Mother ´ s Day Table Setting + Gift Ideas…

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mother´s day, table setting, mother´s day brunch, mother´s day gifts, pink and gold table scape, little cakes, pink dress, fashion blogger, house decor, home decor, table decor

mother´s day, table setting, mother´s day brunch, mother´s day gifts, pink and gold table scape, little cakes, pink dress, fashion blogger, house decor, home decor, table decor

mother´s day, table setting, mother´s day brunch, mother´s day gifts, pink and gold table scape, little cakes, pink dress, fashion blogger, house decor, home decor, table decor

mother´s day, table setting, mother´s day brunch, mother´s day gifts, pink and gold table scape, little cakes, pink dress, fashion blogger, house decor, home decor, table decor

mother´s day, table setting, mother´s day brunch, mother´s day gifts, pink and gold table scape, little cakes, pink dress, fashion blogger, house decor, home decor, table decor

mother´s day, table setting, mother´s day brunch, mother´s day gifts, pink and gold table scape, little cakes, pink dress, fashion blogger, house decor, home decor, table decor

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Happy Friday you guys,

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Mother´s Day isn´t far away so I wanted to share this cute table setting with you today. You can invite all of your mom friends a day early and celebrate motherhood or you invite your mom and grandma to celebrate this special day with them.

It will be my second Mother´s Day this year and as rewarding it is to be a mom it definitely is as hard. The constant looking our for your little one that they are safe and have everything they need is intense at times but to be honest I always wanted to be mom and I wouldn´t have it any other way.

The pandemic hasn´t made it easy to find other mom´s with babies so I am glad two of my friends also became moms last year.

So for the table setting I choose an all pink and gold color theme mixed in with lace and gorgeous flowers. Overall it is a very feminine and romantic vibe. I just love how it turned out.

The little cakes are from a local bakery and husband couldn´t wait for the shot to be over so he could have one with his coffee.

Celebrating this day never had more meaning to me than today and I am so happy to be Emilia´s mom.

Since we are all someone´s daughter I am linking a few things I think would make great gifts for your mom on Mother´s Day.

 


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The perfect Christmas dessert – cranberry chocolate cake…


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Hi guys,

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usually this close to Christmas I have my Christmas menu all together and already tried but neither of both has happened so far. I am still not done with the finishing touches of my main course and I don´t have a dessert. But that is about to change.

What do you think of this beautiful Christmas inspired cranberry chocolate cake. I think it looks so great and would definitely be a treat for the holidays. Anyone with me?

You may think it is super hard to make but in fact it isn´t at all. It definitely takes less time in comparison to many other cakes/cupcakes I have made and looks really festive.

So let´s put on our aprons and get started:

Ingredients dough:
– 5 eggs
– 150 gr. of sugar
– 1 table spoon of vanilla sugar
– 150 gr. of flour
– 1 1/2 tea spoons of baking soda
– 3 table spoons of cocoa

Be sure to double the dough and bake it in two pans cause it won´t be enough for the whole cake.  

Ingredients filling:
–  1 glass of cranberries
– 1 litre of heavy cream
– 12 sheets of white gelatin
– 5 table spoons of vanilla sugar

Ingredients topping:

– 150 gr. of dark chocolate couverture
– a few spoons of cranberries
– mix eggs and sugar and stir until fluffy
– add the other dry ingredients and stir for another 2 mintues (best to use a kitchen mashine)
– pour batter into 2 cake pans (be sure you doubled the ingredients for the dough, otherwise it won´t be enough)
– bake for 25 minutes at 160 degrees
–  meanwhile melt the dark chocolate couverture and spread between two baking sheet
– roll them up and let the chocolate cool down in the fridge
– after your cake layers have cooled down coat both with the cranberries 
 – now whip your cream (add the gelatine afterwards, be sure to follow the constructions on the packaging) and add the sugar while doing so
– spread the half of your whipped cream mixture on the first cake layer and top with second cake layer, then spread the rest of your mixture
 – be sure to keep the cake ring around it and let it cool for three hours or over night
– garnish with cranberries
– open your parchment paper roll of dark chocolate couverture and spread it over your cake  
– et voilà you have the perfect Christmas cake or Christmas dessert
If you are making the cake please tell me if you liked it. My mom was obsessed over it and she usually never likes anything.
Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.
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Modern Christmas Dinner Table Scape in Pink, Black + Gold…

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Hello friends,
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are you making progress in your Christmas preparations? I definitely do. After decking the halls and wrapping all of the presents and visiting several advent markets I have finally tackled our dinner table. Like every year our families come together on the 25th of December for a Christmas dinner I am hosting. 
I have a different table scape every season (it usually matches the color I have decorated my tree) and this year I only made a little change. I wanted the table scape to be black, gold and pink like the ornaments on the tree but (I recently discovered this) the gold on the ornaments is silver – oh boy. Since I already had all the pieces I needed and didn´t want to get everything gold in silver I just went with the gold.
Here is a picture I took as inspiration:
 
 (source via Pinterest)

So I got a black tablecloth and started to decorate. The black and white place mats where the hardest to find (or at least I thought so) but since Ikea has a lot of different ones I decided to have a look at their site and voila they went straight into my cart. I really thought this is going to take ages to find similar ones but these are very similar. 

I decided to go with white plates rather than black ones and I also didn´t have any black so since I already got everything I also didn´t want to get out again to get new plates. The pink cotton napkins are from amazon and they are great. A super soft and well made material and the color is so pretty. 
The water glasses are H&M and I am using these over and over again also for our Thanksgiving dinner (view the post here). They are at a great price point and look great.
For a festive touch I added these little pink rose arrangements to the table and also the glittery champagne bottle ornaments and brass candlesticks with the rose pink candles.

It isn´t a typical Christmas dinner table in the traditional way but it is in no way less festive. I am probably gonna have red all over next year cause at some point I miss the traditional colors. 

By adding the Freixenet bottles (by the way my favorite bubbly drink) I wanted to make sure that everyone can handle the aperitif situation as they like. I always have some folks who don´t like the bubbly at all.


Since I am serving a menu there is no need for several matching dishes to place the food on the table.The only thing I forgot in the pictures is my water carafe with the golden rim. 


Do you have planned your table scape already and what are your colors this year? Or maybe I have given you just as much inspo that you setting it up like this?


As always thanks for stopping by and check back every day this week for lots of Christmas themed posts.

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Holiday Party – frosty table scape in silver and white + Giveaway winners…

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Hi guys,
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I am finally sharing the winter wonderland inspired table scape I set up for our holiday party two weeks ago!!! How can it possibly be almost the middle of December. Christmas is on the day two weeks away and there is so much I wanted to get done before. 

So first things first. Let´s start by sharing this adorable table scape with you so I can at least cross one thing of my list. 

I wanted to have an all whimsical and frosty table scape for this years Holiday party (party for our friends, not family there) so I incorporated lots of white and silver. By putting it together I had a little fear that it could turn out super boring but I absolutely loved it in the end.

I went with gray table runners speckled with white stars and snowflakes all over. To stay in the theme the platters where also silver as most of the table decor. The cotton napkins are also a light hue of gray. Meanwhile I prefer cotton napkins over disposable ones cause you just need to wash them and they are ready for their next use. Aaaand they add a much more luxe look to the whole table. The napkin rings are the most funny and pretty I have seen in a while and they completed the theme perfectly.
 So for the decoration I added a silver garland to beginn with. In the middle of the garland I put the candle holder including gray candles. For the rest of the table decor I opted for silver and white ornaments. I really love decorating with ornaments and since there are so many different shapes and colors it will probably never get old. To add some wintery and frosty feels I got a bunch of pinecones from our drug store and also a little wodden sleigh and glittery trees. 
The rest of it was kept pretty simple. White plates, silver cutlery and simple glasses. I really didn´t want to loose the focus on the decor.  
As a little guest favor I got these adorable little Raffaelo snowflakes.
It was such a nice evening with lots of stories and laugther and everybody was filled with good food and drinks as they left. 
Are you planning on inviting your friends for a holiday party into your home? Be sure to check out last years table scape here.
And now I am sharing what everyone is waiting for. The giveaway winners for:
– the pink plaid blanket scarf – Colleen B.
– the statement earrings – Jasmin F.
– the Yankee Candle in Holiday Sage – Jasmin F.
Congratulations. Be sure to check your mails as I am going to write you for further details.
Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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