Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy new year

Its a new start they say ,i guess we can say it is ,but only if you make it a new start ,it all begings with you ,it is what you let it be .......

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

Happy new year to you all 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A dogs life

Here is my old sweet friend or my 6th baby as we often call him
he was pretty tierd that day por old doggie
well the hollidays are almost over ,time fly´s
My kids grow so fast now and one of them is even moving out in the new year ,that makes me feel old or older
here are some pic´s from this holliday
im just having to much fun with the bokeh of lights ,amazing things you can do with a few lights

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry christmas/Gleðileg jól/ God jul

                                                                           Life's most
                                                           beautiful things are not seen
                                                                        with the eyes,
                                                                             but felt
                                                                       with the heart.
                                                                        Wishing you
                                                                      a special season
                                                                         of the heart.

                                                                     Merry Christmas

Love Valeria

Friday, December 21, 2012

Almost done

Im almost done doing eveything for christmas ,i still need to bake some bread will do that to day ,and i have the wrapping to do as well .
The tree is ready and beautiful (need to take a pic of it )
they say its gona snow so im just hoping and that would make me happy again ,not that im not just makes me even more happy .
i still had an chai image that i whanted to share ,this one has something i love so much and that is bokeh ,ive been playing with bokeh now for sometime and im trying to get the shaped bokeh right ,it has to be at the right size and i dint have the right punch for it ,dint whant cut the shape out my self so ive been looking for the punch and i think i have it now ,just need to practice a bit .

hope you have a great last weekend before christmas .


A friend here in Norway just made this for me and hubby,this is me,hubby and one of my dd
enjoy and merry christmas to all my friends

Monday, December 17, 2012

Chai dessert

Found this amazing recipe online the other day and thought i would try it out ,it looks so good im thinking of making for dessert on christmas day when my daughters boyfriend comes for dinner
he´s a chef to be soon so i need to impress him haha .
i really like how they look and tasted but i think i would use a bit more of the gelatin to make it bit more stiff but the taste was really yummy and i love chai tea so im all for that spicy flavor .

Chai Cream
Makes about 8 half cup servings
5 cups, plus 1/2 cup, heavy cream
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 envelope gelatin
2 tea bags Chai tea
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
5 black peppercorns
1 recipe whipped cream
In a large saucepan, combine 5 cups of heavy cream and the granulated sugar, and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat.
While the cream mixture is warming, combine the remaining half cup of cream with the envelope of gelatin. Stir together and let sit about five minutes. After the gelatin has absorbed the cream, stir together until smooth; set aside.
Once the cream-sugar mixture comes to a simmer, remove from heat and stir in the gelatin mixture until dissolved. Empty the contents of the tea bags into the pan, then stir in the cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and peppercorns, and allow to steep for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, place the pan in an ice bath in a large glass or metal bowl, cover with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic directly to the surface of the pudding, and allow to cool for 20 to 30 minutes. Once cooled, remove the plastic wrap, and pour and press the mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove as much of the tea leaves as possible.
Cover and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. After chilling, divide the mixture evenly between 8 or 6-ounce serving dishes. Chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
Garnish with fresh whipped cream and chocolate shavings. Serve cold.
today is my youngest dd 8th birthday so im gona make her a cake before she comes home from school.

hope you like this christmas post

ps if you live in the USA please read this

we dont whant more children killed with the guns

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Third in advent

Then we light the 3rd candle ,i saw this candle sticks on the wonderful internet and i just had to have them ,so i whent surfing and found a online store that sold them last year but she was all out now :( but i just happend to find them in a store here not far from me :) was so happy and bought them
now i plan on making my own candle sticks ,not sure how they will turn out but i bought the sement and hubby is gona help me out (he was so happy when i told him )hihi
today im making a try at a chai desert i plan on making on christmas day just whant to make sure its good cause i have dinner guests, will for sure show you some pictures if it turns out good
put ive been sick since friday so everyone whent out to do there thing yesterday so i was alone home so i playd a bit with some things i had .
and then there was the candy cane candy ,maby not canes but candy yes
and here is a letter my daugther wrote to santa ,maby you dont know but we in Iceland we have 13 santas and they come one by one starting 13 days before christmas and the kids put a shoe in the window and if they have been good they get a little gift from santa .
So she wrote him this letter asking how many raindeers they have ,he wrote back and said 6 :)
and she left him milk and cookies ,guess he liked them cause he drank the milk and the cookies where gone .
i just love this letter she wrote ,it has the most beautiful drawing on it and just look at how she writes
bit icelandic and also in norsk haha .
hope you enjoy this post and i hope you have a good day

p.s im lighting an extra candle for the people that are going through hard times now and my heart goes out the familys in Newtown  Connecticut ,such a horrible thing no words can decribe it .....

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Snow kaos

Well i sure got what i whanted haha snow and more snow its been snowing now for 2 nights and one day and on friday they say there is storm coming ,i only hope i get to keep the snow untill christmas
im not sure if i can walk to work and i sure cant take the car ......... well i just have to give it a try ,dress good and go for it .
my 7 year old is affraid that she will drown in the snow on her way to school ,i told her that she will make it fine :)
Im glad im almost done with my shopping ,took 2 days and bought almost everything ,so now everything im sending to Iceland is on its way home to our family .
well im getting ready for work and i hope you guys out there have a good day .
hugs Valeria

Monday, December 10, 2012


Im having one of those days now ,im feeling very homesick ...... i whant nothing more then to hug my mom ,dad and my sister..wish i could jump into a plain and fly off ....home to Iceland
sometimes i feel like this and other days i dont it comes and goes fast but at this time of the year i feel homesick more and more i cant help it .
But i still have fun with the camera ans here is one image i took of the marshmallows i made sooo jummy .
here is one christmas song i love

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Marshmallow Snowflakes

I saw this idea from Martha Stewart last year but dint have those snowflakes and they are the only snowflakes i would like to use to make these :) yeh yeh i know i kinda crazy but i just think they are to gorgeous to not use them ,so this year i bought them on ebay and ive been using the cutters ever since i got them .
i whanted to make this look kinda vintage look so i added a soft rosy haze on the images .
I just love this look .
i also made some changes on blog look ,i hope you like it and hey dont be afraid of leaving comments i love reading them .
Marshmallow-snowflakes link
im off the bake some more for christmas ,hope you have a great sunday and remeber to enjoy the days to come .

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Snow white

Whent into the woods today with the kids to play and try to get a nice christmas photo of them ,that is not there favorite thing ,they just dont like me when i have the camera with me hehe oh no mom has the camera ,
im still going trough the images and trying to find the best one to use
but i found this one and i just love it ,she was so cold so i handed her the blancket i took with us
we had hot chocolate and cookies with us so she got warm and cozy soon .
have a great weekend i know im gona be busy baking and having fun with the kids this weekend

Thursday, December 6, 2012

*Star *

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
All it takes is a clear sky then you can see the beautiful stars ,dont you just love the stars ? i know i do
when i walk to work early i can see the beautiful stars if the sky is clear its so pretty but then its cold and that wont hurt if you just have the right clothes .
me and my 9 year old dd baked these the other night ,its nice to spend time with just one at a time ,candle light and some nice music just me and her .
I wish there was more light when i get home from work ,then i could take more pictures but its late when i get home so not much time for play .
I bought these cookie cutters just for  some ideas i have but i have to find time to play more with them

hope you enjoy this small sample of the Stars .....

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Its been so much fun having all this snow and i can hardly belive how much snow we have in just 2 days ,the kids love it the dog loves it and hes not much for beeing out side but he loves sitting out side in the snow watching the kids and looking at birds ,one would think he was a cat haha
here he is in his jumper i knitted for him last winter ,
all this snow makes me so happy ive baked ,played ,cleand i even made some birdfood this weekend i just wish i had more time ..... work is calling ..... so i only have the weekends to do what i need to do and the kids need there time to so im off to the movies with them and then i need to figure out on a christmas card image omg that in the biggest problem i have ,the kids just dont like me when i have the camera on me :) oh no there she comes with the camera lets hide .
have a great sunday