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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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ -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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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Book Review: Three Million’s a Crowd by Leenna Naidoo!

Hi there! I am really excited about today’s post ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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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