Collecting inspiration

First of all put this song on! I’ve been listening to it for about couplse of hour already, it’s so cute! Jayesslee – Gangnam Style

So today I wanted to share with you a place to keep my ideas besides pinterest. As much as I like keeping ideas and pictures and stuff in my computer there is still a part of me that likes to be able to hold and watch things for real instead of being so virtual all the time. I think there’s something to do with me growing up before the time everything turned to be only about phones and computers and other devices.

So here it is my oldschool kind of notebook. And this is how it usually goes down..

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Here is an example of one of the page from the notebook, just cut outs from magazine and little hints on the sides.

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That’s how it looks when I’m on the roll 🙂

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My cute notebook – pretty and bright.

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Just some supplies including an old Ikea catalogue.

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Let the sunshine in

So lately I’ve been dreaming big and looking for houses and flats available in our town. Not for buying, cuz most of them are way out of our prize range. But dreaming is one of my favourite things to do :). And who wouldn’t like to look at pretty pictures or things..
So this time I concentrated on natural light. I would love love love to have a place with huge windows and alot of sunlight. So here are some of my finds.

 

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Pictures from www.kv.ee

Baby steps towards the goal

So here’s the first post about how we try to spend less, to finally live the dream we have. I know there’s alot of tips out there and many ways to save, but the truth is you can’t start doing all the 100 great ideas at once. Well, at least I can’t. This will just get me depressed when I fail at one point and make me stop the whole run. So that being said, we well be taking baby steps. Easy and doable ways getting us closer to our dream home.

1. Free public transportation.
Starting from this year people living in Tallinn are able to use public trasport for free. This works awesome for us since we don’t have a car ( unbelievable and almost impossible – i know! ).
To get to ride for free you have to be registrated in this city. Funny part was that D who is a forigner, was written in Tallinn, but I was written into my hometown. I’ve been living in Tallinn for couple of years but never had the urge to registrate myself here. Now it was the only way to go. It took me about two pages to fill and a minute or two too drop it off to city council.

2. Stop eating out!
We are the kind of couple who on our days off together (never a full weekend or smth by the way) go to eat in a new restaurant or after a movie feel so hungry that can’t wait until we get home and be able to make something but rather hop in somewhere closer and grab a bite. We don’t usually go out for parties and stuff much so this is where our spending happens the most!
It often happens that a simple meal go’s on to some drinks and maybe end up with a dessert that you didn’t really need. Not to mention that nearby places usually have quite crispy prices.

3. Planning the meals.
This is one of the things I keep saying I’ll start doing but never really get to it, actually I did once and it was amazing and I should do it all the time – seriously, I know what I’m talking about. It takes a little bit of effort to figure the menu for a week (or when you are awesome maybe even a month or so) but it goes a long way. Make a list based on your menu and you are good to go. It takes so much pressure off, cuz you’ll know what you will be cooking you’ll know that you have all the stuff you need to make it and you won’t waste food. I realized the other day we throw out lot’s of food – that’s no good!

4. Making customer cards / bonus cards / members card etc.
Where we live coupons pretty much don’t exist, but to get discounts and offers it’s good to be a member at different shops and places. Some let you earn bonuses and use them later on, some give you discount straight away, some have special offers for you. As for now I still have two cards to make. Usually you just need to fill a form and maybe pay 1 or 2 euros for it, often it is for free.

5. Selling stuff you don’t use/need anymore
Great way to make a little extra for things that are hanging around the house but not being used. It could be clothes, electronics, whatever you find someone else would need more.

Restart

Hi guys! Long time no see! Sorry about that, but it’s nice to see that some of you still come to peek every once in a while.
Anyway it’s good to be back and I just wanted you to know that I’m planning a little turn in my blog. We have been talking about how pointless it is to pay rent and wishing to get our own place for quite a while now. D has been here almost a year, we are both working hard (tho I’m trying to find a new job, but that’s another story), just feels like it’s time. All we need to do is save up enough for down payment. There’s only one problem – we are awesome at spending all the money. So I have decided to dedicate my time to organize our living a little bit better and keep track of it over here. Maybe share some ideas with you guys and ofcourse I’m hoping to get all of your help and tips aswell.
And the best thing is, sooner we get our own place, the sooner I can start to decorate and do some awesome DIY’s. In the mean time beside saving tips I will dream about my future home and share it with you aswell.
I hope you’ll stay with me through this new era of my life.
Stay happy!

I made: A Dreamcatcher

I’ve been having weird dreams lately, so I decided to guard myself by hanging a dreamcatcher in my room. A traditional Native American object known to  allow only good dreams to filter through and bad ones to stay in the net, disappearing with the light of day. Idea was great, now I just needed to make one first. And that’s what I came up with. I’ll let you know how it’s gonna effect my dreams. Fingers crossed and sweet dreams!

Dinner Table Makeover

I know I pretty much promised a fringe project by Monday and there’s still no sign of it. But I have a perfectly good reason for that, I took on a much much bigger project. It was pretty hard work and it became a definition to me – if I can do this, I can do anything. So I guess I can do anything now :D.

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So this is what I started out with. Years ago we bought a wooden table with my dad. I had some kind of a black phase back then, so I asked my dad to paint it. That phase is long gone now and this table was just making our room tiny and dark.
So I started sanding, and went on sanding, feeling, no more like hearing how my muscles grow. This went on for almost three days.

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I was so happy with the result. Yay all the way!

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And this is what we have now. I can’t stop looking at it and smiling all the time. Room is ten times brighter!
What you think about  this transformation?