Saturday, November 1, 2014

Our Halloween Decoration ♥

Happy Halloween my darlings!

I hope you're having nice parties today. I'm not, but I finished a pretty confusing class today, so chilling at home is a nice idea. Especially with our cute little decorations, that I will be sharing you below:

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Handmade bat decor...

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Lights and stuff from different places...

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Little spider decor (I made the web myself!)...

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And a table with treats.

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We have ghost cupcakes and paw-shaped cookies as a treat - both gluten free so I can eat as much as I like, hehe. Both recipes can be found on Martha Stewart's website, but if you want to make gluten free, you have to figure out the flours yourself. It's easier than you'd think. ;)

What kind of decorations do/did you have this Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!

Now, I'm gonna go hit the bed as tomorrow, I will have a hot date with my math book. Steamy, I know. I will also show you what I maybe would've dressed up, if I had a party to go to. So stay tuned for that.

Have a fantastic Halloween weekend ♥

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Look: White Queen ♥

Hello darlings!

How are you today? ♥ I'm currently doing a school task that's due in 14 hours, as well as putting our Halloween decorations together. So far I've cut out a big bunch of bats from black paper, almost assembled a spiderweb and cleaned up the apartment for the decorations. I will get it done tomorrow and hopefully I have the time to take pictures as well.

But today, I simply wanted to share my last Halloween look inspiration. This is and easy one to do so literally no tutorial needed at all. It is the White Queen from Alice in Wonderland, as portrayed by Anne Hathaway. The pictures are quite heavily edited for the perfect light (I promise you, one day I have a better environment for this kind of pics!), but this was a pretty good look even without the adjustment.

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Basically what you need for this look are dark brows, bold red lips and a very light (pink) eye makeup. Bonus points for big blonde hair, or a wig.

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For the outfit, I layered white pieces from my closet and threw on a pearl necklace. Shoes would be any walkable heels you may have in your closet, preferably white ones. I didn't bother getting a pair for this one shot (sorry!), but I would wear my pair of nude heels as they are as close to white as my shoes get.

What do you think about this look, and what will you be for Halloween? Let me know in the comments below! 

Now, I gotta finish my school work, but tomorrow, I will share one more recipe with you before sharing our Halloween decorations and such on the weekend. So stay tuned for that - and follow me on other platforms (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) for more (random) updates.

Have a lovely day ♥

Halloween Treat: Ghost Cupcakes ♥

Hello everybody!

Hope you're doing well (and that you're still not totally bored with my posting...). Today has been an eventful day and I've got quite a lot done. Tomorrow, I will put up our little Halloween decorations and later on I will show them to you. They're nothing much, but something fun for the weekend, at least.

However, like I promised earlier today, I wanted to share these super cute Halloween treats with you! If I could, I would hand these out through the screen for you all. They're that good.

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Like you guys might know, I've been on gluten free diet since summer, as I was diagnosed with celiac disease. Sounds scary, I know, but it's nothing major. I just have to eat right and I feel well. Easy-peasy. With that change, however, I need to keep looking my baking a bit differently. I need to work with new ingredients and some of them work slightly differently than the ones I had been used to.

But I figured that if I find a fool-proof (or at least surely good) recipe I could actually modify it for my diet. So I took a cupcake recipe from Martha Stewart (click here to see the recipe) and switched the flour to gluten free flour mix and rice flour, and added some psyllium fiber to make the texture better. And, I must say, it went pretty well. Taken that this was my first time making cupcakes since my diagnose.

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When it comes to the appearance, I can say I'm not Martha Stewart, nor Bree van de Kamp, but these still came out pretty decent. The eyes are simply painted with gel food color, but the seeds that the recipe called for would have been more fun. These are so delicious with all the chocolate goodness going on and the little marshmallows inside, that you can't really eat more than one at a time. Or per day, for that matter.

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I still have one more recipe to go this week, as well as one costume idea, before I show bits and pieces of our low-key Halloween. Then you can say goodbye for Halloween posts for a year, but I promise, I have fun stuff even after this. Just in more sensible posting schedule.

But let me know what you think about these goodies, and what you will maybe bake for Halloween, in the comments below!

I'm heading to bed now, but I will talk to you very, very soon ♥

Have an awesome day guys!