Mar 27, 2012

Bits and Pieces. Bicarb Baths. Daiso Greenery.

I'm feeling a little 'bits and pieces' today.  Not really here but not really there at the same time.  My mind's on so many things right now.  There's excitement, there's nerves and the good old 'can't wait until it's all done'.  But there's also a whole heap of reflection and a sense of how far I've come in the last little while, in so many aspects of my life.

I often get like this before a 'big' day.  Which is one way of describing tomorrow.  The day will begin at the crack of dawn with tests to see how things are going with regard to the Sooooo situation.  Then I have to re-interview for my job because the position is now being made permanent.  And then, Mr SSG and I will be celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary.  Quietly, I'm thinking, with a home cooked dinner and some illicit ice cream for dessert.  I am sorely tempted to get some Cherry Ripes to make a sauce to go with the ice cream.  If I get around to it, I will share the recipe for the sauce.  The one I've found is 100% microwaveable which is always good for a mid week dessert.

Anyway.  I'm getting a full 24 hours ahead of myself.  Better get on with today's post....

Firstly with a quick snap of what I wore when my mind was on other things...

Trousers - next, T - Emerson at Big W, belt - Esprit, bangle - Marni at H+M, bag - Louis Vuitton.
When in doubt or indecision, I go for black and white with an arm party for interest.

Sometimes, even I'm baffled by the things I bring home from Costco.

But this 6kg (resealable) bag of food grade sodium bicarbonate was a bargain just too good to refuse.  I use bicarb everywhere around the house - cleaning, to deodorize the fridge, to wash my hair and even in cooking every so often.  It was a purchase that would pay for itself.  Possibly over decades.  Despite my widespread use of the cheap as chips salt, the actual amount I use for each purpose is probably a tablespoon here and there at most.

As I was mulling over how this bag of bicarb could be with me for the next decade, I had a helpful thought.  Don't people make bath salts with bicarb?  Google tells me they do indeed. At quantities of around a cup per bath....

So I gave it a go this evening.  A scoop of bicarb followed by a drizzle of that delicious Pomegranate Noir bath oil.  It was bliss.  The salts made my after work soak even more soothing and conducive to productive thoughts about the challenges that tomorrow will bring.

An electric eraser and a bag hook from Daiso.  My pink bag hook is still going strong.
I've finished putting together the prize pool for the work fun day.  I was shopping for green snacks last week and the second half of the prize pool had to be green gadgets.  Where else but Daiso would you be able to find useful bits and bobs that have to be green?

It was actually harder to buy the prizes than I thought because my workmates are all so different in age and lifestyle, but I think I've got most people covered.  You can never go wrong with a portable cutlery or kitchenware.  At least that's my take on my purchases.

I hope the prizes go down well or at least with a laugh.  We're also having a green themed lunch on the day.  I will report back with any interesting food sightings!

I'm signing of for now.  I have an early start tomorrow and you're right, I do have to figure out what to wear.


  1. I too love bicarb and use it in baths and around the house.  I also LOVE epsom salt baths.  Perfect in winter or after a workout.  Black and white is a great outfit combo and I think the cherry ripe dessert recipe sounds great.  Would love the recipe!  All the best for tomorrow, fingers crossed and sending positive energy.  Fifi 

  2. I've got everything crossed for tomorrow SSG. Sending warm wishes your way.

  3. Sending best wishes for tomorrow.  Both for the interview and the soooooo situation.


  4. Renee - GC RealEstateGirlMarch 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Congratulations on your fourth wedding anniversary :)
    Hoping for only good news tomorrow for you.

  5. Jade_Oh_AntipodesMarch 27, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Best of luck for tomorrow SSG on both fronts and congratulations on your wedding anniversary!

    Jade x

  6. Oh best wishes for everything tomorrow SSG. And happy anniversary to you both too xx
    Sending you love and luck.

    PS - I am loving these green themed prizes!
    PPS - I am glad I am not the only one to wash my hair with bicarb. 

  7. Nanne_MyFavouriteThingsMarch 27, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Best wishes for tomorrow, and congratulations on your anniversary!

  8. Hope everything goes well tomorrow, and that you have a lovely anniversary! :)

  9. The Distressed MotherMarch 27, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    Wow 1001 uses for bicarb. Who knew?

    Will be thinking of you tomorrow - hope it all goes well.
    TDM xx 

  10. Red Roses and CrystalMarch 27, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    Sending tons of good wishes to you for tomorrow SSG.

  11. Sending over some really great vibes for you tomorrow! xox

  12. Best wishes for today - thank you for sharing with us!


  13. That Daiso electric eraser is awesome. Love mine! Hope your day is going brilliantly.

  14. Lorraine @ Not Quite NigellaMarch 28, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Lots of good luck vibes for tomorrow SSG! :D xxx


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