When you just need a really good BEER

Greetings everyone 🙂 I have to preface this by stating that I am not a beer drinker on the regular. I usually prefer wine when I do drink. But sometimes, I find myself in a pub with friends or after a long day of yard work out in the sun and I like to try new…

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Finally Found My Wedding Shoes!

After searching high and low for the perfect indoor/outdoor wedding shoes for like …months, I finally found my pair! These awesome flats were surprisingly more affordable than their white ballet flat counterparts and have just the right mix of glam, comfort and simplicity that this stiletto whore was searching for. Yay me! One of my…

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Quirky Quotes 22.05.2017

“I am fairly certain that given a cape and a nice tiara, I could save the world.” -Leigh Stanley *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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Wedding Cake Topper Decision

Greetings earthlings 🙂 Well, we’ve finally decided how to do the cake! If you read my post about finding all the most hilarious wedding cake toppers, you know that I really craved something that show-cased our odd sense of humor. (OK, MY odd sense of humor. His humor is a bit less twisted.)  If you…

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Saturn’s Revenge : Political Therapy

Originally posted on Haute-Mind:
“A great man once said that the true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle, it is the pendulum. And when the pendulum swings too far in one direction, it will go back.”  – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  Throughout history, the United States has often been painted as a…

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Getting to know you 15.05.2017: Fave foods?

If you could eat one meal, every day, for the rest of your life, what would it be? My answer: Lobster and cheese fondue with champagne and chocolate fondue for dessert! -Mliae

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Back to Basics

A rant on today’s economic turmoil in a consumer driven society

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Louis Vuitton RTW Spring 2017 Best Looks

Originally posted on Innovation:
If I were a business woman these looks would be my go to for everyday. The monochrome pallet keeps everything neat and classy while ï»żthe harsh lines and cuts are what really makes these pieces stand out. ?With hints of snake print, gold and nudes, this collection perfectly summarises the business…

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Quirky Quotes 07.05.2017

“A lot of people become pessimists from financing optimists.” -CT Jones *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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A Few Sites That Appreciate Being Reblogged.

Hi there! When it comes to reblogging, we should never assume that all bloggers would like their work to be shared. Many do, of course, as its a great way to create awareness of ones blog. But not all blogs are the same. Many blogs are related to specialized fields or have taken a sincere…

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FROM WASTE TO TREND, ANOTHER GREAT STARTUP AWARD STORY!

Link to the original post – Click here It’s a soft Saturday afternoon when we meet up with Anita de Wit, one of the creators of circular fashion & textiles agency ReBlend and one of TEDxAmsterdamWomen Startup Award 2015 participants. In a small bustling cafĂ©, just around the corner from Amsterdam Central Station we order coffee and fresh mint…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

Hello! Welcome to my Recycled Book Reading Challenge post for my April read! I did  and did not like this one. I must admit, this is the first Ann Cleeves book that I have read. Allow me to explain. The story starts out with Magnus Taint, an older gentleman with a mental disability who is blamed…

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Random Factoids 28.04.2017

“When the mummy of Ramses II was sent to France in the mid-1970’s, it was issued a passport. Ramses’ occupation? ‘King (deceased)” *Source Interesting…. I had no idea it was ever that easy to get a passport. -Mliae

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Balsamic & Black Pepper Beets

Beets: the often under-appreciated root vegetable. I have always liked beets, but it wasn’t until I added them to my garden this past year that I feel completely, hopelessly in love with them. Sure, they’re not the easiest vegetable to eat, certainly not compared to the snap peas and green beans we snack on right…

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Desperately Seeking Sustainable Style

Originally posted on Haute-Mind:
 “Looking back in History, we see that the origins of fashion portray the character of a world built by manual techniques and natural fibers. Design was carried out as a reflection of culture and society. These are the images of an extinct world we need to recover.”   – Adriana Marina, Founder…

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Quirky Quotes 22.04.2017

“‘I’m trying to decide whether to tell you two to go get a room or go barf in a trashcan,’ Emma said. ‘I’m leaning toward the second choice. You are both getting way to weird. And gross.’ Cal barked out a laugh and slid his fingers down my arm to entwine with mine. His touch,…

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Oh no! I can’t fit into my dress!!

OMG, OMG, OMG… I am SO MAD at myself right now! It’s been 6 weeks since major surgery and I am still not allowed to do anything. Seriously, nothing. At least until my physician gives me the green light. And with 6 weeks of minimal movement & the food that accompanies, I’ve gained at a…

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Getting to know you 15.04.2017: Selective Telepathy?

If you could read minds, whose would you want to read? This one will be lots of fun, can’t wait to ‘hear’ your thoughts! My answer: My fiance’s – then I could stop asking him ‘Whatcha thinking?’ all the time. (Although this would most likely be a horrible idea) -Mliae

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I have to ask…

Is it just me, or has anyone else gotten a front row seat to witness an otherwise almost normal functioning ex’s degrading mental health after the engagement was announced? If so, please share your story. Seriously! -Mliae *Photo from Pinterest

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(Inter)Networking for Authors: An Introduction

Dane Cobain, a UK author who has published 5 awesome books, has begun writing a series of posts to help his fellow authors gain a step-up. I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to publish this portion of his series as a guest post! I am a fan, you will have seen some of…

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Chocolate Mousse With Daim and Strawberries

Originally posted on stay young and beautiful:
This delicious chocolate dessert is easy to make and requires the following few ingredients: 4 egg yolks 4 dl whipping cream 2 Daim bars (same as almond toffee/Hershey’s Heath/Skor bars) 200 gram milk chocolate Strawberries for decoration Do as follows: 1. Break the milk chocolate in small bits…

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Quirky Quotes 07.04.2017

“My grandmother was a very tough woman. She buried three husbands and two of them were just napping.” -Rita Rudner *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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Back to Wedding Planning!

Hello! Although I’m still in recovery for another couple of weeks, my brain has awoken and I realized… ‘OMG! The wedding should be in several months and we had to take this huge break from getting anything done! OMG, OMG, OMG…..’  So yeah, about that. Today, there are 2 items on my agenda that MUST…

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Tossed Egg Noodles with Pan-fried Shrimp Dumplings

Originally posted on Jn Cooking Channel:
It can’t get any simpler than this – Tossed egg noodles with pan-fried shrimp dumplings. Don’t be intimidated because of the wrapping of the dumplings. Have fun and get creative. After all, we do eat with our eyes first. But for beginners, just do the simple wonton fold, which…

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Foraging – Spring Edibles Pt. 3

Originally posted on Love Learn Wander:
This week’s foraged goodness is a real little ray of sunshine and is probably blazing its way across your lawns right now – the dandelion. If you missed last week’s instalment on Hairy Bittercress, you can find it here. Dandelions are so abundant and persistent at this time of…

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Fun and Random Factoids 28.03.2017

‘Glitter is so unique it can be used as forensic evidence if matching glitter is found at the crime scene and on the suspect since glitter often goes unnoticed by the suspect.’ *Source Strip-club goers beware 😉 -Mliae

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Is it Possible to NOT Lie?

Hi there, Today I got Busted. With a capital B, for ‘lying’. Not outright lying, or pathological lying, but white-lie lying. And when I tried to defend myself, the reply I received was ‘you lie all the time about this stuff’. I was gobsmacked. I mean…REALLY?! I’ve always considered myself a rather straight forward person, with…

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