Tuesday, 19 January 2016

2 and 3 of 2016 {It finally snowed!!!!}

It finally finally started snowing this weekend and I couldn't be happier. Especially because it looks like the snow is going to last for a bit!!! Otherwise, M and I discovered I beautiful little burger shop on Friday. Though beautiful is probably the wrong word. It's not really big nor really cosy but it has charm and looks cute. And even though they don't have a ton of burgers to choose from, the ones they have are pretty awesome (so far) we'll be back there and I'll report if the first impression they left can keep up with our expectations ;)

On the comic side of things, I'm keeping up pretty well with my new years resolution. I started testing 'colors' instead of just black and white and I'm semi happy with it.

No.1 happened when we talked about Star Wars (M is a fan, I'm a huge fan) after the second time we went. I just could not think of that.

No.3 for this year was pretty much what the last month looked like. So last week I took a training break. We'll see how I pick it up again this week ;)

Happy week everyone ;)

Monday, 11 January 2016

Happy New Year {And New Years Solutions}

Happy New Year everyone!

For me the year started with a bang! So few days and already so many things have happened. One of them, me already ignoring my 2016 solutions. But I'll try to keep up from now.
Otherwise I keep thinking about de-cluttering my room. Seriously? It's so much stuff which I simply, really, really don't need. But it all has some value. So I might come up with an idea, where I de-clutter most of the stuff into can-really-be-thrown/given-away and I'll-keep-them-tucked-away-in-a-box. How does that sound?

This is also the first week of being back at uni and work but it's only for more weeks. Then we have more work then uni for two month ;)

For today, that's all the thoughts I have. Wish me luck to be better with my solutions!!! :D

Thursday, 31 December 2015

New Years Eve {A last and quick DIY, because...well it's me}

So, it's nearly nearly New Years and I have to hurry because my amazing boyfriend is getting the food ready in the kitchen but this has to be done before the New Years starts! ;)

I'm normally in love with technology. Without my phone, I'd be lost. But when it comes to organising and scheduling my weeks it has to be paper for me.
I started with my calenders some when back 2010 (and I still have them all...I just need to figure out which box they're in...). Back then I used pre-made (aka: normal calenders) and just kept my cover self-designed (plus the whole, picture, tickets, bum wrappings and whatever you can think of that I put inside). But now, I guess since 2012 I'm making my own calenders. The plus: They are exactly how I need them AND: they are only for half a year. That's around the time when I need a change. So half-a-year-calenders it is.

I thought, since my new one starts on Monday, I'll post a quick DIY so you can grab a simple notebook just before that and make your own. It's easy! And so convenient and fun!!

You'll need:

  • notebook
  • pens to draw the dividers
  • masking tape (just because masking tape makes about everything better and cuter!!)
  • one empty envelope

As a first thing, I normally start with my weekly design:

Since I love to doodle and I'm totally addicted to my To-Do Lists, I leave one page empty for that and the other page for weekly appointments. You could go squares all along, or just bars...or bubbles. Whatever suits you best.

After that I add an empty envelope to the last page. It comes in really handy for collecting cards, stickers, post stamps etc.!

And I normally leave a few pages empty at the end for notes, scribbles, whatever. It's also where I keep all my lists. Bucket list, work-on-yourself list, budget list, 2016-list....I've got them all!!!

This half-a-years calender is way cuter then usual. I normally go for plain blank but I discovered this cute one at the Design Market we went to in October and just HAD to. The envelope is from there as well. Along with a lot of cute paper that still awaits its destiny!

The book is already filled with a few cute sketches and a year-overview. The rest will be filled by me ;)

My boyfriend just came jumping into my room carrying a sparkler. I guess its a hint that it's time for me to go ;)

Btw: That's the girl I bought all the stuff from:

Happy Happy Happy New Year!!!

Sorry for any typos. I'm in a hurry ;P

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Countdown (six days!) And a lemon squeezer

I figured I should post something more holiday-ish considering the fact that Christmas will be upon us IN LESS THAN A WEEK!!!!!! (yeeks) but since I'm still working and there is no snow what so ever...I'll postpone it to next week ;)

However, this comic was actually inspired during our bake off last week (I think).  At least, we used the lemon squeezer (btw: Is that the actual word or am I making this up?) to make the icing for our cookies. Does that count? I figured so ;)

Otherwise: My best friend is coming this weekend to visit me!!!!!!!! Talk of a reason to glow with joy!!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Everyday: Uni

It's from last semester but I guess routines don't change too much ;)

I have to admit it's not so much uni which keeps me busy right now, but quite a lot of doctor appointments. Nothing too serious though.
Otherwise, I visited the Christmas market twice this week!! That's already once more than my total of last year (yay)! And I stayed way too long at a new coffee shop (close to our uni) with a friend last week. But we all do need some time out too!!
Three more weeks until Christmas!!!!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Sweet potato - beetroot - salad

I've been stuck in a total rut when it comes to cooking recently. Sometimes, M and me cook but that's that. Otherwise my diet consists of muesli, bread and yogurt.
Last week however, a good friend of mine brought a beetroot - sweet potato salad/dish to lunch break and it looked amazing. And since the ingredient list was incredibly short and beet root was something I haven't had in a while, I had to make it!!

I used her two basics and went a bit along what I felt would be great. Nothing fancy but it turned out so so so good!!!! Also, the portion lasted me three meals, so that might be a plus when you're making it!

You'll need:

  • 1 sweet potato
  • a package beetroot (I think it was about 400gr (~300-400)) 
  • 1 package feta (200gr)
  • 1 package cress
  • honey
  • salt, pepper and basil
  • olive oil and balsamic vinegar
  • pine kernels
What to do:

1. Peel and cut cour potato into medium chunks and cook until soft (~10min).
2. Cut beetroot into medium to small chunks.
3. In a bowl, mix sweet potato, beetroot, crumbled feta, pine kernels (You could roast those before, but I was too lazy) together.
4. Season with about 1 Tablespoon honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and basil. Taste test here!
5. Sprinkle with cress! 


I have to admit, it is super low key cooking. But I did cook something ;) 
And it lasted three amazing days!