Bootay Bag Review

❤ I’ve been wanting to try this!

Autumn Whewell

Bootay Bag is a monthly underwear subscription service that provides two undies and one bralette for only $13 a month! The option to only receive two undies for $12 is available. Can this get any better?! Shipping is included in the monthly price and items go out the week of the 15th. Bootay bags can also be gifted to loved ones.

Not only is it a great subscription service, they also donate $1 for every photo posted on social media with the hashtag #undermatters to the Melanoma Foundation!


Whats included? You have the option of cheeky panties or thongs in sizes S/M/L – no granny panties allowed. Patterns and fabrics vary, I was gifted two lace undies, one burgundy cheeky and one pale blue thong with lace up detail in the back!

How do they fit? Pretty true to size compared to other retailers. The thong’s material was a little…

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Nette Rose: Flirty Intimates Handmade in South Africa

Literally Nataly

Nette Rose is a gorgeous handmade intimates brand from South Africa. The brand was founded, designed, and produced by Megan Miller, using local fabric suppliers in Cape Town. In an Elle South Africa article she described how she named her brand “Nette Rose” (pronounced Nettie Rose) after her two “sensational and stylish” grandmothers, Nette, who bought her first pair of fabric scissors, and Rose, who sparked up the idea of Megan going to a fashion academy.

The brand has since reached Europe via Nic and Steff Fitzgerald, two Switzerland-based distributers who are also originally from South Africa. One day, they came across an article about Nette Rose, and in their words “immediately fell in love”. And I am not surprised! They are very happy to support “a young, responsible, South African brand!”

Nette Rose intimates are contributors to the slow fashion movement, handmade in South Africa with “fun, cheek, and a lot of laughs!” something that was a further…

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Flourless Orange, Maple and Chia Tea Cakes

hare & tortoise kitchen

Using natural sugars from maple and coconut, coupled with seasonal fruits (granny smith apples and navel oranges) has allowed us  to create a yummy treat without the guilt factor.

Maple syrup contains nutrients to include calcium, iron, zinc, potassium and manganese. When shopping for maple syrup, aim to buy real maple syrup, and avoid the maple “flavoured” syrup. The other sweetener in this recipe is coconut sugar. It contains vitamin C, potassium, phosophorus, magnanese, calcium, zinc and iron and has a low glycemic index of 35, compared to refined sugar which is up between 65 – 70. Both Maple syrup and Coconut Sugar are extracted from the sap of trees and not altered chemically in any way, BONUS!! However they are still sugars, and should be consumed in moderation.

This recipe is super easy .. and we almost forgot to mention, gluten free too!

Makes approximately 10

What you will need:


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Cinnamon Tea Cakes

Cooking Up A Storm

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Cinnamon tea cakes. These cute little cupcake-type things are so easy to whip up, and for me, bring back memories of classmates wanting to swap them for whatever awesome thing their mum had packed in their lunch that day.

Wikipedia tells me that a tea cake is defined as follows:

A quick and easy cake to make, typically ready to serve warm from the oven in less than 30 minutes. Ingredients usually consist of always available ingredients in the kitchen cupboard and they are typically flour, eggs, butter, cinnamon and sugar. It is traditionally served warm as an accompaniment to tea.

So that gives you a bit of an idea about what these are. Simple recipe, easy to make, and fast to whip up. I can just imagine having unexpected guests (in my head, I’m living in Jane Austen’s world – pretty dresses and all!) and whipping up a batch…

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Russian Tea Cakes

I had to re-blog this one! These seem like they would be the perfect addition to Milk-Tea White Russians!

See the full recipe here ❤

Frugal Hausfrau

Here’s another of my very favorite cookies, and surprise, it’s yet another “Classic” recipe. But I’m sure you’ll believe me when I say I make the BEST tea cakes. Absolutely the BEST tea cakes. They’re tremendous. No one else can make tea cakes like me…

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Cardamom Saffron Tea Cookies

These look absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to try these this winter ❤

P.S. Check out this great blog for more fabulous recipes like this one!!


Today we celebrated Diwali again. Yes, I know, it’s more than two weeks past the real Diwali, yet we are not done celebrating it yet. This is probably my 4th Diwali celebration this year. This time it was at the Deloitte office. I have been with the firm for just two weeks now, yet, it feels like I have been here always. Friendly welcoming people. This is what you want, right? Speaking for myself –  It’s the people who keeps it worthwhile. 

The Diwali Luncheon was bustling with festive spirit. Most of the partners and senior partners of the firm were all dressed in Indian attire, there were various food stalls, a henna lady was doing henna art in the corner. There was wine and coffee and other drinks served in another corner. It was Diwali Celebration alright. 

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I saw a batch of Mexican Wedding Cookies along with…

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