Thursday, 7 January 2016

Laundry Procrastination? You can still look pretty decent.

The morning rush meant your outfit options left a lot to be desired? The instant fix for this is to not care. Failing that, find your color-based 'season and type' via this site:
Then adjust your wardrobe to suit.
Eg, I am Deep Autumn. My 'basics' wardrobe is all of a warm autumnal colour palette now, so I can basically mix 'n' match it all and look like I had time to think about it when I woke up. Then I've got my music/geeky tees which all go with jeans. Happy Days. 

This proved to serve me well when traveling recently, a capsule closet, so to speak.

Also, it prevents me from buying clothes just because I like them. They have to suit me and fit in with what I know I already have. When I do need to go clothes shopping, I have 2 or 3 specific items. This saves time and money. My last list:
1: Navy or Camel Trench-style woolen/tweed coat
2: Nude Pumps
3: Black or Brown tights

Still looking for those Nude Pumps. I'll wait until Spring.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Sharing tips for an easy, happy, healthy life


A brief intro (not an eloquent, engrossing blog write-up) of the theme of some of my future posts. I've recently had a string of epiphanies; due to inspiration gained over the holidays and from new books, as well as my own peculiar brain. I'm improving stuff. So I'll be randomly sharing my ideas/tips/tricks that are working so well for me, just in case they help someone else or more specifically (selfishly), so I can remind myself if I slip up or forget.

If we're not friends, FYI, I'm mum to a toddler (at time of writing), housekeeper (apartment-keeper is more accurate), I work 4 days a week, have a medium-sized dog & my husband works abroad. 

I aim for a simple, healthy, happy life.
I'm in no hurry, although opt for easy, time-saving solutions. I'm inspired by nature and I tend to agree with many Bhuddist teaching quotes.

My goal is ultimately to maintain a happy home, but in more detail, I would like:
- To keep my family members as happy as possible
- A stress-free life (this covers many topics)
- To eat a healthy diet, as nature intended
- My body to be supple & strong
- To grow my own vegetables & herbs
(fruit & nuts too if we ever have a garden of our own)
- To compost more
- To recycle
- To help others lead a happy life
- To get more organized (remember birthdays)
- To know my financial flow to the cent & not to spend unnecessarily.

Aaaand that's about it