My birthday was last Wednesday, and I invited some friends and family over to celebrate. Of course, I needed pie :)
On Tuesday, me and my mom made two pies: a banoffee pie, and a cream cheese pie. Because I already posted a recipe for a banoffee pie, I decided to post a recipe for the cream cheese pie today.
Here’s what you need:
- 75 gr. butter
- 240 gr. Bastogne cookies
- 125 gr. white caster sugar
- 200 gr. cream cheese
- 8 gr. vanilla sugar
- 250 ml cream
- 430 gr. cherry pie filling
- 8 gr whipped cream stabilizer
This is what you need to do:
1. Melt the butter and crumble the Bastogne cookies. Mix them in a bowl. Then divide the mixture over the bottom of a cake/pie tin.
Let it cool down in the refrigerator, for at least 20 minutes.
2. Whip the cream cheese together with the white caster sugar airy.
Then whip the cream together with the vanilla sugar and the whipped cream stabilizer and mix it with the cream cheese mixture. Divide it equally over the bottom of the pie.
3. Divide the cherry pie filling over the pie. Let the pie stiffen for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
It’s too bad I didn’t take a picture of the mocktail (a cocktail without alcohol) I made a few days ago. I still want to share the recipe, though.
This is what you need, for two glasses:
• 18 mint leaves
• 4 tbsp sugar
• 4 ice cubes
• the juice of 2 lemons
• 2 tbsp lemonade syrup (I prefer the flavor “tropical” for this mocktail)
• 400 ml water
What you need to do:
Put 14 mint leaves, the sugar and the lemon juice in a blender and mix. Add water and lemonade syrup and mix for another minute.
Gift the drink into two glasses, add the ice cubes, the 4 mint leaves you didn’t blend and serve :)
I think this is a great summer drink, and I’d like you to try it :)
Source: Dinerdiva in the city (a recipe book)
I don’t think I told you about my love for the Momiji dolls.
Momiji dolls are very, very cute dolls, small and pretty.
At the bottom of every doll is a little piece of paper, on which you can write a message, if you want to give it as a present to a friend, your sister, your mother, or whoever you want to give it to.
Every doll has got a name (there’s one with my name, Luna :)) and also a “description”. Like, they say the Luna doll likes Charles Dickens.
They’re just really cute, and I hope that one day, I will have one standing in front of my desk.
You can buy a Momiji doll at this webshop: www.lovemomiji.com. It’s also the source of the picture above.
Good news: there is a summer sale: up to 60 percent sale!
Just check it out :)
On my blog, I mostly write about a few “themes”: diy, books/movies/music, photography, and sometimes food or fashion. Not often though. I wanted to do these more often, starting now. That’s why I have an OOTD for you today (in the fashion category :)) I went shopping at one of my favorite shops, Brandy Melville, so that’s why most clothes I’m wearing in the OOTD are from Brandy Melville.
short (Brandy Melville), shirt (Brandy Melville), cardigan (mooia)
Luckily, the problem with my tumblr is fixed, so I’m able to post again! Yay! :) You must’ve noticed, cause I already posted two posts after the “break”.
So today I have a small DIY for you guys. I saw this idea on weheartit.com and it’s probably also on Pinterest. I tried it out and I liked it, so I decided to share it with you.
You need a notebook (or a piece of paper), a magazine, scissors and glue.
This is what you’re going to do;
1. First, you get your scissors and magazine and you cut some triangles out of the magazine. If you want it to be precise, you should take a certain length, and make every base of the triangle like three centimeters and every corner exactly the same. I guess if you’d do that it’d be prettier, but I’m impatient and I don’t really care if it’s messy, so I didn’t.
2. After that, you paste every triangle on the paper the way they fit in each other. Because I still had space left above the triangles, I wrote the quote: “Fall in love with your life” above them. You could do that if you want :)
That’s pretty much it, I guess. I hope you like this post, and let me know if you’re going to try!
Today’s post is about the last book I read: The Carrie Diaries. As you might know The Carrie Diaries is about Carrie Bradshaw, from Sex and the City, when she was younger.
So, I read it, and actually I’m really positive about the book. I enjoyed it and couldn’t stop reading.
So it’s about Carrie, and in SATC she has three best friends: Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. She meets them in New York.
But, like I told you, in the Carrie Diaries, she’s younger. Only seventeen. She lives in Castlebury and has a group of best friends:
Maggie, Lali, the Mouse, Walt and later there’s also Peter.
So she knows none of her future best friends yet.
There’s a new student on Castlebury High, Sebastian Kydd. She falls in love with him, and he falls in love with her.
But then something awful happens to their relationship.
She also wants to be a writer since she was a kid. She applied for The New School, a summer writing program in New York. Unfortunately, she isn’t good enough to go, according to the New School.
Carrie tries everything she can to get into that writing program, hoping she can go next summer.
Does she get in? What happens to Sebastian and Carrie? When will she meet Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda?
Those are the most important questions you ask yourself while reading the book. Of course I can’t answer all of them — too much spoilers — but I can tell you the answer on the last question: she doesn’t, yet. She’ll meet them in Summer and the City, a sequel to the Carrie Diaries. I’m reading that one now, and it’s just as good as the Carrie Diaries. I didn’t read the whole book yet, so I don’t know if she’s going to meet Charlotte in this book (because she hasn’t already), but she did meet Samantha and Miranda already.
Like I told you; I really liked the book.
It’s not too dramatic, but it’s also not like Carrie has a perfect life and absolutely no troubles. It’s a good mix :)
I also find Candace Bushnell a good writer. I only read one and a half books of hers yet, but I think both of them are well written.
There’s also a television show made of the Carrie Diaries, with AnnaSophia Robb as Carrie.
I know I told you several times that I love gossip girl, and probably also that you should watch it. But I never really gave you some reasons to watch it. So today I’m going to give you some reasons :)1. Because (most of) the characters live in New York 2. Because Serena and Blair are perfect BFF’s 3. Because I’m often laughing out loud during an episode ^^ 4. Because Nate is so handsome :o 5. Because of Blair and Chuck — you’ll understand this when you’re somewhere in season 2 :) 6. Because you always want to watch the next episode when you watched one 7. Because of Lily and Rufus. In the first season you want Serena and Dan to be together, but you also want Lily (Serena’s mother) and Rufus (Dan’s father) to be together. This is very frustrating and interesting at the same time… 8. Because you forget about everything when you’re watching xo Luna :) The source of the picture is weheartit.com, as always :) follow me on bloglovin.com!
Today I’m going to do a post about my wish list. My birthday is coming soon, actually, so I think this is a great time to post a wish list!
On top of my birthday wish list is the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 (Pink). I want this camera so badly! I found the picture on weheartit.com :)
Also, I’d like to have the movie of the perks of being a wallflower. Two reasons:
1. I read the book and I like it
2. Emma Watson has an important role and I love Emma Watson :)
The third thing on my “birthday wish list” is a 24 pack of sharpies. I bought some ultra fine point sharpies, and I love using them! So I’d like to have some with just fine points instead of ultra fine, also.
On top of my “fashion” wish list is a maxi skirt, cause I think that’s really a must have this summer and probably also next summer!
On top of my “beauty” wish list is a black long lasting liquid eyeliner. Eyeliner is my favorite beauty product, but I don’t have one (the one I had is empty - I’m not sure if that’s the good way to say it in English, but you get the point, right?)
xo xo Luna
So this is a post about my favorite music at the moment. I’ll probably do this kind of posts more often, because I like writing a post like this. I hope you enjoy reading it!
1. Tee Shirt by Birdy
I already went to the cinema twice to watch the fault in our stars. I’m just in love with the fault in our stars, and the movie makes the songs even more beautiful. If you know what I mean.
2. Nothing like us (acoustic) by Justin Bieber
This song is just so beautiful! I keep playing it on repeat, really.
3. Not about angels by Birdy
Another “tfios-song”. Also beautiful.
4. One for the road by Arctic Monkeys. Okay this is such a shame. I just found out I always wrote “artic monkeys” instead of “arctic monkeys”. That’s too bad.
5. Let it go by Demi Lovato
I don’t really have anything to say about this song, actually.
6. Break free by Ariana Grande
Three of my best friends are like obsessed with Ariana Grande, so I hear her new songs as soon as they are released. At first, I didn’t really like this song. I thought it was like the average pop song (although I do like pop songs, I don’t know why that was such a big deal..). But I started to appreciate this song when I started to listen to it more often. And now it’s one of my favorites!
7. Boyfriend (acoustic) by Justin Bieber
I like this song and I like Justin, so…
8. Love the way you lie by Eminem (ft Rihanna)
I just like this song.
Our psychological state allows us to see only what we want/need/feel to see at a particular time. What are the first three words that you see?
This would be an interesting thing to see other people try.
I got: Love, Beauty, Success
Took a few minutes but, popularity, lust???, and youth.
I got - Love, Popularity, and Honesty?
I got; love, intelligence and health. I think this is really interesting! Please reblog, I’d like to know what others got!
I read some blogposts about watercoloring a few weeks ago and they inspired me to work with watercolors too. I made these paintings/drawings or whatever you want to call it, using a new technique. So now I’m going to explain this technique to you guys because it’s a very fun way to work with watercolors.
1. Splatter some watercolors on your paper until it starts to have shape. You shouldn’t know what you’re going to paint yet.
2. If you have this shape, look at it and imagine what it could be. You’re going to paint some more until it looks like the thing you imagined.
3. Use a black sharpie with an ultra fine point to give your painting yet more shape.
Then you’re done! I really think this is a fun and easy way to use watercolors!
xo xo Luna
It has been a while since I last posted some of my favorite We Heart It pictures. So, why not post them today, I thought. There’s only one little difference this time: usually I post like 10 of my favorites. This time I’m posting 7 quotes I love.
Of course, the source is still We Heart It.
By the way; thank you all so much for all the likes and reblogs on my previous post! (If you haven’t read it yet, check it out! :))
Remember I told you I bought a cute notebook at Urban Outfitters? At first I didn’t know what to use it for, because I already have a “main notebook”, but then I got an idea. I wanted to paste a photo on every page on the right, and quotes on every left page. I really liked this idea, because I thought you would have a really inspirational notebook when it was full with photos and quotes. On the photos above you can see how it looks so far. I like it and I’m really glad I bought this notebook.
Let me know if you are going to do this/something similar! :)
I’ve been on a little vacation with my bestie and I had a great time. I’d like to tell you about it in this post. :)
The first day, we went to Amsterdam. Although the weather wasn’t quite lovely, we still had a lovely day in Amsterdam. I bought a cute notebook at Urban Outfitters and shorts at Pull & Bear. I love them both.
The second day, we went to Arnhem.
It’s not a famous city, but that doesn’t make the city less fun. So after dinner, we went to a park and there was a lovely fountain you could just walk into. It was really fun.
The last day we went shopping in Leiden and swimming on the beach.
Leiden was beautiful and I just love the beach. Like I said, I had a great time. I hope you’ll visit those cities someday.