Calculus on a Thursday afternoon

I’m not a mother (yet), so I don’t have children. Let alone children going through school. But yesterday it struck me when my future nephew – let’s call him that, even though technically speaking he’s my fiancé’s nephew once removed (no, really. That’s the technical terminology). Back to the story, my fiancé’s cousin’s 16 year…

Meal Planning for a week

Grocery shopping is a real time-suck. I’ve always enjoyed it, but I’ve never had an eye on budget, or had I in mind what I was going to make with the things I would buy. For example, these eggplants look in season, I’ll take them – without a second thought as to how I was…

Closet Organisation

7 tips on how to declutter and organise your closet to save time, money and mess!

Productive Indulgence

Right now I have my phone set on a 10 minute timer while I’m running a bath upstairs. Fiancé has decided to go to confession (a ritual which I’m still not too sure I understand, but ok, no judgment) and so nothing calls more for a nice warm bath than a calm Saturday afternoon at…

Plain Congee

A simple recipe for congee and how you can hack this! The perfect gluten free, lactose free winter warmer.

Quando si è alzato il gomito just a little too much

Best hangover cures and things that occur to me when I’m feeling particularly under the weather. Tips I’m passing on with a grain of “do as I say, and not as I do” – but of course, what I will do from now on too!

Thick Green Smoothies

An adapted version of Jessica Alba’s Green Smoothie recipe (that she demonstrated on Ellen)

Making sure I don’t gain a ton over Christmas

Christmas usually means a lot of social events and gathering over food and wine and often these are long lunches or dinners. So if all the meals are quite heavy, this means that you really only have breakfast to combat the battle of the bulge.

Oops. I’ve made a mess.

I used to think that my fiancé was borderline OCD when it came to cleaning and organization. It baffled me that he hired a housekeeper to come in every day to clean our house (both of us work). But now, I get it.

It’s the little things that don’t take too much extra time, that when put together have the overall effect of making life just that much nicer.

Here are 6 tips I’ve picked up that may also help you!