Saying goodbye to summer

So, unfortunately, summer is coming to its end. It’s really tragic, I know, I’m actually two weeks away from going back to school and, honestly, I’m not ready hahaha!

To “celebrate” the end of summer, I baked this gorgeous, fruity and summery cake. This Peach Carrot cake with Cream Cheese frosting is from Call me Cupcake blog, you can find it here.

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Although I’m not ready for the routine to start again, after summer comes autumn and, after that, christmas. And those, are my favorite seasons and I can’t wait to Deck the halls!

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I hope you’ve had an amazing summer and a very chill return to whatever you do!

Marta x

 

 

Honey Yoghurt Berry Popsicles

I know I’ve been out for months but, in my excuse, I’m like an animal, I have to hibernate. Now that’s summer I can come back to life.DSC_2811

Talking serious now, I haven’t blogged in soooo long, I had uni and a quite changing life decision to make, which I have made, and I didn’t feel inspirited enough to write, so sorry!

I’m re-starting as I first did, with a recipe! I’m not a massive fan of ice creams, I can’t eat them actually (I’m lactose intolerant), but as the heat rises I wanted something cold and tasty for my mouth. These popsicles are made with seasonal berries and so delicious!

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Ingredients (For 4 popsicles):

(I actually used lactose-free yoghurt)

  • 1 cup of greek yoghurt (I mixed normal and strawberry yoghurt)
  • 1/2 cup of raw honey
  • 1/2 cup of mixed berries
  • Some mint (optional)

Method:

  1. Mix in a bowl both yoghurts and honey.
  2. Fold the berries and mint (in small pieces).
  3. Pour into popsicles molds and freeze over night.

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Hope you liked them. Please leave a comment with your opinion. I want to do a Q&A soon, leave a question too!

Love x

 

 

 

2016

Happy new year!

So, today’s the 1st of January 2016. Today’s the first day of a new year, of a new adventure.

As everybody does, I made my New year’s resolutions. (I never keep them) and I thought of sharing them with you:

  • Work on myself.
  • Discover more food places.
  • Read more.
  • Mosturize more.
  • Paint and be more creative.
  • Procrastinate less.
  • Put time and effort to the blog.
  • Worry less.
  • Say no if I want to.
  • Laugh more.

I tried to keep them realistic but it ended up in a ridiculous amount.

There’s a quote by Elizabeth Gilbert that I turned into my 2016’s “mantra”.

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If you want to download the poster you can find it here.

I hope your year is a really good one and I will love to know about your resolutions in the comments.

Love xx

Christmas

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Happy Christmas everyone! I hope that you have spent a beautiful time and enjoyed the season of love and joy.

I really love Christmas, it’s my favorite time of the year and I thought of showing you some snaps I made these days (photos made with a phone).

Let’s wish for an awesome new year and I will see you soon!

Homemade Lavender bath scrub

Christmas is literally just around the corner  and this is the perfect moment for easy, quick and homemade gifts.

Today I want to show you a relaxing bath scrub made with 3 simple ingredients. This scrub would make a perfect gift for a friend, a teacher or even for Secret Santa!

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Lavender is known to have relaxing proprieties so this bath scrub is perfect before bed time and it will help you to have a perfect night sleep.

Using it is as easy as rub into the skin before shower or bath and let the smell of Lavender relax your senses.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of normal sugar (you can use white or brown)
  • 1/2 cup of coconut oil
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of Lavender essential oil
  • Purple food coloring (optional)

Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Add as much Lavender essential oil as you want. Do not melt the coconut oil because it will dissolve the sugar.

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Put the mixture in a mason jar or in any cute storage. To make it a little more fancy I crated a label for it. You can download it here.

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That’s all!

Have a jolly merry christmas and I’ll see you in my next post!