How to keep your New Years Resolutions!

Hey Everybody!! Welcome to Day 13 of a New Year with A Little Bit of Life!!! I can hardly believe that these two weeks of non stop holiday posts are almost over with only one day!!! Can you?? I sincerely hope you have been enjoying all of it and I hope you know how grateful I am for your support through views, likes and comments. It truly does make my day! Today, I thought after yesterday’s post about New Years’ Resolutions, I would talk about how to KEEP your new years’ resolutions, as I think we all have trouble keeping the resolutions we make at the beginning of the year. Let’s get started!!

Tip #1: Write it down!!! 

Everything is more official if you write it down someplace. Whether it be in a journal, or notebook, make sure you write down the things you plan/want to accomplish in the new year so that it is official that you have goals for the new year that you want and can accomplish. 

Tip #2: Make it Specific, achievable, and Within a Time frame

When it comes to simply figuring out what you want your resolutions to be, first off make sure it is something specific. For Example: NOT – I’m going to lose some weight but instead – I’m going to lose 10 lbs. This is specific because you are saying the exact amount you want to lose not just some. Instead focusing on a certain amount you could even say how you will lose that weight. 

Also make sure it is achievable. Don’t set a goal like “I’m going to read 100 books this year”, when you know you struggle to really get into books and are a very busy person and probably won’t be able to read 100 books. You will just be more disappointed if you don’t accomplish it during the year. Make it realistic to you and your life. 

Finally, set it within a specific frame of time. If you don’t do this, and you leave your goal open to the whole year, you are more likely to push it aside because you think you have tones of time to do it. But then you’ll just keep pushing it and will never really be motivated to get it done. Or you’ll end up forgetting it because a year is a long time. By setting it within a time frame, it motivates you to actually do it because you know you need to get it done by a certain time and can plan  to make sure you get it done in time.

Tip #3: Put it somewhere where you will remember

Remember how I talked about writing it down to make it official? Well now in order to remind yourself of your goal, you should put your new years’ resolution somewhere where you will remember. Whether that’s writing it down in a sticky note and putting it on your mirror so you see it every morning, putting it as your wallpaper on your devices, writing it on your locker door, put it somewhere where you will see it often and remember what you planned to do at the beginning of the year, and will be prompted to make sure it happens.

That’s it for now folks! Thanks for reading and good luck with your new years resolutions!! Let me know if you use any of these tips or if you have any tips of your own to make sure your resolutions come true because I would love to hear them in the comments below! Thanks again and I will talk to y’all again tomorrow!!

Hope you enjoyed this little bit of life. 

My New Years’ Resolutions 

Hey Everybody and Happy New Year!! I hope you all had a lovely New Years’ Eve and are ready for Day 12 of A New Year with A Little Bit Of Life! Today, I thought I would share with you guys’ My New Years’ Resolutions or Goals for 2016. We all seem to make goals with the good intention of wanting to see them come to life and sometimes it doesn’t always happen but today I am going to try to set some good goals, that with the right motivation, I can accomplish this year! And Maybe, my resolutions will help you inspire you or give you some ideas to make some goals of your own for the new year. So without further ado…
Resolution #1: get a job

I have been looking for a job for a bit now, ever since I turned 16 this past October and could start working, without much success. I have applied to a lot of places online, because school and homework and studying after school has made going out, and applying in person during the week and some weekends a struggle. But In 2016 it is my hope to get a solid job, SOMEWHERE, in order to make some money and get some work experience. 
Resolution #2: Get My G1 and G2 License

This is another thing I have been looking to do since I turned 16 last October but have not gotten around to this year mainly because my mom will not let me drive her car until I have a certain amount of money in my bank account to be able to pay the insurance deduction if I were to get into a accident. So as you can tell, this is sorta dependant on me getting a job. So once I complete that goal, I WILL be a G1 driver, and then 8 months later, I WILL be a G2 driver. 
Resolution #3: Do Frequent Posts on This Blog!

As you guys know, before these past 12 days of A Little Bit of Life posts, it had been AWHILE since I had posted anything at all. As much as I disliked doing that, school and other things were my priorities and left me very little time to do posts, which do take a little bit of work, although this is something that I really enjoy doing. I love having this blog, seeing your responses, and reading your comments. (they litterally make my day, I get so excited when I see you’ve commented something) So I really want to make a point this year to post more frequently and bring you guys weekly posts so we can keep this awesome thing we have going.
Those were all of my resolutions for this year!! Let me know in the comments what your new years’ resolutions are so we can keep each other accountable as we enter the New Year!! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for tomorrow’s post!! Only 2 Days left!!!
Hope you enjoyed this little bit of life.

December Favourites 

Hey guys! Welcome to day 11 of Christmas + New Years with A Little bit of Life!!!! I can hardly believe he are almost done! Only 3 days left! What can I say, time flies when you are having fun, and I extremely hope you guys’ have been enjoying the series of posts I’ve done over the past (almost) two weeks now!! Don’t forget to go back and check out the last 10 posts if you’ve missed them up until now!! Considering how it is new years eve’ and that last day of december, and 2015, I thought I would end the month with my favourites from the past month!! Let’s do it!!

Peter Pauper Press Versailles Journal

  

I received this journal for my birthday in october and because I never got to show it to you guys, I thought I would put it in my December favourites. I ADORE this journal. The design and feel of the hard cover is beautiful and so alike a seventeenth-century book, it’s awesome. When you open it the pages are very wide as well, with plenty of room for writing which is also very awesome. Simply put: I love this and I love writing in it. It makes me feel very classy.

Yves Rocher Limited Edition Pear Caramel Candle

  
This was another birthday gift, but I have been loving it this month alot because the scent is a very wintery one. It smells sweet with a little twinge of something extra that is kinda hard to describe, so you will just have to go smell it yourself. I have already lit it a couple of times this break and it has been just perfect to have around. I highly recommend this one! 

Glo-Away Glow-in-the-Dark Gel/ My Ceiling

  
This was a gift I receives from my secret santa this month after being in a friend of ours’ room and seeing that she had glow in the dark stars on her ceiling. When i saw them, I absolutely loved it and when my secret santa saw this I guess that is when she decided to buy it for me! I am so glad she did because I spend at least 10 minutes every night now just staring at the lovely stars I have on my ceiling. Definitely one of my number one favourites from this month, and I highly recommend you try it on your ceiling too!  

Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

  
I bought this last month with a gift card for my hair when it is straight, and I go a couple of days without washing it. And it is works SO WELL. It smells nice, and leaves your hair feeling light, and refreshed! It really does make your hair cleaner, less oily than it was before, and adds a nice amount of volume to your hair. I have friends that I recommended this too, and they tried it and loved it as well!!! So if you are looking for a dry shampoo…… This one is definitely worth a try. 

Winter by Marissa Meyer

  
I thought I would throw a book I read and liked this month in here just for fun and old times sake. Winter by Marissa Meyer is the 4th and final instalment of the Lunar Chronicles and I enjoyed the ending we were left with so much. The modern twists on classical fairytale stories are awesome, along with all the awesome, easy to love characters, and super fun and intriguing plot. This series is definitely worth a read if you need some to read! And if yo wand more book recommendation, or just like reading book reviews, tags and other bookish posts don’t forget to check out my book blog, My Book Life, where I have done a couple of posts so far this week.

That’s everything for this month! Let me know in the comments below what some of your favourite items were from this month, because I love hearing from you guys! Thanks for reading and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you enjoyed this little bit of life.

What you Can do while Home on your Own on New Years Eve

Hey Everyone! Welcome to Day 10 of Christmas + New Years’ with A Little Bit Of Life!! The New Year is almost upon us which means soon it will be 2016!! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone or even that the year is going to be 2016. It’s all very crazy but today I decided to come at you guys’ with my first new years’ post now that the New Year is only a day away. If I am being real with you guys’, I have spent many a new year ‘s eve on my own. So I thought it would be cool if I shared with you guys’ some special things you can do on New Years, from home, and possibly, if you are on your own. Let’s do it!!

1 – Write A Letter To Yourself

I have done this every single new years’ eve for awhile now and I really like it. Basically what you do is you write a letter to your future self about your hopes and dreams for this new year (or whatever you would like really) to open on next years’ new years’ eve. Then you put it in it a envelope and seal it away till the next year! I always like doing this because I really like being able to read what my past self wanted me to know/ do about the year to come and being able to reflect and see what’s happened and what’s changed. 

2 – Make Yourself A Nice Meal

Just because you are not going out for new years’ does not mean you can’t have a nice meal! Take the time to find a recipe for something you’ve always wanted to try, or something that you really like eating and make it for your new years’ meal! You can even go as far as to set up the table a bit. Oh, and don’t forget to make yourself a nice desert too!

3 – Dance and Sing!

This is probably the simplest and most basic thing you could do, but it’s most likely the funnest too. Throw on some of your favourite music from 2015 and Dance around your house to it! Sing along to your favourite songs!! Pretend you are Taylor Swift! Play some Air Guitar! Go crazy with this one and just let loose!! 

4 – Have a Nice Bath

This is something I don’t really do alot (I think this is true for a lot of people) but it is nice to pamper yourself every once in awhile. So, pull out those candles, your nice smelling soaps, bath bombs and bubbles and pamper yourself on the eve of a new year. Relax and enjoy a nice hot bath and reflect on the year that’s past.  

5 – Movie or Tv Show marathon

Sometimes it can be hard to stay up until midnight, especially on your own, on new years eve. A perfect way to make sure you are preoccupied and do not fall asleep is by doing a movie or tv show marathon! It’s also a good way to catch up on a tv show you’ve fallen behind on or something you have been meaning to watch this year but hadn’t got to yet!!

That’s all for now! If you have more ideas of things you can do while home alone on New Years Eve I would love to hear them in the comments below!! Thanks for reading and I will talk to you guys’ again tomorrow!

Hope you enjoyed this Little Bit of Life.

Tips for Surviving The Cold

Hey Everybody! Welcome to Day 9 of Christmas + New Years’ with A Little Bit of Life!!!! I can hardly believe we only have 5 more days of these holiday posts and I really hope you guys’ have been enjoying all the posts this far, because I know I have enjoyed doing them for you! Today, I am writing to all the fellow canadians, or followers who live in cold climates this post is for you! I am going to be talking about some of the tips I have picked up over the years’ of how to survive those cold winters that we all dread every year because we can survive it together!!! Let’s do it!

#1: LAYERS

I cannot stress this one enough. You MUST, without out a doubt, LAYER your clothing when you are going outside during the winter, especially for long periods of time. This is the best strategy to fight against the cold. Even if you get cold really easily like me, and it is at night during the winter when you feel the coldest, LAYER, LAYER, LAYER, those blankets my friends. And wear long pajama bottoms with cuffs at the bottom so they don’t ride up as you toss and turn. Mitts, hats, scarves, sweaters, heavy coats, and double socks should be your best friends.

#2: HOT THINGS

Hot chocolate, tea, coffee whatever hot drink floats your boat I recommend keeping it on stock during the winter. Get yourself a travel mug so that you can drink it as you walk, bike, or drive to school or work. For me personally, I know this warms me up quick in the mornings when I have to walk through the cold to school. Also, hand warmers work well. Put them in your mitts, boots wherever and they will warm you up! Oh, and heated electric blankets if you can swing it. Those things are blessed. In summary, just surround your body with hot things and you will get warm. It’s physics.

#3: BE PREPARED

Guys, there is this wonderful creation I would like to introduce you to called the weather network app. You can pretty much download it on any device, or if you don’t have a device, there is a thing called the Weather Channel on your tv. There is even a number in some areas that you can call that you will tell you the current weather condition in your region. These things will all do the same thing: which is tell you what the weather is like outside, and what is supposed to be like all day long. Every morning check this app, and if you know you are going outside that day, or even check it the day before, so you can adequately PREPARE yourself to brace the cold ahead. The more prepared you are, the better. The cold will never take you by surprise. 

#4: GEAR UP

This kinda ties in with being prepared but make sure, before the season begins, that you have the proper gear to make it through the winter. When winter clothing goes on sale at your local stores go get everything you need to stay warm over the winter. Naturally, the more expensive the things are, the better quality it is, but if you live in a cold climate if you can afford it, I highly recommend you spend the money on the good stuff. Because even though it may cost more, it will last you longer/more winters because it is higher quality, and because it is higher quality, it will keep you warmer over many winters. This goes mainly for things like jackets and boots. For things like mitts, hats and scarves I wouldn’t worry about it as much. But definitely make sure you have several of those things on hand as well.

#5: TRY TO ENJOY IT

Although the cold, long winters kinda suck, there is no point in sitting around being miserable about it. Try to enjoy it and the many ups and downs that it brings because no matter what you do it will keep coming, but in spite of that we can try to embrace it and enjoy the beauty it brings. With this basic tips, if you follow them, you will have nothing to fear anyway! EMBRACE THE COLD MY FRIENDS!

Thanks for reading! Let me know what some of your prime tips and tricks are for defeating the cold in the comments below because I would actually love to hear them! There is still 5 more days of posts left, so don’t forget to stay tuned for the next bit of life I have coming for you tomorrow! Thanks again!

Hope you enjoyed this Little Bit of Life.

Spiel about My Christmas

Hey Everybody!! Today is Day 8 of Christmas/New Years’ with A Little Bit Of Life and boy has the time gone by fast! I can’t believe it’s already Day 8! Anyhow, since Christmas has just passed, and I haven’t really done a ‘life’ post yet during this past weeks’ series of posts, I thought it would be cool to share with you guys’ what I did for Christmas Day!!! And This years’ Christmas was pretty awesome, to be honest.

It started off with us all getting up at 8:30 (my bother, mom and I) to open presents with a family friend. My mum came and got me walking into my room yelling Merry Christmas and gave me a hug. Right after that we all went to the christmas tree and opened presents. (If you wanna see yesterdays’ post about what I got for Christmas, click here.) I loved all the things I received and seeing how much my mum loved the gifts we got her was pretty awesome. 

After presents we had a super nice Breakfeast with french toast doused in maple syrup and icing sugar (or course) , bacon, and homefries which was all super yummy. After cleaning up, we spent the rest of the morning chilling out, lounging around the house, not doing too much of anything.

Eventually though, I had to get ready to head over to my aunt’s for the christmas’ dinner we were having with my dad’s side of the family. We drove downtown (where my aunt lives) and I got to see my aunts, uncles and grandpa which was lots of fun. We opened up more presents there and afterwards just kind of hung out, talked, and caught up on each others’ lives since we last saw each other. Later that evening we had our delicious turkey dinner, whilst playing with the things we each got in our christmas crackers, which happened to contain magic tricks this time. After our meal, and some second helpings, we had dessert which was some ice cream and a vanilla yule log. Both were equally delicious alone, but together were so great and christmassy. Afterwards, we talked some more and did the rest of our magic tricks. (Magic might be my calling guys’!) and we soon after headed home. 

At home I spent my evening taking in the day, feeling thankful and just doing some more chilling because you can never chill too much. I went through my gifts again, watched a couple of episodes of star-crossed (which is an awesome tv show by the way) before going to bed overall. 

Overall, it was a pretty great day and I am truly thankful for all I have, received, the food on my table and just the wonderful family and friends I have to celebrate with this holiday!

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you guys’ did for christmas or what some of your family’s xmas traditions are in the comments below! Thanks again!

Hope you enjoyed this little bit of life.

What I Got For Christmas Haul!!

Hey Everybody! Welcome to Day 7 of Christmas (and New Years’ now, I guess) with A Little Bit of Life! I hope y’all all had fabulous christmas’ with your family and friends and had lots of fun! My Christmas was pretty good as well and as I got some pretty cool things for Christmas, I thought it would be fun to just quickly share with you guys’, in a haul, what I got for Christmas! This isn’t meant to be braggy or boastful, I just wanted to quickly share with you all the things I received (like in any other haul) because I know I like seeing what others’ got for Christmas and I thought y’all might be interested in seeing what I got as well. So! Without further ado.. Let’s get started!!

 

 Starting from left to right..
2 pairs of George Pajama Bottoms (1 pink plaid as shown in picture, and 1 gray with white hearts) – they are really soft and cozy!! Plus they have cuffs at the bottom which is my favourite kind of pj’s.

Pink Eco Bottle Water Bottle

Grey and Green Faux Leather Passport Holder

McSteven’s Belgian White Chocolate Drink Mix – I love white hot chocolate and cannot wait it try this because it looks really good!

Bed Head Groupie 13″ Ceramic Straightener – my mom got this for me at Rexall (which is a canadian drug store) for like $5! I love how small it is and it’s perfect for touch ups or curling your hair with a flat iron (which I do) so I can’t wait to try this!

Hudson Bay Canada Red Mittens – every year they come out with a new pair and I love them! They keep your hands nice and warm in the winter! #GoCanadaGo

O’keefe’s Working Hands Hand Cream – this stuff is the best! It’s perfect for if you have really dry hands because it works really well! I highly reccommend it!

 

From left to right..

Traditional Purse from Turkey – my aunt brought this back from her trip to turkey for me and I absolutely love it! I will be taking good care of this one.
Lindt White Chocolate – lindor chocolates are the best and because white chocolate is my favourite, you know these will be really good

Nicole by O.P.I 2 Pack Double Color (Fabulous is my middle name – left one & Fisher Queen – right one)

$40 Spending Money – thank you Grandpa!

Pandora Dark Purple Leather Charm Bracelet – this was actually a belated 16th birthday gift since I was sick the day after my birthday. I like it alot!

Rice Krispies Treats Blasted with S’mores 

Purple and Grey sparkly Knitted Scarf


 
Aroma Click & Heat Cozy Ears Adjustable earmuffs with 2 click and heat gel packs – they’re basically hand warms for your ears that you put in really cute earmuffs. These are perfect for the cold weather we are about to get in Canada, and they are adorable!

Design your own Real Ugly Socks by Soxland – definitely going to use these next christmas!

Lindt Assorted Chocolates + plastic baggy of lindt milk chocolates – can never have enough of these!

Ellen Tracy lip gloss trio

That’s everything! I hope you enjoyed this post and all the other christmassy ones I have done the past week . Let me know in the comments what some of the things you got for christmas were because I love hearing from you guys! Stay for more posts tomorrow and the rest of this upcoming week!! Thanks for reading!

Hope you enjoyed tis little bit of life.