Lash lift

I dream of long beautiful eyelashes, like everyone else, and have considered getting eyelash extensions for a long time now. Horror examples however are piling up on the web in the form of broken eyelashes and allergic reactions. Alternatively, you can get a “lash lift” that makes lashes appear longer and thicker for about 6-8 weeks.

The tech puts silicone pads on the eyelid, fasten the lashes with gel and uses a permanent liquid to get the lashes into shape. The process takes about an hour and is pretty comfortable (I actually fell asleep) and costs $70.

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It is recommended not to expose your Lash Lifted lashes to water, steam, sauna and makeup for the first 24 hours.

What do you think?

Manfrotto 324rc2 head top plate repair

20150910_103346__1442516468_87.55.214.56I recently purchased a manfrotto 324rc2 head with a damaged top plate for cheap.

My plan was to repair the head for use with a small (and light) point and shoot camera.  The top plate has mounting holes in two locations which I thought would enable me to just mount the plate in the second set of mounting holes, making for an easy repair. Unfortunately, upon close inspection, the  damage to the plate was more extensive than just the mounting holes. The plate had several little hairline fractures which might result in a catastrophic failure if stressed too much.

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Easy Shower Buns

My new mother’s group came by today. Very nice people and it’s great to have someone to talk baby with. I baked some super easy and great tasting cold raised buns for them. The advantage of this recipe is that you don’t need to get your hands in the dough, which comes in handy when you’re trying to look after the kids at the same time.

The name implies that it is actually possible to make these buns on an ordinary work day. Just put the buns in the oven – take a 20 minute bath – enjoy your toasty buns.

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Pyramid Shelf and Hot Chocolate

From the mid-1700s pyramid shelves (Amagerhylder) were incredibly popular among Danish peasants used as a display shelf. They have been unpopular for a long period, but have now found their way back – primarily in the children’s bedrooms.

Scrapping PaperThis pyramid shelf I got at a garage sale. I painted it black and added some scrapping paper for color. You can use wallpaper, but scrapping pager is cheaper. I finished with two layers of clear coats.

After all that hard work, just kidding it’s very easy, I needed some hot chocolate. This is the recipe we use:

  • Hot Chocolate2 cups (½ liter) milk
  • 1 oz. (25 g.) dark chocolate (70%)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Sugar according to taste (we don’t use any)
  • Cinnamon (we do that mostly at Christmas time)
  • Whipping cream
  • Vanilla sugar

 

  • Heat the milk with chocolate and add a pinch of salt. Whip often so the milk doesn’t burn. Add sugar and cinnamon if you fancy.
  • Whip the cream and add vanilla sugar according to taste

Enjoy

Shedding Season

The summer is ending and that equals a ton of dog hair in our home. We recently bought a couple of rugs, but keeping them clean during the shedding season is a hopeless job. I read that one of the cleaning ladies at the Danish royal family use a scrubbing broom to remove pet hair from the oriental rugs at the Palace.

Dogs are like potato chips – you can’t have just one

Yesterday I bought a floor scrubbing broom and today it came to the test. I pulled the brush across the carpet towards myself to draw the hairs out of the carpet and finished with a vacuuming.

Your dog will shed less if you choose dog food of high quality  preferably with fish oil and brush the dog regularly.

It works really well – this is how I’m going to clean from now on.

Old-fashioned Apple Trifle

Autumn equals Apples and for the first time, our little apple tree has blessed us with a decent yield. One of my favorite things to make with apples is trifle and this recipe is just how my mom makes it.

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  • 2½ oz. (70 g.) sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla sugar
  • 2 lb. (1 kg.) apples peeled and diced
  • Whipped cream
  • Macaroons
  • Dark chocolate

Cook the apples with 2/3 fl. oz. (2 dl.) water in a pot. When the apples are cooked easy, add sugar and vanilla. Stir and cook until the consistency is just right. Allow the apple sauce to cool.

The sauce can be eaten with vanilla ice cream for dessert or yogurt for breakfast, but I like it the best used in a trifle.

Place layers of apple sauce, macaroons and whipped cream on top of each other and finish with chopped chocolate.

What is your favorite apple recipie?

 

Sophie la Girafe

Yesterday we received a gift certificate and I went off to buy baby toys. Sophie the Girafe is the best selling toy in France and it’s pretty popular in my area too.

20150912_090402_resized_1The company claims that this toy will be your baby’s all-time favorite and you can pad yourself on the back for purchasing it, since it stimulates all five of the baby’s senses, is made out of natural rubber and free of BPA and phthalates.

I recommend buying the unscented version due to health reasons.

It’s pretty pricy (about 30 dollars), but since I gave away our old teething toys, we needed new ones.

Is it worth the money? Time will tell.

What is your child’s favorite teething toy?

No readers but lots of spam

As I was still researching and setting up the technical aspects of this blog, I suddenly got an email telling me that someone had commented on a post. At first I was really excited – our first reader! The comment read something along the lines:

“I agree completely with your thoughts in this post, it’s like you read my mind. Really nice blog you have”.

A comment like that would normally have given me a feeling of great acknowledgment, but when I realized to which post the comment had been made, I started laughing. This person commenting on our blog was either a master of meditation or holds the world record for lowest recorded IQ in a human. Why? Continue reading No readers but lots of spam

Shower Painting

I found this post on Miss Banana Pants’ blog and wanted to try it out.

The shaving cream was about a dollar and the food coloring was also around a dollar each (I got four). Unfortunately I couldn’t find any shaving cream without perfume (went to three different stores), so the poor kid smelled pretty manly afterwards. Kidding aside you really shouldn’t use products with perfume on the kids, since it increases the risk of allergies. Actually I later read (on my quest to find a more healthy shaving cream) that it’s very easy to produce unscented shaving cream but unfortunately the demand is low for the time being.

Note to dog – stay away from bathroom

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Push Presents

Until very recently, I hadn’t heard of the term “push present”. Who the hell came up with that name anyway? A friend gave birth and explained that she on that occasion received a diamond ring from the father.

Hmm, should I now feel cheated? I didn’t get a present in the delivery room – other than my amazing children of course. Continue reading Push Presents