Friday, October 28, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I'm back!

I'm back!
I was in Poland for work, with 20 students
I'll share some photo's with you
 (the last two photo's are made in KL Auschwitz)

Tomorrow I'm going to Morocco
Yeah i know

But I also love autumn in Holland
this is my view from the couch

 I'm enjoying being at home, eating my favorite salad en reading Frankie magazine
 See you in november!
p.s. don't forget te enter the give away!

Friday, October 21, 2011

five things

The appelflappen I made yesterday turned out pretty good!
I realised too late that I didn't have any cinnamon 
so I used ginger powder and ground coriander seed
which worked really well with the sour apples I was using!

So here are some nice things I found online!

This knit stool by Claire-Anne o'Brien
It looks so comfy I just want to hug it!

This cool headboard idea
See the tutorial here

This easy Ikea hack
found on Curbly

This Day of the Dead inspired halloween costume

This painting by Aron Wiesenfeld
is my desktop at the moment
You should really click that link to look at a larger version
it's so detailled

So those were my five things!
Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


I'm currently working at the library in Den Bosch
and we have a little coffee bar here
and every dat they make their own apple pie

now that might seem like a good thing, but it's not
because every day the smell of warm, freshly baked apple pie just drifts around
and I have to work :(

So tonight I'm making Appelflappen!
I don't know how to say appelflappen in english
apple flaps? 
haha that sounds disgusting....

Anyway, I'm making these things

It's the easiest thing in the world!
This is how I make appelflappen;

I take a packet of 10 sheets of puff pastry out of the freezer
I peel 2 large (or three small) apples and take the pips out
I chop the apples up (doesn't have to be pretty) and put them in a bowl
also in the bowl goed some sugar and some cinnamon
some people like to put raisins in as well, but I famously dislike warm raisins
Then I take the (now defrosted) puff pastry and fold it in half, so I get a triangle shape
with a fork I close one of the sides
I then hold it in my hand like an ice cone and spoon the apple in
Then I close the remaining side and repeat 10 times and done!
I just add an egg wash and sprinkle some sugar on top 
and put it in the oven for as long as the puff pastry package directs.

You can also cut the sheets in half diagonally and make tiny ones!
Good for a party!

Smakelijk eten!
And if anyone can tell me what appelflappen are called in english
and if you have them over there as well
let me know!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hi there!
This is Sarah 
Annis is in Poland at the moment
so I thought this would be a nice time to post some pictures of my new place!

I had to put all my books in double layers onto the shelves
otherwise it wouldn't fit
luckily the shelves are quite deep
and there was still room for this cute mini cooper piggy bank

Our huuuuuuuuge bed
The wooden letters were a birthday gift from Annis
As you can see the left side is my side
and the right side is Niels' (my boyfriend) side
the print in the middle
(with my reflection on it, pay no attention to that)
is by the wonderful Tushtush

I bought these cute little cactus candles at Action
for only one euro!

Here you can see a print our dad made
It's called "dialog" 
but we secretly call it pacman vs internet explorer : )
beneath it is the flightcase for my bass amp
with lots of stickers on it

Some comicbooks
and an Edgar Allen Poe action figure
(I lost the raven that came with it though...)

This is not in, or even near my house
but I liked the picture
so there!
(it's too bad you can't smell it, it smelled really nice!)

My piggies!

My double bass 
another print by Tushtush on the left
some postcards
The skull print is by GoldenRococo
and the larger one on the right is by Matou en Peluche

And some more random things from around the place
It finally starting to look like a home instead of just a house!
I do miss Annis a bit sometimes
I even miss her crazy cat, Sjefke sometimes!
(but not very often : ) )
Luckily I live quite near the station!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday - Give Away!

Yay! I finally have a new camera!
Now I can take pictures of EVERYTHING! :-)

Well not everything, but I made some photo's of my new wall decoration

and of the wool stash that is going to become a knitted throw/blanket

and of the cutest boy I know

Anddddd of the cool stuff I'm going to give away!!

I'm giving away this super cool retro looking camera Photobook
I love it <3


This sewing kit. Perfect to keep your crochet hooks in!
(and it come filled with cute sewing stuff)

To enter: become a follower and leave a comment with a link/email where i can reach you!
Good luck :-)

(I will choose a winner on november 3rd)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

sunday - let's go outside

This week summer finally came to the Netherlands! Eventhough the autumn has started, and it has been raining ever since june, we got a little present called: SUN!
So that's why I haven't been blogging. I've seen swimming, walking, cycling, reading in the suuuuunnnnnn!