Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Healthy Snack

Craving a healthy snack but have nothing at hand? Well, you might have, but just need to work some magic in the kitchen.

These muesli/granola bars are so easy to make and you can customize them to your liking and with the ingredients you have at hand.

What you need is 60 grams of apple butter for a base which you put in the microwave for about 30 seconds to melt. Then you add all the lovely goodies that you want your healthy bar to contain.
I added corn waffles, linseed, sesame seed, muesli, some chops up nuts and raisins, dried apricots and them some more oat flakes.

You mix it all nicely and then put it on a baking sheet, press firmly until it becomes a nice package and then put it in the oven for about 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Let them cool down and enjoy. 

They are so good! Vincent loved them too.

Eet smakelijk!



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Q&A on Twitter

To celebrate my almost 300,000 Facebook friends, I want to do another extra long Q&A on Twitter with you guys!

Follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to make sure that you are part of the Q&A and have your questions answered by me.

Looking forward to it!

The day and time of the Q&A will be announced as soon as FB hits 300,000 people.


Awesome artwork by a very talented fan.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Deep Purple Diva

During fall I love to wear almost black versions of red, purple and blue if that makes sense.

P2 is a great brand to try out fun colors. The price and quality is great. Their 'Volume Gloss Gel Look Polish' appealed to me. I was searching for a deep black purple to complete my nail polish collection and I succeeded!

210 Diva Expressiva is a beautiful, deep purple that was kind of hard to capture on camera. I love it when colors at first look black, but when you take a closer look, you see there is more.

This nail polish needs two coats, the first one is still a medium dark purple, but after the second layer you are 'deep purpled'.

What are your favorite fall nail polishes?

12ml €1,95 available at DM Drogerie



Friday, October 10, 2014

First Birthday Bakes

I have seen time grow up into a beautiful little man. A funny, sweet, super energetic, walking and kind of talking Vinceman! One year doesn't seem much for a grown up, but what one year does to a baby is incredible. How they develop and grow every minute, it is a true miracle.

My cameras have been helping me to document his first year. Now the task lies upon me to choose a selection from over 5,500 pictures to make a photo book. It will probably be ready by his second birthday.

To celebrate this milestone in his life, I have been baking non stop for over the last week. The first birthday cake recipe that I found on Buona Pappa was a success. All babies enjoyed it and even wanted more. While baking it, I had to laugh because it looked just like the cake from 'Sleeping Beauty'. It was falling apart and all I heard was 'gently fold in two eggs' haha! It did come together in the end, but it was a funny experience.

I made the cake the evening before and added the toppings the next morning. I decided to do that after seeing that the mini cake was melting the sugar toppings. You learn along the way.

For the party (which was a couple days later) I made cake pops! I love cake pops and thought that it would be a great sweet center piece at a kids birthday party (also for big kids like me).
It was the biggest mess I have ever created whilst baking.

I found a cake pop maker at my local super market and just had to get it. You can find them online as well: Cake Pop Maker

There are several recipes to make cake pops, even some without baking. You have to find your own way, just like how you want to decorate them. I got some toppings just for the party and also used what I had already at home. Be creative, the options are endless!

Aren't they pretty? Would you like some?



Saturday, October 4, 2014

Winners #smoonstyle4years

Thank you all for your lovely entries! I love love love love all of them! You are all winners in my world! You came up with some beautiful SmoonStyle artwork! I am impressed. So much talent amongst you guys! Keep up that amazing work.

This year I wanted to pick 4 winners. One for each year. It was very hard for me, but I made the rule to pick 4 winners.

To the winners: Please send my your shipping address to smoonstyle{at}googlemail.com and we will get the Kryolan goodies to you as soon as possible.

Here are fantastic four: