It was a while since the last time I created anything. I blame the winter blues for that, I prefer daylight for scrapbooking and the past two months didn't provide much of that. Waiting for better weather (more sunlight!) here's a page I finished this morning. I'll continue it on the other page next to it, but for now I'm sharing this part. I hope you like it!
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
On a recent trip to Ikea I discovered the wonders of the Variera Box. At the beginning I was really skeptical about it (I don't really like boxes with no cover because I feel like dust gets inside easily), but because it looked functional and pretty (it has the simple kind of prettiness to it) I decided to give it a try and bring one home with me. After using it to store oil/salt and vinegar bottles in one of the kitchen cabinets, I decided that I needed more of them, so I took another trip to Ikea and ended up going back home with two more of them (one for baking products, the other for spices).
I love how easy it is to fit them in the kitchen cabinets and just pull them out when you need something, without dealing with all the products scatered around. That made me think about all the uses that the Variera box might have outside the kitchen, and how practical it could be to store different stuff all over the apartment. That's when I decided to come up with this post, which I have to clarify that is not sponsored or anything like that, just based on my personal experience (and let's face it, for my love for this product). By the way, did I mention that the come in assorted glossy colors for the inside?
10 PRACTICAL USES FOR THE IKEA VARIERA BOX
1. To store bathroom products, like they show at The Budget Decorator.
|(Photo by The Budget Decorator)|
2. To store crayons, or other coloring pencils
3. As a mail station organizer (using more than one to sort the mail immediately just when you receive it).
4. To organize your pantry, like Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! did
|(Photo by Hi Sugarplum!)|
5. To keep in the same place all the loose small pieces of scrapbooking paper that you had left from your craft projects.
6. In the storage room, to keep bulbs, batteries, wires, and all kind of stuff separated.
7. To keep tupperware lids all at the same place
9. On the counter of your kitchen, to place pots of aromatic plants without having to worry about making a mess when you water them.
10. To keep your cleaning products classified, so you can carry the right ones depending on what you're going to clean.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
The deepest of Winter is here and I'm not going to lie: I'm looking forward to Spring, to warmer days and colorful landscapes. But there's no reason to get the Winter Blues: the soft colors of Winter can also be very soothening, don't you think?
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Thursday, January 8, 2015
I never really liked January. Is one of those grey months with not enough sunlight and too many viruses going around. For me it also means exams, and never ending foggy days, which we get a lot in here. Cute socks and cozy blankets are mandatory to survive the deepest side of winter. And plants? Only inside.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
First treasury of the year! And of course I had to include my favorite tones: pastels! I hope you all had a good start of 2015, and that you're enjoying the weekend, however you're spending it.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Something I love about Christmas time is being able to use items (any kind of items) that are designed only for Christmas. Yes, sometimes it can be expensive if we consider that is stuff that we only use for a month in the whole year, but at the same time this is what makes them special, isn't it?
One of these items are mugs. This is the perfect time of the year to treat ourselves with a mug of warm tea or hot cocoa, and a pretty Christmas mug, all festive and cheerful, will only add to the great feeling of it. Don't you think?
For visual enjoyment, here are five mugs I've spotted online, and that I really love!
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
I just realized it's been more than a couple of months since my last entry on this blog. The truth is that for a while I've been making myself a lot of questions about where La Caseta de Paper is going, wondering what I want to do with it, what I want to change, and also trying to gather enough motivation to keep this place active. There has been days in which I've wondered if I should just put it on hiatus, other days I even pondering deleting it, but looking at it with perspective now I'm glad I didn't. I like this little space I have on the Internet, I met people in here, and I would truly miss it if I just decided to give up and close it.
I think we all bloggers have gone through a similar phase, and we all have gone through some phases in which all inspiration and motivation seem to have vanished, so I know you know what I'm talking about. I don't want to put pressure on myself and tell me I'll update daily because the less thing I want right now is to commit into something that I still don't know if I can do. But what's for sure is that I'm trying to recover the illusion that back then made me start this blog, and reconvert it into something I like, a place where I can feel comfortable in.
Something I always missed in my blog was more text, more communication. I love to keep things graphic but I think that some interaction with my readers doesn't really imply something negative (you don't have to get too personal to communicate things, after all). So that's what I'll try to do from now on: communicate. After all that's the main reason that pushes us to have a blog, isn't it?
To catch up with what Autumn was, I'm posting a couple of pics of the Fall smashbook/journal pages I made. And hopefully this will lead to more post!