MAKE / RECIPES

DONUTS: WHO KNEW HOW EASY THEY ARE TO MAKE!

There are many things on my recipe bucket list that I hope to get around to making one day. These are mainly things that I love but seem like they can’t be easily made at home. On that list is bagels, croissants, Dobos Torte, and Chocolate Babka amongst many other things. But in the top part of the list is definately donuts!

So I experimented with some donut recipes and found that this recipe seemed to produce the donuts I (and others) like the best.  Because it was a special occasion in our home that I made them for I went all out and made dazzling gold donuts!

Gold celebration donuts

The verdict now that I have finally made donuts? They were just so easy – and fun – to make!  Now I know how easy they are to make I am going to be making them more and more (uh oh, waistline…).

 

 

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MAKE / RECIPES

RICH DARK CHOCOLATE AVOCADO BROWNIES

You may have noticed by now that I love brownies (I wish I didn’t!).  I had heard of chocolate avocado brownies and I must admit I felt a little queasy at the thought of chocolate and avocado together. However, having made these I can honestly say that they are totally yummy, and you cannot taste the avocado at all.  But the best thing is that the avocado replaces butter in this recipe, making them a much healthier brownie, which still tastes fantastic.

Chocolate Avocado Brownies

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BLOGGING/DESIGN

USE PINTEREST FOR YOUR BLOG PLANNING

Pinterest has a great feature that can be used as a planner, file holder and digital storage cabinet. You can utilize this great feature to store all your ideas for your blog – from content ideas, to useful pins to save for information that you need to keep at hand.

 

 

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DIY / MAKE

DIY ROOM REFRESHER SPRAYS

It is nice to spray your house every now and again with fragrance, but the fragrance sprays that are commercially available in the stores are always too chemical smelling for me.  They also smell like, well shop bought air fresheners!  So I wanted to make something more natural smelling, and with no harmful chemicals.

These DIY room refresher sprays can be made in a matter of minutes.  They smell natural and fresh, and will refresh your room subtly, without being too overwhelming.  You can place them anywhere in your home on standby – they look pretty (unlike a can of shop bought air freshener!), and you can have them ready to use anytime (children, dogs, cats, cooking smells……). I have used summery-smelling fragrance essences, as this post was written in the summer, however they should work well for most of the year, as they are basic clean and fresh smelling scents.

room fragrance sprays

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CRAFTS / DIY / MAKE

MAKE YOUR OWN FAUX FUR THROW

I absolutely love all the faux fur throws out there right now, but yikes! they are pretty high in price! It is so incredibly easy to make your own however. You really don’t need a lot of sewing skill at all – as long as you can sew a relatively straight line.  Using a sewing machine is a lot faster for this, but you could of  course do it by hand if you don’t have a sewing machine.  The end result looks fantastic and not hand made at all.

 

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