2018 Goals & Catch Up | Sunday Thoughts

I can’t actually quite believe that I’m writing this post already. It feels like only a couple of months ago I was working on my 2016 goals and now here we are.

P.S. I thought you might appreciate these pretty pictures of the snow. 

For one, I would like to get a little more organised on the blogging front. I have been hiding under a blanket of real life for at least the last 6 months and slipped away from the blogging world, without reason not rhyme. Sometimes life just happens, right? Although I love my blog, I just haven’t had the motivation I need to actively write, photograph and edit regularly. I have some half written posts, some photographs without any written content and it’s all a little all over the place.

I have a little list of things I want to explore on my blog, and one with a big question mark next to it is more fashion posts. Fashion posts are something that I would absolutely love to get into, however I’m not very confident in the whole fashion post photos front. Which is something I need to overcome if I want to smash this goal. Any tips? Please feel free to tweet me or let me know in the comments.

Now, this isn’t something I’ve really spoken about at all on here previously. But I was in a car accident early last year, I wasn’t the most confident of drivers before-hand but the accident I was in just completely knocked me mentally more than anything. So one thing I want to work on this year is my driving anxiety. I have upcoming therapy and I am getting better day by day, but to just feel okay getting into the car would be a huge step.

Another huge goal for this year is to save, save, and save a little bit more. Nathan and I moved back in with family mid-2017. We want to be home owners, which involves getting a deposit together, and there was no chance of us saving the amount of money needed whilst renting. So here we are. I would like to get a decent chunk together before the end of 2018 if possible, which is resulting in working a lot of overtime and trying not to spend too much money on things which aren’t necessities.

I want 2018 to be the year I cut out the crap. I want to become a much healthier person. I’m not going to say no to unhealthy foods completely just cut down more and more each week, along with incorporating more healthy snacks into my diet. I also need to drink more water, I’ve started suffering with headaches in work and I think that’s a side effect of too much caffeine and not enough water. The only downside of drinking so much water, is having to pee every 15 minutes.

Anyway, I hope you guys are okay. I’m looking forward to getting back in to the swing of things with Dainty Dweeb. So, watch this space.

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Lazy Girls Guide to the Perfect Body | Guest Post ft. Brigitte 

Today we have a very special guest over on Danity Dweeb. Say hello to Brigitte, who is a Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant from highstylife.com. I have never had a guest post on my blog before, however Brigitte was so lovely from the get go and I couldn’t say no! Here goes…

A Lazy Girl’s Guide to the Perfect Body

Yes, yes, it’s true – we want it all. We want our little snacks while we binge-watch our favorite TV series, we want zero time at the gym and we want to wake up with the perfect body every morning. And yes, we know it’s virtually impossible to be a couch potato and still look like a supermodel (or at least a regular one), when we step outside our house in the morning. We’re also painfully aware that couch potatoes and models don’t mix and that effortless perfection is a myth. Yes, we all know that one girl who can eat whatever, whenever and when you ask her how she looks the way she does she just nonchalantly replies ‘oh, I just have the best metabolism, I never seem to put on weight’. We hate that girl too. So, what to do? There is a middle ground of course, you know, minimum input, maximum results, so perhaps you could give that a try? Come on, jump on board, we promise you’ll still have plenty of lying around time left in your day. Let’s go!

Move it, move it!

Don’t be frightened, we’re not going to lure you into going to the gym, we know you dread the word. However, there are certain tiny amounts of effort that in the long run can be truly beneficial. For one, try standing up and simply moving a bit more. Dr John Buckley from the University of Chester states that spending all the time sitting, whether in the car, couch or your office is actually completely unnatural and that three extra hours on your feet would burn up 144 more calories and get rid of 8lb of fat a year.

You have to admit – 8lb by just standing, you can pull that off. Another great trick is to move while you’re on the phone – if you know the conversation is going to be lengthy, step outside and take a walk while you’re talking. Ok, once you’ve taken those baby steps, it’s time to get an actual workout, but don’t worry, these are short exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home – every lazy girl’s dream. So, pick one of these 18 amazing YouTube channels that will teach you how to get a great workout while staying near your beloved couch.

Seek expert help

Of course, low-impact exercise can only do much, that’s why they’re called ‘low impact’ in the first place. If there is a particular area that really bugs you, like that pesky fat around your tummy that just won’t go away on its own or that booty that is everything but bootylicious, consider seeking professional help and get rid of all your self-esteem downers.

Luckily, there is an abundance of amazing non-invasive and non-surgical procedures you can undergo to say good bye and good riddance to all that pesky fat, and fat cavitation is one of them. Treatments like this use low frequency ultrasound that basically dissolves and kills fat from the outside, so there are no punctures or incisions – just immediate results. This is every lazy gal’s Holy Grail.

Minor adjustments

The general rule of thumb is 70% nutrition, 30% exercise. If you pay attention and listen to our low impact + treatment advice, all that’s left for you to do are minor tweaks in your dietary habits. Trust us, a little goes a long way. For instance, say goodbye to midnight snacks, sugary drinks and foods in general. These are just empty calories with no real nutritional value. Avoid processed foods as much as you can and try cooking with fresh ingredients for a change. No, healthy food doesn’t have to be bland and flavorless. There are amazing smoothies that you can make to kick the morning off right. Your blender does all the work and you get all your nutrients, including the much needed protein for a great day. Grill and steam your meat and veggies instead of frying them. It’s simpler and it will definitely save you from scrubbing that oily pan. Knowing you’re a real health neophyte, we have found a perfect list of yes and no foods and drinks, so print it and use it as a cheat sheet until you get the hang of it. Good luck, lazy gal!

P.S. Don’t forget the importance of proper hydration – don’t settle for anything less than 8 glasses a day.

That’s all for today guys. I hope you have enjoyed Brigitte’s post as much as I did! Do you do anything to keep fit? I’d love to hear! Tweet me or let me know in the comments below.

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I’m Feeling 22!


Hi guys, remember me? A lot has happened in the last 4 months, but we’ll save that for another day. I have been meaning to get back into the swing of things for weeks now, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. Until ping, something clicked and all of a sudden my motivation is back.

I thought I’d start with something simple and ease my way back into writing, so this may be a little bit of a ramble.

Whenever someone turns, or is turning 22, Taylor Swift always springs to mind – hence the cringy blog title. It’s so scary to think that it feels like just yesterday it was my 21st birthday, like it’s a pretty much a whole year since I was writing my Sunday Thoughts #12 post. I’ve been engaged for a whole year. Now that is crazy. We have no wedding plans as of yet, we’re saving for a mortgage deposit. We’re back living with Nathan’s parents for the mean time, trying to save as much as possible. The more the better.

If you were a regular ready before I decided to go on an unplanned break, you will know that mine and Nathan’s birthdays are one day after another. This year, we haven’t really done a lot in the way of celebrating. I think after last year, it has been nice to just chill. Although, we did have a few drinks with friends on the Saturday night so we were a little hung over on Nathan’s birthday, we had a nice lie in and chilled for the majority of the day. As bad as it sounds, it was nice to be hungover on his birthday and not mine for once. Monday, I spent the morning with mumma and afternoon with my Dad, Nathan took me out for a birthday Nando’s in the evening. It was a nice, chilled birthday.

Life’s been pretty mundane lately, along with the stress of moving house, so there isn’t a lot to report. However, I have been working behind the scenes on some new and exciting posts for you. So keep your eye’s peeled.

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Life Lately

Where do I start? I know, I’m sorry, I’ve been a little MIA lately in the blogging world. But hey, I’ve been enjoying life. Is that really something to be sorry for? Definitely not, but I am sorry for not keeping you updated. If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed I have been spending a lot of time with family and friends. Although I haven’t really been doing a lot other than chill, it’s been nice.

Can you really believe we’re almost 5 months into 2017 already? In just over a month we will be at the half way mark and that is scary! I feel like I have stepped on to the sidelines of the blogosphere lately, and in all honesty I’m glad. Why? Because it all seems to have built up a whoooole lot of drama. 75% of the things I’m seeing on twitter is people ranting about other bloggers and girl, I just do not want to be a part of that. Bitching is not something I like to be a part of, especially when people don’t give others the chance to defend themselves. In my opinion, we’re supposed to be helping each other out and with my little corner of the internet just being a hobby I don’t want to be involved in all of the drama. I like my little drama free life over here.

Nathan and I now have a little Sunday ritual where we go for a nice Sunday walk. Whether it be morning, mid afternoon or in the mist of the evening. It is so nice to reflect on the week that’s gone, and have a nice little chat about how things are going. With us both working full time and having other commitments outside of work we don’t really get a lot of time to speak in the week, and we usually just end up ranting about work. So a nice leisurely Sunday stroll does the trick to wind down from the weekend and prepare ourselves for the week ahead. PLUS the weather has been beau-ti-ful the past couple of weeks. I am loving Spring already. I just need to update my wardrobe now. Work bonus, why are you taking so long to come around?

I knew this would happen. All in all, this has been a bit of a rambling post but hey! This is my space and I’ve enjoyed updating you all on my life. That’s all for now, I’m hoping that I’ll get my blogging mojo back soon but I’m not going to force it.

P.s I hope you’ve all enjoyed the bank holiday thoroughly!

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Lost in a haze of ‘I don’t knows’ | Sunday Thoughts

I couldn’t count the amount of times I’ve written and re-written this post, or something similar. I’ve deleted countless times, but always end up re-writing it because want to get it off my chest and then it has sat in my drafts for weeks on ends before getting deleted again.

But this time, it will get published because I feel like I need to get it out somehow.

I feel like I seem to have lost myself somewhere in this world. I couldn’t tell you how, or when, or where. I just feel lost. I know I am loved, I know that I am appreciated and I am definitely grateful. Just somewhere along the way, I don’t really know who I am anymore? I miss my 15 year old playlists, my 17-18 year old dress sense, the days where I knew I looked like a bag of shit but I felt comfortable in my own skin. Now whether I try to make an effort or not, I just don’t feel comfortable. I feel like I’m supposed to know who I am, what I want to do but I don’t. It’s like I’m lost in a haze of I don’t knows.

There was once a day where I knew my style, and the clothes I liked but now I feel like I have lost myself somewhere in this cycle of day to day life. I hate it. I feel like no matter how many times someone asks me if I’m okay, or if somethings wrong. I just smile and laugh it off, purely because I don’t really know how to say what I want to say, or even if I want to say it at all. Maybe I just feel stupid saying it, but I can write it. I can put it into written words just not able to speak it. I keep using the ‘I’m just tired’ excuse because I really don’t want to get into it, when I probably should.

Most day’s my alarm goes off and I don’t even want to leave the comforts of my bed, never mind get dressed and face the world. But I do it, I muster the courage and plod along with the thought that I know I’ll be returning to my little sanctuary at the end of the working day.

I think most of this comes from the pressure that is put on young adults, like you and me. Like were supposed to know who we are, where we want to be and where we should be going. But I don’t know, I feel like I’m never going to know and I’m having difficulty coming to terms with that at the moment. I feel like I should have a life plan right now, a career idea or something but to be completely honest with you I don’t have one fucking clue. I have no plan. I feel like I should still be in college deciding what hair colour I want, and whether I can spare enough of my part-time wages to go and get a new ear piercing on my lunch break.

Even at the end of this, I have no conclusion, but the one thing I am starting to come to terms with is that it’s going to be okay. Even though I’m in this haze, I know I will come out the other side. I just don’t know when, or how. I’m just grateful that I know that Nathan is going to be there, waiting at the other side with his cheeky little grin saying ‘I told you it was going to be alright’. 

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Top 5 of 2016

First things first, I’d like to wish you all a very happy new year! I hope you have enjoyed the holidays profusely my dears, because I definitely have.

I can’t really believe I’m writing this post already, the year has gone so quick. I just thought I’d share my 5 most popular posts of 2016. All together through out the year Dainty Dweeb has had 3,307 views, 1,304 visitors, 280 likes and 160 comments. Wow! A lot more than I thought, considering my blog is just a hobby it’s more than I could have imagined.

Inspirations for a Lifestyle Post

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When I wrote this post, little did I know it would become my most popular post of 2016, with 155 views and 100 likes. It just goes to show people prefer to read posts that you enjoy to write because I thoroughly enjoyed writing this. It was so much fun thinking of different things that can help inspire others to write a lifestyle post.

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Taking part in tag’s is always fun, you end up finding out things about other bloggers you never knew, whether is a personal tag or not they’re always fun to read! I was tagged in this by Hollie from It’s Hollie Ann and although I’ve known Hollie for years, we actually went to school together, I actually learnt something new about her from her post!

The Big Move 

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I still remember the excitement I had when writing this post. I can’t believe Nathan and I have been in our home for nearly a year already. It only feels like we moved in a couple of months ago! Time flies and all that. I can tell you now, we’re still picking up bits that we need, like the other day I made boiled eggs for dippy soldiers for breakfast the other day and realised we had no egg cups. Yes, I did call it dippy soldiers, I’m still a kid at heart okay?

Primark Haul 

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Ahhh, a good old Primark haul. Who doesn’t love to see what others pick up in the shops? All though I must say, all of my picks from this haul are stored away in my drawers now, as it’s a little cold to be wearing them at the moment!

Mini Drugstore Haul – The Aftermath 

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All though I’ve never been much of a beauty blogger – I’m not the best with make up and I’d much rather chuck my hair up in a messy bun in the mornings. I am rather proud of how well this post did! Maybe, it will give me the confidence to toy around with beauty posts a little more this year? Who knows!

Well that’s it, my top five posts of this year. Sitting here cosy in bed, I can’t help but wonder what will be my top 5 posts of 2017?

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2015 goals

So, I know this is kind of late (nearly 2 months!) but I’ve never really set myself goals before and I have so many things I want to do this year, I thought I’d give it a go to give myself a plan of how I hope this year will go and where I want to be when this year comes to an end.
So here goes;

Find a new job! I’ve been in my job now for around 3 years and lately I’ve started to hate it soooo much its just become tedious and boring. I don’t really know what I want to do with my life just yet, all I know is that I want it to be something creative and fun!

I NEED A HOLIDAY! Okay so my last holiday abroad was 2013, a girls holiday to Zante, Greece. I know it’s not that long ago but I’m having super bad holiday blues at the moment. Although it doesn’t seem that long ago, to me it seems like its been a decade. I want to go somewhere hot, with pretty beaches and just a nice chilled out place. Me and Nathan have started looking at a few destinations but don’t have anything set in stone yet.

Lose weight and tone up. Since I left college I’ve not really worked out as such which means I’ve lost my dancers physique (yes I used to dance!). I used to do 1 hour work-out sessions at least once a week and 2014 seen me say goodbye to that which means I’ve put weight on, lost my abs somewhere under all this flab I’ve gained and I am determined to get into a position where I like being in my own skin again.

Move out. After we’ve been on holiday our plan is to start looking at some flats/apartments that Nathan and I can consider to be our future home. Although this more than likely wont happen until the end of the year, maybe even the beginning of 2016 I still want to atleast start looking and planning our future.

Spend more time doing art-y things! I love all things creative and in the past year I’ve been so lost in work and keeping other people happy that I seem to have forgotten the simple things that keep me happy. I’m going to start sitting around in my underwear and doodling more, just because it’s one of my favourite things to do.

Start a blog. AND HERE IT IS! I know its going to be slow starting and getting to grips with things but we all have to start somewhere!

Have you set some goals for 2015? If you have I’d love to hear about them!
xo