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Monthly Archives: March 2012

My bathroom smells like scrambled eggs. So does my hair.

You guessed it – I tested homemade honey egg shampoo for the first time today. I thought it might be worth a try since my scalp has been acting up a little lately, even though I’ve already switched from high-SLS-shampoos to very mild ones. I’ve never before washed my hair without any form of soap or tenside, so I’m really curious about the results. The internet assures me that this all-natural, right-out-of-the-fridge-and-pantry-concoction actually cleans and nourishes hair. So let’s see. Continue reading

The last couple of days I’ve been dabbling a little in the field of accent braids. They’re a great way to add a little texture and interest to any hairstyle. Also, I like putting my hair up in a Chinese Bun, because it keeps the hair in place very well and I don’t have to worry about weird strands of hair deciding to start sticking out of my head some time around noon. Also, depending on the way I wrap the bun (over or under), it looks interesting all by itself. Add an accent braid or two, and there’s your perfectly easy and interesting fancy or everyday updo. Continue reading

We were discussing groceries over breakfast today, and I advised against buying bananas because they always end up brown and all shriveled on the counter, and then I have to turn them into cake.

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Last week, I took pity on the bananas slowly blackening on my counter and went recipe-hunting to turn them into a cake. After a while, I found this recipe for a Banana Cinnamon Chip Cake which caught my eye since it was completely fat-free (I don’t count things like cinnamon chips and the likes as fat), which makes it basically a fruit. Continue reading

If I know one thing about myself, then it is that I do NOT have a lot of follow-through. I get interested in new things quickly, may even get good (or at least promising) at them fairly soon, and then I promptly get bored and stop.

Take my hair, for example. Until a few weeks ago, I have been interested in my hair only in so far as that I liked the way it felt. Soft and tickly and, well, long. I brushed it and sometimes put it in a pony tail, sometimes I even did some updo-like twisting and fixing, even used a hair pin once in a blue moon. But it was only two months or so ago that I started to take an interest in consciously growing it long(er) and keeping it healthy in the process. Continue reading

Wales is worth having a look at. It’s b-e-a-utiful! Just wanted to let you know. 😉

I mean, it’s all green, chock-full of castles, and there’s a red dragon in the coat of arms! What’s not to love? Continue reading

So, this morning I was watching this video on YouTube and decided that the ‘do looked cute and do-able. I dumbed it down a bit Continue reading

A little bit of braggin’:

For Hubby’s birthday a couple of weeks ago, I made this cake.

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The best family of them all (i.e. MY family) gave me a very special gift for my 30th Birthday: They made a reservation for Hubby and me at Ikarus, a very upscale restaurant near Salzburg – AND are going to pay for our evening there! My brother and SIL have discovered the restaurant years ago and their enthusiastic rants about it inspired me to give my BFF and her then-new husband an evening there as a gift for their wedding. They, in turn, ranted enthusiastically about it afterwards as well. And now, now it’s my turn to rant enthusiastically!

A comfortably full belly after a glorious meal at the price of a short vacation, paid by not-me – what’s not to love? I’m not really sure they were aware of the financial commitment they got themselves into, but maybe we’ll work that out a little later. Continue reading

One of the three or four books I’m reading at the moment is Replay by Ken Grimwood.

Dang, this is a cool book! Continue reading