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“Be silly. Be honest. Be kind.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (via likeafieldmouse)
“1. push yourself to get up before the rest of the world - start with 7am, then 6am, then 5:30am. go to the nearest hill with a big coat and a scarf and watch the sun rise.

2. push yourself to fall asleep earlier - start with 11pm, then 10pm, then 9pm. wake up in the morning feeling re-energized and comfortable.

3. erase processed food from your diet. start with no lollies, chips, biscuits, then erase pasta, rice, cereal, then bread. use the rule that if a child couldn’t identify what was in it, you don’t eat it.

4. get into the habit of cooking yourself a beautiful breakfast. fry tomatoes and mushrooms in real butter and garlic, fry an egg, slice up a fresh avocado and squirt way too much lemon on it. sit and eat it and do nothing else.

5. stretch. start by reaching for the sky as hard as you can, then trying to touch your toes. roll your head. stretch your fingers. stretch everything.

6. buy a 1L water bottle. start with pushing yourself to drink the whole thing in a day, then try drinking it twice.

7. buy a beautiful diary and a beautiful black pen. write down everything you do, including dinner dates, appointments, assignments, coffees, what you need to do that day. no detail is too small.

8. strip your bed of your sheets and empty your underwear draw into the washing machine. put a massive scoop of scented fabric softener in there and wash. make your bed in full.

9. organise your room. fold all your clothes (and bag what you don’t want), clean your mirror, your laptop, vacuum the floor. light a beautiful candle.

10. have a luxurious shower with your favourite music playing. wash your hair, scrub your body, brush your teeth. lather your whole body in moisturiser, get familiar with the part between your toes, your inner thighs, the back of your neck.

11. push yourself to go for a walk. take your headphones, go to the beach and walk. smile at strangers walking the other way and be surprised how many smile back. bring your dog and observe the dog’s behaviour. realise you can learn from your dog.

12. message old friends with personal jokes. reminisce. suggest a catch up soon, even if you don’t follow through. push yourself to follow through.

14. think long and hard about what interests you. crime? sex? boarding school? long-forgotten romance etiquette? find a book about it and read it. there is a book about literally everything.

15. become the person you would ideally fall in love with. let cars merge into your lane when driving. pay double for parking tickets and leave a second one in the machine. stick your tongue out at babies. compliment people on their cute clothes. challenge yourself to not ridicule anyone for a whole day. then two. then a week. walk with a straight posture. look people in the eye. ask people about their story. talk to acquaintances so they become friends.

16. lie in the sunshine. daydream about the life you would lead if failure wasn’t a thing. open your eyes. take small steps to make it happen for you.”
Sixteen Small Steps to Happiness    (via desertblooms)
#yes
“College kids literally don’t care about walking in the way of cars at school because we’re like “hit me i don’t care pay my tuition.””

(via cdeathhh)

"Hit me my thesis is due in 12 hours and I haven’t started it"

"Hit me I have a final in an hour and I didn’t study"

"Hit me I’ve been on a 24 hour drinking binge and I’m invincible"

(via combatbabycomeback)

"Hit me. You’re a university vehicle and I’ll get free tuition."

(via thisisgoodbyegravity)

“Saturdays are for adventure; Sundays are for cuddling”
— General life philosophy (via kmaynard)

YES

(via cccale)
prettygirlfood:

Smokey Gouda Mac and Cheese
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
2 rounded cups macaroni, cooked in well salted water until just al dente, and drained
2 Tbsp of unsalted butter
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 cups whole milk
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups grated smoked Gouda cheese, plus more for topping
INSTRUCTIONS
Set oven to 350F
Melt the butter in a pan and add the flour. Whisk to combine, and cook for a minute or so, stirring constantly.
Add the milk and whisk to combine, continuing to heat until the milk comes to a simmer and is thickened.
Take the pan off the heat and stir in the cheese, stir until all of the cheese is incorporated and the sauce is smooth. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
Mix the macaroni with the sauce, and pour into a baking dish or individual dishes. Bake for about 30 minutes until bubbling throughout.
Sprinkle more cheese on top and put under the broiler until the cheese is browned.

prettygirlfood:

Smokey Gouda Mac and Cheese

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • 2 rounded cups macaroni, cooked in well salted water until just al dente, and drained
  • 2 Tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups grated smoked Gouda cheese, plus more for topping

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Set oven to 350F
  2. Melt the butter in a pan and add the flour. Whisk to combine, and cook for a minute or so, stirring constantly.
  3. Add the milk and whisk to combine, continuing to heat until the milk comes to a simmer and is thickened.
  4. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the cheese, stir until all of the cheese is incorporated and the sauce is smooth. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  5. Mix the macaroni with the sauce, and pour into a baking dish or individual dishes. Bake for about 30 minutes until bubbling throughout.
  6. Sprinkle more cheese on top and put under the broiler until the cheese is browned.

dipshit182:

pillfox:

Big doggies

This is what I need in my life right now!

“You’ll regret not kissing her a lot more than you’ll regret kissing her.”
50starsand13bars (via 50starsand13bars)

When I was out on our back deck watering my garden and checking on how everyone was growing, I noticed a small pale pink lizard no bigger than my pinky sitting stark against my big, bright green cucumber leaves. He made me so happy because his little tail curled against my fingers when I grazed against him and he didn’t try to rush away. I stared at him with a smile for a few minutes before continuing.
I went to fill up my watering can and I came back and he was still there. Before I could start watering, a bee sleepily flew into the mass of my cucumber plants and hopped from flower to flower. About twenty flowers bloomed yesterday, and I’ve never actually seen them get pollinated so this also made me very happy.
I sat on our deck and watched the bee flutter around the flowers, and watched the baby lizard slowly change from pink to a pale green, and was completely at happy peace because nature is such a beautiful and gracious entity.

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“Even if we’re married for 23 years,
I still want you to flirt with me.”
— A novel written by me. (via princessariel2323)

God all this time I needed you, I needed you

Song: The End Of All Things
Artist: Panic! At the Disco
Album: Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!
Plays: 97,981

ohdearpennylane:

The End Of All Things" By Panic! at the Disco

"I recorded ‘The End of All Things’ right before I married my now wife," Urie said. "We had no vows publicly, so I wrote her this song and told her, ‘This is how I see our relationship.’…There are three chords on piano and my voice. It’s really simple and really pretty.”

You guys, this song makes me cry.