Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gathering and Gathering...

Hey guys!

Sorry for the big fallout, I've been out of my inspiration corner for a long time and couldn't write anything. I didn't wanted to disappoint you with crappy writing or non interesting posts so I just didn't write. You can say I've had a writers block :))

ok, so let's get baaack to business!
Don't think that just because I haven't been writing, I didn't do anything! No, no, no.
I've been gathering, and gathering a lot. As in gathering, gathering, gathering, gathering, gathering, gathering, gathering... and gathering, gathering, gathering, gathering. You get my point :)

Here is a little something I've gathered just the other day.
Ever since I was younger I loved to gather (you see a pattern by now) recipes for medical remedies and home made beauty products. When I was younger from magazines then from the internet. And man, I hate the internet for being sooo large and full with information. You can never stop and say: "Good, now I know all there is to know about ....".

Here are a few blogs and recipes which I've found and tried, others are WIP.

One of my favorit blogs regarding the subject is I've started following Amanda's posts when she started her 1 year beauty detox and I've been hooked ever since. Loots of recipes and ideas to try here ;)

Here you will find a loads of links and ideas on how to make home made gifts for women, man and children.
On the same page, here is how to make solid perfume, which I will shortly try ;) is again a great source of goodies.

Get some natural ingredient education here: They also have an online shop if you want to buy some base products.

Get some more recipes here: . Body butter, hand cream, solid perfume, lotions, lip gloss... got your attention? :)

Lotion bar recipes here.

If you like aromatherapy, try this link : Guarantied you will find something to make.

Coconut butter!!! Yumm! WIP ;)

An adorable project : Make a Homemade Snow Globe.

Got to save some for later as well, so see you later ;)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Great Food Is Like Great Sex..."

from here

Agreeeeeed :)

What I've been Loosing Precious Time With...

I've been reading Babble's "Top 50 Mom Blogs, 2010" and I was bored out of my mind...
I needed to get to place 6 to actually find a cool blog! Place 6 was Pioneer Woman who I've been admiring for a while now.
I never thought that some moms can be this boring for non-moms. The surprising part is that they seem to be interesting for other moms... yet, don't ask me why cause I'm not going to waste more precious time to figure this one out.

Here are a few cool blogs that I did find on the list:

Pioneer Woman --> pretty and a lot of good recipes!
--> seems down to earth
CHOOKOOLOONKS --> beautiful pictures!
parent hacks --> useful
CITYMAMA --> a bit of everything
Mighty Girl
--> a natural and honest woman, without exaggerations, just how I like it :)

Check it out! Maybe you'll have more patience to discover other "hidden treasures" on the list ;)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Did You Know Sophia Loren Wrote Two Cookbooks?

Well I didn't :)

(1998)"Sophia Loren's Recipes and Memories".

(1972)"In the Kitchen with Love".

I would loooove to get my hands on her books <3

If you have one, tell me if it worth putting the books on my Christmas wish list :D

Sophia is a real woman in every sens of the word. See some of her quotes:

"I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now."

"Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got."

"The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and to have been born in poverty."

"Cooking is an act of love, a gift, a way of sharing with others the little secrets -- "piccoli segreti" -- that are simmering on the burners."

"A woman's dress should be like a barbed wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view."

"Many people think they want things, but they don't really have the strength, the discipline. They are weak. I believe that you get what you want if you want it badly enough."

Gotta love her :)

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Magic Button!

And one last thing to make your weekend wonderful.
Click on the link that will make everything ok :P

Goth / Victorian

Love ;;)

Form TianaCHE
And there's a lot more from where this came from :D

Crafts from Trash? Hm.. Sound Kinky :P

Check out the The Green Life blog from Sierra club for interesting ideas on how to use otherwise trash resources to build something cute & useful ;)

Like this one:

Red Hair

Oh, this red hair is just gorgeous!!!

Big WANT, but too chicken to do it :D

Save as WWF – Save Ressources – Save a Tree

A new green file format: WWF

The WWF format is a PDF that cannot be printed out. It’s a simple way to avoid unnecessary printing. So here’s your chance to save trees and help the environment. Decide for yourself which documents don't need printing out – then simply save them as WWF.

You can download & install it from here.

Join the cause of saving the earth from unnecessary waste!

Beautiful and Disturbing ...

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Pressure cooker from here.

Geek Presents From PhoenixLaser

You have a geek friend and have no idea what gift to buy him? Check out these ideas from PhoenixLaser.

Worth to be checked out ;)

Friday, July 8, 2011

New-old love: Celtic Woman

I know it doesn't seems to have anything to do with my previous post, but I just rediscovered Celtic Woman and the girls are just wunderbar!


Rock on!

One Day Without Shoes

Could you do it? I know I couldn't :(
It's strange how we consider shoes as "absolutely natural to have" while others don't have such a "normality" in their life ...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Oh, love ;;)

Wiki definition says:
"Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Specifically, steampunk involves an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain—that incorporates prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne."

Etsy also has a wide variety of steampunk style jewelry, clothes and deco objects. Check them out here.

My personal favorite is LondonParticulars.
See some of the work below:

And many many more pretties in the LondonParticulars shop ;)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

SSB : The Diet That Time Forgot

The other night I was doing some work while in the background the TV was on.At one point I became attentive to a very interesting documentary which I would like to share with you also.

The documentary was about "Four overweight Brits, addicted to fast food meals, take the road to Pakistan, where they are welcomed by a community of shepherds, who use the same diet for thousands of years. It remains to be seen whether the four Europeans will be able to break bad habits and learn to eat healthy and unexpectedly delicious." (source)
"The four Brits will go 'cold turkey' as they swap chicken nuggets for goat; pizzas for super lean yak; and tinned ravioli for apricot soup. It's a nutritionally balanced, optimal diet which has resulted in locals living to a ripe old age, free from obesity related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and cancer; but to our Brits - who fail to consume five fruit and veg a month, let alone a day - the diet will be tasteless, monotonous and downright unpalatable." (source)

At first this might sound a bit extreme for them, but in time they realise that food actually tastes very good and their senses just needed a "retraining" :)
Their whole life is changed by this experience. It is wonderful to see how an experience like this changes gradually the life of a person in a positive way.

If you would like to see the documentary, you can find it here.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Ad free blogs

I do admire anyone who does something from passion, not for the money.
In the same category are the very few blogs without ads. I don't blame the ones that make their living from the ads they support on their blogs, but when you start doing it for money, it has no more ... sincerity.
From there on it's "oh my, what to write to keep my followers interested and keep the ad request flowing in". You somehow loose the reason why you started blogging in the first place.
(Here I am making the assumption that you didn't started out blogging for the money, sorry, if that doesn't apply to your case.)
I have friends who will confirm what I just stated. With widely popular blogs of which they are bored of. They cannot afford to always be 100% sincere because they might just lose some followers. Screw that!
Either you choose to stand by your thought & opinions and find a day job to earn your money, either remain a hypocrite blogger who searches to please others by any means.

When I saw "Urbane Fruits" and this cute little button, I automatically said : "wow, it is refreshing to know that bloggers like this still exist."

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Poets of the Fall - Dreaming Wide Awake

Give !


I don't know how you are with these things, but I am utterly impressive when it comes to this subject.
What I am mumbling about?
It is simple and most "common" : homeless people.
I cannot imagine how it is not to have a home to go to or people who care for you and expect you home.
We are most fortunate: we cannot imagine because we never lived it. Say thanks to that right this second!
When I see a homeless person I am always very impressed and sad all of the sudden. I am sorry I cannot help each one of them. I do not care what are the reasons behind their street life, but it is sad. Totally...
Coming from a small city, I don't have a lot of experience with seing homeless people on every corner. The big city now takes up a lot of my "reasons to smile". Homeless, sad and sick persons on every corner.
Yesterday evening I was coming home from the market from where I bought, among other things, two breads. Why? I do not know, because I had one more in the fridge, so I obviously didn't needed two. On the way home I heard a voice behind me "Miss! Can you spare a piece of bread for me?" I am always impressed when they don't ask for money, but food. He was around 40, poorly dressed (considering that outside there were around -5 Degrees and a terrible wind), with a big bag right besides him. I didn't say a thing (always speechless in these situations), just gave him the extra bread... and walked away.
I cannot get it out of my head the way he almost ran for the bread. He didn't attach me, but took the bread and with tearful eyes he thanked me over and over again...
How can that not impress you? It was "just" bread!

We take too much things for granted people. Mother always said when we were little that it is not nice to throw out food and goods that can be reused in some way or another. "Think of all those people who don't even have a bread to eat. They sit around with a hurtful tummy because they have nothing to eat. How would they feel if they would see you being picky or throwing out food?" And that thought stayed with me until today.

In conclusion:
1. Don't throw out your food! Plan your menu in order to avoid having too much of it or buy stuff that wont go bad too soon.
2. Don't take things and people for granted! EVER!
3. Say thanks!
4. GIVE! Share!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Swedish houses

A big LOVE for this!

I love the fact that these houses are flat, eco, simplistic and full of light! Big windows you know.
Here are a few examples of what I mean:
1. Source

How can you not love this pure light coming into your house?!

2. Source

A gorgeous lake house.

3. Source

A modern version.

4. Source

An eco frindly version.

And a lot more examples, just search it on Google.

At first sight these houses just seem too... well, simple and plain.
So why do I love them?

1. There are perfect for beach houses or right on the side of a lake.
2. Light! A LOT of light. <>
3. Non complicated, simple, yet very elegant houses.
4. I absolutely don't like overcrowded houses, so these kind of "only the strictly necessary" houses are just my kind ;)
5. These just seem to be some feng shui :) a lot of light, nothing seems to be blocking any flowing energies (nothing in these really, so no wander that nothing is blocking <>).
6. Just perfect for a relaxing weekend, a getaway or a romantic weekend spent with you loved one. Isn't it?

Of course there are smaller versions of Swedish houses, which are easy&quick to build. I am also guessing that the smaller ones are even cheap to build (comparing to a normal brick building).

The only thing that seems to be bugging me at these houses: how safe is it to live in one of these? In the end it is just glass which can be broken in a few seconds...
Yes, I know, I just ruined the whole "light" euphoria with my last pessimistic remark, but that is just me :)

B good!

Ten Important Things I’ve Learned About Blogging

Well, do not get me wrong, not me. I still have too little experience in blogging and too little time invested in it. I would love to write here every day, but I just dont get the chance.
There is an old saying "life is what happens while you wait for it to happen", well I am not waiting around. I have a thousand things to do and I am busy doing it :) so I guess I ear your forgiveness for not being here around too much. I do apologise for it although!

Returning to the subject at hand : the title!
It wasn't me who said it, but I sure do agree with Ree, The Pioneer Woman ;)
She wrote a very interesting post with which I happen to agree with. Check it out here.
Maybe except point 8. I darn hate grammar! It is the one thing I do not want to excel at...
I already see the comments you'll leave, but I'll still love you guys :*

Stay real!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Weird facts about me :P

First and maybe the weirdest :
1. Love baking and cooking sweet stuff, but don't really like eating them. Weird, huh?
Than :
2. Love cupcakes ! to bake them, not to eat them, again :D
3. Don't like peanut-butter. I know, I'm a renegade now :))) But I do like peanuts and using peanut butter in recipes and cookies :)
4. Love movies! All kind: old, new, comedy, artistic, drama, crime, just don't show me horror movies! I will have "day nightmares" for years! I know movies are not real, but still cannot hold back in thinking that some weirdo out there might just put those sick things into real stories. Brrrr...
5. I follow around 100 blogs, but because I work around 10 hours / day I never get to actually read all of them... and than I complain about it :P

hm, this would be it for now, I will add more when I remember them :P

BTW! I found a link where you can find a loooot of blog links worth checking out ;)
So check it out :


Sunday, January 23, 2011

OMG! it is 2011

phew! 2010 has passed... when? Darn, time passes so quickly! That is actually a :) and :( thought.
I have finally moved and have a normal sized kitchen. Finished with 2x2 m kitchen, although it was fun and interesting to get along in that tiny little kitchen.
Well this one isn't huge enough (yeah,it is true, you can never truly satisfy a woman:P)either, but at least it is an upgrade from what I had.
I have almost forgotten what a bug it is to move and especially what a bug it is to move in and arrange your stuff. And we have a LOT of stuff, we just realised this.
This kitchen may be bigger, but I do not have space for my spices and other cooking "need to have"s. Need to buy some shelves!
My BF doesn't have space for his IT stuff (do not ask for details, I have no idea what most of those stuff are, the way that he has no idea what spice is used for what:))).
Now that is a paradox. We got along just fine in a tiny apartment and now in a bigger one "we don't have space".
We are not finished with the unpacking, the house is a mess and we realised that we need to buy a bunch of stuff.
So wish us luck and patience! :)

Here is something to cheer you up :