fredag 28. april 2017

Friday Finds; The New Jewelry Brand Buddhism Enthusiast

I can easily admit that I'm by no means a slave-to-the-most-recent-trends fashionista or have a "thing" for expensive designer brands like Michael Kors etc (please don't even get me started on the fact that I've seen 12 year old girls having a Michael Kors bag as school bag here in Norway, as it's probably worth a blog post on its own).

What I wanted to share with you today is a new jewelry brand I came across, thanks to Instagram, which is called Buddhism Enthusiast and sells bracelets and necklaces at their online shop. The jewelry is simple, yet really stylish and for every purchase, 25 per cent is donated to help support buddism in war zones and protect buddhist patrimoine.

Personally, I ended up purchasing the Positive Mantra Bracelet, as I felt it suited me rather well considering my own outlook on life.

torsdag 27. april 2017

Thursday Movie Picks Television Edition; Police

As the blog Wandering Through The Shelves has this weekly meme called "Thursday Movie Picks", I wanted to start writing a few such posts. This week's theme was a television edition with focus on police, so here is my three picks when it comes to police TV-series.

NCIS; Even though the cast has undergone some changes in the later seasons, I still love that show, partially due to Abby.

Dexter; A bad guy killing other bad guys.

Midsomer Murders; Sometimes all I need is a British crime TV-series.

onsdag 26. april 2017

5 Poetry Collections to Read for Poetry Month

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Even though it is late in the month, I wanted to give you a list of five poetry collections to read for poetry month. It is some variety in terms of the collections and it is just a small number of poetry collections that are actually available. As there is a book for each reader, there is a poet/a poem/a poetry collection for each reader. Trust me, I know the feeling of being fed up by poetry analysis at school and I didn't really appreciate poetry until I started at university, thanks to an amazing teacher in American literature who introduced us to Allen Ginsberg and Sylvia Plath among others (thanks Eric, for sparking my joy of poetry).

Anyway, here is my tiny list of poetry collections and anthologies worth checking out. If you know of any poetry collections/anthologies you want to recommend, feel free to post in the comment section below.

tirsdag 25. april 2017

Making a Home; 30 Days to Domestic Bliss Challenge

A little while back I came across the 30 Days to Domestic Bliss Challenge at the blog The Decorista. As I'm into home decor et cetera, I became intrigued by the challenge, especially since it is pretty easy and straight forward. One day you might style up your shoes, another day you might frame and hang some art.

Even though it *might* be over 30 days since I discovered the challenge, I still have a few days I haven't done (*cough*), but hopefully Ashlina wouldn't get too mad at me, as I'm after all writing my BA thesis at the moment. I will finish the challenge though, so don't worry.

Here is by the way what I did for "Day 18" of the challenge, which was expressing myself with words. I found this pretty (and free) typography print online, printed + framed it and hung it on the wall in my entrance. It was something that I got done in less than 10 minutes and yet it says volumes.

Have you ever done a similar challenge or do you feel tempted to do the 30 days to domestic bliss challenge? Feel free to comment below.

mandag 24. april 2017

Menu Plan Monday Week 17

It's a new Monday, which means a new Menu Plan Monday post, thanks to Laura at I'm an Organizing Junkie. Sadly the Malaysian street food cooking course last week got cancelled, but luckily I got the offer that I could pick a new course. This weekend I'm also participating in Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon, which I'm really looking forward to.

Stock photo from Pexels
Here is my menu plan for this week.
Monday; Jamaican Jerk Tacos
Tuesday; Leftovers from Monday
Wednesday; Vegetarian Burgers
Thursday; Salmon and Pasta in Herb Sauce
Friday; Vegetarian Burgers
Saturday; Pizza Crescents
Sunday; Salmon and Pasta in Herb Sauce

What is your menu plan for this week if you have one?