I like to think that I jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon quite early. Especially since almost everything starts out in America. From what I can tell, my first pin was pinned 5 years ago, which would have been 2012. Pinterest introduced secret boards in late 2012. I can’t even remember which of these boards was the first that I created. But I knew there were some things I wanted to keep for later but wanted to keep private. Here’s a list of my secret boards & what I use them for.
In all honesty, there are way too many pins on this board for me to ever get through them all. I just keep saving things thinking that I will come back to them. Although, I’m sure a lot of people feel that is the whole point on Pinterest: pin things you will never do/make.
• Tools & resources
• Topic ideas
• How To
I started this board when I found a “Muggle Born” onesie that I wanted to save. Now the board has mostly sewing patterns, party ideas, nursery décor & tips to survive parenthood.
This is for anything I am curious about but don’t have the time to commit to reading just yet. I’m sure a few things that should be on the Blog Ideas board have also sneaked there way here. Some things I have pinned here relate to:
• Paying down debt
• Books to read
• Meal plans
LCHF stands for Low Carb High Fat. I created this board a while ago when our trainer suggested we look into eating fewer carbs but more fat. I’ve honestly only made 1 thing from this board. But looking at it again now there are more desserts & snacks, some of which I should probably give a try.
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Once again, I’ve had a good long hard think about what I want to achieve in 2017. There were a few on last years list that I didn’t complete but I don’t want to repeat those again.
Read – This year I’d like to complete a Popsugar reading challenge. I always find out about it too late but I’ve come across the 2017 challenge already. You can see the Popsugar article about the challenge here & my personal progress here.
Actually take a lunch break – I really need to get away from my desk & computer when I eat lunch. This includes when I am at the office & when I’m at home. I often eat breakfast infant of the computer too.
Grow this blog – There are still a lot of edits I need to make to my old posts. I’ve also got a giant list of blog ideas, plus a Pinterest board full.
Sewing – I have had some material to make myself a singlet sitting around for about 6 months now. If I don’t pull my finger out & make it soon I will have to wait until next summer to wear it. Whenever I go out to weddings or parties I’m more interested in what other people are wearing. I try to deconstruct pieces of clothing by so I can make them later.
Financial – I don’t have a specific financial goal yet but I know I want to try to get a bit further ahead.
Have a bath – A bath is a great way for me to relax & enjoy some ‘me time’. Plus after the Boxing Day sale I’ve got a stack of baths bombs to try!
RELATED: 2016 Goals
Challenge myself – This one is inspired by the juice cleanse article I recently read on the Food Network’s Snapchat. I’d like to test my willpower & determination. I’d like to do something everything for a month. Some ideas I have are:
no bread/pasta/ice cream/chocolate/coffee/takeaway food etc
drink only water
drink at least 2 liters of water
go for a walk
100 squats/push ups/sit ups etc
I will add links if I end up doing any of these!
Running – This didn’t actually make last year’s list because I was tired of not succeeding. But it’s back & I like to think I’m being reasonable this time. Starting off slow to get myself back into it I want to spend January going for a walk roughly every second day. Then I should be a bit fitter than I currently am & will start running. I’ve attempted the Couch to 5k program several times & I’m determined to compete it. I’ve been considering the idea of setting myself a kilometre goal. But to do 1,000km I would need to average 2.7km per day. I’ll aim for 500km then see how things are progressing after 6 months. The 500km can be made up of walking, running or cycling.
Another year has come to an end. Here is a review of the goals I set for myself at the beginning of the year. You can see the original post here.
I know its quite a bit late for me to be sharing my goals for 2016 but I had a good long, hard think about them this time. There were a few on last years list that I didn’t complete but I don’t want to repeat those again.
I absolutely ♥ my local library. Here are a few reasons why:
As a result of all these great services I have not purchase or been gifted a book since approximately 2010 (The Hunger Games trilogy). The audio books have introduced me to a few genres & authors that I never would have picked up at the library. I absolutely loved Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden & Fetish by Tara Moss, now I have “read” (listened to) all the books that belong to each series.
If you were to look at my library account today you would see that I have
2 books checked out
8 magazines checked out
19 books on hold (all suspended)
1 e-audiobook checked out
1 e-book checked out
The most recent news update of the website revealed that for every dollar spent on public library services in […] there is a $8.03 return on investment. I couldn’t agree more, the time I spent to obtain my first library card is well worth the the knowledge & entertainment I have gained.