Friday, August 30, 2013

The one with the things I liked this week (part 31)

Wise words at lunch

A 'new' wall with some of my favorite postcrossing cards

Receiving this in my mailbox. It's a good thing that this 
chocolate isn't for sale in the Netherlands.

My first sockbun-experiment

Monday, August 26, 2013

The one with the basil dip

What you'll need:
  • 40 grams of basil
  • 1 package of creamcheese
  • 2 tablespoons of capers
  • 2 tablespoons of grated grana padano
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • pepper to taste

What you'll need to do:
Well, this is not really a recipe, it's super easy (chopping + stirring). All you need to do is chop the basil leaves and capers, add it to the cheeses and olive oil. Give it a stir, add pepper to taste, and that's it! I served it with warm bread and dried olives. I've never had this kind of olives before. If you can get your hands on them, I can highly recommend them, they are delicious!

Friday, August 23, 2013

The one with the things I liked this week (part 30)

Homemade ravioli

Seeing this makes me want to have a cat

I couldn't resist

The new Ikea catalogue

What were the things you liked this week? Hope you'll have a lovely weekend!

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

The one where we visit Den Bosch

The weekend before last, I visited Den Bosch with my mother. I moved to this city when I was 18 and lived there for 1,5 year. It still feels a little bit like home. It's only half an hour away by train, but it's very different from where I live now. We had a little walk, a big lunch, visited the cathedral and spent some time at the renewed museum. My mom also blogged about it over here.

There are canals througout the city, if you like boats (which I don't 
because of an incident years ago) you can have a guided boat tour

A moustached house

Our big lunch

Saint John's cathedral

A gorgeous ceiling in the cathedral

Mother, in the museum

Super fun Schiaparelli sunnies

My favourite item of the jewelry collection, a big brooch

A necklace, not sure how this one works

The museumshop was one of the best I've seen, lots of books and 
other things (like these bears) that I wanted to take with me

Monday, August 19, 2013

The one with the fringed necklace DIY

What you'll need:

  • ballchain, I used 45 centimeters
  • fringe, I used 23 centimeters
  • 1 connector for the ballchain
  • needle
  • thread
  • blank nailpolish

What you'll need to do:

Start sewing from the middle outwards

Use blank nailpolish to keep the fringe from fraying

Add the connector

Et voilĂ , you're done!

The fringe was a leftover from another DIY-project, the ballchain and connector are from Atelier Luna

Saturday, August 17, 2013

The one with the things I liked this week (part 29)

experimenting with my camera
blue skies
figuring out what to do with these
I love it when I don't have to cook, and I find something like this on the table

Friday, August 16, 2013

The one with the winner

Last week I organised a little giveaway to celebrate my 100th post. Thanks to everyone who entered, I liked reading your lovely comments to that post, they gave me a bit more confidence about my blogging skills. 

And the winner is Natasha. Congrats! Please send me en email at yourinvisiblecrown {at} with your adress. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

The one with the potato salad

What you'll need:
  • 2 avocado's
  • a big hand of walnuts
  • 2 boxes of garden cress
  • 100 grams of feta cheese
  • 350 grams of small potatoes
  • juice of half a lemon
  • salt, pepper 
  • 3 spoons of extra virgin olive oil

What you'll need to do:
Cook the potatoes and let them cool a bit. Chop the feta cheese and avocado's in cubes. Mix these in a large bowl with the walnuts, cress, potatoes, lemon juice and olive oil. Season with pepper and salt. I like this recipe a lot, the result is very tasty and it doesn't take a lot of ingredients or time to prepare.

Have you entered the giveaway?