Sunday, November 25, 2012

Birthday party with family and friends

Because I'll turn 18 coming week, I celebrated my birthday yesterday with my friends and family.
I had made so many plans to make food, but I think I wasn't totally being realistic, because is was way to much work for the short amount of time I had. At the end my mom helped me a little, but still one dish I couldn't make. But I'll tell you wat I did make!

I started by making a cake with strawberry and white chocolate filling. I wasn't quite finished when my friends showed up, so Suzan and Sophie helped to decorate it. It think it turned out really pretty and it also tasted great.

I made Harissa, Feta and Tomato Tartlets, you can find the recipe here. They tasted really good and looked so beautiful! The photo of the end result I took later that evening. It already was quite dark outside, so the photo is really bad, but it'll give you a little impression.

To the right you can see grilled suchinni pizza slices I made, using this recipe. Furthermore I made crepe lasagne with spinach and ricotta.The recipe was in french, so I used Google Translate to translate it. It turned out a little funny, but it was clear what the directions were supposed to be.

My parents had bought champagne, to toast on my birthday. My friends and I played boardgames and ate a lot of food the rest of the day.

Although it wasn't my birthday yet, I had an amazing day.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Amazing cover of Keep Your Head Up

Every week I watch The voice of Holland. I've gotten a little tired with al the singing contests on tv nowadays, but I like how this contest is slightly different. The jury had to sit with their back towards the person who is singing, so the voice is only of importance. My favorite contestant so far is Sandra van Nieuwland. Last friday she sang an amazing arrangement of Keep Your Head Up by Ben Howard.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Making a paper crane garland

A while ago I made this paper crane garland. It so simple, and I really like it. My friend Suzan and I used it to decorate the livingroom for our Japanese themed dinner party. The only thing you will need to make it, is colored rectangular pieces of paper, a needle and some thread.
First you have to make as much paper cranes as you want for your garland.

Folding a paper crane is really easy, I've already made lots of them.

When you think you have enough paper cranes, you use the needle to thread the cranes on the thread. You just put de needle trough the heads and the tails.

And then it's finished!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Homemade Mod podge

Today I made Mod Podge.
I found the idea on the internet and it turned out to be super easy! You just put a surtain amount of glue in a jar and add the same amount of water to it. Shake it, and your mod podge is ready to be used!

I used my homemade mod podge to attach the label to the jar, so you can see it actually works.

In my mind I have already so much things I want to use it for! Of course you can use it for decoupage projects, but I have also something else in mind. Later I'll tell you more about it!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Easy brownie recipe

Hi guys,

Today I celebrated that it's weekend once again, by making a brownie. (I love brownies) This recipe takes little time and is so easy! I make it so often... This time I put the baking tin to high in the oven, so I had to put a sheet of alluminium foil on top of it, to keep it from burning. Because of this, the upper part of the brownie, wasn't whole anymore. But who cares, it still tasted great!

Wat you'll need:
4 eggs
125 g sugar
125 brown sugar
150 g pure chocolate
150 g self-rising flour
150 g butter
1 little bag of vanillasugar

Wat you need to do:
Start by pre-heating the oven on 175 ÂșC. Break the chocolate into little pieces and melt them along with the butter. When that's done, add the sugar, brown sugar, vanillasugar and flour and mix it al together. Last, add the eggs one by one. When the dough has a smooth consistency you can pour it in your baking tin (grease it with butter first).

Let me know how it tasted!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Hi, this is me.

Dear Who Ever Is Reading This,

On this blog I'm going to keep track of my creative outbursts along with my Day Zero list and other stuff that appeal to me. I'm going to post tutorials on the clothes and crafts I make and recipes. This post is a small introduction, I guess, to who I am. On Pinterest  (to which I'm addicted by the way)  I found these fun images, so I'll let them to the talking!
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Today is the first day of november and besides starting this blog I also started with NaNoWriMo, because november is National Novel Writing Month. The main idea behind this is basically, that you write a novel of at least 50.000 words in 30 days. Over 200.000 people around the world participate. This is the second year that I'm trying to reach the goal. Last year I failed, but hopefully this year I will succeed!

If you want to know more about me, keep following my blog and leave a comment. By doing so, you would make me real happy!