British flag invitation

I turned 19 last week and had an awesome themed birthday party. The theme was the United Kingdom. It took us quite a while to come up with this theme, but when we did, the next thing we needed was an amazing invitation. We eventually came up with this idea and just thought it was too cute not to share this on our blog!

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Things you need:

  • British flags
  • Firm paper/cardboard
  • String

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What you do:

  1. Type out the text you want, we decided to make several cards to the invitation to make it more playful, but this is all up to you! 
  2. Print the text(s) and punch a hole in the left top corner.
  3. Punch a hole in the flag and pull your strings through both loops.
  4. Tie a knot, put it in an envelop and you're done!

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Would you like to see more posts about the decorations and food we made for this party? Let us know in the comments!

Life in Photos 38/52

Photo above: 22th of September – Baking scones with a little help from dad.

 

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19th of September – Enjoying my saoto soup while getting some work done. 

 

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19th of September – Feeling truly nostaglic when eating these cookies.

 

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20th of September – Thrift store finds for Ambers Great Brittain party. Can you spot the Converse All Stars!

 

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21th of September – Being creative and making a garland. 
 

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22th of September – Pizza for dinner is always a good idea.

 

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22th of September – Making plum pies!

 

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23th of September – Amber's English themed birthday party.

 

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23th of September – With this came a real English dinner: fish and chips, pies and salad.

 

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24th of September – A breakfast full of love!

 

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24th of September – Delicious DIY turkish pizza for dinner at a friends birthday

 

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25th of September – Got out my old, pink tea thermos.

 

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25th of September – Amazing chinese noodles with chicken!

 

Nojito cocktail

The Nojito cocktail is a mocktail (non-alcoholic) version of the popular cocktail Mojito. We saw the Nojito somewhere and though, let's try how this tastes. And to be honest, it tastes very good. It is like an Mojito but sweeter and without alcohol, duhh.

It is a very fun drink to serve, it looks good and everybody from the age of 4 to 99 can drink it!

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Here is what you will need to make one Nojito cocktail:

  • Around 10 mint leaves 
  • Juice half a lime
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar
  • Sprite or Club soda

Put the mint leaves, lime juice and brown sugar in a beautiful but firm cocktail glass. Muddle and crush the leaves. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add the Sprite or Club Soda until the glass if full. Stir wel in order to get the sugar to resolve. Use a mint leave on top of the glass as decoration.

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Then your Nojito mocktail will look like this! Enjoy!

Life in Photos 37/52

Photo above: 17th of September – Pretty boats in the harbour. 

 

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12th of September – Pancakes for lunch!

 

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13th of September – Another stunning sunset. I can not get enough. 

 

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13th of September – The garden during sunset…

 

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14th of September –  Enjoying the last hot days of the summer!


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14th of September – This home grown zucchini is bigger then my cutting board. 

 

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14th of September – Making pesto! Jummy 

 

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15th of September – The most amazing smelling and tasting pizza for lunch! 

 

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17th of September – Pretty little flowers. 

 

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17th of September – Dinner in the harbour. 

 

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17th of September – Doesn't that look amazing? It indeed was amazing!

 

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18th of September – When your boyfriend takes pictures of flowers for you! Thanks babe.

 

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Photo above: 10th of September – Beautiful cows during a walk! Can't believe they can be so close.

 

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5th of September – Delicious lunch!

 

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5th of September – Noodles with chicken.

 

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7th of September – Beautiful morning

 

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7th of September –  Wet grape leaves! 


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8th of September – Food festival!

 

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8th of September – Enjoying the most amazing food. Fried chicken and cassave fries. Plus an amazing tortilla. 

 

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8th of September – Jummy churros with chocolate

 

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8th of September – Some more delicious food. From spareribs to brownies with ice cream.

 

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8th of September – Visiting the beautiful beach of Scheveningen. 

 

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9th of September – Making something from all the apples from the garden. From apple pie to apple pastries. 

 

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10th of September – Walking in the beautiful Twiske… What a pretty sight. 

 

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11th of September – Barbecuing, probably for the last time in 2016….

Two delicious bruschetta recipes

A few weeks ago we had some friends and family over for an Italian dinner. And what better to serve as a starter then bruschetta. I made two different types of bruschetta. The first was the classic bruschetta recipe, this is a bruschetta with tomatoes, basil and garlic. The second some ingredients I put together, it is a bruschetta with home made pesto (extra cheese) and baked onions. Both are delicious and very easy to make.

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Recipe nr 1. Classic bruschetta.

Here is what you need for 8 pieces of bruschetta:

  • two big tomatoes or 4 smaller ones.
  • 10 leaves of basil
  • 2 gloves of garlic
  • 8 pieces of bread
  • Olive oil

 

Preparations:

  • Pre heat the oven on 200 degrees.
  • Cut the tomatoes in small parts. Cut the basil in small bits. Make your garlic small using your garlic press. Mix these ingredients together. 
  • Spread some olive oil on both sides of the bread. Take the pieces of bread and lay these on a baking tray. Divide the tomato mixture over the pieces of bread. 
  • Put them in the oven for 10 minutes until the tomatoes look nice and soft. 

 

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Recipe nr 2. Pesto onion bruschetta.

Here is what you need for 8 pieces of bruschetta:

  • Your favourite home made pesto recipe;

– Leaves of one basil plant

– 3 gloves of garlic

– 4 tablespoons of olive oil

– 200 grams of cheese

  • 2 onions 
  • 8 pieces of bread
  • Olive oil

 

Preparations:

  • Pre heat the oven on 200 degrees Celsius.
  • For the cheesy pesto. Mix all the pesto ingredients stated above in a blender until a smooth paste is created. If the mixing gets hard or you have too much big pieces, just add some extra olive oil to make it a bit more creamy. 
  • Cut the onions in slices. With a little butter or olive oil in the pan, bake the onions until nice golden brown. 
  • Spread some olive oil on both sides of the bread. Take the pieces of bread and lay these on a baking tray. Divide the pesto mixture over the pieces of bread and sprinkle the onions on top of the pesto. 
  • Put the bruschetta in the oven for 10 minutes.

 

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I hope you will love this recipe as much as we did. I especially love the pesto bruschetta because it is not something you get or see everyday. It is a really fun starter to surprise your guests with. 

Life in Photos 35/52

Photo above: 31th of August – Delicious puff pastry bites… Home made.

 

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29th of August – Cruising in the car, while enjoying the great views. 

 

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30th of August – Flowers make me happy.

 

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31th of August – When going for a picnic in the park. 

 

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31th of August – The ducks are enjoying the water!

 

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1st of September – Making British birthday invitations.

 

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2th of September – Salads during dinner. 

 

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2th of September – A beautiful sunset on Friday.

 

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4th of September – Doing some double computer time. 

 

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4th of September – Took a trip to gymnastics heaven. The equipment in this gym is amazing. 


4th of September – 'When the night has come and the land is dark' 🎶 (Stand by me – Ben E. King).