Shout out! / Ume Syrup Update / A Piece of Me in July 2010!

A week or so ago,  I got a lovely shout out from one of my favorite blogs, Nouveau Cheap!
(Her lovely post is here)

This is the first time my blog has gotten a mention on another blog (I have gotten personally been mentioned before, but not my blog), and I am completely overwhelmed and grateful!!!  Thank you to the Recessionista, and thank you to all the people who have decided to stop by my blog.  Thank you also to my long time friends who have mentioned me personally on their blogs!  I find a lot of great blogs due to the recommendation of my friends, and I’m hoping that some of you also feel the same way!

As requested by the Recessionista… 

Here’s a quick update of the ume syrup I made previously!
(Here is my original post)

Before:

After 3 weeks:

All the liquid is from the plums!  I tasted the syrup today and it is sweet and tart – very refreshing for the summer!  I’ll drink it diluted with club soda!

I really consider July to be the start of summer here in Japan.  Summer vacation starts in July, plus it doesn’t get really hot until July.  How have you been enjoying summer so far?

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It’s also the time of the month to join Notes from the Toothfairy in A Piece of Me!

This month…

I like: that I’ve lost nearly 5 kg in the past year… according to my annual health exam.  That explains why I have been asked on 3 different occasions if I have lost weight recently.

I don’t like: that I didn’t do anything special to lose the weight – because that means I lost it through stress. 

I want you to know: that I REALLY appreciate any mentions and any links to my blog from yours!  Thank you so much!!!  It really helps me to understand what kind of posts my viewers like!

I’ve planned: to go to the UK in September and to Hawaii in December!!  Let me know if anyone is available to meet up!!!

I want to say to someone special: Thank you for being such a fantastic friend, and for understanding my problems!!!

xoxo, K

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12 Thoughts on “Shout out! / Ume Syrup Update / A Piece of Me in July 2010!

  1. Thats crazy how all the liquid comes from the plums!!

    http://makeupagirlsbestfriend.blogspot.com/

  2. yayy congrats for getting mentioned 😀 that’s so exciting. and your ume is looking so delish, mouthwatering! especially when you mentioned ume w/ club soda, i had those premade ones in a can before form the japanese store and loved them so much!

    aww that’s not good that you lost so much weight from stress! 🙁 take care of yourself babe <3

  3. Congratulations on being mentioned. It was an awesome post post by her.

    Your ume syrups looks great! It sounds very yummy.

    Hawaii in December?! Please, please, please let me know your schedule when you make all of your reservations. I would love to meet up with you! Please let me know if you need any help or information.

    *Kat*

  4. woots! i wanna make this too! XD

  5. That drink sounds very interesting!! And perfect for summer! LOL! Can’t wait for Dec!!! 🙂

  6. The ume syrup looks great! And ume soda sounds like it will be very refreshing. I think I may have to try making this. 🙂

  7. hope to see you again in Uk, and when i come to Kansai later in October we’ll meet again!

  8. Ha ha nice I am doing that w/ my plums too lol 😉 it tastes really good

  9. Wow that’s so awesome! I hope I will be able to try homemade ume soda someday, sounds very refreshing and perfect for summer! Yay for upcoming trips to UK and Hawaii!!

  10. Your layout looks more winter-ish than summer-ish to me hahaha =P

    I can’t stop scrolling up to the plum syrup picture, it looks delicious! You should have made more ;D

  11. i’m glad someone’s there for you! ^__^

    this ume syrup sounds definitely interesting. and w00t for being featured on another blog!! you deserve it!!

  12. um, sooooo, is there a way to air seal that baby and ship some over? I’ll add the club soda. thanks!

    i really really really really really want to go to hawaii with you!!

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