Friday, December 19

Red Velvet Cake Pops

For a great party these days people go all out with food and fancy decorations - my family is no different. We love the process of making stuff, baking, gathering ideas and in all having fun while preparing for a celebration with our friends and family. This time we made red velvet cake pops for my stepfather´s Birthday party and they looked very elegant. 

My sister Nina and our friend Bori are baking artists if you ask me. They did a fantastic job in making these gorgeous desserts. First they prepared a red velvet cake batter, baked it and waited for it to cool off. Then they added frosting, mixed it thoroughly and rolled it into 1 inch-balls. After they cooled off, it was time for the fun part - decorating! :) 

I bought a bag of white Candy Melts and I was really impressed with them. We melted them in a microwave and dipped the cakes into the melted candy. After a few minutes of them drying, Bori and Nina decorated them with melted chocolate and sprinkles. They really tried hard and make awesome looking mini cake pops. I was eating them all night long, even though we had ten different types of pastry to choose from. Delicious and gorgeous!





A tip: Use a block of Styrofoam and put foil on it, so that you have a great holder to stick the cake pops in while they are drying. 




With love,


Maja

Monday, December 15

Naked on the Run Giveaway

For all of you makeup lovers out there,

I have awesome news - I joined a group of talented ladies with miss Sabrina Faith as being the mail gal to host a giveaway for Naked on the Run—a LIMITED-EDITION, all-in-one Naked palette.

This travel-ready URBAN DECAY kit comes in a very pretty metallized rose-gold case with great artwork and it contains everything you will need for a perfect look.

What you get, if you are the lucky winner:
Eyeshadow: Dive (metallic rose w/golden micro-shimmer), Fix (soft taupe matte), Resist (medium metallic taupe), Dare (medium brown matte), Stun (metallic bronze w/light gold micro-shimmer) and 5050 (cool bisque satin).
Bronzer: medium bronze matte.
Blush: vibrant pink w/light shimmer.
Perversion Mascara: blackest black. 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil: Stag (deep brown satin).
Naked Lipgloss: Sesso (rose w/pink shimmer).

A big THANKS to these ladies for this great opportunity!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Be sure to join!

With love,


Maja

Sunday, December 14

Peanut Brittle Gone Wrong

I have been making Christmas candy by recipes on following recipes I found on Pinterest and I feel a bit sick even thinking about it. Did I ruin everything in that recipe or is that candy just so bad?! I made Peanut Brittle - I have never heard of it before and I was curious. I mean, I love peanuts and I thought it would be awesome to give a treat they have never eaten before to my family members. BAD IDEA! Bud how did that happen? - I followed the recipe carefully!
Peanut Brittle 
I used an easy recipe of making peanut brittle in a microwave and used this ingredients: dry roasted peanuts, white sugar, corn syrup, butter, vanilla and baking soda. I can feel the baking soda pretty strongly and I hate it. I have to through it out.. This things happen, but I feel so bad - I have wasted so many ingredients and my time. I have even bought peanuts in a shell and cleaned it myself, because it supposedly makes this treat taste better. Oh, well. I will have to make something else to fill up this mason jars for this years stocking fillers. If you have any great suggestions, let me know!




Have a great delicious day!

With love,


Maja

Saturday, December 13

Best Ice Cream in Ljubljana

Hello,

having ice cream in the middle of winter on a walk trough the city feels almost like a sin, but it is too damn good to refuse the offer by my boyfriend to buy me a scoop or two. Yes, please! I was extra cold afterwards but it was so worth it. It is my favourite ice cream place in Ljubljana - Cacao. If you visit this beautiful city, be sure to have a taste! 
Greek Yogurt and Chocolate Trilogy Ice Cream
Lemon and Raspberry Ice Cream
Ice Cream Selection
Have a great delicious day!

With love,


Maja

Thursday, December 11

Our Christmas Decorations

Our Stockings With Name Initials
Hello,

in the middle of December your house should be at least a little bit decorated for Christmas. I have to admit I only started decorating my apartment today, but I spent last week at my parent´s house and they are all set for the Holidays. Except for the Christmas tree, off course. We decorate that together on the night before Christmas. At home we always had an advent wreath on our dining table and we always made it ourselves. I especially love vintage and nature style decorations, which my mom complemented with red colour candles, which are spot on for this time of year! We choose a red/white colour decorations, since my mom crochet a lot of different ornaments in that colours. What kind of decorating do you prefer?
Our Dining Table Decorations
Advent Wreath
I LIKE a lot of different decorating styles but my decisions are based on my budget in the end. Someday when I have kids, I would love to have a colourful Christmas tree with different colour lights. I always choose neutral and simple decorations, but then I think I will go all out and blame it on the kids :) 

This time of year brings a little bit of magic in our lives - People are smiling more, everything is gorgeously decorated, there are lights and I really believe that everyone is a slightly better person this time of year. 

Have a magical time,


Maja