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 🙂 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! 😀 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 🙂 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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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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