I have been baking pizzas for some months now. Recently, one day I just gave up. I said I didn’t want to make any more dough and ended up buying ready made pizza. While it tastes good (not as good as my pizza!), I couldn’t get pass the thing that I should be the one making the pizza. I have many friends who feel no such a guilt when buying pizza from the supermarket, but what about those of you who know how to do it? Doesn’t it feel wrong to buy something you can make better?
As a kid I hated all these plastic table covers my mother used to put. I guess I was really messy, so I don’t blame her, but I really hated how outdated and cheap they looked. Recently I came across some very nice plastic tablecloths that seemed nothing but cheap. It was during the mandatory Saturday coffee at Løkka. The weather was sunny for a few brief moments and the temperature was good enough to sit outside. When I put my coffee on the table I realized that it was actually a plastic cover in a very pretty pattern. I wonder where you can find so nice patterns and colors. My mother would love to get her hands on them. They look good even when different patterns are mixed. What do you think? Is it kitsch or maybe you would consider it for your own outdoor table?
Last time I talked about the bathroom it was looking like this..
Back then, I thought I was done with bathroom organization and moved on to closet organization. After some deliberation I realized that I would either have to upgrade to a new closet (I was considering the PAX system from Ikea and I quickly calculated around 700 euros for a new slightly bigger closet) or find a new place to store the linens and towels. Enter Lillången (this cabinet under the sink for something like 100 euros)!
Say hello to my little friend below the sink. It is was better than I expected. For a short moment it crossed my mind that I would have to replace the sink with a new one that comes with a sink cabinet. However, this solution works great in doubling the available storage space in the bathroom, but also in concealing the ugly business below the sink. Two birds with one (less expensive) stone!
You can see here that there is a snug fit between the cabinet and the sink (or whatever that silver thing is called). So snug that the cabinet had to be build in place, not the easier thing but I made it work.
While I am at the bathroom I may as well show you my new dirty clothes holder. It used to be a torn paper bag!
What do you think? Anyone out there who would go for the gut job?
Last Wednesday I celebrated spring and worker’s day by not showing up to work and with some snow and cold temperatures. I really wish it starts feeling like real spring because summer is getting closer and I cannot take any more snow. It is ridiculous when all Norwegians dressing up like it’s spring and I wear my heavy winter coat. Anyway, the celebration started with some DIY. Sneak peak:
I will tell you more about that in another post. After that I headed out and joined the celebrations. There were bands playing and people protesting.
I ended up for some coffee at a great cafe in the center of the city, Dromedar, with yummy cookies, beautiful pink flowers (we pretend that spring is here and flowers are mandatory!) and amazing decor.
Seriously. Look at that light and that ceiling!
How did you celebrate the first of May? Or the spring?
ps. Last year I had a different celebration.
ps2. Where can I find that pendant?