Friday DIY Roundup

Happy Friday!

Although I'm not healed yet, I'm feeling much better and am headed out for a few days of girls vacation in Sevilla (Spain), a birthday gift from a dear friend.

If you're celebrating, I hope you'll have a wonderful Easter (if you're looking for last minute projects, check out my Pinterest board dedicated to Easter). And whether you're celebrating or not, I hope you'll have a fabulous weekend.

See you next Friday!

 DIY Roundup of the week:

1. DIY Whitney bracelets (hand dyed with kool-aid!) from For the Makers
2. Dripped concrete planter DIY from A Beautiful Mess
3. How to add your own leather sleeves from Say Yes
4. Edible flower ice pops from Free People
5. How to make herb-infused balms for healing + headaches from Henry Happened
6. DIY braided cuff from Honestly WTF

Have a gorgeous weekend and see you next Friday!

Easy Asparagus Polenta

I've been debating whether or not I should post a few recipes here. I wanted to, but as I mentioned a few times that I'm not a fantastic cook, I felt a little embarrassed. I ended up thinking that my very limited skills in cooking are exactly the reason why I should be posting recipes. I know firsthand that expert food bloggers' recipes are sometimes intimidating for bad cooks. I can't recall how many recipes I messed up because they were too complicated/long/hard for me. If you can relate, let me assure you one thing: if I can cook it, you definitely can cook it too.

This recipe is super easy, can be whipped up in twenty minutes no matter your skill level and actually tastes delicious (and springy). Hope you'll try it and enjoy it!

Ingredients (serves 4 to 6)
  • 1 bunch fresh white asparagus
  • 2 cups milk (1/2 l.)
  • 2 cups water (1/2 l.)
  • 1 1/2 cup polenta (250g)
  • grated parmesan cheese to taste (I used approx. 1/2 cup)
  • salt and peper to taste

1. Wash the asparagus and gently pat them dry.
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, drop asparagus in and cook about 8 minutes. Remove and drain.
3. In a pot, bring water and milk to a boil. 
4. Reduce the heat to medium. Sprinkle half the polenta and stir (I used a wooden spoon) until it starts forming a paste (about two minutes). Then add the other half of the polenta and keep stirring for about 8 more minutes. Add the grated parmesan cheese plus salt and pepper to taste and stir for 2 more minutes.
5. Add the asparagus to the mix. You can either cut them into large chunks before adding them, or keep them whole.
6. Blend everything together.

That's it! Told you, easy peasy.

Three Things

Three things I'm loving today:

1. Days are getting warmer and warmer, which means frozen delights will soon be in order! I've bookmarked this gorgeous and delicious looking roasted strawberry ice cream from Novice Housewife- I'll try to adapt the recipe to make it a sherbet, wish me luck!

2. Eat well, travel often is officially my new motto (wait, did I have a motto until today?). Beautiful illustration and typography by Mint Magazine.

3. I'm getting more and more interested in sewing my own clothes. I'm a beginner (like, if there was a level that came before the beginner level, that's where I'd be) and this adorable pleated skirt from Oh, Everything Handmade looks beginner-friendly. Yay!