Thursday, 26 February 2015

When Life Happens...

The great thing about blogs is that they're written by real people you can relate to. However, with real people come real lives, and sometimes those lives just get in the way. I love blogging, it's been a bit up and down for me but recently I've really found my 'style' if you will, and I've been producing a lot more content that I genuinely love. But right now there's a lot going on in my life, there's a lot of decisions I have to make and to be honest I struggle to even get out of bed in the mornings because I'm pretty overwhelmed with everything.
I have a dissertation to write, while planning lots of events for my society as well as somehow deciding what the hell I'm going to do with my life next year. I had it all planned out but now I'm not so sure anymore and I just have to take some time to get my life in order. While I'm going to try to still post on here, it may not be as regular as usual so please bear with me while I figure things out. If you're still interested in hearing my ramblings about life, follow me on my twitter (@livinglifeindoc), because nothing will ever tear me away from tweeting about random things in life.

Monday, 23 February 2015

A Sunday Tea Party

Yesterday my friend Bryndis hosted a tea party, for no particular reason other than she wanted to bake and needed people to eat- obviously I was happy to oblige! It was a really relaxed afternoon of eating the best brownies I have ever had (pictured above- they were vegan! Edit: the ones with the marshallows on top weren't vegan, there was a second batch that was but they were all eaten before I got there), drinking tea and eventually playing a board game! I cannot remember the last time I played a board game but it was so fun and we have already organised a board game evening for next week now! We played The Settlers of Catan, which is a strategic game and quickly got very competitive but still extremely fun. And if you love my mug as much as I do, you can get it here(it's on sale)!

Monday, 16 February 2015

Apartment Dreaming- The Entryway

Welcome back to apartment dreaming, where I share my dreams about how my first own apartment will look like, supported by carefully selected Pinterest pictures! Today we will talk about the entryway, which I have to admit excites me to no end! Living in a student house there is no such thing as an entryway- we have a door which used to have some hooks on the wall next to it until they came down and took a large chunk of the wall with them... that's student housing for you! I love the idea of having that little bit of space that's the first thing you see when you walk in, which really sets the tone for the rest of the apartment, so here's how I'm thinking of styling it.

I definitely want some sort of table that I can put a dish on to cold my keys and sunglasses and maybe some flowers or decoration. I absolutely love this one I found on the Homesense pinterest account because it's mirrored and very narrow, which makes it perfect for an entryway where there may not be too much space!

I love everything that's going on in this picture but the main feature I want to recreate is the clocks for different timezones. I want to get three clocks, one for British Columbia time, one for London time and one for Frankfurt time, which will actually be really useful when I want to talk to family and friends! I love the way this is done here but I may get my DIY on and get cheap clocks from Ikea and paint BC, LDN and FRA on them, which I think could look really cool.

It's no secret that I hate bare walls so obviously I need some art in my entryway! I'd love to have a table with three paintings above it and then the three clocks above the three paintings- that's how it's working out in my head right now. I was just browsing etsy for ideas and found the perfect thing! These watercolour prints are great because they're basically colourful silhouettes and these are the three I want to get: Han Solo, because I love Star Wars, Grace Kelly, because she's my idol, and the Disney castle, because I'm a child at heart and I love Disneyland! I think they'd be a really interesting piece to see when you walk in.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Sexy Pole for Valentine's Day

You all know that I love pole fitness and it has basically taken over my life- I train at my university to we have to be very much fitness focused, as they don't like us to be sexy at all. However, the pole studio I occasionally go to in town has a 'sexy pole' class every year around Valentine's Day and this year I finally got to go! It's basically a regular pole class but you get to wear heels (yay!) and they teach you some body rolls, etc. It was all pretty basic and we had advanced students as well as complete beginners in my class but I still found it challenging and definitely very fun because it was so different from what I normally do! We also learned a little choreography, which we don't normally do in classes and I really enjoyed that.
I don't have a boyfriend or anyone to do this choreography for but it was such a fun thing to do with my friends and I felt really great after! It's crazy what some heels and a good bodywave can do for your self esteem...

Please excuse the picture quality, they're screenshots from a video filmed on my phone... But to make up for it I made you guys a little gif!

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