Sunday, 18 March 2018

A gift guide for every Disney-Lover


✯ Hello Shiny Stars! ✯

 
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"Cheer up, child. It'll turn out all right in the end. You'll see."
(Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast)

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I was browsing through sites of online stores and I saw so many enchanted Disney products that I immediately knew what my next post would be about. I have tried not to collect so many on my list, but I cannot guarantee that I have succeeded.
In case anyone wants to surprise me with one of these, please just drop me a line.  😉😛😆


 I hope you've enjoyed my little Disney-inspired gift guide, feel free to comment below with your favourites.
 
I wish you a magical week.  :)
 Lots of love,
E
 
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DEUTSCH
 
Beim Durchstöbern einiger Webseiten von Online-Shops sah ich so viele verzauberte Disney-Produkte, dass ich sofort wusste, worum es bei meinem nächsten Eintrag gehen würde. Ich habe versucht, nicht so viele auf meiner Liste zu sammeln, aber ich kann nicht garantieren, dass es mir gelungen ist.
Für den Fall, jemand mich mit Einem von diesen Produkte überraschen möchte, bitte zögere nicht, und schreib mir einfach.  😉😛😆
 
Ich hoffe, dass mein kleiner Disney-inpirierter Geschenkführer Dir gefallen hat, und kann es kaum abwarten, deinen Kommentar zu lesen.

Ich wünsche Dir eine magische Woche.  :)
Alles Liebe,
E
 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Chocolate-cinnamon cake in a mug


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"All you need is love and cake."


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I’ve tried some microwave mug cake recipes before, but I never was satisfied with the result, and I always stopped for months with experimenting. But today, I gave it another chance. First I microwaved my cake for 2 minutes, but it was too dry for me. Then I decided to make another one, and that time I put it in the microwave for just 1,5 minutes, which gave me a texture, I really liked. A little spongey, but hard enough, delicious and my favourite so far.


Chocolate-cinnamon cake in a mug

Ingredients:
- 2 tablespoon flour
- 1 tablespoon fine oat flakes (if you don’t have any, then use flour)
- 3 tablespoon sugar powder (or granulated sugar)
- some cinnamon (after your fancy)
- some baking soda or baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoon liquid (water, milk, juice, anything you like – I added 2 tablespoon rice milk and 1 tablespoon orange juice)
- some chocolate chips (optional)
       
Method:
- Take a mug, which is microwave safe and put all the dry ingredients in it.
- Whisk them together with a spoon or fork.
- Add all the wet ingredients into the mug, and mix them up nicely.
- Add some chocolate chips to it.
- Place the mug in the microwave and let it „bake” for 1,5 minutes. (I microwaved mine on medium high, but please note, that all microwaves are different, so you might need to microwave yours for 2 minutes.)
- Let it sit for a minute, then remove it carefully.

Serve your cake with sugar powder, ice cream or whatever you fancy.


This cake is a perfect sweet relief and a lovely last minute idea for Valentine’s Day.  ;)

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If you liked this post, you might be interested in these fluffy pancakes, too. (Just click on the picture to see the original post.)
http://p-and-p-style.blogspot.com/2016/02/fluffy-pancakes.html

And a lovely pinhole card for Valentine’s Day:
http://p-and-p-style.blogspot.com/2014/02/blog-post.html

 I hope, you liked this post and as always, please feel free to share some lovely thoughts below.  :) 

Lots of love,
E

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Is it too early to be ready for summer yet?


✯ Hello Shiny Stars! ✯ 


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"Every day is a gift. Receive it with eagerness. Share it with joy." 


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As I went home for the holidays, a lovely Zaful-package was waiting for me - and in today's post, I'd like to show you what were inside.

Although it is still winter, I can't wait for warm weather and this bikini set from Zaful will be perfect for summer. The black top has an adorable tassels design, it is a little padded and free of wire. On the other hand the bottom was made with leopard print which harmonises well with the black top. 

  
 Find it here

The button-down blouse below has an embroidered design. The sleeves have an elastic in them, so I was wearing the blouse as a 3/4 sleeve top. I paired it with skinny black trousers and I received a lot of compliments wearing it. By the way, I ordered a size S and it is true to size.

 
Find it here

This sleeveless floral dress is also size S and it looks exactly like in the picture. It has a nice colour, the material is good, and the dress looks very pretty.

 
Find it here

In my post, "As endless as the ocean" you could see a lovely mermaid blanket, and today I can show you mine. It has a cute fish scales design and its colour is light purple with some light blue and a shiny silver thread adds an extra sparkle to it. The material is very soft and it is perfect for cosy days. The back is open above middle of the thighs, so it is very easy to fit in and to make yourself comfortable in it.

Find it here

Last but not least, a practical kitchen tool, a 2-in-1 vegetable slicer and peeler. I peeled potatoes with it, which was very easy and it made a ridged surface that I really liked. However because of the size, I still got to get used to it.

Find it here

(An extra coupon code jsut for you: "ZFNancy".)

Do you like the items I chose? Which one is your favourite?
Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love, 
E

Monday, 13 November 2017

Random Acts of Kindness


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"You there, the one reading this right now. I want you to do something: SMILE"  :)

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13 November is World Kindness Day, which was first celebrated in 1998. 
This year it falls on a Monday, so I think this offers the perfect opportunity to extend this day for a whole week.. and it would be even better if it could be a part of our eveyday life. The world needs more kindness, so look up from your phone or computer and do something nice for someone.
You don't need to do something big, it is about the little acts and gestures, which make you feel better too.
You are probably doing small acts of kindness every single day but, you know, from kindness is never enough.  ;)

Here are 10 ways to brighten up someone's day - and yours too:
1. Compliment someone.
2. Smile at a stranger.
3. Hold the door or the lift for someone.
4. Leave lovely notes for your partner, roommate, flatmate, family, whoever you are living with.
5. Call up your grandparents, parents, a relative or a friend just to ask how they are.
6. Send someone, you love a cute message.
7. Help a leaflet distributor in the streets out and take a flyer.
8. Bake some goodies and bring them to work for your colleagues.
9. Donate books, clothes or food to your local community.
10. And don't forget, be kind to yourself too. 
 
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 These won't cost you anything but make the world a better place.

Have you done something nice for someone today? Do you have a memorable moment when you received or gave something very kind?
Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Lots of love, 
E

Thursday, 9 November 2017

As endless as the ocean


✯ Hello Shiny Stars! ✯ 


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"We live on a blue planet that circles around a ball of fire next to a moon that moves the sea, and you do not believe in miracles?" 


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Seeing the mermaid tail blankets on Zaful gave me the idea of making a new wish list.
Mermaids are mysterious creatures and they have always been an inspiration in fashion, too.
Ariel is, I think, the most well-known mermaid nowadays. You probably know her from the 1989 Disney movie, "The Little Mermaid", but you might not know that the story is based on a fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen which was first published in 1837.
Inspired by this, I collected some mermaid themed items for you.

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https://www.zaful.com/11-11-sale-shopping-festival.html?lkid=11765644

Have you seen the movie, "The Little Mermaid"? Do you like mermaid inspired items? Which one from the picture above is your favourite?
As always, please feel free to leave a comment below. 

Lots of love,

 

Monday, 30 October 2017

Cosy sweaters


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"And all at once, summer collapsed into fall." (Oscar Wilde)

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It is not a secret, that I don’t like the cold weather but I like to wear sweaters and leather jackets, when it is not too chilly yet sunny.
The good thing about sweaters is that they are made in so many styles, that it gets never boring to wear them. One of my favourites are the oversized sweaters and the ones with bat sleeves, but you can also find off the shoulder-, and cold shoulder models, and there are different necklines, like V-neck, round-neck or turtleneck. I saw some with tassel design, too. You can pick a monochrome or a coloured top, but you can also go for a lovely patterned version. Sweaters are definitely cosy and keep you warm.

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On the picture above I collected some appealing pieces from the online store, Yoins. These sweaters are so versatile and wearable with so many piece of clothing. You can create a casual outfit or one for the office. Pair them with jeans, skinny trousers or flared pants, choose a skirt, put it over a dress, or when they are long enough, wear them as a dress, with tights and over-the-knee boots.
You can have a very elegant look, if you wear them atop white shirt, and you let the collar pop out from the sweater.
Find your fave stylish women sweaters online, go for the design that suits you and your personality the most. Try them out with different accessories and shoes. Or if you prefer shirts, there is a fashion tops online sale as well.

Do you like sweaters? Which model do you prefer? And which one from the picture above is your favourite?  
As always, please feel free to leave a comment below.

I wish you all a great week.  :)

Lots of love,
E