Freitag, 30. Januar 2015

Little things

Same old, same old. Way too busy to craft/blog/do whatever makes me happy.
The presence of motivational posters/hipstery chalkboard saying 'Do more of what makes you happy' changes little when heaps and heaps of work surround you.

Gretchen Rubin, an awesome expert on happiness, once noticed that it's not just time that plays a super-important role in how well we manage our tasks but also energy. Sometimes, even if I have a couple of hours on my hands, I'd spend them in bed, mindlessly shifting jewels on my phone and looking at Facebook, not able to get my thoughts straight.

This, obviously, has to stop - and it definitely will. However, as freedom is getting closer, I still need to make an effort and keep my spirits up while dealing with the heaps mentioned above.

It helps when you have something beautiful around you. Do pay attention to little things. Put beautiful knick knacks on shelves. Frame love notes. Buy gorgeous candles that smell like strawberry cheesecake.

In a way, these little things are slowly falling into a certain pattern, finally making me start projects I've been thinking about for ages. There'll be an update really soon.

P.S. Medium sized things, such as cats, help, too!
P.P.S. Picture by a great, Hanover-based photographer Jan Deckner.

Donnerstag, 1. Januar 2015

Here's to good old New Year's resolutions!

I've heard that some people are really good at posting in January and forgetting all about their blogs for the rest of the year. Let's hope 2015 will be really different, with lots of great changes on board.

Speaking of changes, here are the most recent ones from the heart of Fantastic Flat:

Finally invested some time to set up another art wall - a more chaotic, funky, vintag-y version this time. It's all about dreams coming true...

I don't think I've ever shown this room before - it's all very basic, minimum knick-knack, always-working mix of Ikea + vintage (found that chair in a garbage container).

 Fake fireplace goes grey - someone finally got to painting it!

This good old idea worked out just fine in the living room - super simple, awesome storage.
Me happy. Stay tuned for more Frau Mayer news - there's definitely some on the way!