Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I Wish I Could Just Bake All Day

So the other day the word gâteau was rolling around in my head. I don't know why, exactly, but I just adore that word. Cake is so....boring. Gâteau is fancy. It is french after all, and whenever people want to be fancy, saying things in French seems to be par for the course. I made the mistake of looking recipes up on Pinterest, and found something that would fit the bill. "Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Cake". Yes, that is a thing, and yes I made it. It took about 4 hours, and was certainly a labor of love. 

Here is the finished product:

Yes, it tasted as good as it looks. Here is what is in it; 2 round chocolate cakes, one pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate ganache, and pumpkin icing. Soooo good

In other news, I have some photos of an outfit I wore the other day. Wearing full vintage to school can be a little daunting. I stick out sorely in a mid length velvet skirt amid a sea of spandex and hoodies (I am not knocking this outfit choice as I have been known to rock this look, but I'm just sayin). This outfit felt very 40's/50's co-ed to me. I am a co-ed after all!

 I went to an antique store today just for a look-see. I ended up with two 50's dresses that I am not too sure will fit me. I eyeballed them because I don't carry a measuring tape in my backpack as I had just been at school. Oh well, if they don't fit, I could always list them in my Etsy shop, or lose those 15 pounds I have been meaning to :)

Red Pendleton Sweater: Thrifted
Black Velvet Skirt: Clothing sale
Necklace: Made by my sister
Socks: vintage
Shoes: Minnetonka

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Trip to Norway!

Okay, so the reason I was relatively mum on the blog was because of all the traveling I was doing. This summer I had an opportunity I couldn't pass up....a trip to Norway! Thankfully since I had about a month long stint as a babysitter, I could afford a ticket, but I never would have dreamed of being able to pay for accommodations. Of course the whole great opportunity was the fact that I was offered a place to stay. It's a really long, complicated story, but the short version is, a friend of a friend of a friend invited me to dinner (while visiting said friend and friend of friend) and she happened to be from Norway and cordially invited me to come stay with them. She has a house in Norway and goes every summer.

Anyway, it's late and I am tired, so this will mostly be pictures, enjoy the beautiful-ness :)

 The crosswalk sign man was fancy!!

 I drank this water (from top of mountain spring) and it was amazing. Best water ever. For real

 This gorgeous place? Rest stop!

 Tiny door in lighthouse house. (Lista lighthouse, Farsund)

 Making chocolate mousse in a Norwegian kitchen (complete with metric measurements lol)

 You can't really make it out, but that was a double rainbow!


 Guess where this was taken? :)

 A lot of houses there has grass growing on the roofs!

 Hiking on Preikestolen (preacher's pulpit/chair)

 Lake on top of mountain, with dog (after this, some people jumped in, but it looked cold)

 Fjord view from Preikestolen

 Me being danger

 I was standing on a rock

"Cliff diving"

Sadly, I did not pack any vintage. I knew I was going to be doing a lot of outdoor/physical activity, so I figured it wasn't worth the risk. Unfortunately since Norway is a rather wealthy country, everything is expensive, and there really isn't much in the way of vintage. I did, however find a cute dress from the 40's for 40 krone (roughly 7 bucks) and some pretty and really old ( I think) lace. I will have to do an outfit post with the dress, even though it is pretty damaged. I mostly bought it as a souvenir, but I may be able to fix it up a bit. 

Anyway, 2:30 in the morning is when people like me (any people) should be sleeping! 

Night. :)