THINGS I LIKE ABOUT AUTUMN

Hello world,

It’s October! October is one of my favourite months, mainly because I feel like autumn is really starting to work out in this month. I’m a huge fan of autumn, and I bet most people are actually, so I thought it would be fun if I shared all my favourite aspects of autumn!

1. Wearing cozy clothes all the time. I can finally wear my jogging pants again and sweatshirts and scarfs and all that cool stuff! I love how comfortable I feel like in autumn. If you compare it to summer, it’s so much better because in summer it’s way too hot to wear cozy clothes like that.

2. The smell of wet leaves. I don’t know why I love this so much, but it just makes my day.

3. Hot chocolates are appropriate again. I love me some good hot chocolate! Other hot drinks like cappuccino or tea is a must too.

4. Hearing rain on your roof. Nothing is more comforting than laying in bed and listening to the rain. It makes me fall asleep quicker, which is always a plus.

5. Listening to ‘cozy’ music. I don’t know why, but I always am in the mood for acoustic songs whenever it is autumn. I listen to the pre-made playlist “Acoustic Autumn”  on Spotify and it just is always amazing.

6. Baking anything with apple in it. I love me some good apple pie or just like Zoella made apple crumble cakes, which looked delicious too. Apple (and specifically warm apple) screams autumn.

Soooo, those were my favourite things that I love in Autumn! I made a video when it was a lovely day a couple of weeks ago, so I will share it down here too so you can watch it if you want. I hope I will upload more of these kind of videos soon! Thank you so much for reading and comment down below what you love about autumn, or if you hate it, what you don’t like about autumn! See you next time!

A Day In Autumn //

Love, Dannielle.

Advertisements

10 TIPS FOR A PRODUCTIVE DAY

Hello world,

Omy, it has been a looong while. School is hectic and I’m doing everything I can to keep up with the busy schedule that they are giving me. And yes, I will be back posting every week, (I hope) and there is also something different coming! And now for real! Because of the hectic school schedule, I tend to do nothing in the weekends just because I’m so not into being busy 24/7. Of course this is not the greatest idea so I came up with some ideas that will get me out of bed and make sure that I use every day at it’s maximum. So without further adue, let’s get started with the blog post!

1.Go to sleep early
This takes place the day before the actual productive day. If you want to get things done, you need to go to bed on time, otherwise you’ll lay in bed for the rest of the morning because you messed up your sleeping routine.

2.Wake up early
Some people can’t function in the early hours of the morning but it is very important to do this. Again, spending the rest of the day in your bed is not a great idea if you want to get things done. And I mean, you don’t have to be awake at 7 A.M., 9 A.M. is early enough.

3.Make sure you eat breakfast
You can’t be awake, if you don’t eat. I don’t know if this is just me or if anyone else has this, but food just makes me feel so much more alive. A healthy drink helps too, something like orange juice or a strawberry/banana smoothie. If it fills you up, it’s perfect.

4.Take a shower if you feel like it and do put clothes on
If you feel disgusting, please shower. If I don’t feel clean, there is a little chance that I’m going to be productive. Also, if I’m staying in my pyjama’s all day, I probably won’t be productive either. If you can be productive while you’re in your comfy outfit, totally go for it!

5.Just get done whatever you have to do
If you don’t want to do something, you should probably do that first! The more you’re not looking forward to it, the harder it will get when you postpone it and you will end up without doing it.

6.Know when you can put music on, and when you can’t
Personally, when I’m doing my homework, I can’t put music in. Music gets me distracted and if I need to get things done, that won’t work out too well for me. If you can work with music on, go for it, but don’t fool yourself if you can’t.

7.Leave your phone somewhere else, in case you’ll get distracted
Again, if you can work with your phone next to you, leave it there. I get distracted quite easily so I know that I should not keep my phone near me.

8.Set timers
If you’re doing homework or you’re studying for a subject, it is smart to set timers. Otherwise, you’ll be spending way too much time for one subject and you won’t have enough time for the other things you need to be doing.

9.Sit in a place where you won’t be disturbed
Like I said a million times in this blog post, I get distracted. Whenever there is a reason to get distracted I probably will use it, unless I’m doing something fun. So if my dog is sitting near, he will be my victim. If my sister is walking by, she will be attacked with questions about her life. You get what I’m doing, so don’t do this, and just sit somewhere else.

10.Use a websiteblocker if you need it
I have to use my laptop a lot for school, which also makes it easy for me to go on FaceBook or Twitter. There are several websiteblockers that will block websites for a certain time so that you can’t go on them. Not really much fun, but it is necessary if you’re like me.

I really hope you enjoyed this blog post! Like I said, I have been super busy with school but now I’m hoping to get back in to blogging regularly again. If you enjoyed it, please like this post and follow me if you would like to see more of me! Until next time!

Love, Dannielle.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL; EXPECTATION VS REALITY

Hello world,

We all know what’s it like to go back to school; you’re loving it the first day, seeing  your friends again is cool and then you come home and realise that it’s going to be the same as last year because you got homework to do for the rest of the year. Thanks very much, school. Or is it just me? I hope not, that would make this awkward. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to write a blog post a little bit different than usual since I haven’t done anything like this before. Without further rambling, I should probably get started!

1. Expectation; Seeing your friends again.
Your friends are really excited to see you and you all are chatting about the holidays and about what everyone did in their holiday and you all have the best time ever.

1.  Reality;
You have nothing to talk about because a) you already know what everyone else did in their holiday because you saw their snapchats and facebook pictures and b) you did nothing but watching Netflix the whole time so you only can talk about the new Orange Is The New Black episodes or how many episodes you can watch in a day.

2. Expectation; Starting school chilled and relaxed.
Every teacher starts the lesson with asking how everyone has been and if everyone enjoyed their holiday. After that, they don’t give you homework, since you all are allowed to get into school slowly again, and the teachers don’t want you to get stressed within a day.

2. Reality;
The teachers are telling you the overall schedule for the rest of the year, with tests every week to keep you up to date, and of course they all give you homework for the next day. You try to complain, but that just works out wrong and the teacher gives you double homework for trying to speak up. “Holiday is over kids!”

3. Expectation; Cute guys.
Even though last year, you weren’t too eager about the level of hotness in your class, you still hope they glow’ed up during the summer. And guess what, they did. You and your best friend are very happy about it.

3. Reality;
They didn’t glow up. They wear the same old clothes, behave the same old way, and they still aren’t interested. Maybe next year?

4. Expecation; You suddenly became the most popular girl in school.
Everyone is loving your outfits and they see that you’ve really changed from last year. Your friends are also very popular now and everyone wants to become friends with you.

4. Reality;
Nope, not popular at all. “Did that girl just get my name wrong? We’ve been in school together for what, 5 years, and she still doesn’t remember my name?”

5. Expectation; Your makeup is on point.
That winged eyeliner though, and that contour is looking good. You get all compliments about your makeup and you feel happy and good about yourself.

5. Reality;
Even though your liner worked out pretty great when you were on holiday, for some reason it just doesn’t want to work today. Oh well, then I should just contour. Wait what, where is my cheekbone? This is so not my colour, what is this? Oh right, I used this when I had a tan! Better take this off then as well, since I’m really pale now. Hm, then I should just go for my natural self.

So those were all my expectation vs. reality ideas and also things that happened to me when I was in high school. They won’t happen to me this year, since I will be starting on a completely different school with none of my friends. But I will be fine! Did you experience anything that I wrote down or do you have something else that ALWAYS happens when you’re on your first day? Tell me in the comments below!

Thank you so much for reading & until next time!

Love, Dannielle.

AUGUST MUSIC FAVOURITES

Hello world,

It is the end of the month, which means it’s time for another music favourites! I have been listening to a lot of different songs than usual, and by usual I mean Fifth Harmony, which is cool. So without further ado, let’s get started with the post!

Tears – Clean Bandit feat. Louisa Johnson
I love this song so much! I heard it first in the car on the radio, and then I looked for it and it’s a total jam. I love rocking out to it and feeling all the emotions haha.

Nervous (The Ooh Song) Mark McCabe Remix – Gavin James
This is such a lovely song, it gives me a nice peaceful feeling while the message is kind of sad. I really like the original too, it’s just that I prefer the remix.

Cool Me Down – Margaret
I heard this at the Olympic Games on tv, they made a montage of historic hockey moments or something like that and I loved the song!

No Money – Galantis
I knew this one for a while, but I still really enjoy it!

Middle – DJ Snake
This is also a huge tune to dance on! I like to do various dances to this song haha.

Door Rood – BBrave (this is a Dutch song lol)
Usually, I’m not a fan of Dutch music but this song is actually quite fun!

Side 2 Side – Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
I love this one! Oh and also, tonight the music video of this song will be released at the VMA’s!

Please Don’t Go – Joel Adams
Also known as the humming song! This is quite a cute song and it gives me the same vibe as Nervous.

So that were the songs that I listened to this month. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and don’t forget to let me know what songs you  have been listening to lately! Thank you so much for reading and until next time!

Love, Dannielle.

I HIT 200 FOLLOWERS

wait what?

I can’t believe that I hit 200 followers!! That is hugeee! Back in the day when I was a new blogger, I never dared to follow bloggers with this amount of followers because I was scared that I wouldn’t ever hit it and that would just suck and I don’t know lol. But here I am! I am honestly so thankful & grateful for all your comments, follows, likes and I am so excited to see what’s happening here in the future! 

I just want to quickly thank some of the blogfriends I made on here in the past 7 months! Thank you so much AlannaJess and Inspired Teen for being such nice human beings to me. I hope I did the links right, I’m on my phone so if they don’t work, tell me and I will edit them!

Again, thank you all so much for reading my blog and I hope to see you very soon for another blogpost! Hint; there might be a picture of me in it! 🙂

Love, Dannielle

5 WAYS TO FEEL LESS NERVOUS

Hello world,

Today I wanted to talk to you about being nervous. I am someone who gets nervous in literally a second. If something won’t go like I planned, I will freak out. I don’t know if I actually told you, but I will be going to a completely different school for college then my friends and I don’t know anyone there, which is scary. I will also have to travel by train and I love the train, but I’m also scared of the train. I’m sure that will ease on me though, but I still get super nervous! That’s why the past month I have found some things that will calm me down if I freak out. So, I’m sharing them in this post with you, since I’m sure that I’m not the only who’s scared for back to school! Let’s get started!

Listen to something that makes you forget the world around you.
This could be nature sounds, like I do sometimes or just music in general. I like to listen to cute love songs but you might enjoy something completely different! It’s up to you really.

Dress in what you want.
Personally, if I don’t feel myself a day, I just want to lay in bed in my most comfortable outfit and I just want to watch Netflix all day. Don’t feel like you need to dress up all fancy, while you’re not feeling it.

Try not to think about what you’re nervous for.
My sister is really good at doing this: she just blocks out the thought for the thing where she is nervous for and she only allows it to come back in the morning of where she is nervous for. Personally, I can’t block it out, so it doesn’t work for me but if you can, good for you!

Do activities that will make you forget the thing where you’re nervous for.
Whether this is swimming, drawing, running, dancing, or shopping, do something. I can say that this really works because I do this all the time. Keep yourself busy!

And my last tip is to just realise that it’s coming anyway so it doesn’t really make sense that you’re nervous for it, since it isn’t going to not come basically, if this makes any sense. You can’t stop the thing you’re nervous for, you have to face it.

I hope this kind of helped in some way, I’m not entirely sure if these work for everyone, but they do for me and my family so yeah. We’re literally ALMOST at 200 followers, which is sooo cool! Thank you so much for reading, and don’t forget to like and comment! See you next time!

Love, Dannielle.

LOOKING BACK: SUMMER GOALS

Hello world,

A long long time ago, I did a post called ‘Summer Goals’, with all the things that I wanted to do this summer. Obviously with me being me, I didn’t do most of the goals that I listed, but hey it was still cool to do! In this post, I’m going to reflect on my goals and see if I actually did do at least one of them. So, let’s get going with the post!

“First things first, I want to step out of my comfort zone this summer.” I would say I did step out of my comfort zone, because, and now don’t laugh at me, I tried a lot of different meals when we went out for lunch or dinner. They weren’t that different from my usual choices but they were different then hamburgers or fries and that kind of stuff. I also tried quite an amount of different flavours than my usual ones for ice cream! I’m proud of myself. No, just kidding, I didn’t do the things that I wanted to try, but that’s okay.

“I really want to eat more fruits, more vegetables, drink more water and work out more.” HA, guess what I didn’t do this summer. I don’t think I have ever eaten this unhealthy in any short period of time. But you know what, I did buy a water bottle for school so I will be drinking loads of water when I go back to school in September. Big fail on this one.

“I want to read more.” Honestly, my goal of 12 books by the first of September aren’t going to succeed, but I did read books! I just ordered a book from the library but it takes forever until I can pick it up so I hope I can read that before school starts. Kind of succeeded but I didn’t get my goal.

“I want to dance more.” Okay, summer isn’t the best time for dancing since it’s hot and I don’t like sweating. That’s my excuse. Of course I have been dancing in my room and in front of the mirror, but I haven’t done/learned any full choreographies.

“I want to hang out with my friends more.” SUCCEEDED! We met a couple of times during summer, but planning a day where everyone can come and no one has to do work or something like that, is hard. My friends came to my city and I went to there place, which was fun! I do want to meet them before school, because we won’t be in the same school so that will be difficult.

“I want to think more about my blog.” Again, SUCCEEDED! I’m so proud of this one, I finally have an idea of what I want my blog to be and I already planned out my posts for August and even some for September!

“I want to have fun.” I got this one too! I for sure had fun this summer, obviously some days were more fun than others but I did have fun so I completed this goal! Oh but I did have a lot of Netflix days, but that’s not bad if it’s raining all day right? Can’t do anything else outside in the rain.

So those were my reflections based on my summer goals list! My summer was in real life quite uneventful but my blog has been very eventful! When are you going to get back to school?  If you enjoyed this post, make sure to like and please leave a comment below! If you would like to see more of me, be sure to follow me! Thank you so much for reading and until next time!

Love, Dannielle.