It’s cold and windy outside, but I’m in my warm home, drinking tea and exploring on Pinterest again. And there I’ve found these cozy outfits to look chic during this beautiful month of December. Or, maybe I should search for some party outfits already… I think there will be time later in the month to find those, too. Till then, enjoy the coziness of this time of the year. ;)
All photos via Pinterest, click on photo for source. (Some of the sources may be wrong, please add a source in the comments, if you have one. Thank you!)
p.s.: You may also be interested in ‘Scarves, Hats, Gloves‘, ‘Coats‘ and ‘All I want (to wear) for Christmas …’
If you follow my blog for a while now, I’m sure you have noticed I love lace. I also have these wonderful lace boots and I’ve wanted to remake these two bangle bracelets to wear them with my boots and all black clothes for a while. Of course, I intend to wear them with other stuff, too.
If you want to make yourself one of these, you can follow my (kind of) instructions below.
You’ll need these supplies: a (plastic, metal or wooden) bangle, a piece/strip of lace (a little wider than the bangle is), painter’s tape (wider than the bangle is) and an appropriate spray paint.
Use painter’s tape to protect the inside of the bangle. Wrap the lace around the bangle. And the tape on the inside of the bangle should help to hold the lace in place – that’s why wider than the bangle. (See the photos below.) Spray it. Let it dry. Remove the lace and the tape. You’re done. Simple, right? ;)
I hope you’re having a great week so far.
I’m posting another dessert recipe today. This was our dessert tonight and I’m posting the recipe right away, because the whole apartment still smells like Christmas…
To make this apple puff pastry dessert with white wine sauce, you’ll need: 4 (bigger) apples, 3 cinnamon sticks, 2 vanilla beans, 2 cups of brown sugar, a bottle of white wine (I recommend using dry white wine), 2 puff pastry sheets, 3 tablespoons of apricot jam and a tablespoon of butter (for the dish).
Here’s what you have to do: Peel and remove the cores from the apples, then cut them into 8 slices. Place the apples in a pot and cover with wine. Take the vanilla beans and split in half, lengthwise. Using a knife, scrap out the vanilla seeds and then add the seeds and vanilla beans to the wine. Add the cinnamon sticks and sugar and boil for about 15 to 20 minutes. Take a baking dish and grease it with butter. Place one sheet of puff pastry in the bottom of the dish. Then remove the apples (with a skimmer) from the wine mixture. Cover the pastry in the bottom of the dish with apples and top with the other sheet of puff pastry. Place it in a preheated oven (200 degrees C / 390 degrees F) for about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, strain the half of the remaining wine mixture into a small saucepan, bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add apricot jam, stir and simmer a little more (for about 5 minutes).
Serve the apple puff pastry dessert (warm) with this sweet wine sauce! And serving all this with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, sounds even better to me. …like Christmas, I tell you.