G’day mate, It’s officially cold in Australia even though you could still probably get away with wearing a crop top on the good days. The clouds are becoming darker and the rain is beginning to… More
I may be a good baker but I am not a very talented cook so when I found this recipe I fell in love. I already love Mexican food and this recipe is basically tacos but just replacing the shell with lettuce. So I guess you could say it’s healthy haha! Continue reading “A QUICK, EASY AND DELICIOUS DINNER”
The other day I came across the closet confidential tag on Angela’s blog, “Life Of Angela” and I thought I’d give it a go. Make sure you check out Angela’s blog because she is awesome and is also basically my neighbour considering she lives in New Zealand. Continue reading “CLOSET CONFIDENTIAL TAG”
This recipe is a special one because it is actually a family recipe given to me by my Gran. While we are on the topic of cooking Grannies, is it just a natural talent that grandmothers are blessed with? Like as soon as their first grandchild is born they suddenly become amazing chefs and bakers. Conspiracy theory haha! Continue reading “COCONUT CAKE”
Last weekend my family and I went to Sydney for Vivid and did a bit of shopping. If you don’t know what Vivid is, it’s basically Christmas on steroids except it’s excluded to the Sydney Harbour, Circular Quay and the Botanical Gardens. Continue reading “WEEKEND IN SYDNEY + SHOPPING HAUL”
So lately if you haven’t realised I’ve been trying really hard to improve my blog and have been changing a lot of things. Somehow it’s actually worked so I thought I would share a couple of tips and tricks to growing your blog and specifically how to express your individuality through your blog. Continue reading “LET’S CHAT ABOUT BLOGGING!”
Today I wanted to talk about something a bit different. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a blog post like this but I felt like it’s important that I write this down not only for the benefit of others but to also hold myself accountable.
I am guilty of not always appreciating the little things but aren’t we all? It’s unfortunate that in todays materialistic and consumer driven society it’s not uncommon to forget to be grateful and content with what you have.
We get so caught up in everything that we want we often forget to appreciate the little things. I’m sure we all know someone who has thrown around their old phone in hopes of breaking it so they can get the new IPhone.
I went through a rough patch not too long ago where I was very unhappy and just wasn’t myself. My mum asked me why I hadn’t been happy lately and I replied with “Because I can’t find any reason to be”. My worldly-wise mother replied with “what do you mean? you’re perfectly healthy, you have a wonderful life, a loving family! What’s not worth smiling about?”
Surprise, surprise! My mum was right. Most of my worries went away and whatever worries were left I accepted them and moved on. Sometimes even the most simple thing is worth a smile, worth gratitude.
So before I end this blog post I just wanted to leave you with some food for thought.
If you are troubled here are some quotes I found very helpful:
When everything is going wrong: “…they believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is protecting something big and lovely that is trying to get itself born – and that this something needs for you to be distracted so that it can be born as perfectly as possible” Anne Lamott
When worried about a set back: “And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.” – Kurt Vonnegut
Being minimalist/grateful: “who could have known that more would make us feel less?” – Erin Loechner
I found all these quotes in Erin’s book “Chasing Slow”, I highly recommend this book if you are wanting to practise gratitude or even pursuing a minimalistic lifestyle.
Thank you for reading and I hope this blog post is somewhat helpful.
What are some of the things you are grateful for or forget to be grateful for?
Lil Out X
I’m running out of intros for these kinds of blogs haha! Anyway let’s get right into what I’ve been doing this month.
1.Expand the fashion section on blog
2.Read “Chasing Slow” by Erin Loechner
3.Clean out my laptop Continue reading “MAY GOALS 2017”
It’s been a while since I did any makeup looks and since I’ve been experimenting with makeup more lately I thought it was time to bring back the makeup blogs. Continue reading “GLAM MAKEUP LOOK”
I remember when I first started wearing makeup I had no idea what I was doing. I barely moisturized, I didn’t prime and by the end of the day there was very little makeup left on my face. Continue reading “TIME TO PRIME”