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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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 the 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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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 café, 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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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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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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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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Surgery

Hi all 🙂 Today’s post is a short one, as I’m just coming to my senses after major surgery.  Since I complain on the regular about people blogging after a few drinks, I don’t want to be a super hypocrite by blogging while waayyy heavily medicated. Just wanted to let you guys know that so…

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Super Sustainable Wardrobe Clean-out!

OK, I did it. And you would not BELIEVE the size of the discard pile! Many of you know that I have made a promise to myself, and to you, that I would not purchase any items this year that are not made of 95%(difficult to find elastin-free items)-100% natural fibre. That means: Cotton (the…

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Getting to Know You 02.03.2017: Blogging Turn-Off’s

What are some of your biggest blogging turn-off’s that make you hit that un-follow button? My answer: Blogs that still sport WP templates (i.e.; ‘This is where your feature post is displayed’) on their pages is the biggest. Having to search difficult to navigate home pages in order to find recent posts is another turn-off….

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Dante’s Inferno

A classic piece, I was so excited when I saw this book…and for all of 10 pennies! I think most of us are familiar with Dante’s 9 rings of hell. In the 1300’s, Dante gets lost in the woods. When Virgil, a ghost, offers to help him find his way back. Virgil can lead Dante…

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My Lust list

I’m not sure why, but I felt the need to share some of my faves for this season. I try to stick to a simple capsule wardrobe, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t spend boo-koodles of time on the net drooling over fashions I would love to see hanging in my closet. Here are…

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Best Milan Secondhand/Designer Shopping: Bivio!

I cannot express how fortunate I was to stumble upon this amazing little shop while on my way to the market of all places! Located but five minutes from my apartment, Bivio is a goldmine for all fashionista’s. It houses everything from vintage to lightly used Zara and extremely well priced designer wear, including gowns…

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Health Nut French Macarons (Gluten-free)

Originally posted on Sweet Delights:
For those of you who eat gluten free, diary free, grain free, low carb and soy free things (one or all of the above), HAVE NO FEAR! There are such macarons. All thanks to the young and talented Alessandra Peters. You have no idea how talented she is! She started…

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