11 positively inspirational quotes to live by!

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Just last week I stumbled upon (okay spent half an hour scrolling around first) the Netflix remake of Anne of Green Gables and it was serendipity. I have always been the biggest fan of Anne Shirley and so I was absolutely delighted to get to watch it all over again. I think they did a really great job too. The best thing about Anne apart from her fiery temper is her way with words. While re-reading the books I have discovered so many brilliant, inspirational quotes that just sum up life and all it’s complexity so wonderfully I thought I would share them with you.

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Monthly must-reads! (and ugly crying in the car)

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You know what we haven’t done in ages? A Monday must-reads. How sad. As a blogger I spend A LOT of time trolling the internet, reading other blogs and I’m always blown away by how much creativity and inspiration is out there. Google holds the answer to just about every question you can think of. I don’t know how our parents and grandparents survived without it!

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5 Mother’s day gift ideas (that aren’t chocolate)

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So Mother’s day is just around the corner and I thought I’d jump in with some present ideas for you a little early so that you’ve actually got time to organize it. Nobody wants to be the kid that forgets about Mother’s day and has to get a last minute box of chocolates for their dear mum. Take it from the favourite child...your thoughtful gifts are the way to your mother’s heart.

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Quiz: What does your coffee order say about you?

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This post is combining two things I am really passionate about: coffee (duh) and personality tests. I will admit that I am the biggest sucker for Buzzfeed quizzes. It’s the best procrastination and fun ever. Heck yes I want to know if I’m the peanut butter or the jelly in my friendships. Please tell me when I am going to get married by my choice in pizza toppings. Please guess my Hogwarts house by the colour of socks I am wearing (it’s Hufflepuff btw.) See, what fun. 

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13 small adulting wins you should be celebrating

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So I’m currently sitting in the library staring out the window and sulking a little cause it is my first day back at uni and I am NOT happy about it. I feel like study is up there with wearing those shoes that gave me blisters again in my list of stuff I really don’t wanna do right now. Since I got back to Auckland we’ve already had a rat problem, a broken washing machine and a leaky freezer (although to be fair that was kinda my fault for leaving the door open oops.) And if you are anything like me, then you will feel the stress and strain of all these adult responsibilities.

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Your essential roadtrip checklist

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So if you haven’t been around here lately you might not know that I just went on a 12 day road-trip in the South Island (catch the recap here.) This was our first time traveling sans parents which was both thrilling and terrifying (because we really had no clue what we were doing.) So I did what any uptight, organizational freak would do and researched the shizzle out of our trip. (I apologize for using that word…it won’t happen again.)

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I went to the South Island!

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So I’m back! Did you miss me? I feel like I’ve been away for a year because I have seen and done so much. I have so much to tell you! Do you have a couple of hours? I am having a tough time trying to decide just how many photos and stories I can tell/show you before you are totally sick of me. I’m currently trying to mush all of my photos and videos into one long video/vlog that I can show you but for the technologically challenged (that would be yours truly) it is a real struggle.

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January book review: Let it out

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So, I’ve got some exciting news! I am hitting the road. This week, my brother and I are heading off on a road-trip around the South Island. If you wanna stay up to date with what we are doing then follow me on Instagram. I’m gonna do my best to share more stories with you too. One of the things I learnt on my last big holiday was that keeping a travel journal is an awesome idea. It is so much fun to look back over later and remember exactly how you were feeling and what you were doing.

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8 things to do on the weekend in summer

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So down under it is summer. Well, it is supposed to be summer. The thing about summer in New Zealand is that it only really starts at the end of January and we are lucky if it lasts 2 months. To be fair, I could be slightly grumpy since it is all drizzly and grey outside my window currently. If I was basking in the sunshine right now I possibly wouldn’t be quite so harsh.

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2016 reflections + reader survey

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Here we are. The final post of 2016. Gosh this has been one heck of a year…hasn’t it? Well, maybe you don’t know what all the fuss is about. Maybe your year was just fine and this last day of the year will be the same as any other to you. But I for one, will be spending my December 31st, thanking God for getting me off this roller-coaster. Because boy oh boy was this a crazy year for me.

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