Advent…Advent…Advent calendar in a box

I am not going to go on about how close Christmas is all of a sudden – just one thing: as you can see on the photos I am not really prepared yet regarding accessories and decorations :). But I thought that is not that important and I’d rather post it without photos that contain…

DIY Last minute Christmas cards

In less than a week all the madness around Christmas preparations will be over and we will hopefully all enjoy some quality time with family, loads of food gifts and laughter. Until then some of you still might have to organise a few cards or gift tags and so I thought I would show you…

It’s Christmas Time – It’s gift wrapping time!

This is already the third Christmas that I am writing this blog – and it is the third time I am showing you how I wrap my Christmas presents. Although it is a chore to many people, I love wrapping gifts and for Birthdays etc. where you only wrap one gift I love picking out…

When life gives you lemons… (II)

After writing about Lemon Curd last week I want to continue with the second lemon-related post today. I had the idea to make a lemon-related mini version of a gift basket so after making the Lemon Curd as a second step I started decorating the jars. I decorated the jars in a very simple way…

When live gives you lemons… (I)

Recently my in-laws brought a couple of lemons home from their holiday in Greece – this may sound a little strange but we’re talking about hand picked, massive lemons that smelled incredible. Clearly this is the perfect souvenir for me and I immediately started thinking what I could make with them. Lemon Curd was one…

On the hunt for “Mandelhörnchen”

A friend came back from a trip to Berlin recently and told me he got these “German almond things that are dipped in chocolate” from a bakery over there and that they are “probably the nicest thing” he had ever eaten. I immediately knew what he was talking about but it was ages ago that…