27.3.13

MARCH SELECT


 
  • Bought these 'they-make-me-happy-just-looking-at-them' socks at H&M the other day, because you know.. polkadot makes the world a happy place :D
  • Having some chicken cup-a-soup for a cold day (while having a cold) is the best!
  • Bunnyyyy!!!!
 
 
  • Just one of those let's give myself a manicure / treat me to a face-mask / read Elle magazine with my nails still wet / and listening to all my favourite songs on spotify kinda day ;)
  • Decorating a cake with some homemade vanilla buttercream and A WHOLE LOTTA discodip! (still finding that stuff all over the floor and I've only vacuum cleaned this place, o well.. a hundred times! haha)
  • But it looked so pretty once finished! Made it for my boo to surprise him after a long day of work and just to celebrate the beginning the weekend, why not :)
 
 
  • Bought this colourful, pretty pompom guirlande and Zoef is being a very good Bunny keeping a look out and NOT trying to eat it, love you lots little guy!!
  • The actual unfolding of all the pompoms took wayyy longer than I expected, especially for someone with the attention span of a fly like me ;)
  • All types of small vases with one of my favourite flowers in them to celebrate the upcoming spring season. 
 
 
  • Decorating the house for Easter and instead of the usual 'branch-in-large vase' I tried out something new and hung it upside down. Gotta say, I really like it this way and might do this more often :)
  • Yay! Sunshine! Okay, so it's still way too cold for this time of the year.. but if you just stay indoors and sip a bit of fruitjuice behind the glass you can feel spring is coming.
  • There is just something about these tiny, fluffy little chicklets that make your home instant Easter & spring ready!


LOTS OF LOVE, DAPHNE


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26.3.13

THE SUIT THAT WENT BACK


 
 
So I couldn't resist and did a little online shopping at H&M which arrived at my door shockingly quick this time! Scoring points here H&M ;) I reallly love the idea of a matching printed suit and even though I do like this one, it did not tick all the boxes (not that I'm sure what those boxes are, but you know what I mean..) Before I sent it back we made some pictures when I tried it on and what do you think, did I do the right thing sending it back?

LOTS OF LOVE, DAPHNE

PS. Doubted for a looong time about the shoes as well, but sent them back home to H&M along with the suit.. o well, guess it wasn't meant to be ;)



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25.3.13

GLAMOUR DAY SHOPPING

   
 


Good morning sweeties! How are you all doing this Monday? This weekend while Pieter was getting some more work done on his tattoo me and my sweetie creativecookieme decided to do some shopping and since it was Glamour Day A LOT of stores offered a 20% discount if you showed them the magazine (sadly Zara & M.A.C. didn't, but hey.. sometimes you just gotta pay full price for something you love ;)

I didn't buy a lot, but I did manage to pick up some verrrry cool and awesome fitting army green cargo pants and a loose knit in a beautiful yellow/brown (here) from Zara. Some studded earrings (here) and a chunky bracelet at H&M and last but not least a popping 'barbie' pink lipstick from M.A.C. (here). So happy with that last one! Have been buying a couple of cheap ones lately, trying to find the perfect light pink but couldn't find one that didn't look trashy or tasted like poison (why lipstick companies, why??) so yay for M.A.C. once again!


Hope this will be a good week with (fingers crossed) some sunshine :)


LOTS OF LOVE, DAPHNE 


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20.3.13

WHOLEWEAT MUESLI BAR WITH DARK CHOCOLATE


 
Hi guys! As I'm typing this I'm trying to fight my cold that's becoming more and more a 'flu type of thing' but as long as we don't recognise it, it's not there.. (very healthy way of dealing with things ;) The other week I was going through my kitchen cupboards and found some leftover muesli from when I made another batch of these. I thought it'd be fun to try out something new and combine it with my favourite Martha Stewart cookie recipe (here) and turn it in to a slightly more healthy option but stil very tasty!
 
  1. I made half of the cookie recipe, replacing the regular flour with wholeweat, using light butter (which I, except for this recipe, always do and never have the feeling I am compromising taste-wise) and adding a bowl of breakfast muesli.
  2. Spreaded it out on a baking sheet and baked it as I would when making normal cookies.
  3. Make a ganache using a metal bowl over some simmering water, warm some coffee creamer (or regular cream) in it, take bowl of the heat and add chopped up dark chocolate till a nice chocolate spread appears.
  4. Cut your cookie in half, cover one half with the ganache and sandwich together.
  5. Cut them into the size you like and tadaa! You're ready dig in :)
 



LOTS OF LOVE, DAPHNE

PS. you can check all my recipes on the recipe page here!


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17.3.13

TMIC (THINGS MY IPHONE CAPTURED)


 
 
  • Latenight walk in some verrrry collld weather!
  • The boys playing their games while me & Lianne made cupcakes, the perfect way to double date ;)
  • First time EVER experience with Domino's pizza and we LOVED IT!
  • Yup, that was a very sharp knife on our kitchen machine.
  • Which also meant showering with a glove on for the next couple of days so the bandage didn't get wet.
  • Okay so I knew I ordered much, but didn't expect the package to be this huge ;)
 
  • Annnd back to snowing again.
  • Family snap.
  • Our very relaxed and no-shoes valentines day date.
  • So familiar to see Pieter all covered in cement dust again. (one of our best friends always jokes around saying ahhh, now I recognise him again ;)
  • Snow one day and coming downstairs to a bunch of sunshine the next. Hello March!
  • Having a very hot cup of tea at a friends house.
 

  • Trying to learn how to play the guitar but stopped after 1,5 hours, my fingers hurt like a *%&# haha.
  • Bought some snowboots with kick-ass neon yellow laces just to find out they DO NOT keep your feet warm, hmmh... might invest in Sorel boots any time soon.
  • Burger & fries, amen.
  • Saying cheeeese on our date to the zoo.
  • Wrapping presents and getting ready for my sweet cousins' birthday, it was so much fun!
  • My favourite lunch on a day doing some stuff at home and cuddling with bunny :)


LOTS OF LOVE, DAPHNE

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15.3.13

YAAAAYYYY!




O.MY.GOD. I can't believe we managed to get tickets! I'm so excited about this! A little while ago Pieter texted me during the day telling me Bruno Mars was coming to Holland and I freaked, instantly. Still we had to wait a couple of weeks before the ticketsale started and 2 weeks ago the day was here. I got up urrrrly and got in line / online which resulted in some a-ma-zing frontrow seats.
 
We are the kind of people who love listening to music, checking out clips on youtube for hooourrrs and spotify is my new best friend. Pieter got me the cd-single of Just the way you are a couple years ago when it was just released and since then we've bought the albums and we are hooked! Can't wait for October to arrive!
 
 
KISSES, DAPHNE
 
 
PS1. Was too excited to tell it before so that's waddup with the belated post ;)
PS2. Have you checked out this promotion clip about the tour?? Makes me nervous and excited, both! Aaahhhh.
 




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6.3.13

CUT THEM SHORT


blazer & lace peplum top - H&M // boyfriend rib pants - Zara // backpack - Asos // sneakers - Vans

Yess I did it!! Not a very big change and maybe some of you won't even notice but after doubting for a long time (I tend to overthink A LOT ;) I decided to go for the shorter bangs this time. What do you think?


LOTS OF LOVE, DAPHNE


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2.3.13

OFF THE WALL


 
Just when I thought me & Vans weren't meant to be together I stumbled upon these suede, dark forest green puppies. I've been looking for a pair of these low tops for 2 years and I've seen a lot of which I 'liked', thought were 'cute' or fun to 'spice up an outfit' (like the aztec or floral printed ones) but that was until this last Thursday. We headed into town for a few hours, looking for nothing in particular and there they were...after trying them on and going back & forth about what size to get I took them home. Just as a kid I put my old shoes in the box and walked proudly on my new kicks for the rest of the evening ;) It felt good!  


XXX DAPHNE

PS. Going to the hairdressers today and I'm kinda thinking about getting my bangs a bit shorter, hmmhh.. guess we'll see ;)

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