DIY Ceiling Tulip Lamp

We came across this gorgeous Tulip lamp made with an Ikea lamp as base and white & yellow felt cut into pedals. The website and instructions are in Dutch language. But the picture really speaks for it self.

Full instructions here

DIY Laced Cement Votive


It is so easy and fun to work with cement. You can create many cool things out of cement for your home, like these beautiful cement votives from Say Yes To Hoboken

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Nigel Slater’s Coq au Riesling Simply Delicious

This delicious recipe comes from Nigel Slater


50g butter
splash of olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
125g bacon/pancetta, sliced into thin strips
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
8 chicken pieces on the bone (I used 4 thighs and 4 drumsticks)
250g portabellini mushrooms, sliced
500ml Riesling (or dry white wine of your choice)
250ml cream
salt & pepper to taste
handful chopped parsley


  1. Melt the butter and oil together in a large pan.
  2. Brown the chicken pieces all over and remove from the pan.
  3. Add the onions and bacon and allow to fry until the onions are soft and translucent and the bacon has rendered it’s fat.
  4. Add the garlic and allow to saute for another 30 seconds before removing the mixture from the pan (leaving the fat behind).
  5. Add the mushrooms and allow to fry for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the onion and bacon mixture along with the browned chicken back to the pan.
  7. Pour in the wine and allow to come up to a boil. Turn down the heat and cover. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  8. After 15 minutes, uncover, turn up the heat and add the cream. Allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
  9. Add the chopped parsley and season to taste.
  10. Serve with rice, pasta or crusty bread.

This can't go wrong!

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DIY Jingle Bell Wreath

Give your home a joyful sound this Christmas with a beautiful jingle bell wreath!


Click on the picture of Martha Stewart to learn how to make your own. Enjoy!


Easy DIY Gumball Machine

Wow, that looks really nice! I love that they used Hershey kisses.


Bacon & Egg Tarts


Bacon & Egg Tarts

Great recipe for breakfast or brunch

1 cup wholemeal plain flour
3/4 cup plain flour
125g butter, chopped
2 to 3 tablespoons chilled water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red onion, chopped
5 rashers bacon, fat trimmed, chopped
80g baby spinach leaves, trimmed
1/4 cup thickened cream
4 eggs
1 egg yolk, whisked
mixed salad leaves, to serve

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    DIY: Paper Cone Trees


    This is a great idea to create a Christmas tree. To make the cones you can use holiday wrapping paper or use patterned scrapbooking paper.


    See here... step by step tutorial

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