27 February 2014

How To Be More Productive And Make Something Of Your Life!

If you know me, you know I'm a pretty lazy person. I can sit behind computer for whole day, just eat and watch tv shows. And I'm sure you all can relate at some point and sometimes you just need a whole day off, but what stroke me a while ago is, that with this, I'm literally throwing away my life. Doing nothing doesn't bring anything! And I'm too young to spend my life on doing nothing! Now with the change of attitude, I might actually do something of myself. No more snoozing on life! Although I'm not even close to my full-productive speed, baby steps are made and I thought I'd share my productivity plan with you.
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  1. Think about what you want to do with your free time.
  2. We all have jobs or school, so the time you have for yourself is limited. Think about how do you want to spend it and make as much as possible out of it. Do more sports, read a book, draw, create something, spend more time with friends, try out some new recipe, all that comes to mind!

  3. Make a List!
  4. Now that you know what you'd want to do with your life, write a list of it and put it somewhere visible, so whenever you'll be drifting off you can look at the list, choose something and start doing that. It clears your mind, keeps you focused and prevents ideas being forgotten. Whenever you think of another thing, just put it on the list. It'll be like a free-time bucket list.

  5. Follow the List.
  6. This part is the hardest, I agree. You come home from work/school, you're tired, your brain is turning off, you just want to sit on a couch and do nothing. But personally, I then always go to bed with a guilty conscience. I had time to do something just for myself and I didn't use it. So let's use the list and use this 24 hours a day wisely, doing something we care about or like to do. We have too little time to let it drift away in front of a tv.

  7. Allow yourself short breaks.
  8. It's almost impossible to be concentrated and alert for 24 hours a day. Take short breaks to relax. Let's say you come home in the afternoon, tired from all the thinking through out the day, now you need a little to recuperate. Go browse through your favorite gossip website, watch funny videos on Youtube, turn the tv on and your mind off for a bit. Just remember to turn your brains on again after that, this was just a break. Take about half an hour and be lazy, then get back to the list and do something for yourself. You'll feel better, I promise!

  9. Stick to the plan!
  10. Now that you got good at crossing off the list, you'll notice that your breaks are getting shorter and shorter. Get rid of them if you feel like you don't enjoy them anymore!

  11. Don't forget to enjoy your List!
  12. The main point of this List is to enjoy. If you don't, take it off, don't do it anymore. Now you may also put chores on it (like I did), which inevitably has to be done, but we all know how good it feels when you cross it off, so focus on that, it'll be easier.

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26 February 2014

Food: Big Chocolate Chip Cookie

Few Sundays ago, I craved sugar, but all the store were closed, so I got up and baked something for myself. What was it? A giant chocolate chip cookie! Why bother making them more, if I'll eat all instantly anyways. Just kidding, but seriously, the recipe was specified for just one huge cookie. And to be honest, I did eat it almost immediately, but just because it was so freaking good! The recipe is from Baker Bettie, but since her measurements are American ones, I modified them for better understanding. I also made a little video of my baking. Nothing fancy, just me in a high speed, making the cookie. Really recommend it to try at home!

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  • 42g unsalted butter, softened
  • 50g brown sugar
  • half of large whisked egg
  • 1/2 table spoon vanilla
  • large pinch salt
  • 1/4 table spoon baking powder
  • 1/4 table spoon baking soda
  • 50g flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips, plus 2 TBSP more for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the butter and sugar until well combined. Add in the vanilla and egg stir until incorporated.
  3. Sprinkle the the salt, baking powder, and baking soda evenly over the mixture and stir until incorporated.
  4. Add the flour and stir just until combined.
  5. Fold in the 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
  6. Form a large ball of dough in the center of a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Top with more chocolate chips and a bit of salt if desired.
  7. Bake at 180ºC for 13-15 minutes until the edges are set and lightly browned and the center still looks underbaked.
  8. Allow to cool for several minutes on the baking sheet.

24 February 2014

Weekly inspiration

While working on a exciting new place for you guys, I kinda forgot a little about the existing blog. Not that this isn't exciting, but you know, new projects are always fun! So after a very productive weekend it's time to dig in the new week. Hopefully even more productive. I'm thinking about some productivity oriented blog posts? Yay, Nay? Help me decide!

I also hope to start this week with some new fashion related ideas. I just feel so bored in the morning always going for the same thing. T-shirt, black jeans and boots, a classic, but not very fresh. Although looking through this week's collage, I don't think I'm gonna stray far along from it, but I'll definitely try to come up with at least a twist, like some plum lips or lots of interesting jewelry!

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Photos from: Style Scrapbook, Kenzas, Polienne, other blogs and tumblrs

21 February 2014

Friday Fashion Favorite: Outfit Showcase

I don't really know how this is called, but you've all seen these before. Pretty shots of pretty clothes, shoes and accessories. A treat for the eyes, I just love them. Instant inspiration! I almost like them more than proper outfits... If you're obsessed with these kinda shots (like me), you'll love Le Fashion's instagram, she posts them all the time. On that note, I'm thinking about making some on my own...

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18 February 2014

OOTD: DressLily

Tried my luck with another china online store called DressLily and may I say it payed off this time. The cardigan actually looks the same as on the site (its sold out, so no links) and it's very warm and comfortable. Big plus! the pearly necklace is also from the store and it's so pretty I wanna wear it all the time. Girl just need a little classic in her life. All in all, this was a very pleasant and lovely experience, thank you DressLily!

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Bracelet, Cardigan (similar)

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