Saturday, 26 September 2020

Where To Find Handmade Sustainable Fashion Items

Hi There..... Are you looking for Handmade Sustainable Fashion Items?

Does it also make you happy to find that there are more and more shops that make sustainable fashion items? There would be a time that people didn’t care much about the how and why. Well, at least that is how I remember it from my past. People weren’t that much aware that things like Sustainable fashion mattered. But have I got a secret for you. It does. 😀

Today we have to take into account not only how we style ourselves but also what shops select to make their clothes off.

The problem for me is that before I can do that, I will first have to find my perfect fashion style. I dropped a lot of weight these past few years and that makes me lost again. Can you see the giant pile of fat behind me trying to keep up? 😂

No, seriously, my head still hasn’t adapted to my new body. Sometimes I still see myself as that chubby woman I was for so many years. 😉

Would you like to know more about my weight loss journey? Maybe you should read the blog I made on that a few weeks ago.

Although I have to say, there is one disadvantage of getting skinnier at a certain age. When your face gets less round, the wrinkles get more visible too. I hate that part, even though people say I look younger now. I shouldn’t be unhappy though because people still estimate me about 5 to 10 years younger. 😍

It has to be something I inherited from my dad. I still remember my mom always wanting my dad to grow a beard. Without his beard, he would look so much younger. My mom said that one time when they were having a walk. People would mistake my dad for my mom’s son. Impossible because I had no brothers. Ok, at least not that I am aware of. 😂

So here I am, still looking for that perfect dress for me. The most important question is what kind of dress fits my new body type best.

Wikipedia’s classification talks about 5 different body sizes.

V-shapes have smaller buttocks, bigger chest, and wider shoulders. This is a more male shape and doesn’t fit me one bit.

Hourglass shapes are significantly narrower in the waist than in the chest region. Nope, that is not the one I resemble either.

The Apple shapes have a wider stomach region than their hip section. Also, more of a masculine figure, so I pass on this one too.

Then there is the Pear, Spoon, or Bell figure with a wider hip section than the upper body. This may be a more feminine shape, but it is not mine either.

Last but not least, the Rectangle, Straight or Banana shape with relatively similar hip, waist, and shoulder sections. I almost thought there was nothing in it for me, but this is the one. 😍

Ok, I have bored you enough with chitchatting about myself. Time to tell you something about this Etsy shop I came across a few days ago. I was so impressed by their clothes I asked them if I could write a blog post for them. 😄

They believe that all women have an Inner Muse, and that’s why their shop name is LeMuse. It’s a family business that was born years ago. They are proud to be a part of sustainable fashion and are glad to be using natural fabric in their creations. Their passion is all about making natural, comfortable, and minimalist clothing. They want to make women feel wonderful, radiating, and elegant without harming our precious environment.

Let me show you some pretty things they have in their store 😊

Women Winter Dress, Black Sweater Dress

Women Red Top, Long Sleeve Top

Wool Sweater, Loose Sweater

Deep Blue Dress, Sailor Dress

Women Cardigan, Teal Cardigan

Those are my picks for today..... So tell me what you think about them..... Do you love them as much as I do? 😍

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

Behind every unique handmade piece is a lot of hard work. It's a labor of love and every piece you buy will make someone's day a happy day. 

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Cooking Tips On Where To Find Some Great Fall Recipes

Hi There..... Do you enjoy cooking a little? Or maybe a lot? Do you have some great fall recipes up your sleeve? Or did you come here to get some cooking tips?

Sorry to say so, but I am not the most avid cook..... I can’t say that I ever was..... Safe to say that I do not have any blog posts on great fall recipes of my own 😄

That reminds me of the time I was a teenager..... We all enjoyed helping mom making special things for the Holidays..... We would, for instance, make our own potato croquettes..... First, my mam would prepare the mashed potatoes and we would dip them in egg white first and then in some breadcrumbs..... And afterward, we would roll them all by hand 😋

Did you ever make potato croquettes from scratch like that? I bet you didn't 😉

Those were literally about the only times you would find me in the kitchen..... Only on special occasions when we would try out new things or new recipes..... Simple everyday meals didn’t really interest me that much..... My sisters would always do their part and help mom out with cooking throughout the year..... But I hated ordinary meals so badly that I would always try to escape 😖

That’s why my mom invented a stupid new rule..... If you wanted to take part in the cooking on special occasions..... You would have to have cooked at least 10 meals during the year..... Ooh my, that really didn’t make me happy, not the least bit 😞

Some years I didn’t even make it to 10 cooks..... I know, hard to believe, haha..... 10 times a year doesn't seem that much..... But it was way too much for me 😂

Well, at least now you know why I don’t have a food blog..... But that doesn’t mean I am going to deprive you of great recipes or cooking tips..... As Jim Rohn said, ‘To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?' 😁

Thus I solved the problem at hand..... I asked some of my Blogger friends for recipes and before I knew it I had too many of them..... So I am probably going to do another blog post like this soon..... I have always had a problem with turning people down..... Why would you turn them down if you don’t have to? And I am not the only one who seems to think this way..... Steve Wynn said, ‘Money doesn’t make people happy. People make people happy.' 😎

So here are the first fall recipes I picked to share with you today..... They are Dutch recipes, but I will translate the ingredients for you..... You can always use Google Translate if you want to know more..... And if you are really stuck, you can always ask me for help 😋

Risotto With Mushrooms And Eggplant

250 grams of risotto
cup of mushrooms
1 bag of dried porcini mushrooms
1 eggplant
1 bell pepper
2 onions
0.8 - 1 liter of broth
leftover peas
dash of red wine (about 1 deciliter)
1-2 tablespoons of Italian herbs
chorizo (or chicken, tasty too!)
bag of parmesan cheese

Vegan Aubergine Stew With Chickpeas

bel pepper
garlic (2 cloves)
4 carrots
250 grams of chickpeas (fresh have to be soaked for at least 8 hours)
100 grams of mushrooms
50 grams of pearl onions, drained
2 onions

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto With Parmesan Cheese

Lots of olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 liter of vegetable stock
200-gram risotto rice (we used spelt risotto)
1 small butternut squash, peeled, and cubed
5 carrots, grated
75 grams of Parmesan cheese, grated
125 milliliter white Chardonnay wine, optional
40 grams of unsalted butter
A nice pinch of salt
Black pepper to taste
Fresh thyme

Chestnut Soup With Mushrooms And Thyme

340 grams of chestnuts with skin (+/- 300 gr peeled chestnuts)
300 chestnut mushrooms
100 shiitakes
1 onion
150 gr leek (1 large or 2 small)
1 vegetable stock cube
1 - 1.5 liter of boiling water
1 tablespoon dried or fresh thyme leaves
for garnish: some extra shiitake mushrooms with garlic and salt (we used about 50 g per person)

Ok, that's it for today..... I sure hope I inspired you to do some cooking 😍

Hope you like my blog post.....Until next time.....Have a great day 

Renata (Seadbeady) 

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