I QUIT SUGAR 8-WEEK PROGRAM (weeks 7 to 8 in review)

And so, the IQS 8-week program has officially come to an end. :’( *blub blub* It hasn’t stopped me from whipping up Easy Gado Gado for dinner tonight, nor treating myself to a Zucchini Brownie for afternoon tea. Yes, it seems that 48 hours post-program, I have stuck with sugar-free, despite being technically “off the hook” now. And […]

SPARKLING ICED GREEN TEA INFUSED WITH MINT, LIME & BLUEBERRIES (sugar-free refreshment!)

On this – the hottest* day I have experienced in Stockholm during 2014 - I spontaneously threw together a refreshing iced tea drink that manages to combine some of my favourite things; sparkling water (I could drink litres!), green tea, ice, blueberries, mint and lime. An easy-to-make, beautiful drink that promotes beauty from the inside out! SPARKLING ICED GREEN […]

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO YOU (and a timely, “motherly” reminder to myself!)

Want an easy way to look and feel better that’s fad-free, cost-free, completely natural and almost as easy as breathing? It’s simple. Drink more water and get more sleep! I created this little graphic to remind myself that my sometimes-overlooked-yet-most-obvious basic needs should never be last on my list of priorities, no matter how “busy” I am. Happy […]

HOW TO GET A NEW SPRING WARDROBE FOR FREE! (and do the environment a favour at the same time)

During my wild and crazy youth (lol), despite not really following mainstream fashion trends, I used to love dressing up, spending hours (literally) getting ready to go out, experimenting with hairstyles and coveting cosmetics. I am glad to not “be there” now, truth be told, however since motherhood it’s probably fair to say I have gotten myself into a bit […]

SPRING CLEANING FROM WITHIN: RAW FOOD, JUICING & MEDITATION (AKA did I pick the craziest week ever to detox?!)

Yes, we’ve recently celebrated Easter and, amid the many significances of this special time of year, it’s a fabulous time for the bakers among us, right? So why, oh WHY did I pick Easter week to reevaluate my eating habits and try raw food for the first time? Could it be the subtle influence of Deepak’s soothing voice as […]

SUPER-GIRLY GLITTER FRENCH MANICURE

Another of my Project Pinterest agenda items doubled as a “me making time for me” project. I don’t exactly know why, but I have recently crossed over to the other side in terms of recent nail wear tastes. I have put my baby blues on the shelf and gone in search of all that is […]

PROJECT PINTEREST (AKA Just do it!)

Ok, so I have officially been using Pinterest for a year now and despite 396 pins thus far and over two dozen boards, until yesterday I had yet to make even one pinned recipe or complete a single DIY/craft project. It is one thing to simply collect images and ideas that momentarily make you feel […]

PRE-CHRISTMAS SHAPE-UP: the results

MY GOAL TALLY: To be able to run 30 minutes on the treadmill- I actually beat this by a few minutes not long after setting this target. To do yoga/pilates once a week- um, let’s just say this wasn’t quite so successful (but I am making up for it now with 2-3 sessions of yoga/body […]

PRE-CHRISTMAS SHAPE-UP

Traditional Christmas celebrations in Northern Europe, aside from being charming and cosy, are a decidedly stodgy affair. The weather calls for it. This year will be no different, but I hope that I will be a little different (in the old health department, that is). I should stress that I work out 5-6 times per […]