Aliexpress, DIY projects, Thrift store finds, Uncategorized

Patched up denim jacket

My latest project involved a thrifted denim jacket (originally from H&M) and some cute food patches I bought off of Aliexpress.

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I pinned my patches on to find the best pattern, and then unpinned and glued them on one by one.

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Afterwards I decided that glue wasn’t enough, so I also sewed them on. I didn’t sew all the way around each patch as that would take ages – depending on the shape of the patch I just sewed in three or four corners to make it sit.

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I’m super happy with the result as it was something that I had wanted to do for quite some time now! You can buy the same patches here.

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Aliexpress, Cute things, Online shopping

Resin plant decoration

How CUTE is this… thing?

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Yet another result of spending too much time on Aliexpress and buying things that are cute but totally unnecessary for the house. This is a plant decoration made out of resin (which I think is hard plastic, pretty much). There are loads and loads of these types of decorations on Aliexpress so it must be a real thing in Asia.

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I bought mine here for roughly $1.

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Cute things, Online shopping

Macaroon storage box

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I bought this macaroon storage box off of Aliexpress a while back, and it just arrived in the mail. I actually saw this initially at Urban Outfitters but never bought it, so I figured I would now that it was so cheap. I paid $1.5 for mine and shipping took roughly 2 weeks.

It’s super cute and tiny, and probably completely¬†pointless as nothing really fits into it.

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I figured it would make great for keeping on your night stand so you could put your earrings in it whenever you needed to take them off before going to bed. It would also work great as a pill box, or for keeping small jewellery in while travelling.

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Also a fan of pointless cute things? Buy yours here!

(Also, if I was wearing lenses, I would TOTALLY buy this to go with it)

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DIY projects, My apartment

Growing tomato plants (amongst other things…)

I present to you… my latest hobby!

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I have never grown anything from scratch (or, seeds) before, so I have literally called my mom asking her about every single step. Turns out it wasn’t that hard, though. Plus, google is your friend – I’m convinced there isn’t anything you can’t google the answer to.

If I could turn back time a month I would have made sure to remember to name what kind of plant was in each pot. Rookie mistake, I guess. Most of them are tomato plants anyway.

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Just look at this beauty!

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We’ll just have to see how these turn out, but I would definitely do this again. It’s so much fun watching them grow from day to day!

 

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Cooking, Food

Pesto pasta

I have this beautiful Basil plant which keeps growing and growing, so I decided to harvest some of it for today’s lunch. I made my own pesto, and it was delicious!

So pesto is basically basil, garlic, olive oil, walnuts and parmesan cheese all grinded into one nice saucy mess. Since I was home alone, I only made enough for one portion, but you could easily make a bigger batch for keeping in the fridge.

I didn’t use a recipe for the measurements of each ingredient. My garlic-to-other ratio was a bit off, but other than that it turned out really nice.

(Don’t mind my excessive use of cheese – it’s my worst vice)

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