Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year......

"I want to take a moment to wish everyone a happy
and most of all a creative 2012
To thank everyone for their sweet comments
here on my blog or by email
I have enjoyed looking at all of your creations
and hope to see much more in the new year

Keep it safe tomorrow
and we will see each other next year ! "  = )

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Two years ago today.....

This video is a raw and emotional tribute to Avenged Sevenfold's late drummer Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan and celebrates the long-time friendship the band members have shared since forming A7X in Huntington Beach, CA, in 1999. The video was directed by Wayne Isham, who has directed videos for such artists as Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth, and Def Leppard, among many others. The heartfelt quality of the video is in keeping with the emotional resonance of the song, a very personal goodbye to Sullivan that appears on the band's album Nightmare.

(Avenged Sevenfold)

Two years ago Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan passed away at age 28
This is my way to remember him and let his family & friends know
that we did forget Jimmy

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas.....

First of all.... Merry Cristmas everyone ! = )
I just finished getting things ready for tomorrow,
like decorating Christmas presents
(they're fake.... just for decoration)

Placing good old gingerbread men
in my little "La Cucina Pot" by Riviera Maison...

Hanging these little felt mittens on the doorknob...

and decorating the coffee table
You can burn a tealight in the white lanterns
and there's a winter home fragrance to make the room smell nice)

This I bought from my birthday money when I went to the Hague...
(didn't have time to hang it up)

I always wanted to visit the Riviera Maison store there,
so what better way to spent some of your birthday money while you're there ; )

I also bought the cheese board you see on the decorated coffee table
(not from Riviera Maison by the way)

This morning my mom asked me if I could bake a cake... OK !?

Now the left tin is her tin and the right one is a little tin I had for so long
and thought it would be funny to make a little cake for myself ; )

Funny isn't it.... it's almost the exact size as in this picture, hahaha =P

Ok the moment of truth....

Looks alright, doesn't it !?!? ; )

Anyways.... again I'm wishing everyone a Merry Christmas
 and I hope it's a nice one !

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Homemade apple crumble.....

I made a homemade apple crumble this afternoon because....
well does anyone need a reason for an apple crumble really !?
But this time there is a reason.... it's my 34 birthday tomorrow
and what better then an apple crumble....

So I started to soak the raisins in rum (hmmm)
cutting the apples and dust them with cinnamon...

then I made the dough....

greased the tin....

put 3/4 of the dough in the tin to make the bottom....

placed the apples and raisins soaked in rum (hmmmm again)
on top of the dough....

and scattered the rest of the dough over the apples....

The apple crumble baking in the oven....
don't you just love the smell of homemade pie,
the smell of cinnamon... perfect, it's so Christmas-like.

And there it is one apple crumble just out of the oven,
still has to rest and cool for an hour....

an hour later out of the tin...

soooo hard to resist, haha =P

Giving everyone a virtual slice....

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas..... part 2

Oke a few more Christmas decorations.... perhaps some of you remember the reindeer I made a few years ago, well I found these cute earmuffs (grey with white snowflakes) and "pimped" my reindeer, haha ; ) 
He's ready for a white snowy Christmas.... isn't he !?!?

And then there is this thing to keep out the draft....
had to take out the threshold because otherwise the new door wouldn't close, made a new simple threshold but then I ended up with a crack and when the wind is really blowing there was a draft.... not anymore ; )

Anyways, thanks for stopping by....
sorry about the poor quality pictures, I think I need a new battery for my camera or something.

I'll have a few more Christmas decorations to show you guys very soon ! = )

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Getting ready for Christmas.....

I just love this time of the year..... getting ready for Christmas, just decorating the room and getting all cozy

Unfortunately you can't see it in the pics but I printed the word
-winter- and used embossing powder to give them a Christmas touch.
The two picture frames have a linen fabric with a bit of filling inside them and a few pins = )

And finally I could put up the Christmas tree and use my new powder soft pink Christmas ornaments

It's a bit difficult to photograph the Christmas tree with the lights on, but you get the idea right !? ; )

And I almost forgot the take a few pictures of my new painted and wallpapered room....
so this is the hobby corner ; )

And here are the bath products etc above the sink.... still need to put up the new mirror though =P
Maybe I'll take more pics of the room, but I'm not sure still want to keep a bit of privacy.
So we'll see..... or not hahaha ; )