Weekend Jollies

Friday, March 16, 2018

Cheers to the weekend! What are you up to? I'm looking forward to doing nothing. Yup, it has been a busy couple of weeks and my body is craving long lazy mornings and coffee dates. 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.

Not everything is a side hustle.

'For two months, I got my news from print newspapers. Here's what I learned.'

Style is served.

'Life is like a bowl of cherries'.

Turmeric tonic, anyone?

'How I get it done.'

Wild women of food.


How to sneeze.

'I actually drank the recommended amount of water daily and it pretty much changed everything.'

Love. Pain. Regret.  A six-part series about becoming a mother.


Why saunas are ridiculously good for you.

'The one word that finally helped me get happier - when nothing else worked.'

Women aren't nags...

And fancy a blast from the past?
- 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 today.

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(Photo by Chiara Calvi Dorizza)

This Week's Gems

This spring will be all about linen skirts for me...

Swoonworthy Seattle, Washington skyline necklace...

Hello gorgeous...


Basket goodness...

The prettiest little leather cat collar...

The most special cuff...

Go-to spring top sorted...

Jazzy tea towel...

How pretty is this Macbook sleeve?...

That colour is everything...


The best hanging drying rack ever!...

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

P.S: Fancy more gems?

Spring Trend: Chunky Sneakers

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The go-to Scandinavian girls' shoe trend is going to be huge this spring. Supposedly, the easiest way to wear those chunky sneakers is by pairing them up with a feminine dress or wide-leg pants. I'm not totally sure about them yet, but I am tempted to try them out.

What do you think? Are you game?

P.S: 100 years of fashion in 2 minutes.
P.P.S: Midi-goodness.

(Photos by/via Viktoria RaderFashionistaELLERefinery29PopSugarHealth is Wealth and Street Trends)

All Natural 3-Ingredient Surface Cleaner

Here is an easy way to replace your go-to (and probably full of chemicals) surface cleaner with something totally natural that actually works. Simply mix 1 part of vinegar with 2 parts of  water and a few sprigs of lavender. Pour it into a glass spray bottle and you're ready to to!

It's that easy. Try it...

P.S: And this.
P.P.S: Plus, that.

(Photo and recipe by/via Diana Yen)

Yay! It's Wednesday Cake!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Remember when two weeks ago I told you about the best cookies EVER? Well, I just made the best healthy cookies EVER! Yup, they are both incredible, just the other one is made with tons of butter and sugar, while this one above is made with oats, brown rice flour and coconut oil. Yup, they are totally vegan and incredibly indulging. They have the most amazing texture and they are my favourite cookies right now!

So, try them and let me know what you think. Deal?

The Best Oat Chocolate Cookies
(Recipe by Deliciously Ella. Makes about 20 x 20 grams vegan cookies)

- 190 grams  ground oats
- 50 grams brown rice flour (or plain flour)
- 90 grams chocolate chips
- 60 ml. almond milk
- 60 grams coconut sugar
- 25 ml. maple syrup
- 45 grams coconut oil
- 2 grams baking powder
- pinch of salt

Set the oven to 180°C. Blitz the oats into a flour, then mix it with the rice flour, coconut sugar, baking powder and salt. Gently melt the coconut oil (don’t let it boil) and pour it into the dry mix with the maple syrup and almond milk. Stir well, using your hands to get a cookie-style sticky mix, then mix in the chocolate chips. Roll into small balls, flatten onto a lined baking tray. Bake for about 10 mins. They’ll still be pretty soft when you take them out of the oven and they’ll set in the time it took to bake. Ta-dah!

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Plus this...

(Photos by exPress-o)

Solo Bike Parking

Agata lives in Amsterdam. Besides snapping photos of its beautiful sights, she has an eye for spotting solo bikes waiting patiently for their owners to return, in the most swoonworthy parts of the city.

Ah, those photos make me want to dust off my old green bike and get it going again. Do you bike?

P.S: Bikes + flowers.
P.P.S: 'You see more when you draw.'

(Photos by Agata)

The 'It' Healthy (2-Ingredient) Snack

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Here is the easiest, the healthier and totally mouth-watering dessert in a jiffy: get a box of soft and gooey dates, open them individually and remove the pits, then dip the gooey side in cinnamon (or cacao powder or coconut shreds) and enjoy the most indulging quick snack there is!

Try it, it's a revelation:)

P.S: Fancy more?
P.P.S: Plus, Wednesday cake glory.

(Tip and photos by This Rawsome Vegan Life)
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