Weekend Jollies

Friday, May 25, 2018

Cheers to the long weekend! What are you up to? A couple of friends just flew in for a visit, so I'm really looking forward to catch up with them over the next three days. Wishing everyone a jolly good time. I'll see you back here on Tuesday morning. Psst: don't miss out on those awesome links below.

What's it like to shop after not shopping for two years?

The happy secret to work better.

True gems of a place.

Brilliant read for anyone who wants to become a freelance photographer.

List of great ethical canvas sneakers right here.

'5 ways I'm taking back my time'.

The healing power of music.

Letting go of friends...

'I was sitting on the floor of my living room when I decided to start my dream list.'

This is happening tonight :)

Natural toilet cleaner that works.

Nifty.

7 self-care rituals that take 15 minutes or less.

50-item wardrobe.

Yum!

Four antidotes to procrastination.

Winning slowly is the same as losing.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Eight years ago today
- Seven years ago today.
- Six years ago today.
- Five years ago yesterday.
- Four years ago day after tomorrow.
- Three years ago tomorrow.
- Two years ago today.
- One year ago today.

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This Week's Gems

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Summery perfection!...

The loveliest charm bracelet for someone who loves all things France!...

Pretty ceramic juicer for the win!...

Stunners...

The loveliest dry oil for your skin and hair...

 Yes...

My new favourite...

Sarah's stunning currants printable...

 :)...

The perfect key chain for summer...

Genius...

The most amazing blend...

Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more gems?

7-Feet Tall Goldendoodle

Wednesday, May 23, 2018






Meet Christopher Cline and his totally adorable (and 7-feet tall) Goldendoodle named Juji. About three years ago, Christopher, in hopes to 'pass time', started to play around with Juji's photos and the rest is history. Let's just say, those two really love a good adventure:) What a sweet pair!

P.S: Human dogs.
P.P.S: A little remider.

(via DailyMail)

Beneath The Surface

Monday, May 21, 2018





Wow, those awe-inspiring photos were taken in a bunch of amazing places around the world, from the Farne Islands in the North East of England to even Cuba. They showcase the incredible underwater world in its full glory. Personally, I can't get over the cuteness of that seal in the second image. You?

P.S: Life on a goat farm.
P.P.S: llama type of day.

(via DailyMail)

Weekend Jollies

Friday, May 18, 2018

Cheers to the weekend. What are your plans for the next two days? Tomorrow night we are meeting friends for dinner and a movie, but tonight is all about chilling on our balcony with a glass of wine. Wishing everyone a beautiful next two days, I'll see you back here on Monday morning, but before you start weekending, don't miss out on those cool links below.

The strange, uplifting tale of 'Joy of Cooking' versus the food scientist.

Imagining a world after Anna.

What a gem of a place!

'I grew up on a diet of 90's skinny white-girl culture: Rachel Green, Buffy, Carrie Bradshaw.'

Ha!

Buying slow fashion on a 'stay-at-home' mom budget.

Springtime adulting.

Dear sugar...

The career advice no one will give you.

Kitchen niftiness on another level.

The art of leaning back.

How to avoid impulse purchases.

How eating a plant-based diet has changed my perception of food.

This.

Oatmeal is my gem!

Yes!

Eight habits that are worth the trouble.

The very best breathing technique for anxiety.

Nifty.

How to join the minimalism movement.

And fancy a blast from the past?
- Eight years ago today
- Seven years ago today.
- Six years ago today.
- Five years ago yesterday.
- Four years ago tomorrow.
- Three years ago today.
- Two years ago today.
- One year ago day before yesterday.

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This Week's Gems

Thursday, May 17, 2018

This dress is on my wish list...

My go-to sassy arrow studs...

Oh boy, you have to try this salted pretzel dark chocolate! My favourite right now...

The prettiest stem vases...

Showstopper...

To make your home smell amazing...

Swoon!...

True!...

Hi there:)...

Stunning quilt...

Summer hat sorted...

Rainbow leggings = rainbow workout :)...

Dearies, what caught your eye this week? Any great finds or buys?

P.S: Fancy more gems?

Yay! It's Wednesday Cake!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Yay, after a little break, we are back with a new Wednesday cake and it's a good one! To celebrate the glorious strawberry season, last Wednesday I made Anna Jones' healthy and scrumptious brownie with fresh berries and pistachios.

It came out gooey, rich, deliciously satisfying and totally chocolate-y. It's one one those desserts that a true chocolate person will never say no to. Try it...

Strawberry + Pistachio Brownies 
(Makes 12 brownies. Recipe by Anna Jones from her Modern Way to Cook cookbook)

Ingredients:
- 3 tbsp chia seeds or 3 eggs
- 200g dark chocolate (70%), roughly chopped
- 100g coconut oil
- 200g coconut sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 200g ground almonds
- 1 ½ tsp baking powder, if you are using chia seeds
- 50g cocoa powder
- 125g strawberries
- 50g pistachio nuts, roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 180c/fan 160c and get all your ingredients and equipment together. Grease a small brownie tin with coconut oil and line it with baking paper.

 If you are using chia seeds rather than eggs, put the seeds in a little bowl and add 9 tbsp of cold water. Leave to form a gel-like paste.

Place a large, heatproof bowl (big enough to fit all your ingredients) over a pan of barely simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Put 150g of the chocolate into the bowl along with the coconut oil, sugar and vanilla extract. Let them melt, stirring from time to time until the sugar is dissolved.

Once melted, take the bowl off the heat and stir in the beaten eggs or the chia seed mixture, then the ground almonds, baking powder (if using), cocoa powder, half the strawberries and pistachios and remaining chocolate. Fold everything together until well mixed. Pour the brownie mix into the lined tin and scatter over the rest of the strawberries and pistachios.

Bake for 30 - 35 minutes until just cooked but still a little soft in the middle. Leave to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting. These will keep for 3 - 4 days. Ta-dah!

P.S: Yum!
P.P.S: Fancy more?

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