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Style Revival: Regency

Oh yes, Style Revival is here! I’ve had the idea for a series where I do modern takes on historical looks for a while, but it took me a while to figure out the format I wanted to do and come up with a good title. Now I’m all ready to go so I proudly present to you: the first episode of Style Revival! In this episode I’m going to pull the regency era style into modern times to create a wearable head to toe look inspired by the time of Jane Austen novels. Hope you enjoy! 🙂

Mediterranean Pasta Salad | Recipe

Delicious vegan Mediterranean pasta salad. Perfect to share with friends on a hot summer night :)

Granted, this is not the most photogenic dish I have produced. But what it lacks in looks, it makes up for in flavour. This mediterranean pasta salad is possibly the most delicious pasta salad I’ve ever made. It’s absolutely perfect for bringing to a (veggie) barbecue, a potluck picknick, or as a stand-alone dish on warm summer nights. It features some of my favourite flavours from the Mediterranean, is entirely plant-based, and is super quick and easy to make. In the summer when it’s really warm outside, I just don’t feel like standing in a hot kitchen for too long so I’ll reach for uncooked food more quickly. That means lots of crispy fresh veggies, but also some of those delicious pickled or oiled treats from jars. Let’s keep it realistic, yeah 🙂

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Menstrual Cup Update: One Year In

A year ago this month, I decided to take the leap and order a menstrual cup online. I’d heard so many great things about it from friends and strangers online, and I really liked the idea of using something more sustainable for my period.

My first two months of using a menstrual cup were a bit of a struggle, but by the third month I felt ready to record this video:

In case you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a menstrual cup, I really recommend you watch the video first, as it’s quite a complete introduction to the item. I explain what it is, how it works, how you insert and remove it… This post is more of a follow-up, so think of the video as part one.

When I filmed that video, I was still pretty much a menstrual cup beginner. I wasn’t 100% comfortable with my insertion and extraction methods (for lack of better words. Ew.), I’d still get some leakage when the vacuum didn’t form properly, and I still struggled with taking it out every now and then as it would travel up. Now that it’s been a year, I can safely say I’m even happier with my cup. So, much, happier. I honestly can’t imagine ever going back to another menstrual product.

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