Friday, January 31, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (part 52)

Fab lamps

Baked camembert

Days that are getting longer again

cake for moms birthday

Signs of spring?

A new DIY project

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The one with the plant pot DIY

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:
  • scissors
  • washi tape
  • 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.

Monday, January 27, 2014

The one with a year of blogging

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 United States!
  • 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
  • I've been named a purveyor of cool :-)
Here's to another year of blogging!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The one with the things I liked this week (part 51)

I think this is the first plant I've ever bought for myself. More on this next monday in a DIY post.
Ofcourse, I didn't make the plant myself, but it needed a place to live in :-)

I never say 'no' to tea and cake. The Dutch name for this kind of cake is 'vlaai'.

Taking some new product pictures for some of my Etsy listings

New additions to my household

Getting some cuddles

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The one with all the doors

Seen on a sunday walk.

I thought these, and other doors from across the globe, deserved their own board on Pinterest. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The one with links I like


Frozen bubbles

February is not just Valentine's day, it's also
international Book Giving Day

Yes to this maple cake

21 big dogs (and 1 big cat)

X-Rays of everyday objects

This is what happens when you add a camera to a kite

Sleep less and do more?! 

Which Pixar movie are you?
(I'm Ratatouille)

Monday, January 20, 2014

The one with all the Oreo's

What you´ll need:
  • 250 grams of (frozen) blueberries, defrosted
  • 3 tablespoons of water
  • 1 tablespoon of cane sugar
  • 14 cookies
  • 2 extra cookies for serving
  • 1 litre of vanilla icecream

What you'll need to do:
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