Tuesday, December 6, 2016

How To Bake a Healthy Banana Bread & Some News




On today's video you'll find, not only, the most delicious and healthy banana bread recipe but also, a step by step mini guide on how to make it.

Oh! and there's a mini life update included...I hope you make this banana bread, it's a keeper!












Monday, December 5, 2016

Outfit Conversations: 15 Days of Dresses




Hi! These posts are inspired by the lovely Sarah James at Whoorl 

Since we are getting into Summer down here in the Southern Hemisphere, I decided to report back to you, every day, on my Instagram account, with a new pic of me wearing a different dress, each day.

And by dress I mean... mostly dresses, with the occasional skirt. 

These weekly posts will be part of my Outfit Conversations series. I hope you can join me over there on Instagram, using the hashtag #outfitconversations.

See you soon!


Alu



Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Best Christmas Gift and How To Use it



Hello! Just a quick note to help you with some gift giving inspiration.

If you are looking for the perfect gift for Christmas, search no more! This is it. The Vertical Rabbit is the best way to open a wine bottle, and to me, it constitutes one of the smartest gifts you can possibly give a wine connoisseur. 


Cheers and have a great weekend!


P.S. How to make a Cheese platter 





Monday, November 21, 2016

The Late Late October Favorites Edition



Hi! Long time no see...It's been very odd for me not being able to write more often on the blog. Let me sum up the reasons why this blog and my YouTube channel have gone through a bit of a brake. (By the way, thank you so much for sticking around.) To sum it up let me just say I've been lost in a #momlife and #wifelife vortex. Lots of important life events going on!

For the past month I've been wanting to tell you all about my October favorites which include a favorite TV show that's coming back after a super long brake: Gilmore Girls. If you are looking for a show to binge watch, consider this one. Plus it's coming back after years of absence with the same cast and writers. November 25th is the date Gilmore Girls is airing again on Netflix. It's on my calendar. That's how much I liked this show! 

My new spring dress has been another favorite piece of clothing to wear. It's so comfortable and chic. Love it. If you are looking for a flattering cut that lets you have a muffin or two with your tea, this is the one!

I got a hat for the upcoming summer months and it's quickly become a favorite. It protects me from the sun and, please excuse my lack of humbleness, but it looks pretty darn good on, ha! 

I also rediscovered A-Derma Exomega Emollient Lotion. This great body lotion was recommended by a pediatrician for my youngest son, a few years ago. I started using it on my hands and have been loving it as a hand cream. So good and unscented.

Lancome's Le Khol Poudre in Espresso has been a go-to for me during this past month, because it's easy to wear and it gives a more natural look than a black eyeliner. Great for the school-run

Also, let's talk about Loreal's Lumi Highlighter. To this day, I haven't been able to use it as a highlighter because I don't think it does a great job at illuminating certain areas of my face. However, I recently discovered another use for it. It's a great under eye concealer, so I don't have to throw it away now. Yes!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Outfit Conversations: "The" Dress.








































Ever since I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up  my approach to buying has been nothing but reinforced. I only buy clothes that I really, really like.

Besides the item in question being chic, and pretty, I also need to know that it will be comfortable enough for me to foresee myself wearing it almost every day.

Yep, I'm not your typical easy breezy buyer.

So, you can imagine my excitement when my friend pointed out this dress the other day. I'd been looking for a similar cut ever since I read this blog post, last year.

To me, this is the perfect-comfy-yet-chic, spring dress. Easy to throw on, silky soft, with short sleeves, and a longer back hem. I wore it this past weekend and as a result, I'm now actually looking forward to spring and summer, which is a big thing to say for me, because, you may or may not know, but I love fall and winter, A LOT. 

I only wish I can find it in different colors so I can get away with wearing it almost every day! #springuniform

Thoughts? Do you own a dress in different colors?  I don't...yet. Tell me, I'd be very interested to know. 






Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Parenting Dilemma




A few weeks ago I decided to film how I made my kids favorite No-Bake Birthday cake  My eldest boy turned 12 and I am still in complete and utter disbelief. He is twelve years old! 

Moving on to an easier to process subject...I started filming a fun day and ended up filming a vlog about a parenting dilemma that emerged that day. Do you take your kids with you after a school play or do you leave them at school to continue with their regular classes? I was astonished by the amount of parents that consistently take them home with them after any event at school.

Don't get me wrong. I believe that we all do whatever we think is best for our kids at a specific moment in time, but all this generated some thoughts and they were caught on camera! 

Thank you for watching!!

Alu


P.S. My last vlog

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

August Favorites 2016





















Here's my excited face showing you my picks for the month of August. They ended up being all La Roche-Posay products, not counting one lipstick and the non-beauty favorite at the end of this shorter favorites video.

I hope you enjoy the video and let me know if you've ever tried any of these things I mention. 

Also, if you follow me on Instagram ( if you don't already let's be friends over there and tell me you came from the blog!) you may have seen the other thumbnail I was considering for this video. However, common sense prevailed and I went for this (less crazy) one. 

Enjoy!





Friday, September 2, 2016

A #momlife Long Weekend
























Hello! Happy Friday and weekend! 

This is my real-mom, no-makeup vlog where I go to the bakery, explore new places thanks to my kids pokemon hunting, and feel good about having done some yoga. I also managed to include a bit of nail painting. So, there you have it, an eclectic vlog!

Oh! and also, the music in it is one of my favorites so far.

Hope you enjoy!