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Valentine Anise Cookies

Hello everyone ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s Valentine’s Day this week! I hope all of you who celebrate it have a lovely time with your partners. Sadly, I don’t have anyone to celebrate that day with (and actually, I never did anything special on that day back when I was in a relationship either). I do however enjoy all those cute pink themed things that we see everywhere at this time of year and I gave in to that ubiquitous mood myself despite not celebrating Valentine’s Day.

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Life · Other · Sweet

Fat, fat Thursday

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It’s here, it’s today! The day when calories don’t matter, the day when every doughnut eaten magically turns into prosperity and luck rather than fat cells.

Fat Thursday, it’s today.

In case you haven’t heard of this tradition… I’m not surprised ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s probably only celebrated in countries with catholic traditions, always on the last Thursday of carnival. And in Poland, we eat doughnuts. Doughnuts for breakfast, doughnuts for lunch, doughnuts for dinner, and in between, if you’re hungry, you can have a doughnut as a snack! I’d say an average person I’ve talked to has around 6 doughnuts on this day, but some manage to get to two-digit numbers. Personally, I only managed to eat 3 throughout the day before my body refused to tolerate any extra gram of sugar… but in my defense, Polish doughnuts are huge! Unlike American-style donuts, they don’t have a hole in the middle (why waste a perfectly fine doughnut space on a hole?!). They’re sweet, filled with sweet jam (typically rose hip or a mix of various fruits), covered with powdered sugar, icing or glaze. Delicious, for sure, but balancing on the thin line between deliciousness and sugar overload ๐Ÿ˜€

A superstition says that you need to eat at least one doughnut to attract luck and happiness for a year. So as you see, a healthy diet isn’t an option today. Your well-being is at stake!

If you need some diversity in your menu, other deep-fried sweets like angel wings or cheese doughnuts are acceptable too… but mind the superstition, one regular doughnut is a must ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

Life · Other

Why my bag weighs a ton – what’s in my bag – essentials

‘The hell are you carrying in there? Bricks?!’

If I got a pound every time I heard that I’d be a millionaire now. I only have bare necessities in my bag though! A lot of them… sure… but I do need them all.

1. Hand sanitizer. Cause there’s nothing worse than accidentally touching something sticky and being unable to wash your hands.

2. Adhesive band-aid. Cause you never know when you’re gonna need it.

3. Tangle teezer. Cause one can’t live without a hair brush with hair as long as mine.

4. Chapstick. Cause leaving home without my trusty Carmex is like leaving home without an arm or a leg.

5. Handcream. Might not seem like a necessity but it’s genuinely my most used thing from this list.

6. Little nail file. Cause a broken nail with sharp edges is one of the most annoying things in the whole wide world.

7. Chewing gum. Cause if you happen to eat something you wanna refresh your mouth afterwards.

8. Umbrella. Cause if you leave it at home you’re guaranteed to be caught by heavy rainstorm. Even if it doesn’t usually rain, just leave the umbrella at home and it will.

9. A piece of paper and a biro. Cause… Hm. I guess it might be useful sometimes, right? I’m not a fan of writing things down on the phone.

10. Clear nail polish, especially if I’m wearing tights. Cause you wanna prevent that run from spreading.

11. A pack of pocket tissues. No need to justify this, I believe.

12. A tiny bottle of refreshing perfume. Cause I wan’t to feel (and smell) fresh, especially in summertime.

13. Painkillers. Cause you don’t want an unexpected headache to ruin your day.

14. Earbuds. Cause I need my music to go with me everywhere.

(15. Powerbank, in case I plan on being outdoors all day)

Phone, wallet, documents, keys… all the regular essentials everyone usually carries around.

It all makes sense, right?

Is there anything I’m missing that would make my life easier (and my bag even heavier)?

Although I have a lot of stuff in my bag I believe I have it all under control. I was a lot more unorganized in the past though. When I once lost a remote control from my tv I found it after a week… in my bag, of course. ^^’

 

Beauty · DIY · Life · Other · Sweet

January in photos

A little throwback to January. Looks like all I did that month was eat and craft ^^’ Hopefully February will bring more diversity, although the weather is still wintery (we got hit by a fresh supply of snow last night…) and doesn’t encourage leaving the warmth and coziness of my house. I do however have one exciting afternoon planned for next week and I can’t wait for it!

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Christmas · Life · Other

Bye bye, Christmas!

I know, I know. Most of you are probably thinking: ‘Saying goodbye to Christmas now? It’s February!’. Well, in Polish tradition (which originates from catholic traditions), we’re allowed to keep all Christmas decorations and Christmas trees for over a month after the actual holiday, until February 2nd! Pretty cool, isn’t it? Having that lovely Christmas spirit at home for such a long time ๐Ÿ™‚

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