2017/01/29

Onion Soup

A little late, but here's the second post for this week. This onion soup is a very simple dish and doesn't look very spectacular, but it's quick and easy and it goes very well with the bread. You can leave out the white wine if you don't like it, it's totally optional. 


Ingredients (serves 3): 
4 medium-sized onions
500ml of vegetable broth
about 40g of butter
50ml of white wine
2 teaspoons of sugar
1 1/2 table spoon of all-purpose flour
salt, pepper, nutmeg
fresh parsley

Cut the onions into rings or half rings. Melt the butter in a cooking pot and sautée the onions until they are soft and slightly browned. When the onions are done, add in the sugar and dust them with the flour. Add in the vegetable broth and bring it to a boil (don't forget to stir!). Make sure that the flour is completely dissolved and as soon as it starts to boil, add in the wine and let it cook for 3-5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and add in the parsley. 

I like to serve the soup with baked bread with cheese on top.

You just need 3 slices of any bread you like. Place them in a buttered oven tray and add any cheese you like on top of the bread (I used goat's camenbert). Bake until the bread is crispy and the cheese is melted or slightly golden, depending on how you like it. I added a little bit of parsley and pepper for serving. 





2017/01/24

It's Worth It Review

Today I've got another book review for you. I received It's Worth It by Masey McLain via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. So here we go!


I really enjoyed the book. It contains 21 short chapters, one for each day with an idea for a prayer or something to ask for in prayer at the end of each chapter. 
Masey's style is clear and accessible. It seems to me that she's a very authentic and amiable young woman. Sometimes she really spoke to my heart. Although the devotions are very basic, they are never boring or trite. For example, she explains how she sometimes struggles with perfectionism, fear or not finding time for God - simple things that everybody can relate to, and how her faith helps her to overcome them. 
I especially liked that she tells some of her experience as the lead actress in the Pure Flix movie I'm Not Ashamed as well as her thoughts about Rachel Joy Scott (whom she portrayed). So far, I haven't seen the movie, so I can't say, if the book has the same spirit as the movie, but I hope so. It definitely made me want to watch the movie even more. Another thing that I liked was that she mentioned the song "No Longer Slaves" by Bethel Music on Day 4. To me it seems like the whole chapter was written in the spirit of that song and it was very encouraging to read. 

I think this book is perfect for everyone that liked the movie or that wants to start reading devotionals. It it also great for "baby Christians" like me because it helps to find a starting point and gives great ideas on how to seek the Lord and what to pray for. I would recomment it for teens ages thirteen and up. 
So if you wonder whether you should read it, it's definitely - worth it!

You can buy it on Amazon or everywhere where you can buy books. 

Have you seen the movie? If you did, did you like it? 

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2017/01/22

On The Blog Week 28

Hey there!

Yet another week has passed with only one post on the blog - but there will be two posts next week. 


This week I told you that I am part of a launch team. I can't wait to get my hands on Life After! But before I review the novel, I will post a review on It's Worth it, a devotional for teen girls, on Tuesday. 

I hope to see you again next week! Thank you for visiting my blog this week!

2017/01/17

Life After Pre-Order Campaign - Part of a Launch Team

I was very excited when I received an invitation from WaterBrook to be part of the launch team for Katie Ganshert's new book Life After which will be released in April 2017. Well, I still am very excited!

I haven't read any of Katie Ganshert's novels before, but I am looking forward to reading Life After in a few weeks. As a part of the launch team, I will share some news about the book with you in the days and weeks leading up to the release day. Of course, I'll also share an honest review after I've read the book. 





And today is the day where the pre-order campaign starts! If you pre-order before the 16th of february, you'll get some awesome freebies including 

2017/01/15

On the Blog Week 26 & 27

Hey there!

There were two new posts on the blog in the last two weeks. But there will be more posts soon!



The first post was about my New Year's resolutions. I want to change a few things in 2017 and I will tell you if I'm making progress here on the blog!

The second post was a follow-up post for my modesty challenge: The Challenge: Wearing Skirts and Dresses ... in Winter. We had even more snow within the last two days, right now it should be about 30cm. I have never seen so much snow in my entire life. 

I hope to see you all again next week. Maybe we'll have even more snow by then (I hope not)!


2017/01/13

The Challenge: Wearing Skirts and Dresses... in Winter

This is a short follow-up post to "The Challenge: Wearing Skirts and Dresses for a Whole Month (or maybe a little longer?)". In the last post, I mentioned that I was afraid I'd have to stop the challenge for a few weeks when it's too cold. Now I want to tell you how I'm doing and if my assumptions have been right or wrong. 




I still wear skirts and dresses as often as I can, but I have worn pants about one day a week. With snow and temperatures around 0°C/32°F, it is not that easy to find clothes that are warm enough to feel comfortable outside. 


What do I do to keep warm?


I usually wear a parm of woolen tights and a pair of thick leggings because my skirts provide little to no warmth at all. But I might need to add some leg warmers soon because it is still not warm enough. A pair of warm boots is also essential as well as my woolen coat when I go outside. 

Is it hard to dress modest and feminine in winter?


It is definitely not as easy as in summer, at least where I live. But it wasn't as hard as I expected it to be because I need to wear my pants with tights under them as well, so I need to wear multiple layers no matter how I dress. And since I spent most of my time indoors, I can just continue wearing the clothes I like for almost the whole day. Oh, but I am looking forward to the warmer days!

I hope that I can show you another modest inspiration soon. 

Do you have any tips on how to dress modest in winter? 

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2017/01/01

New Year's Resolutions



Did you make any New Year's resolutions? 

Well, I did!

And here they are: 

I want to fast the 40 days leading up to Easter - not in the traditional sense of not eating anything, but I want to abstain from either sweets or non-vegan products. I'm going to document my fast on the blog, no matter what I decide on. 

I want to obtain my bachelor degree. 

I want to eat healthier and do some sport. 

I want to read 45 books (the same amount that I read in 2016). 

I want to get better at homemaking. 

I want to read my bible more often to strengthen my relationship with God. 

I want to continue wearing skirts and dresses as often as possible. 

What are your resolutions? 

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