I’ve seen coffee bean cookie recipes on YouTube and on the net for some time now. I thought they are too cute (aren’t they?!) and always wanted to try making some. The recipe below is based on BakeAlish’s recipe, with a few tweaks to suit my taste better. Ingredients 3-5 grams instant coffee powder / … More Coffee Bean Cookie Recipe
It’s a few days late, but Happy Mother’s Day to all the awesome super mummas on the planet! I hope you were all able to feel the love and the celebration of your motherhood! Virtual hugs to you all! 💜 Okay, I don’t want to be a party pooper, but personally, Mother’s Day was a … More My Thoughts On Mother’s Day
I have been taking baby steps in reducing our household waste in the past year. While being zero-waste and living sustainably would be the dream, I’m just doing what I can instead of trying to be perfect. I’m listing 9 simple ways that I’m reducing our waste. Well, I think that using eco bags when … More Little Steps Towards Reducing Waste
With the lockdown restrictions implemented in New Zealand, it’s quite easy to give in and go panic buying for groceries (remember the toilet paper frenzy?) I must admit, once the cases started going up, I was tempted to rush to the supermarket and stock up. Thankfully, we realised that most people would go to the … More Do I Still Practise Minimalism During Lockdown?
A couple of days ago, the Mister and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in isolation. Normally, we would have packed our bags and spent a couple of days somewhere we haven’t been to, trying out different food and going on some walks. But not this year. Instead we had a homemade rustic chocolate cake, some … More Anniversary In Isolation
We are at the halfway point of the level 4 lockdown restrictions in New Zealand (still unsure if this period will be extended or not). How are you doing so far? As we live our “new normal” lives, it got me thinking about when this is all over. What are the things in the “old … More Thinking About When This Is All Over
New Zealand was effectively put on lockdown since Thursday, and it might be in place for at least 4 weeks. But the Mister and I have been staying home since last weekend, ever since the numbers of confirmed cases started going up. We’re one of the lucky ones who get to continue our work at … More How Are You Holding Up?
Okay, so that’s not a bottle of cold brew coffee in the photo 😄 I just re-used an old bottle for this little DIY facial wash. The season is changing from summer to autumn here in New Zealand, and the big changes in temperature, plus stress, always trigger my eczema. I find that my usual … More Honey Lavender Facial Wash Recipe
Lately, I have been having some mild anxiety. There are so many things on my mind – both work-wise and personal (although working for more than a year on a “death march” project is definitely taking its toll). I always feel like I have to rush to get things done, and that a lot of … More Struggling With Slow Living
It’s always awesome to celebrate our big milestones and successes. Got a job promotion? Well done! Started a new business venture? Good on you! Bought a house? Have some friends come over! Got married or had a baby? That calls for a huge celebration! Of course, it’s easy to highlight these milestones, but in reality, … More Appreciating The Ordinary