Attic Space Makeover

Attics are usually unfinished spaces known for being either neglected or cluttered. Almost everyone who owns such a space tends to keep sending there all those unused items that one is reluctant to throw them away. However some, who are in a possession of an attic, are not faced with the clutter or neglect issue, but rather are lacking either a working or living space. Finishing this space up costs money and this is why usually people keep postponing tackling such projects.

Nevertheless, in case you are in a need of an extra space, the lack of financial means doesn’t have to be the major issue of not tackling an attic project.

By being creative and with the use of some DIY skills you can turn your bare attic into a very stylish space.

This is an example of an attic space that I managed to turn into a very stylish space, in less than 24 hours spending only a few euros.

To achieve this look I used a roll of white table cover paper to hide the bare front wall. The side attic openings were treated with white second hand curtains. The floor was covered in black sheet of plastic that is used in agriculture.

The used furniture pieces were repurposed and remodelled to fit the overall design.

As the attic lacks natural light more artificial light was aded to make the space a bit brighter.

So don’t let your mudroom, basement or garage fall victim to clutter and neglect. Update your specialty rooms with these money-saving ideas or call a professional to help you complete your projects.

We are here to help. Write us at besagmblog@gmail.com to check how we may contribute in completing your projects.
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BESA GM

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Boho Chic Picnic


It seems that this year we are going to have an extended summer. With temperatures hitting as high as 30 centigrade almost every day, it would not be a bad idea to plan a picnic. Who doesn’t love kicking back to eat delicious food in the sunshine with good company?

This is what we did on several occasions last year together with my mom, sister and my nephew. Since we really enjoy picnicking, I’d like to contribute some tips and tricks to help you host a perfect picnic .

Location
You can have a picnic pretty much anywhere, but your choice of setting is one of the most important considerations when planning your picnic.

Do you want to hike to a picturesque spot, connecting with nature ? If so, get your walking boots on and pack light, taking only the essentials in a rucksack; food, drink and a blanket to sit on!

Do you want to dine in a place with wooden picnic benches to avoid sitting on the ground? If so, you can take more with you as, most probably, there’ll be parking close by.

As far as location is concerned, you could even have a picnic in your own garden or backyard if you don’t have much time to spare. Prepare your picnic as you would if you were visiting a park! This is what we did in one of the occasions. We picnicked in one of the corners of my backyard, and we had so much fun!

Comfort is key
A picnic is the ultimate chill out so it’s important that comfort is one of your main considerations.
A picnic isn’t a picnic without a blanket, and it is advisable if it is waterproof. You can buy a cheap shower curtain at a dollar store and place it underneath the blanket to instantly waterproof it. Scatter the blanket with cushions from your sofa for an instant boho chic vibe.

For our picnic I used my oversized decorative sofa cushions and instead of a blanket I used my patio carpet which is for an outdoor use. The use of these cushions gave this picnic that boho chic vibe.

Food, Glorious Food
Food is a must for every picnic, so bring cold dishes that do not require reheating, sweets and do not forget fruits.

No picnic is complete without drinks. Opt for refreshing homemade drinks like lemonade or nonalcoholic cocktails containing mint and other refreshing herbs.

Styling
To enhance the enjoyment of your picnic experience, you may want to do a bit of styling of the picnic venue.

Inject lots of color into your picnic with plenty of hot pink, navy and other colors of your choice.

Keep the bugs away with giant citronella candles and set out your summer snacks on mix and match china plates.

Fill a vase with your favourite flowers and serve up a batch of your favourite drink in a cool carafe. Put a string of solar lights, just in case you will stay longer until it gets dark.

The fall is already here and there are only e few warm, sunny days left to enjoy this year; so, grab your picnic basket, a blanket, pack up your favourite snacks and fruit, some decorative accessories, find a nice, shady spot for your picnic and enjoy it. It is so much fun, as these photos can tell!


Thank you for reading,

Besa

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My Pergola Design


I am happy that my pergola project, which started 3 years ago, finally came to an end this summer.

My summer house has two fair size patios and each of them provides shade in different times of day. One is good to use in the mornings, up to the midday, while the other one (shown in the photos) is shady and cool in the afternoons.

However, both patios did not have any visual appeal and seemed so uninviting, boring and without any personality. Owning this place for about 14 years, it was about the time that I had to do some changes and infuse a bit of personality to the outdoor space so it would look more inviting and homy.

Four years ago I started with a simple pergola design sketch, and headed to different local carpenter businesses. All of the businesses that I contacted seemed to be willing to take up the job, but their quotes were nothing less than an overcharge. Not getting a god deal made me postpone this project for another year, and that is what I did.

Previous summer I was lucky to find a good carpenter that gave me a good deal, but I had to wait all summer for him to get his job done. By the end of the summer season last year, the pergola structures were erected in both patios, but unfortunately I did not get to enjoy them as the summer season was ove and I had to get back home.

Finally, this year the whole pergola project was completed fully and I got to enjoy the outdoors in my summer house at max.

In order to add some extra shade to the patio I covered the open roof of pergola with 80 cm wide white fabric.

Each stripe of fabric was cut and hemmed with a special polyester thread which is resistant to UV rays. Each end of the fabric stripe was hemmed with navy fabric cut in bias. This small detail added a very stylish and sophisticated look to the whole structure.

The pergola now acts as a canopy over our dining table, providing both shade and intimacy.

Our patio is much more inviting now and it seems like we have more livable space as compared to before.

No doubt that pergola has created a shady retreat to our patio and, moreover it serves as a major landscaping element to our backyard.

I couldn’t be more happier with the result. I am loving it!

Do you or anyone else you know has a living or working space that is in a need of a makeover? If so write at besagmblog@gmail.com , send the pics of your place and we will take it from there! We would love to help you creating an inviting space, with a lot of visual appeal and personality for less!

Thank you for visiting this page.

Besa

DIY Gold Wall Clock- How I Did It


I get many questions in relation to how I DIY-ed the gold oversized clock used as an accessory for my niece’s bedroom makeover project.

It was an easy DIY done supper fast and,since I found some pictures during the proccess, I am happy to share this project with all my readers.

I used a simple round clock diameter 60 cm, bought in a local supermarket. It was un ugly wall clock, but I already had a picture in my mind on how it will look after I put my hands on it.

Using a screwdriver I took it all apart for making it ready for spray painting.

I started by spray painting the clock frame .

Further, I replaced the clock face, that had roman numbers, with a stock paper spray painted in gold.

Instead of numbers I placed self adhesive black dots, which in fact are the floor protectors used for furniture legs.

Lastly I put back the clock arrows and screwed together other parts of the clock.

It was a super easy DIY project, but with a great impact in the whole design of the room.

Ore Muri – Si T’a Beni Vet

Si pergjigje e shume pyetjeve nga lexuesit lidhur me ate se si e bera oren e murit te perdorur si aksesor ne disajnin e dhomes per mbesen time, dhe pasi i gjeta disa foto nga ky proces, ndihem e gezuar qe me lexuesit e bllogut tim t’i ndaje detajet e ketije projekti.

Ishe nje projekt i lehte i stilit Beje Vet (BV).

E perdora nje ore muri me diameter 60 cm, te blere ne nje nga supermarketet lokale. Nje ore qe dukej mjaft joatraktive, por per te cilen une e kisha vizonin se si do te dukej pas intervenimit tim.

Me nje kaqavide e qmontova oren ne teresi per ta pergatitur per ngjyrosje.

Fillova me ngjyrosjen e pjeseve te jashtme te ores me spray ngjyre ari.

Fytyren e ores me numrat romak e zevendesova me nje cope letre hamer te ngjyrosur me spray ngjyre ari dhe ne vend te numrave vendosa rathe te zi gome, qe ne te vertete jane mbrojtes te dyshemes qe vendosen ne kembet e karrigave apo mobiljeve te ndryshme.

Se fundi i vendosa akrepat e ores dhe lidha me kaqavide pjeset tjera te ores, dhe kjo ishte e tera.

Ishte nje projekt shume i lehte i stilit BV dhe qe beri nje impakt te vecante ne dizajnin e dhomes.

Nese inspiroheni te beni dic te tille, deshiroi qe te me shkruani dhe te dergoni foto se si doli projekti juaj.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe!

Besa

Bar Stool Covers For Instant Temporary Transformation


Even though my kitchen leather barstools were in a perfect shape, I wanted to give them a new trendy look.

Being covered in leather, they are so easy to maintain; you just wipe them clean once in a while and they stay spotless.

While I love the easy maintenance side of leather I wasn’t loving their boring look so I had to do something which would make my stools supper cool without jeopardising the aspect of easy maintenance.

I came up with a solution; making separate slipcovers for my leather kitchen stools. I made separate slipcovers for the backs and the seats of the stools. I will be using slipcovers for the backs most of the times and, depending on the mood, i will be using those for the seats also.

The cool black and white brushstroke design fabric design was a perfect solution for achieving a supper cool look. The possibility to use slipcovers separately was also a good idea, and the fabric I chose very well combined with existing leather.

To make slipcovers I used pin fit method for each stool, and then I sew them together. They came perfect and really brought a new vibe to my kitchen.

My kitchen is spring ready! How about yours?

For consultation on your kitchen updates or ideas on any other instant updates of any space in your home contact us via e mail at besagmblog@gmai.com or through a private message via our Facebook page BESA GM.

Thank you for visiting this site,

Besa

Mbeshtjellset e perkohshme te karrigeve per nje ndryshim instant te pamjes se tyre

Edhepse karriget e shankut te kuzhines ishin ne gjendje perfekte, deshiroja qe atyre tu ipja nje pamje te re e qe eshte ne trend.

Karriget egzistuese te mbeshtjella me lekure jane shume lehte per mirembajtje, pasi qe pastrohen lehte dhe shpejte me nje lecke gjysem te lagur.

Megjithate, edhepse me pelqen menyra e lehte e pastrimit te materialit te lekures, nuk me pelqente pamja e merzitshme e tyre ashtu qe deshiroja te beja dicka me keto karriga, por duke mos e vene ne pyetje aspektin e lehte te mirembajtjes se tyre.

Si zgidhje erdha me iden e qepjes se mbeshtjellseve nga nje material me nje dizajn i cili eshte shume i popullarizuar koheve te fundit. I qepa mbeshtjellset e ndara per ulese dhe per mbeshtetese te karrigeve, dhe te cilat do t’e perdoren ndaras ose se bashku varesisht nga disponimi. Materiali i perdorur kombinohet shume bukur me lekuren egzistuese te karrigeve, andaj edhe perdorimi vetem i mbeshteteseve te qepura nga materiali e bene nje kombinim te bukur dhe praktik.

Mbeshtjellset e qepura dolen per bukuri, dhe sollen nje pamje te re dhe super moderne ne kuzhine.

Kjo kuzhine tani eshte gati per pranvere! A eshte edhe kuzhina e juaj gati per pranvere?

Per konsultimet lidhur me perditesimin e kuzhines tuaj apo te perditesimit instant te cfrardo hapsire te shtepise s’uaj na kontaktoni permes e mailit ne besagmblog@gmail.com ose permes mesazhit privat ne faqen tone ne Facebok BESA GM.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe,

Besa

DIY Spring Flowering Bulb Arrangement

I love spring! This winter was pretty harsh here in Pristina, Kosova and even though the spring is just around the corner I am impatiently awaiting for the weather to improve, and to start seeing all those pretty bulbs make their way through the soil, and prettify my garden.

However, this does not mean that I had to wait and do nothing until spring comes! Last weekend I picked up a couple of vases filled with hyacinth in a local market and rearranged them in hurricane vases. They came pretty nice and really turned my home on a spring mode. They look pretty and have filled my home with a beautiful scent.

To make this arrangement you will need:

hurricane vase or any other glass vase
white sand
any kind of flowering bulbs – I used hyacinth bulbs

Place a generous amount of sand in a vase. Make a shallow hole in the middle of the sand, and place the bulbs. Add some remaining soil to fill the gaps between bulbs, and you are done.


Thank you for visiting,

Besa

Beje Vet – Aranzhman pranveror i zymbylit

Me pelqen shume stina e pranveres! Ky dimer ishte shume i ftohet dhe i gjate ne Prishtine, Kosove e edhe pse pranvera gati sa nuk ka ardhe, une me padurim jam duke pritur qe koha te permirsohet dhe ti shof te gjitha ato lule te bukura pranverore, qe i mbolla ne vjeshte, te ken mugulluar dhe te jen qele per t’a zubukuru kopshtin tim.

Megjithate, kjo nuk do te thot se une duhej te mbetesha pa bere gje ne pritje te pranveres. Vikendin qe shkoj i bleva dy saksi me zymbyla te posa dale nga bulbat e qe shpejt filluan te qelin. E bera rearanxhmanin e tyre duke i voendosur ne vazo te gjata qelqi. Dolen shume bukur dhe vertet e sollen pranveren brenda shtepise e posaqerisht e mbushen tere shtepine me ere te kendshme pranverore.

Per t’a bere nje aranzhman te tille ju nevojiten:

vazo e gjate qelqi
zalle me ngjyre te qelte
cfardo lloj lule pranverore nga bulbat- une perodora zymbyla

Vendos nje sasi te konsiderueshme te zallit ne vazo. Beje nje vrime te ceket ne zalle dhe vendosi lulet. Shto sasi te vogel te dheut per t’i mbushur zbrazetirat ne mes te bulbave, dhe aranzhmani i luleve eshte gati.

Faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe,

Besa

How To Celebrate a Valentine’s Day At Home

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There are a million ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Some people keep it classic with a romantic date night, and some make it all about the kids….This year, would be a great idea to have a casual and festive dinner party with family and friends – this heartfelt holiday doesn’t have to be all about romance. Plan a simple menu, play a fun game featuring your favorite love songs, and celebrate LOVE.

Here are a few tips for making your Valentine’s Day party festive and fun at home:

Use something unexpected… meaning, put a unique twist on Valentine’s Day decor. For example, use or decorate ordinary home items to use them as backdrop or table decor. For this featured decor, I decorated a simple black tray with pink roses made from kitchen paper napkins, lined it with a marble contact paper and it turned quite pretty. It really made a big impact in the whole decorating scheme, so I decided to share the tutorial in my previous post.

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Mix and match your china to achieve that casual and fun look. Use unusual items as centrepiece, like these gravy bowls, and a red cup used as a vase.
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Do not be afraid to use what you find around the house; you will be surprised how things will beautifully come together once you are done with with decorating.
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Show the love – A welcoming table inspires a casual and comfortable vibe for guests. Add a “sweet touch” by placing a golden heart sticker to the glasses, so guests feel the love as soon as they sit down. Also decorate the dining chairs with DIY puffy hearts, tutorial of which I shared here.
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Serve up selection of dishes. Create a menu consisting of various items or suggest guests bring a side dish to turn your dinner or brunch into a potluck! Remember to ask everyone in advance what they’ll bring so you don’t end up with a menu of only sweet or savory items.
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Happy Valentine’s Day good people!

Besa

Si t’a kremtoni diten e Shen Valentinit ne shtepi

Ka qindra menyra se si te kremtohet dita e Shen Valentinit. Disa e preferojne ate menyren klasike me nje darke romantike ne ndonje restoran, disa kremtojne me femijet e tyre etj. Kete vit ndoshta do ishte ide e mire shenimi i kesaje dite me nje darke jo formale e festive me familjen dhe shoqerine – kjo kremte nuk duhet te jet ekskluzivisht romantike. Planifikoni nje meny te thjeshte, shkembeni tregime kur jeni ndier te dashtun nga familja dhe shoqeria si dhe kur dhe keni shpreh dashni, degjoni kenge qe ju perkujtojne ato momente, dhe me nje fjale kremtoni DASHNINe.

Ja edhe disa keshilla praktike qe kremta te cilen e organizoni te duket me festive dhe qe te sjelle kenaqesi tek te gjite te pranishmit:

Krijoni dekore te papritura ….kjo nenkupton, beni dekore te pazakonta per kremten e Shen Valentinit. Per shembull, perdorni ose dekoroni gjesendet e zakonshme shtepiake e cilat do ti perdorni ne dekorin e prapavise se tavolines ose si dekor qendror te tavolines. Per kete dekor une e dekorova nje tabake te rrumbullaket ne skajet e se ciles vendosa lule rose te punuara nga salvetat e kuzhines. Gjithashtu, tabaken e mbeshtolla me leter vetengjitese me dukje te mermerit dhe ne mes vendosa nje zemer ngjyre ari. Kjo me te vertete beri nje impakt te madh ne dekorin e gjithmbarshem, andaje edhe i postova ketu instrukcionet se si mund t’a beni edhe ju nje te tille.

Beni kombinime te ndryshme te pjatave qe i keni qe te krijoni
dukje jo formale te tavolines. Perdorni gjesende jo te zakonshme per dekorin qendror te tavolines; ja si keto ene per salce si dhe nje filgjan i kuq i perdorur si vazo. Mos keni frike te perdorni gjesende qe i gjeni neper dollape ose sirtare perreth shtepise; do te befasoheni se cfare do te gjeni ne shtepi dhe se si gjerat do te lidhen bukur kur te keni perfunduar me dekorimin.

Tregoni dashni – Nje tavoline jo formale e mikepritese ne dekorimin e se ciles inkorporoni simbole te kesaje kremte, ZEMRAT, vertet se do t’i beje te pranishmit te ndihen shlire dhe te lumtur. Vendosni detaje te lezetshme si keto zemra vetengjitese ne gotat e pijes, si dhe keto zemra te kuqe te punuara me material dhe te cilat mund t’i vendosni ne karrika dhe kudo tjeter. Ato mund t’i punoni vet duke u sherbyer me instrukcionet te cilat i kam postuar vitin e kaluar ketu.

Sherbeni ushqime te llojllojshme dhe te lehta – Krioni nje meny qe konsiston ne ushqime te llojllojshme ose e beni nje lloj pjate kryesore vet dhe kerkoni nga te tjeret te bien pjata anesore keshtu qe edhe asnjeri nuk do te lodhet shume me pregaditjen e ushqimit dhe secili do te kenaqet me ndejen. Eshte mire qe paraprakisht te konsultohet secili se cfare do te sjelle ne menyre qe mos te perfundojme vetem me embelsira ose vetem me gjellera.
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Gezuar Shen Velentini!

Besa

DIY Valentine’s Day Flower Wall Decor

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I love everything that goes into party planning from styling the interiors and the table for my guests to cooking up the perfect dishes to serve, and I am happy to share with you some great ideas and tips for creating a fun + festive Valentine’s Day brunch or dinner party .

When it comes to styling an interior or a holiday party for your family and/or friends there are a few key elements to think about. First off, figure out where you are going to set up your table and what type of backdrop you want to create to set the stage. I always love a visual backdrop whether it be a festive garland or something on a larger scale. Make a big impact by re-creating this eye catching flower wall hanging decor… you only need a few simple items and it’s surprisingly easy!

WHAT YOU NEED:

paper napkins – pink
glue gun
paper clip gun
self adhesive paper – gold
self adhesive paper— marble look
round shape tray

DIRECTIONS:

Start with cutting three different sizes of petals.The size of the petals depends on how big you want the flowers to be. Make slits, about 2 cm deep, at the bottom of each petal. Start working with largest petals. Place one end of the cut petal above the other and secure it with paper clip gun. Do the same with all other petals, by creating the groups of three. Start assembling two sets of each size of the petals. Glue three different sizes of petals on top of each other, and you will end up with a pretty looking flower. Fluff the petals by separating napkin layers. For this project I used 12 flowers.
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Get a a round tray. Flip it back and layer it with a self adhesive marble look paper. Using self adhesive gold colour paper, draw and cut a little heart shape, and stick it in the middle of the tray. Start gluing the flowers around the tray edge. Your wall hanging decor is ready to by hung.
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Make sure to check back tomorrow as we share all of the details fot this Valentine’s Day party theme.
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Thank you for visiting.

Besa

Dekor Muri me metoden Beje Vet (DIY) per diten e Shen Valentinit

Te gjithe neve na pelqejne interieret e dekoruara bukur per kremtat e ndryshme pergjate vitit, andaje edhe ambinetet tona padyshim se e meritojne nje dekor te lehte me rastin e kremtes e cila si epiqender e ka dashurine.

Kur eshte fjala per dekorin fesiv te enterierit ose organizimit te ndonje ahengu per familjen ose shoqerine, jan disa elemente kyqe qe duhet t’i kemi parasysh. E para, te percaktohemi se cilen pjese te hapsires do t’a dekorojme pastaje ku do t’a vendosim tavolinen e ushqimit, si dhe cfare do te vendosim si prapavije te tavolines. Une i preferoj dekoret ne prapavije qe bie ne sy, e qe munde te jet ndonje xherdan dekorues (garland) ose ndonje dekor tjeter i cili mund te varet ne mur sikurse ky te cilin e bera shume shpejte dhe lehte.

JU NEVOJITEN

Salveta letre – roze
ngjites i nxehte
kapse letre
leter vetengjitese- ngjyre ari
leter ngjitese – dizajn mermeri
tabake e rrumbullaket

PERPUNIMI
Filloni me prerjen e petaleve ne tre madhesi te ndryshme. Madhesia e petaleve varet nga ajo se sa te medha do t’e deshironit t’i keni lulet. Ne pjesen e poshtme te petaleve e beni nje carje te vogel ne mes (shih fotot) dhe filloni me palosjen e pjeses se poshtme te petalit duke e vendosur njeren siper tjetres dhe duke i kapur me kapese letre (stapler). Filloni me petalet me te medha dhe vazdhoni me madhesite tjera sipas radhes. I bashkoni nga tre petale ne nje vend dhe pastaje i bashkoni nga dy grupe te tilla se bashku. Vazhdoni me bashkimin e petaleve duke vendosur siper njera tjetres palet e petaleve te tre madhesive te ndryshme dhe do te perfundoni me nje lule te bukur. I shprishni petalet duke i ndare shtresat e salvetes se letres. Per kete projekt ju nevojiten 12 lule.

E merni nje tabake te rrumbullaket. E ktheni ne pjesen e pasme dhe siper saje vendosni letren e prere vetengjitese. E preni gjithashtu nje zemer nga letra vetenghitese me ngjyre ari dhe e vendosni ne mes. Filloni ti ngjisni lulet perreth tabakes, dhe dekorimi i juaj i murit eshte gati.

Mos haroni t’a vizitoni kete faqe neser, pasi qe do te bejme postimin e detajeve tjera festive te dekorit per kremtimin e Shen Valentinit.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

Besa

Slow Cooker Noah’s Pudding or Ashura

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Noah’s pudding or Ashura is a combination of healthy ingredients such us whole grain wheat, beans, dried and fresh fruits. Usually it is prepared and consumed during the winter, and this is one of the sweets, in line of many, that is reminiscent of my childhood and cold snowy days.

As children, we would return home from sled ride, all gathered around the wood stove, and enjoyed a bowl of fragrant ashura pudding while, all hungry, were waiting for the supper to be served.

These sweet memories keep coming back to me very often, and I cherish them by taking time to make dishes and sweets that my mother used to make for us, although now I tend to use shortcuts to make those dishes.

After buying a slow cooker, I see myself using it more often than I anticipated.
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I do all my stews and traditional dishes such us stuffed peppers, cabbage rolls, bean soups etc. in this “mother of efficiency pot”. I just throw the ingredients inside ( and do proper preparation for some dishes) the pot, select the temperature, turn it on and leave the house to do my work errands. After I am back, I come home and my dinner is ready. It doesn’t get any better that this.

The same way I prepare the Ashura. I add the wheat and water in to the pot, and after 5-6 hrs in a low setting my ashura is ready to be spiced up and garnished with dried and fresh fruits.

So here is my easy slow cooker (crock pot) recipe for ashura.

Add in the slow cooker:

250 gr whole grain wheat, rinsed
2 l water

Set the setting in high or medium (depending on your slow cooker modes) and set the timer for 5-6 hrs. After this cooking time the wheat is totally cooked and released the starch which has thickened the water.

Transfer the cooked wheat in a ceramic bowl and stir in the following ingredients:

200 gr prunes- previously cooked
100 gr raisins
3-4 medium apples – peeled, core removed and chopped or thinly sliced
30 gr candied ginger – chopped
2 table spoons cinnamon
1/2 tea spoon ground clove
200 gr brown sugar
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You may add other dried fruit as desired, but I only had those stated above in my pantry.
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Store it in the fridge and it is good up to a week.

Thank you for reading,

Besa

Ashure – e zier ne Slow Cooker

Reqete praktike e zierjes se Ashure-s me tenxheren Slow Cooker, pasi qe duheni vetem t’a hudhni grurin (pa e ulur paraprakisht) dhe ujin ne tenxhere dhe nuk do te ju duhet te mendoni per te deri sa te jet zier plotesisht. Pas zierje ja shtoni pemet e thara si dhe ato te fresketat sipas deshires, erezat dhe sheqerin dhe do ta keni nje sasi te madhe te ashures per tere javen, dhe ate pa shpenzu kohe reth pergaditjes se saje.

Reqeta:

Ne tenxhere me rryme per zierje te ngadalshme (slow cooker) vendosen:

250 gr grur i pastruar, i shperlare
2 l uje i ftohet

Tenxheren e vendosni ne programin High ose Auto dhe e programoni (nese tenxherja ka timer) per 5 ose 6 ore. Pas kesaje kohe gruri do te jet i zier plotesisht dhe lengu do te jet trashur.

E transferoni grurin e zier ne nje ene qeramike dhe i shtoni:

200 gr kumbulla te terura (ashaf)- te ziera paraprakisht
100 gr rrush i thate
3-4 molla te mesme – te qeruara, te pastruara nga farat dhe te coptuara imet
30 gr xhenxefil i sheqerosur- i ciptua shume imet
2 luge gjelle kanelle
1/2 luge caji karanfil i bluar
200 gr sheqer i pa rafinuar (i kafet)

Sipas deshires mund ti shtohen edhe peme tjera te thara si dhe arra te coptuara, por une i shtova ato qe i kisha ne kohen kur e pergatita.

Ruhet ne frigorifer, dhe qendron gjer ne nje jave.

Nese e pergadisni ne kete menyre, me shkruani se si doli e juaja, dhe ju befte mire!

Ju faleminderit qe e vizituat kete faqe.

Besa

My DIY Decorations for the Holiday Table Setting

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My Holiday tables setting this year involved a plenty of DIY decorations, and as I announced in my previous post, I am going to share all that with you in this post.

I will first start with the place cards. There is something special about the place setting cards in every event or family gatherings. It makes you feel really happy and special when you see your name on the table next to your seat. The joy is even bigger when you realize that all that was hand made.
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I crated these little cupcake place settings using what I had at home and they ended up looking so cute, and really complemented the theme.
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I wanted to have a simple centre piece and a lot of candles, but could not find a suitable candelabra that is close what I was envisioning, so I designed one and sent the sketch to the local blacksmith. He did the best he could in executing the design. The finished product does not have that polished factory look, but it is hand made and has the look that I envisioned. It looks great with the candles on.
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The candles are also altered with this simple DIY. I wanted some golden sparkle on candles, so i wrapped the bottom of a candle with a 2 “ stripe of a golden self adhesive foil.
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Instead of using napkin rings I simply tied the napkin with a very short piece of black cotton ribbon, and added a finishing touch by simply placing on top of the napkin a candy cane wrapped in a fancy gold wrapping paper. So simple, but it made a great impact in the whole setting.

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Paper starts are also a DIY and I created them using this tutorial
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I also flocked my wreaths. The fresh handmade wreaths were showing some “wear and tear”. I made them too early this year and since they were placed right above the radiators they really dried out fast. So I had to intervene on them with another DIY. I flocked them, using first white decorative spray paint, then sprayed them with adhesive and then sprinkled them with artificial looking snow.

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And, lastly I altered my cutlery. This year I wanted a touch of gold in every detail, and I was really hopping that I will find a cutlery that has a touch of gold, but did not want to spend too much money on them. I was not lucky. Prices were to high for what was offered, and there is no Target where I live; hence, DIY came into play. I spray painted the cutlery handles.

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To prevent them from easy scratching, after the paint dried I applied a coat of boat varnish. They look great, and I will use them only for a fancy table settings. They are not dishwasher safe though, however I am not going to use them very often so hand washing is OK in this case.
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To have a beautiful ad fun Holiday table setting does not take a lot of money to achieve the look you want. Some easy and simple DIY’s can do the trick. Happy DIY anyone who decides to undertake one of these projects.

Thank you for reading.

Besa

Tavolina ime festive me plot dekore me metoden Beje Vet (DIY)

Tryeza ime festive kete vit ngertheu ne vete shume dekorime te tipit Beje Vet (DIY), dhe une u zotova ne postin tim paraprak se do t’i ndaje me ju te gjitha dekorimet qe i Bera Vet (DIY).

Po filloi me kartat e venduljes per mysafir. Ka dicka speciale lidhur me keto kartat e venduljes qe mund t’i hasim ne eventet e ndryshme apo ne ahengjet familjare. Ato te bejne te ndjehesh disi i gezuar dhe special kur te shohesh emrin tende ne tavoline afer karriges ku do te ulesh. Kenaqesia eshte edhe me e madhe kur te kupton se ato jane pune dore.

I krijova keto dekore qe mbajne emrat e mysafireve te ftuar qe te duken sikurse embelsira te volga (cupcake) dhe ato dolen shume simpatike dhe vertete e komplementuan temen e dekorit te tryezes.
Procesi ishte shume i thjeshte dhe mund te ndiqet permes fotove me larte.

Per sa i perket dekorit qendror te tavolines, deshiroja qe te ishte me shume qirinje por nuk gjeja mbajtese qirinjesh qe i pershtatej visionit tim, andaj edhe e dizajnova mbajtesen dhe permes nje skicimi te thjeshte ajo u realizua nga nje mjeshter saldues. Produkti final nuk e ka ate finalizimin sic do ta kishte nje produkt i fabrikuar, por me rendesi eshte qe mbajtsja e ka pamjen qe une e deshiroja dhe duket shume bukur me qirinje.

Dukja e qirinjeve gjithashtu ka te involvuar metoden Beje Vet (DIY). Deshiroja qe qirinjet e bardhe te kishin pake shkelqim ngjyre ari, andaj edhe e mbeshtolla pjesen e poshtme te qiriut me nje folie ngjitese ngjyre ari, dhe krijova nje dizajn vertete unik te qirinjve.

Ne vend qe te perdori unazat per salvetat e ushqimit, une thjeshte i lidha ato me nje shirit te shkurter pambuku te zi dhe siper tyre vendosa nje sheqerke ne forme shkopi te cilen poashtu e mbeshtolla me leter dekoruese metalike.

Yjet e bardha nga letra, te vendosura ne qender te tryezes gjithashtu i bera vet duke u sherbyer me instrukcionet qe i mora ne kete link.

Gjithshtu i bera me debore artificiale kurorat nga gjethet e fresketa te pishes te cilat i kisha punuar shume me heret. Pas disa javeve ato filluan paksa te vyshken andaje edhe nevojitej nje intervenim. Efektin e debores ne to e fitova duke i sperkatur me sprej te bardhe dekorativ dhe pastaj i bera me sprej ngjites dhe menjehere mbi to hudha fluska artificiale debore.

Dhe perfundimisht nderhyra edhe tek thikat dhe pirunjet. Kete vit deshiroja qe t’i kisha gjithsesi luget,thikat dhe pirunjet me ngjyre metalike te arit. Megjithate, cmimet te cilat ishin neper shitore per nje komplet te tille ishin tej mase te larta dhe une nuk isha e pergaditur te shpenzoj aq shume para per to, dhe fatkeqsisht nuk e kam ndonje Target (mega shitore Amerikane qe ofron produkte moderne me cmime te ulta) afer qe t’i blej me cmim te volitshem; por me metoden Beje Vet e arita pamjen e tyre cfare e deshiroja duke i ngjyrosur dorezat e tyre me sprej ngjyre ari.

Per t’ju shmangur grithjeve qe shkaktohen gjat perdorimit, i lyva me nje shtrese llaku te anijeve dhe i lash qe te teren mire. Po duken shume bukur, dhe do t’i perdori vetem kohe pas kohe, vetem re rastet te vecanta,pasi qe nuk mund te lahen ne makine te eneve.

Pra qe te keni nje tryeze festive te bukur nuk do te thot qe te shpenzoni shume. Disa dekorime me metoden Beje Vet jane nje nder truqet si si munde te arini pamjen qe e deshironi. Me fat puna Beje Vet per te gjithe ata te cilet do ta bejne ndonjerin nga keto projekte, dhe mos haroni t’a ndani me mua punen t’uaj.

Ju faleminderit qe vizituat kete faqe.

Besa