Recipe: Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Garlic Bread

As promised from my previous post, I was going to blog about my recipe for the spinach artichoke dip stuffed garlic bread that I found through Buzzfeed! There were a few more ingredients than what I used for the garlic monkey bread: french baguette garlic shredded mozarella cheese cream cheese butter canned artichoke hearts baby spinach … Continue reading Recipe: Spinach Artichoke Dip Stuffed Garlic Bread

Recipe: Garlic Monkey Bread

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving weekend! 🙂 While many of you probably dined on delicious turkey (I'm guilty; we ate a delicious smoked paprika seasoned turkey), I wanted to try making something new for Thanksgiving. My boyfriend and I searched up different recipes and found a rather simple mini garlic monkey bread recipe and spinach artichoke … Continue reading Recipe: Garlic Monkey Bread

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Crescent Rolls

Are you looking for something easy to make that will satisfy your pumpkin pie cravings? I came across Buzzfeed's video for making a simple pumpkin pie crescent roll that is perfect for the fall season! I'm not a fan of eating pumpkin as a dish for meals, but I do love me some pumpkin pie, so … Continue reading Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Crescent Rolls

WHY WE QUIT OUR JOBS IN ADVERTISING TO SCRUB TOILETS (Reblog)

Every day it feels like I see someone or couples quitting their 9-5 jobs and traveling the world and I feel almost envious of their new lifestyles. I would think, “how do they do it? Are they just loaded with money and can afford to country hop for the rest of their lives?”

I came across this blog post about a couple that was one of the pioneers for dropping their stagnant jobs to see the world. This particular post takes off the rose tint from our perception of these happy-go-lucky travelers and shows us another side of this new lifestyle. I’m glad this puts things in perspective and presents the other truth in their travel adventures!

(originally discovered this blog through this Buzzfeed post!)

How Far From Home

After being gone exactly 6 months, I feel it necessary we share the uglier side of our trip. Browsing through our blog posts and Instagram feed, it seems like we’re having the time of our lives. And don’t get me wrong – we are. It’s bloody amazing. But it’s not all ice-creams in the sun and pretty landscapes. Noooooo. So far, I think we’ve tallied 135 toilets scrubbed, 250 kilos of cow dung spread, 2 tons of rocks shovelled, 60 metres of pathway laid, 57 beds made, and I cannot even remember how many wine glasses we’ve polished.

You see, to come from the luxuries we left behind in Johannesburg, to the brutal truth of volunteer work, we are now on the opposite end of the scale. We’re toilet cleaners, dog poop scoopers, grocery store merchandisers, and rock shovelers.

It’s painstakingly hard and dirty work.

And although the last few…

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