Today I’m sharing some inspiration for Christmas decoration with the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love products over in the Scrapbook Werkstatt Advent Calendar. Everyday the SBW Design Team girls have a new tutorial, layout, card, or other project for you to keep you inspired this holiday season!! 🙂
Head over here to see some more photos of my Marquee lights (that I couldn’t stop taking photos of 😀 )
In an effort to share more about me and my life here on the blog and to give it a more personal touch (that I feel has been missing the past few months), the Blog-tember Challenge seemed like the perfect fit to get a start on this! Of course once the challenge is over, I won’t stop writing more personal posts. Just see this as the first try of getting some background info about me on here. 🙂
Today’s prompt in the Blog-tember Challenge asked how I would describe my style or what trends I like/follow/avoid/… I know this blog is mostly about scrapbooking but I think most of my readers already have a good idea of what my scrapbooking style looks like and what trends I like/dislike, so I thought today was a good chance of showing you what my style looks like in the fashion and interior design department.
Although I would consider myself fashion-conscious, I wouldn’t say that I actively follow any trends. For the first time in my life, I would say that I have found my style and feel confident with it. Of course it still evolves and changes a bit from time to time, but the overall feel of it stays mostly the same. As I said, I don’t really follow trends. Sometimes the current trends overlap with my style and taste, which is great because then I have a bigger variety to choose from.
It’s funny to think that about 2 years ago I didn’t own a lot of black pieces of clothing (maybe 5 in total) and now about half of my wardrobe and shoe cabinet is filled with black pieces. When you have a look at my closet, you will mostly find black, gray and white and only a bit of colour (more in summer than in autumn/winter).
+ simple pieces without frills and too girly details
+ black, gray, white
+ gray and black denim
+ beautiful minimal jewelry (mostly in gold/rose gold)
+ red lipstick
+ oversized dresses and shirts (in summer)
+ a mix of casual, elegant and comfortable
+ Birkenstocks (yes. I do. and no, I don’t only wear them to be “cooler” or “hipster”, they are just damn comfortable and I like the way they look paired with some great jeans and a shirt)
I don’t like:
– girly pieces/colours
– acid wash, velvet, frills, crop tops (I think only a few people do look good in them)
– too many accessories
– floral prints (or very rarely. there are only a few that I like on me, but a lot that I like on others)
– cheap-looking pieces (like Primark)
Don’t get me wrong, I also buy clothing that is mass-produced in a different country. However, even between the more reasonably priced brands there are differences. And I decided for myself that I’d much rather spend more money on a piece that I really like and that is good quality (and which I can therefore wear for much longer) than buying a new piece every one or two months because it’s a) cheap enough and b) more “fashionable” at the moment but c) also really bad quality and doesn’t last longer than one season.
My taste in interior design has changed so much in the past few years, somewhat similar to my fashion style. Right now I’m loving a good mix of scandinavian minimalism with some “warm” and earthy elements, like wood, gold, different fibers and textures (love tapestries!), planthangers etc.
+ lots of white
+ uncluttered spaces
+ plants, especially succulents, cacti and air plants (these three are about the only plants I manage to keep alive for a while)
+ metallic accents
+ geometric elements
+ wall decoration (like typography posters, tapestries, photos..)
+ our black wall in the new workspace
I don’t like:
– cluttered, busy spaces
– too much colour
– shabby chique
Here you can find more inspiration and ideas for bright, well-designed spaces.
And if you want more inspiration for interior design, fashion, accessories, scrapbooking etc., come follow me on Pinterest 🙂
Phew, this prompt was actually a lot of fun! I love making moodboards and collages and I think there will be a lot more to come on this blog in the future! What about you, do you like making moodboards as well? Are you active on Pinterest? Leave me a link to your profile in the comments! 🙂
When I wrote my last post here on Saturday, I hadn’t even begun with making this years advent calendar for the Mister. As I said, I decided quite last minute that I wouldn’t use the one I made for him last year again, so I had to do something new that wasn’t too time consuming (I still even had to get the “filling” for every day…) but still pretty and something special for him.
I haven’t reinvented the wheel, there have been tons of advent calendars like this one before, but I still put a new spin on it and made it more “me”. I mean gold, copper, silver – metallics and white? I think noone will be surprised of that colour scheme 😉
So here are the materials I used for the calendar (not pictured is the wire hanger I used to hang the cute little packages):
Als ich meinen letzten Post am Samstag geschrieben habe, hatte ich noch nicht mal mit dem Adventskalender angefangen. Da ich mich wie gesagt kurzfristig dagegen entschieden hatte den selbst gebastelten aus dem letzten Jahr nochmal zu verwenden, musste eine neue Idee her, die nicht zu zeitaufwendig ist aber trotzdem hübsch aussieht und etwas besonderes ist. Ich hab hier nicht das Rad neu erfunden, es gibt schon Dutzende solcher Adventskalender, aber nun habe ich meine eigene Version davon gemacht, die eben mehr “ich” ist. Ich meine, gold, kupfer silber und weiß – das überrascht hier wahrscheinlich keinen mehr 😀 Hier sind also die Materialien, die ich für den Kalender verwendet habe (nicht auf dem Bild ist der Kleiderbügel, den ich noch von der Reinigung hatte):
All of the gift wraps and the number paperclips are from IKEA, the washi tape is from a German store called “Depot”, the alpha stickers are American Crafts, Doodlebug and Kesi Art and the beautiful baker’s twine is from Garn & Mehr. The copper/white and black/white twines are my all time favourites!!
Alle Geschenkpapiere sind von IKEA, genau wie die Zahlen-Büroklammern. Das Washi ist von Depot, die Alphabetsticker von American Crafts, Kesi Art und Doodlebug und schließlich noch das hübsche Bäckergarn von Garn & Mehr. Das kupfer/weiße und schwarz/weiße sind meine absoluten Favoriten (auch keine Überraschung :D)!
And this is the finished advent calendar.
(Excuse the grainy photos, but the sun doesn’t come out very often at the moment and the calendar is on the wall with the least natural lighting… Let’s just pretend I did it on purpose to reflect the dim lit coziness inside with covered skies and snow outside, right? 😉 )
Und das ist der fertige Kalender. (Sorry für diese etwas krisseligen Fotos, aber von Sonne bzw. Tageslicht kann momentan ja absolut nicht die Rede sein und noch dazu hängt der Kalender genau an der Wand mit dem wenigsten Lichteinfall, optimal also! ..Tun wir einfach so, als wäre es Absicht von mir, um die spärlich beleuchtete, kuschlige Winteratmosphäre darzustellen 😉 )
And some more detail shots because, honestly, I like it quite much 😉 Eventhough when I was making it Saturday night I was one step from ripping it all apart and making everything new because it didn’t seem to turn out the way I had imagined it. But once I had it all put up, I was quite satisfied. 🙂
Und noch ein paar Detailfotos. Denn, um ehrlich zu sein, mag ich ihn schon ganz gerne 😉 Auch wenn ich am Samstag Abend, als ich gerade noch am Basteln war, am liebsten alles wieder aufgerissen und von vorne angefangen hätte, da es irgendwie nicht zu werden schien wie ich mir das vorgestellt hatte. Doch als ich dann einmal alles aufgehängt hatte, war ich doch ganz zufrieden 😉
Did you also DIY an advent calendar this year or did you go for a store bought one? If you made one yourself and posted sth. about it, be sure to leave a link in the comments, I would love to see it! 🙂
Habt ihr auch einen Adventskalender selbst gebastelt oder euch für einen gekauften entschieden? Falls ihr einen selbst gemacht habt und irgendwo ein Bild gepostet habt, hinterlasst mir doch in den Kommentaren einen Link dazu, ich würd es mir gerne anschauen! 🙂