DIY Gift Guide – Homemade Gift Ideas

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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!

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Vanilla Eau De Toilette

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Baked Yogurt Donuts

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Canvas Art Ideas

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Coconut Shell Bowl(s) on Wooden Base

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Spelt Cookies

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Chocolate Covered Walnut and Maple Syrup Balls

Chocolate Covered Coconut Eggs

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Lace Pattern Bangle Bracelet

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Leather Keychain

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Coffee Stain Art

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

 

Lately

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Fall is beautiful. #brown

Here are some pictures I have captured with my camera or phone in the last few weeks. Some of them are from my Instagram account @ta_marjana. Some are coming with an explanation, the other with none. I will let the pictures speak for themselves. I hope you’re having a great weekend!!

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Blended frozen bananas with cinnamon. #homemadeicecream

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I got these from my boys (husband&son). #roses

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Portopiccolo – a new complex of apartments (a new little village, actually) in a place named Sistiana in Italy. #seaside

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#notonlyinparis

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On my sister’s balcony… #fallsun

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#themonthoftheKarstcuisine #goodfood #karst #slovenia

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#fullmoon #stanjelcastle #slovenia

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We visited the Trieste Museum of Natural History and there was this interesting selection of performances and games from Mathematikum (the first interactive mathematics museum in the world, Germany).  It is based on a playful approach to mathematics – for all age groups. And that penguin was really cute! #handsonmath

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#hiking

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My little one is taking a lot of pictures lately. Obviously, there is someone in his family that takes a lot of pictures. ;) #paragliding

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There was panna cotta under there. #delicious

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Walnut and Maple Syrup Chocolate Balls

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The recipe I’m posting today is something I tried last weekend: a super simple no bake recipe with just a few ingredients. And it is kind of healthy. I think it’s great for when the weather gets colder…

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Ingredients (for about 40 balls): 2 cups ground walnuts, ½ cup maple syrup, 1 cup (about 200g) dark chocolate, 1 tablespoon butter, 1 tablespoon milk and – optional – chopped hazelnuts, other nuts of your choice or sprinkles for decoration.

Instructions: In a bowl mix together ground walnuts and maple syrup until well combined. With wet hands, form the mixture into balls (the size of walnuts) and place on a tray.

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Melt the chocolate, butter and milk together in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat and roll each ball in the melted chocolate until covered. Then – optional – roll the balls in the chosen topping(s). Put them in the fridge. They should be ready to eat within about an hour or two.

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I hope you’ll enjoy them, if you end up trying the recipe.

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