05/07/2017 ChandreBo

After making my locket this weekend, I was reminded once again of the first few weeks of marriage. After your wedding you get asked two questions: 1. How is married life? This is usually followed with 2. What are you going to do with your wedding dress? Almost every single time.   Nearly two and a half years later, and somehow I still don’t know what to do with my dress. I was emotionally ready to part with my dress until we moved. My dress had slipped off its hanger inside its dress bag and because of the slip I had to…

15/05/2017 ChandreBo

Coffee is taken very seriously in our house. We have a counter and two cupboards in our kitchen dedicated to caffeine. My husband readily admits to being a coffee snob, although he’ll drink pretty much anything to avoid that caffeine withdrawal headache after 10 in the morning. We have instant coffee on hand for these dire situations, but most of the time there are two or three different packets in our cupboard to throw into the machine. As we were sorting out the said coffee corner in the kitchen Mauritz decided that he wanted a tin for the coffee we were…

30/11/2016 ChandreBo 2Comment

Maybe it’s the poet in me, but I really enjoying writing cards. Whether its for a birthday, a wedding, or just a ‘get-well-soon’ I enjoy writing messages for people to read. I still keep all the cards I receive and stick in them into a big book. The messages and wishes written in them mean a lot to me, so even for a Christmas tag, I like to have the space to write something special. Which is why I decided to make these, rather large, Christmas-themed gift tags for presents delivered this past weekend. This DIY is very quick to…

17/10/2016 ChandreBo 1Comment

I, like many other brides, became a little obsessed with ‘Mr and Mrs’ everything while planning my wedding. Don’t get me wrong, my feminist side hates the fact that as a woman my title changes simply because I’m married. Although I will admit that my romantic side took over during the wedding, my practical side kicked in and told me that a free-standing ‘Mrs’ sign on my bookshelf just takes up space and requires dusting. But then I found something cooler. A way for me to make a personalised doormat. Although I didn’t take my husband’s surname, I thought it…