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! πŸ™‚ 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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Random Factoids 28.11.2017

‘In New York, its illegal to sell a haunted house without telling the buyer.’ *Source So much for those lovely historical buildings, I guess πŸ˜‰ -Mliae

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My Almost Minimalist Closet Just Got More Minimal

Remember me writing about my sort-of minimalist closet challenge? Well, my already quite small wardrobe has just gotten a bit smaller. I’ve been working on categorizing what I do have, so I can show you everything. But today, I lost my jeans. 1 pair of skinny jeans I have that I live in, and now…

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I Am So Tempted….

I follow a lot of blogs. A LOT. It’s part of being an active part of the blogging community. This is not a problem, as I never have a lack of blog reading material. I also learn a lot. However, I’ve noticed that I have to purge my followed blogs on a very regular basis…

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Amazon Deals & Steals

Hello πŸ™‚ Apparently I suffer form post holiday sale madness. When everyone has put away their decorations and moved onto the next holiday, I’m out looking for the cool stuff I wanted that I couldn’t afford, to use next year or for a fun party. I know that ‘next year’ is never a guarantee for…

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Sorry!

I was having some technical issues last night and it seems I managed to lock down the entire site in the process. My apologies, we’re up and running again now! If you don’t mind, please let me know if you can view the site or if I’m still on private mode. Next time, I’ll send…

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Meteor Lights Up Arctic Sky

Happy Saturday, all πŸ™‚ I had to share this little news snippet. I finally found it in English and I just think it’s cool. A meteor flew over the arctic north of Finland and you can actually see the entire sky light up! I heard about this a day or so ago, but was surprisingly…

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A different type of hoard

Hi there πŸ™‚ As many of you know, when in need of some serious cleaning motivation, I watch hoarders (or a derivative thereof). Usually it only takes about 10 minutes for me to jump up and start frantically cleaning. Today was no exception. However, this episode was so different than usual, I actually watched the…

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Sweet Potato Fries

Originally posted on Rulla Alani:
Along with writing poetry and spewing thoughts, I love to cook! It allows me to express myself through flavor. Usually when I tell someone what I’m going to cook, they respond “but, that doesn’t go together” or “I’ve never cooked it that way”. That’s what makes my cooking so unique.…

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Book Review: Three Million’s a Crowd by Leenna Naidoo!

Hi there! I am really excited about today’s post πŸ™‚ I am reviewing the book ‘Three Million’s a Crowd’ by our own Leenna Naidoo! Leenna is the blogger behind In betweener and she is a well accomplished author! It is a privilege to have the opportunity to review her work. I had the pleasure of…

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The Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Terror’s Cradle by Duncan Kyle

The 1970’s seems to have been a great period for the adventure & suspense novel. This book serves as a prime example. I purchased this book at a used book store for about .10 cents. I love finding books in English around places like these because they don’t sell so well, only the rare customer…

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Some Thoughts on Crazy-Making Blog Formats

Hi there πŸ™‚ So. I’ve been on a blog reading binge this week. (More so than usual.) And I have a few suggestions. This is kind of a bitching post, but mainly I’m just trying to help….and save my own sanity. There are several things that one must consider when creating a website of any…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge Post will be Delayed a Few Days

Hello everyone πŸ™‚ My sincerest apologies, but The Recycled Book Reading Challenge that I always post on the 1st of every month will be delayed a few days. We’ve been on the go quite a bit this month and I have not had enough time to read through thoroughly. The post will be up on…

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Happy Halloween, World!

Happy Halloween, all! πŸ™‚ I’ve been so excited about this ghoulishly fun holiday coming this year that I just couldn’t take it! Now we’re here! The decorations are up, the food is being made – hello pumpkin shaped cheeseball and spider web died eggs! We are ready for Halloween! Unfortunately, we don’t have trick-or-treaters. I…

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Random Factoids 28.10.2017

‘A human will eat on average 70 assorted insects and 10 spiders while sleeping.’ *Source Oh, ugh, Nasty! Happy Halloween to you gross loving fiends out there ;P -Mliae

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Halloween: The best excuse to buy fun shoes!

Hello my fellow shoe junkies! πŸ™‚ OK, so I’m admittedly having a difficult time not wanting to hoard incredibly sexy shoes while doing my minimalist thing. But it doesn’t mean I can’t look…right? Besides, our Halloween party is coming up and I have the witches outfit but nothing to wear on my toesies. Until now,…

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Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball ala Bobbe!

Originally posted on My World (and recipes too):
In honor of Halloween coming, I thought I’d share one of the most fun recipes in my arsenal. I’m sure a lot of you are either hosting or going to Halloween parties this weekend. If you need to take a really fun appetizer, this cheese ball is…

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2 Year Blogaversary!

Hello everyone! πŸ™‚ I got a WordPress notification today that I was having an anniversary. 2 years! Can you believe it?! When I started this blog, I hesitated because I wasn’t sure I had any place here on the blogosphere. As it turns out, I got quite comfortable here, and quickly! I have had an…

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Link Your Halloween Recipes!

Hello there πŸ™‚ It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a link-up, and they’re always so much fun! However, I wanted to do something a bit different this time. You see, I need your help! With all the noise I’ve been making about Halloween, I finally decided to do it. I’m throwing a Halloween party! There…

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The Minimalist Closet: An Intro

Hello there πŸ™‚ This is my closet. You’ve seen this pic a few times, especially after I decided to keep only my natural fibre or sustainable clothing options. I’ve decided to start a new experiment series regarding the minimalist wardrobe. I browse the internet… A LOT. I’ve noticed that minimalism and the capsule wardrobe have…

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Tomato Soup

Originally posted on The Ephemeral Bee:
I am still harvesting tomatoes from my garden on an almost daily bases, and my countertops are overcrowded by bowls filled with fresh tomatoes just waiting to be devoured. Β Now that the weather has turned, and our days are gradually becoming cooler, it seemed like the ideal time to…

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Birthdays are for….

…CELEBRATING! Birthdays are for celebrating!! It’s a BIG one this year and I wanna party like I’m not old yet! (or not old soon either) πŸ˜€ Which is why I’ve decided to celebrate as much as possible for the entire week. Yeah, you heard me…how often does the decade-o-meter flip over?!? So let’s do this……

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

Greetings my fellow earthlings πŸ™‚ Today, finally – I’m on time! I’m not sure where I found this book. Honestly, I’ve been dragging it around with me for the past decade and I never cracked the spine. Now I have, it feels good & I can pass this book along to someone else who might…

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Fun Halloween Must-Haves!

I love Halloween! While we’re not in a country that really goes all out on Halloween stuff, we love to browse the online stores and daydream about all the cool stuff we would love to put up around here to have some fun or really freak out the neighbors. I keep fantasizing that I will…

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Random Factoids 28.09.2017

‘A broken clock is right two times, every day.’ *Source I like that, it means some of these facts might be right too! πŸ˜‰ LOL -Mliae

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Hot Hot Mustard

Originally posted on brownies and beer:
My husband had a craving for habanero mustard. He remembers traveling when he was younger, and this one stop selling the best Habanero mustard he has ever had. I took his craving for a challenge, and I think I came up with a good recipe! He certainly has gone…

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Waiting for My Mall Box Package!

Hello there πŸ™‚ As the gift giving season is fast approaching, I thought it would be a good time to review a new service I stumbled upon. I can’t review it yet, because I have not had my package sent. But I did want to let you know about My Mall Box and walk you…

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Requiem For a Sweater

My old friend. How happy I was to pull you from the wardrobe today. It was my horror to find a hole in the front of you. We discussed sweater surgery, but you were beyond repair. So it was my sad news to have to throw you in the refuse. I will miss you my…

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