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Random Act:  In my town, the little used book store just changed buildings. After school, My friend and I went over just to see what they had and ended up helping the owner unpack and price everything. 

Sam may be a fancy city lawyer now, all decked out in expensive clothing and shiny leather briefcases, but at heart, he’s still a nerd from Lawrence, Kansas. Whenever he goes home to visit, Dean is the first to remind him.

Not that Sam really minds. Dean is in his mid-thirties and still denies he’s got feelings for his best friend Castiel, so Sam figures he’s not the best person from which to expect maturity. Nonetheless, Sam takes it all in stride… mostly because, yeah, he really is the same dorky kid from Lawrence.

Case in point: The Treasure Trove.

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Charlie was glad to get the majority of unpacking done. Everything was scatters and unorganized and it drove him mad, so he spent half of the day moving things around to see where they fit. He furrowed his eyebrows when he found a box hidden in the back of the closet, not remembering putting it there, and he didn’t want it there if it was just taking up room. He opened the box, hoping there wouldn’t be nothing of value in it so he could throw it away. He froze when he found baggies of cocaine and a gun. He dropped it to the floor, not able to believe it was in here. Right before his very own eyes. He wiped his sweaty palms on his pants, feeling sick to his stomach. “Oh my god.” His green eyes were blown wide, swallowing thickly. “I.. Asher!” 

hello, i’m back!! i hope at least. i’m in the process of unpacking everything but at least i’ve got my computer up now. i’ve been really busy in school and i’m guessing that’s gonna continue, so i’ll be here but i don’t know how much time i’ll get over for drawing fanart!

if anyone’s interested, pictures of the apartment is under the cut!

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I can’t wait to finish unpacking and putting everything in their place in my little sewing room. I have so many beautiful hats in my mind, so many new techniques to try, and going through all my materials gave me so many ideas. It’s going to be great, I can’t wait :3

Step-by-step guide to your first week at UoN!

Written by Hannah Redpath

1. Unpack everything straight away. Otherwise you may find yourself living out your suitcase for a week. Remember to choose your kitchen cupboards wisely as you’ll have them all year.

2. Have a cuppa with your new neighbours and get to know them. Bonus points if you have home-made treats to share.

 3. Sort out your internet connection in your room, if it’s still StudentCom be prepared to get very frustrated with them over the year. You may also need an Ethernet cable.

 4. On the Sunday before Week One go around the blocks with your flat mates and meet as many people as possible. Get names and numbers and make sure you try and find someone on your course.

5. Spend a lot of time at Freshers’ Fair, there’s loads of free food and loads of sports/societies offering taster sessions. You may find out about things you’ve never heard of before like Korfball and FlairSoc!

 6. Queue early for tickets for evening events, they’re insanely popular so sell out very quickly!

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7. Have fun planning your outfit for the events, you may want to think about these before you get to uni.

8. Go to your introductory lectures, they’re very helpful and you may get handouts for the whole term.

9. Keep a good balance between being in touch with your family and spending time with your new flat mates.

10. Last but not least, have fun and make the most out of it.

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I have been busy the past days on between working at a deli and moving, I’ve had barely enough time to sit down and work on anything. I have everything unpacked in my apartment(I also had to scrub the brown bath tub and clean what the apartment didn’t….too much time spent doing that), but the only furniture I have is a futon I got at walmart(the only store that had a futon in my budget range sadly), a bean bag chair I got at target, and a little pedestal and some lamps my partners mom generously gave to me. So most of my stuff has been piled into corners till I can save up or find furniture….and shelving. I’m also without internet so I go to my partners mom’s house to update and work.

During the move I have misplaced the kid friendly “Freddy Fazbear’s pizza” shirt so till I find it I’m working on the game themed one.

Will add more tomorrow…unless I’m at my place…then no updates.

Detox Baths - A Little Slice of Heaven

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I hope y’all had a good weekend! Mine has been hectic. I feel like I’m playing catch up with laundry, housework, organizing, and settling in since we moved into our new home this week. From the beginning of the building process, to the long summer planning our move, it’s been a busy three months and I am ready to actually unpack everything and de-junk our stuff. 

One thing I have enjoyed over the past few crazy months is taking detox baths. Normally, I take a detox bath before bed 2-3 times a week and sleep like a baby. Detox baths are AMAZING for health and wellness. Afterwards you will feel so relaxed. If you don’t take detox baths, then check out my list of 10 reasons to do it and I’m sure you’ll want to hop in the tub tonight! 

10 Reasons You Should Take Detox Baths

1. Eliminate toxins from the body. {YESSSS!}

2. Reduce inflammation to relieve pain and muscle cramps.

3. Restore mineral balance in the body.

4. Improve oxygenation of cells. Which can also help you with weight issues.

5. Prevent or ease headaches.

6. Improve sleep. {A detox bath before bed is a fabulous way to wind down!}

7. Ease stress and relaxes. {I need all of this I can get!}

8. Improve heart and circulatory health.

9. Boost immunity because of the detox action!

10. Speed recovery from illness.

A detox bath is a gift I give my body. Taking the time to do it is SO worthwhile!

So, you may be wondering, “How do I do a detox bath?” I’ve gotcha covered…

1)  For a detox bath you can use epsom salts, however, I prefer to use  a special Herbal Detox Soap  and Herbal Detox Bath Powders from the Tamares Mirari line.

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I like this detox soap as it is all natural, handmade, and contains Bentonite Clay which is known for it’s ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals. You can use this soap even if you only have time for a quick shower in the morning.  Simply allow the lather to sit on your skin for 5 minutes to receive the detoxification benefits. Your skin will feel baby soft.

2)  Set the mood for relaxation! Dim the lights or light your favorite candle. Calming music may also help you tune out the distractions of daily life.

3)  Draw a bath with water as hot as you can stand it. The water will need to be hot enough to completely dissolve your ingredients, as well as to make you sweat.

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4)  Pour you salts or bath detox powders into the tub. Feel free to add a few drops of essential oils at this time to heighten the spa experience even more.

5)  Soak for about 30-40 minutes to take full advantage of the detox.

NOTE: I recommend you use a loofah to brush away dead skin cells. In addition to sloughing away dry skin, body brushing promotes tighter skin, cell renewal and blood flow. This also helps the lymphatic system release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function. You’ll also notice a glowy, smooth complexion. 

6) Make sure you drink plenty of water before and after your bath to prevent dehydration. Follow-up your soak with your favorite moisturizer  to lock in moisture.

Get ready to glow!

*** A very special Thank you to Tamares Mirari for allowing us to use their product photos. 

Tamares Mirari is a specialty line offering detox products, such as, Herbal Pain Bath Powders, and Herbal Weight Loss Bath Powders

You can follow them on Facebook.

For me the best way for me to deal with my eating disorder is to get excited about good food. By this I mean not just simply eating the food but getting immersed in enjoy the process of making a meal.

Planning on what to cook looking at recipe sites and cook books for inspiration. Searching through farmers markets for the freshest ingredients, best quality ingredients. Taking in the smell of herbs and fresh cooked breads, the bustle of people in the morning. Feeling the quality of the fruit and sometimes trying the samples.

Taking everything home, unpacking it carefully. Starting to prepare the food, washing it, cutting and dicing it. Marinating the tofu in sauces, making salad dressing and baked goods from scratch. Making a mess of my kitchen, getting covered in flour and spices.

Watching it all come together, cooking slowly in the oven. Crackling in the wok or presented nicely on a plate. Having my apartment fill up with the smell of good food making my mouth water.

Serving it, taking the time to appreciate the presentation, the texture, taste and smell. Eating slowly savoring every bite, how wonderful it feels to enjoy food not to feel guilty over it.

Sharing my recipe ideas with others, inviting them over for dinner to cook them nice food. Getting enthusiastic about how nice a meal worked out when talking to my partner. Posting pictures of my food on social media.

This is called eating mindfully. I highly recommend it.

Ring ring, ring ring, ring ring…

Jessica: Anna sweetie! I was wondering when you was going to call! How is it? Have you settled in well? What’s your room like? Tell me everything!

Anna:  Whoa mama slow down one question at a time! It’s really nice here, kinda reminds me of home but it’s like brighter, I’ve settled in great. Everything is unpacked. Mason and Elijah are still unpacking. I love my room, it’s nothing like my one at home, you haven’t got rid of it have you?

Jessica: No honey it’s all in its same place for when you come home!

Anna: Ahh good! There’s not much to tell really mama but I’m okay does that help?

Jessica: It helps a lot I was worried about you! Daisy and Sophia are okay now, they’ve been listening to cheesy love songs all day. They miss their boys, I already have them pestering in my ear to speak to you, so I’m putting you on loud speaker. 1, 2, 3… You’re on loud speaker!

Anna: Hey guys!

All: Anna!

Anna giggled at their excitement, she felt an ache in her chest she was already missing them, Charlie’s voice bellowed the loudest, she was in dire need of a hug from her dad, she could hear a tinge of strain in Jessica’s voice as she was talking on the phone. There was a commotion on the other end of the line as they all tried to speak at once, she could hear Maya trying to push her way closer to the speaker. 

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