Weekend Photo Journal: All That Glitters

 

glitter, sparkles, twinkle. all that

I genuinely love this time of year. The only thing I miss out on in London is snow! I mean real blizzard snow, not the 12 drops that fall  and causes all transport to stop because no one knows how to deal with it.

To get me in the festive mood a ton of sparkly yumminess really does the trick. Especially on New Years, don’t you think? Therefore, since it’s that time of year, it’s only fitting that I do a weekend photo journal about everything that glitters, sparkles and shines. I normally send this out on a Saturday but seeing as this weekend is Christmas I’m posting it now. Either way, who knows you may get some inspiration for New Years Eve, if you haven’t sorted everything out to the tiniest detail already!

So without further ado… May I present everything that’s deliciously sparkly and twinkly.

*Warning: I might have gone slightly overboard with all that glitters….

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All the images were found through Pinterest. You can see my board  for all the details.

Make It Happen In 2016…

make it happen quote

 So tonight’s the night! For some, the new year’s already started. So as the rest of us countdown to the beginning of another 365 days of hopes and promises, I will leave you with this last post of 2015.  

Let’s make this year count. Forget about resolutions. Sometimes when we make huge promises to conquer by the end of January it somehow seems almost like we are setting ourselves up to fail on purpose. So instead, make it fucking happen everyday (yes, the swearing was necessary), throughout the whole year. Tiny changes every day will secure your success in the long run. If lost weight is what you seek, then start off by saying in two weeks time I will lose 1-3 pounds. I know it may seem like nothing but the point is to not get over zealous, eventually blacking out in a cookie aisle in some grocery store somewhere. I for one, can see myself there, drooling and licking the filling off an Oreo.

 
If you want to quit something (i.e. Smoking, drinking, golf?) then do it slowly. Don’t do it cold turkey. I know some of you crazy strong-willed humanoids out there are capable of breaking a habit like nobody’s business. But most of us do not have your alien-like will power. On most occasions I will throw in the white towel. So, to avoid a complete meltdown after not being able to complete an impossible challenge, just think baby steps. Remember you have a whole year! That’s the point of those New Years resolutions. To do what you set out to do, for 365 days. It’s not to go full steam ahead every day for a month or two and then wash your hands of every new promise you made to yourselves. You will not only feel like a failure but you will sabotage any positive vibes for the rest of the year. 

So relax, breathe and like the sign says above… Make it fucking happen! After all, you are the masters of your fate and the captains to your souls. You can do it pandas!

So to close this post with a bang…

May this new year quench your soul. May it be the light you were searching for. May you laugh a million times over until you gasp for breath and may you have unconditional love, solid friends, a strong  supportive family and abnormally exceptional health! 

  
HAPPY NEW YEAR’s PANDAS! You are all beautiful inside and out. And don’t you ever forget it!

❤️❤️❤️

New Year’s Resolutions…Blah!

New Years Resolution

 


Every year around a day before New Years I think up some resolutions that I want to tackle for the rest of the year. Some of these have been:

  • Lose weight
  • Stop the consumption of sugar
  • Get a Valentine’s date
  • Meet someone that completes me
  • Stop drinking so much
  • Make more smoothies
  • Become a juicing pro
  • Take an evening course
  • Get a better job
  • Have a better life
  •  laugh more
  • let love inside again
  •  learn Italian
  • learn Russian
  • learn French
  • learn Spanish
  • read more
  • travel the world
  • Join the gym again
  • Save money

I could go on but we will then be here all day and we’ve got some New Year’s eve celebrating to do.

Throughout all the years I can honestly say, with my hand on heart, that I have yet to complete any of these resolutions! I start every single one of them but by the end of the year I slyly forget all together what I said I was going to do in the beginning of the year.

So this time round I have decided to pick a more vague New Year’s resolution. It’s more like me thinking of how not to look like a bag of shit that can’t accomplish her goals at the end of 2015! Well not this year damn it! NOT THIS YEAR! I have picked one where there is no way in hell of me fucking it up. Ready for it? Well, it’s actually what’s on my cover collaged photo above, to continue to grow and evolve. There you have it, my new year’s resolution. Even if I don’t manage to accomplish anything, I will have “grown” older in age. Ha! I feel like I’ve beaten the system with this New Year’s goal. There is no possible way for me to fail and boy do I feel some awesomeness bubbling up inside of me.

Here’s to 2015 everyone! May you all accomplish what you set out to do. May you all experience the happiest of times. And may you all laugh from your bellies. A hearty laugh is the king of laughter which gets all those happy hormones celebrating, therefore making you feel good. So laugh until your bellies jiggle.

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S!!!! WOOP WOOP!

and  always remember to….