torsdag 19. oktober 2017

Thursday Movie Picks - Halloween Edition; Body Horror

It's Thursday again, which means it's time for yet another Thursday Movie Picks (Halloween Edition) post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week was body horror and here are my picks.


Eraserhead; Something for the fans of David Lynch.

The Thing; For John Carpenter fans.

Cabin Fever; For Eli Roth fans.

tirsdag 17. oktober 2017

Making a Home; 13 Ghoulish Recipes To Try This Halloween

As Halloween is a big celebration for some of us, which means we probably need to make some food and/or drink(s). I've found 13 recipes one could consider making for Halloween. Some are more suitable for adults, while some might be more suitable for the kids, so feel free to pick as you like.

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Here they are;
Bloody Black Currant Punch
Glow in the Dark Cupcakes
Chocolate Marshmallow-Ghost Cake and Mini Cupcakes
Apple Bobbing Punch
'Candy Corn' Fruit Cups
Tangerine Pumpkins + Banana Ghosts
Fossil Cookies
Jack-O-Lantern Cocktail
Witches Brew
Marsmallow Witches
Black Widow Dip
Soul Cakes
Samhain Beef Stew

mandag 16. oktober 2017

Menu Plan Monday Week 42

It's Monday again, which means it's time for another Menu Plan Monday post, thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie. I have a hunch that the weekend this week is going to be a little bit hectic; not only am I going to attend Dewey's Readathon, but there is a big farmers market I want to visit as well. Hopefully I will manage to do both.
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Regardless of plans, I still need to eat and here's my menu plan for this week;
Monday; Leftovers from Monday
Tuesday; Breaded Plaice
Wednesday; Norwegian Potato Dumplings
Thursday; Fish Cakes
Friday; Leftovers from Thursday
Saturday; Pizza Horns
Sunday; Pizza Horns

lørdag 14. oktober 2017

Weekend Cooking; 10 Harvest Inspired Recipes To Try This Autumn

Those of you who have followed the blog a bit, probably know by now that I really enjoy the autumn. One of the things that I really love about the autumn is all the yummy food and today I wanted to write a short round-up of ten harvest inspired recipes to try this autumn. I'm a firm believer that it's important to eat yummy food and when it gets colder and darker, a good meal can be a real pick-me-up.

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In regards of a foodie pick-me-up, feel free to check out these harvest inspired recipes.
Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Fall Harvest Pizza w/Roasted Butternut, Cider Caramelized Onions + Bacon
How To Make the Ultimate Autumn Harvest Cheese Board
Harvest Stew With Smoked Sausage
Fall Harvest Cider Roasted Chicken with Walnut Goat Cheese + Grapes
Happy Harvest Soup
Heirloom Tomato Galette with Honey + Thyme
Oven Roasted Cardamom Plum Jam
Acorn Squash Stuffed With Apples, Nuts and Cranberries
Caramelized Balsamic Goat Cheese Pasta
Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cheddar Cinnamon Sugar Twist

fredag 13. oktober 2017

Friday Finds; DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

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Considering it's October and soon Halloween, I just couldn't resist writing about Halloween costumes, especially today as it's Friday the 13th. Yeah, I know I'm a bit weird like that.

Regardless of weirdness, here's a few ideas for Halloween costumes;
13 Easy Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes
20+ Creative DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids With Lots Of Tutorials
How to make a Queen of Hearts teacup fascinator from playing cards
Hocus Pocus: My Halloween Party Animals Costume
Princess Poppy Costume DIY (Free Pattern)

Do you have any great Halloween costume ideas? Feel free to share below in the comment section.

torsdag 12. oktober 2017

Thursday Movie Picks - Halloween Edition; Dolls

It's Thursday again, which means it's time for a new Thursday Movie Picks (Halloween Edition) post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week is dolls, and here are my picks.


Tourist Trap; Sometimes an old horror movie is all you need.

Annabelle; Inspired by a real doll.

Child's Play; One thing for sure - not all dolls are cute and innocent.

onsdag 11. oktober 2017

Giveaway; An Autumn-Inspired Gift Set

I decided it was time for hosting another giveaway on Add Norwegian Lifestyle, since my last one went so well as it did. I'm participating yet again in a giveaway hop and this time it is the 2nd Annual Howl -O- Ween Event (Formerly Bugs & Hisses), hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It.
The price you can win is a gift set I've put together, consisting of a felted pumpkin from Sonnentaucher Felt, pumpkin spice soy wax melts from Children of Artemis and a pack of Chai-spiced black tea from Cemo, that I purchased at Kitchn.





tirsdag 10. oktober 2017

Making a Home; My Favourite Items From the IKEA and Hay Collab

I'm not going to deny that I'm a huge fan of IKEA and thoughout the years I have purchased quite a few items from there. Among other things, my lovely bright red desk is from that Swedish warehouse.

Recently IKEA launched a new collection, in which they had collaborated with the Danish designers behind HAY. After looking through this collection, I've gathered my favourites, which includes wooden items.

YPPERLIG table in ashYPPERLIG grey table in birchYPPERLIG blanketYPPERLIG bench in beechwoodYPPERLIG stool in beechwood and YPPERLIG pillowcase.

You can find the rest of the collection here. What is your favourites and do you have any plans on purchasing any items? Feel free to share below.

mandag 9. oktober 2017

Menu Plan Monday Week 41

It's a new week, which means it's time for Menu Plan Monday again thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie. At the moment I'm trying to have a bit of a destash of stuff in the freezer (again!) and I have to say that having a menu plan helps out a lot in organizing that destash. I found out that I among other things had a few leftovers from earlier dinners in the freezer and this week I will try to eat them up.
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Here's my menu plan for this week.
Monday; Norwegian Rice Porridge
Tuesday; Fish Gratin
Wednesday; Potato And Corn Chowder
Thursday; Fish Gratin
Friday; Tomato Soup With Tortelloni
Saturday; Chicken With Sauce
Sunday; Spaghetti Bolognese

What's on your menu plan for this week?

søndag 8. oktober 2017

Autumn Fashion Inspiration For Women

As it is officially autumn at the moment, I'm in need for some outfit inspiration to spice things up a bit. Or at least to prevent myself from going into a rut and doing "the same" outfits over and over again. I guess I'm not the only one, so today I decided to write a post highlighting some of the inspiration I got from Instagram recently. Yay for Instagram.

Et innlegg delt av Fashion Blogger Erin Moskal (@fashionmamaaquarius)



Et innlegg delt av Woodstock Vibes (@woodstockvibes)




lørdag 7. oktober 2017

Weekend Cooking; 20 Pumpkin Recipes to Try This Autumn

As it's finally proper autumn at the moment, a lot of people crave anything pumpkin. I must admit that as a Norwegian, I rarely make anything containing it, though I can "get" why some people go crazy about those big orange things. Me? I'll stick to a random PSL from Starbucks and use some fake pumpkins in different varieties in the home decor.

Regardless of whether or not I'm into using pumpkins in food, I still wanted to share a few pumpkin related recipes for those of you who actually eat pumpkins. I've divided them into three sections; savoury, sweet and beverages, which means that there is a fair chance you'll find a suitable recipe for your needs. Enjoy!

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Savoury
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Pumpkin Thyme Mac and Cheese
Pumpkin Bisque With Wild Rice
Thai Red Curried Pumpkin Soup
Mexican Pumpkin Soup
Pumpkin Chestnut Soup
Pumpkin Soup with Sage and Bacon
Pumpkin Alfredo

Sweet
Mini Pumpkin Gigerbread Trifles
Pecan Praline Pumpkin Cake
Pumpkin Spice Latte Pancakes for One
Pumpkin Spice Loaf With Cinnamon Frosting
Pumpkin Roll
Whisky Pumpkin Shortbread Parfait
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting
Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler
Pumpkin Spice French Macarons

Beverages
Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate
Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pumpkin Lattes
Spiked Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes

fredag 6. oktober 2017

torsdag 5. oktober 2017

Thursday Movie Picks - Halloween Edition; Masks

It's Thursday and probably time for a new Thursday Movie Picks post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week is masks (and Halloween) and here are my picks.


The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974); an iconic horror classic.

Friday the 13th (1980); another iconic horror classic.

Halloween (1978); a third iconic horror classic.

tirsdag 3. oktober 2017

Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is the month of breast cancer awareness and because of that I decided to run a fundraiser for the Pink Ribbon cause. The site I'm doing it on is found here and all the money goes to the Norwegian Breast Cancer Association/Norwegian Cancer Association. It's an important cause, so please feel free to help me achieve the goal of NOK 5000. There's so many that gets affected by the disease and it would be nice to end it, or the very least make it a bit more bearable for those who got it.
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For more information about breast cancer in general, you can check out Breastcancer.org.

mandag 2. oktober 2017

Menu Plan Monday Week 40

It's Monday, which means it's time for a new Menu Plan Monday post, thanks to Laura at I'm An Organizing Junkie. It's finally October, which means that the autumn-lover in me is hopping up and down of joy. Last month I even had my first PSL of the season, so yeah, I'm pretty content at the moment.
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No matter the season, I still need to eat and here is my menu plan for this week.
Monday; Spaghetti Bolognese
Tuesday; Leftovers from Monday
Wednesday; Fish Fingers
Thursday; Lasagna
Friday; Breaded Cod
Saturday; Heinz Tomato Soup
Sunday; Fish Gratin

What's on your menu plan for this week if you have one?

søndag 1. oktober 2017

21 Days Hygge Challenge

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I would guess a lot of you has come across the entire "hygge"-trend in the last year or so. Even though the focus has been on the Danes in most of the articles etc, we do have the same concept in Norway, though a lot of us Norwegians use the word "koselig" instead. The French blogger behind A Frog in the Fjord has written a post about the concept here.

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, it is partially about the warm, cozy, welcoming feeling. Let's face it; Norway, at least the area where I live, aren't blessed with nice and warm weather all year around (we often do have both rain and sun - sometimes even at the same time - during one day), so we often need a bit of a mental "pick me up" in one way or another. There's a reason why Norwegians often seem reserved at times - there is no fun in being outdoors when the rain rains horizontal. Needless to point out; the Norwegian saying "There's no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes" is busted, though this specific mentality of making the most/best out of a situation is crucial.

Meik Wiking, who has written The Little Book of Hygge : The Danish Way to Live Well, points out 10 important pillars in terms of all things hygge/koselig; atmosphere, presence, pleasure, equality, gratitude, harmony, comfort, truce, togetherness, and shelter. Look at hygge/koselig as creating intimacy of the soul infused with warmth and presence while celebrating the everyday things. In a sense one can claim that hygge/koselig is a Scandinavian form of mindfulness.

Now, over to the 21 days hygge challenge. I wanted to create a challenge you all can participate in, if you want to tap into the concept of hygge/koselig, starting today. If you are in Instagram, feel free to take some photos and use the hashtag #addnorlifehyggechallenge.
  1. Light some candles, whether it's some simple white ones or one with a fancy scent.
  2. Have breakfast in bed. There is a certain luxury in spending some extra time in bed, so feel free to make a cozy space with plenty of layers; pillows, blankets, you name it.
  3. If you are fortunate enough to have a woodburning fireplace, light a fire tonight and just relax in front of it.
  4. Add some wooden home decor, like these wooden candle holders found at Etsy.
  5. Try a new cooking or baking recipe, esp if it is some kind of comfort food.
  6. Add a blanket/throw of wool to your home. Lucky Hanks at Etsy has some really nice ones.
  7. Invite a few close friends over for an informal get-together. Bonus if it's over some yummy wine and a board game.
  8. Banish the clutter. It is so much easier to relax and breath in more ways than one if there is no clutter around (IKEA has a lot of fun and fancy storage solutions) and let us be real; there is a reason why Marie Kondo has sold millions of her bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.
  9. Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate while relaxing.
  10. Go for a hike WITHOUT the cell-phone/ipod/fancy gadgets. Allow your senses to take in the scenery by sight, sound, scent etc (photo camera allowed).
  11. Display some of your treasured memories. Family/vacation photos, concert/theatre prints, you name it. Find a nice way to display those memories.
  12. Embrace the old and imperfect. There is something about an old handknitted blanket that your grandmother has made that states hygge more than multiple brand new designer lamps.
  13. Unplug for an evening and invite som friends over. Cheese and wine or board game night?
  14. Find a place you can volunteer (and actually volunteer), either at a soup kitchen, a women's shelter, an animal shelter or somewhere else close to heart.
  15. Have a "me" weekend - do whatever that is "you": take a bubble bath, read a good book, have an alone-date at a museum or a coffee shop...
  16. Buy yourself some nice flowers and put them in a vase. They doesn't have to cost a fortune.
  17. Create something; it could be a painting, do some knitting or another creative outlet you enjoy doing.
  18. Write a letter to someone and post it; it could be to an international pen friend or it could be your grandmother. It's up to you (though pen friend and grandmother are just suggestions).
  19. Plant those bulbs that will grow in the spring, like daffodils and tulips. There is something soothing to do some gardening.
  20. Make a cozy nook in your home. Think a comfy chair, a blanket and a small side-table to put your tea and book.
  21. Buy or knit some comfy socks. At this time of year, some socks to keep your toes toasty is almost a "must".

What is your thoughts on hygge/koselig? Are you familiar with it? Feel free to comment below.

lørdag 30. september 2017

Weekend Cooking; 17 Recipes With Root Vegetables

Personally, one of the things I absolutely love about autumn is the excuse to indulge in yummy root vegetables. A staple dish which allows me to do that, is Lapskaus (a Norwegian stew). I might publish my own recipe one day on Add Norwegian Lifestyle, but I will post a link to another Lapskaus recipe here today, as part of a round up of recipes using root vegetables.

There is something hearty and comforting eating a bowl of root vegetable stew and it is packed with nutrients, which is an added bonus. For me, it's truly a comfort food when it's a cold and rainy autumn night.
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Here is a list of recipes which includes root vegetables.

fredag 29. september 2017

Friday Finds; Cozy Evening With a Cuppa Tea

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onsdag 27. september 2017

Monthly Favourites September 2017

September is almost over, which means it's time for a new Monthly Favourites post. As it is finally autumn, I feel that I can function a bit more due to the weather. Let's face it; some function better during warm and sunny months while I'm one of those who prefer the cold and rainy weather as I'm sensitive to heat and sun (I occasionally joke that I act like a vampire during summer).

Some of my favourites this month are;
My new letter sets from LaPapierre.


The yummy dinner I had at Chopan Tandoori in Sandnes during 100-ugå.


This fun and vibrant display of corn at a local flower shop.

What's some of your favourites this month? Feel free to share below in the comment section.

mandag 25. september 2017

Menu Plan Monday Week 39

It's Monday, which means it's time for a new Menu Plan Monday post thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie. This week is going to be slightly hectic due to the fact that not only am I going on a cheesemaking course, but there's also a family birthday party coming up. Does anyone have any good ideas on what to give a 13 year old teenage boy for his birthday btw? Ugh, why does it seem like it's so much easier to buy presents for females?

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Monday; Fish Fingers
Tuesday; Spinach Soup
Wednesday; Fish Fingers
Thursday; Heinz Tomato Soup
Friday; Family birthday
Saturday; Fish Fingers
Suday; Vegetable Soup

What's on your menu plan this week? Feel free to comment below.

søndag 24. september 2017

15 Cheap Autumn Date Ideas

Personally, I feel that there is something romantic about autumn. It's the season where you can snuggle up with your loved one on a cold and rainy night and feel a certain comfort that one doesn't get during the summer. If you are among those who have a partner and are in need of autumn date ideas, you can check out this list that I've written. The  reason why I made a list of cheap date ideas are relatively simple; it doesn't have to cost the shirt in order to be romantic and a success.
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  1. Watch a scary movie together
  2. Go to a coffee shop and drink pumpkin spice lattes
  3. Carve pumpkins
  4. Take a walk in the woods and enjoy the scenery with the change of colour on the leaves
  5. Go on a ghost hunt
  6. Attend a harvest festival or go to a farmers market
  7. Visit a pumpkin patch
  8. Have a bonfire (or light a fire in a fire pit) and sip some hot drinks
  9. So some autumn baking (think apples, pumpkins, etc)
  10. Watch the sunset or sunrise (bonus if it's on the beach or in the mountains)
  11. Have an outdoor workout together
  12. Pick an older TV-series and watch it from the beginning
  13. Fly kites on a windy day
  14. Have a bike ride on a scenic path
  15. Visit a flea market together
Do you have any other good date ideas? Or have you been to a nice autumn date? Feel free to comment below.

lørdag 23. september 2017

Weekend Cooking; Easy Foil Pack Dinners

Slightly inspired by the last Weekend Cooking post I wrote on sheet pan dinners, I figured out that in the line of quick and easy dinners with little clean up, I wanted to search for foil-pack dinners. The end result is this post. Come on, I think most of us enjoy making easy dinners that tastes yummy. Even though there's probably people who thinks that foil pack dinners are for summers only, I believe they can be made all year around.

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Here's the recipes.

fredag 22. september 2017

Friday Finds; 10 AirBnB Places With Scenery On A Budget

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The autumn is great in terms of going on hikes due to the amazing and warm colours on the foilage. AirBnB (affiliate link) is a great place to find charming places to stay if you want to explore some scenery and I've found 10 places to stay on a budget (they all are under £50 a night) and the countries represented on the list are Romania, Scotland, England and Poland with some beautiful places to hike.

Do you have any recommendations on great places to hike? Or have you ever used AirBnB? Feel free to share in the comment section below.

tirsdag 19. september 2017

Making a Home; How To Easily Add a Touch of Autumn in Your Home

Autumn is more and more present at the moment with the change of colours on the leaves and shorter days. For me, one of the more fun things at the moment is decorating my apartment in an autumn-theme.
It doesn't need to cost that much in terms of time, labour or money to add a touch of autumn in the home decor and today I will give you some ideas on how to do it.

Some of my ideas include:
  1. Fill a bowl or a lantern with pumpkins and gourds
  2. Add a throw blanket to a chair or the sofa (plaid, wool, autumn colours etc)
  3. Add a pillow on the couch (woodland, typography, autumn colours etc)
  4. Fill a vase or a glass dome with acorns, chestnuts and/or pinecones
  5. Light some autumn scented candles
  6. Fill a vase with autumn-coloured flowers as a table centerpiece
  7. Do some autumn crafts and display them somewhere in your home (feel free to check out this post if you want inspiration)
  8. Frame an autumn-inspired printable and hang it up (feel free to check out this post for some free printables)
  9. Buy some autumn-inspired napkins

Do you have any great ideas yourself when it comes to autumn decor? Feel free to share in the comment section below.

mandag 18. september 2017

Menu Plan Monday Week 38

It's Monday, which means it's time to write a new Menu Plan Monday post, thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie. I completely forgot to write a post last week, but I'll make up for it today instead.


Here's my menu plan for this week;
Monday; Spaghetti Bolognese
Tuesday; Leftovers from Monday
Wednesday; Fish Fingers
Thursday; Heinz Tomato Soup
Friday; Norwegian Lapskaus (example of recipe, but I'll make my own and write it down so I can post it)
Saturday; Leftovers from Friday
Sunday; Heinz Tomato Soup

lørdag 16. september 2017

Weekend Cooking; 16 Sheet Pan Dinners

Sometimes we all are in need of some quick and easy dinners which doesn't require too much clean up afterwards. Enter sheet pan dinners and today I wanted to share with you some recipes that I've found.

Did I mention that sheet pan dinners are simple and easy? Yes. Did I also mention that most of these recipes includes veggies, which means you can get some of the nutrients that one needs? No, but now I did, which means that the recipes are not only simple and easy, but also (somewhat) healthy.

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Here's the recipes;
Honey Glazed Salmon
Maple Salmon
Mustard Salmon
One Sheet Pan Garlic Roasted Salmon with Brussels Sprouts
One Tray Spicy Brown Sugar Salmon With Vegetables
Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon
Sheet Pan Baked Blackened Tilapia With Zucchini
Sheet Pan Steak with Potatoes and Broccoli
Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaf With Potatoes And Green Beans
Parmesan Chicken
Peanut Chicken
Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner with Green Beans and Feta
Sheet Pan Honey Apricot Chicken and Asparagus
Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken
Easy Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken
One Pan Honey Lemon Chicken Asparagus

Have you ever made sheet pan dinners? If you have, do you have a favourite go-to recipe? Feel free to share in the comment section below.

fredag 15. september 2017

Friday Finds; Over 90 Free Autumn Printables

I absolutely love autumn and it is my favourite season of all. There is something about the crisp air, the beautiful colours and "everything" else that is related to it. While some people look forward to summer, I look forward to autumn. Today I wanted to share with you a round up of free autumn printables. The thing about printables is that it is an affordable way to decorate; all you need is a printer and an inexpensive frame to put the artwork in.

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Here is the list of the free printables;

What is your favourite season and/or do you like decorating with printables? Feel free to comment below.

torsdag 14. september 2017

Thursday Movie Picks; Financial World

It's Thursday, which means it's time for a new Thursday Movie Picks post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves and the theme of the week was the financial world.

Here are my picks;

The Wolf of Wall Street; An okay movie to watch if you're in search of something that is a bit light weight.

American Psycho; Not entirely the financial world, but still a good movie.

Inside Job; An interesting documentary about the 2008 financial crisis.

tirsdag 12. september 2017

Making a Home; 20 Autumn Crafts To Lighten Up This Season

The evenings gets darker more quickly already, which means that a lot of us spend more time indoors. If you are like me, which means having a weakness for crafting, those darker evenings make a nice excuse to do a bit.

If you are looking for some new ideas, I've found 20 autumn crafts one could do. Some of them might be kid-friendly while others would work very well as gifts (an early start on Christmas gifts maybe?). Feel free to check them out if you like.
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  1. Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder
  2. DIY Hot Cocoa Gift Bags! {Homemade Gift Idea}
  3. Fall Wreath Tutorial
  4. Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Recipe! {Gift in a Jar}
  5. Knitted Acorn
  6. Fall Wreaths with Acorns
  7. Acorn Bird Feeder Tutorial
  8. Ombre Pinecone Tutorial
  9. Burlap and Feather Wrapped Mason Jars
  10. Fall Mason Jar Vases
  11. Corn Husk Mason Jar
  12. Easy Fall Leaf Banner
  13. DIY Pumpkin Jars
  14. DIY Napkin Ring
  15. Rustic Fall Twig Wreath Tutorial
  16. Fall Cookies in a Jar Gift
  17. Apple Stamping Craft Idea
  18. Free Fall Adult Colouring Pages
  19. How To Make Plush Velvet Pumpkins
  20. Pinecone Hedgehogs
Do you like to do more crafts when it's getting darker and colder? Or do you have any great autumn-inspired craft ideas? Feel free to comment below.

lørdag 9. september 2017

Weekend Cooking; 12 Comfort Food Recipes

As the autumn in slowly kicking in, some of us might start craving comfort foods. At least I know I do and I realised I did when I ate a yummy grilled cheese sandwich recently at a cosy café in Stavanger recently. So today I wanted to share with you a round up of comfort food recipes.

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Here's the recipes I've found.

Broccoli and Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes
Pasta with Chicken Broth, Butter and Parmesan
Chinese Dumpling Soup
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Poor Man's Soup
Chicken and Rice
Vegetarian Sheperd's Pie
Chicken Paprikash
Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Beef and Noodle Casserole
White Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Traditional British Mini Chicken & Mushroom Pie

torsdag 7. september 2017

Thursday Movie Picks; Animated Movies Geared Towards Adults

It's Thursday again, which means it is time for another Thursday Movie Picks post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week was animated movies geared towards adults and here are my picks.


Waltz With Bashir; Let's face it - war is a bad thing.

Persepolis; Based on graphic novels, it tells a coming-of-age story set in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

Fantastic Mr. Fox; It's originally a children's book by Roald Dahl, but the movie is probably more suitable for adults.

onsdag 6. september 2017

100 Things To Do This Autumn

Autumn is certainly my favourite season. There is something about the beautiful colours on the leaves, the crisp air and "everything" that relates to this very season. Though I can't deny the fact that the days are getting shorter and sometimes we all need a bit of a pick-me-up. In order to keep the spirits up a bit, I wanted to share with you 100 things to do this autumn (no need to do them all of course - pick and choose as you like). If you want, you can even do it a bit "fancy" by making a bucket list out of it by using one of these printable; Autumn Bucket List Printable or Autumn Fun - A Bucket List.
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Here's the 100 things to do this autumn.

1.       Go apple-picking
2.       Get a neutral mani/pedi
3.       Go for a hike (bring the camera)
4.       Wear braids
5.       Unwind with a spa day
6.       Snuggle into a cozy scarf
7.       Indulge in a pumpkin spice latte
8.       Do some autumn crafts
9.       Visit a pumpkin patch
10.   Go pumpkin picking
11.   Go on a hayride
12.   Carve a pumpkin
13.   Make a Halloween costume
14.   Do some Halloween crafts
15.   Bake Halloween treats
16.   Trick or treating
17.   Watch horror movies
18.   Drink spiced apple cider
19.   Visit a farmers market
20.   Make s’mores
21.   Make caramel apples
22.   Host a bonfire
23.   Bake autumn cookies
24.   Bake pies
25.   Make leaf art
26.   Visit a chocolate factory
27.   Drink hot chocolate
28.   Roast marshmallows
29.   Read outside
30.   Eat corn on the cob
31.   Visit a farm
32.   Have a road trip
33.   Go horseback-riding
34.   Make a front door wreath
35.   Have a picnic in the park
36.   Rake leaves for a neighbour
37.   Make a breakfast casserole
38.   Knit a scarf
39.   Bake apple muffins
40.   Visit a haunted house
41.   Try a new flavour of coffee
42.   Make chilli
43.   Do a random act of kindness
44.   Burn some new candles
45.   Visit the library
46.   Enjoy a foggy morning walk
47.   Watch an autumn movie
48.   Jump in leaf piles
49.   Go on a bike ride
50.   Volunteer at a food pantry
51.   Join a book club
52.   Watch a sunset/sunrise
53.   Host a board game night
54.   Stuff a scarecrow
55.   Go backyard camping
56.   Decorate your porch with autumn flair
57.   Take an autumn foliage drive
58.   Stay in a B&B with views of foliage
59.   Visit a local candle shop
60.   Bring fresh pie to a neighbour
61.   Bundle up in your favourite sweater, scarf and boots
62.   Have an autumn canning party
63.   Go for a weekend getaway in the mountains
64.   Open the windows to get the crisp autumn air in
65.   Plant flower bulbs
66.   Take photos and frame
67.   Donate food to a food pantry/bank
68.   Cuddle under comfy blankets
69.   Buy sunflowers
70.   Roast pumpkin seeds
71.   Bake bread
72.   Make French Toast
73.   Play in the leaves
74.   Cuddle by a fire
75.   Have an autumn photo shoot
76.   Decorate for autumn
77.   Buy autumn nail polish
78.   Rent a cabin for the weekend
79.   Bring seasonal coffee to a friend or a family member
80.   Find a favourite autumnal candle
81.   Read a good book curled up on the sofa
82.   Light a fire in the fireplace
83.   Host an autumn brunch
84.   Kiss in the rain
85.   Ogle a guy in a peacoat
86.   Buy new school supplies
87.   Dress up in layers and leggings
88.   Share scary stories by a bonfire
89.   Splash in puddles
90.   Stay warm in cosy cardigans
91.   Decorate your front door
92.   Read by the fire
93.   Host a chilli cook-off
94.   Shop for new autumn clothes
95.   Have a backyard campfire
96.   Breathe in the scent of firewood
97.   Go to a Halloween party
98.   Have an autumn date
99.   Stargaze
100.                       Make soup

Do you have any other good ideas on what to do this autumn? Have you ever done any of the things mentioned? Or do you have a fond autumn memory? Feel free to share in the comment section below.