Friday, 26 February 2010

dream kitchen things

When it come to the kitchen, the colours mint and baby pink are my favorites. Red and orange is cool too but lets focus on mint and pink this time. :)
I'm a complete kitchen equipment nerd... I love smeg, kitchen aid, dualit, pantone and all things cute and stylish and retro. Oh and plastic. Lots of plastic. RICE has the best plastic (well melamime) things.

my life

photo © Russian Doll

Good morning! Friday! Yeay! We're going away tonight, just over the night to a small hopefully cute town.
It is pissing down now though! I hope that sunshine! :) Not snow.
The collage above is just a few photos from the past few days. The snow, our new sofa, coffee and yeah more coffee. It's like I'm addicted or something...hmm...
I need a big cup of tea now, my throat is hurting a bit.

Thursday, 25 February 2010


Good looking rug from IKEA.


I've never really paid any attention to miss Alexa Chung. Well I've noticed that she's in magazines and that she is awfully skinny... Her legs are seriously scary.
But she is on the cover of lates UK Vogue and I just read the article that she has written in that issue. I really enjoyed it. Girl can write. And her face is very beautiful. She just needs a little amount of meat on her bones.
Do you like her?


photo © Russian Doll

I can't believe it! I'm finally warm! Heating is on, I've closed the door so that the room warms up quicker, I'm wearing: underwear, socks, jeans, 2 tops, massive fleece robe and a big knitted scarf! But it finally worked!
Think it's time for a computer break now though. I don't want to leave this room though!
I think I'll go down to the kitchen, make a lovely coffee-drink and read a bit in VOGUE.
Be right back! :)

The photo is the view from this room over the gardens. And my hand holding the back massage thing that lives in that window.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

coffee and home life

Pic 1: found. Pic 2: mine. my coffee cup...
Home day today. Mostly at least. It's so cold! The sofa is arriving tonight which will be great!
My man is coming home early so I don't need to let strangers in when I'm on my own.
I think I'm going to spend quite some time in the kitchen cooking later. I'm in a cooking mood and am trying something new tonight.
I'm in a hungry mood too, no matter how many sandwiches I put in my belly I still want more :)
Maybe it's not really helping that I'm working with cookbooks today?

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

i love *things

Simple comfy top and kick ass shoes. I'm even more exhausted than normal today. Somethings wrong with me but no one knows what...
Anyhoooo, we're going out again tonight to that taco place. I don't know if we're doing margaritas tonight though!
I need a coffee! I'm having coca cola with my meal tonight. Yum! I can't wait.

Monday, 22 February 2010

In the mood for...

This kind of stuff. Mmm...
Hope you had a nice weekend. Mine was fun! Party until late on Friday (we rarely stay up _that_ late so it was a bit different). The rest of the weekend must have been quite relaxing. Films and stuff. Lots of time on our sofa that will soon be thrown out or burnt down. We're getting a new one on Wednesday!

Friday, 19 February 2010

Miss Cassie

Good day but weird day. Weak... But better now. Lots of homemade Starbucks coffee and yummy food. Skins and Secret Diary Of A Callgirl during the day for study breaks.
Party party tonight! Looking forward to it.
Oh and the sun is shining! :)

Thursday, 18 February 2010

a little collage for today...

Inspired by today. Coffee, starbucks, pretty cup, pretty labels...
Plus some: Warm soft tops, cool different accessories, awesome boots.

I love penguin.

Penguin Bags. Perfect as book bags. I want the A Room Of One's Own one. That book means a lot to me. Penguin also make mugs, tea towels and notebooks (and pens I think) with prints of their classics. I got the A Room Of One's Own mug for Christmas.

cupcakes and cashmere

I love this photo from the blog cupcakes and cashmere. Coffee and cupcakes. YUM... I'm getting hungry again now!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

books turned into films

An Education & A Singla Man. Two books turned to film that I would love to see, And read! I might get the books for my long trip to Sweden... You need good reading material...ALWAYS, I never leave the house without at least one book.

Have you seen or read any of these two?


I've done some shopping. Three very basic long sleeved supersoft tops. Brown, brown and grey.
One boyfriend cardigan, Navy blue.
One even softer, thin washed black hoodie with button details, and some blue striped fabric here and there. SOO soft.

Monday, 15 February 2010

take care ... of your hair...

I got these today, I've never tried these before but I'm going to give them a go.



I need to find a watch to actually buy. These are to die for but a bit pricy. Anyone got any suggestions? I like plastic and simple designs, leather works too...


Monday again! The weekend was great though. A lot of US-time. Films, food, drinks, restaurant, DIY, cuddles... Lovely cheese night last night + white chocolate lemon mousse for dessert. SO DELICOUS,

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Chocolate chocolate chip cookies recipe

The cookie recipes were requested! Here is on of them, for the double chocolate ones.

12 BIG cookies or 24 small ones
100 g chocolate

125 g unsalted butter
75 g brown sugar
50 g caster sugar
150 g plain flour
30 g cocoa
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 packets of chocolate chip (or 200 gr chocolate in pieces)
1 tsp vanilla
1 cold egg

Do this...
Melt the chocolate (100 g) in a bowl over a pan of hot water.
Mix butter and sugar and vanilla with a mixer/electric whisk/or by hand with a whisk. Add the melted chocolate and the egg.
Add the dry ingredients and the chocolate chips/pieces.

Put six dollops of dough on each oven tray and bake for about 18 minutes, 175 degrees celcius. Let cool on a rack.
These cookies are freezable.

Enjoy! :)

Friday, 12 February 2010

chai latte recipe

I made this little picture recipe for my little sister who LOVES chai latte! So she can try making it at home instead of paying loads of money in caf├ęs. I've bought her this drink mix and apparently it really good. I did a Swedish and an English version just in case.

my cookies

Here are the cookies I made yesterday :)

Thursday, 11 February 2010

at my house

photos © Russian Doll
We get great lovely warm afternoon sunshine in our bedroom. I like to sit there with a big coffee and my books.
Lots of cookies have been baked today. I'll go and snap some pictures in a bit. :)

I need to TOP-shop!

I'm in desperate need of some warmer long sleeved tops. Like these tops and cardigans above from TOPSHOP. I'm so cold and there's never enough long sleeved tops in my wardrobe... T-shirts with short sleeves - I have loads of them. But they're no good in the winter, unless you have enough cardigans to wear with them. I'll have a look this weekend for some new tops.

good morning...

photos © Russian Doll

Pic: (me a couple of days ago)
Sooo Thursday. It feels like Monday somehow... my class got cancelled today so I have a bit more time for my own home studies and to bake COOKIES! :) I'm baking milk chocolate chip och chocolate milk chocolate chip cookies today. I'll get some pictures later. We're going to a friends new apartment tonight and we're taking some of the cookies and some wine.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

my hot chocolate

photos © Russian Doll

The hot chocolate I had yesterday mmmm!

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

apparently, I'm this font

apparently, I'm this font.

pampering time

I'm pampering myself for a little moment this aftern0on. I've just made and drunk mint hot chocolate with whipped cream. Yummy yummy yummy I've got love in my tummy... time for a hot shower and some nice body products now. I'm freezing!

photo love> alexander wang

I love these photos. Especially the first one. Gorgeous!

Monday, 8 February 2010

monday morning/

Weekend was awesome and felt longer than usual which is always nice because that means more time with my man. More relaxing, more fun. School work today as always. My knee really hurts...I must have slept on it in some funny way but now I can barely walk... ouch. Coffee time now I think.

cookie dough baby

Whooops! A pint of Ben and Jerry's Cookie Dough accidentally fell into my stomach over the weekend... YUM!

Friday, 5 February 2010


I really want to go to fancie again and have a lovely cupcake!

Check out the menu here. And the rest of the website here.

I fancie trying
-Snickerlicious (n)- Yummm! Chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, piled high with
peanut butter and chocolate frosting finished with drizzles of gooey caramel
-Banoffie- Fresh banana cupcake with a toffee filling, topped with a freshly whipped
buttercream swirl and chopped nuts
-Cappuccino- Rich Coffee cupcake filled with caramel. Topped with peaks of frosting
and dusted with cocoa.
-Praline (n)- Classic chocolate cupcake filled with caramel, topped with a chocolate
hazelnut frosting and sprinkled with toasted chopped nuts.

YUM! :)


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Thursday, 4 February 2010

caffein, cold days, cookies

Today is slow. I'm working on some projects for school...drinking coffee but now I fancie tea...
I baked loads of cookies yesterday. Milk chocolate chip and Oat & raisin. We were supposed to give them to one of C's friends but it snowed and the world stopped. So we couldn't go. C took them to work today instead. There were so many! We still have some in the house though, you can't give away aaaall the yummy cookies without saving some for yourself. :)

MY dream kitchen

Retro, clean, magazine piles, light and bright and oh did I say RETRO?

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

the body shop

New The Body Shop-products! Picture 1 and 2 are the things I bought yesterday:
1. The best of body shop heroes collection
Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion 60 ml
Cocoa Butter Hand & Body Lotion 60 ml
Olive Glossing Shampoo 60 ml
Olive Glossing Conditioner 60 ml
Coconut Shower Cream 60 ml
2. Apple shower gel

Picture 3 is our bathroom cupboard with some of the new things and some oldies from The Body Shop.
And below is a photo of the sink... with the ducks going for a swim. They were dusty.PS. That apple mint soap is gorgeous!

photos © Russian Doll