jueves, 31 de octubre de 2013

Sunday Market Amsterdam

Good morning,

I have another tip for this weekend, the Sunday Market Amsterdam at the Westergasfabriek.

From 12 to 18 expect to find live music, workshops and lots of original jewelry, fashion, bags, etc. If the weather is not that great, don´t worry! Part of the market will be inside at the Zuiveringshal West.



miércoles, 30 de octubre de 2013

Coming up, museum night Amsterdam!

Good evening,

This Saturday (2nd of November) is Museum Night here in Amsterdam. 

50 museums are doing special shows, live music, art projects, workshops (cocktails, dancing with zombies, photo booths...), etc. from 7pm till 2am.

Tickets start at 17.95€ giving you access Saturday night to all locations and free public transport plus another day to one location of the list until the 31st of December, in case you don´t have time to see it all.

The official website recommends going to their facebook page if you are looking for information in English.

Hope you enjoy!



martes, 29 de octubre de 2013

DYI birthday cards

Good evening,

No, I didn´t make these for my own birthday, it´s just that October is a very popular month :) I tried to keep them simple since the background print was busy. The part with the cute flags is actually a name tag for presents but I thought it was a cute reminder of the garlands you can hang up for children birthday parties.

So, what do you think of them?



lunes, 28 de octubre de 2013

No top 5 but great weekend

Good evening everybody!

Even with a storm heading our way (in case you haven´t heard we have hard wind today in Holland which is affecting traffic) I am happy to be sharing something sweet from this past weekend. 

I wanted to surprise my family back home because of my birthday and since they love sweets as much as I do (I had to get it from someone, right?) I thought it would be great to send them some cupcakes. So I got in touch with my school friend Maria who is, among other things, a great baker and has this lovely blog El Baúl de Gretel: she helped me pick the flavors and made sure they were delivered on time.

Now my only problem is that I didn´t get to try them myself! but I heard they were delicious as well as pretty, see for yourselves: 



viernes, 25 de octubre de 2013


Good evening,

Today I wanted to share the easy garland I made to give the house a bit of birthday feeling. They are paper cupcakes on a string, you can combine different colors and sizes, it´s really easy! I wished mine were a bit more bright but these were the ones I had at home.

(as you can see it was very sunny here in Amsterdam yesterday)

Have a great weekend!


jueves, 24 de octubre de 2013

Good excuse

Good morning,

I don´t have to try hard to make an excuse for not posting yesterday, today is my birthday!!!! good enough? I hope so...

The sun is shinning so I will head out to the Albert Cuyp market (for those of you who don´t know it, this market is close to the museumplein and the Heineken experience) I love going there because you can find lots of fresh fruit and veggies, bread, flowers, cheese, etc. And I will get some cake as well (as if you didn´t know me :)

As for the ones planning for the weekend I recommend 24H Noord an initiative to show what´s going on in each neighborhood, focused this time on the other side of the IJ river. 

Think of music, brunches, activities for kids, etc. Interested? check http://www.iamsterdam.com/en-GB/experience/what-to-do/whats-on/event-guide/october/24hnoord/programme



martes, 22 de octubre de 2013

Tuesday baking day

Good evening!

I am finally home after a visit to the all famous Sweedish decoration store (man, I always buy more than planned :)

But what I wanted to show you are the cakes we baked this morning at the "Huis van de Wijk Lydia" (kind of a community center). We bake the cakes for free (ingridients are payd for) and they sell them at the bar to raise some money to keep the center going. The cake is carrot cake, yummy! and the price is affordable...we will probably be changing cakes so come along to try it while it´s there: Roelof Hartplein 2a  http://huisvandewijklydia.nl/contact/start


Don´t they look good? they are still missing the topping. Today we only baked two because of the fall holidays.



lunes, 21 de octubre de 2013

Weekend top 5

Good morning!

This is my top 5 of this last weekend:

1. Breakfast at home on Sunday with views of Amsterdam´s marathon!

2. Succesfully baking lasagna in not so new oven (it has crazy temperatures so everything takes longer to bake)

3. Relaxing due to being sick

4. Getting over being sick :)

5. Quick visit to the Van Gogh museum thanks to our "museumkaart" (it gives you access to almost 400 museums in Holland for a year, for only 49.95€) More information? visit http://www.museumkaart.nl/

What did you do?



viernes, 18 de octubre de 2013

Golden Laces - Amsterdam marathon

Good morning,

This weekend we will have the TCS Amsterdam marathon passing our house (on Sunday the 20th) so we are ready to cheer  the runners!!

If you are interested to know where they will go, check this link to know the route http://www.tcsamsterdammarathon.nl/files/2011/12/TCS-Amsterdam-Marathon-Parcours_2013_v2.pdf

Also, if you want to support cancer research at the VUmc Cancer Research Amsterdam you can buy your golden laces and wear them at the marathon (http://goldenlaces.alvarum.net/bestel). At the moment they have raised 4.506€!!

Other plans for the weekend?




miércoles, 16 de octubre de 2013

Hello sunshine!

Good morning (still with Spanish rythm as you can see),

Yesterday I finished my first fall project, a fall leaf garland, loosely based on this one http://liagriffith.com/make-this-paper-leaf-wreath-garland-for-fall/ from the blogger Lia Griffith.

I printed her templates (they are free to download!) and then used my own paper with different motives. The birds I found at the same store as the paper and I couldn´t resist!

What do you think?

I feel in the mood for some more projects so I have decided to make some Birthday Cards!!



martes, 15 de octubre de 2013

New location...

Welcome (again!),

We moved from http://fortheloveofamsterdamandotherthings.blog.com/sample-page/ 

After a good start but some positive reinforcement I have decided to continue my blog here and in English (hope the Spanish natives don´t get mad at me)

The week has started a bit rainy and sick (me, not the week) but I am positive it will change :)

Today I have started at the cake baking workshop and it was fun! we made carrot cake (very healthy and yummy) Next week I will remember to make pictures, to make you jealous.