House in the North

A while ago we were visiting a town of Akureyri in the Northern part of Iceland. There is a famous Christmas house there but I am not going to talk about it now (you can google it). I loved the house of the design gift shop next to the Christmas shop. I loved the decorations … Continue reading

Winter Garden in Christmas Colors

I am still too busy to start decorating for Christmas. At least I have got a herb garden in festive colors. It is not totally true about Christmas: I was forced to do something for my friend and family that live overseas. It is the deadline for cards and packages to be sent to reach … Continue reading

Garage+Garden=Guestroom+Playground

It has been a long time since I posted last time, I know. Thinks have been busy around lately. I will get better keeping you updated I promise. It was a bit complicated project but I like complicated. Especially complicated solved by me! A client owns a garage – one of the two near the … Continue reading

Hurðaskellir, Hallway Decoration and Christmas Decoration Night

Hurðaskellir or Door-Slammer came last night! He likes to slam doors, especially during the night. I have decorated the hallway of our house: I made these Christmas decorations on the Christmas decoration gathering with lovely Lithuanian ladies few weeks ago. Here are few moments and best decorations from that night. This is Juratė, our florist-teacher: These … Continue reading

Stúfur Came!

Stúfur or Stubby is very short. He is stealing pans to eat the crust left on them. From the beginning of this week I was working on the new Christmas project: I was making Yule Lads for the garden. They supposed to be placed one by one in front of the house every day until … Continue reading

Morning Walk: Stones, Grass and Fence

It is a lovely fall morning: bright with a touch of frost. I had a walk with my daughter to her kindergarten. On the way back I took few pictures: dry grass in the wind and lava stones. I loved to share few pictures from around new school in our neighborhood. This is a fence … Continue reading

Busy Summer Life

Summer finally started in Iceland. In my Lithuanian measures. It is very sunny , no wind, +12-14°C ( app. 53-57°F) and it is really warm. It is something special about Icelandic climate: winters are not cold (it is very rear to have more than -10°C (14°F) and you never feel that cold), summers also not … Continue reading

The Deck

This is how it looks today: the deck in the back of our house. I am not very happy about the location and design of the deck: in Iceland you need to be very careful designing houses and surroundings because the sun is very low all around the year and makes long shadows – you … Continue reading

Smoothy & Co

Finally I find out how to use frozen fruits! Smooothy! I know many of you do make smoothies often but for me it was a discovery. Many years I did not know what to do with frozen fruits that my mother was preserving and giving to me. My mother-in-low gave me some frozen  gooseberries and … Continue reading

Cleaning And Dreaming / Tvarkymas ir svajonės

I do not like cleaning and making order! I do cleaning when I really need it and my head is occupied with something else during that time. Usually I am dreaming. That what I was doing while sorting the pile of old newspapers the other day. I was dreaming  . . . Nemėgstu tvarkytis! Tvarkausi … Continue reading