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Wishlist: best friends

Ph / A Beautiful Mess

Of course it’s not the best friends I’m wishing for, but those cute Iphone cases i bumped into yesterday. Yesterday i celebrated my twenty fifth (yes!) birthday and my best girlfriends came over with an insane amount of presents AND a homemade “Hummingbird” birthday cake! Lucky me! It was amazing having them and my dear family all together and this picture was the perfect one to end the day with.

Now i only have to wait for my Iphone (for about 3-4 months, but the waiting is fun ^^) and buy me and my girls a pretty case!

Have a lovely sunday and stay tuned for a special birthday post!

Love, Sari



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Sunday high tea

When i was a little girl, our babysitter made us (my little sister and me) some origami figures out of tea bag covers. This first picture made me think of these fun nights. Besides that happy memory i’m a tea drinking person. I love a good cup of coffee a day, but i can drink tea 24/7. Especially when the come in such amazing designs!

Wish you all a happy sunday.
Mine starts with some hours of work and a, of course, high tea! :)

Love, Sari

 Origami teabag by Nathalia Ponomareva

 The Yellow Tea Infuser Submarine by Ototo

 Paper boats by Elisabeth Soós

Hang Me Some Tea by Soon Mo Kang



Thursday tunes

Oh how I love french songs and this girl is amazing! Makes me long for long summer nights, enjoying a glass of good wine with my dearest friends and family and just enjoy life.

This song is from her album ‘Blonde’ and actually all the songs are amazing. Perfect for every moment of the day if you ask me. And… her stage name is Coeur De Pirate, how cool is that :)

Love, Sari

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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



The little things: Birthday flowers

Since it’s my little sisters birthday, i wanted to share some happy little things with you! My day on the other hand didn’t start that happy. Dutch trains are (mostly) a disaster so my trip to that same sister took a little longer. Too bad, i have so much songs to sing and gifts to give ;) Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Love, Sari

Floral blouse{ New in! Vintage floral blouse bought at Foei’s Vintage! }

Wrapping paper{ Happy wrapping paper for some lovely gifts from Tiger.dk}

Birthday flowers{ Birthday flowers for the little sister }

Birthday cake{ Birthday cake made by my sisters friend Merel. Look how talented she is! }