My favorites of 2014

Just before the New Year I decided to kind of sum up my year through my favorite posts of 2014. Some of them are telling me it’s been a lovely year. For example:  My Insta-World; My Insta-World; My Insta-World; Snapshots; Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O…; July Snapshots; See Ya, Summer! Welcome, Fall!; Lately.

A few of my own DIY projects: How to make Vanilla Eau De Toilette; DIY Coconut Shell Bowls on Wooden Base; DIY Simple Daisy Bouquet Idea.

Some of my own favorite recipes of 2014: Salt Baked Fish Recipe; Baked Yogurt Doughnuts; Chocolate Covered Coconut Easter Eggs; The best homemade Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches you will ever have!!

I know that I haven’t been a very good blogger in 2014, and I can’t promise to be better about it in 2015, but I will try. THANK YOU for coming and staying here!! (I’m sending you a hug through the internet right now… :))  See you in 2015!


Homemade pizza in 20 minutes or How to make easy pizza dough from scratch

Good news: Yes, you can make pizza from scratch in 20 minutes! I’ve made this kind of pizza a lot lately. It’s easy, quick, delicious and perfect for holidays, when people come over to relax and watch a movie. If you are a pizza lover and like to make your own pizza, this is definitely a recipe to try.

Ingredients: 2 cups Greek yogurt, 2½ cups flour, 1½ teaspoons baking soda, 1½ teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons oregano and (optional) 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Instructions: Mix ingredients in a bowl until combined and then knead it on a well-floured surface for a few minutes. The dough might be a little sticky, but that’s ok. (If the dough gets too sticky, just add some flour.) Form into pizza shape, brush with olive oil (that’s optional, but recommended), add your toppings and bake at 230 degrees C (450 degrees F) for 10 to 12 minutes.  

The pizza is done in 20 minutes and it tastes great. What do you want more? Well, a beer maybe. Enjoy.

p.s.: As seen in photos above, one of our favorite toppings lately has been lightly fried onions.

DIY Gift Guide – Homemade Gift Ideas

These are my handmade gift ideas for this year (click on the colored text below).  To be honest, I’m not into Christmas yet. But if you want to make your own Christmas gifts, I think now is the time to post the ideas. December will be here like… Tomorrow?! Until then, enjoy these last weeks of November!

Vanilla Eau De Toilette

Baked Yogurt Donuts

Canvas Art Ideas

Coconut Shell Bowl(s) on Wooden Base

Spelt Cookies

Chocolate Covered Walnut and Maple Syrup Balls

Chocolate Covered Coconut Eggs

Lace Pattern Bangle Bracelet

Leather Keychain

Coffee Stain Art

p.s.: Last year’s DIY gift guide – here and some more ideas – here.