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Unicorn Pinata

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This week my youngest had her 8th birthday. It was on a school day, so besides unwrapping presents we didn't much yet, but this weekend we will celebrate for family. Next week her own friends from school will come over. Normally we go somewhere, a zoo, a swimming pool, a theme park or whatever, but this year my daughter wanted to stay at home and play Bingo. It's something they do sometimes at the after school childcare service and apparently she loves it so much she finds it party worthy. I bought little presents to win, most of them having something to do with unicorns, because unicorns are it in our house at the moment, enough for everyone to don't go home empty handed. 
Besides the bingo to fill up the hours, I made a piñata. A unicorn piñata of course. 


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The Unicorn that I crocheted for my daughter's birthday was featured by Strawberry Butterscotch and by Creative Jewish Mom!



Thank you very much, Anna and Sara!

Made It #2

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~Since I pinned lots of recipes on my Pinterest boards through the years, but never made anything from the pinned items, I've set myself a goal to try one recipe per week to reduce the overload~
Last week I made the delicious Stroopwafel Cake, that was gone in less than an hour (no, not only because of me) and let you know that I would make French Onion Soup this week. Well, I did. 
I still remember the first time I ate onion soup. The name by itself didn't make me particular enthusiastic, but I was eating out with my parents while we were on vacation on Menorca and they pushed me a bit to try the soup, because they tried it before and were quite lyric about it. So I couldn't say no. Glad I didn't, because I'm a onion soup fan ever since. 
I didn't follow the recipe exactly, because after making onion soup a lots of times, I know what I like and what not, but it's a good basic recipe. 
Instead of four yellow onions, I used: 2 yellow onions 2 red onions 1 …

Little Snail

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From the Beetles, Bugs and Butterflies book by Lalylala I made this snail. I don't like snails at all, especially the naked ones, but this one has a house and the house is what made me give in!



Burro Mexicano

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After making the Unicorn for my daughters birthday, I wanted to make more from the Pica Pau book by Yan Martel. Because I'm a lover of donkeys and once in my life hope to owe one (I think they're so hilarious and beautiful at the same time) I chose the donkey.  I love his little Mexican poncho!
 Beneath the poncho he's wearing a tough striped shirt!

But the best part of this donkey is his tail!

Made It #1

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Finally everything is back to normal; husband to work, children to school. The days I'm normally off from work, the house is mine and mine alone again. I can clean, bake, crochet, whatever I want without people getting in my way or making a mess of what I just cleaned up.
So this is also the week I can pick up the Made It item on my blog again. I pinned lots of recipes on my Pinterest boards through the years, but never made anything from it, so I set it as a goal to try one recipe per week to reduce the overload.
First one of the year is this Stroopwafel Cake (find the original recipe here), stroopwafel being a dutch treat made of two thin waffles with cane sugar syrup between it. 


Instead of the ingredients in the recipe I used an instant cake mix (only add butter, eggs and a bit of milk). After baking the cake I teared a couple of stroopwafels in little pieces to put on top of the cake and fixed them with sugar cane syrup. 
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Next week: French Onion Soup!