DIY: Brown sugar and honey lip scrub

As of late my lips have been getting chapped (thanks winter) and even though I’ve been religiously applying lip balms, I’m finding that it’s just not doing the job when there’re still pieces of dried skin hanging off my lips. Enter this DIY! I saw this on Honestly WTF ages ago and never really got around to doing it until now! This lip scrub is epic – plus, it was so cheap! I really recommend you try doing this if you’re on the look out for a lip scrub. I’ve made some changes to the original so read on for the recipe!

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Miso soup in kombu dashi stock

Over the weekend I made some Kombu dashi stock, I made the vegetarian version mostly because benito flakes are expensive and difficult to buy in large quantities. The recipe as usual was sourced from Nami’s blog Just One Cookbook and as she said it herself, this is possibly the easiest stock you could hope to make! The Miso soup was a bit of an after thought as I had originally intended to use the dashi stock for some tamagoyaki.

Read on for the Miso soup recipeAdapted from Just One Cook Book!

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Strawberry Mochi

I made some Strawberry mochi the other day and it took me two days to make it only because I made the smooth red bean paste (as per my previous post) and strawberry paste from scratch the night before. I got the recipe for the mochi from Nami’s Just One Cookbook blog – it came from the strawberry daifuku post but I didn’t wrap the strawberry in mochi, I just made the strawberry paste and added it into the mochi before cooking to get a strawberry mochi. Its not exactly the conventional mochi in the sense that it’s shaped into a ball but cut into squares. Read on for the strawberry paste recipe and the super easy mochi recipe adapted from Nami’s blog.

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Seasonal crumble

On my recent trip to the US I got this seasonal fruit crumble recipe off my boyfriend’s sister who made it one day when we were visiting. Needless to say, it’s delicious, easy to make and makes your home smell like the inside cover of 'Good Living'.that is, if the inside cover had a smell at all. I’ve converted cups into grams where I can and have altered the recipe to yield two casserole dishes. Read on for the recipe!

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Sweet tea for your sweet pea~ Valentines DIY gift

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Today I bring you a DIY gift you can present to your loved ones for Valentines day! It’s been awhile since I’ve done a DIY post so I hope you’ll enjoy it!

Normally I don’t do anything for Valentine’s day but it seems to be a day my boyfriend celebrates and for the last two years he has gotten me cards for valentines so I figured I might as well be prepared and actually make something!
Initially I was just planning to make him some personalised tea bag wrappers (by Ez from Creature Comforts) but I found this origami heart love note (by Amy from Eat, Drink, Chic) and thought it was just too cute not to make! Instead of printing out the hearts from Creature Comforts, I folded a few from old ECG paperThis paper was from an old project that I did a year back – yay for recycling! Plus I just love the little pun (my heart beats for you – get it?) but I think I’m the only one to get it… and attached it to the ends of the string on the tea bags.
I’ll break this DIY into 3 sections; 1 – Folded heart tag, 2 – Personalised tea sachet, 3 – Tea bag dispenser. To make everything in one sitting will take about a day (especially if you end up having to battle the printer over a paper jam like I did!), the most time consuming part would be making the personalised tea sachet simply due to the fact that I had hand sewn all the sachets.

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Soufflé cheesecake (Japanese cheesecake)

Its been awhile since I’ve written anything here but I have been making some new things! Always on the look out for new desserts to try I saw this recipe at Just One Cookbook and it came with a really enthusiastic review so I knew I just had to try it!
I remember eating this cheesecake once at a cafe but it was $5 a slice! I didn’t even know what it was called until I found this recipe on Nami’s blog.

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Twisted weave – variation of the regular curb link weave

Yesterday I shared with you guys the quarter weave and today it’ll be the twisted weave! I came up with this while playing with the weaving so I’ve just named it the twisted weave because the threads are only woven around one side in the same direction. It is a simpler weave with huge potential to be transformed into any pattern which is why I really like this weave. On to the DIY!

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woven curb link bracelet

As mentioned on the facebook page about a month ago, I said I wanted to make this woven chain bracelet as posted by Honestly WTF. Ordering the curb link bracelet wasn’t too hard on ebay and it arrived in about two weeks (which is amazingly fast for shipping to Australia)! Picked it up today and started this project. I have changed the DIY a bit as I’ve made a half woven bracelet as opposed to the fully woven one on Honestly WTF.

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