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DIY: 5 Luxury Decor Ideas I

Hello guys, This week is getting the best of me. Lots of personal tasks, study and also work to improve my small business plan. I finally succeed in adding Christmas + Modern Decor sections. And tomorrow I will photoshoot the new products for the vintage section which is going to be a big jump for the shop, adding my own selection of vintage items for sale. I got new order for whole sale of Animal print burlap pillows that I made and sold last, so I will be working on that too besides the Christmas fair. 

Apart from the shop news here I collected for you these gorgeous decor ideas that turn our home to what you see in Pinterest boards. Enjoy it and keep coming for more ;-) 

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Salad Recipes: 5 Delicious Alternative Salads

Hello recipes collectors! I have a collection of recipes for a delicious new way of making Salads. when we cook a nice main dish we often get stuck with the same traditional side dishes, potato, rice  or just a regular salad with tomato and cucumber extra... But with these new mix everything salads you can ditch the side dish and use a large bowl of these mixed flavors. Enjoy trying these recipes over the weekend. 

1. Roasted Carrot and Red Quinoa Salad Recipe here.

2. Delicata Squash Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Pomegranate Seeds Recipe here.

3. Wild Rice, Farro, and Tangerine Salad Recipe here.

4. Roasted Carrot Salad with Arugula, Goat Cheese, and Crispy Garlic Chips Recipe here.

5. Ginger Pear and Parsnip Salad Recipe here.

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Smart Houskeeping Fall Tricks :

Hello buddies! I hope you all having a wonderful Sunday. I am glad we are still having sunny fall days over here which keeps me energized and in good mood ticking off my weekend to do lists.  So here I brought you these cool  housekeeping tricks which will help keep the fresh sense of the fall in your homes and make them cozy smelling goooooood. Try this if you want to inject some cozyness and freshness into the your home and your senses. Bring your note book or start pinning to your boards. I personally try often the rosemary and lemon trick I have shared with you few months ago. And it really worked like magic! 

Autumn Simmer Pot (First Image): Fill a pot half full with water, bring to a boil, add 2 cups dried rosemary, 2 cups of dried lavender, 1 cup of dried eucalyptus leaves, 1/2 cup of dried peppermint, 1/2 cup of  dried bay leaves. Turn heat down and simmer all day, adding water when needed. Read More

The Perfect Fall Potpourri: - the peel of one orange - one cut up apple - 2 large cinnamon sticks - 1 tablespoon of cloves - 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract - 1 tablespoon of almond extract - 1.5 cups of water plus plenty more for refill . Place all ingredients in a cooking pot and simmer throughout the day while adding a bit of water from time to time. Also, you can reuse this mix for three days and store it in the fridge overnight. Read More

Natural room scents: Combine ingredients in a jar. Add water. Pour in a pot and simmer over a stovetop (or slow cooker, fondue pot, etc. Anything that keeps it warm! Just remember: more heat equals more fragrance). Top with more warm water as it evaporates. You can keep the ingredients in jars in the refrigerator and reuse for 2-3 days.

1 sliced lemon 
a few sprigs of fresh rosemary
1 tsp. vanilla

1 sliced orange 
a small handful of cloves
a few cinnamon sticks

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DIY: Christmas Food Gifts Series 5

Hello readers! for those who are following up on the series of my : Alternative gifts, DIY gifts and food gifts you never thought of...Well here I collected more gift ideas that can be given on holidays, get well, birthday , housewarming ect.. 

Food gifts are sure to be loved and no doubts about it! Bring your note book and pen to write down the recipe or pin to pinterest boards :-) 

1 Red Velvet Cupcake in a Jar
Enjoy both making and decorating this beautiful food gift .Get the full instructions here.

2 Box of Hot Chocolate Truffles
Learn step by step how to make this yummy chocolate balls. Get the recipes here.

3 Homemade Dog Treats
With ingredients like peanut butter, bacon, and carob, these dog biscuit recipes are sure to have tails wagging.Get the recipe here.

Homemade Dark Chocolate Nutella Baking Chips

Package ‘em up by themselves and decorate them in a lovey glass jar. Get the recipehere and learn how to make your own Nutella in the process.

5 Homemade Dark Chocolate Nutella Baking Chips
This should be fun making with children, if your kids want to make a gift, inspire them with this one! Read here


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DIY Pasta Dough: Basic Homemade Fresh Pasta

Hello again,I am glad the pumpkin recipes were popular as the most viewed on the blog this week. So now I am back with another DIY recipe that you can save to try as a weekend home project. I myself will prepare about 3 jars of fresh pasta this weekend as well as some italian sauces to freeze for the daily week use when busy. I hope you enjoy it! 


(2 1/2 cups) plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
Plain flour, extra, to dust

Step 1
Sift the flour and salt together onto a clean work surface. Use your hands to shape the flour into a circular mound. Make a well in the centre. Place the eggs in the well and use a fork to lightly whisk. Use your fingertips to gradually blend a little flour into the egg mixture. Working with your fingertips, continue to gradually draw the flour into the centre (being careful the egg mixture does not run out of the well) until the mixture forms a dough. To check if the dough is the right consistency, press a clean, dry finger into the centre of the dough. If it comes out clean without being sticky, it is the right consistency. If not, knead in a little more flour and test again.

Step 2
Lightly flour the surface if necessary. Firmly knead the dough by using the heel of your hand to firmly push down into it and then away from you. Lift the dough with your fingertips and fold it back on itself towards you. Turn the dough a half turn and repeat. Continue and repeat. Continue kneading the dough for 6-7 minutes or until smooth and elastic. Kneading is an important part of the pasta-making process as it develops the gluten in the flour, giving the pasta a firm, tender texture.Divide the dough into 4 equal portions and wrap each portion in plastic wrap or cover with a clean, damp tea towel. This will prevent the dough from drying out. Set aside for 10 minutes to rest. This helps make the pasta more pliable and easier to roll out.

Step 3
Attach a pasta machine to the side of a workbench and adjust the machine's rollers to the widest setting. Spread about 4 clean, dry tea towels over the work surface close to the pasta machine. Unwrap a portion of dough and use the palm of your hands to flatten it into a rectangle. Dust the rollers with flour and roll the dough portion through. Dust again with flour and repeat on the same setting. Fold in the shorter sides of the dough to meet in the centre to form a smaller rectangle and feed through the machine again. Repeat this process 5-6 times or until smooth.

Step 4
Reduce the width between the rollers by 1 and roll the dough through as before. Repeat the process, reducing the setting each time until the dough is 1-1.5mm thick. The settings on all pasta machines vary. The last setting on some machines may roll the dough too thin, resulting in it sticking to the rollers and tearing. So be careful to only reduce the setting and roll the dough until it reaches the desired thickness.

Step 5
Spread the pasta sheet over the clean tea towels. When laying out the pasta sheets, they must not touch or overlap each other as the moist pasta will stick together. Repeat steps 3-4 with the remaining portions of dough. Set the pasta sheets aside for 10-15 minutes (depending on the temperature in your kitchen) or until dry enough not to stick together but pliable enough not to crack. Trim the edges of the pasta. Cut into 14 x 25cm pieces to make lasagne sheets or see step 6 to make fettuccine.

Step 6
To cut the pasta into fettuccine by hand, loosely roll up a pasta sheet starting from the shortest end. Trim the ends and discard. Use a sharp knife to cut the pasta crossways at 5mm intervals. Unravel the pasta. To cut pasta into fettuccine using the pasta machine, you will need a fettuccine cutting attachment. Fit the machine with the attachment and feed the pasta sheets, one at a time, through the fettuccine attachment. Cook immediately or store individual portions as loose nests.

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Best Food Gifts Series 4

Hello lovelies!! first I would like to thank the number of new followers who joined me recently on Pinterest and g+ and also my loyal readers who send their feedback about my blog posts. As I promised before, I am still publishing the weekly "food gifts series" post from my " pinning "collection while surfing the net. These are my picks for the week.. here we go!

Chai Tea Mix
To make this gift, be sure to include a mesh tea ball! Make the mix with this ingredient list. You can reuse many of the ingredients for mulled wine. And you can also get creative with it your own way.

Set of Homemade Seasoning

Try this recipe for a spicy dry rub. Reuse some of the same ingredients to make taco seasoning. This ranch seasoning recipe is undoubtedly more garden-y fresh than the store-bought kind.

Homemade Vanilla Extract

“Simply slit two vanilla beans down the middle, drop them into 375ml of vodka (I used the red Smirnoff) and within a few weeks you will have infused pure vanilla extract that someone can use in all sorts of recipes.” From 100 Days of Real Food.

Sugar Sets

Never thought of sugar as a gift? well, get the easy recipes here.

Share it if you love it ;-) 

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