I get really bad fomo when the weather is nice. Like there’s a limited number of sunny days and if I don’t make the most of every one I’ll regret it.
I’m constantly worried that I’m wasting my time watching tv shows or scrolling Instagram because I don’t want to look back on my life and think ‘I should have done so much more.’ I want to look back on my life and think ‘I sure did have a good one.’ .
That’s why bad weather days make me sad, because I can’t go out on adventures and explore and make the most of this life. .
Does anyone else feel this way as well? 💫
Tea and a good book cure everything ✨ Tenho andado a sentir-me doente e chá de gengibre com mel tem sido o meu melhor amigo 🙈 E depois do Hygge e do Lagom chegou a vez do Sisu, o segredo finlandês para encontrar a felicidade ✨ já tinhas ouvido falar do Sisu?
🇬🇧: I’ve been feeling a bit sick lately and ginger tea with honey has been my new best friend 🙈 and after Hygge and Lagom, Sisu is here and it’s the Finish secret to find happiness ✨ have you heard about Sisu already? #Sisu#Sunday
Am I the only one who didn't fix my holiday plans yet?! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We have been going back and forth putting pins on the world map for potential holiday destinations: Australia, Morocco, Turkey, Denmark, Switzerland, Turkey. You name it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But you know what? It doesn’t really matter, because no matter where we end up travelling to, I have my best friend and partner in crime with me. That's all what matters! If we can't get the tickets, we will just hop in a car and go where our mind takes us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What are your holiday plans? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
P.S. I was fascinated with this cute cat house that we found in Valencia last weekend. Legend goes that an old lady used to live behind this wall and she left it for Valencian felines. Nobody really knows whether it’s true or not. At least, not in the human world ;)
Yes, we went chasing waterfalls. #cliché
. 🔸The 45 minute hike (to and from) the #chutedecarbet in #guadeloupe was not easy. .
🔸We slid and slipped through mud to our ankles, descended down a rope tied to a tree (literally like Tarzan) to get to this hidden waterfall.
. 🔸I was on my hands and knees at one point because I was slipping that much. REMEMBER IT IS A RAINFOREST! .
🔸I’ve never ever seen water this clean and clear. It’s breathtaking!
You should have seen the amount of crumbs this breakfast produced 🙈
. 🔸Did you know Guadeloupe is apart of the EU? It’s Guadeloupe, France
. 🔸The cuisine of the island is French Creole. Oh and their pastries? They are just as tasty as the ones in Paris 🤤
. 🔸We paid for this (and everything) in Euros! 💶
Model : @yazhansonfarid
Behind the Scenes: @krugermkphotography & @catherinehansonfarid
An image I took almost 2 years ago and probably my first #portraitphotography shoot ever🤗
📍Dubai, United Arab Emirates 🇦🇪
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Hi NYC ❄️ This city never seems to get old. Also, this trip was the first time this California girl ever wore ear muffs. And wow! You guys, I didn’t know what I was missing. Does anyone else’s ears always seem to be freezing (& hands & feet) or is it just me?!
Have you ever made a plan to fit in your day the things you want to do but feel like you never have time to do?
In the beginning of the year I made a plan for how I was going to use my weekdays productively. It was basically like a morning routine that included exercise, stretching, meditation, healthy breakfast, reading and drawing. I woke up 5:30am and did all those things and then started work at 8:30am. 〰️
Why did I want to do these things? Well, I work as a graphic designer & art director and I don’t often feel like doing anything creative after I finish work. In the afternoon I’m often in a flow state and before I know it’s dinner time. Too late for exercise. So I figured I’ll fit these things in before work. Because to me it’s important to do art for fun and look after my health, body and soul.
This was working wonders and I was enjoying my mornings a great deal every day. I even got my husband to join me. Until the winter came. And it was cold. And dark. And there was a wedding to organise (we got married four months ago). And suddenly it became too hard to get out of bed and do good things for myself. And soon I was not exercising or drawing that much anymore. Or reading. Or meditating.
Anyways, I’m back at it now and feeling all the better for it! It makes me feel great to do things that I love and not rush my mornings. The point of this story is that even though I stopped my routine for nearly four months, I jumped back on it. Just because there’s a break in your routines, doesn’t mean you’ve failed. You can always start again the next day. 〰️
So since you made it this far, tell me, how do you fit in the things you love doing? Do you set schedules or are you just doing things when a chance is presenting itself? .
F O O D W A S T E 🥑
One third of all food prepared for human consumption is wasted. A lot of energy has gone into preparing that food, often travelling interstate or internationally (buy local). Food waste is a huge issue for the environment because when it goes to landfill it is starved of oxygen therefore producing methane, which is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.
How can we avoid this? In our house we have two options for food that can no longer be eaten. We give a lot of it to our chickens and anything they can’t eat (like banana and avo skins) we put into our green waste bin where it will be composted. You can also put things like paper towel, and paper bags that have food on them and therefore can’t be recycled, into your green bin. You can have your own compost system for your garden and even worm farms. You can buy compost bins and worm farm starters from @biomestores and @floraandfaunaau but we just have an old bucket and chuck it in our green bin when it’s full.
Another way to avoid significant food waste is to buy less. Make shopping lists and only buy what you need so it doesn’t spoil before you get a chance to eat it. Freeze meals for when you can’t be bothered cooking. Just don’t let it go to waste. 🍎🍌🍉🌽🥑🥦🥕 .
Since we only have 12 years to revert the effects of climate change it is imperative that we reduce our carbon footprint in any way we can! Dispose of your food properly and buy local produce. #ReusableLifeAmbassador
When I was leaving for Korea all by myself when I was 18 years old, I didn’t have a plan. I didn’t have any commitments or promises. Just hopes and dreams.
I threw myself all in to mastering Korean, exploring the country I love so much and consider my second home, and being open to opportunities. Whatever chance I got to dare myself, I never hesitated. Yet, every single one of those experiences was new to me and was out of my comfort zone. In fact, there was no comfort zone at all. I celebrated my victories and cried when I failed. But I never stopped moving towards my dreams.
Dream big. Never stop daring yourself.
Merry & Bright ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
There is something so nostalgic about a real Christmas tree. We went to a Christmas tree farm this year & actually watched them cut it down. It was such a fun experience & I want to make it a new tradition! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Side note: a while back I did an unboxing on my story from @get.llivan. I wanted to give an update on my new wedding band & simply put, I LOVE it. Don’t get me wrong I adore my wedding ring but sometimes it’s nice to just wear a band. Swipe right to get a close up look of it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Considering we travel often & I am around little ones my ring has become my new go to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you are looking for a sentimental gift this Christmas definitely check out @get.llivan. I had a hard time choosing a favorite because they are all so unique and beautiful. 💍
The perfect travel bag! 💼
Made out of paper, @travel_me_bags are 100% vegan and durable, with handy zip pockets that make all your important things (like your passport) accessible but safe. You can wear it as a backpack or a handbag. They come in two sizes, this is the smaller Madison bag that can fit a surprising amount in it, including all your resuables! It would make the perfect Christmas gift so use the code 25XMASTRAVEL for 25% off! 💫 📸: @alec_weir
In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must also be present. -Frances Bacon 🌌 This time of year is always a little of a struggle for me to stay motivated. Since it gets dark before I leave work, I don’t see much sunshine and I don’t like the cold so even on the weekends I don’t look forward to going outside. BUT I do believe that because it isn’t sunny and warm here all the time, it makes the sun and warmth that much more special. ☀️ And that’s why I’m looking at So Cal for a getaway in February 🤷♀️
What?! Is it dog meat?! - I exclaimed. Everyone was laughing except me. I was totally set up. I was staring at my steaming black stone pot with brownish chunks of meat floating on the surface. .
That was my first and last experience of trying dog meat, or 개고기, which is notoriously famous in Korea for the “magic” that it does to men’s stamina, curing skin diseases due to its abundance in collagen and overall health benefits. Such places in Korea are euphemistically called 사철탕, or soup for all seasons. .
There are two theories of how this tradition started in Korea. First one is that dog meat was integrated to Korea as a delicacy during the Mongolian invasion in the 13 century. The second one claims that at the time of humanitarian crisis following Korean War in 1950s people recurred to dog meat as a source of protein to survive. The older generation just kept the tradition, which is quite prevalent nowadays. .
As an owner of 2 beagles, I prefer seeing dogs play rather than in my plate. What about you?
- Это что, суп из мяса собаки?! - воскликнула я. - Меня подставили, - пронеслось у меня в голове. Все покатывались со смеха глядя на меня. Я ещё раз взглянула на суп с коричневатыми кусочками мяса, плавающими на поверхности. .
Это был мой первый и последний опыт, когда я попробовала собачье мясо, или 개고기. Оно особенно популярно в Корее благодаря «волшебному» воздействию на стамину, излечение кожных заболеваний и укреплению здоровья. Такие места называются 사철탕, или суп на все сезоны года. .
Есть две теории как эта традиция появилась в Корее. Одна из них утверждает, что собачье мясо было интегрировано в Корейскую культуру во время Монгольского вторжения в 13 веке и считалось своего рода деликатесом. Вторая теория гласит, что во время гуманитарного кризиса после Корейской войны 1950х, люди просто были вынуждены есть собак как источник протеина, чтобы не помереть с голоду. Так или иначе, эта традиция крепко укрепилась в Корейском обществе и вы без труда найдёте ресторанчики с блюдами из собаки. .
Как владелец двух биглей, я все-таки предпочитаю видеть живых собачек, а не плавающих в моей тарелке. А вы?