4.10.11

Tricks of the trade

I just absolutely love clothes, shoes and accessories.

I really have to restrain myself when I walk past a shop which sells any of the above as I always manage to walk out with something. It’s actually ridiculous, and according to my dad I have a serious problem. So I have for the past two years placed myself on a strict budget of how much I can spend on what.

I even went as far as setting up an excel spread sheet that I fill out for each month, so I can see exactly where all my money has gone. It was a real shocker at first because it made me really see how much money I was wasting on unnecessary items.

Along with budgeting I have also learnt a few tricks when it comes to taking care of my shoes and clothes. I have even learnt a few handy tricks when it comes to washing /repairing my clothes and how to ensure they last twice as long.  I am going to be sharing these tips with you, because I really feel they have helped me out a lot.
Always wash your jeans inside out as this protects the colour 

   
 All some deodorants (with the combination of sweat) tend to leave those ugly yellow marks on your shirt. Soak the affected area in a vinegar/water solution (1 tablespoon of vinegar for every cup of water).
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When you buy a new pair of shoes, before you wear them, take them to a cobbler and have them add a rubber sole as this will make the shoe last longer.
      If you have a pair of shoes of which the sole is completely worn, instead of throwing them out and buying another pair rather take them to be re-soled and you will save having to spend money on another pair. 
    
 If you have anything suede that has picked up colour transfer from anything, you can fix this by brushing over the affected area with a nail file.
   
   Patent leather is rather sturdy, but can sometimes get a small stain here and there. Take a cotton swab, dip it in some nail polish remover and brush it over the stain.

Hope these tips, will help you as much as they have helped me. 

23.9.11

For the love of fish!!

I am generally not a fan of fish; I am very fussy when it comes to the type of fish I eat. There is however one type of fish I cannot seem to get enough of and that is Sushi. I am so in love with sushi that if I don’t have sushi it at least once a week I begin to feel at odds with myself. Yes I am well aware of the fact that I have some kind of problem, it is an inside joke among my friends and I.

So today I will be sharing a few facts about my love…sushi!

  • Sushi isn't equal to raw fish. Raw fish is called sashimi and is not the same as sushi. Sushi indicates foods that use rice seasoned with rice vinegar. Of course, raw fish is the most popular ingredient in sushi, but the main element of sushi is rice.
  • Green tea (it's called agari in sushi restaurants) is the best drink with sushi.
  • Don't make wasabi soup with your soy sauce! Sushi Chef's cringe at this. The wasabi is there merely to cleanse the palette.
Below are my favourite types of sushi:

                                                                          Sashimi

California Roll

Rainbow Roll

Fashion Sandwich

Maki

                                                                           Handroll

I have two favourite sushi restaurants and that is Yamada in Rivonia for some all you can eat and Nakamori in Douglasdale for some cheap sushi.

18.9.11

Flower power

Oh how I love Sundays, there is just something magical about each and every Sunday during the summer time.

This particular Sunday though, I am more excited than usual, as today I am get to redo a piece of my garden. This is something I have been dying to do for the past four years , but seeing as it is my parents’ house I have always needed their permission. 

Well I finally after years of begging I got the go ahead on Wednesday. It will be a slow process of one patch of garden at a time.

For me a garden should be filled with one thing....colour! These are some of the ideas I would love to have in a garden. 
o see more of my garden ideas go look at my Pinterest board.
To see more of my garden ideas, go have a look at my Pinterest Board.

“A man's character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and colour of things about him”

9.9.11

We took a drive...

This past week, my lovely and I decided enough was enough a quick getaway was in order.
On Wednesday we took drive out to the Pilanesberg National Park for some much needed RnR.

It was just a day trip, but it also ended up being just what the doctor had ordered.
The scenery was beautiful, the animals were magnificent and the company was even better.
On this beautiful day, we saw Elephants, Rhinos, Impala, Giraffes, Jackal and Kudu.  


Driving back into Johannesburg it felt like we had been away for a week…it is therefore safe to say the trip was well worth it.




28.8.11

The annoying things in life

There are only a few things in this life that annoy me

When people who are clearly bored choose to sms or bbm you none stop even though you have stuff to do. When someone manipulates you into doing something for their own selfish reasons. LIARS!! People who have nothing better to do but talk about themselves.
Negative people, with negative thoughts and outlooks on life.

See I am the opposite of all of this, I am so positive its annoying and I don't lie (or rather I cant lie to save my life, which can sometimes be a curse).

These are some of my favourite quotes:




Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo

25.8.11

Thoughts to have

Do you ever find yourself having those random thoughts, or getting lost in thought. I can start by thinking about one thing and slowly I drift onto various other things. 

I sometimes find myself wondering if I could have been something different had it not been for the schools I attended, the friends I had or the hobbies I took.




I wish I could just jump off this building and fly....random I know but I'm sure almost everyone wants to be a able to fly.

These are just some of the thoughts I find myself having. 

Some are weird, I know, but hey if it were not for the random things in life, it would not be so interesting!

This website, is almost like my random thoughts. A lot of what he says, "I think yeah I get that!"http://www.survivingtheworld.net/


I leave you with this quote: 
To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.