Happy New Year, 2018!

I wanted to take this moment to wish you all a Very Happy New Year! 2017 was a year full of craziness, wonderfulness, progress and love. It was also a year full of sadness, turmoil and loss for many around the globe. Please let us remember all of these moments – both good and bad…

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Random Factoids 28.12.2017

In 2010, a black widow suicide bomber planned an attack in Moscow on New Years eve. She was killed when a Happy New Year text message from her phone operator, detonated her bomber belt, hours before the planned attack. She was the only victim. *Source Stranger than fiction, for real! Happy New Years, and I…

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Minimalist Wardrobe Challenge #2 – Items & I’m So Mad!

I’m so mad, I’m so mad, I’m so mad!!! OK, basically I’m mad at myself. I’m super frustrated & I don’t know what to do. I’ve been working on post #2 for my Minimalist wardrobe challenge. And although I really didn’t have that much to begin with, it was taking me forever to categorize &…

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Merry Christmas!

Just wanted to pop in and wish you all a very happy Holiday! I’m looking forward to seeing all of your holiday posts. Eat, Drink and be Merry! Or…sip, snack and smile! Either way, have a great Holiday! -Mliae

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Quirky Quotes 22.12.2017

“‘Goodwill to all.’ I know it’s technically ‘goodwill to all men,’ but in my mind, I drop the ‘men’ because that feels segregationist / elitist / sexist / generally bad -ist. Goodwill shouldn’t be just for men. It should also apply to women and children, and all animals, even the yucky ones like subway rats.I’d…

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It’s up and it’s Awesome! – Photowall Product Review

Thank you for stopping by today:) I would like to talk about a really fantastic company I happened upon, called Photowall. They specialize in wall canvases and wallpaper prints – and art prints (my absolute favourite now) for feature walls. It really is amazing what they do. Wow…I mean, really…WOW! I have been very hesitant to…

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When You Mañana Your Fitness Goals Too Much

Today I had a good long chat with David from Chape Fitness. I had a good whine about how I have managed to gain a ton of weight since my surgery last year & how frustrated I am that its obviously a hormonal thing, but that I just can’t seem to get the weight back…

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Ginger Honeycomb Brittle

Originally posted on The Ephemeral Bee:
Honeycomb brittle is one of my favorite brittles to make, not due to the taste, but because the way it froths and bubbles up the moment the baking soda hits the syrup.  I am still amused by it, and how something so simple can have such a complex effect.…

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Getting to know you 15.12.2017: Naughty or Nice?

Do you think of yourself as being naughty, or nice? Santa is watching… 😉 My answer: Honestly? I’m accused of being naughty so often, I might as well go with it. What about you? Gifts or coal under the tree? -Mliae

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Doheny Nesbitts in Dublin, Ireland.

This is why you should always visit where the locals go! On our last night in Dublin, we stumbled upon (or, ok, maybe kind of stumbled in) Doheny Nesbitts! We had been searching for a good local pub and had already quickly visited some local favorites. But they were so packed with people, standing room…

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Quirky Quotes 07.12.2017

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before….

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What a Great Trip, We Had a Blast!

We had such a wonderful time in Dublin! We walked, talked, saw, participated, ate, drank, shopped… We did not want to leave! Alas, the trip was only for a few days and we had to return home. Now we’re here, unpacked, settled in and suitably exhausted. I can’t wait to give you all the details…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Rising Sun by Michael Crichton

This 1992 novel by Michael Crichton was a pretty good read. I’m not sure where I managed to pick up this book. As I don’t normally purchase books that have been made into movies, I’m thinking this was something that was passed along to me by a friend. I like detective novels, in small doses….

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