It's always time for tea

Katie’s Carrot Cake | Recipe

Believe it or not, I’ve been on a successful baking streak. As comfortable as I feel with pots and pans and vegetables, unfortunately I’m a terrible baker. I’m a very “pinch of this, bit of that” type of cook, and that just doesn’t work in baking. Pair that with a less-than-optimal oven, and you’ve got yourself heaps of black cakes with raw centres. Every now and then however, I run into a baking recipe that for some reason just works. There is one blog in particular where I nearly always succeed when I try one of the recipes: Chocolate Covered Katie. I’ve been following her blog for a few years now as her recipes are all vegan, healthy (compared to traditional recipes) and easy.

When my birthday came around and I wanted to treat my guests to some homemade cake, Chocolate Covered Katie is who I turned to. I decided to give her Healthy Carrot Cake a go, and it was a huge success. It’s moist, sweet, delicious… Just perfect. Definitely give this one a go if you’re looking for a healthy-ish vegan homemade treat!

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Dutch Tea Festival

There’s a really exciting event coming up in the Netherlands that I’d like to tell you about, just in case any of you are able to make it there, as I’m sure you’ll absolutely love it: it’s the Dutch Tea Festival!

The event is held in a hall in Utrecht, and will be divided into three sections: the market hall, the tea garden, and the workshop spaces.

At the market hall there’ll be over 40 stands selling tea and tea-related items, including… LOEPSIE TEA GARDEN! I’ll be at the festival selling my perfume in a stand at the market 🙂 I’m so excited! You’ll be able to meet me there for a chat too, of course.
When you enter the festival, you get a goodie bag which includes a tasting cup that you can take with you to all the stalls to try their teas. Infinite tasting opportunities.

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18th Century Hair Tutorial | Hulu Harlots

Yes, the hair tutorial is here! In today’s video I’m going to show you how to recreate a gorgeous 18th century hairstyle inspired by the Hulu original show Harlots, which is set in Georgian London. We’re also going to talk about the hair trends of the period. Enjoy watchin and be sure to check out Harlots, streaming on Hulu every Wednesday!

Liberation Day & Moving News | Loepsie’s Life

Happy Monday everybody! We finally got some sunshine again this weekend, yay! Spring was off to a great start but we seem to have gone straight into autumn now. Let’s hope it’s temporary and the sun returns for a bit longer soon 🙂 I had a good week with some fun activities, but I also struggled with some intense PMS. Let’s take a look at all the photos I took!

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