Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Making Small Changes For A Happy 2017

Love, Catherine | Making Small Changes For A Happy 2017

Love, Catherine | Making Small Changes For A Happy 2017
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I've realised that quite often it's the little changes and small things in life that build together to collectively make someone a happier person. Doing things for yourself is totally okay, especially when said things can help to give you a brighter, more positive outlook on life, which for me is so important. I'm not about to roll into 2017 with unattainable goals like wishing for a Victoria's Secret model bod, 'cos girl that ain't ever happening. But instead these are my mini goals for right now, the ones I know I can do if I put my mind to it, and the little things I'd like to do more of to make me a 'lil happy bear once I do them.

Blog More
I really enjoyed publishing new content on my blog every other day during December, more so than I thought I would. I had so much amazing feedback (you guys are the loveliest) and my pageviews rocketed, yay! So it's inspired me to keep it up and even write the posts that people always ask about: my hair & my Instagram. Even with over 30,000 followers on my Instagram, I somehow still feel like I'm not in a position to be dolling out tips about it. I know it's pretty baffling, so I need a little nudge to just write about it!

Fresh Flowers
I've got this stigma in my head that it's weird to buy yourself flowers (a little like the fear of dining alone or going to the cinema on your own) but it's one of the things I never do that I wish I did! I used to tell myself I wasn't bothered about flowers but whenever I have received them, I've secretly loved them, and they add such a pretty, delicate vibe to a room. A small bouquet of roses can often cost as little as £4 so I'm definitely going to pick up a bunch every now and then.

Rotate My Makeup
I am awful at frivolously spending my money on things I probably could do without. Makeup being the main culprit. So I'm going to try really hard this year to use up the beauty products I already own and love, before I run off into Space NK chucking my notes at all the pretty things. One product I especially want to fall back in love with are the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, I own the beautiful little palette and a solo shade in Dim Infusion, which I adored before new products sent them to the back of my collection.

Organisation
I think the key to making things easy for yourself, is organisation. I'm a serial putter-offer (definitely a word..), and I'm almost always late for everything (blame it on the winged liner she says). But then ticking things off of my to-do list makes me far too happy than I care to admit, so I need to find a balance. I own a gorgeous floral agenda from Ban.Do and so far I've become a bit of a planner freak keeping it up to date, and making it pretty with cute stickers. I also love the Rifle Paper products, and have my eye on their pretty desktop notepads, these two here and here in particular.

Baking
2016 was probably my 'started from the bottom now we here' kinda year for my cakes and cupcakes, (a piping bag and nozzle will work wonders) and I've miraculously started up my own little business for them. So this year alongside improving my cake skillzz (hello wedding cakes), I'd love to try my hand at baking numerous other sweet treats! I was gifted a few new cookery books for Christmas, including one from the Hummingbird Bakery, so I'm excited to give it a whirl. I find baking to be so relaxing and y'know, eating the end product is alright too I guess...

Do you have any mini goals for 2017?


xoxo


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25 comments :

  1. I'm excited for you to start blogging more because I really enjoy reading your blog, you're one of my faves! :) Also, I'm looking forward to seeing how your cake business blossoms - I'm loving seeing your creations!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you lovely, I find it quite hard work getting new content written so often but I'm determined to try and keep it up! Thanks, I'm so excited to see where the cakes take me, I can (hopefully) only get better! xo

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  2. Aw, I'm so looking forward to reading more content from you! These are great goals to have, and to be honest are pretty similar to my own. I love having fresh flowers in my room and am making it my mission to get a couple of bunches a month - I started with Tulips on Monday. Blogging more is a definite goal for me, I switched to self hosted last week and got a fancy new design so it's really inspired me to get that content out there!

    Kara - Spread The Sparkle xx

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    1. Ohh I bet the tulips look so lovely! Well done hun, I don't think I could ever go self hosted, it was confuse me too much! xo

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  3. YES PLEASE on the Instagram post!! Your Instagram is just so dreamy. And I'm glad you're going to add fresh flowers! Since I've lived on my own they are an absolute must for me. My grocery store always has wonderful premadw bouquets, but also create your own bouquets. I've really started to love flower arranging. I'm not great at it but it's fun to create!

    I am just really hoping to keep up my blogging schedule. January-April are really busy for me at work so I need to get myself disciplined to prepare when I have time. I also want to get myself up a little earlier to do yoga in the morning. It's such a nice way to start the day!

    Katie | www.overthemoony.com

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    1. Haha I'm definitely working on it :-) Ohh doing yoga in the morning sounds like such a good little life decision, I was I was a morning person xo

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  4. Some mini goals for me are to read more and also to start getting out and doing more things that don't involve Netflix/my laptop! You should definitely treat yourself to some flowers, I always just pick some up whenever I do a food shop at the supermarket!

    Lynnsay x
    www.sartorialscot.com

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    1. That's such a good one, I can often get in such a Netflix rut! xo

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  5. I also want to make sure I have regular fresh flowers, they can really brighten up a home! I used to work for a flower company and I really miss the free flowers haha. Good luck with your goals :)

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Ohh that would've been amazing getting free flowers! xo

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  6. Some great goals/changes! I love being organized, especially when it's organizing clothes or makeup! x
    Love your blog design x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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    1. Definitely, it always feels like such a relief when I've cleared out my wardrobe and makeup collection! xo

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  7. Such great goals! I've been trying to work my way through my makeup collection recently, too, and I've rediscovered so many old favourites from mixing up my makeup bag every couple of days. I've been trying to finish off products that are nearly empty as well, so then I don't feel quite as guilty when I purchase something new!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

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    1. Haha yess it will definitely make me feel less guilty about treating myself, so long as I keep it to a minimum... xo

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  8. your goals are great good luck with them, i really want to use more make-up products too x
    www.sonias-style.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. The post is so amazing! Loving your blog:)

    irinathayer.com

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  10. I go through these phases when it comes to baking. But I agree, it's fun to do, and getting to eat your creation in the end is the perfect motivation.

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    1. It's probably best health-wise not to do it constantly haha but yes it's pretty tasty! xo

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  11. I definitely hope to up my blogging game even more so this year. I definitely want to try and use up some of my makeup. I can't remember the last time i hit pan on a makeup product.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. Ohh good luck hun! Omg yes me either, other than an eye shadow in a palette! xo

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  12. Great post! My 2017 theme is less pressure. I have lots of little goals but I'm not going to put too much pressure on myself. I feel run down from 2016!!

    Rachael xox
    http://gatsbyandglamour.blogspot.com

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  13. Definitely agree with buying fresh flowers - I never do but I want to start more this year, they're so lovely to have (and are such pretty props for blog photos too!) xx

    Gemma Louise

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  14. Oh you must start using your ambient lighting products, they are just beautiful! And i'm totally with you on the flowers- I buy them for myself all the time! But they really do lift a room :) xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Beauty Fashion Lifestyle

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