Cool Things: Cow Bone Utensils

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GAH! I can’t believe I forgot to post about these! I know how it happened… I don’t have my own place at the moment, and when my family asked if they could use them I said “not a chance” and hid them. Out of sight, out of mind.

I got them last Christmas from my boyfriend’s Grandma in the Faroe Islands. She’s in a craft group and they do jewellery making (she made me a silver pendant that you can see here), bone polishing (like these utensils), and knitting (she is so good I’m pretty sure she invented it).

These utensils have been polished out of cow leg bone! Hand polished ’til they gleam & shine! They’re beautiful.

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I’m just so down with original stuff lately, especially in these days of mass-made everything <— Whoa whoa whoa… That doesn’t mean I’m against mass-made products on the cheap. I’m not at all. I’m just getting super appreciative of traditional, meaningful, gifted, one-of-a-kind anything.

I think this will be the first of my family heirloom collection which is quite exciting! So is this.

I wish I could tell you where to buy some, but I can’t. I’ve included some similar (actually totally different) styles below, but… I think I have myself a pretty cool one-of-a-kind set of serving utensils. And I’m sorry, but I just had to brag share.

Piperlime Sale

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I heard a couple months ago that Piperlime is closing their doors for good. It looks like they’re having the first of their blowout sales today and today only!

Click here and use the code: YOUNEEDIT at check out to score 20% or 30% off shoes, handbags and accessories!

Personally, I won’t be buying a thing. I’m fully stocked thanks to a random UO order a couple weeks ago. But I hope you can find something you like!

Why Sourdough Bread Is Kinda Good For You

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Isn’t sourdough the best.

It always feels so special. Like a treat that you know isn’t around all the time, so you have it everyday until it’s gone. The best way to have it? Plain, toasted with some butter.  Continue reading “Why Sourdough Bread Is Kinda Good For You” »

The Best Little (and big) Bralettes

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Cutout and thin-strapped tanks.

Cutout, backless and thin-strapped dresses.

Sheer, see-through everything.

Am I wrong to say, that it doesn’t seem to matter if lacey bras or bra straps show in outfits these days? That it’s actually “a look”? – I’m the furthest thing from a fashionista so I’m actually asking…… Am I wrong? Continue reading “The Best Little (and big) Bralettes” »

Danish Rugbrød

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Definition: The best bread in the world.

Pronunciation: Something like “roogbra” or “roobru”.

Uses: Eating with butter, salmon, cream cheese and cucumber, shrimp salad, boiled eggs, cheese & pickles, basically anything. Now that it has stuff on it, it’s called smørrebrød. You could also use it as a weapon when it’s in full-loaf form because it’s heeeaaaaaavy.

Where to get it: Your oven via the recipe below. Continue reading “Danish Rugbrød” »

Link Love

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Is there anything a Q-Tip can’t do? {WhoWhatWear}

A real reminder for me to get on it (I’m trying to learn Faroese). {World of Wanderlust}

See… Everyone is dry brushing. {Brooklyn Blonde}

Do you know why brown sugar is brown? {The Kitchn}

Closet organization… Matching hangars are King. {Refinery29}

Society6 – Your New Addiction

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I discovered Society6 in September and I’m pretty obsessed. Don’t even go to their website unless you have 4 hours to scroll through all the beautiful art and sketches. You can just browse, or search for colours and themes so you can get exactly what you want.

Then… the best part… you can literally get it printed onto anything. ANYTHING! Continue reading “Society6 – Your New Addiction” »

Quinoa Granola

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First, I need to state that I’m very proud of this recipe.

Over the last couple months, I’ve seen granola recipes around the net. I glanced at them, made a mental note to try it sometime, then moved on. I finally decided to make my own and it’s so good!

I guess I’m proud because I didn’t use any recipe at all. I just harnessed all the granola internet memories I had and whipped it up.

My boyfriend has eaten more of it than me, so that’s a good sign, right? Continue reading “Quinoa Granola” »

Bamboo Silica

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If you’re looking for magical hair growth pills… I think I found them.

I’m a month in on my 2nd round of taking 70% Bamboo Silica and I really see a difference. I swear.

I was skeptical when I woke up the morning after I took the first pill and didn’t look like Rapunzel. I gave it a chance and it seems to be working! I always notice it in my eyelashes… Continue reading “Bamboo Silica” »