Posts Tagged ‘diy’

2 February 2015

Posted: February 12, 2015 in A photo a day
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I swear one of these days I’ll stop posting home improvement updates. Today is not that day. The bathroom was the first room to have all of the bare bones, but we’ve put off everything that was not absolutely necessary because drilling into tiles is a bitch. We finally put up a lamp over the sink which is absolutely not aligned with anything (not even the sink), but we’re still mighty proud of it.

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31 January 2015

Posted: February 11, 2015 in A photo a day
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2015-01-31 22.35.45 I gave my dad a home-brewing kit for Christmas which he got very excited about. We had the results of the first round today – excellent stuff!
Home-brewing and craft beer is really not a thing in Germany  (thank you, Reinheitsgebot), so I always enjoy when I can get my hands on something that tastes a little different.

Day 167

Posted: March 29, 2014 in A photo a day
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I just went ahead and created a DIY tag. Ahahahhahh! Hah.
I’ve been meaning to grow fresh herbs in my kitchen for a while. Unfortunately, there is a constant lack of space and natural light in my apartment and they basically never coincide. I’m not a big fan of Pinterest (I know, I know…) but it introduced me to vertical gardens. So I went to the hardware store and bought seeds, soil, two metal chains (whoever thought a self-service metal-chain cutting station was a good idea?), little pots with handles, and a few metal hooks. (Apparently, they’re called butcher hooks? Ahum.)
The chains are not mounted in any way but merely lie on top of the cabinet, so the weight of the pots balance each other out. My attempts at hanging two pots simultaneously had a certain slapstick quality.

What do we have here? Left are the shade-loving balm mint, peppermint (which I had to buy as a whole plant), cilantro (YAY!), and wild garlic. On the right are basil, chives, parsley, and rosemary. I’m really curious how they’ll do.