Life

I wish the day had more than 24 hours

I desperately need more hours in the day. It’s frustrating to know that the day is coming to an end and I’ve hardly done anything productive. Most of my days start off very early but today I got to sleep til 8 am which I can’t remember when I’ve done last. Jumping out of bed, checking to my baby because I though he was already up. He wasn’t which made it possible to go to the toilet in peace and make breakfast. Between breakfast and my son’s first nap I managed to workout. He didn’t wake up before after my shower which was amazing, but after that the day just went into a blur.

We drove to his grandparents in the early afternoon and came home 2 hours later. That would give me more than enough time to do what I need to do. But between diaper changes, making dinner and giving my son a bath there’s not much time left for me.


I’ve been sitting at my sewing machine for the last hour but I just can’t get it to work properly. I’ve seen X amount of YouTube videos on ‘how to’. Everything from threading to sewing, but they all make it seem so simple and here I am still struggling. If I haven’t told you I got a SERGER for my birthday this year but it was bough on eBay so it wasn’t exactly brand new. I thought I could just sit down and start sewing but one problem after another started appearing. I’ve change both knives, needles and all 4 threads – and I still can’t figure it out. Why does everything have to be so bloody difficult with me?
That was my Sunday rant. I just had to get it out so that I wouldn’t go crazy. Sometimes I wish things would just be simple, but I guess that’s just too much to ask for.

Anyway, I hope for a better day tomorrow. Until then, goodnight.

Elizabeth

Life

A gold cup of coffee

Yesterday was a lovely, relaxing Friday. I actually love the beginning of the weekend, starting my Friday of by listening to Surah Al-Kahf. I felt a little bit extra after filming my Sunday video so I pampered up and went out to the playground. My son loves it there and he’s become so active, wanting to walk around everywhere. After an hour there we made our way back home.

His nap was long over due so I tucked him in and started making dinner. In the evening again we made our way to his grandfather aka my father. He always starts of really shy but when he’s warmed up and used to the environment he is his own self – playing, walking and talking.

 This was yesterday brunch, sipping a cup of coffee from my new gold mug. My mum wanted to spoil me a little when we were out shopping on Wednesday, and even though I actually didn’t need these cups, they looked so inviting and great for pictures. So I got two and they have both already been in use.

Today I’m thinking about talking a stroll out to the playground again but first I have to edit tomorrows video. I’ll be sharing my tips on how I lost my baby weight and how to start working out again after having a child. After that video I’m done with baby talk for a while and will be back making ‘day in the life’ or fashion/beauty related videos.

I hope you have a great weekend!

Elizabeth

Life

The yearly autumn flue

The last couple of days I've been roaming around at home, having 'Fuller House' as a background noise while I looked after my baby and myself. We've been sick since Monday, sneezing every two seconds, wrapped in blankets and wool clothes. Sleep is definitely the best medicine and hot lemon tea with honey.

On another note, my brother had his birthday on Tuesday so I tried myself out in the kitchen and made an (almost) vegan cake. Some ingredients I didn't even find in the store so I had to use my regular non vegan supplies.

Today we're back to drinking lemon tea, cuddling up on the sofa and trying to get rid of the yearly autumn flue.

Elizabeth

Life

Greatest blessing

Nowadays my day usually starts around six in the morning following a one hour nap when the little one has had breakfast. After that I try to get some food myself and spend most of my days on the couch watching reruns of shows. Around twelve and two I try to get my body moving and go out for a stroll. Then between diaper changes and food I try to make dinner and then go to bed around eight in the evening, knowing that I have to wake up again in three hours.

But I wouldn’t trade this life with anything. I ‘m really enjoying myself and hopefully this isn’t to early to say but I think I’m meant to be a mother. Somehow I find cooking and cleaning, something I was grown up to do from a very young age, so relaxing. And I have the best company throughout the day.

Elizabeth

Life

At the moment

Between diaper changing and feeding there isn’t a lot of free time to what I used to be able to do in a day. I’m lucky if I’m able to get one set of laundry going and get the dishes from last night out of the way. A shower is also highly appreciated cause that’s a little ‘me time’ squeezed in to the day.

I can’t wait to get a normal routine going again but right now it’s a bit difficult cause I never know when the little one wants food. Which can vary from every hour to every three hours. Anyway, as for now I’ll count myself lucky if I get one blog post a week out, but I’m going to try my best to write more then that.

Elizabeth

Food

Sweet pancakes

I haven’t had that many cravings during my pregnancy other then the occasional chocolate, ice cream and carrot.. yes, lots of carrots lately. But thats not what I wanted to share. My new favorite food is actually banana pancakes.

I don’t know who came up with this cleaver and easy meal but I first tasted it after  Blogilates shared the recipe. I did struggle with flipping the pancake and getting it done on both side but after some tries and fails I finally found out what works the best. The best part is that you only need two ingredients, amazing right! It’s super healthy and they’re already sweet so you don’t necessarily need any toppings. So here’s how you do it.


♥ 2 eggs ♥ 1 banana ♥ Olive oil

1. Mix two eggs and the banana with a fork or in a mixer.
2. Use a frying pan on low heat, add your cooking oil and pour the batter with a spoon to make small pancakes.
3. Wait a couple of minutes, the first side usually needs long then the second one. And once it’s easy to remove you flip the pancake over.

Perfect for a mid-day snack or maybe even breakfast with your favorite smoothie.

Enjoy!


Elizabeth

Food

Apple pie

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♥ 4-5 apples ♥ Half a lemon
♥ 3dl flour ♥ 125gr room temperatur margarine ♥ 3 tpsp water
♥ 1/2dl icing
sugar ♥ 3-4 tbsp sugar ♥ 2-3 tsp cinnamon ♥ Grated lemon peel ♥ 1 egg

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1. Start by mixing flour, margarine and water together in a bowl. You can either use your hands or a food processor to mix the gather together into a firm dough. Set aside for a minimum of 30 minutes in your fridge.

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2. Peel and chop your apples into thin slices, squeeze a little lemon juice over and set them aside.

3. Blend the rest of the dry ingredients together and grate some lemon zest over in the end.

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4. Divide the dough in two and roll out a crust and a lid to fit a 25cm (9 inch) pie plate. Fill your pie form with the sliced up apples and the dry ingredients.

5. Place the lid crust over the plate and press gently together on the sides. Make some slices so that the air will come out. Lastly brush the lid with one whisked egg.

6. Bake for 30 minutes at 200 degrees (392 fahrenheit) on the lowest shelf in the oven.

Enjoy!


Elizabeth

Food

Squash soup

I made this recipe two days ago and it was surprisingly good and so easy to make that I have to share it with you.


♥ 1 onion, chopped ♥ 2 garlic cloves ♥ 2 squash
♥ 6,5 dl water ♥ 1 vegetable stock ♥ 1 dl single cream ♥ Oil for cooking

  1. Fry onion and the garlic with a little bit of oil in a soup pot.
  2. Chop the squash in tiny pieces and add it in the pot.

3. Add water and stock and let it boil on low heat for 10 minutes.
4. Mash the soup with a puree mixer, and add single cream and a little bit of pepper at the end.

5. Garnish the soup with dill or chive and serve with bread.


I hope you like this as much as I did. Happy cooking!

Elizabeth

Food

A simple omelet

collageI have noticed that a lot of you like my recipes. That’s why I have a new simple one for you right now. Just don’t make the same mistake I did and burn your garlic.

What you will need:

♥ 3 feeds of garlic
♥ 2 eggs + 1 dl milk
♥ 1 tomato
♥ Hand full of spinach
♥ 2 pieces of bread w/cream cheese
♥ Salt & pepper
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1. Heat up your frying pan and add olive oil. Let it get warm and then add your sliced up garlic.
2. Mix the eggs with milk, add spices and the fried garlic.
3. Slice the tomato into rings and fry for a couple of minutes, on low heat. Add half the spinach and continue having it on a low heat for another 1-2 minutes.
4. Add the egg mixture into the pan and let everything fry on a low heat till the omelet is done.
5. Eat with a side of spinach and bread.
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This is a great meal after a work out. You get your proteins and veggies all in one. Enjoy!

Elizabeth

Life

20 something

Birthday


If you follow me tumblr @ mylifelizabeth, you know that my birthday was about a week ago. I turned 20, which is surreal for me. God willing I will have another 20 years ahead of me. I cannot start to write all the amazing opportunities I have had growing up, because let’s face it, I am and adult now. I cannot say I have anymore growing up to do in the form from being a child to an adult. Because when you are 20 you are an adult. Even when you turn 18 here you are an adult. But for me, turning 20, is even more so because you are no longer a teen. I’m heading towards 30.. ok, I just scared myself.

Moving on and not thinking about what age I’ve become, I can tell you what generous gifts I got. First of, those brownies on the left are home-made and absolutely delicious. Do you want the recipe? To the right are some roses I got from my mum, and after this birthday I think I will get a lot of flowers on my next birthdays. And to the last picture is the best gift I could ever wish for and never in a million years thought I would get. My family was so generous that they bought me a MacBook Air! It’s surreal even though I’m typing on it right now. I’ve fallen in love with all the Mac products and this is just another addition to my Apple family.

This year was the first year I worked on my birthday but we had a little celebration last Saturday and my family had more surprises up their selves than I thought. We ate good food, cake and I got more presents including flowers. Unfortunately my camera didn’t come to much use, but that is definitely something I want to work on.

Have a great evening.

Elizabeth