Saturday, September 28, 2013
Once again not an easy list for me,as I really love to read a lot and therefore like tons of books.In fact there are only a few books that I read in my life and didn't like.So it was pretty naturally it took me a good time to finish this list.However I absolutely enjoyed to ponder about all the lovely books I've read.
At the time I finished this list,I felt so eager to read a Donald Duck comic,I just couldn't stop myself.
Make sure to also check out Moorea Seal's list,the founder of this inspirational project.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
I think the most impressive and beautiful thing of this season of the year are the colours it brings.All the red,orange and yellow,I just love it.At this time of the year nature is a big inspiration,when it comes to home decoration.And well to be honest,I just love adding some seasonal touch to my home.
Lately I have been looking for inspiration and found a bunch of lovely ideas I wanted to share with you.Let's get ready for fall together with these lovely ideas.
1.customize your pumpkins
2.use leaves to decorate your walls
3.decorate your tables with fall colours
4.bring nature onto your pillows
5.hang up some garlands and wreaths
6.give your candles and lanterns some fall treatment
7.create an autumn inspired sideboard,windowsill or mantel decoration
You can find all the links to the original sites where I found these photos and all DIY instructions here.
Now tell me,which one of these ideas are you going to conduct?Or is there maybe any other fall based project you're planning?
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
My mouth is watering only writing this post title.Kilted sausages are one of my favorite dishes and it comes along with a lot of childhood memories.I remember watching my mom making these,when I was a little girl,stealing marinated dough.I love eating sausages in pastry since the first day I tried them.I have a thing for stuffed pastry in general.And still today I wish for wiener winks,I go for lunch at my parents house.This time I added some cheese to my kilted sausages.
What you need for 4 cheese wiener winks:
- 4 frankfurter sausages
- 9 ounces puff pastry
- 4 slices sandwich cheese,I used 2 slices sandwich cheese and four slices mozzarella
- other seasonings you like
- 1-2 eggs
Bring a pan full of water to a simmer.Add the 4 sausages as soon as the water boils and cook for about 5 minutes (cover the pan).Strain off the water and let cool down the sausages.
In the meantime roll out the puff pastry until it's about 5mm thick.Cut the dough into longitudinal 4 to 6 inches width stripes.Lay out the stripes on baking parchment and cover the dough with a mustard layer on one side.Then add the salt,pepper and all the other seasonings you want to.If you have a pastry brush,I recommend to use it to brush on the mustard,as it is a lot less messier.
Start heating the oven at 493°F.As soon your sausages cooled down,start wrapping every frankfurter with a slice of cheese and one stripe of puff pastry.Make sure the marinated side of the dough is on the inside,while wrapping.Also make sure all the sausages are completely covered with the dough.If necessary use another puff pastry stripe to stuff wholes.
Put the kilted sausages on a baking paper covered griddle,cover with a thin layer of whisked egg and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.Check your wieners constantly after 20 minutes baking time,as it may take less time for your oven to bake these yummy treats.
Serve and eat them right away as they taste the best,when still warm.But of course you can also take them to work the next day and eat them cold,they're also delicious cold.In one word,just enjoy them,no matter how.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Although I haven't posted about my readings for quiet a while,I absolutely have been carrying on with my one book a month challenge.I'm going to give you a little heads up by showing you what I read the past three months.I really don't want you to miss out on a good book.
Cecelia Ahern: "The Book of Tomorrow"
This lovely story by Cecelia Ahern, - she also wrote "PS,I love you",which was made into a film by Ricard LaGravenese - ,is just enchantingly thrilling.The book follows the story of the sixteen year old Tamara,who starts discovering things of her past,after finding a mysterious book.I have been told,that all of Cecelia Ahern's novels come with a touch of magic,which certainly also is the case with "The Book of Tomorrow".And that is one big part,I liked about this book.I love stories with a little magic sparkle.Besides that,the story is rather one of the dramatic-mysterious ones.It's one of the books you start and won't stop reading until you finished it.I would give this book 10 out of 10,it's an absolutely recommendable novel.
Lindsay Eland: "Scones and Sensibility"
A must reading for all Jane Austen fans and those yet to become.In "Scones and Sensibility" the author tells us how unpredictable love can be and that there is no possibility it can be forced on someone.The story accompanies Polly Madassa,a twelve-year old,romantic and Jane Austen obsessed girl,on er various attempts to bring some love to her hometown.The story is heavily inspired by the stories of the latter mentioned author,like "Pride and Prejudice",and the romantic ideas typical for those novels,as they serve as a guide of love for Polly.Not only the story itself,but also the writing style is based on Jane Austen,as Polly talks like the character in her favorite books.It was a fun diversion to read "Scones and Sensibility",but being honest it's a light-minded story without a lot of entanglement.In other words,it isn't too deep or maybe I just didn't get it.This book is a 5 out of 10,a sweet story,but a little bit too plain for me,although I loved all the baking going on.I could recommend this book as a light minded reading during a flight and for all the Jane Austen fans out there.
Carole Matthews: "A Cottage by the Sea"
Are you in for a pile of intrigues and entanglement?Then this book was just made for you.Carole Matthew reunites three best friends and their men for an adventurous and even more dramatic summer stay at an old cottage.And believe me a lot of things are going to happen in this one week we follow the protagonist Grace and they will absolutely change her,Emma's and Flick's lives.Another book you won't put away until you finished it.Thrilling and touching from start to finish.Wholeheartedly a 10 out of 10 and thus for "A Cottage by the Sea" is an absolute must have read book.
That's about it for my June,July and August readings.But before I'm off to continue reading my September book,I just wanted to ask you,what books are you reading at the moment or can you recommend me?
Monday, September 23, 2013
Autumn really arrived on an express train this year.September hadn't just started,when the chilly,rainy weather already arrived.To be honest it really took me by surprise.Jeez,I just wanted a little bit more time to enjoy the summer.Now I couldn't even say a proper goodbye.
Anyway enough moaning about that already.
Change of season also means change of wardrobe.And as the ballerina and slipper days definitely are over,I need to restock my closet with some new,weather resistible shoes.So I did some online window shopping and the following are my favorite findings for this autumn so far.
cut out boot from Seychelles (140$US) and romantic rain boots in light pink from lalamagic (54.99$US)
black leather Chelsea boots from monki (45$US)
white and blue striped rain boots from Joules (71.50$US)
dark green combat boots from swaychic (36$US)
blue velvet boots from Opening Ceremony (375.25$US)
romanticism all over again with these boot from bait (78$US)
vintage says hello with these ankle boots from Seychelles (90$US)
cutest horse wellies from Joules (66$US)
ethnic inspired boots from LaRedoute (131$US)
I know these are no boots,but which one would you pick?Blue or nude?
Now it's your turn,what are your favorite shoes for this autumn season?Feel free to tell me,by leaving a comment.