DIY Phone Cases | Easy Tutorial 

Hi guys! Today I’m showing you how to make your own phone cases. I make 4 different designs in this video. Feel free to use it as inspo to create your own! Hope you enjoy.
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Swellow – Satellites (downtempo)

Bullet Journal Ideas | My Weekly Plan

Hello! Today I’m showing you how I bullet journal for the week! I’m relatively new to bullet journaling and definitely don’t ~bujo~ the “exact way”, but here’s my take on it. This spread is for the week of May 15-21, 2017. I hope you find some inspo and enjoy this video. :)

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Sappheiros – Moments

Indian-inspired coconut curry

Today, I’m sharing a v special recipe on my blog. A few weeks ago, my Dadi (grandmother) taught me how to make one of her dishes. This woman is an amazing cook – anyone in my family knows this. (: This particular dish of her’s is my all-time favorite. Here’s my version of an Indian-inspired coconut curry. Flavorful, healthy, gluten-free, wholesome ingredients, and supes yummy.  

Ingredients (serves 6-ish)

for the curry…

  • 1lb chicken thighs, cleaned and cut into medium-sized cubes
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, large
  • 3 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup green chili, diced & canned
  • 1 tomato, large
  • 3 tbsp salsa
  • 1 handful cilantro 
  • 1 tbsp lemon 
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander 
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 can coconut cream
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 

other ingredients…

  • rice or naan or anything else you wanna eat your curry with (:

Method

  1. In a medium/large pot, soak onions in olive oil for 10 mins. 
  2. Heat pot on stove at medium/high, until onions are soft. 
  3. Add chicken, garlic, and green chili. Cook on high until most of the liquid evaporates. 
  4. Add chopped tomato, salsa, half of the cilantro, lemon, tumeric, coriander, salt. Cook until paste/oil consistency. 
  5. Add coconut cream, yogurt, and the rest of the cilantro. Add a splash of water to loosen the curry. Stir consistently on medium. Chicken should fall apart easily. Oh and chicken shouldn’t be raw. Obvs.  

Enjoy! xo. 

Coconut date balls recipe

Today I experimented with a few ingredients and made these super simple coconut date balls. Literally, 4 ingredients. Read below to see how I made these bad boys. 

Ingredients:

  • 8 dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup almonds
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Method:

  1. Pulse almonds in food processor for 30 seconds or until mostly ground. 
  2. Add in dates, most of the coconut flakes (leave some for topping), and coconut oil. Pulse for 1 minute or until no large chunks are remaining. 
  3. Use a teaspoon to scoop mixture and roll with your hands. 
  4. Roll the ball into coconut flakes to provide cute topping.
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes for firmness (or freeze for 15 if you’re impatient like me).

How I keep my hair soft: haircare routine 

Over the years I’ve tried a couple things to try and tame the mane that is my hair. I have naturally curly/wavy hair that has dried out over time. After much experimentation and a change in diet (I can make a separate post about that), I’ve discovered three products that give me my soft hair back.

Disclaimer: these are products that work for me. I do not claim that these will work for anyone nor do I claim these products are chemical-free. This is just my opinion and experience! xo. 

  • Organix macadamia oil shampoo. I recently switched to this shampoo and lemme tell you, my hair is loving it. I like to go for products with the least amount of chemicals as possible at a reasonable price, and this is definitely my favorite. Macadamian nuts have been proven to be good for your hair. This shampoo leaves your hair feeling soft to the touch and completely eliminated my frizziness. I’ll be putting it to the test in the summer, with prettttyy high confidence it’ll pass. (:
  • Tresemme heat protectant spray. It’s important to protect your hair from any heat products as they can easily damage your hair. Spray this on before applying heat and it’ll give a layer of protection between the tool and your luscious locks. I’m not 100% certain that this product has the best ingredients for your hair, but it’s been working for me. 
  • Macadamia natural oil. I put this product on the ends of my hair after straightening and it instantly makes my dry hair feel soft again. A great frizz protectant and provides shine as well.