31 December 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year MMXI

HAPPY NEW YEAR ♥

17 December 2010

Nature in winter

Winterberries

Snowy Trees

There is a lot of snow outside now and really cold. But it is beautiful in its own way though :) I want to wish you all a wonderful weekend!

14 December 2010

Free Actions

I made some actions for free

Maria Kallins Lovely Actions 02

Maria Kallins Lovely Actions 03

Download here: Download

These are made in Photoshop CS 4 extended edition (I am not sure wether they work in other versions of Photoshop or not)

23 November 2010

Etsy Xmas & BOGO Sale in my shop



Hello everyone,

not only do I have a BOGO sale going on in my Etsy shop, but now I also offer you a Xmas sale if you order before november is over.

When checking out write this coupon code XMAS2010 and you will get a 30% discount off the items.

Hurry hurry :)

http://mariakallin.etsy.com/

(BOGO - Buy One Get One for free)

09 November 2010

Lovely latte mugs







I got these beautiful mugs in the mail yesterday, I won them at Divas and Dreams giveaway "contest" - there is a new giveaway going on right now, so go over there and participate :)

http://divasanddreams.blogspot.com/

04 November 2010

And so I got a cold


And this is how I cure myself... with some rum, sugar, cinnamon and lime. It really works, here is the recipe for you:

Cold Cure

Water (enough for 1-2 mugs)
3-4 Cinnamon Sticks
1-2 teaspoons of unrefined sugar
1 lime
Dark rum or whiskey (optional)

Description:
Por water into a pan, add the cinnamon sticks and bring to boil. Boil for a little while (like 1-2 minutes) then take it to the side and then let stand for 5 minutes.

Add the sugar into a mug, pour the cinnamon water over the sugar and stir until the sugar has melted.

Split the lime in half and squeeze the juice from the lime into the cup (you can add the juice from both halves or just from one half it is a matter of taste). Then add the rum.

Drink up while hot. The best time for this is in the evening before you go to bed and when you wake up the next morning you will feel much better.

(This will make you sweat a bit more than usual just so that you know and don't get scared ;-))

Cheers and get better soon!

03 November 2010

What's wrong with my dog?



She refuses to look at the camera and I have no idea why. It does not matter what I do, the photos of her always ends up like this...

02 November 2010

Recipe & Free Printables









I made Marinated Cucumber today and I love it ♥

Here is the recipe for you:

Marinated Cucumber
This marinated cucumber makes a perfect complement to the swedish dish "Meatballs with potatoes".


Ingredients:
1 large cucumber
1/2 cup of water
2 tbsp vinegar (12%)
3 dashes of salt
1 dash of white pepper
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp chopped parsley

A jar for storage.

Description:
1. Mix the water, vinegar, salt, white pepper and the sugar well together in a bowl.
2. Slice the cucumber into thin slices and lay them in the jar, pour over the liquid.
3. Add the chopped parsley and mix well.
3. Let stand and chill for one hour before serving.

You can also download a printable sheet with two recipe cards (one with this recipe on and a blank card) and with one label to print and hang around your jar :)

Download here:
Download Printable Sheet (pdf-file)

01 November 2010

Autumn Love ♥

Autumn can be so beautiful sometimes, even on rainy days...

Withering

Golden leaves

Rosehips


Beginning