Did everyone have a happy Halloween / Saint’s (souls) Day / Diá de los Muertos ?

Hello. How are you? Did you have a nice holiday?

I am usually quite excited about Halloween. As many of you already know, I have been trying to make Halloween into a big thing here with dreams of hosting large Halloween parties filled with costumed people and fun decorations. Not this year, it seems. To be truthful, it feels a bit disappointing – not being able to have excitement about a holiday which I am usually excited about – because… Covid-19 restrictions. I do sometimes wonder if I will still have friends when the world is able to safely see each others again. Do you ask yourself the same?

We did have a nice holiday. We decorated a bit (just for ourselves) and ate candies and pizza. Then in the evenings, people visit the cemeteries and light candles or leave thoughtful fresh wreaths for their loved ones sleeping there. It is really quite beautiful and peaceful. In the nighttime, we watched many Halloween movies and ate more candies until we could not eat candies any more.

I would enjoy hearing from you, how you spent your holiday. It is a comfort to be able to communicate with my friends here on the blogosphere and chat about all of these things!

Also, I let it slip by this year without making a big noise, but… Lifexperiment blog just celebrated it’s 5th blogaversary! I cannot believe it.

Wishing you a happy month of November

-Mliae

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 back 3 kgs! GGGGGRRRRRR!!!

Quite necessary to say that I hit the diet again today.

My question today is: What good is a diet if you gain it all back over a bad few days? Or is there a point when you get kind of ‘safe’?

Back in the ‘fat pants’…

-Mliae


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, imbibing and feeding me – here’s ________’ gift. I hope the stores aren’t full of people. Otherwise, my hostess gift may be a bag of bird food.

Arrrrg!

-Mliae

*Photo sourced via Pixabay

Happy Valentine’s Day, all :)

Valentine’s day, Friend’s day….What do you call it where you are?

It’s a celebration today. Wherever in the world you are, and whatever it’s called – it’s a day for appreciating those around you.

I hope you have a happy day!

-Mliae

Link Your Halloween Recipes!

Hello there 🙂

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a link-up, and they’re always so much fun! However, I wanted to do something a bit different this time. You see, I need your help!

With all the noise I’ve been making about Halloween, I finally decided to do it. I’m throwing a Halloween party! There will be both children and adults, so it has to be suitable. But I need some fun food ideas. Easy ones. I can cook, but I am no chef. But….. For some weird reason, I have a mental block against baked goods. Cakes, cookies, rolls – fuhgget about it. So, I’m sending a plea out into the blogosphere! If you have any, easy to make – don’t need a ton of ingredients – Halloween recipe on your blog, please leave it below! (Or if you have a recipe not yet on the blog & feel like helping me out – please write that bad boy out!) I need all the help I can get! Also, I’ll share the recipes I used after the party in a follow-up post 🙂

Whaddya say? Can you help me?

Can’t wait to see what you’ve got! Remember to leave the link to your Blog’s Halloween recipe below!

-Mliae

*Photo Source: Pinterest