happy friday

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This week was pretty intense. I got operated on Tuesday (nothing serious but still had to stay in hospital for 2 days) and this was a brand new experience for me… I thought it would be worse actually and the fact that I had to look at some of my fears (needles, hospital) in the eye will certainly help me feel more strong once I completely recover!

Here are 3 things making me happy…

Sunflowers bouquet from my parents

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Picture my friend sent me right after the operation (she just knows me too well!)

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Craving for sweets at the moment… so I added berries to feel less guilty 🙂

Happy weekend folks!

xoxo

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bohemian outdoors

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Being Swiss and knowing what it means when summer can only last 3 weeks depending on the year, I am outside whenever the sun is shining. It doesn’t really matter how big your outdoor space is, what’s important is to create a cosy and relaxed atmosphere to chill and have a drink in the evening or during the weekends. Here are some of my favorites…

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picture source // 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 //

mojito popsicles by french by design

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Is there anything better than a popsicle with alcohol in the summer?! I found this great recipe on French by DesignFrench by Design

What you need :

  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup of lime juice
  • 2/3 cup of soda water
  • 1/2 cup of fresh mint leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of white rum
  • a few slices of lime to decorate your popsicle – optional

Steps :

  • In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to boil, mix well, until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Pour mixture in a blender, then add the rum, the mint leaves, soda water, lime juice.
  • Pour the mixture in a popsicle mold. Add the optional sliced pieces of lime to decorate. Don’t forget to insert the popsicle sticks!
  • Let in the freezer for 8 to 10 hours.

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pictures and text from French by Design

full recipe here

mini rose apple pies

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I tried this super easy recipe a couple of weeks ago. It is one of these great ones that is done in no time and looks like you spent 6 hours in the kitchen…

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Mini Rose apple pies

You will need (for about 7-8 mini-pies)

1 roll of puff pastry

5-6 apples (thinly sliced)

1/2 a lemon juice

salted caramel sauce (I was lazy so I used the one I get in France in a tube… you can also use regular caramel sauce)

muffin tins

 

Start by tossing the apple slices in the lemon juice (this will prevent them to turn brown), set aside.

Cut your puff pastry into 6-7cm strips. Place the apple slices (overlapping each other) and roll. Place the little pies into the muffin tin to keep it tight.

Place in the lower part of your oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.

Sprinkle with powder sugar et voilà!

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all pictures ©simpleandchicblog

happy friday

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I spent the whole week in bed or on the couch due to a major cold but the good thing is that I finally manage to rest a little :-). My business partner in crime and her husband are coming to visit this weekend so I’m looking forward to a lot of fun, good food and some shopping…

Here are 3 things making me happy:

Loving this DIY leaf backdrop! picture and idea from almost makes perfectpicture and idea from almost makes perfect

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Will definitely try and make these Mojito popsicles! recipe and idea from french by design blog

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Weekend outfit inspiration! via sincerely jules

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and you can follow me on INSTAGRAM btw…

xoxo