Honest confessions of an introvert

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Something you may or may not know about me is that I am an introvert. I guess a lot of bloggers are because online, through our writing, it’s one place we can be that bubbly, enthusiastic person we kinda wish that we were. So what does it mean to be an introvert? Well for one thing it means that you constantly get labelled as quiet or shy. But I prefer to think of myself as ‘selectively withdrawn.’ Because if something excites me then I’m ALL IN. I’ll be popping and locking with the best of them. But if I’m not feeling it, well then you probably won’t notice me slipping out the back door and racing home ASAP. 

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Adulting 101: How to sneak more veges into your diet

how to sneak veges into your diet

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Confession…last night I had eggs for dinner. Albeit, it was an omelette that also contained the nutritionally sound combo of bacon and cheese…but eggs all the same. Don’t get me wrong, I love eggs, but they are such sad singleton food are they not? It’s the staple of Bachelor/ettes everywhere. And I just feel like I’m so much better than that. But you know how it goes, you get home late and flop down on the couch and before you know it you’ve wasted half an hour looking at stupid memes on Facebook and then you realize you are really hungry and need dinner RIGHT NOW. So you make the quickest thing you can think of…eggs.

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Self care for when you are feeling sad

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Welcome to the trenches. Welcome to a behind the scenes, backstage, close up look at real life. This post is not an Instagram-worthy, rose-tinted, snappy filtered one. It’s raw and real and the blog post equivalent of a messy bun, sweatpants and no make-up kind of day. This is a post for those really hard days. When you are feeling lower than you have ever felt before. When you feel the stinging sensation of loss, loneliness or disappointment. When you feel heavy and empty and don’t know what to do. This isn’t just another sappy, self care post. This is self care for when you NEED to feel sad.

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How to host an epic dinner party

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Did ya catch my Insta-story over the weekend? If not then don’t worry, you just missed me gushing about our Mid-winter Christmas party and spazzing out trying to untangle the biggest mess of decorations you have ever seen. How do things become so tangled just sitting in a bag? I get so irrationally irritated trying to untangle things (such as headphones, fairy lights, vacuum cleaner cords.) Anyway, I’ll save that rant for another post. Let’s talk dinner parties. Specifically, how to host the most epic dinner party that everyone will be raving about.

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Monthly must-reads (and finding joy when life is hard)

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Guess who is riding that blissful post-exam high right now? Yeah it’s me. I am pleased as punch let me tell ya. I never knew stress before until this semester. It’s funny because I’m the leader of a high school girls small group and I love them to bits but the other day they were complaining about their assignments and stress and it took everything within me to stop myself breaking their sweet, naive little hearts. Honey, you have no clue what stress is. Wait until you are buried five feet under a pile of textbooks, study notes and flashcards. Then we can talk. Because hell hath no fury (or stress) like a menstruating woman in finals week.

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Beauty hacks for busy and lazy girls

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So remember the other day we were talking about how to start dressing with confidence and I was telling you about how much of a girly girl I am? Well yeah that’s true and all, but when it comes to beauty I’m pretty hopeless. If someone could please teach me how to use liquid eyeliner without hurting myself or what all those little brushes are for that would be great. When it comes to getting ready I am very lazy and so for all my fellow lazy girls I thought today would be a great day to share some super simple beauty hacks with a little help from a friend.

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13 phone apps all millennials need

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I’m riding a post-exam high right now that even the struggle of shopping for a new pair of jeans couldn’t bring me down from. It’s funny how after an exam you suddenly realize that you’ve practically been holding your breath for an entire week. That’s me right now. Phew. So now I’m back as part of normal society I wanted to talk to you a little about technology. I am absolutely hopeless with technology. Probably a little better than your Grandma but much much worse than any of the five year olds these days. But one thing I have worked out is phone apps.

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What NOT to do as a single girl

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A little while ago I wrote a post- should girls pursue guys? And you guys were big fans. Apparently there aren’t a whole lotta people out there speaking up for single girls and giving reasonable advice. I think that needs to change! Growing up I’ve found the whole relationships, dating and singleness thing very confusing. Probably because there are a heck of a lot of useless noisy voices giving advice (I’m looking at you Cosmo.) But now I’ve got a voice and a platform, I thought I’d share a few pearls of wisdom I have learnt over my single years. So this way you can learn from my mistakes and not make as much of a fool of yourself as I have.

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How to start dressing with confidence…

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I’m wondering, how into fashion are you? I never intended to make AS & SF a fashion blog because I don’t consider myself a fashion guru and yet here I am writing a post about clothes. I’ve always been obsessed with style and fashion. When I was younger I used to cut out the celebrity red carpet dresses from magazines and paste them into a big scrapbook. And to this day I’m one of those people who watches the E! red carpet replays just to see all the stunning dresses and fancy suits (less so with the suits because let’s be honest there is nothing special about them.) But fear not friend, if that’s not your jam because this post isn’t just about the clothes we wear…it’s about how we wear them. We are talking all about how to start dressing with confidence.

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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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