Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Project Life: Week 29

Hey there! I've got another Project Life spread to share with you. Week 29, again a great week. We worked out a lot, we celebrated our 2 year (dating) anniversary and we enjoyed the wonderful weather. I've used the Becky Higgins Project Life page protectors and some goodies from my Studio Calico Project Life kits. I love that filler card!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Project Life: Week 28

Another colorful spread in my Project Life album. I love summer and it's bright pictures and fun activities! This was another amazing week with lots of delicious food, trying out new recipes and hanging out with family and friends. Including a little roadtrip to Doel. You can see more about that trip here and here.

I've used the Becky Higgins Project Life page protectors and some goodies from my Studio Calico Project Life kits. The washi tapes are from Hema.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Project Life: Week 27

Week 27 of this years Project Life will be the first week in my second album. I always divide my weeks over 2 albums, because it'll be to heavy if I don't. So this week has 3 layouts. 2 smaller ones and 1 regular page. I've used the Becky Higgins Project Life page protectors and some goodies from my Studio Calico Project Life kits. The washi tapes are from Hema.

The first page in my second album.
The full spread

Monday, August 4, 2014

Dailystills: July overview

Hey there! August has already started, so I'd like to share my Dailystills July overview with you. This month has been amazing and I've did so much fun stuff. I think it's great that you see this in my overview. If you'd like to know the prompts for July, scroll down! If you want to participate with the Dailystills in Augus (it's not too late!), click here.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Monthly Review: July

Hello August! I feel like I'm saying this every month, but dang! time flies. It's august already, so I'm sharing my Monthly Review for July today.

The books I've read:
  1. Sally Green - Half Bad (Half Life, #1)
  2. George R. R. Martin - A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
  3. Karin Slaughter - Undone (Will Trent, #3)
  4. Michael Grant - Messenger of Fear (Messenger of Fear, #1)
  5. Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)
  6. Cassandra Clare - City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
If you would like to know what I thought of these books, you can go to my book blog Drink tea, read books by clicking the logo in the top right corner, or by clicking here.

 Movies I've seen:
  1. Monuments Men (2014)
  2. 300: Rise of an Empire
Again, not many movies, but two more than last month. I liked the storyline for Monuments Men, I'v always been interested in what happened with all the art during WWII, but the movie was really long and boring from time to time. 300: Rise of an Empire was beautifully filmed, but the storyline was bad. I did enjoy watching it, but I missed the Spartans and Gerard Butler, lol.

Fun stuff I did:
  • In the beginning of July everybody was really into the soccer world cup and I've watched all the games with friends, fun times!
  • I did a beach bootcamp with my running buddies and friends
  • We went on a roadtrip to the ghost town Doel
  • The Mister and I celebrated our 2 year (dating) anniversary. We had sushi and he took me to Boom Chicago, a lovely surprise. I had an awesome day.
  • We went to some birthday parties from friends
  • We went to another music festival: Welcome to the Future. I didn't take a lot of photos, so no blogpost about that one, sorry!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Recipe: Bacon wrapped goatcheese snack

Let me introduce you to one of my all time favorite snacks. On a lovely evening with a beautiful red wine, or as a starter before dinner, or serve it when you're making tapas! It's super fast and easy and delicious.
 
What you need for 6 snacks:
  • 6 little slices of goat cheese (about 1 cm thick)
  • 6 slices of bacon (for the dutchies, koop niet de Nederlandse bacon, maar ontbijtspek!)
  • 6 grilled walnuts
  • honey

What you do:
  • Wrap the bacon around the goat cheese slices
  • Lay the wrapped goat cheese in a frying pan, turn them until they're browned an crisp on both sides
  • Put them on a plate and decorate them with the walnuts
  • Drizzle some honey over them and enjoy!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dailystills: August 2014

August has started and that means it's time to share the new Dailystills for this month! Are you joining us in August? Let us know on Instagram :) My IG account: @mandy_fisher and Shannon: @shanimal_. You're allowed to save this photo and share it on Instagram too, enjoy!

Not sure how Dailystills works? Let me explain..

Grab your camera or phone.
 Look at the monthly list to find the prompt for the day. The number corresponds to the date of the month.
 Take a photo using the prompt as inspiration. So for June the prompt for day 1 is ‘in the grass’. So take a photo of something of someone in the grass. It's easy as that!
 Now you’ve taken a picture, it’s time to share it on Instagram. Use the hashtag #dailystills so we can all see and like it! Note: There are also people who share their Dailystills on Facebook, Twitter or their blog. So no worries when you don't use Instagram, just share them wherever you like :)