Okay, so I have a terrible, awful confession: I'm terrified of lye. Yeah... I know, I know... "With the proper precautions it's safe and you end up with a soap you have made all by yourself, isn't that neat?" Well, yeah... but still, lye. Highly-corrosive-can-cause-burning lye. And so, I haven't managed to talk myself into taking … Continue reading Semi-homemade Soap
As I've mentioned before, my mom is a semi-homemade kind of person. If there is a way to make something in half the time and still have it taste awesome, she'll find it. She makes most of her soups, salads and dishes this way. Just a few ingredients all mixed together and you'll have an … Continue reading My Mom’s Onion Soup
If you belong to a certain corner of the internet, you have probably heard about the horrors and dangers that hide comfortably within the highly unpronounceable compounds and elements in the cosmetic products we use in our everyday life. From parabens, mercury, and phthalates, to sulfates, toluene, and formaldehyde we seem to be basically walking around … Continue reading Homemade Deodorant
I sat next to him again. Just because he was a nice guy, I told myself. Just because it was easy to talk to him and I wasn't feeling like being social or having weird, taxing interactions full of awkward small talk. Just because the class was full and I couldn't sit by myself. "Right," … Continue reading It All Started With a Paper Plane
One of the things that happen when you live alone is that sometimes - in days when there's not much to do (no work, no shopping, no cleaning, no school) - you get bored. The house seems too quiet, the day too long, and everything on TV either too bland, or too dense, or generally … Continue reading Chinese Egg Noodles
Of all the most hated clichés in contemporary romance literature, having your characters meet in the dingy, badly-lit hallways at school is probably closest to the top. Extra points if what leads to said meeting is the combined clumsy distraction of both characters as they rush to opposite sides of the building. Of course, the … Continue reading Just Like in a (Bad) Romance Novel
Combination of essential oils for healthy, shiny hair.
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