Thursday, November 29, 2012

pet names!

I know this is so random..but for some reason sometimes the cutest pet names pop into my head! Most of the time I won't lie I think of dog names, but really they could be for any pet. I'm so weird with pet names seriously, once I had 3 fish and I pretended they were a mafia of fish and I named them Frankie, Joey and Louey..I know I was a weird child..

Cute pet names:

BATMAN - how funny would it be every time you said it?
MONKEY - this would be for a pet that ISN'T a monkey..
MONSTER - why are there so many M's though..

The pink names are the ones I just CANNOT WAIT to use!

Seriously I was keeping this list on my WHY DO I ALWAYS THINK OF PET NAMES?! So weird I know..

Thought I would post about my weirdness HAHA :)


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Things I've learned while being in university..

As I'm finally coming across my last year of university, there are a couple tips and tricks I've learned throughout the years! I figured I'd share these things, because they may actually be quite helpful if you're in your first year, or entering university soon. Here goes.

I know a lot of people can succeed without going to all of their classes, but in my experience skipping class is never worth it. It helps keep you on track, and prevents you from having to waste time catching up later. Even if you barely take notes (because lectures may be posted online or something) it's still worth going and taking in information, that way when you're studying it doesn't seem like you're learning everything for the first time.

Classes are huge. They're not gonna know you unless you introduce yourself. Someone once told me of a rule she had where she came up with 3 questions a week, one for her prof and two for her TA. It helped a lot because it forced her to know the material enough to form questions and she learned things by discussing with profs and TAs. On top of that, she actually go to know them because she was always talking to them. Aside from this, I would recommend talking to them about every assignment, project, paper, to make sure you're on the right track. Remember you're paying these people, they're there to answer your questions.

I found that I learned a lot more about life outside of the classroom than inside. I would recommend only choosing two things to be involved in, especially if you're going to be working as well. I always tended to overload myself..which ended up sometimes negatively affecting school. But if you only choose two things, then you're able to stay organized while still getting involved and not overwhelming yourself. 

I seriously don't know how people function without one. It's the best way to know exactly what's going on on day. You can organize your due dates, parties, events, daily tasks - and in my opinion it works better than any online program or app. I also recommend colour coding things, so it's easier to differentiate when you're looking at your week overall.

I know I've talked about this in another post before, but it's so important for university. University students never get enough sleep and it's horrible for your brain! It also sucks to stay up late doing work only to miss your morning classes. If you get into the habit of waking up early everyday you're less likely to waste time sleeping in until 2:00PM everyday.

Don't leave ANYTHING to the last minute..and I mean ANYTHING. Whether it's a paper, making a banner for an event or studying for an exam..THERE IS ALWAYS A WAY! Cramming never helps, and the more you push things to the next week, and the next week - the less time you have to actually get it done! As long as you prioritize you'll always have time to do fun stuff and you won't be stressed out!

Even if you ultimately study better on your own, at least go to some group study sessions before you start studying. You'll always learn new things or maybe reiterate things that you forgot about! I always try to find a group of responsible friends and summarize readings/lectures before the exam, that way it's less work but you have all the info at your fingertips! I find that talking about things really helps you remember them as well. You're all in this together after all! 

You are the company that you keep. Don't be one of those people who goes to class and goes home. UNIVERSITY IS AN EXPERIENCE! Have fun! Work hard and party harder! Your friends will enrich your university experience, and it's always nice to have people who are going through the same things as you. Make memories! 

These are things I just thought of off the top of my head but I'm sure I'll think of some more soon. ENJOY! :)



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Outfit of the day!


So I've been wanting to do Outfit of the Day posts for a while, I finally decided to start! Here's what I'm wearing her!

Blue Long Sleeved Shirt - TNA

Gray Tights - TNA

Rose Gold Watch - Micheal Kors 
Infinity Scarf - H&M
Silver Ring - Swarovski

Cowboy Boots - SPRING

I was in a comfy mood today! Hence all the TNA haha. As a style note, I LOVE COWBOY BOOTS! I honestly wear them all the time with any outfit, I think it adds texture and style to any plain outfit. As well, this scarf from H&M is awesome because it's SO BIG! You can double it up so it fits tighter around your neck as well but I love it long and hanging in front of my shirt, it adds a nice layer to the outfit. 

Scarves are honestly my favourite accessory for fall, I feel like my outfits are so plain without them! And they're such an easy way to add a pop of colour to any outfit.

What's your favourite fall accessory?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Little things you can do to be healthier..

I've noticed little tips and tricks I've heard from people over the last little while, of ways that you can be healthier by changing small things about your lifestyle. So before I forget I figured I should share them with you all!

10 things I try to remind myself:

1. DRINK WATER ONLY - Stop ordering pop when you go to restaurants and ask for some water! Even fruit juices have a lot of sugar in them most of the time, so ensure you're getting your 8 glasses of water a day!

2. WALK MORE - If you're gong somewhere that is seriously only a 10 min walk away, DON'T DRIVE YOU LAZYBUM, WALK! Adding more physical activity in your day does wonders to keep you from getting tired fast. The more active you are now, the more active you'll be ABLE to be later on in life. (PS. Use the stairs too, not the elevator!)

3. EAT HEALTHY SNACKS - Instead of picking up pringles or chocolate, eat crackers and cheese or veggies and dip! They are so much healthier for you, and they can help you ensure you're getting your daily doses of veggies or carbs!

4. EAT SMALLER PORTIONS - Having 5 or 6 smaller meals a day is actually healthier than having 3 big meals for the day. Try it!

5. STOP EATING OUT - Eating out once a week isn't a big deal, but every meal shouldn't be fast food or even restaurant food. Those foods usually have preservatives, are often fried in oil and tend to have lots of sugar! (Depending on what you're ordering of course). Eating home-cooked food is much healthier!

6. TAKE MULTIVITAMINS - My mum used to pound this into my head growing up, and I never listened to her, but now I really realize how important it is. Especially for girls. Taking a women's multivitamin can help with things like hair growth and estrogen levels. But even if you don't take a multivitamin, you can always take calcium, b12, iron pills - all important for staying alert and healthy! *You can get these all at a natural foods store.*

7. GET GOOD SLEEP - Your body is way more immune to sickness if it isn't rested. Sleeping well is also very important for brain functioning - your brain needs rest to work well! Also as a girl, changes in your sleep cycle can cause your menstrual cycle to be irregular. So be careful!

8. DO SMALL STRETCHES IN THE MORNING/BEFORE BED - This does wonders to wake you up, as well as help to exercise your muscles before you start your day, this way you're much less likely to have aches and pains, or pull something throughout the day!

9. BE POSITIVE - Happier are people are healthier people! It sounds crazy but it's true. Keep positive about tough situations. Negativity can put a lot of stress on the body and cause backaches, headaches, muscle pain, depression, loss of appetite..and a lot more. Don't worry, be happy!

10. DON'T EAT FOOD RIGHT BEFORE BED - It's hard, I know, especially when you're studying 'til 3:00AM, but there are lots of reasons this isn't good for you. Since you're obviously less active when you're sleeping, you're less likely to burn the calories you ate before you slept. So make sure you give yourself about 90 mins to digest your food properly before you go to bed!

I hope those tips can help you to stay a bit healthier in your day to day life! Again, I'm not perfect, I don't do these things everyday, but they are things I'm trying to implement every day - and they're EASY! So you should try too :) Hope you enjoyed this guys!