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? πŸ™‚ -Mliae

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Quirky Quotes 22.05.2018

“Instead of heading for a big mental breakdown, I decided to have a small breakdown every Tuesday evening.” -Graham Parke, No Hope for Gomez Happy Tuesday evening! -Mliae *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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Getting to know you 15.05.2018: Unused keys

Which keys on your keyboard do you never or rarely use? My answer: ΓΈ Β – I had to get an international keyboard but I can safely say that I have used the ‘ΓΈ’ key more in the post than the last several years. What about you? -Mliae

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Quirky Quotes 07.05.2018

“I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don’t seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.” -Emo Philips *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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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 Β 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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Quirky Quotes 22.04.2018

“I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up Β to the time he killed himself.” -Johnny Carson *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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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 πŸ™‚ He has made wonderful things happen, always. 1001 CONGRATULATIONS, David!!!! Source: Top 100 Fitness…

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Avoiding Impulse Buys: Why You Should Practice Shopping

Sound weird, right? It is. But, it WORKS! Please, just hear me out. The reason I am suggesting that you expose yourself to the environment you are trying to control is simply that of experience and numbness. Please, allow me to explain. You see, I’ve been doing a somewhat twisted version of the minimalist challenge….

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Quirky Quotes 07.04.2018

“In my house I’m the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.” -Woody Allen *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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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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Doors of Ireland

These are some of the doors I was able to capture during our trip! Have a nice day πŸ™‚ -Mliae

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Quirky Quotes 22.03.2018

“I stare past her at the inspirational kitten posters. There’s one of a soaking-wet kitten climbing out of a toilet with the caption ‘It could be worse!’ ‘Just tell me whatever it is you’re thinking,’ Mrs. Paulsen says. ‘Whatever is going through your mind right now.’ ‘I hope they didn’t actually drop a cat in…

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The 2 Types of Shoes Women Should Never Buy

Hi there πŸ™‚ Today, I’m on a mission to save your money and your ankles. I’m sure that this will most likely result in a loss of any possible affiliate connections with fashionable shoe companies for the foreseeable future. But, to be quite honest with you, having a bit of dignity and a good reputation…

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Introducing Hiperion Brand!

Hello everyone πŸ™‚ I love design. I’m also a business nerd and I have a soft spot in my heart for start-ups. This created a deadly combination for me when I stumbled upon Hiperion. This new label appeals to both hemispheres of my brain and so I kind of HAD to learn more and do…

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Flabby-Assed to Fabulous With Chape! 2M 2W Update

Hello there, everyone πŸ™‚ A very HAPPY Saint Patrick’s Day! I’m not sure how everyone celebrates this around the world, but I do hope that if you are celebrating, that you are careful and have a fantastic time! Today, I wanted to give an update on how my weight loss journey is going. I’ve been…

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Getting to know you 15.03.2018: Weaknesses

What would you consider to be your 3 biggest weaknesses? My answer: Stubbornness, an affliction for ‘retail therapy’ and…. a penchant for forgettfulness -Mliae

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OCD or Just Particular?

Do you ever find yourself doing something in a very specific way and silently wonder if you might have a touch of OCD? Well, I do that – more and more often now. I’ve always been particular. When I was younger, it was the way in which I was particular in my chaos. I guess…

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One of my Lucky Readers is Getting Some Awesome Results With Chape!

Hello there πŸ™‚ I pose this question to my fellow bloggers: Do you ever get the feeling that people aren’t really reading or participating in your posts?? I had this feeling EXACTLY! And then, I heard some fun news: One of my readers enrolled in the contest at Chape and won 3 months of free…

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Quirky Quotes 07.03.2018

“Andy Warhol is the only genius I’ve ever known with an I.Q. of 60.” -Gore Vidal *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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Monday Laughs

Mondays suck. To make them a bit more bearable, I’ve compiled some giggle-worthy material to start your Monday off with a smile! πŸ˜€ Is this you on Monday? Fear not, we’ve got you covered with some laughs to start your day!   Hope you got a smile today! -Mliae

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Significant Sunday – A New Theme?

Hello everyone πŸ™‚ Happy Sunday! Well, maybe not for everyone…you know what ‘they’ say: Going to sleep on Sunday, results in Monday. Anywhoo… I read a great post by Ali at the Mindful Gardener. In the post, the possibility of starting a new theme on WP is discussed. That theme being ‘Soulful Sunday’. Now, don’t…

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Random Factoids 28.02.2018

‘Since ancient Greece, the apple has been a symbol of love. The celts believed that the apple represented love because it lasted so long after being picked.’ *Source Hmmm…interesting πŸ™‚ I love apples! Anyone else heard this one? -Mliae

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Flabby-Assed to Fabulous with Chape! 1M 3W Update

Hi there πŸ™‚ I’m giving an update today re my last 2 weeks progress (and a MAJOR ooopsie) on my Personal Training endeavor with Chape Fitness. Today, I am SO HAPPY to report that I am under 69 Kgs! Just under, at 68,9…but when I tell you what I’ve done to myself, you won’t believe…

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Quirky Quotes 22.02.2018

“I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” -Rita Rudner *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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