Sunday, August 30, 2015

Day Zero Project: update 17

"There will be dozens of people who will take your breath away, but the one who reminds you how to breathe is the one you should keep." ~ Unknown

The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 17

Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016

Tasks achieved so far: 56/101

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Get Healthy With Me 01

reading time: ca. 3 min


Hey guys -
it's me. With one big-ass watermelon! 

Welcome to my new series: Get Healthy With Me. Episode 01: Motivating Myself.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

"Rawcher" Raw Vegan Ferrero Rocher Truffles

reading time: ca. 1 min

As i was procrastinating by thinking about what to make/bake for Mother's Day as well as my boyfriend and I's monthly anniversary, i stumbled across the 5-ingredient "Ferreraw Rocher" truffles by Erika @loveliveraw on instagram - who by the way is the most beautiful human on earth and a huge inspiration to me. Unfortunately - or fortunately? - she didn't give any instructions or measurements on how to create her delicious looking truffles (the only instructions are to "mix dates, hazelnuts and cacao"), so i had to come up with my own. #fromscratchwithlove

So here it is!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

[OUTFIT] Red Wedding

reading time: ca. 1 min

G'day everybody,
first off: Don't worry, the wedding didn't end in a bloodbath (GoT reference), it actually ended in a happy (i think?) surprise. But see for yourself, at the end of the post... ;)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

August Essentials /15

reading time: ca. 2 min

Hey guys - 
as i type this, i'm currently house-sitting and eating porridge for breakfast. As you read this, i'm already at the North Sea at my cousin's wedding, having a ball. Hopefully.

[UPDATE: even though the wedding was quite earnest and formal in the beginning, i did end up having a great time with my family, partner, good food and music! I know that nowadays weddings aren't mandatory any more, but the more weddings i go to, the more i feel that i will want to have a big bubbly wedding party some day. With a huge vegan & gluten-free wedding cake of course ;)]

House Sitting

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Anime 202

reading time: ca. 2 min

(my top ten anime movies ranked from top left to bottom right)

an·i·me/ˈænɨmeɪ/ n 1 Japanese animated work (cf. manga, the Japanese equivalent to comics and graphic novels). 2 a style of animation originating in Japan that is characterized by stark colourful graphics and vibrant characters in action-filled plots, often with fantastic or futuristic themes.

Following my post on my 10 favourite feature-length animes in my Anime 101, i will continue this "Animarathon" with a list of my 10 favourite anime series today! Starting with my personal Number One: Monster.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Maisy ❤ July 2015

reading time: ca. 3 min

Man, i still can't really believe that the ice cream crazy month is over... now back to writing term papers, yay... But first - my monthly media "favourites".

Read: The Dragon with Red Eyes (Astrid Lindgren / Ilon Wikland, 1987)

source: pinterest
This is a story about a sister and a brother and a dragon with red eyes that one day turns up in their pig pen. 

My boyfriend read this story to me because it used to be his favourite book as a child, and it is really one of the best ones I've run across in my whole live. If nothing else, it is definitely the most unexpected, and it actually shook me up and I didn't want it to end that way. Astrid Lindgren is probably the most influential and popular author of children's books - she is even the one who wrote the novel Madita/Madicken, which is who i was named after :) 

Without giving away too much, The Dragon with Red Eyes has a sense of reality, even though the main character is a baby dragon. This little green guy is sooo cute, even though he has "evil" red eyes, just look at him! It is a uniquely charming heart-warming story, and the illustrations by Ilon Wikland are adorable and appealing. The story has a sad but acceptable and quite realistic ending that any child can relate to. Except for me. If I had been reading this as a child, I would have sobbed and complained. I'm 23 now, and i still complained.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake Smoothie (raw, vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min

Preparation time: 5 mins
Main ingredients: strawberry, banana, oats
difficulty level: easy
makes: ~ 750ml
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, paleo, raw food, low-fat