Some people have been asking for before and after pictures of my renovation, so here they are. I’m not going to apologise for the mess!
You can’t tell on the pictures of the kitchen, but just like in the other room, the door frames and stuff are all grey, I did that for the entire apartment.
Still to do; put new wallpaper up in the entrance hallway. That’s really not my first priority at the moment though so it’ll have to wait, at least until the cuts on my hands have healed a bit.
Needless to say, I am extremely happy with the way it turned out, it really feels like my own place now :)
I’ve noticed that most of my visitors who find my blog on Google, do so by searching for almond bread. I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but in Sweden almond flour is pretty expensive, especially if you use it daily. Today I tried to make it myself, and it turned out perfect!
Step 1. Boil water.
Step 2. Put the almonds in the water and let them sit for about a minute, not longer.
Step 3. Peel. They should be very easy to peel, usually the almonds pop out if you pinch the ends.
Step 4. Grind. For this you will need an almond grinder, I got mine from a friend but they’re easy to find at vintage shops or flee markets, and they’re very cheap.
That’s it! I’ve read that almond flour needs to be kept refrigerated, not sure if that’s true but I keep it there anyway.
(You can grind the almonds without peeling them first, but the flour will have a different colour and be a bit more bitter. Depending on what you’re planning to use it for, this might work fine for you.)
I spent the evening making this;
If you’re not familiar with it, it’s the TARDIS from Doctor Who. I made this one into a necklace, I really just wanted to try and see if I could make one, I’ll make more of them to perfect it. Anyway I’m kinda happy and proud of it so that’s why I’m showing it off. I used to make my own jewellery all the time a few years ago, but somewhere along the way I lost my creativity. Over the past months that part of me has woken up again, thus I’ve found myself both writing and creating in general. Great!
We all know that Mother Nature knows best an that chemicals aren’t great for us. Despite this, we always consult chemistry when it comes to taking care of our bodies. That’s why I decided to try a few different natural treatments for hair and skin, to see if I strike gold along the way. Luckily I did so on the first try. I followed these instructions by bubzbeauty on how to male a great face scrub. All you need is apple cider vinegar, green tea, sugar and honey.
First put 5 teaspoons of sugar in a small bowl or cup. Add 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 2 teaspoons of cold green tea. Mix it together. Then add another 2 teaspoons of sugar, and mix again. By now it should have a rather sticky and sugare texture. Add 1 teaspoon of honey (mainly to make it smell better) and stir. (The only reason to why I changed the order was because I figured I’d get less spoons dirty this way).
You’re now done. You can use a small sponge or a cotton pad to apply the scrub onto your face. Spread it gently sith the tips of your fingers. Make sure to scrub your face with it, just be careful or the sugar crystals will rub your skin off.
After you’ve spent a few minutes rubbing it in, leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
What I noticed with this is that you don’t have to wait weeks to see a result, but you actually feel right away that your skin is clearer. I’m pretty impatient so that’s perfect for me.
I really suggest you try this, and if you have any tips on facial treatments I can try, please post a link to it. I really like trying new stuff out :)