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Good Morning

Today is my last day off but I can’t decide if I want it to be a productive kind of day or a day spent in bed with tea and a book!

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Fair Trade Connected Goods

Connected Goods is an Fair Trade online shop who “source from companies in developing parts of the globe that are members of Fair Trade Federation and World Fair Trade Organization, adhering to strict Fair Trade standards including fair wages, community development, and environmental sustainability, as well as local, emerging independent artists right here at home that are ahering to the same Fair Trade values and using their talents to develop local American economies”.

They sell amazing quilts, jewelry and baskets and my shopping bag is full with “things I’d by if I had money or a bigger apartment

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Bangs

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So bangs, the do or don’t. I love the I hate them.

I’ve had bangs twice before and they look great when you have newly washed hair, the second day not so good. And who has time to wash their hair ever day? Isn’t it bad for you? (Apparently you can? Big news everyone, no more planing ahead with what day to shower to make you look good as many days as possible!)

But don’t they feel like a winter thing? They go great with a hat, make you’re forhead warm and they look good messy (hello post-beanie-hair)

But in the summer? You are constantly sweaty and hot, it feels like you would have them licked to you’re forhead constantly. With the sexy I haven’t washed my hair in forever and you can really see it look.

Ugh, but look at them. Don’t they look great? (Well at least on her!)

I just want to look bangin’ (heheh pun intended)

How to (not) pack for the weekend

I’m going away this weekend, the last time I spend more than one day away I spent the entire trip freezing (actually this has been the case the last 5 times..) lesson learned! I’m going to pack for every weather possible, rain, snow (probably not but hey you never know), beach and wind!

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My current dilemma is shoes, do I want my super cute and very comfortable clogs (don’t work in rain) OR my nikes which are even more comfortable but not as cute (work in rain)… (Yes I know my problems are really big)

On my last trip I left in 30 degrees and sunshine, I only packed short dressed and cute skirts. The next day I woke up to 15 degrees and rain!! Thats what you get for not reading the weather forecast.

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ps. I’m craving Birkenstocks big time!! Yes or no?

 

Ayurveda – Diet

I have a friend who works as a yoga teacher, while living with her for a week this summer we talked about the Ayurvedic lifestyle and especially the Ayurvedic diet. As with any diet you shouldn’t take it to seriously (I mean ice cream at least once a week is a must), everything is good i reasonable amounts.

The Ayurvedic diet or eating for your body type divides people in to three body types the Vatta, Pitta and Kapha. Most people end up being a combination of them since each body type is determent by characteristic.

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Vata

– Thin, tend to be cold, dry skin and hair

– They learn fast and forget fast, enjoy change, and are very creative

– Excitable, enthusiastic, but can become easily anxious

The dietary recommendations for Vata individuals are to avoid dry/crunchy foods, carbonated beverages, and cold/raw vegetables. Their ideal diet consists of warm, cooked, soupy foods; cooked cereals; nuts; cooked vegetables; and hot milk. Also, ghee, which is clarified butter, is particularly good for Vata individuals.

Pitta

– Medium build, have a tendency to always feel warm. Have premature graying hair or balding and reddish complexions.

– High energy levels; and have really strong digestion – they can eat almost anything

– They are extremely intelligent, focused, ambitious people.

– They are passionate about life, have a tendency to be perfectionists, and can become easily irritated

Pitta people should avoid hot spices, alcohol, coffee, vinegar, and acidic foods like citrus and tomatoes. They should eat sweet juicy fruits such as mangos and melons. They should also include lots of cooling vegetables with high water content, such as cucumbers, kale and lettuce, in their diet.

Kapha

– They have wide hips/shoulders; thick wavy hair; good physical stamina.

–  Kapha types tend to me slow to learn, but they have great memories.

– They tend to be very loyal, stable, and reliable.

Kapha people should reduce oil/fats, sweets and salt as much as possible due to their sluggish digestion. Instead, they should focus on cooking with lots of spices, eating large amount of vegetables, and high fiber foods such as legumes.

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If you want to find out what diet fits you take this quiz!

Read about how Stefanie changed her diet for a month!

Does anyone have experience with the ayuruvedic diet?

November

I just ate a plate of gnocchi intended for at least 3 people all by my self, so to take my mind of my overly full stomach I was going to show you this etsy shop I’m a tad bit obsessed with. I’ve been wanting to get some more  piercings for about a year now, but just haven’t gotten around to do it yet. (Read: I’m scared to go in to a piercing studio, It’s the one place on earth I feel really missplaced and like a “hihiIm14andthisissooocool ” person)

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Life Changes

Hello, I’ve been in the middle of a big move and had no time/energy to blog. I took a year off my studies and decided to move to Australia! I’m spending my first 6 months here as an Au Pair living with a family outside of Melbourne, the other 6 months I have no idea (New Zealand?) so anyone living in the Melbourne area, please contact me! I’m open for new friends (or any friends…. since Australia and Sweden aren’t close and you can’t just drop by)