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Friday, April 27, 2018

As you can probably tell through my various social medias and blog design, I love my pastel colours. But it's only recently that I've started expressing this love through my clothing choices. My draws and wardrobe used to very monochrome with very few pops of colour. I feel like I've definitely come a long way since then. In honour of this, I thought I'd share four of my favourite pastel coloured fashion items at the moment. Today's post is a photography type post since I feel like I haven't down one of these in a little while! Hope you enjoy!


Knitted Sweater




Thanks for checking out today's post! What colour do you like wearing the most? Do you prefer your blacks, whites and greys? Or do you believe the brighter and bolder, the better? 

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Friday, April 20, 2018

A few months ago, I gave my blog a little makeover. I didn't want drastic change, I just felt the need to tweak a couple of different things. I'm someone who really enjoys working on Photoshop so for me it was a really fun and creative process. As much as I love the photographic and content creating side of blogging, I enjoy the web design aspect just as much. For today's post, I thought I'd share the steps I took in revamping my webpage. If you're wanting to update your blog design, hopefully this gives you a little bit of inspiration! 

Making a New Header 
My header is top and centre so I made sure to take my time redesigning it. When considering different fonts and graphics, I decided I didn't want to stray too far from my original design. The composition of the old and new header are very similar/ almost identical with my profile on one side and the text on the other. Since I'd already established a certain colour scheme on my blog, with the pastels and pale shades of pinks, I thought it'd be a good idea to carry it through. As I said before, I didn't want to make any big adjustments, I just wanted to renew or slightly improve on what I already had. I was really happy with my new header because I felt like it was a lot more modern and mature and also a lot easier to read. 

Creating a Profile For my Home Page
While I was editing my blog design, I was doing a lot research on what makes a good webpage. This was where I came across the idea of placing a profile image in your sidebar. I realised this was something that I'd thought about in the past but just never got around to doing. I think profile pictures are great because they allow you to put a face to the blog. I'd added one to my "About Me" page but not to my actual home page. When creating my profile image, I decided on a recent photo and made sure to attach a link so that when readers clicked on it, they'd be taken over to my bio anyway. I really liked how my profile turned out and thought it was a very functional addition to my home page.  

Decluttering/ Editing my Sidebar Widgets
The last step in my blog makeover process was going through my sidebar and getting rid of anything that didn't necessarily need to be there. For some reason, I'd initially had two Bloglovin' widgets that connected to my Bloglovin' account. I figured that one was enough so I got rid of the other and replaced it with my profile image from above. There's nothing wrong with removing widgets to make room for new ones. That way, you can be sure you're making the best possible use of your sidebar space. I then edited my "Email Me" graphic so that it followed the aesthetic of the rest of my edits. 


Thanks for reading! Are you planning on changing up your blog design anytime soon? Or are you really content with your webpage at the moment? Let me know in the comment section below! 

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Friday, April 13, 2018

If there's one thing that I've been obsessed with recently, it's watching Disneyland vlogs on YouTube. It's impossible to not feel happy watching a video located at the happiest place on earth. Since I've been on YouTube quite a bit lately, I thought I'd base this month's quiz around this video sharing platform. I'm going to see if I can guess what category a majority of the videos in your subscription box fall under. Let me know if I got it right or I got it completely wrong!

1. If I could be part of any reality TV show, it would probably be...
A) The Amazing Race.
B) Project Runway.
C) Britain's Got Talent.
D) The X Factor.

2. This year, I really want to... 
A) Travel more.
B) Create more.
C) Laugh more.
D) Exercise more. 

3. The three emojis that best describe how I enjoy spending my free time are...
A) πŸŒΏπŸ“·πŸš—
B) πŸ–Œ✂️πŸ–
C) 😜✏️πŸ““
D) πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒπŸ—£

4. If I were on a movie set, I would be...
A) Starring in it, of course!
B) Helping with the set design.
C) Part of the scriptwriting team. 
D) Working on the soundtrack.

5. The one item I carry with me wherever I go is my...
A) Camera.
B) Lip balm.
C) Favourite pen.
D) Earphones.

6. If I were to make my best friend something for her birthday, it would be a...
A) Photo scrapbook. 
B) Creative pop-up card.
C) Funny video featuring all her friends and family. 
D) Playlist of all our favourite songs. 

7. At high school, my favourite subject is/was...
A) Drama.
B) Art.
C) English.
D) Dance.

8. If I were to make a YouTube video, it would probably be a...
A) Q and A video.
B) Workspace tour.
C) Reaction video. 
D) Cover of a song.

9. I am most likely to subscribe to someone if...
A) They upload regularly.
B) Create content that interests me.
C) Have funny video ideas.
D) I like the aesthetic of their videos.

10. The main reason I go on YouTube is to...
A) Keep up to date with my favourite YouTubers.
B) Learn something new.
C) Be entertained.
D) Discover the latest music.

You Like Watching.......

(Mostly A's)
Daily Vlogs
There's nothing you like more than waking up to a new vlog in your subscription box every morning. You love showing support for your favourite vloggers by staying on top of their daily videos. 

(Mostly B's)
DIY Tutorials
You're a maker at heart so in your eyes, there are no better videos on YouTube than Do-It-Yourself tutorials. Whether it be a fancy makeup look, a room decor piece or a yummy recipe idea, you're willing to give it a go 100%. 

(Mostly C's)
Comedy Skits
You can always count on a good YouTube video to lift your spirits. The more relatable the video, the better. You're subscribed to some hilarious creators on YouTube and you love the production that goes into their content. 

(Mostly D's) 
Music Videos
When it comes to what music/artist is trending, you're always in the know. You love listening to your favourite songs through YouTube because you're able to appreciate both the music video and the track itself. 

Thanks for taking the quiz! Who's your favourite YouTuber? Let me know down below! 

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Putting my goals to paper are an essential part of my goal setting process. If I don't write or type them out somewhere for me to see, there's little to no chance of me completing them. At the start of 2018, I posted my New Year's Resolutions on the blog. You can find them here. I then copied them out into my bullet journal so that I'd have a physical copy of them as well. Since we're pretty much a third of the way into the year, I thought I'd do a little update post on how I've been progressing with my goals. Let me know how you guys are going with your New Year's resolutions in the comment section below! 

1. Drink More Water Throughout The Day
I'm not going to lie, this resolution has been a lot harder than I had initially thought it would be. I've been drinking from my drink bottle a lot more but somedays I still struggle to get through the whole thing. I'll probably have to take a different approach to getting the recommended amount of water each day.

2. Get my Restricted Licence 
Yesterday was a very exciting day for me. After a total of four lessons, two unsuccessful attempts and six months of procrastinating, I was finally able to get my restricted! Achieving this resolution felt like a huge weight off my shoulders. For anyone else preparing to sit their driving test sometime soon, good luck and I believe in you! It may take a little more practice than you anticipated, like it did with me, but I promise you'll get there in the right way and at the right time.  

3. Commit to my Bullet Journal
Writing in my bullet journal has become a part of my daily routine. I record everything in it! So far, I've been having no issues with this resolution and I'm feeling pretty confident that I'll be able to maintain this consistency for the rest of this year. 

4. Learn How to Cook
I think I've made a pretty good start on this resolution. I can't make a full meal yet but I've been trying to master a couple of side dishes. My wedges, in particular, have been a favourite in the household. I've made them so many times, I've even memorised the recipe. I still have a little while to go with this one but I'm definitely making progress.  

5. Time Manage my Blog Posts Better
The fact that I'm writing this post the day I'm supposed to be uploading is a pretty good indication of how I've been going with this resolution. After a year and a half of blogging, I still have yet to use the schedule tool on Blogger. Having that time pressure at the end of the week almost takes the fun out of blogging. I'm hoping to make more of an effort on this one just because it's starting to really affect the way I feel towards writing my posts. 

6. Be More Active on Social Media
I'm pretty happy with how I've been going about this resolution. Since Uni started up, these accounts have definitely been harder to maintain but I'm still checking them daily and keeping up to date with what's going on in the blogging community. I've also been getting a lot more enjoyment out of these social media platforms so that's definitely a plus as well. 

Thanks for reading! 

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