Few Snaps from Barcelona

When I started my current job decided to reward myself and spent my first salary on a trip to Barcelona. It was a low-cost holiday. We stayed in Hostal Nilo located in Gothic Quarter.

We arrived in Barcelona at 9 p.m. so we decided to get there by taxi… Our first impression wasn’t great because the driver added extra 10 euros to the fee for bags (!) That basically was the scum as it turned out later. We learn by experience right?

In general, people there seem very distant and cold compared to Ireland. They don’t engage in small talks, don’t reciprocate the smile or thank you for letting them pass or anything like that.

Another thing that I didn’t like was the small portions of food for a fairly high price but we found one place close to our hostel where for 10 Euro we got a very filling meal plus drink and a dessert so we usually went there.

What I really loved there was architecture and many palms everywhere. They really care about the design and have exceptional attention to detail. I enjoyed the guided tour of Park Guell designed by Gaudi.

We also went to Monsterrat. We travelled there by train and then we changed for the cable car. The view from it was amazing. The cable car took us to former monastery located in the mountains. There was also a possibility to go higher by funiculars. They took us to the upper part of a monastery where we could walk to the tiny chapel on the top of the mountain… It was the best place I visited during this trip and the view was breathtaking.

Here you have few pictures I took during this voyage… Definitely, want to go back to Barcelona someday…

We took the funicular to get to the upper part of Monsterrat…

A creative window display on a restaurant called “Ticket”. An interior was pretty amazing too…

Me- Hungry, waiting for food. I was hungry all the time ūüėČ

Casa Batlo by Gaudi.

The Gat located in not a really nice neighbourhood, but we had to see it. It was pretty cool…

This was the most expensive meal we had there and we had to go to eat something after this lunch…

This building is beside the Casa Batlo. I liked the detail on it and the colour combination…

Here as well I liked the colours combined together. There is a beauty in this place even though it wasn’t very representative…

This lighting is amazing… We were just passing by and sneaked in to make a photo ūüėČ

In summary, I was fascinated by Barcelona, especially by Gaudi’s creations. If you would like to see more pictures from that trip and see what’s going on in my life, please follow me on¬†Instagram¬†.

Thanks for reading,

Gosia

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An Upcycled Stool

It’s been almost a month since I published my last post… but it doesn’t mean that I didn’t do anything. If you’re following my Instagram or Facebook you could see the stories of upcycling the stool.

 

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It was pretty bad so I removed the old upholstery…

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I had to use glue to prevent chipping the base…

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Then I used grey chalk paint I had left from another project and sealed it with wax…

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I stapled the cover I made from leftover fabric…

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Et voil√†….¬†the stool is like new

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That was one of the furniture transformations I made for more and to be up to date with what’s going on at My Gosh House follow me on Facebook or Instagram.

Thanks for reading this short post.

Gosha

How To Decorate Easter Table?

This year I completely disregarded the Easter and am totally unprepared. Since I work in a coffee shop as a Barista¬†(haven’t I told you that?) it may turn out that I will be working these days but as a designer, I was looking for some ideas for decorating the table for holidays. I gathered few inspirations for you that I find interesting and are a bit different from commonly used.

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Whether you plan a dinner for 20 people or just meet some friends, I am sure you can find something for yourself among this inspirations and be creative with what you have already. Mix and match items, add few Easter themed items or tulips, daffodils or branches with young leaves to create this festive feeling.

Thanks for checking this post,

Gosha

Adulting :)

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Referring to the previous post about organising the house in style I went one step further and decided to organise my life a bit hence started a new job. I had to postpone my vision of becoming an Interior Designer and started a totally different career. I finally decided to adult at the age of 36.

It is hard to tell people that I am a successful¬†designer and live in a rented house with no style at all because I barely can afford to pay the rent…

So that’s why I’ve been quiet for some time but now everything seems to settle and I hope to go back to blogging with a new plan and the new goals. In the meantime, I invite you to read my¬†older posts like¬†Texture In Interiors- Why Is It Important?¬†or¬†How To Mix And Match Patterns For Beginners¬†and¬†Choosing The Paint Colour. How To Do It Right?

Take care,

Gosha

How To Organise Your House In Style

 

Spring is usually a time when we clean our houses to let the fresh energy in and say goodbye to winter. We want to keep our home clean and organised so it is a good idea to make some changes in terms of extra storage space. In this post, I will show you how to make the most of your space in style.

Book Shelves Under The Window. Usually, space, where we have window sills, is going to waste. Why not use it for extra storage- it looks interesting and adds functionality to our room.

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Repurpose Old Furniture. This old mailbox cabinet can be a perfect organiser in your craft room or home office. It adds an industrial feel and personality to it.

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Small Shelves And Extra Hangers. They are perfect to hang small items, little organisers or expose interesting items like jewellery or other accessories.

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Drawer Organisers and Cupboard Containers. Natural materials like this bamboo organiser or glass containers will look much better than the plastic ones.drawer dividerorganized

Wire Baskets. If you have interesting items you can show them and keep them organised at the same time in baskets like this. There are a plethora of possibilities here because you can find them in different styles and colour. I would stay away from the chrome ones though as they are not very pretty.basket

Wooden Crates. They are perfect for storing larger items. They are nice as they are or can be painted or stacked to create shelving etc. You can ask at your local fruit and veg store or they can be bought on Amazon.wooden crates

I wrote this post to give you some creative ideas to organise your homes and I hope the article was useful. Please note that it contains few affiliate links to similar products shown in the photos. I am on the organisation stage in my rented home as well so expect more of this type of posts. Are your houses organised or are they rather the creative messes like mine? I would like to know so please share some thoughts on this in the comments below.

Thanks for reading,

Gosha

Top 10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers are the most significant others in our lives. They give us unconditional love and are behind our successes. When we were children they were always happy (or at least pretended they liked them) with a handmade card or drawing which were far from a piece of art:)

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Now when we are adults it would be nice to put some effort into choosing a perfect gift for our mothers. If you are looking for ideas for presents that you can purchase online I got you covered. Here’s my subjective list of perfect gifts that you will save you time because you can find them online. This article contains some affiliate links which means that if you make a purchase through them I will get small commission. The products I link here are the one I would consider myself when buying a present not only for my mum.

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  1. Personalised mug¬†-it can be cute like¬†this¬†one or cool like¬†this one¬†depending on your mum’s taste and personality.
  2. Throw is a good idea as well- by wrapping up with a warm and cosy throw your mother will feel that you take care of her. She will think of you in that moment and she will feel loved.
  3. Jewellery is something that always work and on any occasion. I really like the idea of personalised necklace with a name or this delicate bracelet
  4. PurseРthe bigger the capacity the better. There are reasonably priced ones like this Patent Kisslock Clutch Wallet or this vegan leather wallet
  5. Scarf is also a cost friendly idea for a present. This statement piece or delicate neutral one Рdefinitely there is a plethora of styles available online.
  6. Scented candles Рbecause everyone likes beautifully smelling house. Her home can smell like cookies or there are sets of different smells available.
  7. Books¬†are always good idea for a present. It can be an¬†uplifting book on happiness¬†or a book about¬†healthy cooking.¬†¬†There’s plenty of bookstores that sell online which is convenient as you can shop any time of the day.
  8. ¬†Home accessories¬†like¬†pictures¬†,¬†cute bedding¬†or this cool wine rack¬†are good ideas if you know your mum’s taste. Us women like to decorate home and surround ourself with beautiful decor.
  9. Instant camera- I think this is an absolute hit. a camera  that prints pictures straight away. How often do you make a photo and then you never print it? So many memories lost. I would be happy to get a present like this for any occasion;) They also have a pink version.
  10. Beauty and hair products –¬†especially the ones that make our life easier like¬†BaByliss Big Hair¬†which I recommend. It changed my life forever and saves me a lot of time and effort when styling my hair. A good hair dryer is always handy as well.

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This were my personal favourite Mother’s Day gifts ideas that can be found online. I hope this post was helpful and I am curious what were your favourites from this list. Would you add something to it? Please leave me some comments below.

Thanks for reading,

Gosha