mandag 11. desember 2017

15 Christmas Gifts In a Jar Ideas

Personally, I feel that one of the biggest challenges in terms of gift giving is what to give to someone who has "everything" and I guess I'm not alone with that challenge. Something that could work as a gift in these cases are gifts in jars, especially if it's of the edible kind. 

These types of gifts are sweet and inexpensive, yet a bit heartwarming. Those who know me well enough knows that I really love to give gifts that serve a function over various nicknack that will be stuffed in a drawer or a cupboard to be forgotten within a month. Gifts in jars could also work as hostess gifts or gifts to neighbours, teachers etc. in case one is in search of that.

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søndag 10. desember 2017

How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree For Less Than 45 Dollars

For a lot of us, a Christmas tree is a "must have" during the holiday season. Some have plastic trees, while others prefer "the real deal". Regardless of preferance, I wanted to give you some inspiration for how to decorate your Christmas tree Scandinavian-style for less than $45 with IKEA's Winter 2017 collection. Let's face it, one can decorate the Christmas tree without spending a fortune.

lørdag 9. desember 2017

Weekend Cooking; 10 Christmas Cooking Books To Check Out

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As I love to both cook and bake, I'm often looking in cookbooks for inspiration. Christmas is no exception to that rule (and please don't even get me started on my dedicated Christmas food and drinks Pinterest board, or Pinterest in general *cough*).
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As I'm probably not the only one, today I wanted to share with you 10 Christmas cooking books to check out.


Do you have a favourite go-to Christmas cookbook? If so, feel free to share in the comment section below.

fredag 8. desember 2017

Friday Finds/Gift Guide; 10 Stocking Stuffers Under $5

Are you on track when it comes to Christmas gifts and/or stocking stuffers? If not, I might help you out a little bit today.

I know that I'm one of those "weird" ones who's finished with all the gift shopping BEFORE December 1st (a deadline I've given myself each year after working in retail during the infamous holiday chaos one year), but the good thing is that it gives me a lot more time to do fun stuff during this month.

Oh, now I start to ramble a bit, nevermind that. What I wanted to share with you today was something so simple as a gift guide with 10 stocking stuffers under $5, all found on Etsy. It might be added costs on shipping, but if you're smart and have multiple persons who would love the same gift, feel free to buy more than one of whatever item. I've made a varied list, so there is a chance you might find something for both genders on this list.


Do you have any good ideas for cheap, yet fun stocking stuffer gifts? Feel free to comment below.

torsdag 7. desember 2017

Thursday Movie Picks; Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Swan Makeover

Wow, is it already the first Thursday in December? Time flies fast, but nevertheless it's time for a new Thursday Movie Picks post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week was ugly duckling to beautiful swan makeover.

Here are my picks;

Disney's Cinderella; It is one of the more classical movies, so I thought it would be wrong NOT to have it on the list.

Three Wishes for Cinderella; It's an Eastern European re-telling of Cinderella, slightly magical and feministic and it's always aired 11 AM in Norway on Christmas Eve.

The Princess Diaries; For a bit of a good laugh, with the lovely Julie Andrews as a bonus.

tirsdag 5. desember 2017

Making a Home; 15 Christmas Crafts To Make This Season

I’m not going to deny that I enjoy Christmas. I also enjoy doing crafts. That means that Christmas crafts is seriously fun. At least for me, doing craft projects can be a bit calming (look at is as a sort of mindfulness). In some cases, the results of a crafty afternoon means having a pile of handmade and personal Christmas gifts one can give to family, friends and other loved ones. Also, the good thing is that it can be as cheap or as expensive as one makes it. And let’s face it; a lot of times a cheaper, yet thoughtful handmade gift can be a lot more valuable for the recipient rather than the expensive gift purchased last minute because one had no clue what to buy.
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Today I wanted to share a round up of 15 Christmas crafts one could make this season. Some are kid-friendly, while others are probably more suitable for adults. Luckily all of them are suitable as Christmas gifts, so if you make some of them, you can potentially tick off one (or several) gifts off the dreaded Christmas gift list.

Here's the list of Christmas crafts;

mandag 4. desember 2017

10 Christmas Events In Stavanger to Check Out in December

It's December, alright. It also means that there is plenty of Christmas themed events around the world. In my little corner on planet Earth is no different and here is a neat little list of things happening in Stavanger in December.

November 24th to December 16th; Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella Show
December 1st to 23rd; Christmas Workshop at Sølvberget
December 2nd to 23rd; Christmas Porridge at Circus
December 5th; A Christmas for Carol at Stavanger Theatre
December 8th; Christmas Sweater Party at Cocktailfabrikken
December 8th; Christmas Market at Sølvberget
December 9th; Live Advent Calendar at Sølvberget
December 13th; Christmas Lunch at Museum of Archaeology
December 14th; Screening of "It's a Wonderful Life" at Sølvberget
December 20th; Meberg Trio - Christmas Concert at Bøker og Børst

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søndag 3. desember 2017

30 Christmas Activities for Couples

In all the Christmas chaos, it's sometimes easy to "forget" the partner. So today I wanted to give you some ideas for "date nights" and other things to do with your partner this Christmas. Personally, I think it's important to sometimes slow down a bit, regardless of whether or not it's Christmas, though it can be okay to slow down a bit with the Christmas chaos.
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Here's the ideas;
1.       Go on a romantic walk through a winter wonderland
2.       See The Nutcracker ballet
3.       Go ice-skating together
4.       Have a snowball fight
5.       Go on a date at Starbucks (or another coffee shop) during the holidays
6.       Visit a Christmas tree farm
7.       Watch a classic Christmas movie and have a huge bowl of popcorn
8.       Play some Christmas music and talk instead of watching TV
9.       Take a drive to look at Christmas lights
10.   Mix a new cocktail together
11.   Go for an evening walk or run on a path that is lit with Christmas lights
12.   On a Saturday or Sunday morning, enjoy coffee in bed with a book or a stack of magazines
13.   Gift each other red underwear to wear during all those Christmas parties you both will attend.
14.   Catch snowflakes on your tongues during the first snowfall during the season
15.   Plan a dinner party with friends or just the two of you
16.   Recreate a favourite childhood Christmas memory, like watching a certain movie or bake cookies.
17.   Do a “hot chocolate critique” where you split on a hot chocolate at five different coffee shops/cafés and rate them in order to find your favourite
18.   Grab the camera and go outside in search for the best Christmas photo location
19.   Have a Christmas gift wrapping party. Get together and wrap all those gifts for friends and family while listening to some Christmas music.
20.   Create a shared Christmas bucket list
21.   Attend a local Christmas tree lighting
22.   Find an awesome sledding hill and go sledding. Go to a local coffee shop for a cup of coffee to warm up afterwards
23.   Check your wardrobe and pull out everything you didn’t wear last autumn/winter and donate them to the local Goodwill or similar
24.   Snuggle together under a blanket next to a real crackling fire while reading Christmas stories together
25.   Make an advent calendar for each other
26.   Bake Christmas cookies together
27.   Make a music playlist for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day
28.   Pick a Christmas tradition from another part of the world and try it this year
29.   Do an anonymous act of kindness for a friend or a family member

30.   Invite friends over for an ugly sweater party

lørdag 2. desember 2017

Weekend Cooking; 10 Christmas Cookies To Try This Season

For me, one of the most fun things to do during Christmas is to bake cookies. I can't deny that I'm an avid baker, so Christmas is a nice excuse to have a bit of fun in the kitchen. One of my go-to cookies every year is a Norwegian cookie called Kakemenn (literally translated as cake-men, but can be made in a variety of recognizable shapes). Just as a random trivia, in the county where I live in (Rogaland), you can actually purchase kakemenn the entire year. Yes, I know it can sound weird for some, just as we have a cookie with the so-not-politically-correct name Jew Cakes (recipe found here, but don't worry, the cakes are yummy).
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I would guess I'm not the only one who is going to bake this season and because of that, I wanted to share with you a round-up of 10 Christmas cookies, so feel free to pick-and-choose if you want to make any of them, even the non-PC named Jew Cakes I mentioned earlier, so technically it's 11 cookies to consider. If you're hosting a Christmas cookie exchange, you could check out these free printables as well.

Here's the list;
Norwegian Kakemenn
Mint Chocolate Cookies
Meltaway Christmas Cookies
Gingerbread Men
Dark Chocolate, Almond and Orange Lace Cookies
Lebucken
Ginger Nuts
Cinnamon Star Cookies
Mexican Mocha Crinkle Cookies
Gingerbread Cookies

fredag 1. desember 2017

Friday Finds; Items For a Pick-Me-Up Christmas Basket

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Christmas sometimes includes a lot of stress and buying gifts can be one of those stress factors. I know that first hand after I've worked at a bookstore (at a shopping center) before Christmas once. As a side note of that, please be nice to those who work in retail during the holiday, they have to be on their best behaviour the entire shift, even with the rude costumers who make Ebenezer Scrooge seem like a nice bloke in comparison.

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Apart from my own rule of being finished with all Christmas gift purchases before December 1st, I sometimes make multiple gift baskets with the same "theme" so I can purchase items in bulk. It makes it all a more bearable and I avoid the pre-Christmas chaos.

Considering the stress that the holidays sometimes can be, why not make a pick-me-up Christmas basket as gift(s)? All of the items I want to share with you today can be purchased in bulk at iHerb and you can get a discount if you order a certain quantity, so you don't even need to leave the house aside from picking up the package at the post office (yay, even though it's of course important to shop at small local independent shops as well).

Some items that would work great in a pick-me-up Christmas basket includes;
Twinings Christmas Tea
Moroccan Mint Tea
Peppermint & Tangerine Foot Soak
Shea Butter Soap
Way Out Wax Tea Lights

Do you have any great tips on themed Christmas baskets? Or do you have any thoughts in general about them? Feel free to share below in the comment section.

torsdag 30. november 2017

Thursday Movie Picks Television Edition; Workplace

It's Thursday yet again, which means it's time for a new Thursday Movie Picks post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week was TV-series at a workplace.


My picks are;
Ally McBeal; I fell in love with it when it first aired WAY BACK.

Ugly Betty; Betty is so sweet, I struggle not to like her as a character, even though she's annoying at times.

Bomb Girls; Never underestimate women at a munitons factory during WW2.

tirsdag 28. november 2017

Making a Home; How To Pull Off Christmas On a Budget

Christmas can be an expensive affair, especially if one isn’t careful. There is also the aspect that not all of us can afford an extravagant celebration. With all of that in mind, I wanted to share with you some tips on how to pull of Christmas on a budget. Before I start I want to point out two things; not all ideas might work for you, and not all of them can be done this year.
  
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So, let’s start.
  1. Write a budget for Christmas which includes ALL expenses – food, decorations, gifts and whatnot, and stick to that budget.
  2. Write a list of all the people you are going to give a gift to and brainstorm gift ideas.
  3. Start buying gifts early and by early, I mean January. Personally I’ve got the rule of being finished before December 1st with all my Christmas gifts and starting as early as January has helped me a lot so I don’t need to spend too much money in one month on Christmas gifts (added bonus that I can focus on doing other stuff in December).
  4. Make inexpensive handmade gifts, like gifts in a jar, cinnamon ornaments, baked goods, your imagination sets the limit basically.
  5. Instead of giving individual gifts to every single person on your list, why not combine gifts to couples on your list. For instance, I have given one gift to my grandparents, instead of individual ones to both my grandmother and my grandfather. Another option is to give gifts only to the kids.
  6. Speaking of gifts to kids; don’t overdo it and give them a gazillion gifts.
  7. Generally speaking both for kids and adults, it’s better to give ONE thoughtful gift as opposed to expensive gifts purchased in panic.
  8. If you can, set some money aside each month for Christmas.
  9. Take advantage of post-Christmas sales to stock up on gift wrapping paper, gift tags, decorations, table ware etc for next Christmas. You can also use the chance to get a head start on gifts for next year, as a lot of stores often have sales on gift sets.
  10. Take advantage of sales, coupons and discounts in general throughout the year. Sometimes you might come across the perfect gift for someone.
  11. Just a bit of a comment on purchasing gifts on sale; count the retail value, not the sale price. You might risk purchasing even more for person X “just because” the original gift was on sale.
  12. Make your own Christmas gift tags. I’m going to publish a post on printable gift tags in December, so feel free to stay tuned.
  13. Make your own Christmas decor.
  14. Store your decorations well after use.
  15. Give handmade coupons as gifts – like “babysitting for one evening” to the couple that never gets out on a date because of kids etc.
  16. Use your common sense. Sometimes it’s best to just state the obvious, because it’s sometimes forgotten.
Do you have any great Christmas budget ideas? Feel free to share below.

mandag 27. november 2017

Menu Plan Monday Week 48

In the last few weeks I've completely forgotten to write the Menu Plan Monday posts, but it's time to write a new one, thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie. I've had so much stuff to do, like attending a chocolate making course, doing the last Christmas gift shopping (I have the rule of being finished before December 1st) and a bunch of other stuff, like having birthday and updating my bilingual book blog.
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Now, time for the menu plan for this week.
Monday; American Stew
Tuesday; Leftovers
Wednesday; Fish Cakes
Thursday; Leftovers
Friday; Spaghetti Bolognese
Saturday; Leftovers
Sunday; Fish Gratin

What's on your menu plan this week? Feel free to share below.

fredag 24. november 2017

Friday Finds; 8 Christmas Inspired Things To Do in London During December

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I've been in love with London since the first time I visited that city around 20 years ago. At the moment I unfortunately don't have enough cash in order to travel, but it doesn't stop me from looking at fun things to experience in that city.

Here are a few events that I would consider checking out if I had enough cash to travel in December and I've found them all on AirBnB.


torsdag 23. november 2017

Thursday Movie Picks; Origin Movies

It's Thursday again, which means it's time for a new Thursday Movie Picks post thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week was origin movies.

My picks are;

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; It tells some of the origin story of Harry.

The Hobbit; It is the origin story of LOTR, even though one needs to have read Silmarillion to understand some of the things that happens in both The Hobbit and LOTR.

Hannibal Rising; The origin story to one of the creepiest psychiatrists ever known in fiction.

onsdag 22. november 2017

Gift Guide; Unique Unicorn Gifts for Kids & Adults

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Sometimes, we all want to have a unicorn. Unfortunately they don't exist, at least not the horsey variety, though sometimes some people stand out like a unicorn (remember to always be a unicorn). As Christmas is approaching, I wanted to share with you a small gift guide with unique unicorn gifts for kids and adults.

Here you go;


søndag 19. november 2017

A Nice Christmas Offer From TravelBird

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TravelBird is an online travel agency and currently they've got a really nice Christmas offer going on. If you purchase a gift card on let us say 500 NOK, you will recieve another gift gard for 250 NOK for free. It's a pretty nice deal in my opinion, so if you are unsure what to give to someone this Christmas, feel free to consider a gift card for a vacation. Let's face it, we all need a bit of a break at times.

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fredag 17. november 2017

Friday Finds; Holiday Party Cups & Drink Accessories That Standout

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Christmas is just around the corner, which means that chaos will soon unfold. With that in mind, I wanted to share with you a few cool holiday party cups and drink accessories that stand out. Sometimes it's all in the details and one doesn't need to do that much in order to spice it up a bit, as these items below prove.




torsdag 16. november 2017

Thursday Movie Picks; Movies With Strong Female Characther(s)

It's Thursday and time for a new Thursday Movie Picks post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week was movies with strong female character(s) and here are my picks.


Breakfast at Tiffany's; What is there not to love about Holly?

Flashdance; Proving that women can be confident and sexual without selling their bodies to men.

Kill Bill; Let's face it - Beatrix Kiddo is not to be messed with.

Silence of the Lambs; Jodie Foster playing a badass FBI agent.

Chicago; Proving that men aren't irreplacable.

søndag 12. november 2017

Christmas Card Exchange

It's always nice to recieve something else than "just" bills in the mail. As it's soon(ish) Christmas, I wanted to do something for you readers. I decided that I wanted to create a Christmas card exchange.

In the form further down, you fill out the needed information, like address, how many cards you will be sending etc and after the deadline (Nov. 28th) I will go through the answers and hook you up. Please write in the form if you have any shipping restrictions and I will do my best to accomodate that. Also, don't worry, the information from the form will be solely for this card exchange and will be deleted afterwards.

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Just some quick rules;

  • Please send as many cards as you promise. No one likes being disappointed.
  • You're expected to purchase cards, stamps, etc yourself. Take that into account when considering how many people you will send Christmas cards to.
  • You have until November 28th to fill out this form. Afterwards I will figure out the puzzle as quickly as I can and give you the needed information to send your cards.
  • If you're under 18, you will need your parents permission to give out your home address. By sending the form, you will automatically claim to have that permission.
  • Most importantly; be nice and have fun.
  • If you can't write directly into the form below, please use this link.


fredag 10. november 2017

Friday Finds; Ready-Made Advent Calendars

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Even though it is early November, it's time to think a little bit about advent calendars, especially if one is going to order online to make sure one gets it on time. Let's face it, some things are best to do a bit ahead. As an adult, I most of the time end up with either a tea or (slightly boring) chocolate advent calendar due to budget. That doesn't mean I don't look at the slightly more fancy and pricey ones, though.

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A little bit due to my dreaming of a more fancy advent calendar, I decided I could write a short round up of ready-made advent calendars for (mostly) grown ups if you want some inspiration.

Here is my list;
Rituals
The Body Shop
Molton Brown
LUSH
Whisky Advent Calendar
Scandinavian Speciality Coffee
Tea Advent Calendar
Organic Tea Advent Calendar

And here is two for the kids;
Kindness Christmas Countdown
Acts of Kindness printable Advent Calendar UK Version

It even exists an advent calendar for cats if you are in search for that.

Do you have an advent calendar, either for yourself, your partner or your kids? Feel free to comment below.

torsdag 9. november 2017

Thursday Movie Picks; Movie Adaptions of Books I Want to See

It's thursday again and time for a new Thursday Movie Picks-post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week was movie adaptions of books, games, comics etc. that I want to see.

Here are my picks;
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
It's so interesting and magical that I think it would be suitable as a movie

Horizon series by Tabitha Lord
It's a series with both action and love, some ingredients that often is on the big screen.

The Laird of Duncairn by Craig Comer
There's a few action scenes that would be really cool to watch.

The Sweetest Thing by Fiona Shaw
It's a story that would be really nice in a movie.

The Almond by Nedjma
It has a perspective one doesn't see that often in movies.

lørdag 28. oktober 2017

Weekend Cooking; Recipe for Norwegian Lapskaus

As I promised a while ago (see this post), I would write down and post my recipe for Norwegian Lapskaus. The beauty of Lapskaus is that it's easy to tweak it, depending on what you have at hand and your own preferance, it's no big deal, though I would recommend that the absolute basic needs to be at least potatoes, carrots and meat + some extra root vegetables.

While prepping for the dish, I would recommend chopping everything in the same size (preferably bite sized) so it cooks evenly, but you don't need to chop while using a measuring tape, so don't panic if it's not perfect.
Here's the recipe.

Norwegian Lapskaus
3-4 potatoes
1 small pack of mini carrots
1 leek
1 parsley root
1 small rutabaga
Around 400 grams Norwegian meat patties (can be substituted with some kind of meat balls)
7,5 dl stock
1 tablespoon corn flour

Chop all vegetables and place everything except the corn flour in a pot. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 45 minutes. In the end, add the corn flour and stir well, allowing it to thicken the dish a bit.

Serve with bread.

fredag 27. oktober 2017

Friday Finds; My Favourite Items From IKEA's VÄSSAD Collection

It's no secret that I really love IKEA and recently they launched a new collection called VÄSSAD. It was a lot of great items in this collection and today I wanted to show you my favourites.

From top left; rugchairtablestorage boxblanket and chandelier.

Did any of these items catch your eye? Feel free to comment below.

torsdag 26. oktober 2017

Thursday Movie Picks Halloween/Television Edition; Horror

It's yet another Thursday, which means it's time for a new Thursday Movie Picks post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week was horror TV-series and here are my picks.


Sleepy Hollow; Modern-day retelling of the short story from 1820.

Penny Dreadful; It plays around with classic horror stories and Victorian London.

Bates Motel; For the fans of the original Psycho movie.

tirsdag 24. oktober 2017

Making a Home; 10 Free Halloween Printables

It's soon Halloween (yay!). For those of us who celebrate Halloween, we all know that sometimes things may cost a bit, so today I wanted to share with you 10 free Halloween printables, just to make life a bit more bearable. I believe that things don't always have to cost a fortune to make it fun.

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So here they are, the 10 free Halloween printables.
Printable Halloween Trick or Treat Chalkboard Art
Please Stop In For A Spell Halloween Printable
Skull Sign Halloween Printable
Halloween Bookmarks
Spooky Halloween Bookmarks
Candy Box
Free Harry Potter Drink Printables
Beware Halloween Printable
Free Halloween Tags
Halloween Treat Labels

Do you have any recommendations of great printables or other fun stuff/tricks to make the Halloween celebration a bit cheaper? Feel free to comment below.

mandag 23. oktober 2017

Menu Plan Monday Week 43

It's Monday again, which means it's time for another Menu Plan Monday post thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie.

Sometimes I wonder what it is with my freezer and me? It "always" seems to fill up more quickly than I manage to do a destash. Oh well, luckily it means that I've got enough dinners for a while and need to do another "mini destash". That's where menu plans come in handy (aka have a bit of circulation).
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Here's my menu plan for this week.
Monday; Breaded Plaice
Tuesday; Mexican Stew
Wednesday; Leftovers
Thursday; Fish & Chips
Friday; Creamy Chicken Stew
Saturday; Leftovers
Sunday; Fish & Chips

What's on your menu plan for this week? Feel free to share below.

søndag 22. oktober 2017

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

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Some of us may be a bit late in purchasing this year's Halloween costume. Some might have gotten a last minute Halloween-party invitation. What to do when there's only little over a week left before Halloween?

One thing could very well to purchase a ready-made Halloween costume and
CoolStuff has a large assortment, both for women, children and men. An added bonus is that they have various make up, contact lenses and so on as well, so you can buy everything you need at once.

Have you figured out your costume yet? If you have, feel free to comment below what/who you will be dressing up as.

Halloween Sminkesett | Zombiefangekostyme ? medium | Vampyr Kostyme Standard | Day Of The Dead Senorita Large | De dødes dag ? Frida-parykk | Zombiejente i pyjamas kostyme barn ? large | Gotisk Nonne Kostyme Small |

lørdag 21. oktober 2017

Weekend Cooking; Rustic Apple Cake

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I'm not going to deny that I really enjoy a good apple cake and there is a bit of comfort eating it freshly baked in the autumn. An added bonus is if I have some vanilla custard or ice cream at hand (yes, it is indeed possible to eat apple cake with vanilla ice cream). Today I wanted to share with you an easy recipe for a rustic apple cake that I sometimes make.


Rustic Apple Cake
150 grams flour
150 grams sugar
150 grams melted butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice
2 eggs
About 4 apples, in wedges

Blend all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Melt the butter and pour over. Mix it a bit to let the butter cool. In a seperate bowl, whisk the two eggs together and pour over the blend. Mix well.

Pour the batter in a circular cake mould and place the wedged apples on top. Bake for about 30 minutes on 175 degrees Celcius.

Best served luke warm, preferably with some vanilla custard or a scoop of ice cream.

fredag 20. oktober 2017

Friday Finds; Autumn Playlist

Even though I haven't blogged too much about it, I'm a huge music lover and I can't go a day without listening to it. Considering it is autumn at the moment, I've created an autumn-inspired playlist on Spotify that I wanted to share with you.

It's a great variety of bands and artists on the list, from Enya to The Kinks and a lot in between, so I would guess there's something for a lot of you on this list.

torsdag 19. oktober 2017

Thursday Movie Picks - Halloween Edition; Body Horror

It's Thursday again, which means it's time for yet another Thursday Movie Picks (Halloween Edition) post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week was body horror and here are my picks.


Eraserhead; Something for the fans of David Lynch.

The Thing; For John Carpenter fans.

Cabin Fever; For Eli Roth fans.

tirsdag 17. oktober 2017

Making a Home; 13 Ghoulish Recipes To Try This Halloween

As Halloween is a big celebration for some of us, which means we probably need to make some food and/or drink(s). I've found 13 recipes one could consider making for Halloween. Some are more suitable for adults, while some might be more suitable for the kids, so feel free to pick as you like.

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Here they are;
Bloody Black Currant Punch
Glow in the Dark Cupcakes
Chocolate Marshmallow-Ghost Cake and Mini Cupcakes
Apple Bobbing Punch
'Candy Corn' Fruit Cups
Tangerine Pumpkins + Banana Ghosts
Fossil Cookies
Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail
Witches Brew
Marsmallow Witches
Black Widow Dip
Soul Cakes
Samhain Beef Stew

mandag 16. oktober 2017

Menu Plan Monday Week 42

It's Monday again, which means it's time for another Menu Plan Monday post, thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie. I have a hunch that the weekend this week is going to be a little bit hectic; not only am I going to attend Dewey's Readathon, but there is a big farmers market I want to visit as well. Hopefully I will manage to do both.
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Regardless of plans, I still need to eat and here's my menu plan for this week;
Monday; Leftovers from Monday
Tuesday; Breaded Plaice
Wednesday; Norwegian Potato Dumplings
Thursday; Fish Cakes
Friday; Leftovers from Thursday
Saturday; Pizza Horns
Sunday; Pizza Horns