In my 'things I liked this week post' from last friday, I already introduced you to my very first houseplant. We have been living together for two weeks now and it's still alive! The brown plastic pot-thingy it came in, wasn't very appealing, and was in need of a replacement. Apparently, winter isn't the best season to go shopping for a plant pot. I wasn't able to find a nice looking pot in the store, or any pot at all for that matter. So I whipped up something myself from things that were already in my home. So it was a very low budget DIY project. Now, that's my kind of project! And not having to leave the warmth and comfort of my home was a nice bonus.
What I used:
an old tin
a piece of oil cloth (a left-over from a previous DIY project)
What I did:
Well, not that much actually. I basically did some cutting and sticking with tape. I think these pictures don't need any explaining.
A year ago I started blogging. my first post received no comments and got about two views (probably both of them by my mother). Twelve months have gone by, and I got to meet some pretty awesome people! I never thought it would have been this much fun to be a blogger. Fr this post I choose some of my favourite pictures, one for each month.
In the last 12 months:
I got out of my comfort zone, by not only posting photo's, but by adding some written words to them too (I worry about my knowledge of the English language, and I am afraid to make mistakes)
I virtually got to visit many different places, in the last 12 months I've been to Paris, Oslo, New York and Rome. I had trips to the Hirschhorn and I have a bit of an idea what it's like to sail down the East Coast of the
I've seen some delicious looking meals coming to life in other people's kitchens
I rediscovered my love for photography
I attended a Blogger Taco Party, took part in a DIY christmas blogging challenge
and received Christmas cards from all corners of the world by joining a
Christmas card exchange
Take the icecream out of the freezer, and let it soften a bit. Crumble the Oreo's, transfer the icecream to a big bowl and add the crumbled cookies. Quickly stir them through the icecream using a fork. Transfer back to it's original packaging, and put it back in the freezer. It needs a couple of hours there.
Slowly heat the blueberries, together with three tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of canesugar in a small saucepan. It needs to slowly boil for a couple of minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken. You can make this in advance, or right before serving. I made this in advance, so I used the sauce cold. But I think it might taste as good (or maybe better) warm!
Crumble the two extra cookies. Serve in a bowl or glass, first add the icecream, after that the sauce and as a finishing touch some cookie crumbles.
Have you discovered any new recipes? Do you have a sweet tooth and do you like desserts as much as I do? If you're in need of more kitchen-inspiration, more recipes are over here.