Thursday, June 30, 2016

5 Simple Tips For Moms Of Small Children




This is what I wish I did from day one of being a mom. Very simple and sometimes obvious tips. But why is it that, for some reason, we don't always do what we know is best for us and our family. Like asking for help! 

This video was made with new moms in mind. It's also for those of you that are struggling to choose between getting 15 minutes of sleep and/or sneaking a shower between naps! I hear you! Been there, done that, and survived!, as all moms do. You will too!

If you are interested in more tips. Let me know! I have more in store.

Thank you for watching!


Alina


Pssst!... This will pass too! Enjoy the enjoyable moments (your choice), for me it was my ALONE coffee time. Which one is yours?



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The BBC Documentary That Defies Modern Healthy Eating




I don't normally eat only "healthy" food. I try, most of the time, but once in a while I like to include the not so healthy kind, as well. 

Although I'm not a fan of smoothie-filled, detoxifying, dairy free diets, I like to have a smoothie occasionally, give a good old try at a new way of making quinoa, or even, snack on almonds (when the cookie jar is empty).

Balance is key, I think, and it's a very difficult thing to achieve as well. I found this documentary reassuring, in some ways, especially if you are a milk drinker, like I am. However, at the same time, I'm not 100% sure about the tests that took place in this video. 

What do you think? As for me, overall, I like to believe milk and eggs are good for you! Bacon? hmmmm....not so sure about that...



Thursday, June 23, 2016

5 THINGS TO BUY IN THE U.S.





Hello! I'm back! I hope I don't overwhelm you ha! Besides these 5 things that I ALWAYS get in the US, in this video, I also talk about random things like my height (?), my kids, Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings and a few other details... :D 

Hope you enjoy!


Alina


P.S. French Pharmacy Haul & The Most Delicious Lemon Meringue Pie  

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Snapchat: Real & Fun.





This is me, trying one of those beautifying filters on snapchat. The fluffy hair on top was not able to obtain the beautifying effect though... :D

Although I look better than normal in this picture, thanks to snapchat awesome filters, I still think this is a "real" social media resource.

What happens over there, on snapchat, is such a breath of fresh air. It allows for, in the moment, two way communication. It's usually a place for posting daily, fun, mundane, unedited, and "real" events in the lives of snapchatters! 

If you want to keep up with somebody's daily outs and abouts, this is a great way to do it. You can either opt for receiving, opening, and answering other people's chats, or you can skip the comments altogether. This makes it a very positive resource.

I only recently became a fan of this side of the online community and have been telling it like it is for about a week. 

Are you into snapchat? If you want to join me, and say hi!, please do! I'm at eclecticalu. I promise it's fun!

Meet you there, and happy snapping!


Alina 


P.S. What's your snapchat? Let me know!








Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe & Video Demonstration



This is my family's favorite lemon pie recipe. I guess you could say it's been tried and tested. It's delicious. It has the perfect balance of tastes: the lemon, the sugar, the dough, the meringue. Perfect combination.

In this video I added a few fun details from my family that are sneakily portrayed through out the film. Hint: two unintended appearances...muahaha! 

For the dough you will need:

250 grams of flour
4 Tbsp of sugar
100 grams of butter
1 egg yolk
Optional ( vanilla extract, water if needed)

For the filling you will need:

1 cup of sugar
3 Tbsp of flour
1 cup of warm water
The juice of 1 lemon
4 egg yolks
70 grams of butter
The zest of 1 lemon

For the meringue you will need:

4 or 5 egg whites 
pinch of salt
4 Tbsp of sugar





Sunday, June 5, 2016

May Favorites (Lancome + Sephora Pallette)






















So, I made my First Ever Favorites video. It was a lot of fun to film! 

There's some decor, beauty, and cleaning products. There were some things that didn't make the cut, because it would have been a looong video,  but I'll save them for a future video so you don't miss on the products that I believe are worth trying!

I hope you enjoy it!