December 18, 2020

9 Ideas On How to Enjoy the Holidays During the Pandemic


























The 2020 Holidays are likely to be far different than our past celebrations. We are in the midst of the virus pandemic - limiting our ability to gather - and this can be a fearful, painful, and trying time for many. However, keeping our joyful spirit alive is so important. I rounded up a few ideas on how to enjoy the holidays during the pandemic and thought I'd share them with you.

1. Think positive - as you stay safe during the holidays.

2. Embrace a holiday attitude.

3. Decorate any room in your home with string lights. (I love twinkle lights.)

4.Create a seasonal centerpiece for your dinner table. Pine-cones, bunches of green leaves, candles, Christmas ornaments, etc. to set the mood.

5. Use your favorite tablecloths, placemats for meals.

6. Place a few votives on a plate and enjoy your food in soft lighting.

7. Spread some holiday sheer by baking a bunch of Christmas cookies - everybody loves to cuddle up on the couch with hot cocoa in one hand and a freshly-baked cookie in another. You'll warm up your entire home and fill it with delightful smell.

8. Have a good bottle of wine - it doesn't necessarily have to be expensive. A nice glass of wine can really help you relax and unwind as you enjoy a satisfying dinner.

9. Try to wear your favorite clothes or whatever makes you happy as much as possible. Experts say that what we wear can have a huge impact on our mood.

Hope you have a great day. Stay safe!

Merry Christmas (to those who celebrate), Happy Holidays! 

Lots of love. xx

How to make your house smell amazing during the Holidays.















(Top Photo by Jill Wellington.)

November 13, 2020

One of the Most Famous Photos in History



{Stanley Forman's famous photograph "Woman Falling from Fire Escape 1975".}

Stanley Forman was a well-known photographer working for the Boston Herald when he attended the scene of a fire. But this famous photograph raised ethical questions about when a photographer should...read on

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe, take care! xx

(Photo by Stanley Forman.)

November 06, 2020

Cozy Tray Table



My lovelies, Happy Friday! So I've always enjoyed eating dinner in the living room. Of course, Sunday dinners around the table were a family tradition and a staple of my childhood - but it's all about how you shift to what works for you now. You see, I tend to live in and inhabit my space in a more flexible way.

How cozy this folding tray table is!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx 

(Photo via IKEA .)

October 23, 2020

A Punch In the Stomach

{The Vulture and the Little Girl. Original title: Struggling Girl, 1993 by South African photojournalist Kevin Carter.}

The vulture is waiting for the little girl to die and to eat her. When I first saw this historical photograph, it was like somebody punching me in the stomach.

Read the full heartbreaking story here .

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, stay safe! xx

October 09, 2020

I'm In the Mood for Autumn

So excited that fall is here.In fact, I'm just excited about everything autumn! Now that I'm not going out much due to the pandemic, cozy blankets, hot chocolate, cracking flames are the making of a perfect relaxing evening. I'm so looking forward to Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.

Please make the most of the Fall season!

Have a beautiful weekend! xx





September 25, 2020

I Just Want to Be Happy


Happy Friday y'all! Almost everyone wants to be happy. The truth is, bliss isn't a permanent state my friends. 
But what is happiness, really? 

Happiness is subjective. For me, bliss is feeling content with what I have and where I am at. And I still find joy in the little things in life.  

Lao Tzu Philosophies for Life. I found this video very inspiring on "How to be Happy" and thought I'd share it with you.

https://youtu.be/g_Zmk6BnWZo

Hope you have a great weekend! xx

September 18, 2020

Goals + Have a Lovely Weekend



When it comes to personal goal setting, I do tend to write them down. I start by writing every single goal I want to achieve on my Goals List (I love lists!).

However, writing down your goals by itself won't help accomplish them; you need to focus on your goals and have to put efforts by your own.
But I feel that writing your goals does help achieve them as it helps as a visual, a mental picture and as a result, it's more likely to sink in and be remembered.

Goal-setting helps give us a sense of motivation in life. It often gives us something to focus on. Goals help keep things in perspective.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

(Photo via Pixabay.)