Guest post: Ten blasts from the past that are making a comeback

There are some things that fade in our memories, only to come back from time to time when we are reminded with a chuckle and a shake of the head. Then there are some things that come back in the kind of way that can’t be ignored – coming to real popularity once again. These…

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Introducing: Oma’s Cottage!

Hi there and thanks for stopping by today! We met so many nice people when we were visiting the States this summer. One lady who stands out, is called ‘Oma’. This wonderful woman runs her own online store selling doll clothes made for the American Girl Doll series as well as some of their counterparts….

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: The Testament by John Grisham

Hi there 🙂 Last month, I didn’t post a RBRC post because we were traveling. I’m continuing the challenge though and so picking back up with this month’s post. The Testament is a well known book. I have read it before (hence the reason its been collecting dust for a few years), but it was…

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Super Easy DIY: 4 Ingredient Homemade Tortillas

Hi there 🙂 As you well know, I set a challenge for myself that basically forces me to learn how to cook and bake. Cooking is not my thing and baking is a serious ‘No-Go’ zone. In my ultimate frustration with not being able to have what I want, I’ve been scouring the web for…

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Random Factoids 28.08.2018

‘When a person dies, their sense of hearing is the last to go.’ *Source Be careful what you say! -Mliae

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Feeling Defeated – Did The Challenge Get The Best of Me?

I’m not quitting, I don’t think. But I am having one of those discouraging days when I just don’t think I can carry on with this challenge anymore. It’s difficult. I knew it would be when I started it. But it’s also…expensive. I can no longer go to my fave ‘cheap stores’ to buy affordable…

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Cod Tempura

Originally posted on Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food:
Today I introduce you to “Cod Tempura”.  Cod has soft white non-fatty meat and a light taste. It is high in good protein and vitamin B12. In Japan we use Cod a lot for homemade dishes. For example, hotpot dishes, simmered dishes, fried dishes and so…

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Just Checking In … How’s It Going Today?

Greetings all 🙂 I was thinking about my blog-family on this grey cloudy day and I thought I would just pop in and ask you how is everyone doing today? Monday, Monday, Monday… -Mliae *Photo sourced via Pixabay

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Extreme Lifestyle Experiment: Update #1

Two weeks. It only took me two weeks to completely lose my mind. I’m still going on the challenge, but I’ve already had a major slip-up. This is how its been going: On the first day, I thought I had some potatoes remaining in cold storage. Apparently not, as they had all sprouted in the…

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Sourdough Made Simple

Originally posted on olderfatterhappierdotcom:
Sourdough has a reputation for being a bit tricky, so a lot of people find it intimidating. Thanks to my friend P, a fellow baking geek, I’ve been introduced to the Lahey method, which makes it super-easy to bake bread at home. I love this book! I’ve been experimenting with Lahey’s…

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August 2018 RBRC

Greetings! I’m sharing Colette’s Recycled Book Reading Challenge for this month, as we were traveling and I was unable to do my regular post. (Which by the way, the RBRC will be continuing as of the 1st of this month!) Colette is awesome and I hope you will visit her blog. All the best! -Mliae…

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Guest Post by Sleephelp.org : Boost Your Productivity at Work by Napping

It’s mid-afternoon, and your eyelids are starting to droop, but you’ve still got a good three hours before the end of your workday. As much as you want to give your employer 100 percent for a full eight hours, mental and physical fatigue can get in the way. But, there’s a simple solution that’s been…

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EXTREME Lifestyle Experiment…Can I Do It?

Greetings all and thanks for stopping by! Today I’ve got a big one for you… We just returned from our trip to the States, and it was so much fun! But now its down to business and I would like to discuss with you something I’ve been thinking about doing. I’d really like your input…

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Random Factoids 28.07.2018

‘You can’t hum while holding your nose closed.’ *Source I beg to differ! *holds nose -hm m mm m. Damn…I can’t breathe either. Who would’ve thought that would be true?! You know what, though? This would be a GREAT bar bet game! -Mliae

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Random Sauce Referral: Poppamies Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Hi there all 🙂 I’m not exactly sure why, but I felt the need to share my absolute adoration for this BBQ sauce. This is a ‘product review’ of sorts. But I purchased this and tried – ok, devoured it all by myself. I love it. Like, seriously – wishing for a closet full of…

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Wedding Vendor Review: The Jewelry Stop, Charlotte, N.C.

I give this place an A++++++++! 120%! As you know, we flew overseas for our wedding. We had about 10 days once we arrived to actually get everything handled. As you know, this is no small task. Even with a wedding planner on hand. We spoke to some people in the States and discovered that…

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Aaaaannnnddd….We’re Off!

Guess where we’re going! We’ve got a holiday planned in the States and we’re so excited about going! We thought that for our 1st wedding anniversary, we should take a trip to where it all began. We had such a wonderful time in the USA last year and would love to see/do some of the…

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Monday Laughs

Aaaahhhh, it’s Monday again and every so often, I like to start your day off with a smile. 🙂 So, here we go! Thanks for laughing! -Mliae *Photos sourced via pinterest, google search (Keywords: Monday funny)      

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Weird Amazon Items

Affiliate links get boring. And I know that nobody really wants to read posts where somebody is just trying to sell things. So I’ve decided to flip the script and make this something fun. Introducing my new, randomly-timed, Weird Amazon Items series! I went past all the great sales and unbelievable items to find the…

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Random Factoids 28.06.2018

In 1979, it snowed in the Sahara Desert. *Source Great, then there’s hope for a sunny day in the arctic 😉 -Mliae

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Venue Review: Panther Creek Cabins #dontdoit #saveyourself

It’s wedding season again. With that, I will begin a series of service/product/vendor reviews that we utilized for our wedding. I’ve been considering this for awhile now, and I’ve decided to start with the worst and go up from there. With this particular review, I sincerely ask only 2 things from you: 1) Please read…

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A Few Words About the ‘Haul’ Trend

Aaaahhh, the haul trend. This has been going on for too long now. Sephora Haul, Topshop Haul, H&M Haul…. We’ve all heard it, seen it, thought about it. But I have to ask. I mean…WHY? Some of these hauls are the size of my entire working wardrobe. Now, I understand only if you have found…

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My Souvenir From the USA

So, a girlfriend of mine goes on holiday to the USA. When we all get together to hear about her trip, this is what she gives us. DONALD TRUMP CHOCOLATE BARS!?!! This livened up the conversation a bit, as you might well imagine. We all had a good giggle. I did not even know this…

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Introducing Baginning!

This is the time of the year when us ladies have a tendency to find ourselves searching for the perfect gala look, and the perfect accessories to compliment that look for a special night out. For these accessories, Baginning.com is website specialising in ladies handbags and purses. They have a huge selection of handbags, shoppers,…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: The Medici Secret by Michael White

The Medici Secret by Michael White was my RBRC book for the month of May. I have to say that I really enjoyed this one! (So much so, that I’m actually linking to the author’s page). At first glance, one might easily assume that this book is quite much like the Davinci code series. It…

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Overwhelmed in Bloggerdom

So, what happens when I’ve worked my ass off to get a ton of great content to write about? Well – this, of course. For the first time ever, I’ve found myself so overwhelmed that I can barely complete a thought. I. Can’t. Believe. It. I LOVE blogging and all the many hours of research…

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Random Factoids 28.05.2018

‘Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, minerals, water and vitamins.’ *Source Bees! I need bees! Who’s brave enough to help me and not get stung? 🙂 -Mliae

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Random Factoids 28.04.2018

‘Handshakes were originally meant to make sure that the person you were meeting, wasn’t carrying a concealed weapon. The hand clasp proved that your hand was empty and  shaking was meant to dislodge any weapons hiding up the sleeve.’ *Source I will never be able to shake hands again without reciting this, like a geek…

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My Spring Garden Wishlist

Spring has sprung and you know that with all the work we have to do here, browsing for garden options to make our yard beautiful is one of the first things I’m doing! If you are anything like me, I know that you are looking at all the beautiful ideas coming out this year and…

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Top 100 Fitness Blogs and Websites on the planet

I am SO HAPPY to share with you that Chape Fitness has been listed as one of the Top 100 Fitness Blogs and Websites on the Planet! How cool is this?! I feel so fortunate to have David training me 🙂 He has made wonderful things happen, always. 1001 CONGRATULATIONS, David!!!! Source: Top 100 Fitness…

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Recycled Book Reading Challenge: Destination Unknown by Agatha Christie

Loved, Loved, LOVED this book! Agatha Christie is known for her excellent writing and descriptive mysteries. This book, was no different. One of the things I really like about Agatha Christie’s books is the language. English has so many variations. It seems the the older books are written in a clear and easy to decipher…

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