, one day at a time! 🙂

Xoxo

 

 

Magazine bag

Magazine bag

HERE IT ISSSSS!!

Long time no see, and trust me, I didn’t forget you guys! (I’ve actually been getting so many things ready for you) And I think about you every day (yup- not in a creepy way though)

 

Back on track- I have the post ready for you! The super cute magazine bag. It won’t be the same as the picture you guys saw because that one belongs to my mon (and it is right now in Denmark and I in France) but I made a new one (and slightly bigger one) for you. Without further ado:

 

MATERIALS:

  • Tape
  • Magazines
  • Scissor
  • Glue gun
  • 3 different strings/chains/ropes (Optional(for handle))

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Start cutting a template out of a magazine page- The template should be a rectangular with 5 centimeters on one site and 12,5 centimeters on the other ( I made a small hole so that I could see what would show up on my bag, you can make this hole if you just do with your template as shown in step 4+5 (this way you can customize your bag))16521821_10209348437175643_1980593530_n.jpg
  2. Use your template to line and cut out rectangulars from the magazine16507770_10209348437055640_1859056638_n
  3. Put a piece of tape on where you want bag to be protected (this is optional but I think it makes my bag a little easier to handle. You can also tape all the paper down instead of just the piece you want shown
  4. Fold the paper in half, and fold it out again, now take the edges and fold them into the mid. Then fold the paper in half so that it looks like this:
  5. Now fold the paper in half again (on the other side) and fold it out again, take the edges and fold them into the mid. Then fold the paper in half so that it looks like this: (the place with the writing is where your hole in the template should be, so you can mark it with a pencil, fold it out again and cut a hole)
  6. Now make one piece more like this and weave them into each other by putting a “leg” into each hole of the other piece of paper. It should now look like this:
  7. Make even more of the small folded pieces and keep on weaving until you get the desired size for the bag, you know how big it will be by taking one end of the weaving strip and attaching it to the other endDSC02667.JPG
  8. Make weaving strips until you get the desired height for the bag, you know how high it will be by stacking the strips on top of each other (make one or two more strips than the desired height since these will be used to close the bag)DSC02666.JPG
  9. Take the strips and attach them like said in step 7 (you can tape the ends together if this helps)DSC02670.JPG
  10. Glue the strips on top of each otherDSC02671.JPG
  11. Now close the bag by squeezing the bottom together each other and either tape or hot glue them together (If your bag looks kind of weird after this step and looks more like an ice cream cone than a bag, try placing an object on the bag to make it get the desired shape)
  12. Take your three strips of string/rope/chain and braid them together to one string. Attach this to the inside of the bag to have a cute but simple handle

 

That’s it for this time, if you have any questions feel free to ask away in the comment section, and I would love to know- have you ever made something like this before and how did it turn out??

I personally think mine looks dang cute 😀

 

I wish your guys a happy life one day at a time! Love you.

Xoxo

 

A distraction and a preview of the next post

A distraction and a preview of the next post

 

IS IT A BIRD? IS IT A PLANE? NO IT’S…… MINION NAILS

 

Hands up, I’m obsessed with minions- I really love them (They can somehow find something good in every situation and I just love their (bad) humor and pure hearts)

So today I will show you a short tutorial on how to do minion nails (beware some of the pictures are a little blurry-I seriously have to charge my camera):

Materials:

  • Black, blue, white, yellow and silver nail polish
  • Base and top coat (mine is 2 in 1)
  • Dotting tools (If you dont have these you can just use a toothpick or try dotting with the nail polish brush)
  • A small brush

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  1. Make sure your nails are clean
  2. Start painting your nails with a base coat
  3. Paint your nails with your yellow colour (either one or two coats-mine needed two)16216085_10209232076746705_902261081_n
  4. Now take your small brush and paint on those cute blue pants16237424_10209232076586701_1458314127_n
  5. Use your dotting tool to first dot a black dot as eyes (you can choose one or two dots)16216401_10209232076386696_1763022962_n
  6. Now take a smaller dotting tool and make a silver dot inside the black dot-this it the goggles16237171_10209232076466698_1312356344_n
  7. Now take an even smaller dotting tool and make a white dot inside the silver dot-this is the eyes16215975_10209232074306644_981800929_n
  8. Now you take an even even smaller dotting tool (oh all these dots) and make the pupil16176813_10209232074066638_1162399618_n
  9. You now take your small brush again and make the google straps with a black nail polish16215475_10209232074346645_1406271556_n
  10. Now you just need the small black dots to hold the pants up (yes! More dots)16176802_10209232332233092_505803953_n *This one has kind of stange eyes, but I think it just make it even cuter
  11. Last a top coat and voila!

That was it for the minion nails- I hope you liked it!
Have you ever made minion nails before(Or any other minion craft) feel free to comment below-I love everything minion related and would love to see what you guys can come up with

 

Then I have a preview for you guys. I’m right now making something amazing for you guys!

You remember how I promised to make a tutorial for some of the Christmas presents I made, well a lot of them was made out of old magazines.

Next time will be the big reveal on the purse I made for my mom, but this time will be a little easier.

This time it is magazine coasters:

Materials:

  • Glue stick
  • Old magazines (or any other kind of paper)

 

  1. First you take out some pages in your magazine and cut them in half (on the long part)
  2. Then you cut them in half again (still the long part-and it should look like this)16176283_10209232365553925_2094559070_n
  3. You then fold the paper in half twice(you can glue it together to make sure it won’t open by itself)16216192_10209232365473923_1437933330_n
  4. Now just take your paper strap and start rolling it so that it makes a spiral (remember to use glue so that it won’t unroll by itself)16176481_10209232365433922_1774152845_n
  5. Add a new paper strap and start rolling it on where the last piece of paper stopped16215854_10209232365593926_859844926_n.jpg
  6. Keep on doing this until you get the desired size
  7. Voila!16144566_10155729059912586_2099909194_n

 

This is it for this time! Next time will be a small purse just like this one (this is the  one I made for my mother this christmas)16144813_10155729042172586_1505391937_n

Until next time- Stay happy!

Xoxo

Random thoughts and new year resolutions

Random thoughts and new year resolutions

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Yes I know it’s some time ago now (and also some time since the last post) shy you ask?

Well as I told earlier, I got home to Denmark for Christmas and the new year.

This means:

  • Family wanting to know how the past 4 months in France was
  • Mother, father, brothers, dog and boyfriend craving my attention ( and I theirs)
  • My friends from school coming over to bake Christmas cookies (like they have done for the last 15 years)
  • Several trips to the doctor now that I’m finally home
  • School applications that has to be filled
  • Applications for apprenticeship has to be made (in fact 148 has to be made and sent)

And then to add up I got a letter from some kind of website saying I owe them 110€ (WHAT?!?)

Because of this ↑ I have been feeling really stressed out this holiday.

 

So now I am looking forward to starting my work days again just to get some structure on everything.

With this I have to mention: New Year resolutions (Oh God I’m so bad at keeping them) I always make one that sounds a lot like: Exercise every day, never eat candy again, earn 1 million before summer vacation (This actually isn’t even exaggerated, I always set goals way to big that I KNOW I’ll NEVER keep.

This year though (thinking about my earlier New Year resolution fails) I’m going to make one that I might actually be able to keep.

That is: Do your best.

For me this means a lot of things: Do something you love every day, be more positive, make better decisions, exercise more, eat healthier and drink more water (yup that’s a lot, but “do your best” seems easier, and even though a lot of thought is behind it, everything will come back to just doing the best I can)

And how will I do that?

I will simply ask myself every day: What would the Luna I want to be do?

This can be used in every situation and it is an amazing question.

Would the future me get up 10 minutes earlier to eat breakfast or sleep on? (yes this kind of makes me feel guilty about what I do, but makes me feel great afterwards!)

 

What are your New Year resolutions and how are you going to achieve them? Just comment underneath- I’d be happy to hear!

Good luck with keeping them and I wish you a great 2017! 🙂

Xoxo

My favorite Christmas playlist

My favorite Christmas playlist

 

Hello again everyone- Christmas is so close now and I’m really looking forward to it!

 

I recently came back to Denmark and I am looking forward to spending my Christmas with my family! (which I haven’t seen since start September)

 

Today’s post will be very short-but very nice :p

It will be my favorite Christmas songs (some old-some new)

But without further ado: My Christmas playlist:

 

I will be listening to this together with my family and just enjoy the Christmas “hygge” (yes that’s a danish word that cannot really be explained, but imagine you sitting under a warm blanket, with a cup of hot cocoa and your favorite movie-that’s one type of “hygge”.)

 

What songs are on your Christmas playlist? Tell me in the comments, I’ll be happy to hear!

 

Happy Christmas everyone and have a happy holiday and a great new year! :*

DIY Christmas decorations

DIY Christmas decorations

 

Hey everyone!

We’re getting there, surely but slowly (Christmas that is)

 

Today though I promised to show you some easy DIY Christmas decorations. And I can tell you there is quite some- I plucked my favourite 6 just for you.

 

First we got 3 different types of snowflakes (I call them this because I got no idea what else to call them-dont judge 😛 )

First you have to go grab your paper and fold it ( i used a square) and folded it until it looked like this:

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Then I cut off the extra and it looked like this:15451263_10208921613985330_2060925423_n

Afterwards I drew on them and then cut the excess paper off.
First type was made like this:

Next one was made like this:

Last one (and my favourite) like this:

 

 

After this we have a popsticle stick christmas tree

I took three coloured sticks and one normal one15555127_10208921615425366_1351806686_n.jpg

I cut the purple sticks and glued them on the normal stick with a hot glue gun15556064_10208921614785350_1734702075_n

Then I cut out a star, found some sequins, and cut a piece of yarn to hang the tree on

I glued these on and my final tree looked like this: (kinda cute?)15497934_10208921614425341_1278999128_n

 

The fifth decoration is another christmas tree (made out of an old magazine)

First you take your magazine and open it on some random page

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Then you fold your page from top right corner and down-and then fold it once more

Next step is to fold the small extra piece up and under

Now just do the same with every site in the magazing and your tree should look like this:

15555994_10208921604465092_940688481_n.jpg If the pages are not keeping together you can use a little glue to keep them from seperating.
If you want to spice your tree up you can use some spray paint to get some nice colours.

 

Last DIY for today (and maybe even my favourite) is a sock snowman (yes you read it- a snowman made out of socks)

First you take your socks (mine was used and with holes-and of course white)
I made two balls(kind of) out of paper and stuffed them in the sock, the biggest one first. Then i put an elastic on top to keep everything in place

 

I then cut a small piece of fabric to make some space between the paper, and afterwards cut the ends to make it less visible ( this step is optional, I just thought it made it easier and more “snowman alike”)

Afterwards you’ll want to give the snowman a “real” scarf, so I cut another piece of fabric to use. I then pulled the end of the sock (the piece that right now looks as leftovers) down over the head to make a hat. (you can also give him a doll hat if you’d rather want another one- or maybe make a top hat for him?)

Last step to do before the snowman is all Christmas ready will be putting on buttons, eyes, mouth and nose (you can make these just the way you want) I made mine out of paper and glued them on with a hot glue gun, but you can also put on real buttons or googly eyes.15571329_10208921606865152_1338454263_n

 

These were 6 of my small, cute and easy DIY’s for this christmas and I’d love to hear:

Have you tried making something like this before and how did it go?
Or did you make any christmas decorations this year?
If yes, I’d love to see some pictures in the comments! 🙂

Until next time, stay happy and I wish you a happy Ho-Ho-Holiday  ♥