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My new unique theme!

17 Nov

I posted a while back about how upset I was about the fact I couldn’t modify my theme: well, I found a way! I found a theme that allows you to upload your own images as a background, so I created a cute hand-drawn polka-dot look that fitted in with the theme colours I had chosen, and voila! A unique, cute little theme! Just comment below if you’d like to use these polka dots, or if you’d like to see all my other pink check and polka dot themes, and I’ll upload them here with instructions so you can use theme. I’m just checking for interest first so I don’t waste my precious photo storage space…

Anyway, hope you like the new background! Adios!

Being the best version of you

16 Nov

Waiting for New Years to change the way you live your life means missing out on living time to the full, so I’m starting from today. My betterment scheme includes both appearance and emotional-based changes, to make me feel better about who I am. Rather than trying to be a poor imitation of someone I’m not, I’m going to be the best version I possibly can be of myself.

Self-help is a huge sector in the book industry recently, but I think that the best way to improve your life is to identify what you don’t like and change it, no matter what title or label you give this change. I think this advice cheat-sheet could help anyone improve themselves and the way they feel about themselves. Or course, some things (like “don’t be show-offy”) will vary for each person. You might want to replace that with “be more outgoing”. Anyway, print this (or your own list) out, cut it out, and stick it somewhere you’ll see it everyday. For more subtle reminders, since I don’t want everyone seeing my list for self improvement in my school homework journal for example, take a word from each sentence and write them everywhere to trigger your memory while not letting everyone in on the secret.

  • Smile more often, and bring happiness into your life and other’s lives straight away.
  • Be nicer, kinder and softer, and discard the brash-side you use to hide your insecurities.
  • Don’t be patronising or show-offy, avoid trying to look cool.
  • Give everyone a chance, be sweet rather than sour.
  • Make an effort with clothes and hair, always feel good about how you look.
  • Avoid procrastination and keep your deadlines.
  • Practise any commitments you’ve taken up, such as instruments or sports.
  • Actively be in a good mood most of the time.
  • Try and ignore insecurities and make yourself act quietly confident until you feel it naturally.
  • Eat lots of fruit and veg.
  • Do a little exercise every night to help you sleep.
  • Sleep for eight hours!

This is my to-do list. I’ll check back here to tell you all how I’m getting along with the whole self-improvement thing.

The Chill Out Cube

15 Nov

To channel my inner creativity, I decided to organise some of my instagram photos into cool collages. On my travels across the internet, I found this gem called Printsgram which lets you create sheets of stickers, collages, or even *gasp* cubes of your photos!

Anyway, as a little treat to all you avid readers, here’s a little bit of coolness that can add to the serenity of your room, with lots of pretty landscape photographs. Just click on the picture below to download the PDF file and print it off.

Click here to see the PDF and maybe even download it??!?

YouTube People I Love (at the moment)

12 Nov

YouTube is a major phenomenon of our times. Everyone can quickly post insightful, hilarious, and sometimes downright degrading videos to share with the public. Needless to say, I enjoy this interesting thing called YouTube… but how to find the great, zany and wonderful among the embarrassing and awful? Sifting. Hours of sifting.

But to save you that, I’ve compiled a list of YouTubers I currently love. You’ll find more, equally interesting vloggers by going through the related links that pop up at the end of each video… but if there’s someone you love who isn’t included on this list, please tell me. Either leave their name in an “Ask”, or send me a message with a link to one of their videos on YouTube, my username is maeveelizabethful. And if one of you is an aspiring YouTuber, I’d love to know about you!

Anyway, onto my love list (in no particular order):

  • danisnotonfire
    (visit his You Tube Channel) 
    This love affair began back when my French teacher was going on maternity leave, and we were getting a sub. One of my best friends sent me a link to one of Dan’s videos, “My Psycho French Teacher”. I was instantly smitten. He has a vlog channel too, there’s a link on his main page.
  • Jenna Marbles
    (visit her channel)
    Ryan was the one who told me about Jenna. She is awesome. Straight talking and foul-mouthed, she’s a breath of fresh air who isn’t afraid to say anything. And she rocks some pretty cool tshirts too. And has cute dogs. What more can I say?
  • Daily Grace
    (visit her channel)
    She really does post videos every day, Monday through Friday. Each day has a theme, like commenting on comments, how to, or my favourite: sexy Friday. She is hilarious, bitingly sarcastic, more then a little mad, and in plentiful supply. You’ll always manage to find a video she’s released that you haven’t seen yet.
  • Crabstickz
    (visit his channel)
    Slightly… odd, I think is the best way to describe this guy. He’s sweet and self-deprecating, does random sketches, and has this hilarious Darren Styles series. Go watch him.
  • Tyler Oakley
    (visit his channel NOW! NOW! NOW!!!)
    Currently my number 1 on my YouTubers I would marry list. Except he’s already taken, by Blue Doritos…
    Anyway, the king of YouTube, you will literally wet yourself watching him. He mixes really serious stuff with just awesome hilarity, total confidence in front of the camera with endearing awkwardness, and goes from random vlogs to though out stories. EPIC.
  • Phillip De Franco
    (visit his YouTube Channel here)
    Phillip DeFranco makes the news interesting, both in how he tells the stories and his quick, extremely articulate way of speaking. And he’s super cute. So go watch him.
  • PointlessBlog
    (visit his channel here)
    Alfie has the cutest face in existence. He makes fun vlogs, often with his youtube friends. His voice is also incredibly… different.

I think that’s the main ones anyway, that I think are truly awesome… Please tell me if you love others!

Why I have a physical phone book

11 Nov

I have gone through a few phones in my relatively short lifetime. None were replaced while in good working order, so I usually lost a fair chunk if not all of my contacts each time. So I came up with a solution. Write them down on paper.

It’s time consuming, archaic, not as tidy and alphabetical, ect. But they don’t vanish (unless you’re the type that loses things very easily)! I’m converted. So next time I change my phone, I’ll do my best at first to transfer all my contacts, but if all else fails, I know I have a backup copy safely stored in my desk drawer. It’s also great if your phone ever dies at an inconvenient time and you need a number. A notebook doesn’t stop working if you haven’t plugged it in recently.

That notebook above is what I’d like to have. Instead I have a garish, ugly hardback little notebook. At least it’s difficult to lose…

Anyway, I was thinking of running a giveaway once there are a few more people visiting this blog, and once I’ve found a super-cute, fashionable little address book that will add to your outfit (since you will probably carry it everywhere once you realise how useful it is). Leave a comment down below if you thing this would be a good prize (and if you’ve seen cute address books for sale anywhere!), or if you’d prefer something a little different, and tell your friends to come visit and subscribe so we actually have a decent number of entrants. Thanks!