Simple life

Simplifying life

November 15, 2014

Homemade Vinegar

Lately life was busy. Good busy. I meet with friends, travel, cuddle cats, etc. But I also feel I’m chasing my own tail, there are so many things to do, see, read, watch. There is no time in the world to do everything.

I’ve got some inspiration from amazing podcasts I follow The Art of Simple Life and The Lively Show on how maybe I could approach this. Lately I’ve learnt how is it to live on a bus, how to declutter and even why, and how to create a capsule wardrobe.

I’m not going to live on a bus (I checked with Tomek and he said no) and I probably won’t create a capsule wardrobe, but I do want to embarrassed some of the rules. But I started to declutter.

A wardrobe went first. I’m far from shopaholic, but man I have too many clothes! There is stuff I’ve never had bought, but I did, because instead of buying something perfect for me I agreed on something ok, that later hated. Or I bought something cheap, because it was on a sale, or I just wanted something pretty to cheer me up.

I threw away a lot of stuff, I’ve packed my summer clothes and my wardrobe looks so much better, but to be fair I still need to do more cuts.

Have you read about Mark Zuckerberg wearing one shirt? I would love to have most clothes that just work in almost any combination. But no, I’m not a one dress kind of gal.

I plan to do similar purge in the kitchen and other areas of life. Although I don’t think I will touch cookbooks though ;)

Somehow when you talk about simple life, you often end up talking about herbs, oils and natural stuff.

It’s been a while since I started to be fed up with shop-bought cold medicines. They don’t taste nice, they are all sweet and I hated more and more.  I’ve also been chasing for good cosmetics for ever. It all adds up to the clutter. You know, face creams that just sits in the bathroom, because you don’t want to use them.

And of course there is perfect blog I follow and adore – Ziołowy Zakątek, that promotes healthy living. Klaudyna wrote a book about homemade cosmetics (I should finally get it in 2 weeks), but she also writes a lot about natural medicine. So now I’m doing my first apple vinegar. And when I have it I plan to make this syrup for cold and maybe some tonic. I’ve never thought of doing my own vinegar, but apparently the one you buy in a shop is pasteurized (that makes sense), but because of it, it doesn’t have  full microbiological properties, and it doesn’t have full digestive and disinfection.

I’ve also bought some books about herbs I’m hoping to read. So fingers crossed.

So that’s what has been on my mind. Wish me luck. And keep checking my Instagram, as I’m heading to Barcelona today, yay!

Have a great weekend.

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4 Comments

  • Reply becky : : accooohtrements blog November 15, 2014 at 15:25

    i’m full of a cold at the moment so i’ll definitely look into that syrup, thanks for sharing!

    becky :: accooohtrements.wordpress.com

    • Reply Magda November 19, 2014 at 22:37

      Let me know how it goes Becky. I’m meaning to try Becky, but I will just wait for my vinegar :) get we’ll soon!

  • Reply marianapdesousa November 16, 2014 at 00:29

    A capsule wardrobe is a very hard ask. I admire people who manage to do it. Have a great time in Barcelona x

    • Reply Magda November 19, 2014 at 22:39

      thank you Mariana. Barcelona is great, just too too much food and wine ;) I would love to have capsule wardrobe, but I should hire somebody to do it for me ;)

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