Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Sunday

Autumn has well and truly arrived. I love sweater weather, leaves changing colours, chilly evenings and, of course, pumpkin in all forms.
Famous spicy, comforting, sugary treat is loved by many, however the addiction to Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte can get very expensive ;)

Home made version is healthier, cheaper and tastes better; it's also very easy to whip up!
To makes 2 lattes you will need:

2 tablespoons pumpkin puree
spices: 1/2 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg, ground black pepper
2 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp sugar
2 cups whole milk 
2 shots espresso or strong brewed coffee
Optional: whipped cream to top the latte
In a small saucepan cook the pumpkin with a pinch of black pepper over medium heat until it's hot. Add spices and cook for 2 more minutes stirring constantly. Add sugar and stir the mixture until it's brown and bubbling.
Warm the milk, pour it into the blender, add vanilla extract and process until frothy.

Divide coffee between two glasses, add pumpkin syrup and the frothed milk. Top with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or whipped cream and enjoy!

Mood Board - Autumn Leaves

Saturday

“Use what you have, use what the world gives you. Use the first day of fall: bright flame before winter's deadness; harvest; orange, gold, amber; cool nights and the smell of fire. Our tree-lined streets are set ablaze, our kitchens filled with the smells of nostalgia: apples bubbling into sauce, roasting squash, cinnamon, nutmeg, cider, warmth itself. The leaves as they spark into wild color just before they die are the world's oldest performance art, and everything we see is celebrating one last violently hued hurrah before the black and white silence of winter.” 
― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way



Inkspiration

Friday

I've been wanting to get a tattoo for some time now. 

There's something beautiful about these little works of art on the skin. Here are a few tattoos I loved (especially Shakespeare quote tattoo - perfect for a Shakespeare nerd like me ;))

They make me want to get inked even more!

Do you have any tattoos or plan on having one?


Images via weheartit and Pinterest

Life Update

Sunday

This week has been a roller coaster for me. 

Due to a few problems, I had to change my plans completely and did not move to London. Deferred my university entry to 2015 and going to spend a year with the family. 

I have to admit, I've never been this disappointed. But moving on. There's always something good in everything that happens. I get to live with the family (really missed them), rest and take care of my health now. I know everything is going to be all right in the end.




How to Have a Happier Monday

Tuesday

Get up early enough to have time for a nice cup of coffee and a good breakfast.
Listen to your favourite tunes on the way to the office…

Now you have to survive the day at work ;)
...Phew, you made it!

Now grab a few girlfriends…
And head to town.

It’s cocktail time!

Start off with the Sex on the Beach...
And catch up on alllll the gossip.

Move on to the delicious Tequila Sunrise. Mmm, the winner!
Why not head to the dance floor? Serious mood booster!

Finish the evening with the Caipirinha...
Silly selfies mandatory!
Realise it’s gotten sooo late and run home like a Cinderella ;)

Repeat on any day you want.

Currently Loving

Friday

First of all, it's Friday! Finally.
 
I am loving the fact that the summer is over. Yes, some people don't like summer (gasp!) and terrible heeeaaat. Also, I'll be in London in a few weeks and starting uni in September! So excited!

Here are some lovely stuff I am currently loving...
 


 



These cats that look like pin up girls! 
Naww I want a kitten! 
 
 
What are you currently loving? xo

 
 

Lately

Monday

Listening to... good ol' rock.

Watching... Misfits! One of the weirdest series ever (I love it, obviously lol)

Eating... lots of salads.

Drinking... coffee, even more than usually. Which is A LOT.

Wearing... all black.

Feeling... excited and (very) anxious, moving to London next month!

Wanting... to start travelling again. Having a very bad case of wanderlust.

Thinking... about near future...

Enjoying... few glasses of white wine and home made ice cream.

And... finally spending some time quality time with this pretty lady and her baby girl!


What have you been up to? xo