Monday, 26 September 2016

Floriade Photos

Hey,
Yesterday morning I went to floriade and took some pictures of the many beautiful flowers they have there. I wanted to share a few of my favourites with you today, enjoy!






Sunday, 25 September 2016

Bullet Journal Update #3

Hey,
Normally I post these bullet journal updates on a Monday but I am going away tomorrow (!!!!!) so I'm doing it today and I have some posts scheduled for the rest of the week, apologies if I don't get to any comments and/or emails this week.

Yesterday night I brought an actual proper bullet journal, it is a leuchtturm 1917, dotted and a specialised bullet journal. This was probably not necessary but it is a good quality book that will last for a long time, and now that I have experimented and found how much I love bullet journalling I figured that a proper book wouldn't hurt.

Today I am going to share 4 ways to make your bullet journal more interesting.

1.Colour
One super easy way to make your bullet journal is using colour. Simply colouring in the title, or a small doodle can make things heaps more interesting.

2.Hand-lettering
I don't really use this in my journal, but you can search on pinterest and instagram and find heaps of examples of beautiful hand lettering that can be a super-easy way to make your bullet journal beautiful.

3.Quotes and sayings
Making your journal interesting can be easy if you just add a few of your favourite quotes every week and/or day. I have a few pages in my bullet journal devoted solely to quotes.

4.Doodles
I love spending time adding small pictures to some of my daily and/or weekly logs in my bullet journal. You could add a symbol for the weather or something simple like that to begin.

Have a great week everyone!


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Inspiration


Hey there,
I spend way to much time on pinterest finding inspirational quotes and pictures that I can look at when I am not having the best day. I think that it is really important to have inspiration surrounding you most of the time, other wise how will you stay motivated? One of my favourite places to find inspiration is pinterest.
Today I wanted to share some of the quotes I have found recently, hopefully they will help inspire you. 

'Your story isn't calm. The road has been chaotic at time, filled with detours and rain and loss so sudden and soon. Sometimes the bliss was so elevated your heart could hardly hold it. sometimes it was maddening to have and then to lose. You learn soon enough that it hardly ever goes as planned- gentle, easy and smooth. But that my friend is what makes you fascinating. You have something to tell. Something you've walked thorough. Something wild. Something courageous. Something true. You're made of stories within stories within even more stories. Those quiet depths of you'- Victoria Erickson

It's better to look back on life and say: "I can't believe I did that." than to look back and say: "I wish I did that."

Life is full of give and take. Give thanks and take nothing for granted.

"Progress is impossible without change & those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything"- George Bernard Shaw

'I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which have never happened.'- Mark Twain

'For what it's worth: it's never too late to be who you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and if you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.- F.Scott Fitzgerald

'Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.'- Dr Seuss

'You have brains in your head. You have feed in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.'- Dr Seuss

It's not about perfect. It's about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day that's where transformation happens. That's how change occurs.

Hopefully you enjoyed this post,
let me know what other quotes you love




Monday, 19 September 2016

Bullet Journal #2

Hey,
As promised yesterday I am going to give you an update on my bullet journal experiment today. Check out this post if you want to learn more about this experiment.
In the last post I just touched on what I was going to be doing with the bullet journal and a few of the things that I was liking about it. Today I am going to be talking about the weekly layout and why I find it has helped me.

For the last two weeks I have created a two page spread that contains room for do-to lists and events for each day, as well as study tracking, blog tracking, notes and goals. In the next few days I will be uploading some pictures onto a page of the blog.
Layout
I found that this layout works really well for me, especially since I am a very visual person. I find it helpful to be able to sort from the events and tasks for each day because this allows me to break up my day and plan ahead, and there is enough room for me to add some quotes, pictures and colour.

Study Tracker
The study/blog trackers I also find really useful. My study tracker consists of a table of 9 colums and 9 rows, down the left side I write all my subjects, in the first colum I write if I have any assessment that week, and what day the assessment is on, and on the remaining 7 colums (one for each day of the week) I write a day of the week. When I spend time working on homework or studying for a subject I colour in the box for that subject on the day that I completed the task on. I find this helps me balance my time and ensure that I am spending equalish amounts of time on each subject.

Goals
I have 3 boxes for my goals in each weekly spread. I use the first box for a goal for that particular week and the other two boxes are for my long-term goals. This goal set-up helps me keep track of my aims and goals and is always there to remind me of what I have to remember to do.

That's all for today, but next Monday I will share some tips for making your bullet journal pretty and interesting. Let me know in the comments what you thought of this post and/or what you do in your bullet journal.

See you on Wednesday,

Sunday, 18 September 2016

I've been reading....

Hey there,
Finally, we only have one week of school left for this term! I can't wait for the holidays, especially because I am going to Queensland with one of my friends for a week! As I mentioned in my last post I have started a bullet journal experiment. I am really enjoying it at the moment and tomorrow I will share some of the things I've been doing with it, please let me know in the comments below if you have any bullet journal inspiration for me, or ideas that you have tried.

Today I wanted to share some of the books I've been reading recently, most of these I've been re-reading, so sorry if I've mentioned them before.

More than this- by Patrick Ness. I read this book about a year and a half ago and I remember I really enjoyed it so it has become by at-school book. If you love mystery/ dystopian or similar styles of books I can almost guarantee you'll love this one. A review of it should be going up on our goodreads account in the next few weeks.

The summer I turned pretty, it's not summer without you and we'll always have summer- by Jenny Han. I just finished re-reading this series and while they are not my all-time favourites I enjoyed reading them. These books are for lovers of romance novels and/or realistic fiction. Again, a more thorougher review will be going up on our goodreads account.

This is what happy looks like- by Jennifer E Smith. I just finished reading this book for the first time and I loved it. It is again not my faovurite ever book, but it was enjoyable and entertaining. Another one for lovers of romantic and/or realistic fiction. Let me know in the comments if you would like to see this book reviewed on the blog in the next few weeks.

Hope you will enjoy reading one of these books and don't forget to let me know if you have any suggestions for me.
See you tomorrow.