January Favourites


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Places:

My computer.... no but really (too many assignments to complete). Ugh.
Home sweet home!~


Reading:

Lazy On Winter Vacation on ManRepeller


Take Me Home Photo Essay (literally the best thing ever... love western Canada).



Watching:

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. on Netflix


DIY:




Looking forward to:

Posting more frequently on this blog. Look out for my 'Spotify playlist post'

Job hunting






Life // Updates

 



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Drinking //
tea, tea, tea! I've got some assignments to complete, some readings to do, some movies to watch, some places to be and no time at all!

Listening to // One direction, they keep me productive!

Planning // my future.....(aka my university plans and beyond)

Watching // latest movies

Missing // my high school friends. But summer is fast approaching, so some meetups will ensue.

Loving // my summer plans!

Making me happy // weather. I can smell the sunshine, sunscreen, and watermelons!~


Baking // 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies



Okay so I'll admit: I suck at cooking and baking. There are many things in life I took interest in like origami, fixing garage doors, locks, putting together ikea furniture. But put me in the kitchen and the most you could get me to do is make a pb+j sandwich and maybe a decent bowl of ramen noodles. Maybe. But this recipe for is completely 'Jill Proof'


What you need:



Make It:

  • Heat oven to 325°F.

  • Mix all ingredients with large spoon until well blended.

  • Roll into 24 balls; place, 4 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten with fork.

  • Bake 20 min. or until lightly browned. (Do not overbake.) Cool 5 min. on baking sheets; transfer to wire racks. Cool completely.
*Recipe from Kraft Canada

Music unleashed // Spotify

 
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 Woo hoo! Its the weekend, let’s all be super saturday-y and not take our headphones off all day. Here's the Spotify I list I listen to everyday! This playlist is called "I'm so hip" so expectedly it contains many indie, alternative tracks and electronic mixes.

 



 

 

New Year Resolutions

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Okay, so this post is 15 days too late. But there is no rule that says resolutions have to be made on the first day of the year. Trust me, I checked! But in all seriousness I really do believe that every once in a while we should take time to make appropriate changes in life. Like many of you, I too try to set goals and changes to 'be better'. Call it a "Life Detox" if you will. Although I'm not a fan of change and I do embrace routine, I look for opportunities to venture into the 'unknown'. Try as I might to uncover extra hours in the day, there never seems to be enough time to get it all done!


Blog more. I don’t know if I can commit to a post a day, so I’m going to go ahead and say 'multiple' posts a week. On Mondays I update my "Music Monday" playlist, so check frequently. I really enjoy making designs for this blog, so I"ll post more of those as well.

Work out 3 times a week, not including power walks. Normally my I try for five times a week, but since I'm doing a lot more that I was before, I don't want to clutter my schedule too much. Also I join the  gym with a friend so that I'm held accountable for being lazy. But those three times will be actual workouts, not just little walks in the mall (snacking on something unhealthy).

 Engage with people on their special occasions like their birthdays. I have to remind myself that other people care about their birthdays and its something that is important to them. I’ve already added them to my calendar for most of my friends and family. If I don't call at least a text, or tweet should suffice.


Well, there you have it – my 2015 resolutions. So, what are your resolutions? Do you have any that are the same or any tips to help me accomplish these?

Here is a lovely "New Years Resolutions Pledge" poster created by The House That Lars Built



Happy New Year!