Have An Amazing Cookie-Time!

Pecan Pumpkin CookiesBuccellatiFig Newtons
Gingerbread CookiesHoneycomb CookiesOatmeal Cookies

Last weekend, together with my half-Finnish pal Annika I baked a ton of Piparkakut. Now it’s time for some other cookie recipes and those six I would still like to try out this season :).

Have fun baking!

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Festive Hair-Dos!

What will you wear on X-Mas? I didn’t decide yet if I will choose the little black dress or go with a cute skirt. As a hair-do I would like to try out a festive bun. Here are three festive examples…

oncewed1A loose braid! Via OnceWed.com.

The Beauty DepartmentA twisted low bun! Via The Beauty Department.

A beautiful MessThe easy-peasy bun! Via A Beautiful Mess.

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She & Him: Classics!

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It’s no secret that I am a huge She & Him fan and that I adore actress/singer Zooey Deschanel. The new She & Him album is out now and I’m in love: It’s called Classics and that’s exactly what it does – it covers the best songs of former times… from Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, the Righteous Brothers, and more. The perfect distraction from all those X-Mas tunes around you.

Have fun while listening!

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Under the X-Mas Tree: DIY Ideas!

Only one and a half weeks left until X-Mas! Nothing makes as happy as some handcrafted presents from those you love, because it deserves time and effort to prepare those little treats. Here are some more DIY ideas.

I wish you a wonderful start into the next pre-X-Mas week. May it be filled with cookie baking evenings and gatherings around the mulled wine stalls on pretty X-Mas markets :)!

P.S. Don’t forget to participate on the My so-called Luck advent calendar!

Sharpie-and-glitter-mugA personalized X-Mas mug! Via Nest of Posies.

momtasticA dip dyed coaster! Via Momtastic.com.

glamourA fancy necklace! Via GLAMOUR.

a beautiful mess1A pretty ornament! Via A Beautiful Mess.

A beautiful messSpiced latte hand soap! Via A Beautiful Mess!

a beautiful mess3Pretty bracelets! Via A Beautiful Mess.

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We Never Met!

I really enjoy those moments when I sit in a coffee shop, observing the people arround me and to think about the stories they might have to tell. …That’s exactly what London-based Alex Mendes and Hugo Catraio do. They make a photo of totally strangers and imagine short stories about them without ever actually speaking to them. Here are a few funny and touching examples.

I wish you a wonderful weekend full of worthwhile stories!

wenevermet6“If I had to sum up my whole backpacking experience in one word, it would be magnets.” Credit.

wenevermet5He accidentally watched The Godfather I and III and sees no point in watching the second now. Credit.

wenevermet3When they first met, his hair was longer than hers. What she doesn’t know is that the money he now saves on conditioner goes straight to the engagement ring. Credit.

wenevermet4“I hate waiting rooms. They keep you there long enough to make you bored but never long enough to finish what you were reading.” Credit.

wenevermet2A guy who eats ferociously with bare hands. In her dictionary, that’s the definition of ‘sexy’. Credit.

wenevermet1They met on a stand up show. He knew they were meant to be together for a simple reason: they were the only two not laughing. Credit.

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Beetroot Quiche!

Beetroot QuichePic by Franzi.

I love beetroots! Especially when its cold outside – then I really crave them. That’s why I couldn’t have enough beetroot recipes. This one for beetroot quiche is one more in my collection ;).

Recipe: Serves 4.

Ingredients:

130 g flour, 80 g butter, salt, pepper, nutmeg, 170 ml milk, 4 beetroots (cooked, peeled and sliced), 1 diced onion, 50 ml heavy cream , 4 eggs, 40 g grated parmesan.

Preparation:

To prepare the dough, knead the flour together with the butter until a “sandy” texture is reached. Then add salt and 20 ml milk. Mix until the dough is smooth. Wrap into cling film and let rest at a cool place for app. 30 minutes.

Mix heavy cream with 150 ml milk, eggs, grated parmesan, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Roll out the dough and fill into a baking tin, fill with beetroots and onions and top with milk-cheese-mix.

Bake for app. 40 minutes at 160°C.

Enjoy!

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Pretty X-Mas Wraps!

X-Mas is coming nearer with BIG steps! Do you have already all gifts for your loved ones? I have … zero (plus a slightly panick attack). But hey, at least I found some pretty wrapping ideas for my not-yet-existing gifts ;).

Happy Wrapping!

youaremyfaveConfetti!!! Via You Are My Fave.

NormansPrintery2Nautical! Via Etsy//NormansPrintery.boxwoodclippingsCozy! Via Boxwood Clippings.

NormansPrinteryGalactic! Via Etsy//NormansPrintery.

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What I’m Listening To Right Now!

Here they come… the songs I’m listening to right now :). Currently I mostly hear X-Mas songs or older tunes. Here are three of the songs on my December playlist – X-Mas songs excluded ;).

Have fun while listening!

Bahamas – Lost In The Light: The kind of laid-back sound that I need right now.

The XX – Together: The slowness of long winter days! Perfect background sound!

Cookies – Go Back: Something fresh to jump out of the bed on early mornings!

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December Favs!

One week too late, but every month deserves a Monthly Favs post :). Today starts my second week in Hamburg with a new job. Everything is new and exciting right now. I have to get used on so many new things, but it’s also a fresh start and I am really looking forward to the next few months.

I wish you a wonderful start into a new week full of exciting news and experiences!

sodapop_DIY_SchneemannSuch a cute DIY Snowman! Via sodapop design.

weheartitThis is me! There seem to be others like me out there somewhere! Via We Heart It.

SchoenstaubWow! A galaxy rug! Via SCHÖNSTAUB.

Red-Wine-Hot-Chocolate-immaeatthatPerfect on freezing days: Red wine hot chocolate! Via Immaeatthat.

neatoramaUnbelievable I: This is how babies used to fly in airplanes during the 1950s! Via Neatorama.

messynessychicUnbelievable II: There’s an apartment on top of the Eifel Tower! Via Messy Nessy Chic.

etsyPretty ombre tights! Via Etsy//NoteFashion.

And a cute song to start into the new week: Mine – B-Seite (Jan Delay Cover):

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The Real Apple Store!

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The real apple store was an art installation modeled after an Apple store that displayed 1,000 varieties of British apples by Borough Market in London to celebrate their 1,000th anniversary as well as Apple Day, a holiday celebrating the fruit. The installation let visitors see and taste lots of varieties of apples. I just worked one year for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity and know how difficult it can be to reach people with this topic. Thus, I love this idea!

I wish you a weekend filled with incredible (taste) experiences!

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