January Quote Of The Month

I can’t believe that it’s already the new year 2017! Here is another quote of the month! Again, if you have any quotes that inspire you and you want it to be featured in my quote of the month post, feel free to comment below your suggestion(s)!

Here is the quote that inspired me the most this month:

“Good people are like candles; they burn themselves up to give others light.”

Thanks for reading! I hope this quote inspired you as much as it did to me😊

Toodles!

-Adela♡

A Quick Update

So I haven’t posted in awhile now because I was really busy and sort of stressed for the past few weeks but right now, I’m feeling a lot better so hopefully I’ll be posting regularly again, now that school has started (ugh). Now, just a short update, I want to make my blog a fun, cozy place that inspires and makes people happy, so if you have any post ideas, suggestions, or recommendations, feel free to comment, or contact me by email, or via twitter because I am happy to receive feedback so that I can know what kind of blogs readers want to see. So be sure to stay tuned for more blogs coming this week and be sure to give me some feedback on what kind of blog you want to see! Happy New Year everyone!

Toodles!

-Adela

Skiing Or Snowboarding?

It’s officially Winter Break!! I really can’t believe how fast the time has gone but most importantly, there’s no more school for two and a half weeks! So I know a lot of people are planning on going skiing or snowboarding this year, since there is a lot of fresh snow this Winter where I live so I decided to share my opinions and hopefully help you decide on which one you should go for!

So which snow sport should you go for? Which one is easier? “Skiing is easier to learn but harder to master- whereas snowboarding is harder to learn but easier to master.” This is something a lot of people tend to say and it’s actually generally true. I am personally a better skier than snowboarder because first off, I started skiing way earlier than snowboarding, which I only started to learn last year.

I would say that skiing is more intuitive and easy to pick up for beginners because you get a hang of the balance quickly since you’re standing on two feet and your legs remain separated so you can throw one leg out if you’re starting to fall. Also, skiing is done with your body facing downhill so you have a full view of where you’re going. But then again, with my personal experiences, it took me a few years to learn how to ski parallel and to be honest, I’m still improving and mastering skiing.

As for snowboarding, it is a little tricky for beginners to get used to the attachment of your feet on the board, which sometimes allows you to fall a few times. Once you learned the basics of making a turn- turning your hips, shoulders, feet, and ankles to turn the board, you should find that it gets easier and easier and you’ll be improving faster than skiing.

So in my opinion, I usually recommend people to start off with skiing, and once you’ve mastered it, you can switch to snowboarding(if you like) because once you’ve skied for a while, you’re most likely already used to the snow and sense of direction so snowboarding would probably be somewhat easier to learn than simply starting with snowboarding.

This is all my own opinions and experiences but if you have a different recommendation, you can let me know in the comments. I would love to hear what you think about this topic and also, which sport are you better at and which one do you prefer?

Toodles!

-Adela♡

Book Recommendations 2016

2017 is just around the corner and I recently realized the amount of books I’ve read this whole year. Although there were some novels that disappointed me, most of these books are a must-read, in my opinion. Here I gathered all the books that I loved this year and hopefully, you’ll like reading them as much as I did.

Disclaimer* Although there will be a mixture of themes and genres, most of the novels and series will be contemporary/romance-based because this year, I decided to start reading more real-life stories.

•The Selection Series by Keira Cass: This series is something that every girl should read! It is a romance, dystopian novel that contains political intrigues. “For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.”

•American Girls by Alison Umminger: This is a bittersweet and honest young adult novel that shows truths about American girldom. If you love contemporary, real life novels, you should definitely check out this one! Although it’s not very well-known and it’s not my absolute favourite, I would definitely say it’s on my top ten favourites. “Anna is a fifteen-year-old girl slouching toward adulthood, and she’s had it with her life at home. So Anna “borrows” her stepmom’s credit card and runs away to Los Angeles, where her half-sister takes her in. But LA isn’t quite the glamorous escape Anna had imagined.”

 

•Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard: I know I said that I loved every single book, but I promise you that this book/series is definitely my favourite fantasy/romance book I’ve read this year. I would say that Red Queen is somewhat like The Selection series, but it mostly focuses on the magic, whereas The Selection is a romance-based series. “This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.”

•Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher: Although I read this book a few years ago, I still decided to include it in my list because I feel like not a lot of people read it. This is also a real life contemporary novel, but if you don’t like books that keep you wondering, this book isn’t something that I would read if I were you. I personally love books that foreshadow events so I definitely recommend this book to others! “Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life.”

•To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han: Okay. I know the title reveals a lot about the book. But again, this is one of my favourite teen romance books of all time. I really can’t explain my emotions while reading it and after I finished the first book, it was all I could think about. The days without knowing what happened in the second book were a nightmare. It was simply so good I could not wait one moment to read the second novel. Again, if you’re not a huge fan of romance, this book might not be right for you, but if you are, I’m telling you right now that you should read this series! “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.”

•The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny Han: If you couldn’t tell already, I’m a huge fan of the author Jenny Han and decided to include two of her series in my list. This series is again, a light, fun, contemporary themed series, so if you love reading books that just make you smile, you should definitely read this one! “Some summers are just destined to be pretty. Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer — they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one wonderful and terrible summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.”

•The Mortal Instruments: I’m sure all lot of people have already read this or seen the movie, but I decided to include it anyways. It’s a teen fantasy and paranormal romance series which is somewhat like Twilight. “When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?”

•Matched Series by Allie Condie: I know this series was published a while back, I just finished the last book this year and loved the series. This is again, a young adult distopian romance series which is one of my all time favourites. “In the Society, officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die. Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one…until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.”

Now, that’s it! I’m sorry if this list was a little long, it’s okay if you just scrolled through. But again, I hope you found a new book/series to read over the break! I would love to hear what you guys thought on these books and your opinions! Happy Holiday Reading!

Toodles!

-Adela♡

30 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

Recently, I started posting regularly on my blog about what I like and things that inspire me. But I want to make a post where it’s all about me so you can learn a little more about who I am, the things I love, and my personalities and characteristics and not just what I like to write about. So here, I’ve gathered 30 facts that you probably didn’t know about me.

1. I love animals- horses, dogs, and pandas are my favourite.

2. I’m a student( I’m still in school).

3. Science is my worst subject in school.

4. I love P.E. and English.

5. I speak fluent French.

6. I’m Canadian.

7. I’m very talkative with my friends but hate speaking in public.

8. I’m 5’6 tall.

9. I’m an only child. And I’m jealous of myself.

10. My favourite colour is royal blue. Not dark blue. Not midnight blue. Royal blue.

11. I love eating bananas. That’s weird. But yeah, if you gave me ten bananas, I bet you I could sit there for hours eating them all.

12. My favourite food is pizza and it’s becoming a big part of my weekly routine, which is a problem.

13. I love reading and I usually like to finish a whole series in one day so I can read it again the next day. And again the next day.

14. I hate it when people chew on their nails with nail polish on.

15. My favourite movie is Moanna.

16. My all time favourite YouTuber is Bethany Mota.

17. My two favourite bloggers are Dizzybrunette3 and Zoella.

18. My go-to clothing brand is Forever21.

19. My favourite drugstore makeup brand is Covergirl.

20. My favourite singer at the moment is Hailee Steinfield.

21. My favourite band at the moment is The Chainsmokers.

22. I am an absolute night owl. In fact, most of my blogs were written at around 2:00 am.

23. I would love to take a tour around all of Europe some day.

24. I am extremely afraid of heights.

25. My sarcasm and humour sometimes gets me into trouble.

26. I have a huge collection of bows. In other words, gigantic.

27. I never used training wheels. In fact, I learned how to ride a bike on my own when I was 4.

28. Before I became best friends with my best friend, we were enemies.

29. I love the rain, but dislike snow.

30. I used to hate school so much that one day, I hid in the bathroom for what seemed like the whole day but my teacher eventually found me and I got in trouble.

So that’s about it! I hope you got to know me a lot better after reading this so I don’t seem like some weird stranger anymore, but I guess I’m still weird anyways so…..

Toodles!

-Adela♡

 

 

5 Things To Do This Winter Break

Some of my friends are going on vacation this Winter Break, but most of us are just planning on wasting the whole two and a half weeks staying in bed watching Netflix. I mean, if that’s what you want to do, go for it, but this year, I want to don’t want to let any second go to waste. So here, I’ve decide to list down 5 fun things to do this Winter break, but most of these, you could try any time of the year when you’re bored!

1. Create holiday cards for your friends and family: With your friends, or by yourself, design and make some fun holiday cards to send to people you love! Everyone loves to recieve homemade cards rather than store bought ones!

2. Play in the snow: Build a snowman, go sledding, or build a snow fort, or find your own way to have fun in the snow!

3. Host a Pinterest party: Invite your friends over and together, try out all the Pinterest hacks, crafts, and DIYs you’ve seen but never have a chance to try.

4. Host a Christmas themed movie marathon: With your friends, make a list of all the Christmas classics and see how many you can watch in one single night. Will you be the last person awake?

5. Organize your closet: Do you have a pile of Summer clothes that just don’t fit you anymore? Well, a great idea is to organize your closet and separate your clothes into two piles- a “keep” pile, and a “don’t keep” pile. Donate all your “don’t keep” clothes to your local clothing bank or thrift store so you have an excuse to buy more clothes!

And that wraps up our list! I hope you found something fun to do this Winter break or were inspired! Happy Holidays!

Toodles!

-Adela♡

December Quote of the Month

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Welcome to my first Quote of the Month blog! Look forward to me posting a quote that inspires me according to the season/holiday every month! Now, considering the fact that it’s Winter right now, I did some research on Winter related quotes and here is the quote that caught my eye the moment I saw it, and I hope it taught you something as much as I did.

“We are like a snowflake, all different in our own beautiful way.”

-Unknown

Remind yourself that you are special and unique, and your beauty starts the moment you decide to be yourself❤️

Toodles!

-Adela♡

Christmas Gift Guide 2016

Our favourite time of the year has come again. Christmas! But it was just yesterday when I realized that I haven’t gotten anything for anyone yet and Christmas is only 17 days away! Can you believe it? Because I sure can’t. And of course, it’s not because I’m lazy or anything and just decided to use my procrastination skills again, I just didn’t come across anything that caught my eye air inspired me.

But let’s be real for a second. Our friends deserve a private island as their present but most of us obviously can’t afford that. So as I was thinking about it, I decided to come up with a list of 10 affordable Christmas gift ideas for anyone. Your welcome!

1. iPhone Case: Or any type of phone case in general and you can get them for an affordable price anywhere, any color, any design, honestly, this gift is perfect for your phone addict friend.

2. Starbucks Gift Card: Again, any type of gift card works. It always depends on who you’re giving it to but I think nothing can go wrong with Starbucks gift card because who doesn’t love Starbucks?

3. Bath Bombs: I would definitely love to receive a bath bomb as my gift. Lush has a great variety of bath bombs you can get for an inexpensive price and they are literally so cool!

4. Hand Lotions: I think this is the perfect gift for your teacher, your mom, your aunts, and just anyone, really.

5. DIY Photo Colloge: This gift is extremely easy to make and it looks like you put in a lot of effort, when really, it only took ten minutes. Just print out some photos that he/she might like and create a personalized collage! Simple, but nice to receive.

6. Candles: Again, this is a gift that can never go wrong. Bath and Body Works has a huge variety of holiday themed candles with gorgeous scents. If you want to personalize it, try making your own candle!

7. Candy-filled Mug: This is another of those gifts that are easy to make but are thoughtful to recieve. Simply buy a plain mug, fill it with his/her favourite candies and decorate the mug! Quick and affordable, but nice to have.

8. Keychain: I would love to recieve a fluffy keychain this Christmas! If you want, you could even get a custom keychain where you can personalize it by engraving his/her name on it! They’re very inexpensive, but cute.

9. TV Show Merchandise: For your Netflix obsessed friend! You can get a cool T-Shirt of his/her favourite TV show, or it could be their favourite YouTuber. It really depends on the gift-receiver!

10. Customized Friendship Bracelet: Show your friend how much they mean to you by making them a bracelet! If you don’t have the patience, you can always buy them at your local jewelry store!

Now, that’s the end of my list! Hope you found it helpful or inspired you! Happy Holiday Shopping!

Toodles!

-Adela♡

 

First Blog: Introduction

Hey there! Welcome to my first post and thanks for visiting my blog! I recently started my blog because one of my friends said something about her blog which I guess inspired me to make my own.

Now, let me tell you a little bit about myself. First off, my name is Adela, obviously, and one of my biggest passions is writing. I’ve written many, many stories but I always end up restarting halfway through (yup, I’m that person). I also love horse-back riding and I try to at least ride once a week.

You’re probably wondering what this blog is about. Well actually, I’m not quite sure either. When I first got the idea of starting blogging, I was thinking to create a lifestyle based blog. I would love to hear and get feedback from you guys so if you have any advice, tips, or blog ideas, please let me know in the comments. 😊

Toodles!

-Adela♡