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LETS TEST OUR WILL POWER
Yes, it's true. All the way through the month of March I will not be eating any type of chocolate. The British Heart Foundation has a started this little challenge in order to raise money through sponsors (you can find more information about it right here). Knowing my luck, it obviously didn't work and my page keeps saying error so...I don't have any sponsors. Of course I will be donating myself at the end of the month but I would strongly suggest anyone out there to join me in this amazing challenge! I think it's a fantastic way to start a new, healthy lifestyle. After all, who wouldn't want to get rid of their chocolaty addiction!
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Lately, I've been well...busy.
With school and outside school hobbies I've been struggling to keep everything in tact. How people have ever passed IB in the past will forever remain a skill that I have yet to master. I'm only in my first year and it's already seeming to be far too much for one person. But, all this work is only giving me more experience I suppose.
Now that it's holiday, I finally have time to breathe. Time to reflect on the weeks that flashed by in one big blur. I always love the holiday times, they allow me to work on who I am rather than what I know. Yesterday, I finally saw stonehenge! As an English person (well, half English), it seemed impossible to have never seen it!
If you ever feel like work is becoming too much, just remember that people have achieved miracles that have caused unsolved mysteries known today. Who knows how much we can actually accomplish! So, just remember that each obstacle can lead to a new accomplishment.
and you can achieve anything!
This post requires a little explanation. Last year, as part of a school project, I made a website. It was a website all about making little goodies for others and I hate to say it..but it isn't very good..
I needed to take most pictures with my ipad, in dark light. I couldn't really think of good projects and because I was forced to work behind this theme it wasn't really anything I could ever truly connect with. I suppose you could visit it..but it really isn't worth it <http://www.simplybecause.weelby.com>. Anyway, I suddenly remembered yesterday that I'd told myself in my 'New Year's Resolutions' post that I needed to do more DIY blog posts and so I decided to post this. It is a little wall hanger that can be made completely out of:
-a wooden twig or stick
This is probably the project that I am most proud of out of all the projects on my website. So here it goes.
Sadly..I was still learning how to use my DSLR at this point so I'm truly sorry if some of the pictures are..well...bad.
Don't worry if your cutting quality isn't exactly how you want it. Just remember that it won't be noticeable when their all hanging together. I decided to follow a blue/purple theme because those are the main colours in my room, but I can imagine that bright red and orange colours could look really nice too!
As you can see, I simply used one cut sample and used it as a template for all the other pieces.
Once you've cut all the little feathers with their little ribbles, organise them into little piles. I decided that I wanted a little ombre effect so I organised them from light to dark.
I made this little diagram to show you the three different lengths of string I decided to go with. As you can see I stuck two pieces on each thread to keep the decoration seem busy.
Trust me, the easiest way to stick these little feathery papers is with tape on the back. Do everything back to front and stick them all with tape.
And there you have it!
a little project that is truly worth the fiddling. After an entire year mine is still hanging there like a trustworthy companion. I'm really sorry about the heavily edited pictures but I just enjoyed this project so much that I thought it would be worth it ;)
hopefully you agree!
It's true, on saturday morning I woke up thinking it was a regular start of the weekend. I love those snowy mornings when you least expect it. I saw the large white sheet filled with beautiful snowflakes, dropped whatever I was holding, grabbed my camera and watched the entire day fly by through the lens of my camera. It. Was. Magical!
It felt like I'd stepped from my backdoor into a place like Narnia!
Since I live in the Netherlands, I receive this fantastic magazine called: Flowmagazine. In the last issue, they added an extra couple of pages filled with little card that could be torn out and placed in order.
Each card contained a date, a category and a little quote, tip or picture. This is what the result looked like:
It's as if I have a little something to look forward to everyday. I'd love to see whether you have a personalised calender!
Whenever I ask people what their new years resolutions are I get the same response: "well.. I haven't really thought about it, I never stick with it anyway". Why would people waste such a fantastic opportunity to have a clean slate? It is the perfect moment to reflect upon the year and remember all the positive improvements and possible changes for next year. Which is why I decided to share with you my new years resolutions!
1. Do more music related work
Since music is part of my IB subject package, I've decided that I need to take it more seriously. It has always been a subject that I'm good at and that I enjoy but never really work for. So this year, I'll do my best and work hard with something I enjoy (but not too much, it needs to stay enjoyable).
2. Keep improving my photography and editing skills
Photography is another hobby that I really enjoy but sadly don't know much about. Don't get me wrong, I have done read plenty of websites and books explaining all about ISO, aperture and shutter speed but I feel like I've never really tried to use them. I always keep my camera on manual settings because we often disagree on certain factors within the image but I still don't really know how my camera functions.
3. Work harder on academical subjects - but don't worry too much
Okay, this one might seem a little cliche but I really do need to work harder. I'm struggling in most of the non-creative subject (mainly maths and economics) and I really want to prove to myself that I'm not as bad as I think which is where the second part of this resolution comes in. I am probably one of the biggest worriers on the planet. I can have sleepless nights because I haven't finished part of my homework yet even though it's only due next week. I think it's more about the fact that I have a fear of failure rather than anything else.
4. Get a better idea of my personal style
This one is rather.. personal. But I feel like I don't really know who I am. I know that I need to start thinking about university's but that is rather difficult if I don't even have the slightest clue in which direction I want to move. My brother studies international business and my sister studies European law, so I always thought that I would head into the academical field myself but I'm not very sure anymore. People keep telling me that I will find my passion and that it will all be clear next year but I know myself. I am incapable of making any decisions. ever.
5. Finish writing my bucket list
People have told me that I am far to young to be thinking about what I want to achieve before I die, but I like to think of them as milestones. I like to have certain goals that I can aim to reach in life so that I can live up to something. Sadly, making a bucket list isn't as easy as I'd hoped.
6. Practice HTML coding
I absolutely hate the amount of time it takes me to edit something on my blog! I suppose I can only blame myself.
7. Blog more
This one is quite obvious. I have been really bad at keeping my blog up to date and I've been especially bad at doing different types of posts. I definitely need to do more DIY posts!
8. Have more confidence
This last but definitely not least resolution is actually the most important one of all. I have missed so many fantastic opportunities due to a lack of confidence.
I hope you have a great new years eve.
Cheers to another year!
Now that Sinterklaas is over, we've officially started putting up the Christmas decoration. I decided to follow a red and silver theme but that is mainly because the red balls are my absolute favourite!
Yesterday I joined a little workshop on making Christmas wreaths. I was about to take pictures but there really isn't a lot to tell, You get a green oasis, stick a bunch of green sticks and decorations on it and light the candles.
Hi, my name is Charlotte and welcome to my blog! I'm 17 years old, I love music, travel and photography. Next year I'll be moving into my own little room for university so life is just to about to get a little bit crazier.