Monday, 13 October 2014

EX Yu blog party "Pioniri maleni"

Dragi pioniri,

navalite. Nadam se da vi imate više vremena da redovno postujete. Potrudiću se da barem na brzinu pregledam vaše koještarije, ako već ne stižem redovno da postujem.

Puno vas pozdravljamo Mateo i ja


Saturday, 27 September 2014

DIY: zidni Mateotintični inicijali ///// DIY: wall art Mateotinthic initials

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Obzirom da je naš mali dosta kasnio, dao je svojoj majci dosta slobodnog vremena da razvija svoju kreativnost i priprema se za njegov dolazak. Obzirom da Mateo deli sobu sa svojim roditeljima, tj. dobio je samo jedan mali delić sobe, pored bračnog kreveta roditelja, majka je htela da taj njegov kutak osveži i učini ga autentičnim iliti Mateotintičnim.

Ovo je jedan od detalja. Od jeftinog rama kupljenog u kineskoj prodavnici...


Mama je osmislila ovo. Da se zna ko je ovde gazda!


Pored vidite i belu kutiju iz Ikee koja je mami bila dosadna, pa je i nju malo obložila.

A kako je mama sredila ovaj ram? Običnom temperom je obojila ram, pa je dobila taj pomalo rustičan look, bez potrebe za šmirglanjem. Na običnom papiru akrilnom bojom je iscrtala crne linije. Merila ih je lenjirom, naravno, da budu koliko-toliko jednake. Od ukrasnog papira je isekla slovo M i mali venčić od gore, a od ostataka "čipkastog" papira je ukrasila uglove ovog rama.

Da li vam se sviđa?


English version

Considering the fact that our little one was late, he gave his mother plenty of time to develop her creativity and to prepare herself for his arrival. Since Mateo is sharing his room with his parents, ie he got his small corner of the room, next to king size bed of the parents, his mother wanted to to refresh that corner and make it authentic. In other words - Mateonthic.

This is one of the details. From one cheap frame bought in the Chinese shop, she made this wall art.

Next to it you can see the white box from Ikea, which also was boring to my mother, so she recycled it too.

And how she recycled this picture frame? With basic white colour she coloured the frame. With black acrylic colour she draw the stripes. She measured them with the ruler of course, so that they could be more or less equal. She cut the letter M from gift paper, garland and corners of the frame.

Do you like it?

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Slatke muke (in Serbian)

U par slobodnih minuta između podoja, grčeva i mog eventualnog tuširanja (ako stignem!), par fotki koje oslikavaju naše iščekivanje malog princa koji je bio odlučio da kasni čitavih 11 dana! Želje, strahovi, razmišljanja. Kako se sve to brzo zaboravi, kada život tera dalje!


Friday, 29 August 2014

Savršena letnja delicija //// Perfect summer delicacy

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Šta se desi kada prikupite puno divnih recepata i želite sve odjednom da ih probate? Dobijete savršenu kombinaciju ukusa u jednom novom receptu!


Na blogu Porodične gastronomije videla sam recept za predivne kolačiće (cookies) sa mlečnom i belom čokoladom. Ko još ne voli ove kolačiće? Odlučih da ih napravim. Obično smanjim količinu šećera u odnosu na onu u receptu, i trudim se da stavljam žuti umesto belog šećera. Ne znam zašto, ali ovaj put sam stavila sve baš kao što je u receptu - i beli šećer, i u količini koja je napisana. Kolačiči su zarazni i preukusni, ali mi zaista nije bilo dobro od toliko šećera posle. Pogotovo jer čovek ne može pojesti samo jedan ovaj cookie.


A onda je tu i moja nova opsesija - domaći sladoledi. Opsesija je još uvek u fazi istraživanja, ali došao je momenat i isprobavanja prikupljenih recepata. Sestra mi već neko vreme priča o homemade sladoledima od voća koje pravi. Jedan takav sam pre neki dan videla i na blogu Na tanjiru

I tako mi je na pamet palo da ovakvim sladoledom i još nekim dodacima mogu barem malo ublažiti sav onaj šećer od cookies-a. Jednostavno sam izmrvila keksiće, preko stavila sladoled od mešanih banana i zamrznutih jagoda, a na vrh samlevene bademe i lešnike. Krajnji rezultat je savršeno osvežavajuć!


Hvala devojkama sa ova dva bloga na inspiraciji!

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What happens when you gather all kinds of wonderful recipes and you want to try them all at once? You get a perfect combination of taste in one new recipe!

On blog Porodične gastronomije I saw a recipe for wonderful cookies with milk and white chocolate. Who doesn`t like these cookies? I decided to give them a try. I usually put less sugar than in the recipe, and put brown sugar instead of the white, but I don`t know what happened this time - I put everything as in the recipe. The cookies are more than delicious and very contagious, but I was really not feeling well after that much sugar afterwards. Especially because you can`t eat only one of these cookies.

And then there`s my new obsession - homemade ice creams. This obsession is still in the phase of exploring, but there has come the moment of trying of these recipes. My sister has talking about some homemade ice creams of hers for a while now. One such I saw on the blog Na tanjiru a few days ago.

And saw I figured to combine these two recipes in order to make all that sugar from the cookies a little more eatable. I simply crumbled the cookies, cover them with ice cream made of bananas and frozen strawberries, and sprinkled it with crushed almonds and hazelnuts. The final result is surprisingly refreshing!

Thanks to girls from these blogs for the inspiration!

Monday, 25 August 2014

EX YU blog party "Pioniri maleni"

Dragi pioniri,

evo nas u avgustovskom izdanju. Nadam se da ste lepo odmorili i da je ovo prohladno leto donelo barem koji topao trenutak u vaše živote. Meni je celo leto bilo toplo oko srca, a tek će biti vatre za koji dan :)

Linkujte, čitajte, upoznajte se. Lepo druženje vam želim.

Aleksandra



Saturday, 23 August 2014

DIY: my wall galleries

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Ne volim bele zidove. Ako već mora da su beli, ne volim ih prazne. Minimalistika mi je inače hladna i bezdušna. I u svojoj devojačkoj sobi, a i sada u svom malom stanu, volim da spajam različite stilove prlikom uređenja prostora, i može se reći da mi je životni prostor pun detalja. Jer, u detaljima je poenta!

Jedna od omiljenih mesta za uređenje su mi oduvek bili zidovi. Od postera iz tinejdž doba, preko raznih pluta tabli, pa do kombinovanja različitih ramova za slike. Volim to poigravanje oblicima, bojama i veličinama, u jednom ograničenom prostoru. Prošli put sam spomenula kako ću vam prikazati malu zidnu galeriju koju sam ukrasila i DIY zidnim držačem za slike iz prošlog posta. O ovome sam vam pričala:


Ovakav izgled slučajno je nastao. Prvobitno su tu bile neke druge slike. U većini ovih ramova, sa drugačijim rasporedom. Sada je trebalo dodati sat i veliki braon, drveni ram, pa se čitava koncepcija promenila. Na zidu je bilo puno rupa od eksera, pa sam odlučila da prvo probam sama nešto da osmislim, pre nego što pozovem muža da gituje te rupe, i verovatno posle malo da prekreči. Postavila sam ramove u ovakvom rasporedu tako da sam prekrila sve rupe, ali razmak drvenog velikog rama nije bio jedan gore i dole. Takođe, moj DIY ram od ofingera je nekako štrčao. Onda sam se setila washi trake, i počela da je lepim. Mislim da je učinila svoje i dala neki lep touch, kao što to ona uvek čini.  


Preko puta ovog zida je jedan stari koji sam vam već predstavljala.


Na njemu je još jedan moj DIY zidni ram. Ispod njega muževljeva veridbena pesmica, a levo destinacije na kojima sam bila, na koje ću tek da idem. Za početak, barem u snovima.

Sve je naravno iz sobe pune ljubavi, rezervisane za odmor i lepe stvari. Spavaće sobe - uskoro dečijo-spavaće. Pa će vremenom verovatno i fotografije i koncept ovih galerija polako da se menjaju.

U dnevnoj sobi sam se takođe malo poigravala idejom zidne galerije.


Stan mi je inače u uglu zgrade, pa je svetlo problematično u toku celog dana. Nadam se da ste ipak uspeli da steknete neki utisak o nekim od zidova u mom stanu.

Šta vi radite sa vašim zidovima?

English version

I don`t like white walls. If they have to be white, I don`t like them empty. Minimalistic style is cold and soulless for me. In my girl room before, and now in my small apartment, I like merging different styles in decorating, and one could say that my life space is full of details. Because, in details lies the point!

One of favourite spaces for decorating for me have always been the walls. From different posters in my teenage time, through cork tables, up to combining of different picture frames. I like that playing with shapes, colours and sizes, in one limited space. Last time I mentioned that I`ll show you my wall gallery with that DIY picture hanger I presented..

This gallery turned out like this accidentally. Firstly, on that wall there were some other pictures. in most of these frames, in a different order. Now, I had to add the wall clock and that big wooden frame, so the whole concept was changed. There were lots of holes on the wall, from the previous order of picture frame, and I decided to figure something out, before I call my husband to lute them and probably paint over them again. I put the frames in this order so I managed to cover all the holes, but I had another problem now. Above and beyond that big wooden frame, there wasn`t the same space, and it looked just ugly and incomplete. Also, my DIY picture hanger was kind of sticking out. Then I remember washi tape, and I just started taping it. I think that it did the justice and added some kind of nice touch, like it always does.

Across this wall there`s the wall I have already presented to you. Another DIY wall picture frame of mine, below which there`s the engagement song of my husband, and on the left the destinations to which I have been, or still plan to visit. At least, in my dreams. All is of course from the room full of love, happiness and beautiful things. Our bedroom. Soon to be joint bedroom-children room. So probably, the concept and the photographs on the walls will change in time.

In our living room I also played a bit with the walls and wall galleries.

My apartment is in the corner of the building, so the light is problematic during the whole day. I hope that you managed to get the picture and some kind of impression of my wall galleries.

How do you play with your walls?

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

DIY: zidni ram za slike od metalnog ofingera ///// DIY: metal clothes hanger into picture hanger

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U toku mi je razmeštanje i premeštanje sobe (čitaj: uklanjanje ovo "malo" garderobe koje imam zarad novih komada nameštaja). Uskoro se tu useljava jedan mali anđeo koje će imati prioritet, te je sve podređeno njemu. Pa čak i moja garderoba, prikupljana godinama.

LM, po prvi put sam imala višak ofingera. Jedan metalni se nekako izdvojio i stalno se motao tu oko mojih nogu:


Obzirom da sam u tim trenucima pravila i novu zidnu galeriju (o tome više u nekom o narednih postova), palo mi je na pamet da ga mogu iskoristiti kao neku vrstu rama ili držača za slike. Presekla sam ga u donjem delu, i poigrala se njegovim raznim novim oblicima. Ovaj mi se nekako najviše uklapao u galeriju.


Zakačila sam dve "fotke" na njega i držala ga tako danima na zidu.


No, nešto mi je tu falilo. Obratila sam se svojoj staroj ljubavi - juta konopcu, i setila se da ofinger mogu njime obaviti. Taman će ići iz ovaj drveni ram sa leve strane. Oblepila sam ga lepljivom trakom i samo motala konopac oko njega. Kod Kineza sam kupila ove slatke drvene štipaljkice i samo zakačila željene "slike". Ovo je finalno rešenje. Meni se mnogo više sviđa!


English version

I`m in the middle of redecorating and rearranging of the room (read: taking out this "little" wardrobe I have because of some new pieces of furniture). One small angel is soon to be moved into this room with us, who will have the priority and everything will be subordinated to him. Even my wardrobe, which I have collected for years.

Anyway, for the first time I was in the situation to have some extra hangers. One metal hanger somehow dissociated from the others, and it was near my legs and eyes for a while.

Since at time i was also making new wall gallery (more about it in some of the following posts), it crossed my mind to use it as some kind of wall picture frame/hanger. I cut it in its lower part and played a bit with various shapes. This one fit the best with my wall gallery.

I hang two "photos" on it and I left it like that for a few days. However, something just didn`t feel right. I reached for my old love - jute rope and decided to do something with it it again. I glued the hanger with duck tape and just rolled the jute around it. I clipped the "photos" with these cute wooden clips which I bought in the Chinese store, and I got this final result. I like it more, and it goes better with that wooden picture frame next to it.