Happy New Year everyone! I’ve wanted to write a more personal post for a while now, a recipe-less post, the kind I used to write. I like little updates, short monthly summaries of life. I hope you all had a great December. Mine was perfect. Although I spent half of it sick and some of it a bit annoyed over the hectic situation in stores, it was still perfect. The fact that I’ve been feeling poorly for the past two-three weeks really made me slow down and find pleasure in the little things.
Rok spoiled me with all the gifts he bought and the cats have been really, really good around the tree. So far the ornaments are still intact, the lights still work and the white pillow I put under the tree for them to nap on is in use pretty much all the time. We saw a lot of movies last month and laughed probably more than ever. And let me tell you something, laughing while your whole body aches is not easy. And definitely not when every other laugh turns into a cough contest, but oh man, I’d do it again.
Life is full of good and bad decisions. We all aim to make more good ones than bad, but none of us are perfect and you can’t get to the good without going through the bad. I can’t say I made any really bad decisions in 2014, but there’s a good one that will make me remember the year forever. I started Mitzy At Home and looking back at the past 4 months I just could not be happier. Finding my focus was so important to me and I’m so happy so many of you are joining me on this journey. I’m excited to see what happens this year.
– most memorable bits –
Ben Howard – Oats in the Water
Florence and The Machine – Shake it Out
Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat
Not the best thriller out there, a bit weird and unrealistic at times, but I loved the snowy vibe which is why I watched it.
The Hunger Games & HG: Catching fire
Oh, we’re all still young at heart and these two are pretty good. If Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t convince you, you should watch these for Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and many more.
Home Alone 1 & 2
These two make me nostalgic and I love watching them every December. (Let’s just ignore the fact that they’re not very realistic, they’re charming and part of tradition at this point.)
Korres Wild Rose cream
For me, this is the holy grail of face creams and has been a total skin savior in December. I cannot praise it enough, it’s absolutely amazing. I bought Rok a moisturizer from their men’s range and he too is totally blown away by it. You need to get this. Now.
Umbra old school tablet stand
This was one of my Christmas presents from Rok and I love it. I don’t have a radio or TV in the kitchen and I really don’t want one, but I love to bring the iPad in there so that I don’t work in complete silence. While the Apple Smart cover works fine as a stand it’s not sturdy enough and I’ve knocked the iPad down several times by now. This stand really fixed the situation for me. It’s neatly designed too and matches my bamboo cutting boards perfectly.
Plenty more by Yotam Ottolenghi
Finally have this in my collection and I adore it. Yotam’s books are so beautiful, and as some of you already know the recipes are amazing.
There were many, but I’m picking one that really stands out. There was one day when I was just really sad and I missed my mom even more than usual. She’s always in the back of my mind, but sometimes the heaviness comes crashing like a wave and I get really overwhelmed. And on that afternoon, Rok and I went out and had mulled wine and crepes at a cafe by the river and that really cheered me up.