I have returned from my holiday on Friday and I had so much fun! It was a class trip and having all these people around all the time was really great, I miss that a little bit. Although I love being back at home it sometimes feels a little bit too quiet. I guess you know that feeling.
Anyway, I now have two more weeks of freedom (meaning no school) ahead of me and I have so many projects and plans so the time will probably fly by. I hope you have a great week as well!
1) Sleep in. Usually I’m not able to sleep in, so I am so going to do that!
2) If you haven’t done it already, eat/cook something pumpkin spiced. You could also carve a pumpkin. I have planned to do that very soon, so you might read about it some time soon?
3) To add some cuteness to your day, watch this video. You probably know that I am a huge Coldplay fan and the video is simply adorable.
4) Create some pretty autumn decoration (it is never too late for that). I really like this autumn leave garland from Elsie Larson.
5) Drink a pumpkin spiced latte. If there is no Starbucks near your home (or it is a little bit too expensive to buy drinks at Starbucks every day), you could also try this recipe.
6) Take photos of your favorite outfits and make your own lookbook just for fun. You could maybe even print it and make a little booklet, just for you.
7) Write cute post-it messages for your friends and family. This is also totally random, but who doesn’t like to get a sweet message?
For more inspiration, check out past ’7 things to do this week’ posts over here.
Since I shared ideas on how to make pretty covers for your mixtapes, I thought it was only fitting to create a mixtape as well. I love the idea of listening to certain mixtapes at certain times in your life and then listening to them a few months (or years) later and remembering all the memories and events you associate with these songs. And of course I also love finding new favorite songs, so I hope there are a few in there for you!
I am a person who loves creating mixtapes for special occassions, friends or just for fun. The only problem with self-made mixtapes is that you soon have a huge stack of cds without a cover just lying around next to your cd player. To avoid that problem I decided to make some pretty covers myself that even look great as a gift. This is a super-easy (really!) project that you can finish in less than half an hour (even if you aren’t that talented with glue and scissors, promise).
You need: some brown wrapping paper (about 16×28 cm), glue, scissors and pretty pictures (from a magazine or of yourself or whatever else you like).
1. First you have to cut out the wrapping paper (see the measurements above). If you round the edges it looks even prettier.
2. Secondly, fold over the edges as shown above and glue the sides together.
3. Next, cut out a pretty picture out of a magazine (mine is a still from garden state). The size of the picture doesn’t really matter, just be sure that it is square (mine measures 8.5 x 8.5 cm). Glue it to the front of your cover. You can also print out a fun ‘album title’, for example a quote or saying or some lyrics you like.
See how easy that is? Have fun making yours (and getting creative with the cover design!) and start mixing cds as well!
I am so excited about this new project by Tom Smith and Andy Burrows. Tom Smith is the singer of British band Editors and Andy Burrows used to be the drummer of Razorlight (but is now the third member of We Are Scientists, I think). Anyway, these two are releasing a Christmas album on November 28th. I have always really liked Editors and Christmas is the best time of the year, so it’s the perfect mix! You can download the first song over here. Up until now, my christmas playlist has always consisted of the Sufjan Stevens christmas album (which is really long by the way) and some classics. What are you listening to at this time of year?
PS: Did you know that She and Him are releasing a Christmas album as well? It’s a totally different kind of music, but great anyway!
I know I have been a little bit absent from the blogging world this past week, but gladly my exams are over for now and I have got three weeks of freedom ahead of me. Today I am going on a little trip until friday so I am feeling a little bit giddy and excited (and I still have to pack my suitcase, oops). Here’s to another great week!
1) Turn off the computer for a whole day. Even though it might be hard, you get so much more stuff done without a constant distraction, believe me!
2) Try out a fun DIY that also helps you get a little bit more organized. I am sharing one later this week…
3) Paint your nails a different color each day of the week. Totally random, but definitely a lot of fun.
4) Try to give your best at work or school and don’t just wait until the day is over. If you get home, reward yourself with something nice (what about ice-cream for example?)
5) Go to a museum or an art gallery. The last great one I visited was this one.
6) Afterwards, drink a cup of coffee at the museum café (there is something special about those, I just can’t figure out what).
7) And last but not least, spend an hour or two making music (or trying to make music). I, for example, would die to be able to play the guitar properly, so I will try to get a little bit better over the next few weeks!