LittleBit - Making New Habits

9/22/14

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the other day i watch this TEDTalk video that really stuck with me and got me thinking about where i'm at in my goals (short and long) and where i'm going.

the truth of it is, i'm great at making lists, and i'm good in my intentions, but bad at holding that intention long enough to make it a sound habit. sometimes i stop myself even before i even begin out of fear and feeling overwhelmed.  

so let me welcome the LittleBit app.

studies over the years have shown that it apparently takes a full 21 days to form a new habit and this app is focused on just that. helping work slowly over 21 days to make a new habit. basically here is how it works ...
  1. open app
  2. make goal realistic short term goal you want to achieve as a habit
  3. for 21 days participate in your new habit and track your participation with a picture or log file 
  4. collect 1 point of every day you practice that habit
  5. ta-da! after 21 days you've now formed your habit, proceed to carry on with said habit

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it's always good to regroup and refocus on some good habits in my life. i have some new short term goals i wanna hit and i definitely needed a little kick in the pants to make it happen. So i'm going to give this app a delightful try, and besides it's pretty cute too.

after 21 days i'll post a recap of my goal, if i achieved it or failed (truthfully) and my goal related pictures. fingers crossed it works! happy monday everyone!

Nude Never Goes out of Style

9/12/14

nude nail polish seems all the rage this fall season and i'm quickly jumping on board. I like mixing up my routine with a subtle nail colour, pairing it with plaids and richer tones in my clothing. a good ol' nude polish is a classic staple to own, just like that little black dress   or blazer. here are four nudes that go well with any skin tone for this season.



Wise Wednesday

9/10/14

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                                    what all our lifelong bucket lists should really look like.
                      get going.

Bottle the Last of Summer - DIY Scrub

9/8/14

not ready for summer to be over yet? make those last summer days linger a little longer with this simple scrub using farm fresh ingredients. shower scrubs are a simple thing you can easily make. they keep your skin soft and keep a little extra coin in your pocket when you make it yourself. this pear and orange mix is one i made this past week. it's smells like summer and the honey mix is heaven on the skin.


what you need:
  • 1 quarter of an orange
  • 1 half of a pear
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp honey
start out by blending your pear so that it creates a soft mixture. next add all your other ingredients listed and stir well together with a spoon. store in an air tight glass jar in your bathroom and try to use within 2-3 max max. I tend to use my homemade scrubs 3-4 times a week, just make sure to rinse well! 

helpful hint - if your mix is a little too liquid for your taste add more sugar to thicken it out.

#Authentic -- DIY

9/2/14

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no better way to start the day than feeling fresh out of the shower.
so for an energizing start to your day, try adding fresh eucalyptus. just take the bunch and tie them with twine and wrap and tie around your shower head. when the heat shower water and steam mix with the leaves, it activates their natural oils and creates a refreshing smell. 

this is also great for if you feel stuffed up from a cold and want to wake up those nasal passages! simple. easy and green.


Long Weekend Love

8/31/14

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the labour day long weekend is for lovers.
lovers of the outdoors.
lovers of fresh air.
of bbq's and early bedtimes, pjs, books
and being calm.

hope you all have the very best long weekend and get up to something good!

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