Monthly Archives: February 2012

DIY: Pretty colorful

While strolling around the internet I find myself a lot of inspiration. These colorful photos made me smile and that’s exactly why I wanted to share them with you :)Β All photos are actually some pretty great Do It Yourself projects (some small, some big) so I guess you’ll see some again soon. I promised myself to be a bit more creative Β like old times.

Love, Sari

Friendship { Just one word: SUMMER! }

Colorful felt bag { This felt bag remembers me of my mom. Definitely gonna make this one! }

{ Spring is already here! Such a cute idea, not that cleaning-friendly though ;) Also LOVE the way the books are stored, but hey, I’m a sucker for creative book storage… }

Rainbow table{ Turning a white table into a rainbow! How cool is that!Β }

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Fashion Favorites: Iro

I have not much to say about this post. Just found out about this brand and want to fill my whole closet with it. I love the jacket in the first photo, the short printed dresses, the long skirts and the zebra printed pants. Oh if only…

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I need some color

Just when i decided to give my nails some weeks off, I bumped into lots of beautiful nail inspiration. Not one of worlds biggest problems, but my good intentions towards my nails vanished in thin air. So, today I will be studying a little and polishing a little. Thinking about some pink and berry colors to brighten up this grey, dutch weather…

Have a lovely day!

Love, Sari

Coral and pink

Green & blue leopard

Berry nails

Blue my mind

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Homemade: Buttery pecan rounds

What is better than an easy recipe on a lazy sunday afternoon? A recipe for homemade pecan nut cookies is! A few months ago my sister and I started baking cookies from the book of Ann Pearlman ‘The Christmas Cookie Club’. The books is about Marnie and her twelve closest girlfriends who gather every year on the first Monday of December.
With batches of beautifully wrapped homemade cookies. Everyone brings a dish, a bottle of wine and their stories. The book is filled with recipes and I will share one with you every month from now on!

Buttery pecan cookies

Buttery pecan rounds

You need:
36 Pecan halves for the top (untoasted)
1 cup flour
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
2/3 cup finely chopped pecans

- Toast pecan halves at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, rotating every 3 minutes.
- Cool, then break or chop them into small pieces.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Sift flour and salt. Set aside.
- Cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes.
- Mix in the yolk.
- On low, mix in the flour until combined.
- Mix in the chopped pecans with an electric mixer.
- Chill for 1 hour in the fridge.
- Using a 1-inch ice cream scoop (I used two big teaspoons).
- Drop batter onto parchment paper-lined sheets, spacing 3 inches apart.
- Press a pecan half on top.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes, rotating the sheets halfway through.
- Cool completely.

Make yourself a big cup of coffee and enjoy your homemade cookies!

Love, Sari

Pecan rounds

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There is beauty in simplicity

I’m really into simple jewelry lately and wanted to share one of my latest loves with you. A few months ago my sister and i both got a new golden ring (made from gold of our mothers parents) and this beauty made me love the beauty of simplicity even more. Though i love a big chunky ring (or bracelet or necklace) sometimes, the little things take over.

Petite Larme Ring    Petite larme rings

Tiny skully ring

My special one

Tiny rings

Simplicity

Love, Sari

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