Saturday, February 17, 2018

Alternative Outfits For Every Occasion

Hello, everyone! I don't know if anyone noticed or not, but I haven't blogged in a while. Mostly because nothing has really happened. I've spent a lot of time on the internet, and re-watching Murdoch Mysteries, one of my favorite shows of all time. I've also done a lot of online shopping lately! I plan to do a collective haul when everything arrives. There's tons of cool stuff!
But for now I thought I'd just give a little update and share photos from the past two weeks or so.

A photo I took for Gothicat. Today is world cat day, so you get 35% off with the code ''worldcatday''! I really recommend them, they have great stuff. Since I have shopped so much lately I won't buy anything today. But I'll go crazy at their stall during WGT!
Speaking of WGT, they have finally announced more bands! I'm so excited. It's now just under 3 months until we travel to Leipzig! If anyone else is going let me know, we can meet up!

Look for Sandra's 24th birthday.

Fancy drink art!

Tried ''absinthe'' for fun.
Proper absinthe isn't legal in Norway, sadly.
This was super weak, didn't louche and tasted minty.
The bartender didn't even know how to serve it LOL

A drink Sandra got!

Lazy outfit.

Chilling in bed watching Murdoch Mysteries!

Another simple outfit, but thought it worked well.

Now more badass!
Blazer - DIY
Necklace - Darkling Beloved
Top - Don't remember, might be second hand
Corset - Dracula Clothing
Skirt - Necessary Evil
Black stockings - Pierre Robert
Red fishnets - H&M
Boots - Demonia

This was also my valentine's look. Funnily enough I was wearing the same top last year, haha. What are the chances? We don't celebrate it, but we went out to eat with Simen's dad since he was in town. He gave me heart chocolates, haha!

Another simple outfit. I took in that shirt so perfectly to my body that I have a hard time getting it off over my boobs and shoulders, hahaha. The struggles of having a strawberry-shaped body.

And now the outfit I'm wearing as I type this!
It's the weekend, so why not dress up a little?
Necklace - Goodgoth
Crop top - No idea
Lace cardigan - Darxity
Corset - Dracula Clothing
Bustle skirt - Retroscope Fashions
Petticoat - Hell Bunny

Hope I didn't bore you! If I only have outfit photos on hand I usually don't like blogging, cause I feel it's just.. lack of content. I prefer writing bigger posts! So I'll just do it like this where I have tons of photos, hopefully it's more entertaining. Hope you still enjoyed it! Maybe you'll get some outfit inspirations. My outfits were the main topic of this post, so I'll just call it that. If you like that I do personal posts like this, let me know! Then I'll keep doing it and try to do more. Take care!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Supersoft Halloween Sugar Cookies!

Hello! Today I have something different for you. Many may not know that I love to bake (I hate cooking, so Simen does that). And for yule I got a Bodum food processor, so I thought I would take it for a spin by baking! And since Simen doesn't like chocolate, I decided to make something without that. I chose a sugar cookie recipe, featuring pudding powder, so I was really excited - and they turned out amazing! The recipe is from the book Love Manuela, which is only available in Norway.

You will need:
  • 230 grams softened butter (room temperature is best)
  • 230 grams powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 deciliter sour cream
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate (baking soda?)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 450 grams flour
  • 50 grams vanilla pudding mix (I used 75 grams of caramel)
Take your corset off and put your apron on, and let's get started!

Process butter and powdered sugar in a food processor.
Add eggs and sour cream and mix together quickly.

Stir together baking powder, sodium bicarbonate / baking soda, salt, flour and pudding mix in another mixing bowl. Stir it into the butter and egg mixture. Knead the dough and make a big ball out of it. Cover it with plastic and put it in the fridge for at least one hour, preferably longer.

Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a flour-covered working space. I needed A LOT of flour to do this, my dough was very sticky (might be because of the extra pudding powder). A metal scrape (I used a square metal spatula) is also very useful to gather the dough. Cut the dough into shapes, depending on what cookie cutters you have. I used halloween ones; a pumpkin, a bat and a ghost. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes (depending on how big they are, I did 10-12) at 180 degrees Celsius.

If you want to, you could decorate these with a light icing.
The cookies should be nice and fluffy.
We let them rest with a kitchen towel on top, until they cooled down and became slightly firmer.
They kind of taste like the vanilla muffins I usually make!
When we ate some more about 12 hours later they had the perfect soft cookie consistency.

So soft and airy! You could eat tons of these.
Which is good, cause this recipe gave me 4 trays of cookies!

So that was really successful! Not everything I bake turns out super great (plus I'm a perfectionist), so I was really happy that these turned out pretty perfect! SO worth the time and effort. Plus the shapes are incredibly adorable! Halloween every day! I really recommend this recipe. If you try it out, let me know how it went, and show me the shapes you chose by tagging me on instagram! Happy baking!
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