January Declutter Challenge

Hello all 🙂 First off, no, this is not my home. I sourced the feature photo via Pixabay. However, sometimes this is how it feels when you’re drowning in clutter. (Or when you initially combine households or add flatmates) We’ve ALL been there! As I mentioned in my Happy New Year post, I have set…

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Getting to Know You 15.01.2019

What makes you lose motivation? Myself, when I’m dieting but the weight is only coming off extremely slow, it’s difficult to keep it going. What about you? -Mliae

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Project Make – Candles

via Project Make – Candles Hello there! I wanted to share this great post via My Colorful Life. As you know, I have been searching for ideas on things I can make for gifts, instead of spending a ton of money on gifts people may or may not actually like. I have been trying to…

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Window Shopping Day

What do you do when you’re feeling blah? Well, window shop, of course! I am not feeling so pretty or sexy today. It’s cold out and I’m wearing so many layers that I look like a marshmallow. I am dreaming of clothes that make me feel….feminine. With heels of course! So I hit the net…

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Making Sushi Is No Mystery

Originally posted on Chicks on the Case:
As Monty Python famously said, “And now for something completely different!” But since I do pen culinary-themed mysteries, I thought it only right and proper that I begin to sprinkle the occasional recipe into this blog. So here’s one to celebrate the new year! As some of you…

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Readers, You Decide!

Hello there 🙂 Today, I want to ask you about posting some of my series’ a bit more often. I have noticed that my ‘Quirky Quotes‘, ‘Random Factoids‘ and ‘Getting to Know You‘ series’ have actually had a much better response than I ever imagined they would. I have tons of fun with these also,…

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Horrifying Statistics

STD’s, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, those moments when you are glad to be in a monogamous relationship…. this is the not so delicate topic I would like to talk about today. Allow me to rephrase that: This is the not so delicate topic no-one wants to speak about, but I now feel as though there is…

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Off – Days

Do you ever have those off – days when you have the best of intentions but the worst of plans? That’s me, today. I find myself just walking in circles, thinking about all the things I should be doing but just can’t seem to manage actually doing. How do you handle those days? -Mliae *Photo sourced…

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Quirky Quotes 07.01.2019

“The team that makes the most mistakes, usually wins.” -Piggy Lambert *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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December RBRC: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

Hi there, My apologies for the delay in post. The electric cuts continued throughout 2 days, but now all seems to be running well again. My book for the December Recycled Book Reading Challenge is: New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. In my mind, this book falls into the romance and supernatural genres. The romance genre…

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Technical Difficulties…

We have been having a bit of a storm here which is causing occasional power disruptions, so I don’t trust that I can get a full RBRC post up today as I had planned. I will be posting again as soon as all systems are trustworthy again. Thanks for understanding and enjoy your day! -Mliae

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Happy New Year 2019!

Today is the first page of a 365 page book. Write it well, live it well! As so many of us seem to make unrealistic goals for ourselves during the New Year, I would like for all of us to think in manageable steps, as opposed to grande schemes this year. As I, personally, have…

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I Found This Last Night: What Do You Think?

Hello there 🙂 Hope you are all recovering nicely from the holidays! I was sorting through some items last night and found an envelope full of newspaper articles that had been sent to me about 10 years ago. I keep these things because they are from a beloved person who always thought to send me…

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Random Factoids 28.12.2018

Cherophobia is the fear of fun. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have that! -Mliae *Source: Livin3

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Keto – 0 / Holiday Food – 1

I am an idiot. I decided that I would start a Ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting, 1 week before the holidays. I did great. I lost 2+ Kg in that week! And then, I ate. For 3 days I ate like a normal person. It was wonderful. Guess what happened? In 3 days, I gained…

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Holiday Funnies

It’s Christmas day. What better than to start the day off with laughter and cheer? So, I hit google search and posted the holiday funnies that made me smile. Enjoy! Happy Christmas! -Mliae

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Happy Holidays and Link Party!

Hello all 🙂 It is that time of year again. I just wanted to wish all of you a very Happy Holiday! Enjoy being with you beloved ones, forget about the diet for a few days and take the time to just stop and enjoy the moment! In the spirit of the season, I am…

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Is Alexa Recording Your Conversations Without a Wake Word?

I know, I know. I sound like on of those paranoid nuts in a sci-fi film. Unfortunately, it seems that I am not. Having stumbled upon an eye-opening article on Reuters that was recently published, I wanted to do a bit more research. Amazon has sold in excess of 10 MILLION Alexa Echo devices worldwide….

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Quirky Quotes 22.12.2018

“Be quick, but don’t hurry.” -John Wooden *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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I Almost Had it Together This Year….Only Not Quite.

That moment when you realize that you’ve been invited to holiday parties but realize that you don’t have even one hostess gift. You have 1 day to shop, again, for those – and today is that day! So this is what I’m doing today, people. Going out to get the obligatory ‘Thank you for inviting,…

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Interesting Topic For Discussion. What Do You Think?

Last evening, I found myself engaged in a debate. And the debate was this: Do dogs feel love or do they rather feel a sense of security and loyalty which we mistake as love? Personally, I would like to think that dogs do have a sense of love and attachment. However, there were really good…

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Last Minute Stocking Stuffers and Small Gifts

Hello and welcome to my final gift guide of 2018! These are just a few (more) of my favourite things! A set of ornately beaded coasters  Socks are a great practical gift and stocking stuffer. The older I get, the more I appreciate gift like this. (Visit item by clicking on photo) A pack of…

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Peppermint Chocolate Cake.

Originally posted on Crystal's Corner:
With the official 12 days until Christmas upon us and with some inspiration of my favorite thing…CAKE! Today for my continued Blogmas I baked up this delicious Chocolate cake filled with peppermint buttercream and ganache, oh and of course crushed candy canes. Now with baking really starting to be…

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Sustainable Clothing Spotlight: Love Justly

I am really excited to publish a feature sustainable company spotlight on Love Justly! As you well know, if you’ve been following the blog for awhile, I am a firm believer in voting with our wallets. By that I mean, that by each of us making conscientious purchasing decisions, we do hold the power to…

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Link Up Party: 12/14/18

Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
  It’s time for the Link Up Party weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!   Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps…

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‘It Ain’t Christmas’ by Tombstone Betty

I had to share this emotional new Christmas tune by Tombstone Betty.  I’ve been following them for awhile now and this song was just recently posted. Speaking as someone who misses quite a few very special people over the holidays, it left me with a few tears. So I thought I would share this for…

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Guest Post by Alicia Sanchez: Managing Stress at Bedtime

Nearly everyone struggles with stress. As humans, we tend to put that stress off until we’re so embroiled in it that we can’t function. Most often, our stress tends to manifest in sleeplessness, Which makes that stress harder to deal with during the day. You might find yourself thinking about your stressful day instead of…

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A Small Thank You

I really felt the need to thank you, my amazing readers, today. Thank you for taking the valuable time out of your lives to read what I write. Thank you for joining me on this journey and being sooooo supportive throughout! Thank you for fostering such great friendships here and in the comment section too!…

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Holiday Gift Ideas Part ll.

Hi there 🙂 I wanted to write a follow-up gift ideas post, this time separated into categories by receiver. Many people have completed their holiday shopping already in June (ugh) but I know that I am not the only person who takes their time and then freaks out when I look at the calendar and…

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Monday Laugh: Holiday Fails!

Ok, yeah…I kind of HAD to do this. Monday’s suck. And holiday stress is well, stressful. And you know me…a good laugh is always preferable to a good cry. So, I hit google and downloaded the weirdest, strangest, most inappropriate images I could find to give a giggle today. Enjoy! When you know you can’t…

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Lifexperiment Blog Just Got Listed on Blog Fusion!

YYYYAAAAYYYY!!!! 😀 😀 I am absurdly excited about this! It kind of feels like one step more in the proper direction. You know? I try not to ask favours here, buuuttttt…. If anyone has the inclination, I would love it if you would maybe stop by and leave me a rating or review by clicking…

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Quirky Quotes 07.12.2018

  “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” -Albert Einstein *Photo credit: Appalachian LeadershipAcademy

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When the Holidays Sneak Up on You.

This year has been a bit strange. I am usually that insanely excited person who decorates early for the holidays. This year, I’m late for almost everything. It’s like time is just flying by and I still haven’t worked up the nerve to go sort through storage and drag out our Christmas decorations. I mean…

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Product Review: Ozeri Serafino Hand Blown Glasses

  Hello there 🙂 I purchased these glasses last month and I love them so much that I really wanted to write a review for them. Why? Well because I hate clutter and I know that you do too!  I always try to make good purchasing decisions and deciding to buy these was a very…

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