Mussels!

M bought a box of mussels for me this weekend and I had fun!

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I may have made a cooking 101 mistake in that I did not soak the mussels before cooking. oops! Didn’t even occur to me until I chatted with mom, and she said, isn’t that what you do? And I think I assumed that the mussels were already processed somehow, but of course, maybe not. In any case, I kept it simple, and enjoyed the entire box by my lonesome (M was away this weekend, and besides eating a couple, the boys played more with the shells than eat mussels).

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Perfume IQ Quiz & I Heart Perfume Tag

When Nahema extrait was discontinued at the end of 2015 (and very quickly disappeared from all shops), I scrambled to get a bottle before it was completely gone. Nahema had been on my list of full-bottle buys for a few years, but it is so pricey that I kept putting it off. Well, 2016 was the year I decided to get all of my full-bottle desires. So a list was created around last Christmas, and I (mostly) stuck to it this year.

And over 2016, my perfume collection exploded! Whereas before it was just many bottles of perfume, now it is a real collection. I thought it would be fun to go through them here. To kick off the perfume collection series, an icebreaker. I completed 2 perfume profiles – first is a scent quiz (to help you find your perfume, ha) from Sephora, and the second is the I Heart Perfume Tag that went around youtube about 4 years ago.

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2 recipes for M-mom

M-mom asked me about a dish when she visited last, and although I did not intend to post about that, I will briefly here if only she can refer to this if she wants to try. Second was a recent dish that I tried last week.

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Personal update and some upcoming posts

I survived the week-long course the beginning of this month, still a few lectures until the end of the year and I decided to really overhaul one of the lectures, so work work work. Also a few new work deadlines, and a few old ones, and it really seems like there is not a breather until Christmas.

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Little M 3 yrs 7 months, Little E 1 yr 8 months update

Not too much to report that changed this month — the boys are growing well, I am getting better and better at cutting boy hair, and all of us are just waiting for the busy season to be over and to have a bit of a break (maybe) around end of December. Continue reading

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Scent of the Day September 2016

I wasn’t completely following the Friday scent project, but September was great, and I did get back into checking the theme and finding something that fits. I have been slowly but surely putting away the summer fragrances and pulling out the heavier ones. woot!

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Little M 3 yr 6 months, Little E 1 yr, 7 months update

My mom kindly reminded me that May was the last time I updated this blog! We have been busy – jobs, boys on non-overlapping summer breaks, a trip, two visits, a conference, and an upcoming longer work trip. Oh, and I have been working out again. Seems like there is never enough hours in the day to get everything done

So it has been months since I’ve updated, and after many nudges from their grandmas, and also the busy summer coming to a close, I finally got a change to put this up.

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Scent of the day ~ 5/13, 5/20, 5/27

So I have been bad about updating again, and this weekend, coming up, is a massive update for the boys. For now, catching up on scent Fridays.

Although I didn’t manage the post this month, I have been keeping up with scent Fridays — here is today and the past 2 Fridays.

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No-Buy naughties: Burberry

Burberry has become one of my favorite cosmetic brands, right up there next to theBalm and NARS. So when they released their beautiful summer highlighters, I jumped.

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No-Buy naughties: bittersweet

So I have been on a kind of a beauty no-buy since the beginning of the year. However, there were a few slip-ups here and there. But it is like dieting or something — I allow some slip-ups as long as generally I am sticking to the spirit of a “no-buy.”

It is exciting that Urban Decay now directly sell in Germany. They tend to surprise me with colors, which is bad bad bad for a no buy!

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