13 MORE small adulting wins you should be celebrating

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You know what I think? I think we don’t give ourselves enough credit for all the little things we accomplish each day. I think we tend to be a little too hard on ourselves. Sure we might not have gone for a run (again) or maybe we didn’t get around to taking out the trash but hey, we got out of bed and gave it our best and I think that’s a win in and of itself.

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The week in review

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Do you feel like you just blinked and suddenly it’s August or is it just me? How did this happen? I don’t know, but I’m pretty excited about it. Because springtime is just around the corner down here. We went to the park the other day and there were two lambs frolicking around and I have definitely seen a few buds popping up on the trees. My absolute favourite flowers are daffodils which makes springtime especially joyful for me because they crop up everywhere like beacons of hope that the winter chill is coming to an end. Ah isn’t it so good to be alive?

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Learning to speak the five love languages

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If you’ve been around here for a little while then you know that I’m a bit of a romantic. I’m an absolute sucker for all things love and sweetness and I proudly wear my heart on my sleeve. So yeah I’m kinda jazzed for today’s blog post. Today we are talking about love (ooh la la) but less of the cheesy heart-shaped balloons and rose petals stuff and more on how to love people better.

So for all of you single senoritas out there, fear not, this still totally 100% applies to you. Love comes in all sorts of ways, shapes and forms- be it romantic, or platonic- and we all need a little help being better at showing it to those around us. Enter in the five love languages…

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6 relationship red flags to watch out for

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People are so complicated right? Every person you meet is so incredibly unique and whilst that is a wonderful thing (because a billion clones would be rather dull) it also makes life hella confusing. You never know if someone will be offended by the things you say or will think you’re a hoot.

And when it comes to relationships…well that’s a whole other ball game. No matter how many people you ask for advice, you’ll get all sorts of different opinions. Because people are so different there is no one size fits all answer when it comes to love. But there ARE a whole bunch of red flags to look out for that are warning signs that the relationship you are pursuing is no good. In which case you should run as fast as your cute, tan boots will allow you.

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The week in review

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Well this week has flown on by, I almost feel dizzy. It was our first week back and with classes in full swing I couldn’t stay in denial very long. Somehow I managed to schedule something almost every day this week which was fun and all but also super exhausting. Can I be a total diva for a sec and say that after one week back that I already need a holiday? This weekend is also gonna be a busy one because I’m working and then helping out at the craft fair at church. Apparently, it’s true what they say…ain’t no rest for the wicked (or weary for that matter.)

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July book review: Heartbeat (+giveaway!)

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Happy end of July and would you look at that, it’s time for another book review! Somehow I managed to miss June’s book review so I knew that I had to make this month an extra special one and it sure is my friends. Because this book is not only fabulous which makes me excited to gush all about it, but it is also written by a fellow blogger and a lovely friend of mine. In fact I owe it to Heartbeat for bringing Emily into my life, for which I am eternally grateful. So stop what you are doing and let me tell you all about why you need this get your hands on this book ASAP.

And if you stick around to the end I might just be able to help you out with that! (Wink wink, nudge nudge, a giveaway is in the air!)

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Monthly must-reads (and thoughts on failure)

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So today is our first day back for this semester and I’ve spent the day powering through my to-do list to make myself feel better about putting off all these tasks until the last minute. I was lucky enough to have my mama stay this weekend which was a hoot. We had a little pj party which was all fun and games until we had to drop my brother off and decided we’d just wear our dressing gowns out regardless of who saw us. No shame. Our pyjama game is strong. I’m just glad we didn’t get a flat tyre or something. 😛 

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The week in review

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My current position is lying bundled up in my bed with a cup of coffee listening to the rain beating against my window. This morning was supposed to be run numero dos in my half marathon training but I’m thinking I’d rather not be swallowed up by the massive street puddles. So I’m just gonna stay here in my cozy cocoon and enjoy my last Saturday of freedom before our semester begins again on Monday.

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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

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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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