January 30, 2016

How I combine blogging with a full time job (ànd a social life).

combine blogging with social life

The thing I find most difficult about blogging is finding the time to do it. I love blogging but combining it with a full time job was a little harder than I anticipated at first. If you would check, you'd see that I published far less posts in 2015 in comparison with the two years before. And in 2013 I was only blogging for half a year. Save to say, I had a little adjustment problems at first.

January 23, 2016

Chocolate croissants.

chocolate croissants - a floral sunset

A while ago, I had a brunch with my high school friends at my friend's home. We made a deal that we would each bring something to eat and I chose to make these little fella's. One, because they were on my to do list for quite some time and didn't get around to actually making them and two, because I had a busy weekend and didn't really have the time to make breakfast muffins or something more fancy. These chocolate croissants were the perfect solution because it's really simple and still something different than the usual croissant. Plus, you have almost no work with them! While they were baking in the oven, I could get dressed and get myself ready to leave. Win-win, I thougt! Here's how to make them yourself:

January 16, 2016


As the holidays can be quite hectic, I took some days off of work to rest a bit and to enjoy the holiday spirit (of course). What I love doing during my "quiet time" is check out Bloglovin' and read blogs. Besides, winter is the perfect season to snuggle up behind your computer with a good cup of coffee because it's cold outside - well, normally it is, this year seems to be the exception.
Anyway, in the last couple of months, I read a lot of fun articles and I selected a few which I loved a lot or which I thought were very useful. Check them out:

January 9, 2016


1. Sinterklaas came to work // 2. The Boyfriend and I went to Düsseldorf, to the Weihnachtsmarkt! // 3. They had a Ferris wheel. In short, Düsseldorf is awesome! // 4. I also went to see Black, a movie about two gangs in Brussels and a forbidden love. I thought it was a great movie! // 5. With my colleagues, I went to the Kerstmarkt in Antwerp. Too bad that the weather wasn't as good // 6. My mom decorated our christmas tree beautifully // 7. Yes, another Kerstmarkt, this time with my friends of university in Leuven // 8. I also made Christmas cookies for my colleagues at work // 9. Together with Stephanie, who totally blew me away. I only baked cookies. She, on the other hand, made brownies, cupcakes (2 different kinds!) and baileys mousse. Oopsie // 10. I dyed my hair red. After talking about it for years, I finally did it. Yup yup.. After three weeks I'm still not sure whether I like it or not.. I don't hate it so that's something // 11. I made a Mexican pie // 12. My Christmas wall at work // 13. I had a reunion with my travel mates of Italy, we went on a city tour to Leuven // 14. Afterwards, the Boyfriend and I went to the Kerstmarkt (yes, again!) and ate a 'haute dog' at Würst. I wanted to go there for so long! The hot dog was delicious as well but kind of pricey for what it is in my opinion. // 15. The Boyfriend got me a fish eye clip on camera for my iPhone. My mother-in-law tested it immediately on us // 16. And due to some not so fun circumstances, our family Christmas dinner got canceled and we spent Christmas in the hospital... Therefore, we still had lots of presents under our tree on the 31st of December (we still have the presents by the way, only our Christmas tree has moved to the attic in the meantime).

What did you do during the holiday season?

January 2, 2016

Tomato soup + meatballs.

tomato soup with meatballs - a floral sunset
Lately, I'm really into cooking (I decided I wanted to make my own personal cookbook... okay, maybe 'collection of recipes' would be a better choice of words than cookbook. In fact, I'm only bundling my recipes) and strangely enough, I never made a simple tomato soup with meatballs. I know, weird since this is one of our classic Belgian dishes. Anyway, the winter season is perfect for curling up under a blanket with a big bowl of soup so I got inspired. I'm actually really satisfied about this soup because it's not too thick (I don't like thick, lumpy soups) and it has meatballs. Come on, meatballs... That can't be bad!