Food | Sushi salad

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Oh.my.god. This Sushi salad was SO good! I took this quick snapshot with my iPhone because I just couldn’t wait on starting this food fest.
When being pregnant you have to miss out on lots of delicious food, one of them being sushi –my favorite-. But when you’re craving something you have to be creative and that’s where Pinterest comes in. I found this delicious recipe on sushi salad, but I din’t have all the ingredients so I did my own take on it. I also don’t respond well to rice lately, so I replaced the sushi rice with red quinoa. It was so damn good I can eat this everyday for the rest of my pregnancy.
Of course if you’re not pregnant, but are too lazy have no time to make sushi you can also make this salad. You can replace the surimi for raw salmon, tuna; actually anything you like.

What you need:

– Lettuce
– Surimi sticks (or crab, lobster, shrimps, tuna, salmon, whatever)
– 1/2 Cucumber
– 1 Avocado
– Sesame seeds
– Wasabi mayonaise
– Regular mayonaise
– 1 lemon
– Nori leaves
– (red) Quinoa

What to do:

1. Start by cooking the quinoa as it says on the package
2. In the meantime roast the sesame seeds in a hot dry pan
3. Take 1 teaspoon of wasabi mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of regular mayonnaise and the juice of the lemon to make the dressing. Meanwhile; keep an eye on those sesame seeds. They should be done by now, so let them cool of a bit
4. When the quinoa is done, rinse it off with cold water and let it leak out in the fridge for about 20 minutes
5. Cut the cucumber and avocado into pieces and shred the surimi sticks
6. Cut the nori leaves into small pieces
7. Mix everything together and toss in a bowl
8. ENJOY!

DIY | TOMBOY sweater

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This is not the cleanest DIY, but definitely one of the easiest and coolest as I may say so myself.  Printed sweaters are right on trend this season, but why pay way too much for something you can easily make yourself with a €10 H&M sweater?
Anyway, these are the instructions

What you need
– A sweater (I used this one)
– Clothing dye. (I used the super easy and SEI Tumble dye spray)
– Tape
– A Garbage bag
– Smaller transparent sandwich bags

Step 1
Choose a font of your liking for the text (I chose a random American Highschool font) and choose a word or text you want to use. Print the text and cut out the letters to make a paper mold.

Place your sweater on a flat surface, with a garbage bag underneath to protect the surface, which in my case was my floor. You will spill (unless you are a superhuman) and therefore this step is pretty crucial.  Choose where you want to have your stripes and how many (I did 3 stripes) and start taping the sleeve. I put the transparent bags between the stripes to make sure no dye would leak trough.
Remember: The places without tape are the ones that are getting dyed. Just saying. ;)

Spray the paint on the sleeve. I recommend doing one side first and let it dry. When the front is dry, you can easily dye the back without getting strains on your sweater (or floor).

Step 2
Place the paper mold you made on the sweater and check if it’s placed correctly. Make sure the rest of the sweater is covered up, because you don’t want to end up with paint splatters on your sweater. I taped the paper mold to my sweater, as well as the loose paper insides of the ‘O’ and the ‘B’. If you don’t do that, the ‘wind’ of the spray paint will blow them away.

Step 3
Carefully spray paint the text straight from above so you won’t spray underneath the mold. Let it dry for a minute or (carefully!) blow it dry with your blowdryer. Remove the mold.

Step 4
Let the sweater dry completely and wash it inside out. Let it dry et voila; you’re DIY sweater is ready to shine!

 

Outfit | TOMBOY

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I know I said I would post the instructions of the DIY asap, but I was too eager to wear the sweater so here’s an outfit first. I love the combination of the masculine sweater and the frill skirt, a combination which you see quite often nowadays and this might become my fall uniform.  I’ve never been a fan of the transition into fall or anything colder really, but with an uniform like this.. I might become a sucker for fall.

ps; Is anyone familiar with a Fujifilm X10? I’m doing something wrong, since my pictures aren’t sharp at all. Tips are more than welcome!

Sweater H&M DIY | Skirt Zara | Boots Uterqüe | Necklace H&M

Sneak preview | DIY embellished & printed sweater

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Here’s a little sneak preview of what I’ve been up to this weekend. Well, not everything I’ve been doing this weekend. I also went to a wedding dress fitting at the most beautiful bridal store in Amsterdam. We haven’t set a date for the wedding yet, but since I never saw myself in a weddingdress, it was hard to picture myself in one. The fitting –and the gorgeous dresses– definitely helped and it was super fun as well!

Anyway, here’s a preview of the two DIY I did this weekend, can’t wait to show you everything!