Fashion, Lady, Uncategorized

My “Grown Up” Christmas List


Generally, every girl has a ‘wish list’ when it comes to Christmas. My current one is expanding, and I have been online more than I ever have been in my life!!! Even if it’s not on budget, I still am tempted to just browse, and add to a “WISH” list in my MS Word, so that I can refer to it when I am at home.

According to “The Age”, Australia is to spend 8.8 billion on Christmas presents this year!! With more than half of it spending on credit/store cards. I couldn’t believe the statistics! Now, that is why I got rid of my credit card. Been there, done that! I had one when I was in Melbourne and it was so easy to spend on things whenever you want, however you want. This year I decided not to go down that road, and try and save as much as I can to do the things I love and want in 2017, so I can pursue and follow my dreams.

So, here is my ‘grown up christmas list’ that will probably be on my list for the next year too!

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An ‘English’ style… 


This is my new ‘love’ – my first ever edition of “The English Home” which is, Issue 140, and it has 28 pages of bedroom inspiration. I gravitated to the cover of this magazine, as creating a style for any room is what I like doing. It has sooooo many ideas of interiors, a few world-class designers – such as the stunning collection of Hodsoll McKenzie of London, by Zimmer + Rohde, and wallpapers, patterns and all things decorative.

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TRAVEL

A List of Travel Dreams


In my recent post, How to live a successful life, I talked about short term goals, and long term goals. I am a huge goal kind of girl, where I love to write down all my goals for the future, and to have the motivation to succeed in something. I have come up with the idea of writing down a list of my current AND future goals, and dreams of where I want to be NEXT year!!!! 

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BOOKS, Uncategorized

Regency Inspirational Romance


I hoped to have read the list of 20 books in My Book Collection, but because of the whole move from Merredin to Scarborough it’s been too busy to just sit down and take the time to read, except for today….. I hardly had anything to do, so I pulled out a book that I had my eye on for months and I am completely taken by this one, because it is set in the Regency Period. I particularly like the period in the early 19th century because it was followed by the Victorian Period and was during the reign of King George IV.

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personal development, self help

How to live a successful life 


 

What does success mean to you?

How would you define it in your way of words?

Do you measure it by the goals you attain?

Is it what you have? Is it buying your first home? A car?

The definition of “success” is a “favourable outcome”. It is something you complete and a goal that is reached.

We all want to be successful in something. We all dream it. I know that when and if I do complete a Certificate in Library Studies, that will be a “success” for me! When you finish something with an inward happiness in heart, I believe that that is what success is.

If I reach the VISION that I set out in my About Page – that would be a success for me personally. My desire is to reach out to young girls all over Australia, and even other countries. I even received great feedback from a fan in Pakistan!

Everyone wants to be successful at something. It’s naturally a human thing!

I want to be successful in studies, (future and past) work, home, personal development and any other thing in life. Striving for or seeking to achieve things in life is my top priority, and I want to share with you some top bonus tips.

At the start of this blog I asked some very important questions.

If you answered these then that’s great! You are on your way to identifying your passions and understanding what it is that you really want to do!

1. Make lists

Make a list of your short term and long term goals. Write all your past and future goals down so you have something to strive for in your week, day, month!

I’m a huge list maker, and I love using sticky notes with everything I do. Sometimes I write down what I need to do for the next day and tick them off the following day to make myself feel like I have accomplished something.

2. Educate yourself

Read up on your passions. If you love cooking I’m sure the first thing you google is recipes! So whatever your passion is, google about it!!!!

Gaining knowledge in your area is the best thing you can do. Like for fitness, you learn all the muscles in the body, what the best supplements are and vitamins you need to take daily and what is the best protein shake to have to trim yourself up!

Learning is the best way to achieve anything in life.

3. Live in the moment

My advice is to hold dear to the time you’ve got! Live with purpose and excitement! Focus on every bit of goodness that you can’t remember the last negative comment that someone said!!! Live each and every day as if it is your last. So, appreciate the beauty in every activity of every second of every single day.

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Lifestyle, personal development, self help, Uncategorized

Inspirational Quotes to live by


“Every woman deserves the chance to realise her God given potential.”

Life skills is quality. Education is attaining. As women, we have to realise our full potential and need to strive for superiority and excellency. If we utilise our mental ability and engage within our communities, we can do more and above and beyond than what we ever dreamed of.

 

“You have to be true to yourself.

You have to be enough in touch with who you are and what you want, how you want to live and what’s important to you, to make your decisions based on that.”

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply about what you believe in. And, when you stumble, keep faith. And when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.”

Hilary Clinton

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Lady, self help, Thoughts, Uncategorized

How to survive as a girl in the men’s world


featuredThere is a double standard, obviously. We have all either experienced it, or have seen it. There is a deep-set of cultural, psychological views that are manifest through this double standard… Some of these attitudes persist, and if they persist in as open, and in many ways transformational society as ours is in the 21st century, you know how deep they are.

  • Hillary Clinton

 What Mrs Hillary has so relevantly observed (see the quote above) stands strong and true as a modern-day Antigona caught in the winds of gender disputes. However, not all gender battles have to turn into wars; some of them may as well be competitive skirmishes leading into a joined future filled with tolerance, respect and love.

What needs to happen in both girls’ and boys’ worlds is that they need to become aware of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and instead of using them as weapons to conquer one another, they should use them to build stronger and more meaningful relationships. And, in this togetherness, they both need to put their guards down a little.

This time around, we’re talking about some key points that will help girls fit into the boys’ world (and maybe even love it in the process):

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Elegance, How to be a lady, Lady, self help, Thoughts, Uncategorized

Staying true to yourself


I have recently been thinking a lot about what and how young girls think and do and act to fit in a world of boys, friendship, and closeness of peers.

I don’t know everything that goes on in the world, because I lived a pretty sheltered life myself, but I have a heart to reach out to girls that go through either cyber-bullying, peer pressure, and fights that go on in a circle of friends.

I like to stick to basics, and sticking to basics is the best way to go if you want to lead a simple, care – free life.

My top priority in staying true to myself is to:

 

  • Be a lady of quality

 

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Fashion, Lady, Uncategorized

Victoria & Albert Museum Collection – Cupid’s arrow necklace


From the Victoria and Albert Museum comes the EXCLUSIVE Inspired! Collection.

Showcasing a collection of timeless designer and fine jewellery inspired by the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

The V & A is home to more than 5 million jaw dropping artefacts from the world’s wealthiest cultures and its significant collections have inspired and educated for more than 150 years.

You can read about the history here.

The collection traces from Byzantine times to the modern day and is uniquely different to all other jewellery collections.

This fine particular piece of jewellery caught my eye in Edgecombs Jewellers.

I didn’t particularly like it in the box, but when I tried it on it looked so elegant!!!!

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Some self-help pointers


Every morning when I wake up, one of the first things I do is check my email, because most likely there is going to be a new blog post from my favourite bloggers.

Having a “first things first” brings clarity, motivation and sets the tone for the day!

I especially love self-help posts that concentrate on the mind, health and body. As these things are the most important to most people in this world.

One of my favourite sayings is “If you aren’t obsessed with your life, change it”!!!!! I have to admit, I AM obsessed with my life. I believe in caring for yourself and love to browse for books that teach you how to lead a life of joy and fullness.

Being kind to yourself isn’t a luxury.. it’s a necessity

– Thirteen Thoughts-

Thirteen Thoughts posted a fantastic list on:

50 ways to practice self care

I love number 27 as I LOVE the word VISION. It is a spell bounding word and every company or business you encounter always has a vision. Even individuals share a vision they have for something.

I have mentioned previously the vision I have for this blog but I haven’t exactly done up a vision board which is something I would absolutely love to do!!!!!

I just started typing and away I went! I pressed on and continued with what I love to do. Sharing and presenting beauty products with women all over the world.

I wrote a VISION statement in my post on Life.

“To create a platform for ladies to find inspiration and pull thoughts, ideas and advice together whether it’s beauty, fashion or reading.”

Those main three things are what most girls are inspired about and love to mainly talk about, so I wanted to focus on those three topics when it comes to etiquette and elegance.

My recent guest post was “How to get a vintage diva look – be glamorous for a day” and I love how it is targeted at mainly young girls to aim for a timeless look.

Vision is key for any blogger and when you’re spiritually awake and your eyes are open wide, you have something that no one can take away from you!

Do something.

Number One!!!!!

Do something.

Some self-help pointers:

1. Write a book

2. Write a “joy” list

3. Watch your favourite movie or TV show over and over again

4. Lay still and listen to classical music

5. Do some journaling

6. Write a poem or a song

7. Change a different pattern of lifestyle for awhile (like if you’re a city girl, try doing something a country girl would do)

8. Develop a new mindset – start trying to think outside of your own world and stepping out of your comfort zone

9. Develop positive thoughts

10. Put on a dance song and turn the music up loud!

 

❤️

Exquisite Emmalisa

 

Do you have a vision? For your life?