I had this odd space in my kitchen that I didn't know how to handle. Apparently, it was some kind of pantry at one point — but now it was just a strange, shallow area covered with cork. I'd seen a few projects around Pinterest and other places where people used metal and chalkboard paint to create a magnetic spice rack and since I had a) no place for spices, and b) no better ideas for the weird space, I decided to go for it.
The other day when my boyfriend was at work, I texted him to say "I'm exhausted and I just want to warn you that the dishes aren't done. I'll get to them tomorrow first thing."
His response: "I hate to tell you this, love, but you're an adult now. You can do the dishes whenever you want!"
My reaction in my mind: "Not true. I have a responsibility to my roommate to maintain this house in the way that I would want to live in it." Then I caught myself and thought for a minute. Does living with your partner mean that maybe, just maybe, the entire home is now under our shared dominion? And that, within reason, I can decide what gets done when, just like he can? I still wasn't sure.
Pangsit was always a bit of a mystery to me; my grandma has been cooking for so long that she eyeballs all of her recipes and the way she folds these deep fried delights was too quick for me to follow. In short, pangsit goreng is deep fried wonton (although we'll be using spring roll pastry, because oma said so), filled with a meat mixture. Now that I have uncovered the enigmas I'd love to share them with all of you lovelies.
Hangers are so freaking boring, and they're something I have to mess about with on the daily. Why not jazz up my closet space with a funky hangers? And mustaches make a great shape as your clothes won't go slipping off these guys, what with the curled up ends!
In what feels like a different lifetime, but in reality was a mere two weeks ago, we adopted our black Labrador from a rehoming centre. He's an absolute dream, and we wouldn't be without him for the world. What I found, however, was that dog owning manuals almost exclusively talked about "choosing your puppy from a litter," and "bringing your new puppy home." They were of little help in preparing us to visit a hectic, deafening kennel, adopting an almost-fully-grown, bouncy adolescent who's almost as strong as me, and dealing with two years worth of ingrained good and not-so-good habits. Here's what I wish I'd known…
Vice Merchants has got your love of erotic art covered with these covers: bedding with pin-ups and hot cowboys. From afar, the patterns can pass as ordinary but pretty. But on closer inspection…