Cherish the Small Moments

I am a massive believer in the importance to appreciate the little things in life in order to be grateful and happy. I am making a promise to myself to ‘Cherish the Small Moments’ more and document as many as I can right here, on my blog. They will be a collection of short stories focused on the good times in my life. Looking back over these stories, I hope I can be more grateful about how lucky I am to have so many amazing people in my life and be offered so many amazing opportunities. To kick start this category of my blog, I have decided to list 30 little things I love (because I just looooove lists) 🙂

30 Little Things I Love

  1. Lists (you guessed it)
  2. Watching my bright orange fish swim around their pond, contrasting to the brown rocks
  3. Writing and just recently, blogging
  4. Tattoos with hidden meanings
  5. Fairy lights
  6. Scars, stretch marks and beauty spots
  7. Lush products, especially their bath bombs
  8. Glittery eye makeup
  9. Christmas decorations
  10. Soaking up the sun whilst reading a book, preferably lying on my mandala 😉
  11. Planning outfits, or even better, Halloween costumes
  12. Walks
  13. Blasting music on my speaker
  14. Smiling strangers
  15. Giving random compliments and making someone smile
  16. Binge watching tv shows with friends
  17. Picnics
  18. Finding a really, really good book and not being able to put it down
  19. Laughing about nothing with my crazy little cousins
  20. Peanut butter on toast
  21. Positive body image beliefs
  22. Overly buttery popcorn
  23. Becoming attached to fictional characters
  24. Having a cold shower after a long, hard swim
  25. Washing out conditioner to reveal silky smooth hair
  26. The sound of rain
  27. Cute stationary items
  28. Organising  drawers and shelves
  29. Freshly washed sheets
  30. Tea, especially from T2

I hope you’re looking forward to hearing about the memorable small moments in my life as much as I’m looking forward to writing them 🙂

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx

January Favourites 2017

I honestly cannot believe it has already been a full month since 2016 came to an end. January has been an amazing month for me as I have been enjoying summer holidays in Australia, spending days at the beach, road tripping and I was also lucky enough to fly interstate and enjoy the theme parks, beaches and a beautiful hotel in the Gold Coast. Reality is slowly hitting me as I am starting school tomorrow and just finished all my holiday homework :/ I’m quite nervous to go back to school as I feel now that I’m in year 10 there’s much more pressure to focus on studies and perform well. I’m also not the most confident person especially around new people and although I am lucky to have my closest friends in most of my classes I am still quite nervous. Anyway, today I’ll be giving you a run-down of my top 5 favourite things from the start of 2017.

  1. The Beach – As I mentioned above, I have been lying on soft, warm sand and swimming in salty waves a lot throughout January. I’m definitely going to miss this as I’ll have no time for the beach anymore with school starting and the weather only making the transition to Autumn.
  2. Peanut Butter on Toast – Such a random favourite but I thought I had to mention this as I have been munching away on this every morning. I recently became obsessed with crunchy peanut butter and it tastes amazing slightly melted on my hot toast. I’m planning on making this my new after school snack to steer myself away from Tim Tams.
  3. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Sunscreen SPF 50+ – I haven’t been wearing much makeup at all this month because it’s just too hot and I was swimming most of the time with not many proper outings. So, for my beauty favourite of the month, I couldn’t skip the product that has saved my face from the scorching Aussie sun. Normal sunscreen just feels so thick on my skin and ends up either breaking me out or stinging my eyes for the rest of the day. I can’t go without this face sunscreen by Neutrogena. Not only is it 50+, it isn’t greasy feeling at all and has a matte finish without making your face look completely white. It’s everything you could ask for.
  4. To Do Lists – You may be thinking, why would I need a to do list on the holidays? Well, my simple reason is that without my school diary I am completely lost. I am so disorganised and I find to do lists so handy even for little things like picking things up from the shops or cleaning out my drawers ready to take on the new year.
  5. The Cinemas & The Drive-Ins – I am a massive fan of movies on the big screen and depending on whether I want to watch a movie in my pyjamas or not, I have been going to the cinemas and the drive-ins recently. This month I saw XXX 3 – return of Xander Cage (action packed and so badass), Passengers (interesting and involves all the emotions), Sing (teaches kids to follow their dreams!), Moana (so inspiring for young girls), Why Him? (hilarious!) and Middle School (I found it funny but it has a shocking, sad plot twist).

This marks the end of my Top 5 favourites this January. Thanks for reading and keep a look out for my February favourites which I know will come around wayyy too fast. Enjoy the rest of the summer if you’re in Australia and if you’re lucky enough to have snow right now, well, send me some in the mail 😉

– Wish and Wonder Girl xxxx