14 days!

Everyday is going past so fast. I feel like I should enjoy the time more and hang out with friends, but I am so busy with Hillsong Conference that I don`t have time.

Next week is going to be a superbusy week! It is the last week before 30 thousand people are coming together to have the most amazing conference! We also need to pack everything, print out flight tickets, say goodbye to people and get rid of millions of stuff.

I can`t believe 12 months have gone so fast. It has honestly been the best 12 month of my life, I am changed for life. And I love the marriage God has given me, we are now ready for a new season!

July 2011: The day we left Norway heading for Australia.

August: First service

September: Opera house!

October: First day at the pool!

November:Kangaroos!

December: Christmas Spectacular

January: New year!

February: My birthday!

March: Picnic with housemates

April:Our lovely family visiting

May: Norwegian Independence day!

June:Vivid Sydney!

July: We are leaving! Oh gosh I am going to miss this place!

Inspiration for my home

Selv om vi bare skal leie en leilighet, så er det viktig å begynne å planlegge hvordan det skal se ut. Jeg gleder meg som en unge gleder seg til sukkerspinn til middag! Rumpa mi vil bare sitte i denne stolen og se på bilder av fine hus. Det klør i fingrene etter å få kjøpt inn litt, og gjøre leiligheten koselig og presentabel.

Vi har faktisk klart å komme til en ca enighet. Og jeg har fått lov til å splashe inn med littegranne farger.

Vår leilighet skal fylles opp med naturlige og lyse vegger, mørke møbler, og varme farger i dekorasjonene til å varme opp. Jeg gleder meg!

Pinterest har blitt min gode venn, når det kommer til interiør tips. Så her er en del ting jeg liker, kanskje det kan hjelpe deg også?

Dette er mitt absolutt drømmekjøkken! Åh jeg skulle bodd på det kjøkkenet!

En dag….<3

With getting our own apartement, I am so excited to be able to decorate and make our own home. For know it is just renting, but there is nothing wrong with getting prepared for the one day dream. So I posted some pictures that I have gathered for inspiration!

19 days left!

Wow! Dagene fyker! Om 19 dager sitter jeg på flyet og gjør meg klar for en 24 timer tur mot Sola, Norway. Skal dere vente på meg der eller?

I dag var det deilig norsk sommer! Satt ute i sola og spiste lunsj og kastet av meg jakken i stor og herlig glede. Åh livet er så godt når det er sol ute!

Wow! The days goes by so quickly! In 19 days we are already sitting on the airplane ready for a 24 hours flight to Sola. Are you guys going to meet me there?

 

Today has been a beautiful Norwegian summer! I sat out in the lunch break, eating my lunch and throwing my jacket of in a state of happiness! Life is so good when there is some sunshine!

Nyter været!

Søndag er min favorittdag, vi ble invitert på koselig middag hos et kjempehyggelig tyskt par. Solen bestemte seg for å titte frem, og da ble det så varm at vi måtte sette oss ute. Rundt en tjue grader ble det! Herlig! Litt ironisk å sitte her i vinterstid og ha bedre temperatur en dere der hjemme i Norge, hehe. Det skal hvertfall nytes!

Trillet nesten ned av stolen etter deilig to porsjoner lasagne, masse salat og nyydelig dessert. Åh så deilig å være ferdig med fasten! Nå skal resten av dagen nytes!

Ønsker dere alle en kjempe god søndag!

Amerikansk sjokoladekake med marshmallows

Tenkte å bake denne igjen snart, den var en kjempe god kake!

Er du glad i sjokolade og marshmallows så er det sikkert noe som faller i smak. Tenkte hvertfall å dele oppskriften med dere.

Ingredienser:

3 store egg

3 dl sukker

150 g smør

0,75 dl kakao

2,5 dl hvetemel

1/2 ts bakepulver

10 stk marshmallows

Glasur:

100 g kokesjokolade

0,5 dl kremfløte

Fremgangsmåte:

Pisk egg og sukker til tykk eggedosis. Smelt smøret i en kjele. Ta kjelen av platen. Ha i kakao og rør til den har løst seg opp. Bland sjokoladesmøret i eggedosisen. Sikt i mel og bakepulver og rør til deigen er glatt og klumpfri. Del hver marshmallows i fire biter og bland dem forsiktig inn i deigen.

Hell deigen i en rund kakeform som er 26 cm i diameter (går også ann med 24) med bakepapir i bunnen. Stek kaken på rist nederst i ovnen på 160 grader i 50-60 min. Avkjøl kaken i formen. Løsne den fra formen med en skarp kniv. Ta den ut av formen og dra av bakepapiret. Sett kaken på et passende fat.

Kok opp kremfløten i en liten kjele. Ta kjelen av platen og ha i sjokoladen oppdelt i biter. Rør til sjokoladen har smeltet. Ringle glasuren over kaken og sett den i kjøleskapet til glasuren har stivnet.

Tips:

Til glasuren kan du bytte ut kremfløten med kaffe eller likør.

Kaken er ekstra god hvis du hakker opp små sjokoladebiter, strør det over kaken og lar det smelte litt.

Bon Apetitè

Ja takk, begge deler

Slik som Ole Brumm alltid pleide å si, «Ja takk, begge deler».

Og det er akkurat det jeg har planer om når jeg kommer hjem og livet mitt faller litt på plass. Jeg ønsker meg alt! Derfor har jeg skrevet ned en liste over alt jeg ønsker meg i fremtiden. Det kommer nok til å ta hundrevis av år med den lista jeg har, men greit å få skrevet det ned så jeg slipper å tenke meg ihjel på det.

Og ja, denne listen er like aktuell til jul og bursdager i fremtiden. Alle jenter må ha en slik liste! Er du klar?

Jeg ønsker meg:

  • Joico hårkur
  • Smilelab
  • Treningsklær og sko
  • Medlemskap på trening
  • Undertøy
  • Fin pysj
  • Uggs
  • Nye sko
  • Ny veske
  • Sjerf
  • Luer
  • Little Big Planet 2
  • Iphone
  • Ny Pc
  • Krølltang og rettetang i ett
  • Klær
  • Beatle (bil)
  • Lappen
  • Videokamera
  • Gavekort på interiørbutikker
  • Restene av serviset vårt
  • Alt av dekorasjonsverkøty til baking
  • Kakeformer
  • Sprøyteposer med tupper
  • One piece som er stripete rosa og hvit
  • The Mentalist sesongene
  • Modern Family sesongene
  • Gossip Girl sesongene
  • Desperate Housewives sesongene
  • En bibelforklarer, med hebraiske ord,symbolforklaringer osv
  • Kokebøker
  • Kristen bokklubb medlemskap (Francine Rivers osv)
  • Norgesglass i haugevis!
  • Synstest
  • Tannlegetime (jeg har minst tre hull)
  • Frisørtime
  • Hårkur hos frisør
  • Rayban Pilotbriller

Jeg følte meg plutselig ti kilo lettere! Puh!

I just needed to put out everything I wanted the next year, it is everything from clothes, to books to Rayban sunglasses. I just neede to get it out! 

Do you have a wish list?

Let me make your life easier-17tips!

1. Reheat Pizza
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove , set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

2. Easy Deviled Eggs
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing roughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

3. Expanding Frosting
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

4. Reheating Refrigerated Bread
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated , place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

5. Newspaper Weeds Away
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

6. Picking Up Broken Glass
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can’t see easily.

7. No More Mosquitoes
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

8. Squirrel Away!
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the squirrels won’t come near it.

9. Flexible Vacuum
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

10. Reducing Static Cling
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and — ta da! — static is gone.

11. Unsticky Measuring Cups
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

12. Foggy Windshield?
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

13. Reopening Envelopes
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.

14. Smoother Legs With Conditioner
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It’s a lot cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It’s also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn’t like when you tried it in your hair…

15. Goodbye Fruit Flies
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
To get rid of pesky fruit flies , take a small glass fill it 1/2″ with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid , mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

16. Get Rid of Ants
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it “home”, can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains , but it works & you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

17. Info About Clothes Dryers
17 Tips To Make Your Life Easier
The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the sink, ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material – I’m sure you know what your dryer’s lint filter looks like.

WELL…the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn’t go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that’s what burns out the heating unit. You can’t SEE the film , but it’s there. It’s wha t is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free – that nice fragrance too, you know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box, well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen This is also what causes dryer units to catch fire & potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (& to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out & wash it with hot soapy water & an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long!

Did it help you?

It helped me!

My new chicken friend!

I morgen har jeg hatt en uke med Daniel faste, og selv om det er hardt må jeg si at jeg elsker det! Det har skjedd mye mer denne ene uka enn det, det har gjort de siste månedene.

Jeg vet at det ikke har blitt så mye annet enn mine indre tanker og det jeg opplever fortiden, men jeg bruker egentlig bare tiden i denne flotte skinnsofaen. Her har jeg varmeflaska mi, pledd, sjerf, mine bøker og min nye gode venn: Kylling pennen min.

Jeg fikk den av en hyggelig kineser som var så begeistra for at jeg og Fredrik hadde shoppet nesten hele souvernir butikken hans. » Don`t stop shopping» sa han med et smil mens han klappet Fredrik på skulderen, og vi var lydige. Så når vi skulle betale fikk vi da denne kyllingpennen som premie. «Nicee dayy» sa han i det vi gikk ut døra, og jeg vil nok tro at det var en lykkens dag for han. Jeg synes denne pennen var ganske idiotisk, og prøvde faktisk å rive av hodet på den. Men Gud hadde andre planer. Den har blitt min beste venn, gjennom alt. Den er så fantastisk å skrive med, og den bare flyter side opp og side ned.

Med tanke på at jeg gjør ikke noe annet fortiden enn å sitte her og fordype meg i bibeler og andre smarte bøker, har vi nå blitt så gode venner at jeg blir sur når Fredrik prøver å bruke den. Den er MIN nå, jeg brukte den først.

My precious!

Today it has been a week of Daniel fasting and I love it! I know that there has been a lot about my thoughts lately, but I really only use time in this beautiful leather chair.  Here in this chair I have my hot water bottle, blanket, scarf, my books and my new good friend: My Chickenpen

I got it from a nice chinese guy who was so overly happy  that we had shopped almost his whole souvenir shop. «Don` t stop shopping «he said with a smile as he patted Fredrik on his shoulder, and we were obedient of course. So when we were paying we got the chicken pen as a prize. «Nicee dayy» he said as we walked out the door, and I will probably think that it was the best day ever in this chinese guys life. I think this pen was pretty stupid, and actually tried to rip off the chicken head. But God had other plans. It has become my best friend. It is so wonderful to write with, and it is just like it flows on the pages when I am writing.

Given that I do nothing else the past week than to sit here and immerse myself in the Bible and other smart books, we have now become such good friends that I get grumpy when Fredrik tries to use it. It is MY now, I used it first.

My precious!

I draw a line

In the beginning of the year, God gave me a promise. A promise of freedom in an area of my life.

I trusted him and have waited faithfully. I have to be honest and say that these last months I started to doubt if it was actually going to happen, I have been praying about it since we came. Today, LAST day of college he fulfilled it. It just made me laugh, I just love how God works!! He kept is promise, and I will forever be grateful for what he did to me today.

So today I draw a line. I draw a line in the sand, and I step over it and keep walking forward. I will not look back, and I know that the enemy will not step over that line ever again.

So often we let things from the past, hurt, jealousy, people make our life misreable. We still blame them and make excuses for our present life and difficult roads. It is so stupid! Why lay down on the ground and say «Yes enemy, just step on me its ok»

No! He doesn`t have that power at all, and anyways we let him do it. We need to tell ourselves and the enemy the truth. And the truth is not a thing, not a feeling it is a person, Jesus. That truth died for us, so we could have freedom.

It is time to kick some butts and start getting angry and fighting back! I am going to let the enemy be sorry for the behaviour he has been having in that area in my life. Not anymore, not today! Today I choose the truth, and that is freedom!

Do you need to kick some butts? Do it, it felt sooo good!

Yes that is me, don`t I look scary?

Pikekyss med sjokolade/ Girlkisses

Et smell kyss blandet med litt sjokolade må jo være den perfekte smaksblandingen.
Derfor er disse pikekyssene med sjokolade så utrolig gode! Kjempe enkelt å lage også!
Er du klar?
  • Ingredienser

          2 eggehviter
120 gram sukker
mørk sjokolade

  • Tilberedning

Fremgangsmåten er som følger: Rengjør bolle og visp grundig. Hvis det er rester av fett, vil det være vanskelig å få pisket eggehvitene luftige nok. Derfor er det også viktig at det ikke er eggeplomme sammen med hviten.

Ha eggehvite og 1/3 av sukkeret i bollen og pisk til du har en myk, hvit krem. Vend i resten av sukkeret og pisk videre til du har en stiv krem. Når du tror den er ferdig, kan det være lurt å vispe i fem minutter til, for den må virkelig være stiv og luftig.

Porsjoner kremen i små hatter i en langpanne med smurt bakepapir.
Stek ved 120 grader på nederste rille i ovnen. Hvis du har varmluftsovn, kan du ha mye lavere temperatur, 80-90 grader. Marengsen er best når den er sprø og luftig ytterst og fortsatt litt klissete inni. Det tar som regel rundt 50 minutter, litt avhengig av ovnen din.

Smelt en sjokolade du liker jeg kjørte en mørk sjokolade, og ha over marengsene. La det avkjøles…

NB: La marengsene stå litt i ovnen før du tar de ut, da slipper du at de kan risikere å  «falle sammen».

Enjoy!

Ja jeg er på faste, så nei jeg har ikke spist dette. Satt bare og siklet over oppskriftene mine, og tenkte jeg måtte dele denne.

Marengs with chocolate! So good! In Norway we call these girlkisses, and it is true. It is as sweet as a beautiful girls kisses, and with some chocolate on top they are just incredible good! Are you ready?

  • You need: 2 eggwhites, 150g sugar, and some dark chocolate.
  • How to: Beat the eggwhite and 1/3 of the sugar or in a mixer on full speed until it is well mixed. Then pour inn the rest of the sugar and mix for around 15 minutes, until you get a nice mareng. Use a tablespoon to put small kisses on a baking tray with baking paper on. Bake at 120 degrees on the bottom shelf. It usually takes 50 minutes. They are best when they are crispy on the outside and greasy inside. 

Enjoy!