For ages I have liked the idea of weekly food preparing. I like to plan ahead - although sometimes I'm pretty lax about it. But food preping is a whole other thing.
Basically you get containers, cut up and cook meals to put into them, refridgerate some of your containers and keep the rest in the freezer.
Most of the meals I've seen are pretty boring. But it's similar to when we used to double our meals and keep half in the freezer, from apricot chicken to pasta sauce. So I'm going to mull this over a little more.
What I do, which a few of my friends like the idea of, is making single serves of snack foods.
Yesterday I broke up some sweet treats - dark chocolate (70%) and some honey cashews.
I break up the chocolate into pieces and then put roughly 5 into containers, this is approx 30gms.
No more eating half a block of chocolate! Although that would be pretty full on with dark chocolate.
I then checked the label of the nuts which said each serve was 50gm. I then put my container onto the scale and turn it on, this makes my scale ignore the weight of the container. Then I pour in the nuts until I get to 50 - or 51 in this case.
These sit in my fridge ready for when I want a snack. The cinnamon is for when I want to add a different flavour to the microwave popcorn single serves.
After putting off dying my hair, except for bleaching the tips, for about 6 months, I finally decided to do it.
I had some funny ideas, like about just putting through a few foils of colour so that I would eventually have mostly natural coloured hair. But seriously what was I thinking?
It's not that I am worried about my grey hairs, it's just that my natural hair colour just felt boring!
What I would really love is to prebleach my hair and go wild with colour, but I'm really nervous about ruining my hair... Even though I know that it's just hair and will grow back!
Anyway - that's an issue for another post that I'm excited about... later.
My previous foils made the change gradual between my natural colour and the old colour.
It's now too dark to take a good photo, so this will have to do, I had to edit this by the way.
I use Napro Palette Rosewood Voilet which is as close to purple that I can get easily out here. I had found a colour that was more purple online, but once I used them I forgot to record which brand it was!
I really wish someone would sort out a real blue or purple in a permanent dye.
I bought the new colours from Gelicious as well as the Ultra Matte Top Coat.
I'm really liking these nudes, I thought they might be very similar after I opened up my shipping box. As you see the labels are similar in colour - the polish actually isn't.
I went with Relationship Status Update first off. It's a mauve gray, two coats. Someone at work asked me where I had bought it so it must look nice!
Nice consistency to paint with, I'm pretty happy with the two coats.
One issue I have with this polish is that when I clean off the stickiness once I am finished, I often wipe away colour aswell, particularly from around the sides. Maybe the UV isn't getting in there to set it?
Last week we celebrated NAIDOC day at out school. It's a huge week for us full of activities and teaching moments. We ate kangaroo tail and witchetty grubs along side roast for our big dinner.
I and friend were in charge of getting everyone a t-shirt that fit them and then they screen printed on it.
For the primary students we used a design that I had pre-cut - I was so sick of that by the end of the week.
The high schoolers designed their own and prepared the screen, before printing.
Some of my students made me this one. The symbol represents two waterholes connected by running water, the foot prints show that the person crossed it.
The scarf was one that I bought from Thailand. We ate a lot of curry and some awesome dishes but we didn't get to eat anything exotic. I really wish we had, because I got Thailand tummy anyway - at least I could have said it was eating something gross. What's the grossest/exotic thing you have eaten?
Washi tape and camera stickers. I got the stickers from Kikki K and the tape from Swanston St.
Nice and bright! The flowers are sticky notes that I stuck down with double sided tape and I got them when I went to Melbourne. The shop is called Handworks and has an online store which I haven't used... Yet.
The washi tapes came from Alice2012fiona etsy shop.
So what about this week? Yeah - no decoration. It's the first week back at work and I have been wipe out with a persistent cold.