Bunny wallpaper free download | Kittenhood

Easter bunny wallpaper free download

Bunny wallpaper free download | Kittenhood

This is my first Easter season living abroad and the marketing here is so much stronger than back home! So much stronger, than I must admit to buying a bunny-shaped watering can AND a chick-shaped toothpick holder/tiny vase in a single session. And while I’m experimenting with natural ways to dye eggs (coming soon!), I thought I’d give my tech a little seasonal refresh. If you plan on doing the same, you can find these adorable bunnies to download just below. Hope you like them! 

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DIY sparkly headband | Kittenhood

DIY sparkly headband

DIY sparkly headband | Kittenhood

The inspiration for this project came from an Anthropologie headband (which has since sold out). It seemed fairly easy to make and it is fairly easy to make! It’s a really nice accessory you can make yourself for the holidays (how festive would it be in red?) using pretty much any fabric you have lying around, and a piece of sparkly gold trim. And sure, you can use your sewing machine to make it super quickly, but since the size of the project isn’t as big, you can just as well sew it by hand. It’s what I did, and it didn’t take more than an hour total. 

What you need: 

  • fabric in your choice of color
  • gold trim 
  • tape measure
  • scissors
  • sewing needle/sewing machine
  • matching thread

For the full tutorial, head over to DaWanda

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10 handmade Halloween ideas (for grown-ups)

Preparing for Halloween can easily turn into a very kitsch event, especially with all the mass-produced decorations available. Since I want what’s best for you, I’ve gathered some lovely handmade ideas (some of which you can buy and others you can craft yourself) for a stylish celebration. Click through the slideshow to see them all! 

DIY | cement pumpkin candle holders
DIY | cement pumpkin candle holders
Oleander and Palm made some beautiful pumpkin candle holders from cement. They look so good with the copper and the black candles!
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Buy | werewolves card
Buy | werewolves card
Spook your favorite people in the world with a werewolf card by Teagan White.
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DIY | table centerpiece
DIY | table centerpiece
This centerpiece by Passion Shake is minimalist and good-looking, especially on a white table setting.
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Buy | cat dish
Buy | cat dish
Because black cats are awesome, I can tell you that first hand. Ring dish by Lauren Sumner.
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DIY | pun-kins
DIY | pun-kins
If you love puns and pop culture... these are the pun-kins for you. From Studio DIY, of course.
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Buy | skull rolling pin
Buy | skull rolling pin
Imagine all the creepy cookies you could bake! Embossed rolling pins are awesome.
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DIY | Chinoiserie pumpkins
DIY | Chinoiserie pumpkins
These unusually colored pumpkins remind me of the beautiful tiles of Portugal. They are designed by Ling Yeung B.
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Buy | Halloween t-shirt
Buy | Halloween t-shirt
Not in the mood? Just eat, sleep and creep with this t-shirt from Red Dressed Co.
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DIY | pumpkin dip
DIY | pumpkin dip
The Merrythought takes dipping to the next level with pumpkin and salted caramel.
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Buy | skull planter
Buy | skull planter
Creepy, without being over the top, this Mudpuppy skull planter has cacti growing out of it.
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5 breakfast recipes to amp up your egg game | Kittenhood

5 breakfast recipes to amp up your egg game

Hello, International Egg Day! You may not have known it’s today (who can keep up with all these crazy celebrations?), but you can make it all better by taking tomorrow morning to cook a complex egg breakfast. And by complex, I don’t mean complicated – just something that you don’t do every day. Do we have a deal? 

Mushroom & bacon breakfast skillet by Joy The Baker
Mushroom & bacon breakfast skillet by Joy The Baker
Come on, it's the weekend, you have 15 minutes to make yourself a delicious breakfast!
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Avocado stuffed French toast by My Modern Cookery
Avocado stuffed French toast by My Modern Cookery
This is not avocado toast. It's avocado IN toast. French toast. You may applaud.
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Cheesy spinach, ham & egg cups by The Foodie & The Fix
Cheesy spinach, ham & egg cups by The Foodie & The Fix
These are so easy, I promise! And you can always improvise with the things you find in the pantry.
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Tomato poached egg by The Pulp & Rind
Tomato poached egg by The Pulp & Rind
The perfect outdoor breakfast is made in a skillet over a campfire, and it entails eggs and bacon, what else.
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Whole egg, bacon & avocado quesadilla by Recipe Tin Eats
Whole egg, bacon & avocado quesadilla by Recipe Tin Eats
Yes, you can: quesadilla for breakfast, with all the goodness of eggs, bacon and avocado.
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7 ways to indulge in chocolate | Kittenhood

7 WAYS TO INDULGE IN CHOCOLATE

7 ways to indulge in chocolate | Kittenhood

Sometimes you don’t realize you have a slight obsession with something until you look at it from a different perspective. You might one day have a look at your closet and realize blue and polka dots are absolute dominants. You might have a look at your Instagram feed and realize you’ve been photographing every stray cat you ever met. Or you might search your blog history for recipes and realize you have a chocolate obsession… But a chocolate obsession is not a bad thing, especially on Chocolate Day. Here are 7 ways to indulge in chocolate – try not to make them all at once! 

Chocolate coconut biscuits
Chocolate coconut biscuits
Grandma's recipe is a real success on every occasion. The chocolate covered biscuits work equally well with coconut or walnut topping.
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Dried fruit dark chocolates
Dried fruit dark chocolates
These good looking chocolates are made with Pina Colada tea mix, but you can replace that with virtually any dried fruit.
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Black beer brownies
Black beer brownies
Moist, chocolatey, packed with flavor, these brownies are absolute comfort food.
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Peanut & chocolate mousse
Peanut & chocolate mousse
This mousse is not only delicious, but healthy too! The light consistency makes it lovely on its own or as cake frosting.
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Chocolate & whiskey cheesecake
Chocolate & whiskey cheesecake
This is one of my favorite past experiments, and the whiskey cream makes it absolutely delicious.
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Lemon & walnut dark chocolate
Lemon & walnut dark chocolate
A refreshing and flavorful chocolate that you can make with just four ingredients.
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Marzipan body scrub
Marzipan body scrub
If you're off chocolate for the time being, you can still enjoy it in the form of a body scrub. A marzipan one no less!
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How to make a salad in a jar | Kittenhood

HOW TO MAKE A SALAD IN A JAR

How to make a salad in a jar | Kittenhood

Yes, I know, everyone makes salad in a jars and everyone makes anything in a jar lately. It’s trendy. But there’s a reason for that: it works. It’s practical, easy to transport and boy, does it look cute! Also, it’s Fresh Veggie Day, which makes a great excuse for a backyard picnic. 

I lhonestly don’t have recipes for salads – I always use what I have at hand and hope that everything fits together. Sometimes I may throw in nuts or fruits, other times I do a kefir dressing. But most of the times I just chop vegetables and maybe cheese, add olive oil and vinegar, and call it a salad. So nothing fancy here. Jar salads work regardless of the recipe, but here are a few things that you should always keep in mind: 

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  • Start with a clean jar. Obviously. But also make sure it’s dry, to prevent the veggies from spoiling. And make sure you have the right lid! 
  • The lower layer is the dressing. I put in a couple of teaspoons of olive oil and vinegar on the bottom of my jars. 
  • The next layer is made of wet ingredients. These are your tomatoes and your cucumbers, and whatever else is juicier than the rest. 
  • Cover with harder veggies that will block moisture, such as bell peppers and carrots. 
  • The next layer is the protein in your salad: cheese, egg, nuts, chickpeas, chicken, you name it. 
  • For the top layer, use dry ingredients such as pasta, croutons or leafy greens. 
  • Store in the fridge tightly closed until ready to eat. Shake a bit and enjoy, preferably outdoors! 

Careful! Your delicious salad might attract wild beasts, as it happened to me: 

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Easy DIY Geometric Nails | Kittenhood

EASY DIY GEOMETRIC NAILS

Easy DIY Geometric Nails | Kittenhood
Ring set c/o Zaful

The hardest part about this manicure? Taking the photos. Otherwise, it’s honestly easy – and that’s coming from the girl who cannot ever do her nails properly. If you use the right colors, it’s really subtle too – and that’s coming from the girl who doesn’t really like nail art. Actually, I think you already know how this mani is done, but I’m gonna give you the steps anyway. Just in case. 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • nail polish in two colors (I used a nude pink and light brown)
  • clear nail polish
  • masking paper 

INSTRUCTIONS:

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1. Paint all your nails in the lighter polish and allow to dry completely.

Easy DIY Geometric Nails | Kittenhood

2. Cut ten pieces of masking paper and stick them to your nails, covering either the tip or the base, alternatively. 

Easy DIY Geometric Nails | Kittenhood

3. Paint your nails with the dark color, and allow to dry completely before slowly peeling off the masking tape. Apply a clear coat of polish to finish, and for crying out loud, let it dry before doing something else! 

Easy DIY Geometric Nails | Kittenhood

Miffy phone wallpaper | Kittenhood

DOWNLOAD MIFFY PHONE WALLPAPER

  Miffy phone wallpaper | Kittenhood

Remember those Miffy-shaped cookies I posted at the beginning of the week? Boy, were they delicious. And so cute! I couldn’t help myself, and I made one of the pictures a wallpaper on my phone. I grin every time I look at it. I thought you might like to do the same, so here it is! You can download it here. Happy Easter! 

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Constellation Easter Eggs | Kittenhood

DIY CONSTELLATION EGGS

DIY Constellation Eggs | Kittenhood

I had this brilliant idea to make constellation eggs, but I had to try a few methods before succeeding with this one. I wanted to dye the eggs naturally, using blueberries, but they only made my eggs purple (after soaking them for over 24 hours). That did not look good. So store-bought egg dye it is! I tried using stickers on the boiled egg to mask certain spots and dye them afterwards, but they turned out rather shabby. And by the way, don’t try to boil stickers like I naively did – they will fall right off. So here’s the easiest, most efficient version, using sharpies: 

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What you need: 

  • eggs (preferably white)
  • blue egg dye
  • metallic sharpies 

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DIY constellation eggs

Begin by hard boiling your eggs and degreasing them. Dye them blue, according the instructions on the package (for me, that meant mixing the dye powder with hot water and vinegar). Soak the eggs in the dye longer for a more intense color. Let them dry on a paper towel. 

Next, use your sharpies to draw constellations. Make the dots first, then unite them with thinner lines. I invented most of the constellations based on Ursa minor & major, but you can do one better and customize them with zodiac signs, for example.

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