there is also milk in bags

voltron family as roommates
  • most mornings they watch the news together still in their pjs and messy bedheads, groggily staring at the TV, eating bowls of cereal on the couch
    • except for Shiro who is a morning bird and exercises at like 4 AM on a daily basis
    • because he’s always the first to wake he will also sometimes cook breakfast for everybody if hunk doesn’t
      • they’ve even got aprons to go together with one saying “watch me whip” and the other: “watch me nae nae” 
  • When they go grocery shopping, they usually all go together 
      • [Keith inserts almond milk into cart]
      • [Lance] ha you love nut milk
      • [Keith removes almond milk out of cart]
    • and when they bring back the bags to the apartment, they gather everything
      • [Allura] THIS. IS. A. ONE. WAY. TRIP. LETS HUSTLE !1!!!1!!1!!
      • [meanwhile everyone is groaning and struggling to carry all these bags up 3 flights of stairs to get to their apartment]
  • and ofc the garrison trio + Matt geek out a lot
    • they’ve all got a thing for star wars. Allura will walk in them having a SW marathon, not understanding their obsession
      • *chewbaca says something* 
      • [Hunk] that line. That line. Right there. you never forget that line. That was the best written line. Never forget.
    • they love all video games, but the one thing they don’t understand are dating sims so they buy one to make fun of it
      • they end up becoming too emotionally invested and root for the underdog of the love triangle rather than their character
        • [Matt] CONFESS TO HIM THIS IS YOUR CHANCE I’M ROOTING FOR YOU WE’RE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU
        • [Lance] you know what you may have stabbed my back in the beginning but if thats what it takes to get the happy ending you deserve i will gladly hand you the knife and face my back towards you again
  • Keith’s usually entering the apartment at the weirdest times
    • one time he hesitated to bc inside he heard yelling and screaming and picked up words like: “finish what you started” “Don’t do this please I’ll do anything” “I love you but this is too much” “put it down don’t do this for the love of super saiyan goku don’t do this-” “this is what’s best for all of us somebody has to do it” “I’m on my knees I’m begging-”
      • and when he hears them start shouting, he bursts into the room to see it’s just Pidge finishing a huge chocolate cake with half of them cheering her on and the rest pleading her to stop
    • another time he found everybody sitting outside the door, having a deep conversation with the pizza delivery guy because they all forgot their keys and were locked out, casually eating pizza as they waited for keith to return and let them in
      • [pizza guy] “…so yeah i guess the moral of the story is that life is too short to be straight kiddos”
      • [lance] oh speaking of gay experiences keith’s back
    • their shoe rack’s also a mess so whenever they go out to take out the trash or get the mail they wear random shoes that seldom ever match
      • he catches pidge wearing his and hunk’s boots
        • [pidge] oh hey keith
        • [matt walks by with the mail in his hands and allura’s heels on his feet] oh welcome back keith
can i get uuuuuh... stay frosty royal milk tea??

Yes, @nicthenerd. Yes you can.

(Also @wams don’t delete your blog. I got you.)

Starbucks won’t make it for you (and neither can I because I don’t live near you) but here’s a recipe so you can make it yourself:

Ingredients:

4 bags Darjeeling tea (or any black tea, really. Darjeeling has a slightly unusual flavor when it’s iced, so just be aware of that. I think it goes well with the mint, though.)
2 cups water
2 cups milk (2%, soy, tigernut, whatever. it’s your latte)
4 tsp sugar (raw/turbinado is best but white/granulated is a-okay too!)
½ tsp vanilla 
½ tsp mint extract (for that ~festive frosty factor~)
10 drops blue food coloring
7 drops red food coloring (not exact. colors are hard. do your best.)

*Makes 1, 2 or 3 servings, depending on how much you like sugary drinks and how many of your friends are Fall Out Boy fan.

Directions (traditional):

If you have a stove and a tea strainer, you can do it the actual “milk tea” way, by brewing the tea in the milk on a pan on the stove.

1. Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a pan on the stove. Add the tea (loose-leaf and out of the bag brews better), reduce the heat, and simmer for 2 minutes. 

2. Then add the 2 cups of milk, and let it come up to a simmer again. Strain through a tea strainer into a heat-proof container and add sugar, vanilla, mint extract and food coloring until combined.

3. Chill. The tea, I mean. But you can chill too. M A  N  I   A isn’t until January. You’ll have plenty of time to freak out later.

4. (Optional:) Now put that mad creation in a Starbucks cup to confuse people. Take a picture. Post it on twitter. Tag Pete. 

Directions (the make-do version): 

Life doesn’t always work out perfectly, and that’s okay. You can still join in the fun. Here’s what to do if you have no tea strainer or full kitchen (dorm life): 

1. Boil 2 cups of water and brew the tea bags in a large mug or pyrex measuring cup for 3 minutes. Remove tea bags so it doesn’t get bitter af. 

2. Add the sugar, vanilla, mint extract, and food coloring and stir to combine. 

3. Chill for a few hours. Seriously. It’s okay. Things will turn out alright, and you’ll be able to handle things better if you’re more relaxed. …wait, where was I? Oh, right: 

4: Add the milk. 

5: Stay frosty. 

🔮🎉🎊💜 🎉 🔮 👌 💜 👍 ✌️ 🔮 🤘 🎉 🔮 🔮

*muffled sound of “champion” playing from another room*

☕ Cinnamon Chai Mocha Spell ☕️

A perfect tea spell for the fall season! This recipe can be used to attract prosperity. It can also promote inner reflection and grounding

In a pan heat up a cup of whole milk and 2-3 tablespoons melting chocolate. Once heated and stirred together, pour into a mug with a chai tea bag or loose chai tea in a strainer. Add a teaspoon of honey and shake cinnamon over the top to finish it off.

Bonus: put the contents in a milk frother and give in a soft foamy texture!

Cheap Vegan Essentials

Below is a short list of foods which I think should be in the basket of every new vegan when they go on that first vegan shopping trip. Prices will vary according to location, but in the vast majority of places these foods will be some of the cheapest items in any supermarket.  You can find a selection of simple recipes that make use of these items as their main ingredients here.

  • Rice: Rice is an extremely cheap and filling staple. A cup of rice contains roughly 45 grams of carbohydrates and 4-5 grams of protein. In an airtight container it lasts around 6 months. It is even cheaper when bought in bulk. 

  • Beans: Beans are one of the most accessible protein sources and have been a staple around the world for thousands of years. Just one cup of soybeans, for example, contains a massive 28.62 grams of protein, while even standard baked beans contain around 14 grams. They also contain lysine, which is missing from most other plant sources.

  • Chickpeas: Chickpeas can be purchased very cheaply canned, and in large bags in bulk if you’re willing to prep them yourself.  Each cup contains about 15 grams of protein, tonnes of fibre as well as magnesium and folate. 

  • Lentils: Similar to chickpeas, lentils can be bought canned or in large bags as bulk products. A cup of cooked lentils contains a massive 18 grams of protein, they also lower cholesterol, improve heart health and help stabilise blood sugar. 

  • Oats: Oats are very cheap, can be bought in bulk and have great shelf life. They are high in protein, fibre, and B12; they are even thought to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol. 

  • Cereals: Most cereals, especially supermarket’s own brand products are very cheap. Whole grain cereals like bran or oat based products are high in fiber, calcium and iron, and most are fortified with B vitamins.

  • Pasta:  Pasta is another great product to always have on hand, it is one of the least expensive items in any supermarket, can be bought in bulk and has a very long shelf life. Depending on the type, pasta can be a good source of fibre and carbohydrates; it is a high energy food and is very filling.

  • Potatoes: Potatoes are one of the cheapest foods available in most supermarkets, at an average of just $0.56 per pound. They are versatile, filling and despite their reputation as unhealthy, they are an excellent source B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid.

  • Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are as versatile as white potatoes, are high in vitamins B6, C, D, iron, magnesium and potassium. They’re also a more balanced source of energy than white potatoes, as their natural sugars release slowly, avoiding blood-sugar spikes.

  • Noodles: Many varieties of noodles are vegan, they are very cheap and last a long time. Noodles are very filling and contain high levels of B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, iron, riboflavin, and calcium.

  • Nut butters: Depending on the type, nut butters can be purchased very cheaply and in large quantities. It has a surprisingly good shelf life, is an excellent source of heart healthy fats and is very high in protein. 

  • Falafel: Falafel is usually cheap to buy pre-made but it is even cheaper when made at home just using chickpeas and spices. It is filling, can be used to make great vegan burgers and is a good source of protein, fat and soluble fibre. 

  • Hummus: Though buying pre-prepared hummus is usually relatively cheap, it is far more cost effective to make your own in larger quantities, depending on the recipe you usually only need chickpeas, tahini and  lemon. 

  • Couscous: Couscous can be great in salad or as its own side dish, it is cheap to buy and is a convenient option since it is so easy to prepare. It is a good source of lean protein, dietary fibre and B vitamins. 

  • Tofu: Tofu has an odd reputation for being expensive, quite probably among people who have never bought it. Tofu has been a Chinese staple for thousands of years, it is now widely available in supermarkets and is far cheaper than comparable animal products, averaging less than $2 per pound. It is filling and is high in both protein and calcium.

  • Tempeh: Tempeh is similar to tofu in price and use, but has a different texture and slightly different nutritional properties. The fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher content of protein, dietary fibre and vitamins compared to tofu, as well as firmer texture and a stronger flavour

  • Seitan: Seitan is made with wheat gluten and is extremely high in protein, as well as being one of the cheapest sources of protein per dollar when made at home and is around the same price as low quality beef in stores. It has a steaky texture and is very filling.

  • Frozen fruit/vegetables: Large bags of mixed frozen vegetables can be bought extremely cheaply almost anywhere. Despite popular opinion to the contrary, frozen vegetables are almost as healthy as fresh produce since they are frozen while fresh and don’t endure the loss of nutrients associated with long travel and extended shelf time. Frozen fruit like mixed berries can be a cheap way to prepare smoothies or dessert.

  • Canned fruit/vegetables: Having a few cans of fruit or vegetables around is always a good idea, things like canned peas or corn can be a side on their own, canned peaches or orange pieces are an instant dessert and canned tomatoes can be used to make sauces. 

  • Bananas: Bananas are one of the cheapest fruits available, especially when bought in bulk and deserve a mention based on their nutritional value and their versatility. They can be used in desserts, as a healthy snack and can be used to make cheap vegan ice cream.

  • Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits like lemon, orange and limes are cheap to buy in bunches, especially when in season and can be eaten as a healthy snack or used as a cheap way to add flavour to existing dishes. 

  • Vegetable stock: Vegetable stock is good to have around for a variety of purposes; it will add flavour to any dish from gravies to soups and roast dinners. It is extremely cheap and relatively healthy if you go for a low sodium option.

  • Olives: Olives are a healthy source of fat, they are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties and contribute to good health health, as well as being good sources of iron. They can be bought in large jars very cheaply and can be a healthy snack. 

  • Olive Oil: Thought to be the healthiest oil to cook with, it is heart healthy and can be used to add flavour to a variety of dishes like pastas and salad.

  • Spinach: Spinach is often called a super-food in terms of nutritional content, it is is high in niacin and zinc, as well as protein, fiber, calcium, iron and a multitude of vitamins. You can also buy large bags of pre-prepared spinach very cheaply.

  • Kale: Kale has a different flavour and texture to spinach, but has similar uses. It is a great source of dietary fibre and is packed with nutrients, vitamins, folate and magnesium. Even a 500g bag should only set you back around $2.50. 

  • Bread: Many new vegans assume bread is off limits, but many breads are vegan. Even speciality loafs are very cheap considering the amount of meals they can contribute towards, and they can be a good source of carbohydrates and protein. 

  • Plant Milks: Plant milks have an undeserved reputation for being expensive, this is only in comparison to heavily subsidised dairy milks, though even then the price is comparable, in fact, some supermarket’s own brands are even cheaper. Plant milks are packed with calcium and are usually supplemented with vitamins B6 and B12.

  • Non-Dairy Spreads: Non-dairy spreads can be made form a variety of sources, from soy or olives to coconut oil. They tend to be comparable to dairy butter in terms of calcium, but without the unhealthy fats and cholesterol. They are usually priced similarly or cheaper than their dairy counterparts.

  • Peppers: Peppers tend to be very cheap to pick up in large bags, particularly bell peppers. They can be stretched over several meals, and can add flavour and texture to curries, stir fries and salads.

  • Nutritional Yeast: Seen as something of a speciality health food, nutritional yeast is actually very cheap, lasts a long time and is one of the best sources of vitamin B12. It has a nutty, cheesy taste, so you can use it in place of anything you’d usually sprinkle cheese on. It is also great in soups and when used to make “cheesy”, creamy sauces. 

  • Flax seeds: Each tablespoon of ground flax seed contains about 1.8 grams of  omega-3s. It is included in this list as they make a great egg substitute in baking, can be sprinkled on cereal, yogurt or oatmeal. It is cheap to buy, and even a small packet lasts a long time.
     
  • Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate is not only far healthier than milk chocolate, it is usually cheaper to buy in the same quantities and is far more filling. It is versatile for use in baking and desserts and is a healthy snack in small quantities.

  • Selected Produce: Fresh vegetables are not always expensive. Seasonal vegetables are usually cheap in most supermarkets, but some vegetables like carrots, turnips, onions, cabbage and cauliflower are inexpensive all year round, and can often be bought on offer or as “irregular” (but still perfectly edible) for even less.
     
  • Herbs and Spices: Having a range of spices on hand is always a good idea; things like cumin and garlic can add depth and flavour to simple meals and they last a very long time. Investing in a good spice rack and some curry powder will save you money in the long term.
tea vocabulary in french !

i thought this was a really cute idea by @teacupful-of-languages, so i borrowed it to make a french version :) click here to see the original finnish version!

[le] thé - tea
[le] thé vert - green tea
[le] thé noir - black tea
[le] thé blanc - white tea
[le] thé jaune - yellow tea
[le] thé oolong - oolong tea
[le] thé rooibos - rooibos tea
[la] tisane - herbal tea
[la] tisane de camomille - chamomile tea
[le] thé au jasmin - jasmine tea
[le] thé à la menthe - peppermint tea
[la] tisane d’ortie - nettle tea
[le] thé glacé - iced tea
[la] tisane en feuilles - loose-leaf tea
[le] sachet de thé - tea bag
[la] tasse de thé - a cup of tea
[la] tasse - tea cup
[la] petite cuillère - tea spoon
[la] théière - tea pot
[le] passe-thé - tea strainer
[le] salon de thé - tea house
[la] cérémonie de thé - tea ceremony
infuser - to infuse
verser - to pour
boire - to drink
siroter - to sip
apprécier - to enjoy
fort - strong
dilué - weak
chaud - hot
froid - cold
sucré - sweet
amer - bitter
bonne pour la santé - good for health
[le] sucre - sugar
[le] lait - milk
[la] crème - cream
[le] citron - lemon
[les] bonbons - sweets 

But I’m Not a Baby (part 1)

Pairing: AmazingPhil & Daniel Howell

Genre: Fluff, light/smut, light/little!space

Word Count: 6000

Summary: After a visit to the dentist, Dan is prescribed a form of ‘medication’ he doesn’t necessarily agree with.

Author Note: Since all my past little!space fics have been fairly well received, I wanted to write another. However, I want this one, for sake of believability (used loosely), to be paced out better. So this will be a full series. This may not be packed with little!space but it will only get better from here!

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My lunch ❤️ miracle noodles fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine alfredo
1 bag miracle noodles (0 cal)
2 wedges of laughing cow cheese (70)
1 piece of reduced fat cheese (35)
1 tablespoon of smart balance light (50)
1/6 cup of almond milk (12)

Step 1: prepare miracle noodles as directed. Rinse and boil for 1 minute and place in a warm but not hot pan
Step 2: add to the noodles the 2 wedges of laughing cow, the almond milk, 1 tablespoon of smart balance light and the 1 piece of reduced fat cheese, stir to melt

Total:
167

UPDATE. IT WAS REALLY FUCKING GOOD also use unsweetened almond milk
Dear Evan Hansen, Jul. 13th 2017 (Act 1)

Dear Evan Hansen,

Today’s going to be a good day and here’s why:

Because Michael Lee Brown was on as Evan Hansen, and you get to review him! (and cry a lot more than you already have.)

This is Part 1 of my summary and review! A second part will come soon!

I’m dedicating this whole thing to @neglectedrainbow because they seem to love Michael Lee Brown as much as I do. (I also love their writing and their account)

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Tog squad in the supermarket.

Aelin: Pushing the trolley /really/ fast down empty aisles, then jumping onto it and speeding through the shop like a crazy lady.

Rowan: Taking out all the sweets Lysandra has snuck into the trolley and putting them back. Also snacking on food they haven bought yet because he needs to “fuel his godly bod”

Lysandra: The one who sneaks bags of coco pops, Oreos and jellies into the cart and acts innocent, although everybody knows she did it.

Aedion: Spends all his time filling the trolley with protein bars, protein powder, protein milk, kale, avocados, chia seeds and eggs. “I gotta get ripped bro. My body is a temple.”

Manon: Putting in packets of raw meat. Her eyes going wide every time she catches a scent similar to it. Eats the meat raw as soon as they get home.

Dorian: Actually buying things for meal prep. Has a shopping list, a trolley and a baby with a cheerio necklace to keep it quiet. He is the mom™ and has his shit together. Wants to speak to the manager about his coupons that are for some reason, “not valid.”

Chaol: In the toy aisle, curiously poking the children’s toys, and getting freaked out when they make noise, and falling into shelves behind him, knocking everything over, and making the noises louder.

Vegan Chai Tea

What you’ll need:
🌹Any milk substitute (I use my Alpro vanilla milk)
🌹A cinnamon stick
🌹Sugar/syrup
🌹Water
🌹Black tea

How to make it:
🌹Put ½ cup of water and ½ cup of milk in a pan.
🌹Also put your cinnamon in it.
🌹Wait until it’s all boiled.
🌹Then put it in a mug and then let your tea bag soak in it.

Et violá!


LOVE YOURSELF

Always keep sweats, comfy shoes, makeup wipes, condoms, gum, a phone charger, a hair brush, and taxi fare in your purse/car.

- Wipe front to back

- Don’t use body washes or scrubs when cleaning your downstairs area. A little water goes a long way. Make sure to wash all around the vulva and gently get around your clitoris. USING YOUR FINGERS TO WASH IS BEST. Your vagina and vulva have natural bacteria and oils that are disrupted if you use soaps and sprays/ if you wash too harshly or excessively. They are delicate little things.

- SOAPS ALSO CAUSE VAGINAL DRYNESS

- DO NOT USE DOUCHES ever ever ever!!!

- Always pee after sex to prevent UTIs

- Coconut oil can be used for just about anything: shaving cream, moisturizer, lip balm, deep conditioner, cooking, insect repellent, makeup remover.. the list goes on. Get unrefined virgin coconut oil and you’ll smell and feel great. A little goes a long way so don’t over do it.

- EXFOLIATE at least once a week. You can buy an exfoliator at any drug store but I like to make my own but DO NOT use on your lady bits.

***1/2c coffee grinds, 2-3tbsp coconut oil, sea salt

***1 1/4c white sugar, 1/2c olive oil, 3tbsp lemon juice (good for legs, DON’T USE ON FACE OR VAGINA)

- DON’T EVER use sugar on, in, or around your vagina and try to avoid using brown sugar or hard scrubs on your face

- You can experiment a lot with your bath water and different things you can put in it. I just found some really great recipes for detox baths:

***1c ground up oatmeal, 1c epsom salts, 2tbsp lavender buds.. Mix all the ingredients and add 2-3 spoonfuls to your bath water

***1c epsom salts, ½ baking soda, 10 drops of essential oils

***1-2c milk, ½ pure honey

***Add 6-10 green tea bags to your bath water

- Essential oils in a bath are great…. Just some examples and benefits: Lavender is calming, Grapefruit is energizing, Peppermint helps with fatigue, Chamomile and Rosemary help with headaches and are also calming.

- YONI OIL by Goddess Body is amazing. It helps restore the balance of your yoni aka vagina and it is also antibacterial!!! Be careful if you’re buying from a different brand because different brands have different mixtures and some aren’t very good for you.

- THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!! Oils and oil based products break down the material in condoms which causes breaks or tears!!!!! If you plan on gettin some please do not put oils around your vagina for your own safety!!!!!!

- Face masks are great for skin health and relaxation. Some of my favourite recipes are:

***1 banana and 1tbsp honey

***Plain yogurt

***1tbsp honey and 1/2tsp each of cinnamon and nutmeg (doubles as a sweetener for Chai tea)

- Shave downward or diagonally when shaving your bikini line. USE MENS’ RAZORS. Pat dry with a cold face cloth immediately after shaving to close pores and use a non-scented lotion to prevent irritation and razor bumps.

- If you have crusty ass feet exfoliate them in the bath, pat dry then use Burt’s Bees Coconut Foot Cream and put on socks right after. If they’re really bad, put this cream on before bed and sleep with socks on. This is especially good during cold weather.

- Make sure to moisturize every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- When washing your hair; shampoo your roots and condition your tips.

- Don’t go to bed with you hair wet. Rub coconut oil into your scalp and brush it out before bed, wash in the morning.

- Massage your scalp with aloe vera for at least 30 seconds before you go to bed/ before you wash your hair to promote hair growth.

- The more you touch and pick at acne the more oily your face will get.

- Dilute 1tsp of apple cider vinegar in 1c of water for a natural facial toner.

- Try to reduce your sugar intake to prevent acne and yeast infections.

- Cranberry juice works better than pineapple juice. Drink lots of this and AT LEAST 2L of water a day to keep your body healthy.

- Green/ Black tea, fruits, veggies, yogurt, and WATER all support good vaginal health and just overall body health.

- KALE IS A GOD SEND. It tastes better than spinach and you can put it in a smoothie, mix it in with your salad, bake and season it for kale chips, or just eat it as is. It’s extremely high in iron which is good if you’re anemic and get light-headed/dizzy during your time of the month.

- Eating healthy promotes good mental health as well as physical health so keep your brain healthy too!!

If you’re needing a day to yourself, run a bath and add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Get a face cloth and wash yourself all over just with the bath water, especially your bizness. Apple Cider vinegar helps to restore your pH balance to keep you fresh and clean. Shave with coconut oil, exfoliate, then shave again to get all the dead skin off your legs. Scrub the dead skin off your feet and knees and elbows. Empty and rinse the tub and fill it back up with some oils or bath mixes of your choosing. Make yourself a tea or have some water near the tub. Put on a face mask and play some music or read a book or watch a show on Netflix and relax until the water is warm. Drain the water and rinse off quickly with cool water to get all the toxins and oils off your body. As soon as you get out, pat dry and lotion yourself, put on socks or slippers to keep your feet clean and then get into comfy clothes. Wear cotton underwear if you have them because they help get air to your bizzness.

Struggling to find a way to celebrate Mabon with little preparation? No problem!


You don’t have to make an altar or bake anything. You don’t have to spend your entire day on it. Mabon is a celebration of reflection, growth and change. Below are a few things you can do that take no longer than 20-30 minutes of your day:


Go for a walk in your local park. Embrace the season firsthand and walk within nature. Collect some autumn leaves along the way and make a fairy ring either back in your garden or in the park.

Meditate. As it is the season of change and gratitude, reflect on the blessings you have received in the recent months/year and prepare yourself for the change that is coming, both in your energy and in your life.

‘Tis the season for apples and cinnamon! Seasonal foods and herbs are your best friend during Mabon. Go to your local fruit shop and grab an apple or two. Incense sticks infused with cinnamon are great to get you in the autumn vibe too! Almonds, hazelnuts, milk, honey, coffee & hot tea also work for Mabon. Be creative and utilise!

Wear the colours of the season. If you don’t have time to do much but want to celebrate, wear some Mabon themed colours: oranges, browns and yellows.

Get creative. Art works for any time of the year. Make a bag, make a tye dye shirt. Draw a Mabon inspired piece. Going back to colours, use the Mabon colours to express your feelings!

Make an Autumn Music Playlist. Got a selection of songs you love that remind you of the autumn season? Compile them into one super playlist and listen to them whilst you go about your routine.

Give thanks. Text your friends, your family, anyone who has brought you happiness. Just a quick little 'thank you for always being there’ text can brighten up not just their day, but yours too.

These are just some of many things you can do during Mabon! Feel free to add to this list if you’d like!

doctorshufflepuff  asked:

okay i am All About the fluff, can I has father/son Moxiety cuddles? baking? painting each others' nails? just little drabbles of happy times

Imma go with baking :)

also this got crazy stupid long because i have no self control but enjoy!

Warnings: none i know of, but let me know!

Basically: Patton and Virgil, against the odds, manage to make a decent batch of brownies

It was late one rainy Tuesday afternoon that found Virgil casually sitting in the kitchen of the common mindscape. Or, more accurately, sitting cross-legged on the kitchen counter by the open window, sipping a glass of milk as he listened to the rain. He found it relaxing, the light pattering, and allowed his head to tip back against the cabinets.

He hadn’t noticed he had started to doze off until he heard the gentle thudding of cabinets, accompanied by bowls and utensils clattering. When he opened his eyes, Virgil wasn’t surprised to see Patton prepping the kitchen for…?

“What are you making, Patton?” Virgil licked his lips, feeling how dry his mouth had gotten during his “nap”. He took a sip of his milk, room temperature.

“Oh! Hey there Virgil! Did I bother you there, son?” Patton’s cheerful face popped up from under the counter where he had been digging.

“Nah, you’re good. What are you making?” Virgil repeated, sitting forward now.

Patton bounced to his feet, grinning widely. “I’m gonna make chocolate chip brownies!”

Virgil smiled. He liked brownies, when they were fresh, at least. But baking was tedious, so it rarely ever happened if Patton was in charge; the sunny trait would get sidetracked and things would get disorganized or forgotten. “Nothing better to do?”

Patton shrugged. “It’s rainy out, which is perfect weather for indoor activities! And no one has made anything in a while so I figured, why not?” Patton continued buzzing around the kitchen as he spoke, pulling out flour and cocoa and other ingredients.

“I can’t deny that. And brownies are good.” Virgil conceded.

He leaned back against the cabinets once more to watch Patton flit around the kitchen, content for the moment, before he had to jump to his feet a moment later.

Patton had stretched up on tip-toes, reaching for a baking pan someone (probably Roman) had tossed up on top of the cabinets carelessly. He had just managed to get his fingers on it when it wobbled and decided to fall. He jerked his arms back to shield his face, but the pan never hit. Instead, it hovered a foot from his head, caught by Virgil who was now standing on the counter.

“You good, Pat?” Anxiety asked, lowering himself down off the counter.

Patton nodded, lowering his arms and taking the pan from his counterpart. “Yeah, thanks, son. We were on the Verge of a real disaster there, huh sport?” He was grinning again already as he playfully elbowed Virgil, who couldn’t hold back a chuckle at the pun on his name.

Still a little shaken over the near accident and the burst of adrenaline, Anxiety busied himself with washing out his milk glass. The rain had picked up again, and he felt the tension melt off his shoulders and go down the drain with the greywater. “So, is that everything you need to get started baking?”

“Yeppers! Now we gotta just put everything together.” Patton was already wrist deep in the flour bag with the measuring cup and Virgil couldn’t keep his eyebrows from shooting up to his hairline at the mess Patton had already managed to make. He also hadn’t missed that Patton had said “we”, obviously meaning Virgil was now part of this.

And so, Virgil pushed up his sleeves and joined the fray. Mostly he wound up passing things to Patton, who measured things out according to the recipe Virgil read off to him. As they worked Patton casually snacked on chocolate chips and Virgil tidied up as they went – to clear counter space and because spills are gross. They made a surprisingly good team as they crossed items off the list; at least until they got to the sugar.

“Patton, it only says 1 ¼ cups of sugar.” Virgil held out his hand uncertainly, stopping Patton from pouring a second whole cup of sugar into the mix.

“Well, yeah sure. But that doesn’t seem like nearly enough to me! And what’s wrong with making them sweeter?” Patton tried to move around Virgil’s hand, but the nervous trait moved and grabbed him by the wrist, lightly, keeping him from adding more sugar.

Anxiety chewed his lip as Patton gave him an annoyed stare at being retrained. After a moment’s hesitation he let go, and was relieved when Patton didn’t move to pour the sugar in. “Logan always says baking is a science, and normally I don’t care about that, but we’re gonna be eating these. What if adding too much sugar makes them fall apart or burn or something? I don’t want to ruin the whole batch.”

Patton pouted for a moment before sighing. “Fine, I guess you’re right. Can we at least add extra chocolate chips then? They’re just gooey and delicious!”

Virgil smirked at him. “Yeh, I guess, if you don’t eat them all first.”

Patton ducked his head sheepishly, but still popped another chip into his mouth.

From there, things continued smoothly. They fell back into their easy rhythm. Patton was doing a good job of staying on task with Virgil’s help, and he enjoyed watching the younger Side move easily around the kitchen; the rare sight of a relaxed smile on his face as he wiped the counter for the dozenth time since they’d started warmed his heart. The small sad voice in Patton’s head wished he could see him like this more often, but he simply shook it off, asserting that Virgil didn’t represent Anxiety without reason. If he wanted Virgil to relax around him more then he would just have to make sure he didn’t need to be stressed.

Finally, the time came to put the batter in the oven, which the younger trait insisted on doing. (“The baking pan has already attacked you once, we shouldn’t give it a second chance.”)

While they waited for the brownies to bake, they elected to watch Parks and Rec, which was about the length of the bake time, in the living room. Patton wound up stretched out on the sectional, with Anxiety perched on the arm of the couch, half his attention on the kitchen, just waiting for something to catch fire or, at least, the timer to go off.

He hated waiting. As Patton laughed along to the “Treat Yo’ Self!” episode, Anxiety quietly got up, again and again, double and triple checking. Did they shut the fridge? Were there any spills he missed? Did he accidently put the oven mitt IN THE OVEN-no ok. Eventually he elected to wash the dishes and watch the TV from the kitchen where he could keep an eye on everything. He could hear the rain in the kitchen.

He was ready when the timer went off, checking the brownies were done and pulling them out. He was already cutting them by the time Patton joined him. When he looked up at his counterpart, Patton was wearing a fond smile that broke into a wide grin when he spoke. “Thanks for your help today, Verge. It was fun, wasn’t it? We should team up more! Like a father-son team!”

Virgil felt his brain stutter at the praise and he averted his gaze and cleared his throat awkwardly. “Uhm, yeah. Thank-Thanks Pat. Yeah.”

“Now how about we dig into these brownies, huh? If they taste as good as they smell they aren’t gonna last the day!”

The two wound up finishing the batch while curled up on the couch together, Virgil dozing on Morality’s shoulder as the elder carded his fingers through his hair. 

Patton still thought the brownies could’ve used more sugar.

TRASH BAG

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED © jiminelli

I’m going to be dramatic and call this my trash bag. Here lie all my works that aren’t worth being displayed in my official masterlist but also shouldn’t get lost in the depths of tumblr. In case some of you want to have a laugh and read through this mess, you’re very welcome to do so but please be aware that these are in the “trash bag” for a reason

♔ actual masterlist


Jungkook

Unknown Love  

Hover Board  

Getaway

Let’s Do This  

Fernweh


Taehyung

Wing-Puppies  


Jimin

Smothering Love

Nefelibata

Ladies and Gentlemen

Milk and Honey | Part Two  (this was my very first work omg)


J-Hope

Flying Skirt  


Suga

no trash yet


Jin

no trash yet


RM

Cooking Sensation  

Crush - Haechan

School!AU

A/N: Card as in used to ride buses, subways, taxis, etc…
Happy birthday to our little man!!

Word Count: 693



Your fingers gently traced patterns into the condensation upon the carton. It was cold, clearly having been only recently bought.
Donghyuk marched into the class, his bag in hand as he teasingly pointed an accusatory finger at a classmate.

“Speak of the devil,” he hollered, several students chuckling in accord.

He placed his bag beside his desk, greeting you with a grin as he pulled out the chair beside you.

“Do you want this?”

Donghyuk’s gaze momentarily met your own before darting to the carton of strawberry milk you offered.
He was unsure, his words caught in his throat as you offered the very present he anonymously gifted you.

“It was on my desk when I came in,” you explained, “I’m just- not in the mood for it right now.”

He knew very well it had been on your desk, for he had been the one putting the dainty cartons there for the past two weeks.

“Not in the mood?”

Hesitantly, he took the carton from you.

“I lost my card this morning-” you confessed, sighing to yourself gently.

“How will you get home?”

He wore an expression of concern.

“I’ll just walk home,” you replied, lowering your voice as the bell rang and a teacher entered.

Donghyuk mulled to himself in silence, fiddling with the tab of the carton.
He could pay for the both of you to take a bus, but you didn’t exactly live near him. Walking would give him the opportunity to spend more time with you and at no cost.

“I’ll walk home with you-” he whispered as he leant closer.

You tried to hide the grin that tugged at your lips, his familiar and comforting scent tingling your senses.
The teacher turned her back to the class, sifting through a stack of documents.

“Why?”

Awkwardly, he hesitated; he hadn’t anticipated you would question his intentions.

“Can’t you be thankful that I’ll keep you company?” he scolded quietly.

You rolled your eyes, trying to hide the grin that your lips desperately tried to form, but he caught it. He smiled to himself before giving his undivided attention to the teacher as she began to speak.



The desk creaked as Donghyuk sat upon it, adjusting the black straps of his backpack. Swiftly, you slung your bag over your shoulder.
You discreetly admired how the sun shone brightly through a nearby window, bathing his golden skin and dark hair in a warm hue of radiance.

“Let’s go!”

You felt awkward, nearly nervous, as you strode alongside Donghyuk. He had been a friend for many years and had been to your home before, but today felt different. Donghyuk also felt the same sentiment, yet he was anxious.

He slowed his pace to match your own, starting small-talk about the day.

“You can stop with the strawberry milks by the way,” you interjected.

“W-What?”

Taken aback that you had caught onto him, he stuttered, halting immediately. You giggled at his frightened expression, bringing your hand up to you mouth.

“It was really sweet,” you admired, “but you’re sweet enough for me as it is-”

“You’re so cheesy!” he groaned, raising his voice to conceal the fact that his ears were burning.

“You like it,” you retorted, “You like me, right?”

He fell silent, cursing to himself in both fear and excitement.

“Yes-” he confessed, his gaze avoiding your own.

“Well, I like you too,” you admitted, “Even though you’re a loser-”

“I am not!”

He threw his arm around your shoulders, locking you in place as your feet stumbled about, your laughter filling the street.

“I was just kidding!”

He released you, his heart throbbing erratically from the contact.
Suddenly, he gave you a sincere smile, his eyes crinkling in delight.

“You like me and I like you-” he began, “What does that make us?”

“Dating?”

“Dating,” he repeated.

“You’re so cute,” you murmured, reaching out to pinch his cheek.

He deflected your hand, embracing himself.

“Ah, it really gives me goosebumps when you talk about yourself in 3rd person like that-”

You scoffed in disbelief, striding away, a wide grin playing on your lips at his words.

“Wait for me!”

Orzula's "Hug In A Mug" Lavender Earl Grey Tea

Hello lovelies! 💕 Today I’ll be showing you what my s/o calls a “hug in a mug”. I love to make a cup of this after a long day, for a special treat, or even just because! 

I was originally inspired by Starbucks’ London Fog Lattes. But, tbh, I think these taste way better. 

  You will need: 

  •  1 bag of your preferred Earl Grey blend 
  • Culinary grade lavender buds (If you do not grow your own, your local grocery may have it. If not, try Amazon!)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Milk (The type is up to you, but for extra oomph, try vanilla almond milk!)

🌟 Our stove is not working properly at the moment, so I have been making mine in the microwave like a pleb. I also use a separate mug than the one I intend on drinking out of, for steeping.

🌟 Place your tea bag in the mug, along with one teaspoon of lavender buds. Add just enough water to cover the tea bag and stick it in the microwave for 40-50 seconds, depending on the strength/setting you have that sucker on.

🌟 While your tea is doing its thang, in the actual mug you intend to use, pour in your milk to taste. Because I’m a lunatic, I drink mine with a shit ton of the stuff. Go nuts. Just be sure you have enough room for the actual tea. Add one or two teaspoons of vanilla extract to your milk. Again, I am a crazy person, and use two. Give it a quick whirl with a spoon to mix it together.

🌟 By this point, the tea should be ready to come out of the microwave. Be careful, your mug might be hot to the touch. I usually use ceramic mugs, so they tend to feel like Satan made them. Set it aside and cover with a paper towel to give it time to steep.

🌟 While your tea is still taking its sweet time, pop the milk/vanilla blend in the microwave. Another 40-50 seconds, folks! Once that’s done, get that glorious goodness outta there. Next is the fun part.

🌟 CAREFULLY strain your tea into the mug with milk. I’ll use a paper towel as a strainer when my actual one is dirty (Dishes? What are those?). It should catch the buds and tea bag from falling in. At this point, you can either chuck the used tea bag and lavender into recycling, or put it aside to dry out and use in future workings.

🌟 Give your tea a healthy stir, and voila! You made a hug in a mug! This drink is already pretty sweet. However, if it is not quite to your liking, feel free to throw a pinch of sugar in there.

I really hope you enjoy this drink as much as I do! If you want to get fancy and foam your milk or, I dunno, make it on a stove or with a kettle - go for it! You do you, boo boo. I just love that it’s quick, easy, and downright delicious.

Originally posted by itadakimasu-letmeeat

Pre and post work routines ✨

It’s really important in this job to take care of your mental and physical health and I, in particular, tend to take on a buttload of negativity during a shift, especially if it’s a bad night!

I’ve found these things really help me to prepare for work and to unwind when I get home and they’re essential if I’m working multiple nights in a row!


Pre-work:
- Listen to some upbeat music (while getting ready and on your way to work).
- Have a long shower with some nice smelling shower gel, shave, wash your hair. Really picture turning yourself into a sensual, perfectly groomed goddess.
- Eat a light meal with protein, some vegies and carbohydrates for energy, something wholesome that’s not going to make you bloated.
- Visualise your night: picture yourself looking amazing, feeling confident, nailing all your stages. Visualise heaps of customers who are positive and happy to spend money on you; visualise yourself getting heaps of dances and your huge wad of cash building up throughout the night.

Post-work:
- Take your makeup off and have a hot shower; scrub yourself all over to get the club grime off your body, picture any stress or negativity washing down the drain with the soapy water. Brush your teeth.
- Stretch; make sure your muscles cool down properly to avoid injury. Apply arnica cream to any bruises or sore areas.
- Have a light snack and something to drink, nuts and tea, or milk to prepare you for bed and ensure your sleep isn’t disrupted by hunger. (Also, if I’ve had any alcohol or caffeine during my shift I make sure to drink heaps of water before I go to bed).
- Make sure your bed is made (if possible) and you have clean pyjamas to get into.
- Dump any work clothes that your wore in the wash: don’t let them sit all sweaty and gross in your bag overnight!
- Count your cash (and note it down in your journal/calendar/app if you do so normally).
- Regardless of what the night was like try to think of all the parts of this job you’re grateful for and how you have the possibility to always do better!!

These are just some of my personal ideas and I would love to hear anyone else’s routines!

Xxx

Casual and Comfortable (AU)

Pairing: Dean x Reader

Word Count: 3604

A/N – This is for @deansleather Madeline’s 31 Days of Halloween Challenge, with the prompt: Hot Cocoa and @thing-you-do-with-that-thing ’s Seasons of Love - Colors of Fall Challenge and the gif is below the cut.

Originally posted by sweet-cider

Fall. The time when crisp leaves fall, the temperature drops, it’s time to pull out the oversized hoodies and get the warmer beverages.

Oh yes, it was sweater weather.

The leaves danced and crunched under your fuzzy sock and boot covered feet. The sound sending thrills and tingles up your spine.

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Menstrual Magic ✨

Menstrual product magic:
Overnight when you sleep, place a crystal on/around the product to use the next morning. This will charge it with energy of the crystal you chose, to aid cramps and any feelings of discomfort. Suggested crystals – Amber for healing properties.
Rose Quartz for inner peace and love.
Amethyst for stress relief.
Fluorite for removing muscle pains.
Clear Quartz to reduce stress.
Moonstone for reducing menstrual cramps. (All these crystals are safe to handle/wear, so should be fine for popping by the products still in their packaging!)
Like the suggestion above, keeping a crystal in your travel pack or where you keep your products to keep them charged all the time!
Using your mind’s eye/your imagination’s energy to draw sigils over the products. These can be sigils for strength, pain relief, stress/anxiety relief, or even one you’ve designed specifically!

Natural remedies:
Tea for menstrual cramps: Ginger, it helps to lower pain levels and soothes menstrual cramps.
Peppermint, a natural muscle relaxer good for cramps.
Chamomile, it has natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Basil, it has caffeic acid which has natural pain-killing properties.
Snacks for menstrual cramps: Dark chocolate, it is much healthier than milk chocolate and has natural pain relief properties.
Pumpkin seeds, they contain zinc which has been shown to remove pains and cramps.
Pineapple, it helps a lot towards bloating and gives a mood boost.
Flaxseed, it provides omega 3 which is a great muscle relaxant.
Walnuts, also contain omega 3.
Red raspberry leaves, they contain fragarine which are great for easing cramping and nausea.

Period Pouch:
Take a small pouch/bag and fill it with herbs and crystals. Place this on top of your water bottle and hold it against your stomach and let the healing energies spread through your body. Ideas for your pouch: A sprinkle of cinnamon, to encourage pain relief and the reduction of a heavy flow.
Lavender, for a natural antidepressant.
Daisy petals, for health.
Holly, it has a specific link to cycles and encourages strength.
Honeysuckle, for releasing bad energies.
Marigold, aids in detoxing. 

Please feel free to add to this list, we could all use help easing monthly pains! This can be used by anyone on the spectrum; women, trans men, afab non-binary people. Thank you for taking the time to read, I hope you’re all having a lovely day wherever you are. ~AnEnglishWitch.