happy new year

This is what I did on our chalkboard kitchen wall after some web-inspiration (also known as “spending time scrolling pinterest”).


Ésto es lo que hice en nuestra pared pizarra de la cocina luego de un poco de inspiración-web (también conocido como “perder tiempo mirando pinterest”).

happy holidays everyone

I do like Martha Stewart and all the fancy, lovely ornaments that you can find everywhere during the christmas season.

The thing is that, since we moved from NY and for a few more months, we’re living in a small one bedroom apartment with some still unopened moving boxes around and… with a toddler.

But I still wanted to make something for the most wonderful time of the year at home.

So, let’s get started telling you what I did.

First of all, the tree. We bought a little tree at our local Trader Joe’s and we hope to have him with us for some more christmases. We named him Pinono and Marco says goodbye to him and to Ludmila -our orchid- every night before going to bed.

Since I also was on a budget, I took advantage of the dollar spot at Target and got some ornaments there.

As you may see in the pictures, this is how a christmas look at my place. In between the mess, the moving boxes, the guitar, the printer… But it’s real, it’s christmas and I love it 🙂

Happy holidays everyone!

christmas ornament

I bought a lovely seasonal bunch of flowers at Trader Joe’s but since there was too much green on it, I took some pine leaves out.

Instead of throwing them to the compost bin, I decided to create something for our front door.

I looked into to my “crafts box” (still labeled from the moving) and got some green ribbon and glitter fonts that I used for the pregnancy & Marco’s 1st year journal.

Finally, I did this lovely ornament.


Hoy compré unas flores de estación en Trader Joe’s pero como tenía demasiado verde, le saqué unas hojas de pino que traía.

En vez de tirarlas al tacho de abono, decidĂ­ crear algo para la puerta de entrada a nuestro departamento.

Busqué en mi caja de “manualidades” (todavía está etiquetada de la mudanza) y usé una cinta verde y unas letras brillantes que usé para el diario del embarazo y del primer año de Marco.

Finalmente, hice este lindo arreglo.