Friday, 27 December 2013

New Year's Resolutions

Hello, Hello, Hello

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and if you don't celebrate the holiday (like me) I hope you had a great day. Now that the holidays have past us and it isn't long until the new year will be thrust upon us *internally screams*. With this comes new years resolution's. Now let's be honest, do you really keep your new year resolutions's?? I know I don't but this coming year I intend to. New year's resolutions can be a very personal thing and is very dependent on the life you live, your aspirations, dreams ext. However I thought I would share some of my new year's resolutions with you. I personally love posts like this as it gives me ideas of what I would like to achieve, however sometimes I just like being nosy!

Be nice

When I discuss things that I am very passionate about I tend to get a little too excited, and sometimes don't take into account that the other person's feelings and the amount of information they know about the topic. It's always been a little bit of a problem and so this year I am willing to conquer it.

Stop obsessing over the little things 

In certain situations I can be a little bit of a perfectionist, and if something needs to be changed or fixed I tend to obsess over it until it is fixed. However sometimes there are things that you just can't control. A big one that I tend to obsess over is time, you can't control time, so if you can't control it why obsess and get upset?!

Drink more water

Sometimes I tend to drink a lot of water however other times I drink very little water. It's not very good for my health and I just would like to feel hydrated (all the time) !

Procrastinate less

The key word here is "less". I know myself well enough to know that I will always procrastinate no matter what, however I can reduce the amount of procrastinating I do. Especially for 2014 as I am entering some of the higher years in high school where your basically choosing your future WHICH IS SO INCREDIBLY SCARY. Anyway, I am usually pretty good when it comes to studying however I am aiming to better some of my grades and if that is going to happen then action needs to be put in place.


Alrighty, so those are the things I will be trying to do in the new year. It's so exciting, I mean just think in a couple of days we will be in a whole new year. It's a time to start fresh and just think a whole new year is coming! Do you have any new years resolutions? Have you kept the ones you made for 2013?

I hope you enjoy the rest of 2013 and until next year,


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Compliments Etiquette | Talk

Hello everybody!

I'm not too sure if the title makes sense so just bear with me. The other day I was talking to a lovely lady I had just met and I the following conversation inspired me to write this post. The conversation goes:

Me: How are you?

Anonymous Lady: I'm great! You?

Me: Yeah, I'm fine. You look stunning in that dress.

Anonymous Lady: Oh no I'm like the ugliest person I know.

Side note this is when things started to get a little bit awkward. 

This was how the conversation went and at this point of the conversation I didn't know what to say, I mean I just said that she was gorgeous and she denied it?!

DISCLAIMER: *The following is my personal view on this situation, if you have a different view please feel free to leave it in the comments below, but please be polite*.

When situations such as the one described above, are thrust upon me, I don't know what to do. In my mind I am just like "I JUST COMPLEMENTED YOU AND YOU ARE TURNING THAT OPPORTUNITY DOWN WHAAATT". Sorry for bringing all of that caps lock on you but when someone takes the time out to say something nice about you, embrace it. They perhaps looked at you or whatever it is and thought in their actual mind "oh gosh he/she is looking great ext." They then went to the effort to actually telling you. If you are one of those people who say things like that don't bring yourself down and don't put people like me in situations that are just so awkward!

It is just part of complimenting etiquette to perhaps just say "thank you" and perhaps say something nice about the other person. I think some people think that they are being polite by saying "oh no I am so not pretty" ext ext. It makes me really sad knowing that a such phrases are considered "normal", because it's one thing when people who hardly know you bring you down, but when you are doing it to yourself it's worse.

So do me a favour please. Next time someone complements you smile at them and say THANK YOU! Because they took the time out of their day to say that you are beautiful and lets face it, you are.

- Padfoot

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Holiday Misc Part 2

Hi everyone!

How has your day been going? Hopefully it's been going great and if not, just remember that tomorrow is a better day. In my last blog post I gave you some ideas to cure a disease we all seem to catch during the holiday time and that is boredom; so I have come up with some ideas that hopefully will help with this epidemic that occurs to people of all ages around the globe.

- Go Outside

I know this may be hard, especially as most of us are from the internet generation and would much rather spend an afternoon snuggled in bed scrolling through tumblr, but you never know you may even surprise yourself and like the outdoors. 

- Write a letter

Now when I say write a letter I don't mean an e-mail or Facebook DM. I mean get out a piece of paper and a pen and write. 2013 is slowly coming to an end and wouldn't be great to start to the new year fresh!? This means maybe addressing a disagreement you had with a friend, or maybe writing something nice to a friend you haven't seen in a while. 

- Reminiscing 2013

This kind of is a continuation of the last idea but think about what you've done in 2013. The great moments, and the not so great moments. If you are still in school maybe think about better study arrangements or if you are fine the way you are maybe strengthening friendships. Just generally thinking about how you can make 2014 an even better year than 2013. Personally in 2014 I am going to make it one of my goals to not have such a hot head, I feel like I am the type of person who doesn't realise that there are opinions other than mine and so that is something I will be working on. What about you? 

- Relaxation day

Have a day where you just run a bath and maybe do your nails and watch a movie. You could make a homemade facial mask and invite a friend over. Getting all of these things professionally done can be quite expensive so invite a friend over and have a girly evening. 

- Experiment with makeup 

Try and recreate some of your favourite artists signature looks, you never know you may even have a knack for it! 


So there you go, five things to do when you are bored, I hope that you are not as bored as you were six minutes ago and that the rest of your day is filled with lots of happiness. 


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Holiday Misc

Hello blog readers, 

If you read my last blog post then you probably understand that these summer holidays I was hoping to do more these holidays. It has now been 1-2 weeks into the holidays and I haven't been doing much. I like to call it "extreme chilling". And the funny thing about it, is that I am enjoying it a lot. I mean I have been baking cakes redecorating my room, cleaning up a little bit here and there, and just all round max relaxin'. In today's generation especially we have the severe problem of "boredom". You will always find facebook statuses about it or even seeing it fill up your twitter. I don't think people realise that there are solutions to this epidemic. Here are just a couple of suggestions however I am thinking of dedicating a full blog post about "Boredom" just because it seems to affect people everywhere no matter where you are. 

Now on with the list! 

- Try a DIY project with your sibling/s or friends

This is typically a "girly" project, however you will have a lot of fun looking for things around the house and being really creative. I suggest keeping it simple and perhaps look for some tutorials online. I made a dolls house with my little sister the other day and it was lots of fun! Watch out for future blog posts as I might upload some pictures. 

- Clean 
I know this is a little bit of a generalised statement, but during the schooling year your room or wardrobe may have gotten a little bit out of hand. This may even be getting rid of clothes you no longer need/want and getting clothes for the new season. 

- Bake/Cook something

During the schooling days I never get to cook or bake or do anything of that sort, just simply because I don't have the time. However I find that it can be really fun (except for washing up) and can be enjoyed by the whole family. You could even make little  cupcakes for friends or if they don't really like sweet things maybe something savory. Last week I made banana cake and a couple of days after a made carrot cake. We had a couple of carrots and banana's in our house and all the ingredients to make a cake and so I made a cake. However I have to say the carrot cake didn't turn out as planned. It can be as simple as searching up a recipe on the internet or even getting a recipe from your favorite cooking book. 

So here are just three ideas however I will have many more coming soon so stay tuned!