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I’m starting over on this whole no sugar thing. I’ve decided I’m going to buy raw honey in the grocery store today, in order to make bread and sweeten my coffee. Although it contains the same simple sugar as table sugar and corn syrup, raw honey is the closest thing to unprocessed sweetener I can think of. Fruits contain these same compounds, too, so the point is quite moot, I believe. I’m still struggling to eloquently express my point at all.

I ran across a fantastic article on sugar by Nat Geo. (find it here) It confirms some of my previous knowledge and suspicions. Sugar is addictive, it’s bad for us, and the industry that produces it was created through simply terrible ethics. Add to this the fact that table sugar is refined using charred bones of cow, making it not so veg-friendly, and there are enough reasons to drop the stuff (source). What I found interesting throughout this research is that fructose, the main sugar found in fruits, is actually processed in the liver, which turns it into fat right away. It’s likely an evolutionary adaptation from our primate ancestors many thousands of years ago. This is kind-of the reason why cutting back on fats won’t make you less fat more quickly than cutting back on sugars. Facts!

On a completely unrelated note: bracelets! I made some. They were quite fun to make, and in my opinion very pretty. I learned how to make a lace pattern for these pieces. ImageImage


So I baked bread… and ate it all. Because I am an awful person. My stomach is complaining, by the way. Or rather my digestive track… *shudders* I’m thinking of getting back on track tomorrow. No one has to know about my slip up, right? Especially not the sugar I put in my coffee this afternoon…. I’m an awful person.

And I spent like 6 hours today on this: Image

I have twins. Please, calm your excitement. (although I can’t even hold my own. Ohmaigawsh they’re so cute.)

As the trend has been, they’ll be up on Etsy when the light is good. The photo above is rather awful because desk lamps aren’t the greatest for product photography.

Also! I’m doing something actually sort of travel related tomorrow: skydiving. And holy shit I’m nervous. And I shouldn’t have told my mum. Because she is freaking out. My friend went with the strategy of telling the parents after he’s already back on the ground… and that may have been best. But I’ll try and take some pics of the way there! Although the weather is supposed to be sort of terrible tomorrow. Yikes. *Filled with useless worries*

I ate bread. And it was absolutely delicious.

My friend took me out to an Indian place to have lunch. And I had curry with rice and unsweetened ice tea and *gasp* naan. And the naan was heavenly. It was just really fucking good. And so bread is most definitely back in my diet. *sigh* Whelp, this run was good while it lasted. I’m sticking with unsweetened everything, but bread is in. Which means I know what I’m baking today. (Unf, baking. I love it so much.)

I posted one more of those cute little birds, by the way. I can’t get over how positively adorable they are. The friend I was eating lunch with (and who allowed me to eat bread. What a bad guy.) suggested I make an army. I’m thinking about taking this advice seriously, and whipping up some armor for these guys. Little pikes and shields… perhaps helmets. Yes, please.

Anyway, if you’d like a currently unarmed bird, here:



They’re now in my Etsy shop. Or, they’re coming up one by one today. Here’s the first one:

And of course, the shop home page: