Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Things we do in October

According to Tumblr October is all about colorful leaves beautifully falling on the nice paths in parks and forests, where glamorous girls go for walks wearing soft and cozy earthy-toned sweaters, probably holding paper cups full of pumpkin spiced lattes to warm their precious hands and souls. Simultaneously they are probably thinking about that wonderful apple and cinnamon cupcakes' recipe that they saw on YouTube this morning. They might even try it out while preparing for a cutest movie night with their girlfriends where they will also be doing face masks while vanilla candles will be burning in the background. I am yet to meet people who at least minimally resemble to lifestyle like that.
Meanwhile there so many things going on in October, almost too many to actually remember that autumn is also a season that we can enjoy and treasure.

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WRITE LETTERS TO YOUR LOVED ONES
I think October is the most beautiful month for letters, both writing and receiving, and then writing again. While everybody starts sinking into unbearable workload, deadlines and the realisation that new years goals whatever they might be, do not seem realistic at all anymore, it is more important than ever to share the love and appreciation we have for our loved ones. Whether it is runny nose, flu or seasonal worries, a handwritten dose of attention will brighten even the grumpiest day, while writing a letter is a therapy like no others. It is healthy to get it all out on paper, after all. Why not in October?

RESET YOU INNER CLOCKS
If you live anywhere like Scotland, October is probably your last chance to see bits of sunshine in the morning. It is your last chance to reset your inner clock and sleeping patterns, too! Whit nights getting longer and darker, the ability to wake up bright and early and get things done before your 3rd coffee a day will become a life savior, for sure.

BEGIN CHRISTMAS PLANNING
Finally, October is the perfect time to start preparing for.. Christmas. I know Halloween isn't even here yet, but if you are one of those people extremely obsessed with Christmas you will know that it takes ages to prepare for Christmas, while Halloween preparations take, well, a day at most! Finding the right presents and having your choices set when sales and occasional offers appear will help you to keep your budget in order, while preparing party outfits and cookie recipes early enough probably result in you actually enjoying all the holiday buzz!

What do you do in October?

Patricija x

Saturday, 3 October 2015

September favorites/ 2015

September brought a massive change to the energy in the city. Nights got unbearably cold, streets got busier and all of the sudden fruits started tasting like plastic. I know, there wasn't really ever a summer here in Glasgow, so there is not much point of reflecting about the summer we left behind. Still, September felt very strange and unfamiliar, like a big old sweater that you haven't worn for a year and it feels a little bit too heavy on you.
And so I didn't think about it, overwhelmed myself with work, massive wardrobe clear out (not very successful), university preparation, new roles and parties. And it worked! I am the most content now, so let's talk about the month's favorites:

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Picture - Crianlarich. Card - Trongate 103.
I adore mountains. So magnificent they stand and let everybody enjoy the views. Have you ever wondered that they might feel lonely, being tied to one place in the world for hundreds of years? What if they don't like their neighboring mountains and find them a little bit shallow or boring? They can't just go and talk to 'the fella over there with the hella good hair'. Yet they still remain calm and gracious (most of the time), let the foggy clouds cover them, rivers flow and people pad around and across them. Mountains empower.
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Maybe printables were a thing in 2011, maybe they still are a 'thing', I am not sure. I  used September printable calendar and it helped me so much when arranging work, parties and meetings. If you have a problem of double booking then check the links for those pretty October calendars.

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Kenzo Wild/ La Roche-Posay Serozinc/ Rimmel Salon Pro By Kate Nail Polish - 239 Red Ginger/ Earings from Malta and Italy

What helped you to get through September?
Patricija xx