New Year Resolutions?

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Hello my beautiful readers,

🎉 HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 🎉

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to the year!

With the new year also comes new years resolutions for so many of us. Now while I love the idea of new year resolutions, improving ourselves and doing things we’ve always wanted to try, I also think there not the most proactive. What I mean to say is, when we come up with these new years resolutions at the end of the year, we spend so much time thinking about what our ultimate goal for the year will be and so little time if any on planning the little steps needed to help us reach this goal.

This is probably the number one reason why so many of us fail with our resolutions. We haven’t prepared or planned the most important part.

What I wanted to share with you today is my favorite way of planning those little steps. It’s called monthly habits. I got the idea from a video I watched a couple years ago by Alex Ikonn, I’ll actually link it here so you can watch it. In the video he talks about how at the start of every month he tries to implement one good habit into his life. The habits can be anything, they could be not checking social media after 10 o’clock, waking up at 6am every morning or dedicating 20 minutes to reading every day, the choices are endless.

Now you can choose either to do random different good habits for the year like the ones I just mentioned or you can make them more specific to your goal for the year. To show what I mean I made a little planner/schedule of the year with the habits of that month next to it. For the example I used Learning Photography as the new years resolution..

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As you can see every month I’ve added a habit or challenge that will help me learn photography and really better myself at it. You’ll be making this same exact planner/schedule except instead of “learn photography” you’ll add your goal and then make the habits or challenges specific to that.

Just grab a book or a piece of paper, write it all down and then stick it somewhere you know you’ll see it everyday. It’s as easy as that!

The next step is putting in the hard work, patience and time into accomplishing these little steps. Give it all you’ve got and don’t be to hard on yourself if you make a mistake or don’t reach your goal for the day, there is always tomorrow!

I hope this helps you reach your goals. Thank you so much for stopping by and taking the time to read this! I love you all and I’ll talk to you next Monday!

xxx Mirjana

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Top 5 Christmas Decoration D.I.Y’s from Lia Griffith

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Hello my wonderful readers,

How are you all doing! For today I wanted to share with you my top 5 favorite Christmas decoration d.i.y’s from Lia Griffith. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and there’s nothing I love more then spending hours on hours searching for fun new ways to decorate my house. So you can imagine my excitement when I found this site as I was going through my Pinterest posts. Just one look at those adorable little owls and I was hooked. I went to the site to find out how they were made and after spending a good 20 minutes browsing around I was so happy to find even more fun d.i.y’s to do.

One of the things I really loved about the site is that the projects were so diverse and a lot of them I haven’t seen anywhere else before. It was really refreshing to see since d.i.y projects can over time start to get repetitive and boring.

So without further ado… here is my top 5 list!

Foam and Crepe Paper Owl

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How precious does this owl look!! It would be such a great bonus gift to give to your family and friends.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/foam-and-crepe-paper-owl

Floristic Crepe Paper Poinsettias

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These flowers would make such great center pieces or you could even place them on top of gifts instead of bows. There are so many different ways you can get creative with them.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/floristic-crepe-paper-poinsettias

Felt Ball Christmas Pillows

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I was so excited to find this Christmas pillow d.i.y on the site. Not only are they super cute but they’re also simple to make and really inexpensive as well.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/felt-ball-christmas-pillows

Glitter Paper Candle Wreaths

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Such a pretty touch to add around candles. Gives them a more festive vibe!

Link: https://liagriffith.com/glitter-candle-wreaths

Paper Evergreen Holiday Wreath

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Christmas decorations wouldn’t be complete without at least one wreath to tie it all together. This one here is my favorite from the site because it has that classic feel to it and I really love the attention to detail of the leaves and cranberry’s.

Link: https://liagriffith.com/paper-evergreen-holiday-wreath

That is it, those are my Top 5 Favorite Christmas Decoration D.I.Y’s. You should definitely check out the site. There are heaps of other decoration ideas for you to choose from and they’re not all limited to the Christmas theme.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post. I really appreciate it and I really hope you got some inspiration and ideas from it! Have a wonderful week everyone, I’ll talk to you all on Monday!

xxx Mirjana

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Quote Of The Day

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What’s your quote of the day?

xxx Mirjana

My New Favorite Tripod

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Hello my beautiful readers,

How are you all doing this beautiful day! In today’s post I wanted to share with you my new favorite tripod.

Before I ended up buying this tripod I had spent about a month searching through different stores for a tripod. It was so difficult to find a good quality, inexpensive one especially when every store I would go to the tripods would be $200+, which was just to out of my budget. I probably never would have found this one either if my dad hadn’t stopped by The Good Guys to buy himself something. As soon as I got to the camera section this tripod just jumped out at me…okay the price probably too along with the tripod! It was on sale at the time to $50 and I think the original price was around $100. After I played around with the display tripod they had it was a no brainer, I knew this was probably the most inexpensive, good quality tripod I was going to find.

The tripod I ended up buying is this one by Sirix Digital. I’ve already used it a few times and it’s honestly been a lifesaver when filming videos. Probably one of the best feelings is not having to turn my house upside down looking for boxes and big books to stack onto a dining room chair to create a “tripod” every time I want to film a video. Plus lugging it from room to room is also a lot more convenient.

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Along with the tripod I also received this carry bag with it. The bag is made from a pretty good quality material, I haven’t had any rips or tears yet…hopefully it stays like that!

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When you first take out the tripod you’ll see a few handy little features on it. The first one is this carry bar grip on the side. Makes moving the tripod to different spots a whole lot easier.

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There’s also this handle on the top which you use to film panning shots with.

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It also has two stabilizers on it so you can make sure your camera is always sitting perfectly straight for your shot.

The circle on the side which you turn is to make the part which your camera sits on as loose or tight as you’d like it. If that sounds kind of confusing don’t worry I explain why in the clip after the next one.

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This handle on the side, which you pull out when using and pull in when your not, makes the neck of the tripod go higher and lower.

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Now remember when I mentioned the circle turning handle that makes were the camera is sitting on tighter and looser…well ta da. This is what it’s for, it tilts to the side so you can take pictures both horizontally and vertically.

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There are two sets of heights to the legs which you pull out. You just pull open the handle of either the top or bottom handle and pull out your desired height length.

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In the top and bottom photo you can see what it looks like when you pull them out.

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Overall I think this is an amazing tripod especially for anyone who has just started dabbling in photography. It’s both practical and inexpensive.

I’ll leave a link for you right here, if you want to check it out: https://www.thegoodguys.com.au/sirix-digital-3550-black-lightweight-tripod-max3550

I hope you liked today’s post! Let me know in the comments what is your favorite type of tripod and why? I’d love to hear from you!

Have a marvelous day! I’ll talk to you all on Monday 😀

xxx Mirjana

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