Music Monday: 4/8/13

Hello!  I hope you are all having a lovely evening!  I do apologize for not having my DIY up yet…ugh…there really isn’t an excuse for that one.  I’ll have it up as soon as I can!

I haven’t done a music monday for a few weeks, and I’ve got loads of new favourite songs, so I thought I’d share!

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Motivational Monday: New Favourite Quotes (Nov. 2012)

Hey guys!  So I’ve recently found some amazing quotes on tumblr, and wanted to share them for Motivational Monday!

 

“The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts and the stupid people are full of confidence”

“Be the person you want to meet”

“Promote what you love instead of smashing what you hate”

“I like people that smile while it’s raining”

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle”

“When something bad happens, you have three choices; you can let it define you, you can let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you”

“You just have to say hi.  They may ignore you, they may marry you.  And that possibility is worth one word”

“Everything in life is temporary.  So if things are going good, enjoy it because it won’t last forever.  And if things are going bad, don’t worry.  It can’t last forever either”

“Life is a great big canvas.  Throw all the paint on it you can.”

“Live in such a way that is someone spoke badly of you no one would believe it.”

“Always wear you invisible crown.”

 

 

That’s it for today!  Have a good week!

 

Check out my tumblr for more of me and my favourite quotes!

 

 

*Pic from here*

Motivational Monday: The Little Things

IT’S BACK!

Motivational Monday is BACK!

Yay!  It’s back!  It’s back!  It’s BACK!

You guys know that I stopped for the summer time because of SOFC and my SBL, but hey, fall’s here and Motivational Monday is back!  I am going to start out this next ‘chapter’ of Motivational Monday with a great idea I found!  I found it actually in two spots, here and here.

The idea is to take note of the little things.  Keep a jar and fill it up with little notes of all of the positive smaller things that happened.  If someone gives you a compliment, note it.  If you laugh really hard one day, note it.  If you just had an amazing day, note it.  Those things you can easily forget, because they just are the little things.  In a few months (or a year) down the road, look back into the jar and see all of the amazing things that happened to you.  It seems like none of them happened until you remember.  I love doing things like this.  That’s why I have a blog!  I love things like PicCal, keeping a diary, and keeping a blog because you can look back on everything that happened to you in the past.

Just by thinking about the positive side of things, you really do realize that you are very fortunate.  Instead of thinking, “oh I have to go to school tomorrow”, and hating it, you can say, “oh I get to see my friends, and learn stuff, and be productive!”!  Haha there really are more positive things than negative things in life and it is very easy to take them for granted.

Thank you for reading!  Have a great week!

(BTW, I might will have Motivational Mondays up either Sundays or Mondays!)

*Picture from here*
Click here to see my other Motivational Mondays
 

 

SOFC Week 5: Packing & Travelling- Monday: Lists and Important Essentials (& Intro!)

Hey guys!  How are you all!?  Hope your day has been going good (:  For this week’s theme, I have packing and travelling tips and tricks!  I am going to a cottage next week (so there will be no SOFC, sorry!  I will still try to put up some posts if I even have service, but it will be too difficult to post everyday) and I thought I’d show you guys what I’m packing, and some things that might help you pack.  So today, I have a lists post…yes another one!  I will be doing a What’s In My Suitcase, What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag, Things To Do In The Car, Essentials For Outdoor Activities, stuff like that.  This might end up being a two week span of posts, but not have one everyday next week.  For example, I will have all five this week, and then maybe two more scattered in next week.  Anyways, since I am going to a cottage, I won’t really have ‘pretty’ things, or lots of makeup, or a purse, so keep that in mind!  We are going to be staying at a beautiful cottage on a lake, with a small town beside it where we will be eating and shopping around a minimal amount of the time.  I might even end up doing a ‘best snacks for camping/cottage’!  So this first post may be a little boring, simply because I don’t have my suitcase or makeup bag packed, and to be honest I’m not really in the mood to do a super long post with pictures and stuff because I want to get up another post sometime today.  Yeah….let’s get into list-a-making!

So whenever you go away somewhere for a few nights, you will probably make a list…right!?  For us we have to make lists because we have to bring everything we need (like kitchen and bathroom stuff) with us.  Going to a cottage is no hotel!  There are tons of ways to make lists…like Wunderlist, or MindNode (two of my favourite apps), but when it comes to packing for a cottage, I typically like to put my lists on paper.  Currently, we have one page for all of my stuff (clothes and stuff), and then we have another page for all of the kitchen and bathroom and outdoor things, and we have another page for things to buy, and things to do.  If you prefer to have it online, try the two apps I listed above, or you can even search google for ‘list maker’, and tons of results will pop up.

Here’s some things you should pack!  They are pretty much just the important things (I’m not going to go into the details!!) These are just my recommendations, and stuff I bring.

BATHROOM/TOILETRIES:

Shampoo & Conditioner
Shaving stuff
Soap & Face Cleanser
Towel and Face Cloths (if necessary)
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Calamine lotion, bandaids..etc.
Sunscreen and bugspray
Deoderant
Hair brush
Hair ties & bobby pins
Lip balm
Cotton pads and q-tips

 

KITCHEN:

Tea Towels
Bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.
Something easy (like Kraft Dinner)
Campfire food (Hot dogs and buns (with condiments))
Fruit
Water
Sandwich stuff (PB&J is great for camping)
Paper towels
Dish soap and bucket (for hands too)
Garbage bags

 

CLOTHES:

A thick sweater or two for campfires
A couple pairs of pants for night
A couple of easy t-shirts that go with everything (they will also help cover your burns!)
Socks and running shoes
Flip flops
Something to throw over your bathing suit
Bathing suit
Pajamas
A couple easy dresses or rompers that are comfy
Fuzzy socks for night

OK, so that’s all I could come up with for now!  Talk to you guys soon!  Thanks for reading! Bye!

 

 

SOFC Week 4: 5 Ways To Sport Turquoise- Monday

Hey guys!  So I said in a couple posts back that I am a little confused with SOFC…I have two weeks planned, but I didn’t really know what to do with this week, so I just decided to make a theme ‘how to sport turquoise’.  I am not too sure wether all five days are going to be fashion related, I might do a DIY and a makeup look or something too.  Today I am going to be showing you with shoes!  I have a very plain, basic outfit on, but my shoes added a bit of a pop!  So here’s my outfit today!

My shirt is a navy and white striped tee from Ralph Lauren

I tucked it into a piar of Garage jeggings because the shirt is a little loose and oversized.

My ring is from Michael Kors

And lastly, the shoes! These are a pair of neon turquoise flip flops from Sanuk. Oh, and the polish is China Glaze For Audrey.

So that’s it for my first day of SOFC!  I will have a makeup look tomorrow, and a NOTD the next day!  And stay tuned because I have some SBL and StumbleUpon posts to show you!  Bye!

SOFC W2: Summer DIYs That Will Come In Handy #1- Soothing Sunburns

Hey guys!  Happy Monday!  I’ve found a new theme for this week!  I have three themes for future weeks planned, but for now I am still brainstorming, so please, please, let me know if you have any ideas for themes!

This week’s theme is: Summer DIYs that will come in handy

For today’s post, I found a really good idea, and thought it would be great for this week’s theme!  The idea is to freeze aloe vera mixed with a bit of water.  You mix the two, and then put them into an ice cube tray, and then freeze them in the freezer.  This will help soothe your sunburns, if you happen to get one.  Of course I’m a redhead, so I’m sure I will be trying this!  Also, it is obviously important to protect your skin for the summer, especially if you are spending a full day outside.  Here are some tips and tricks to protect against sunburns.  

Anyways, I will talk to you guys soon!  Like I said, let me know if you have any suggestions for next week’s theme!

 

Picture from here.

 

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