Just thought I’d post a picture from my Instagram account (renatebas) of my new tights. It’s so hard to find pretty clothes that doesn’t make me look like an elephant these days, but tights usually works… Got these from Urban Outfitters. Anyways, I just ordered some mini prints from Prinstagram and can’t wait to get them in the mail! Instagram is such a fun and easy way of documenting your life! What is your instagram account and who is your favorite instagrammer?
Every spare minute is spent planning our kitchen nowadays. I even dream about kitchens! I’ve been drawing one with the IKEA home planner to get an idea on how it’s going to look like. There are a lot of things that has to get in place before we can get a kitchen though. Lots of old pipes, a carrying wall we’re not sure how to remove and stuff like that. Anyways, a girl can still dream, and here’s some of what I would have if I could…
You can see more HERE
Christmas time is right around the corner and I thought it was about time to start working on a gingerbread house for when Scott and I have children ourself one day. At least that’s the excuse I use to act like a ten year old : ). I have some good memories from when I was a child and helped my parents build one. It’s such a fun tradition! So I worked on our little house over the weekend and I’m pretty happy with the way it came out and decided to share with you guys (If you’re still here?)…
First thing you need to do is of course make the dough. Make sure you do that first, as it has to stay in the fridge over night.
This is the recipe i used:
Photo creds (tbsp=spiseskje, tsp=teskje, baking soda=natron, ginger=ingefær, powdered sugar=melis)
Next step is finding the house you want to make!
This was my inspiration. I found it at SofiaBystrom a while ago, and I love the simple, old and romantic look (And it’s YELLOW!!)!
So I drew the house and measured how big all the walls and the roof had to be and then made the pieces with cardboard. I had to build it in paper first, to see if it was measured right (I obviously don’t trust my architecture skills).
Well, it worked! (from renatebas on instagram)
Next day I put the paper pieces on the dough that was rolled out. Make sure you roll the dough very thin. It’s good to put the dough in between two wax papers, cause it tends to stick a lot. After you’ve cut out the pieces, you can put the same paper right in the stove, to prevent the pieces to change shape or size.
Keep in the stove for about ten minutes on 175c’. Let cool and then glue together with the icing.
Here’s my little christmas house:
Only your imagination can keep you from using whatever you want to decorate it!
Another little tip, is to buy one of those tiny little battery run christmas lights (can get them in Norway at Europris for 29kr) and put inside the house, to make extra cozy.
If I inspired even just one person, that one person made my day! Good luck!
I’ve always been very back and forth on what kind of style I like when it comes to fashion and interior. The last couple years however I’ve become more aware of what I like and I think I can call it Rustic Romantic. It’s kind of a mix of old, shabby, brown, white, “old” colors, doilies, vintage, flowers ahh and so on… I just know, whenever I type in those two words in for example Pinterest, I find soooo much pretty!! I just can’t wait to start decorating a whole house! Let this summer go fast! (I never thought I’d say that ) Here comes some inspirational photos I found after typing “rustic romantic”.
You find all the links if you go to: pinterest.com/renates/
I grew up in an old house where the wind blows through the walls and the window cracks. Where some of the walls are about 150 years old. Where every step you take, you can hear in every room because of the screeching floors. A house where an unknown number of ancestors have lived in, on the land where an ancient golden ring was found a few years back. A house full of memories. Happy memories, childhood memories. I lived my whole life in an old house, I can’t just move into a new one just like that. We almost just bought a cute old house. It didn’t work out. We’re still looking. Meanwhile here are some photos that might make you see life around old environments the way I do. Photos by: ThreeNailsPhotography
Just got an idea the other day to make an album out of just Instagram pictures, and guess what? Someone else of course had the same idea way long ago and have some awesome products you can make out of your own pictures. It’s way to easy these days to snap a shot and just leave it on your laptop or phone and never see it again. You can’t let that happen! Check out Printstagram for these awesome products:You can get mini albums, prints, posters, stickers and even get your Instagrams on a shirt. What I wanna do is to get mini prints and make an album looking something like this: biografitti.com
Would you like an Instagram album? Do you use Instagram?
I came across this blog last night and I just had to show you.
Sofia Bystrøm is a Sweedish girl who blogs about little every day moments, pretty people and pretty things. The blog has kind of a sweet vintage look with a simple design, but with so many interesting details in the pictures. She is an amazing photographer too, so good at capturing soft light and she has her own style. Take a look you too! I love it, because it stands out from the rest of the fish in the blog ocean. Here comes some of my favorites:
I can sit for hours and hours and look for good photography blogs and I get so happy when I finally find one! Here are some that I think deserves a little extra attention:
Angelina Belle Bergenwall is a seventeen(!) year old girl from Sweeden. Her photography is really professional and I love everything about her photos, the light, the colors, the composition, the contrasts, you name it!
Hanna Lauridsen is only fifteen years old and has already created her own amazing and personal style. She’s really good with the focus in her pictures, colors and creative ideas
Johanne is an eighteen year old Norwegian girl that writes in nynorsk! I love nynorsk as long as I don’t have to write it myself. Her blog is different, original and makes you want your life to look like hers!
MARIA VINTERBLOMSTMaria is a young Norwegian girl who’s really good at capturing different moods in her photos. It’s easy to see how her day really was by all the details she shares.
Synne Øye Myrvold is an eighteen year old girl from Norway. I’ve been following her for a while, and it’s been so much fun to see her develop the whole time! She has a lot of good ideas for photo shoots and is good with focus, light and moods in her photos.
I never thought I’d actually love pink hair… Just had to reblog these pics, they’re amazing! You can find the rest of them here.