The harmattan season is upon us and while it breaks my heart to be separated from my bed (and warm duvet) every morning, it certainly doesn’t help that my car is all white from the dusty love notes of the Sahara Desert. And bite me me if I’m going to pay any ‘mallam’ N500 on a daily to clean my car.
Enter my DIY alter ego. Mehn, like it or not, while I wait for my bath water to get hot, I pick up my bucket and a spare mop head (now dedicated to this purpose) and get to working. Washing my car every morning has saved me a lot of money and is a good work out strategy (for those mornings where I absolutely cannot exercise cos I hugged my duvet too long).
Okay, so I guess you get the point. Every now and then, you can take the car to a proper wash to clean your car (inside and all) but by jove, wash ya motor by yasef.
Okies, I’m done.
Yeah it’s Christmas and many of us will blame it on the season when our waist lines thicken. And then come January, we will fill our new year resolution wish list with all sorts of health and fitness goals that won’t see the light of February.
So let’s focus on what we can do. We can make conscious choices about what we put into our bodies. Yes we’ll definitely be tempted to try a slice of cake (I know I will), but should generally try and eat healthy, wholesome foods. But healthy doesn’t have to be boring.
Case in point – My Amazing Chicken Salad Recipe :)
Let’s get straight to it, shall we?
Grill very well marinated chicken thighs (or breasts), then skin,debone and shred it. Cut up 1/4 cucumber, 3 large tomatoes and 3 or 4 lettuce leaves. Mix in 3 tablespoons (or less) of Greek yogurt and 1/2 spoon of mayonnaise (optional). Add your chicken to the mix and voila, you are ready to dig in.
PS: Ensure your chicken is well marinated, preferable overnight because it really defines the flavor of your salad. I bought already marinated chicken from a Lebanese store and oven-grilled it myself. Next time, I’ll marinate myself and share the recipe.
Do you have other healthy recipes we should be trying out this Christmas? Please do share in the comments section. And do let me know if you try out this salad.
All my love,
I long to write every single time I stop by my blog. And if it’s any help, I stop by every. single. day.
I think it gives me some sense of accomplishment that I haven’t given up on my dreams and that soon, I’ll be reunited with Koltureshoq again.
So, just so you know, I think about you everyday. Every. Single. Day.
All my love,
This is a very short story.
One day last week, I took off my flipflops to search for my hair dryer in a box under my bed. I saw my box of sharpie markers first. And the rest is history…
I hope you like it and I’ll like to see your projects (pls drop the links in the comments section). Do remember to share share share this project with your friends. It soooo easy and you can all do it over the coming holiday (yay to holidays).
Have fun guys.
Seems like we have another picture tutorial just like our clutch here.
I’ve had this piece of fabric for over 2 years and after making these fabric covered bangles, it just sat there in my craft box. Until today. Today this one had another chance at life…hehehehe.
What you’ll need: Hard cover notebook, fabric, mod podge, glue gun
So here goes;
NB: I used a glue gun when attaching the book back. Also, the mod podge was still wet in the last pix. Forgive me. I will upload a better pix tomorrow.
I just know I’m going on a DIY spree with this one! :)
If you have any questions, do let me know in the comments section below.
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Have a great week ahead guys.
Remember this clutch I made last year? Well, I just saw some pictures on my iPad and decided to give you guys a picture tutorial. Lazy me….hehehehe.
I had just ordered my first set of Mod Podge from Amazon and was so excited. Dug out my old clutch purse which I had mentally reserved for a makeover and did some Mod Podge Magic.
An old clutch purse
Magazine with beautiful colored pictures (or not)
Bristle or foam brushes
So here goes….
I had fun with this one and I hope you do too.
Hit me up in the comments section if you have a question. I’ll be more than willing to answer. And remember to share this post with your friends…thanks ;)
Have a great week guys.
So it was my friend’s marriage introduction and I was in a pretty craft mood. Here’s what I did and I suggest you do too.
(In the voice of Emmet in The Lego Movie)
Bring out your poor old clutch purse (or any other ‘unblinged’ purse for that matter).
Bring out your flat-back or sew-on crystals and your E6000 glue.
Start gluing the crystals on to your purse. Allow to dry for 24 hours at least (very important). And there you have it. Your very own DIY blinged out purse.
Hit me up in the comments section if you have questions (or if you’d just like to say hi) :)
Off to my salsa class now.