Last minute X-mas diy! (earth-friendly)

Today's post is about X-mas, diy and fun! It's also about you who live hectic lives- like most people do nowdays and you find yourselves with X-mas around the corner and not a single idea for quick and easy festive decorations. You see, anxiety hits all year long and I believe these days it should take a break! Christmas is all about fun and easy time! We should celebrate with our family and not worry over anything, but because as always it's easier said than done, I hope that my last minute diy will cheer you up and get you back on track;on that of Joyride! So, let's say that until now you didn't have the time or energy to do something festive! Plus, you are one of those fellas who can't stand those cookie-cutter decorations while you strive to be original and also keep up with the earth-friendly spirit. Look no further! Here is the simplest diy ever that will change your moods and give you the right attitude. Ok! enough talking, let us be happy alltogethernow!
You gonna need some driftwood, a crystal beads garland, a golden beads garland and a tall glass vase. Maybe the most difficult to track down is the tall vase but that's nothing fancier than a super market vase that I got with my long-dead orchid. You see, I only use leftover and what's handy around the house. The rest of the stuff, I acquired over time and all are decorations from my past. The driftwood came from a forgotten walk at the beach when it was warm and sunny! The images talk for themselves! You just rest the golden garland at the bottom of the vase add the driftwood and decorate with the crystal beads. Instant makeover, instant Christmas spirit! Enjoy!



Find & Refined { bohemian gifts }

My first round-up for gifts is dedicated to Boho chic. Bohemian lovers and admirers take a note! Those items above will make someone very happy!
1. stool / 2. set of prints / 3. wall hook / 4. sofa  / 5. pillow / 6. herb pot / 7. rug / 8. birdcage


Fog days!

Those images above depict the sights of our garden and home on a really foggy day! It was this first actual winter weekend it happened. I got up early in the day only to find out that we were under a veil of fog. When you live in a sunny climate, fog sounds magical and enchanting not to mention rare even for winter. Imagine my surprize to wake up in a world like this. I was totally astounded. I rushed for my camera and I couldn't stop until the fog cleared several hours later! My usual reality seemed disguised, transformed into another more mysterious and enticing...



Cheap & Chic! {perfume bar}

As the holiday season approaches we all want to spend for family and friends. It's the festive spirit that lifts up in the air and the feeling of sharing and joy! Before we know it though, we exceed our budget and sometimes can't afford gifts for all the people in our list. My rule, to avoid that, is to act early on and spot those places where I can enjoy a spending spree and still have money in my pockets. A good example is my purchase above. I first went on a smell quest and tried several different fragrances. I decided on Bulgari for its underlined elegance and fruity flavors and made sure to find the best offer available. My purchase of the specific fragrance included two more treats, a body lotion and a beautiful pouch but also came with a good 25% discount. So content after all and I didn't break the bank!



Keep your mouth full! {hazelnut chocolate spread & banana sandwitch }

I don't like sweet. A fact. Sometimes though, I crave chocolate really hard. Usually what I have around is hazelnut chocolate spread. A childhood memory I can't depart with... Now that I'm all grown-up I embellish that flavor. An open sandwitch with my favorite spread, topped with banana! Delicious and simple!