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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Is it just me, or do you currently dread reading the daily news too?

Hello there sunshine-y people πŸ™‚ I am generally a pretty happy person. I’m slow in the mornings, but I have a routine that helps me get both eyes open. I wake up, stumble into the kitchen for coffee (which my hubby lovingly has ready and waiting…Love that guy!) I sit at the table and sip…

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Oh Yeah, We Got It Too….

Hi all πŸ™‚ I’m here, I’m here! So sorry its been a few days. I usually post every other day and didn’t want you wondering if I’d fallen off the planet. I know that I am late on my Recycled Book Reading Challenge too. We got the crud. BIG TIME! Whatever kind of virus it…

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Random Factoids 28.08.2017

‘There are over 20 000 species of edible plants in the world. However, just 20 species provide 90% of human food.’ *Source Hmmm…food for thought. Literally! I wonder if these other 19 980 species of edible plant would help to solve the worlds food crisis as opposed to lab made frankenfood. Thoughts? -Mliae

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Fried Okra…

Originally posted on Camellia's Cottage:
Fried Okra! This Southern Favorite has been around as long as anyone can remember and without exception isΒ remembered fondly! So fondly that one friend named her precious little Dog, Okra. I’ve been told that a man who had a particular fondness for OkraΒ named his two daughters Okra and Hibiscus!…

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Introducing Bidvine: The New Online Service Marketplace! #bidvine

Greetings everyone πŸ™‚ I’m here to talk (OK, Rave) about an up and coming online service marketplace in the U.K., called Bidvine. Bidvine is really cool and super easy to use. Basically, you just go to the homepage and scroll through until you find what you need. Or, you can do a simple search. They…

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Amazon, WTF?! #weird

Good day πŸ™‚ I hope you are all well! Most of us have a habit of scrolling through the internet when we get a bit bored. My weakness is online shopping. Not just because I love to torture myself with all the beautiful things I cannot have, but because I have a true interest in…

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What Makes an Old House a Historic Home? Guestpost by Gary Ashton

I am very pleased to introduce you to Gary Ashton. He is the CEO and owner of The Ashton Real Estate Group of RE/MAX Advantage in Nashville, Tennessee and I am thrilled that he was willing to share some of his expertise with us! As many of you know, I myself purchased an aging home…

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Spontaneous Stop-off Results in Serious Smiles

Greetings πŸ™‚ Ever have those days when your spontaneity results in something super?? I did! I was really happy about it too because many times, my spontaneous shifts from schedule don’t exactly make everyone around me happy. So here we are, driving through the country-side and I spot an old building with a museum placard…

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The Wedding!

We did it! Tying the knot was one of the best experiences of my life. It was absolute chaos. Especially trying to put together a destination wedding in another country. It was wonderful, different, Lovely! We had the wedding in Cherokee, NC. It was an outdoor ceremony in a gorgeous spot by a waterfall that…

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The Wedding Photos are Here!!

I’ve been waiting until we got all the photos from people (and the photographers) to start posting about the wedding. Unfortunately, it has taken forever. Well, not too big of a surprise actually, considering international postal times. Anyway, they are here! WOOOHOOO!! So keep an eye out because in the next day or 2, I…

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Married Life Faux-Pas #1 (Of many…)

When you feel the iron pull and your heart drops a little. I did this. Just now. Playing happy home-maker for the weekend, this stoopid chic decided to do a months worth of ironing in one go. This was my first item. Then I decided maybe a break was best, since the iron got so…

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I Found a Great New Food Channel on You Tube!

Hello all πŸ™‚ Sometimes cruising Youtube can be….monotonous. But you watch and you watch and sometime something magical happens. You watch a video, and then another one & then when youtube suddenly flips to another channel, you desperately hit the back button to find the station you were just watching. This is one of those…

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Random Factoids 28.06.2017

‘Dr. Ruth was trained as a sniper by the Israeli military.’ *Source No shit?! Wow…go Dr. Ruth! -Mliae

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The Time is Now! We are Decorating for the Wedding! :)

Here we are! It’s almost tiiiiimmmmeeee! πŸ˜€ We have been preparing for this day for almost 1 year! We opted for a version of a destination wedding. Basically, taking ourselves somewhere we thought was absolutely gorgeous and inviting those closest to us to join us. It will be small, but it will be ours! As…

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Let’s Do This! Time To Say ‘I-DO’!

Today’s the day! Time to pack our bags and hit the road! We had a hard time trying to figure out how to get our families to the same places, so instead made it impossible for everyone and chose a destination wedding! Afterwards, we got a great honeymoon trip to the U.S.A.! We’re so excited!…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Walt Whitman, Selected Poems

I was really excited to find this book! Walt Whitman is hailed as an American superhero of nineteenth century poetry & essays. His book, Leaves of Grass, left a lasting impression on students worldwide…especially this one. What can I say about this book? If you like poetry, symbolism, American history….you’ll love this book. Much of…

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Slightly embarrassing yet totally humiliating moment

When your speaking to your future father-in-law in English to avoid language confusion and you get tongue tied when wishing him good luck with a renovation project on his way out, and accidentally say ‘Good luck on your dick digging!’. There is no coming back from that. He left without a word & I almost…

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Random Factoids 28.05.2017

‘That thing you use to dot your lowercase ‘i’ is called a tittle.’ *Source ‘i’ had no idea… -Mliae

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Finally Found My Wedding Shoes!

After searching high and low for the perfect indoor/outdoor wedding shoes for like …months, I finally found my pair! These awesome flats were surprisingly more affordable than their white ballet flat counterparts and have just the right mix of glam, comfort and simplicity that this stiletto whore was searching for. Yay me! One of my…

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Wedding Cake Topper Decision

Greetings earthlings πŸ™‚ 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.) Β If you…

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