Montag, 25. Juni 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

The weather is just not the way summer should be, so I was off to some backing.
I love chocolate chip cookies.
The gooey ones. With huge chunks of chocolate and nuts. The ones that are crispy outside and soft on the inside.

I found this pin last year in December (somewhere) and made them with my brothers. I had to make them again!!

I changed a few things and divided it as well. So here's my version of this Pin.

You'll need:
  • 150 gr butter
  • 250 gr sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 300 gr flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 sachet baking powder
  • 1small bottle of vanilla essence
  • 300gr chocolate
  • if you want: any type of nuts or other stuff (Raisins, oats...)
  • some milk (depending on your consistency)
Preheat your oven to 180°C. Beat sugar and butter until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix together flour, salt and baking powder. Add together with the vanilla essence.
Chop your chocolate and nuts roughly. Add.

Cover your tray with baking paper. With a spoon make little piles of cookie dough. Put in the oven for 15 minutes. Be careful. Depending on the size of your pile they will become pretty huge.

Since I like to celebrate special things (like making cookies) I attempted a cookie-ice-cream-party for me and my brothers.Sooooo good!

You can say that they are twins, can't you?!

Sonntag, 24. Juni 2012


This makes me want to be in the desert, wear vans and learn how to skateboard...
(Found at Poppytalk: Friday Links)

Sunday Brunch

Nothing is better to start your Sunday

Thank you Hilde for your invitation and Feli for taking photos of me ;)

Listening to the pride and prejudice Soundtrack.

Samstag, 23. Juni 2012

Updated Ginger Lemonade

Hot and sticky weather (and an old cold) request for something fresh and energizing.

You will need

Cut the ginger. Crush the leaves. Mix all the things together.
Because I love it sweet I normally add two pieces of sweetener. Enjoy :)

I know that this one is pretty similar to my original ginger lemonade recipe. But this time I used fresh ingredients only and I also added some elderflower syrup which took the whole thing to a complete new level!! I just love it :)

Freitag, 22. Juni 2012

weekly photos...

...or just InstaFriday

DIY: A Book about plants

I am ways behind with everything I did plan to do. But there are so many things that need their time right now, need to be enjoyed and to be taken care of that I just can't feel sorry for it. But still. I somehow got attached to this whole blog thing and I don't want to miss it so I've promised myself some better time management. Because in the end, it's all about time management, isn't it?

And it's not as if I would stop anything of my creative stuff. (How could I anyway...!?)
Peaks from my last week...

The cute little boxes are an idea from one of my pinterest boards. This pin.

However here's what I actually wanted to share: My plant book.

The idea is pretty simple. Make photos (I transferred my to Polaroids on Picasa), punch holes, label and file them.
Photos, check. Hole puncher, check. Rings, check. Cover, check.

What I really love about this one is that it doesn't come with any restrictions. You could make one for special memories, places you've visited, dishes you cooked, plays you've invented...pretty much everything. Also the rings allow you to keep it organised in an easy sort of way.
How about one little book for each of your trips?!

I chose plants because my mam and grandpa love to work in their gardens and I just can't keep up with all their knowledge about plants and how to care for them. This, at least, will be a start :)
(I'm also going to write useful facts on the back of my pages...though I did not do it yet...)

Pure Joy

Just a short in between post (the actual one is already written and is just waiting for its pictures) but I had to post this since I'm
a) alone at home
b) can't reach my Friend on her phone
c) just too happy not to share it with anybody

My washi post is listed on washitapemania!!
And this is my first time ever.
I sure do love masking tape...(If I wouldn't have before, this would be it anyway)

Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2012

DIY: Washi tape box

It is my first week. My first week of being done with school (finally!). First thing I had to do was getting sick. I suppose this is just me. Anyway. I'm off to feeling better and before I start with some bigger projects (Connected with this. Sooo excited about it!!) here something small and quick with stuff everyone will have on hand.

You'll need:
  • an empty clingfilm box
  • wrapping paper
  • double-sided tape
  • glue

See my little tiny arrows in picture one? Cut there :) fold the "open side" close (you can see my yellow double-sided tape pieces).
I know this does sound a bit confusing but I just didn't need the lid were it was so I glued it on and had to make another opening so I cut something out. Right?
Cover the outsides with nice paper. Glue.
Finished :)

I'd never thought I'd have that much washi tape at any point in my life. Obviously I was wrong ;) (The pattern ones is stored in another container...)

Sonntag, 17. Juni 2012

Paris {summary}

Paris {Photo impressions}

Paris {Living}

Paris {Stores}

Paris {Food}

Paris {The crane project}

Paris {food}

This is probably my favourite Paris post since it is about what I love most: Food!
If I had the time and ability, I'd eat all day long. So Paris was practically heaven for me. We ate and walked and ate and walked and ate. Doesn't it just sound amazing!?

We began each day with a fresh french croissant some orange juice and delicious fruit jam. And there is just this difference between a normal German croissant and this crispy, soft, buttery heaven thing of a french croissant. (Well especially buttery. But it is delicious!!)

Since I don't want to write a post about croissants (I totally could though) let's talk about some locations we visited :)

Le Café du commerce

We discovered this one at our last day but it was my favourite of all time. It is quite hidden not attention-grabbing or anything but don't walk past it. It has this certain special old and used flair, a kind and lively staff and awesome food (and not expensive!).
13, rue Clignancourt 75018 Paris

The Channel
Don't miss the possibility to grab some food in one of the supermarkets and make your way to the channel, sitting lazily at its side and enjoying your lunch.
For the channel look at our pink map.

This (again) was a tip from our renter. It is one of those really fancy places (so fancy that I did not dare to take pictures actually...) but an experiences for sure. And I do know what's a hot chocolate now!!

The Cork and Caban
This one was discovered by accident. It is located right next to the channel and a beautiful little pub-like-café. The owner speaks English (obviously) and it just has this flair and style my mum and I totally love!

Macarons (not a café but worth to be mentioned!!)
Don't miss to try macarons. And don't hesitate to spent a little bit of money. We bought ours from pierre hermé.

Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2012

Fabric Time

Made for a good friend of mine. I hope she arrived save at home.

Paris {stores}

As I already mentioned before we didn't do our Paris trip the normal style. One reason for this was also our wonderful renter who knew heaps and heaps of small hidden streets packed with cute stores and cafés. I thought I just might share it with all of you ;)

So here we go: This was our "secret store and food map" Everything that's pink is good.
If you can't read it properly feel free to mail me and I'll sent you the original picture
Let's start with cute stores:

There are several stores spread across Paris though we visited the one located at the channel (see card above). There are three stores next to each other organised by "content". They are everything we love. Colourful, vintage styled, exceptional, cute, it enough to say that I spent three times the amount of money than I had plant on spending?!
Pure love!

Pop Market
We discovered this store after we crossed the channel. It is packed with cute little things over which I could still freak out non stop. Just like Antoine&Lili it is colourful but more into the new and cute style. Still absolutely amazing! I especially fell in love with a golden necklace. We even came back on Monday before we had to leave but sadly the store was closed. Maybe next time?

This was a special tip. And it was amazing (I did use this word quite often by now, didn't I. Though it's just because I'm lacking words considering so many beautiful shops!) Merci has everything (Lamps, clothes, furniture, kitchen stuff, garden equipment...) but wonderfully arranged and displayed in a huge old hall. I fell for the store the second I stepped into it. You have to give it a try!!

Those three were our favourites but just keep checking out the "pink-streets" :) they are packed with cute little stores and what could be better than taking a break at the channel during your shopping trips and enjoying some french baguette and salad and a coffee afterwards in one of the cute cafés?!

Paris {a guide for an art tour}

Little introduction: I said art tour because I think we did Paris in a special sort of way. Totally worth it! Here we go:

For our stay we used a website introduced to us by one of my mums friends. You've probably heard about it. In general it's people sharing their house or flat with you during your stay.
We booked a little flat located at Montmartre close to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and right next to the Metro station Barbès – Rochechouart.
Sixth floor. Only stairs but soo worth it!!

If you are interested: This is her side.

jep that awesome bag is mine...:)

Colourful and calm at the same time. I fell in love with the splashs of colour

Kitchen ♥

Even though it is located right next to the metro station, the moment you step into the little inner yard it gets quite and peaceful. The only things you can hear are pieces of conversations, a few soft tunes of music and some pans being used in one of the kitchens. Did I mention I fell in love with it?!

Mittwoch, 13. Juni 2012

Paris {flying cranes}

We arrived exhausted but happy back home yesterday. Paris is amazing. I've got several posts waiting to be put together (awesome food and cute little stores!!) but I'll start with my cranes. (And to be honest I'm sort of pretty tired right now....)
But of course my cranes went flying :)

I used the second my mum decided to visit the Orangerie (which is truly truly amazing!) but had to stand in line for several minutes. Masking tape, check. Cranes, check. Bench, light post, chairs, check.

It was rainy this day but I still stayed with my plan and just kept pinning them to benches and chairs. The best feeling was the moment I watched a couple choose "my" bench and taking several minutes reading the cranes messages and looking out for the others I had glued to light posts and chairs. Mission accomplished. There is already a new city waiting :)

Samstag, 9. Juni 2012

Paris I

Seit Donnerstag sind wir nun schon in Paris. Hingekommen mit netten neuen Menschen und leben bei netten neuen Menschen.

Im sechsten Stock wohnen...macht ganz schön viele Treppen so ganz ohne Aufzug...
Aber ich bin immer wieder davon überzeugt, dass es sich lohnt!!

Neue Tasche, lieblings Schuhe

Bunte Cafés ♥
Wo bin ich?! :)

Irgendwie finde ich den Turm aus der Nähe noch interessanter. Ich wusste nicht wie schön er wirklich ist!!

Mein erster eigener Globus :)

Lieblings Perspektive..

Mama ♥
wird sofort gemacht...

Und es lohnt sich!!

Wenn man selber nur hinter der Kamera steht, freut man sich über jeden Spiegel :)

Das, was mich hier immer wieder in die Versuchung treibt