lørdag 22. september 2018

Weekend Cooking; 10 Apple Recipes To Try This Season

I guess I'm not the only one who associate apples with autumn. There is something comforting about a freshly baked apple cake that's still luke warm. Today I'll share with you a small round up of ten apple-related recipes you could try this autumn. Enjoy!

Stock photo from Pexels

Do you know of any other good apple recipes? Feel free to share below in the comment section.

tirsdag 18. september 2018

lørdag 15. september 2018

tirsdag 11. september 2018

Making a Home; How To Select Art For Your Home

Selecting art for your home can be a daunting task, but it doesn't mean it has to be. Personally I've got a bit of an eclectic taste when it comes to art, even though I have a weak spot for brightly coloured pieces whether it's Frida Kahlo, Pushwagner or street art.

One of the main things to think about is that you have to like what you're buying. It doesn't help if it's from a famous artist, if you can't stand the art. Another thing to think about is the room you will place it in - a too big piece in a small room will dominate too much while a too small piece in a large room will be "invisible".

If you want even more tips for how to select art for your home, feel free to check out these links;
Top tips when choosing artwork for your home
10 Tips for Choosing Art for Your Home

mandag 10. september 2018

Menu Plan Monday Week 37

It's Monday and I figured out it's time for me to join in on the Menu Plan Monday posts yet again, thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie. As I'm writing this post, the rain is pouring down and I'm having a vital cup of coffee.

My two major grocery lists are written - I'm cheeky enough that I go through the ads for the supermarkets nearby in case they have something for sale/on discount that I can make use of. It aids me a bit financially so I can stretch the bucks a bit, yet at the same time have a bit of variation in terms of dinners and food in general.

Anyway, here's my menu plan for this week.
Monday; Fish & Chips
Tuesday; Norwegian Rice Grain Porridge
Wednesday; Norwegian "Kjøttkaker"
Thursday; Leftovers
Friday; Tortelloni
Saturday; Salmon Wok
Sunday; Not yet decided

Slow Cooker Maple French Toast Casserole
Gingerbread Cocoa/Hot Chocolate

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

lørdag 8. september 2018

Weekend Cooking; Slow-Cooker Mushroom Chicken Stew

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As it's finally autum, I wanted to use my slow-cooker a bit more. A few months ago I was fortunate enough to find the cookbook Slow-Cooker Fall Favorites by Gooseberry Patch on Book Depository.

I've looked through the book and there were a bunch of interesting recipes in there and last week I tried the one called "Mushroom-Chicken Stew". I did a few tweaks while making the stew: I didn't find any baby carrots at the grocery store, used less chicken and added some herbs/spices.

Nevertheless, it was a simple, yet successful dish and I would love to make it again as I have a weak spot for brothy soups and stews. I might add that there's plenty of other recipes in this book that I would love to try as well (which will probably lead to even more blog posts).

torsdag 6. september 2018

Time For An Autumn Bucket List

I really love autumn. There is something about the colder temperatures, crisp air, beautiful colours and darker nights that I find really pleasing. It's also the perfect time to curl up with a blanket, hot choclate and a good book without feeling guilty - especially if it's rainy and windy outside.

I've even written down my very own autum bucket list for this autumn. I'm unsure if I will manage to do them all, but I will nevertheless give it a shot. I love writing lists and ticking off stuff that I've done. I also love having goals and something fun to look forward to. Some of my goals are pretty simple, like make hot apple cider and hot cholate from scratch, while some are a bit more elaborate, like knit a scarf for Kirkens bymisjon (even though the pattern itself is pretty simple) and in general do some autumn crafts.

If you want some inspiration for writing your very own autumn bucket list, you could check out 100 Things To Do This AutumnFall Bucket List: 100 Things To Do In Fall and this Pinterest board.

Have you ever made an autumn bucket list? If so, what were some of your goals and did you accomplish them? Feel free to share below.

tirsdag 4. september 2018

Making a Home; How to Hang Wall Art

Wall art can be a bit tricky to hang from time to time. One issue is the space, which I can attest is true - I have way to many pieces of art, but I don't have enough wall space for them all.

What I did, was that I collected a few pieces that sort-of fitted together (at least when it comes to size) and hung them up above my bed where I also took into consideration the frames themselves, but also whether the artwork should be hanging horizontally or vertically.

I'm not going to write a long and over-kill elaborate post on how to hang wall art properly, so I want to give you a few heads-up with a few links you might want to check out.
Done in a Day: Salon Wall
Tips On How To Hang Artwork… Properly
The Right Height to Hang Artwork and Mirrors – Tips and Ideas
How to Expertly Hang Art Paintings on Your Staircase Wall

Do you have any tips or tricks on how to hang art? Feel free to share below.