28 April 2015

How to make homemade Ghee

Homemade Ghee Recipe

Hello! So we've been on this mission to find something other then butter or olive oil to cook our food. And what we have found is called Ghee. Now that we've tasted this golden deliciousness it's much easier to get addicted to it and make it ourselves. You'd be surprised how easy it is to make and since we live in Sweden it's a bit difficult to find in stores (without it costing an arm and a leg).

This is mostly a recipe that my boyfriend discovered and has told me of it's benefits. Apparently, this is considered golden liquid in India. It is important to use high quality butter to create Ghee of he best flavor. This is great for your nails, hair and skin as it has vitamin K. This vitamin is good for people in need of calcium and if you want to ingest more foods with vitamin K here are some: spinach, kale, asparagus, Brussels sprouts and turnips. 

27 April 2015

Free Week on Two Pages with Notes

I absolutely love Erin Condren style planners but I don't see myself using anything else other then a binder type of agenda! So i decided to create a free printable inspired by the style for me and as such decided to share with the internet, because sharing is caring, right?!

Planner Undated A5

So here is how it looks on my dokibook but since you can cut the inserts in half it can also fit well in Kikki K planner also! This is an a5 size since I don't think it'll look good in smaller sizes but please let me know if you'd absolutely would want it!

You can download it here or by clicking on the image.
Planner Undated A5

Planner Undated A5

Did you enjoy what I've created? If so do you think it would be a good idea to continue? Please leave a comment on what you think! :)

21 April 2015

Spring Cleaning Checklist 2015

Spring Cleaning Checklist 2015

This is a great and quick spring cleaning checklist that I used myself which prevented confusion, waste of money on unnecessary products and made my cleaning habits quicker! This is a general list of things to do first as apposed to doing something in depth (hat's to come in future posts):

07 April 2015

Banana&Chocolate Oatmeal Comfort Food

banana chocolate oatmeal healthy

Hello there! It has been enough of good weather for me to be happy and prancing around the Swedish mountains, however, there comes a time when I want a comfort food and to me this is oatmeal!

banana chocolate oatmeal cookies

I seem to gravitate to the banana and chocolate combo quite a bit. I feel like many other people also will like this combination of flavors so I've decided to share this recipe since it's spring and all yet we can still have those rainy days where you just want to stay in and cuddle while eating the deliciousness!

05 April 2015

Loppi Blog Bag │April 2015


With all the things happening this month, I haven't had the chance to open my April Loppiblogbag until today. This is like opening a present for Christmas and, as so, I loved the experience behind receiving this! I was very impressed with my first impression with this box and its contents. I loved all the products and have since used them. Here’s what I received in my box this month:
  • Friggs' TE+ Solljus and Ekologiska Miniriskakor med mörk choklad I just might be addicted to this tea! I actually went out and bought three more! They're really good for someone who doesn't sleep much at night like me (curse you insomnia) and have no caffeine. regardinf the rice crackers with dark chocolate, well I ate them in 9.5 seconds! They were good!  
  • Bio Oil This oil is aimed to reduce stretch marks but you can also use it for dry and aging skin. Which is great for me since I get such dry skin from work! 
  • Elixir Volume Mascara and Moment de Bonheur eau de toilette from Yves Rocher. I'm always excited to try out new mascaras and so far this brand has proven to have really good ones! As for the perfume, it has a fresh odor with fruity nodes that are seemingly perfect for Spring! 
  • Pierre Robert Yup, I got panties in the mail. But to my defense they are actually really good quality! I got the lime colored ones which is a really great color for Summer. 
  • RFSU Active Balans This helps prevent vaginal infections. These tablets are good to be taken during pregnancies or during menses.

04 April 2015

How to live with Fibromyalgia

fibromyalgia natural treatment for pain

You may have noticed that I lacked in posting here on the blog for a while. Well there's a reason for this as well as this post. Working with children is indeed wonderful but this also means that they cough, sneeze and slobber all over you. Yes I know it sounds horrible but that is just a small thing in comparison to all the other wonderful things that involve working in a preschool.
However, this also means that we get sick quite a bit. And having health issues such as hypothyroidism and fibromyalgia is a very difficult situation to balance between work and health, so i keep a good diet. The last month has been very difficult in terms of dealing with poor health from a throat infection (everyone in my school has been sick though!), then a few weeks later I got flu and fever so I couldn't go to work again. And the third time in March was when I had so much pain I had to stay at home on Friday. It was really bad and I couldn't walk. So I had to adopt even more measures to upkeep my health and live a better life without being in bed all the time.

For this I have come up with a list of things that have helped me withstand everyday pain and power-up through the week:

1. Remove coffee from your diet.

This is a difficult one for me since I love coffee but I do indulge in he occasional latte when we go out. This by no means is a restrictive diet and it shouldn't feel like that but what you need to realize is that coffee may equal a bad night of sleep and in consequence that may result in a painful day!

2. Use Ghee instead of butter.

I found this to be an interesting one as it is very obscure to find as a solution. But Ghee is good for lactose intolerant people (like I've been finding to be). If you're milk protein intolerant this is good for you too. Just make sure that you make it correctly while boiling it.

3. Replace milk chocolate.

Again, on occasion, you can have some. But since it contains milk it might "mess" up your tummy. 

4. Implement Omega 3 in your diet.

Apparently, omega 3 is very good for someone suffering from fibromyalgia. I take fish oil tablets daily and I have to say I notice an increase in energy by 25%. 

5. Exercise

This is a given but for us it can be a huge hassle. If I get 15 minutes of exercise per day I see it as a victory!

6. Reduce the intake of red meats

I have noticed that when I eat all vegan or reduce my meat intake to only chicken that I feel better and sleep better! 

7. Try using cure-tape.

This can be of great help for specific areas where pain is unbearable. In my case, it's my ribs and wrists. A lot of the times I wake up with my hands in pain and fallen asleep believe it or not.