Monday, January 26, 2015

10 practical uses for the Ikea Variera box

On a recent trip to Ikea I discovered the wonders of the Variera Box. At the beginning I was really skeptical about it (I don't really like boxes with no cover because I feel like dust gets inside easily), but because it looked functional and pretty (it has the simple kind of prettiness to it) I decided to give it a try and bring one home with me. After using it to store oil/salt and vinegar bottles in one of the kitchen cabinets, I decided that I needed more of them, so I took another trip to Ikea and ended up going back home with two more of them (one for baking products, the other for spices). 

I love how easy it is to fit them in the kitchen cabinets and just pull them out when you need something, without dealing with all the products scatered around. That made me think about all the uses that the Variera box might have outside the kitchen, and how practical it could be to store different stuff all over the apartment. That's when I decided to come up with this post, which I have to clarify that is not sponsored or anything like that, just based on my personal experience (and let's face it, for my love for this product). By the way, did I mention that the come in assorted glossy colors for the inside?


1. To store bathroom products, like they show at The Budget Decorator.

(Photo by The Budget Decorator)

2. To store crayons, or other coloring pencils

3. As a mail station organizer (using more than one to sort the mail immediately just when you receive it). 

4. To organize your pantry, like Cassie from Hi Sugarplum! did

(Photo by Hi Sugarplum!)

5. To keep in the same place all the loose small pieces of scrapbooking paper that you had left from your craft projects.

6. In the storage room, to keep bulbs, batteries, wires, and all kind of stuff separated.

7. To keep tupperware lids all at the same place

9. On the counter of your kitchen, to place pots of aromatic plants without having to worry about making a mess when you water them.

10. To keep your cleaning products classified, so you can carry the right ones depending on what you're going to clean.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Treasury: Snowy White

The deepest of Winter is here and I'm not going to lie: I'm looking forward to Spring, to warmer days and colorful landscapes. But there's no reason to get the Winter Blues: the soft colors of Winter can also be very soothening, don't you think?

Trees - illustrated notebok - handmade school notebook
5SOS TShirt 5 Seconds of Summer TShirt Snow Sweater 5SOS Sweater Sweatshirt Jumpers Long Sleeve Women Shirt Men Shirt Unisex Shirt S,M,L
Ceramic Cat Miniature in White Clay and Decorated with Pigments in Pink and Black. Made To Order
Mini Treasure Pot, White:  Wedding Decor, Engagement, Special Jewelry Box, Toothfairy
BAMBOO Natural  ,Eco Friendly PESHTEMAL,High Quality Hand Woven Turkish Cotton Bath,Beach,Spa,Yoga,Pool Towel
Winter Bell Jar - 5 x 7 Art Illustration Print - winter drawing, nursery art,
Kaolin White Clay Soap - Unscented Vegan Soap
White leather backpack rucksack / To order
Ring with snowy mountains handmade of iroko wood, snow and mountain lovers
Unique coffee mug minimal pottery black and white cup
CROCHET INFINITY SCARF, 100% Baby Alpaca, Knit Eternity Scarf, Chunky Ribbed Scarf, Double Wrap Scarf, Winter, Neutral - Cream
White Mittens, Wool Mittens, Kids Mittens, White Wool Mittens, White Kids Mittens, Wool Kids Mittens, Winter Wedding Flower Girls
Snow Flake Earring Silver stud earring Cute earring Silver charm earring Christmas gift mom Birthday Gift best friend Birthday Gift sister
white pencils with gold foil petite heart - set of 24
VOLCANO hat (knitted hat wool blend) - ready to post
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Life these days

I never really liked January. Is one of those grey months with not enough sunlight and too many viruses going around. For me it also means exams, and never ending foggy days, which we get a lot in here. Cute socks and cozy blankets are mandatory to survive the deepest side of winter. And plants? Only inside.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday Treasury: New Beginnings

First treasury of the year! And of course I had to include my favorite tones: pastels! I hope you all had a good start of 2015, and that you're enjoying the weekend, however you're spending it.

Vintage clock Vityaz Rabbit Mechanical Clock Vityaz Mint Green Home decor Kid room nursery decor Round table clock Retro Soviet clock
Jewel Tone Necklace in Pastel Colors. Mint. Lilac. Light Yellow. Pastel Necklace.
Super Maxi Scarf/Organic Wool/White
Ceramic lidded canister Sugar container with cork Teal and cream
1970s French vintage cream colored lamp. Pale yellow. Pastel yellow. Loft. Industrial. Cottage chic
2015 Wall Calendar / Flora & Fauna
Shiny Beige and Gold Sequin Zippered Pouch, Holiday, Gifts, Holiday Clutch
2 pcs of Pastel Pink Geometric Enamel Gold Plated Zinc Alloy Pendants - 20 mm
Duvet Cover stripes duvet turquoise grey yellow pastel colors decoration room decor queen and king duvet cover bedding duvet cover stripe
Hello Scarf Girl Card - Cute Stationery, Girl in Frame, Say Hello Card, Illustrated Stationery, Friend Card, Illustrated Note Card
Convertible Wool Gloves, Crochet Women Mittens In Blue, Winter Accessories, Fingerless Arm Warmers
Dinosaur Head - Children's Hand Knitted Triceratops Wall Art
32 oz Oatmeal Lavender Bath and Face- Natural Bath and Body - Face Wash -New Mom Gift- Bridal Shower Favor - Baby Shower Favor -
2015 Year Weekly Planner Calendar Diary Day Spiral A5 Triangle Agenda Day Planner - BEST Christmas GIFT!
White ceramic mug with painted bue feathers/ handmade mug/ winter decor/ feather decor/ christmas gift

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year to all the readers of La Caseta de Paper!


I hope the New Year brings you all a bunch of happiness, awesome memories 
and a mountain of simple pleasures. 

HAPPY 2015!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Five Pretty Mugs for Christmas

Something I love about Christmas time is being able to use items (any kind of items) that are designed only for Christmas. Yes, sometimes it can be expensive if we consider that is stuff that we only use for a month in the whole year, but at the same time this is what makes them special, isn't it?

One of these items are mugs. This is the perfect time of the year to treat ourselves with a mug of warm tea or hot cocoa, and a pretty Christmas mug, all festive and cheerful, will only add to the great feeling of it. Don't you think?

For visual enjoyment, here are five mugs I've spotted online, and that I really love!

Christmas mugs

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Catching up with the blog!

I just realized it's been more than a couple of months since my last entry on this blog. The truth is that for a while I've been making myself a lot of questions about where La Caseta de Paper is going, wondering what I want to do with it, what I want to change, and also trying to gather enough motivation to keep this place active. There has been days in which I've wondered if I should just put it on hiatus, other days I even pondering deleting it, but looking at it with perspective now I'm glad I didn't. I like this little space I have on the Internet, I met people in here, and I would truly miss it if I just decided to give up and close it.

I think we all bloggers have gone through a similar phase, and we all have gone through some phases in which all inspiration and motivation seem to have vanished, so I know you know what I'm talking about. I don't want to put pressure on myself and tell me I'll update daily because the less thing I want right now is to commit into something that I still don't know if I can do. But what's for sure is that I'm trying to recover the illusion that back then made me start this blog, and reconvert it into something I like, a place where I can feel comfortable in.

Something I always missed in my blog was more text, more communication. I love to keep things graphic but I think that some interaction with my readers doesn't really imply something negative (you don't have to get too personal to communicate things, after all). So that's what I'll try to do from now on: communicate. After all that's the main reason that pushes us to have a blog, isn't it?

To catch up with what Autumn was, I'm posting a couple of pics of the Fall smashbook/journal pages I made. And hopefully this will lead to more post!