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

Originally posted on Life In Woodford:
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…

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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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