Happy Valentine’s Day, all :)

Valentine’s day, Friend’s day….What do you call it where you are? It’s a celebration today. Wherever in the world you are, and whatever it’s called – it’s a day for appreciating those around you. I hope you have a happy day! -Mliae

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Monday Laughs

Happy Monday, all! ๐Ÿ™‚ I know, I know…everyone hates Mondays. Here’s a few memes to get your Monday started off with a smile ๐Ÿ˜€ Hope you got a giggle! -Mliae        

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Flabby-Assed to Fabulous with Chape Fitness: 1M 1W Update

Hello there ๐Ÿ™‚ I just wanted to share a little update with you on how my first week of month 2 is going. So far, so good! As you know, I’ve been working with David from Chape Fitness to get me back into shape. A much smaller shape, and hopefully I won’t be resembling fruit…

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I Respectfully Disagree.

I was reading up on chemicals in clothing and I found this article by Who What Wear. Now, I know that Who What Wear has like a zillion readers and an enormous fan base. I am aware that I will most likely be lynched on the internet for disagreeing – respectfully or not. But there…

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MINT CORIANDER CHUTNEY

Originally posted on Ruchi's Veg Kitchen:
This minty Spicy tangy chutney is super deliciousย  and one can use this chutney in Pani puri(For making spicy pani) , Kababs, Bhel, Raj Kachori, Papadi Chaat, Rajma, Chhole, Samosa, Kachori etc.. You name the dish and you can use this as an ingredient or side dish.. This…

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Flabby-Assed to Fabulous with Chape Fitness: Month One in Review

The first 31 days have passed. I wanted to review the entire month because it’s easier to see the ‘big picture’ that way. Let me begin by saying that this first month has been a rocky one. While my body was getting used to the new diet, eating schedule, amount of liquids and the exercise…

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Re-launching the Recycled Book Reading Challenge!

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚ How is everyone today? Today, I’m re-launching the Recycled Book Reading Challenge! I originally launched this challenge 2 years ago, and I was amazed at the results. The challenge originally ran for 1 year, but it kept going strong for at least a good 15 months! After a while, challenge posts began to…

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Random Factoids 28.01.2018

‘For every human on earth, there are 1.6 million ants.’ *Source I hate those bastards. Looks like we’re outnumbered. Damn… -Mliae

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The Diderot Effect

Hello there ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve recently been having a bit of trouble controlling my impulses. As most of you well know, I’ve been going the minimalist route. A loose version of the colorful capsule wardrobe; AKA: I don’t have a lot of money, so I have very few quality pieces that currently fit. I received a…

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Flabby-Assed to Fabulous with Chape! Week 3 Update

Hi there ๐Ÿ™‚ Welcome to my week 3 update! This week, I seem to have sabotaged myself a bit. I am hanging at around 70kg. Still having the weight fluctuations, but not as severely as last week. Not to mention, David wrote an awesome post about it (Click HERE to read it) and it helped…

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Do Men Really Feel This Way About Women Over 30?!?

Hi there, I think I’m in shock, not really sure what to say but I definitely have to say something! I knew the internet was a bit of a ‘wild west’ but I’ve always lived under the assumption that people could conduct themselves with a bit of self-respect and act like adults who at least…

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Flabby- Assed to Fabulous with Chape! Week 2 Update

Hi there ๐Ÿ™‚ Most of you know by now that I’ve been working with my old buddy old pal David from Chape Fitness, to shed this extra winter blubber that’s been keeping me warm this year. ย Things have been going great! With the daily workouts, the nutrition help & knowing that my trainer is keeping…

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Wifi Crashes, Everyone Panics

What happens when the Wifi goes down? Life ends, of course. Or so one would think, anyway, if one witnessed the morose, nearly teary-eyed faces that are the result of a lost internet connection. I realized after several hours, that, the struggle is real. This got me thinking; Are we really so dependent on our…

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Win 3 Months of Personal Training!

This is pretty cool. I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that Chape has just started this contest. Basically, all you need to do is follow THIS LINK and sign-up. The contest runs for the next 30 days. Its a great deal, as 3 months is valued at 450 Euros!…

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Flabby-Assed to Fabulous: Week 1 update.

Yoga dog says ‘You aren’t exercising enough, lazy girl!’…Haha, she’s my motivator. Apparently, if I’m not on the mat for too long, she makes herself a spot there. Always great to have a buddy to keep you going! ๐Ÿ™‚ As most of you know, I’m working with David from Chape fitness to get back in…

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I Read a Great Quotable Phrase Today

While I was visiting some blogs today, I saw this in one of the posts. I thought it was so perfect, I had to share it! ‘You are younger now than you will ever be.’ That’s it. Simple. True. It really shines some perspective on the fact that most of us over the age of…

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I’ve Officially Begun the Blog Following Experiment

I thought long and hard if I should invest the time and effort required to do this, and the answer is ‘Yes’. A while back, I was quite frustrated because so many of the blogs I follow just seem to drop off the face of the earth. No explanation, no nothing. Sometimes a blogger will…

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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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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.ย Wow…I mean, really…WOW! I have been very hesitant to…

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When You Maรฑana 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. ย I am still amused by it, and how something so simple can have such a complex effect.…

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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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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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Enjoying Dublin!

Hello everyone and greetings from Dublin! ๐Ÿ™‚ We are having a blast, and have a full day ahead of us! I wanted to check in and show you some of what we’ve been up to. We found ourselves in an awesome AirBnb located near the canal and we realized that we are able to walk…

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It’s Time To Hit The Road…We’re On Our Way To Ireland!

We’re off! On our way to the Emerald Isle, the Land of Leprechauns! I can’t wait! I was so excited. As you know, I love to travel. Traveling puts my life in perspective and now that it’s in my blood, I have to do it. Things have been a bit limited on the financial end,…

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