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How To Have The Ultimate Girls Night + Guide

2019-06-28T20:32:13+10:00

I started organising a monthly Girls Night with my friends as a way to improve my relationships, a major focus for me in 2018. We all get busy with work, family, and other commitments. We often don’t make time to catch up with those that have been there for us. Life just gets away from you sometimes. What is a girls night? To me, a girls night is a night with my girlfriends. No Partners. No Children. Just food, drinks, and great company. It’s a little bit of ‘me time’ which is much needed since most of my friends are [...]

How To Have The Ultimate Girls Night + Guide2019-06-28T20:32:13+10:00

Happy in Love

2018-09-03T19:56:30+10:00

Happy in love, after all this time? Always. Where it all began My husband and I met through a mutual friend while I was in my last year of high school. It was really fun at the start before either of us had a license, we had to rely on other people so we could see each other. He actually asked me out over MSN Messenger. We are coming up to 13 years together this year. It feels like a lifetime and it won't be long before we have known each other for more than half of our lives. The [...]

Happy in Love2018-09-03T19:56:30+10:00

2018 Goals

2018-09-03T20:41:11+10:00

Here’s to the new year! This year I have decided not to set any goals or resolutions, but pick a word, theme or phrase for the year. I wish that I could claim this idea as my own. I first heard about it while listening to Happier with Gretchen Rubin, my favourite podcast. The idea is you pick a word, theme or phrase to focus on for the year. I have cheated, choosing 2 themes to focus on. Relationships This theme is directed more towards friendships, but I also want to build stronger relationships with my family & colleagues. I [...]

2018 Goals2018-09-03T20:41:11+10:00

2017 Review

2018-09-16T14:25:09+10:00

Here it is, my 2017 review! To quote Katy Perry: that was such an epic fail! (Firework by Katy Perry). General Read - Reading is hard when you don't have much time for yourself! I read a lot more books to my daughter than I read to myself. It turns out I read/listened to 15 adult books in 2017. You can see my abysmal) progress for the Popsugar reading challenge here. Actually, take a lunch break - I quit my job back in May, so I can't say I've worked through my lunch break much lately. Even while I was [...]

2017 Review2018-09-16T14:25:09+10:00

I Never Had Anxiety Until I Was Pregnant

2018-11-06T21:26:42+10:00

I had never experienced anxiety until I was pregnant. I didn't believe people that suffered from anxiety. Honestly, I just thought they were making excuses because I didn't understand it. I'm sure I'm not alone there either. There are many mental illnesses that people don't believe just because they don't understand. For me, anxiety feels like I'm overwhelmed, stressed, freaked out & have the energy to burn all at the same time. The first time I thought I was experiencing anxiety I was at work. I really didn't know what was happening to me or what I was feeling. The [...]

I Never Had Anxiety Until I Was Pregnant2018-11-06T21:26:42+10:00

30 Days of French

2018-09-16T15:13:59+10:00

THE CHALLENGE complete 30 consecutive days of French practice using the Duolingo app Ever since I was a kid I wanted to learn French & visit France. It was a huge bonus to attend a high school that offered French, as well as Japanese. In year 10 I was lucky enough to visit New Caledonia for a week as a part of an exchange type program. It was a beautiful country & spurred me on to one day get to France. I studied French the whole way through high school, doing a 15-minute oral conversation as a part of my [...]

30 Days of French2018-09-16T15:13:59+10:00

30 Days of Green Tea

2018-11-06T21:21:28+10:00

THE CHALLENGE drink at least 1 cup of green tea per day, for 30 days in a row. I started drinking green tea roughly four years ago. I tend to prefer hot drinks in the cooler months & cold drinks in the warmer months. This means I drink more tea, coffee and hot chocolate in winter, more water in summer. I used to be quite sensitive to caffeine, I'd have to have my tea or coffee by midday or risk not being able to sleep that night. Also having the odd panic attack when I had too much caffeine. It [...]

30 Days of Green Tea2018-11-06T21:21:28+10:00

I Got Stuck on a Desert Island

2018-09-16T20:06:43+10:00

When I was in primary school a popular screen saver on the computer in our classroom was a little man stuck on a desert island. Since then I have come across the question of what I'd take to a desert island several times. It's a popular interview question and was part of getting to know my fellow online classmates recently. I've decided to make this a little more specific. I know I'm going to the desert island. I will be there for one year. I can take 5 things with me. I've given this some serious thought. Avoiding obvious choices [...]

I Got Stuck on a Desert Island2018-09-16T20:06:43+10:00

My Secret Pinterest Boards

2018-09-16T20:11:29+10:00

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. Blog Ideas In all honesty, there are way too [...]

My Secret Pinterest Boards2018-09-16T20:11:29+10:00

What would you do with $1 Million?

2018-09-16T20:27:42+10:00

When I was in grade 5 we had an assignment: spend one million dollars. The idea was to cut out items we wanted from catalogues in order to spend one million dollars. Most of my classmates 'purchased' houses, then we had to furnish them. Then came the flash cars & boats. Almost 20 years later my priorities have certainly changed! I was prompted to revisit this idea by Nikki from mbasahm.com. Pay off mortgage This seems like a no-brainer to me. Without a mortgage, we would have so much more disposable income available for other pursuits. Pay off other debts Other [...]

What would you do with $1 Million?2018-09-16T20:27:42+10:00
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