Sunday, December 30, 2012


Well, it all started very well with my scheduled posts, but then it just went down hill from there, and my little blog got neglected over Christmas, it seemed that between work, family and Christmas I just didn't have time to blog. But here is a few pictures from around Christmas.
The first picture is of me and Jonas fooling around. A friend from my knitting group made us santa hats with our names on it, aren't they cool? She also made a bag for santa to carry the presents in when he visited us, it had both Jonas' name and our address, so Santa knew where to go:)
Jonas got presents all through the day, and still he was overwhelmed in the evening and we had to save some of the presents for the 25th. Here he is opening a vacuum cleaner, which he was afraid of at first, but now he is vacuming all around the house:)
In the evening we got a visit from Santa, Jonas really enjoyed his visit, and helped Santa hand out presents to everyone.
Unwrapping yet another present, though he is quite tidy when unwrapping. All the paper has to go in the trash can, though he accepted to put into the plastic bag too.
There you have my little recap of Christmas, and I guess all that is left to say is Happy New Year all, I'll be back in 2013.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas, hope you will have a wonderful time with your families.
I hope Santa has been good to you this year:)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Playful food

I guess I could have called this a "Cooking with Connie" post too, and then again not really. This Christmas Jonas is getting a play kitchen, and I'm pretty sure it's going to be a hit, why you ask? Well because it has been standing in our guest room for the last 2 months now, and every time he gets a chance to get in there he is playing with it. I had the best laugh one morning when I walked in on him playing with his Christmas gift, not only was he pretending to cook, but he had got into the cat food, so in one of the pots there were cat food, and he was stirring away:)
I figured he needed some play food instead of cat food so I looked for recipe for crocheted play food, and found this great website. So far I have made an egg, some fried eggs, and a burnt donut... burnt because I only had dark brown yarn, but I doubt that it will bother him all that much. The recipe actually calls for coloured pearls as sprinkles, but since I don't have any pearls and I'm pretty sure Jonas will eat them if them fall of, instead I have sown on sprinkles with coloured yarn. 

I'm looking forward to cooking up some more for his kitchen:)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas DIY

I have made a few Christmas things this year, and if you haven't noticed I have been quite a bit into crocheting this last year. So I made some Christmas trees, which is super easy to make, and even better they will survive a Jonas attack:)
Well, almost survive a Jonas attack, some of the stars are pretty crooked, but that can easily be fixed.
I also made a flag garland, in Denmark it's common to have a garland with the Danish flag on your tree. I have just googled it to find out why we do this. One of the reasons seems to be that from 1864-1920 it was prohibited to show the Danish flag outside in the Southern part of Denmark since it was occupied by the Germans. So in order to show that you were Danish the people started having the Danish flag on coffee cups, pillows etc. which also led to them putting them on the Christmas tree. 

Though you don't get a picture of them on the tree for now, since we aren't putting up the tree until the 23rd. 

Ohh and then I just had to show off the Christmas decoration I got from some former colleagues that came to visit last weekend, I really love it, and especially the purple colour, I had just decided that my Christmas table this year would be purple, so I guess this will fit just in:)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cooking with Connie

Time for another "Cooking with Connie" post, this time I made Nutella truffles. I actually made those last year too, remember? Well this year I haven't made nearly as many cookies or candies as I did last year since we ended up throwing out so much last year. I did decide to make the nutella truffles since they were my favourite. 

They are super easy to make, all you need is:
125 grams of milk chocolate
25 grams of butter
2 tablespoons of cream
2 tablespoons of nutella
75 grams chopped hazelnuts

Melt the chocolate, butter and cream over a water bath, after it has all melted add the nutella and let it cool down. I ended up putting it in the fridge for about an hour. After it has cooled down you roll it into little balls and roll them in the chopped hazelnuts. The hazelnuts can be replaced with sprinkles like I did last year.


I will be busy over the next week or so with work and Christmas, but for the first time ever I have actually scheduled some posts ahead of time, so you will actually get more regular post from me than I have been showing lately:)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

LouenHide pictures...

Better late than never... I received my bag in the end of October, and back then I  promised pictures of it, and of how I would style it. I was considering waiting for tomorrow since I am in desperately need of a haircut, and I have an appointment tomorrow, but I figured after working all day my preferred outfit would probably not go with the bag...
This is my first outfit post, so please bare with me:) I'm not good at posing, it doesn't feel all that comfortable.
My next problem is that usually in an outfit post people will tell you the brand of the items of clothes they are wearing and where they bought it... well let's see the top/cardigan my cousin didn't want anymore so I nailed it, the jeans... well they were in my closet from before I gave birth, and the boots I bought on sale last winter at a discount shoe store:)
But the bag, you just have to drop by LouenHide to get that, and I have used it plenty all ready, it has become my new favorite, especially because of the size, you can fit everything into it:)
Have a great weekend everyone, at least of what's left of it:)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cooking with Connie

It's time for another cooking with Connie post, and again I have been baking, though this time I had a little helper. Jonas was helping me bake cookies.

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of my little helper, I had my hands full trying not to get the cookie dough all over the kitchen, since Jonas wasn't the best at sitting still at the table, but what can you expect from a 21 month old boy? 

I do have a picture of the result, and I can't tell you how much I regretted not just putting plain white icing on all of them, but since I had started with the Christmas trees I continued... at least until I got to the stars and hearts.
So now we are a bit closer to being ready for Christmas. This weekend I also bought the last presents and got them wrapped. So we are getting closer to being ready, but there is still 2 weeks left, so I have to get my Christmas cards out soon:)

Have a great week everyone:)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bad timing...

I can't believe it has been over a week since I blogged... life just went busy, and I'm not going to bore you with the details.

On Monday Jonas woke up with a fever, so he couldn't go to daycare. Frank stayed home with him, and Yesterday I had taken the day off to go to his Christmas party with the daycare. He didn't have a fever in the   morning, so we went. He met Santa, got a gift and danced around the Christmas tree, all in all we had a fab time. We went home, got lunch and I put him down for his nap... 1 hour and 45 minutes later we woke up and was warmer than the sun. So the fever was back.... I went to the doctor with him in the afternoon, luckily there was nothing wrong, we just had to wait it out. Normally we would get Franks parents to babysit him so we could go to work, but they are on vacation, right now they are on the beach in Bali, enjoying the sun instead of the snow we got over the weekend. So Jonas getting sick now really sucks, if only he could have waited a week, they are back home this Saturday. 

So today I rearranged my work schedule, so I can go to work when Frank gets home, and the guy who was working tonight took my shift this morning, lucky me to have such great co workers. 

When I put Jonas down for his nap a little while ago he didn't have a fever, and I hope it's over, but if it isn't my dad will be able to be here tomorrow. Though my parents lived almost 2 hours away, and I don't want them to drive here if it isn't necessary. 

Though Jonas doesn't act like a sick kid, except for having a fever he is doing everything he usually does. Though he has just recently discover the photos on my phone, and now also the camera:)

Have a great week everyone:)