April 27, 2014

Homemade Lemonade.

I love these sunny spring days. It makes me long for summer. And because sometimes I just can't wait for summer to get here, I bring a little summer into my home. This homemade lemonade is exactly the way to do just that. It's the perfect drink to make the transition from spring to summer: refreshing but still sweet and almost as good as my strawberry lemonade (strawberries beat anything in my opinion). The only thing I can say is to toss that storebought lemonade asight and try this homemade version. I promise you won't regret it.

April 22, 2014

#100happydays (1)

Remember the 100 happy days-post I wrote a while ago? Well, I didn't actually sign up for it, but I thought it was a pretty cool concept so I started to collect pictures of things that make me happy. I didn't take a picture every day though; some days I took none, other days I took 3 but it's the general idea that counts, right? Here's the first batch of (roughly) the first 25 days.
1. Being crazy // 2. Dame blanche // 3. Running in the woods // 4. Last day of my first internship // 5. Bagels @Jackie's // 6. Sleeping in // 7. Muesli // 8. Petting zoo // 9. Ghent with the boyfriend // 10. Strawberry mojito @my mom's birthday // 11. Baking bagels // 12. Scrapbooking // 13. Finishing my long long looooooong to do list // 14. Day out with friends // 15. Addicted to Happy // 16. My tomato plants are growing fast! // 17. Tried on a panda onesie @Primark // 18. New inspiration for a next city trip? // 19. Coffee + Grey's Anatomy // 20. Easter egg hunting!! // 21. Cute donkey @Flea market Nijlen // 22. Whirlabout (?) in one of my kinder surprise eggs // 23. Riding my bike // 24. A view from my hometown

April 18, 2014

Crab salad.

I actually have no idea if I translated the title well. But anyway:
This crab salad is a favourite here at our house. We used to buy this at the supermarket until my mom realised we could easily make this ourselves. So she started experimenting. Weirdly enough, whenever my mom experiments with something it turns out good from the first try. That NEVER happens to me, there's always something wrong with my first try - and usually the second too. Anyway, I thought I'd share our family recipe in case there's anyone out there who's tired of always eating cheese with their slice of bread. Because I sure am! And besides, doesn't this dish look perfect for spring with the bright colors?

April 14, 2014

DIY Body scrub

As you can see from the lid: I'm a Disney fan! -- didn't have any other containers to store it in

We've been getting a lot of sunshine lately and I've been loving it. Although I haven't done it myself this year, I've seen lots of people walking around barelegged. I'm lazy, I don't like to shave my legs and make them look nice. On top of that I have quite a pale skin, which makes my legs look like milk bottles. Anyway, I love sun and warm weather and I can't keep running around in my skinny jeans all year so I thought it's time for a make over. Oh yes, I don't like to do all that lady business-stuff but when I do, I do it all the way. I make a day out of it. So; I got shaving cream and a razor, I got lots of body milk and butter (thanks to the lovely presents of the Boyfriend) and I also got the best shower gel (also thanks to the Boyfriend!). What didn't I have? A body scrub. But hey, no biggie! I happen to have seen a super simple DIY for this on the Internet. So let's do this!

April 11, 2014

Internship: process.

As most of you know, I'm busy with my internship to become a teacher. I thought I'd share a little bit about how that is going because well.. I think everyone is a little bit interested in the failures of others. And a failure it was. Or at least it was at first. My first lesson didn't go exactly as planned. While I thought I had given a moderatly good/good lesson, the real teacher (so the one who is supposed to give me my grades) didn't think so. Apperently I was doing all sorts of things wrong and somehow I just didn't succeed in turning things around. Until I changed teachers! In the school where I do my internship,

April 8, 2014

Frozen Hot Chocolate.

Apparently frozen hot chocolate is a thing. I didn't know until recently, but hey, I'll go along with it. I'll have to admit that I thought it was a little strange at first. The name itself is already weird to me: frozen hot chocolate. yeah right, it's one or the other, matey! (Yeah, I said matey!). Anyway, if I wanted to have cold chocolate milk, I'd just drink Cécémel! But on the other hand, how bad can frozen hot chocolate be? So I thought I'd give it a try. And so I did. And it's waaaaay better than Cécémel (and I already love Cécémel a lot). This tastes really really chocolate-y, what can be bad about that? If you would want to give it a try, you can find the recipe below:

April 5, 2014

March.

1. Breakfast @Dijk34 // 2. Day out in Antwerp @Coffee&Vinyl // 3. Snow White at carnival // 4. Trying rose hip tea for the first time // 5. First ice cream of the year: banana split! // 6. The weather is actually good. Whaaaaat?! // 7. Going out with friends // 8. Oatmeal blinis // 9. Strawberry mojito @girlsnight // 10. View from Leuven // 11. Bored // 12. Planted tomatoes // 13. Enjoying the sun // 14. GOING TO SEE THE ROLLING STONES IN JUNE! // 15. New shoes // 16. Being crazy #100happydays


April 2, 2014

Pastry with chicken + bacon

I don't think I've ever mentioned this, or maybe I have, I don't know, but my all time favorite chef is Nigella Lawson. The reason is pretty simple: she doesn't look at how much calories there are in a dish. So yes, you might get quite fat making all her recipes, but oh my... They are SO SO SO good! I'm not sure if this one in particular is very fatty, but it's really good and it looks so fun to make. This recipe is inspired by this dish of Nigella, but I adjusted it a little bit and changed a few things to my own taste. How I did that, you can find out below. The most fun about this dish is cracking the top open when the pastry is baked. Such fun, such fun!