Miss You Always and Forever

Miss You Always and Forever

To love a dog is truly the meaning of unconditional love. They grasp on to a piece of your heart, and never let go. Many people walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints. You love them so dearly and profoundly, that when they become lost, a deep dark hole centres in your heart.

To some people dogs are just pets; but they’re so much more than that. They are a valuable member of your family who’ve stuck by you through thick and thin. The loyalty they have for you has such a deep profound meaning, these beautiful creatures would go to hell and back for you, no matter the outcome for themselves.

Truly, whoever said diamonds are a girls best friend, never owned a dog. My family’s little black cockapoo, Annie, was loved by us all so greatly, for 12 years she made our lives that much better, she loved us unconditionally and stuck by us through every obstacle.

We cherish every moment we shared with her; when she would bark at early hours in the morning for her food, when she greeted us at the door with so much welcome and love, when she would always drop her ball in the laundry basket and basically chock herself trying to get it back, or when she got her ball stuck under the couch and would bark at it until someone got it for her, when she would attack the rabbits cage whenever she had a chance, or go for walk a bouts around the neighbourhood by herself, to list a few, these memories definitely puts a smile on my face.

It has only been four days, so her death is still really fresh. Something that I’m trying my hardest to accept and get used to. But it’s hard to walk through the door and not see her, to see my other dog Bentley alone without his buddy, and the quietness that has become deafening. Dealing with this process is hard… very hard.

Some people bury their emotions deep down, and pretend that their little doggies life never happened. But you can’t just erase twelve years from your existence, you need to face the long hard truth, and deal with it in the best way possible.

Cry for your devastating loss, and smile at the happy memories you have created with them. It’s okay to laugh at this horrible time in your life, don’t feel guilty about doing fun things, or letting yourself feel joy. You will not be ruining their memory by doing this, but actually the total opposite. Living your life in the best way possible is the ultimate way to honour your dogs memory.

To help you move on maybe create a little memorial for your lost one, write down your feelings in a journal or a blog, keep yourself busy with work, school, cleaning, or possibly working out, maybe get a puppy, this will definitely ease your pain by having another four-legged creature to love and take care of. Over time the pain will ease down, the crying will slowly stop, but their memory will never fade.

To my little angel~

I am so very thankful for those paw prints on my floor, the slobbery kisses on my face and the loveable hugs, because those days are so profoundly missed.

When I close my eyes I see you, and when I open my eyes I miss you.

The memories that we have of you are so happy, vibrant, sweet and maybe at times a wee bit mischievous, but all the same makes me cherish the valuable time we had with you.

You taught me so much more than I could have expected and loved me so much more than I hoped for.

When I feel you in my heart, I’ll just look up, and will know you’ll be right there.

This is not goodbye… It’s still “I love you… Forever.”

Rest in paradise my beautiful Annie.




2003 – 2015 ❤

Things That Make me Smile

Things That Make me Smile

Hey lovely people.

To say the least I’ve been lacking inspiration on what words to put on my screen for the past week, writers block definitely has a devilish thing about itself. I was staring at my computer for what felt like a century, yet nothing interesting or creative popped in my mind.

So I thought I’d make this fun and easy, I’m just going to talk about what puts a smile on my face. The big things, little things, or just plain random things that makes me happy.

Happiness is an important part of life, and it’s also very therapeutic. So keep reading to see what makes me happy, maybe some points might be relative to yourself.

FYI, these are in no particular order.

  1. Spending time with my friends.
  2. Cuddling my dogs.
  3. Buying new clothes online or in stores.
  4. Getting my hair done.
  5. When my outfit is on point.
  6. That first sip of coffee in the morning.
  7. Coming home after a days work.
  8. Having drinks with my friends.
  9. Family.
  10. Watching Supernatural.
  11. Finding a new favourite song.
  12. Blogging.
  13. Getting in touch with an old friend.
  14. Late night Skype calls.
  15. Candles.
  16. Looking at old photos.
  17. Receiving a positive text message.
  18. Camping.
  19. Traveling to England.
  20. Any savoury food.
  21. Somersby.
  22. Getting accepted into a school.
  23. Receiving good grades.
  24. Being able to sleep in.
  25. Christmas.
  26. Pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.
  27. Beginning of fall when the leaves start falling off tress.
  28. Watching/reading Harry Potter.
  29. When your crush likes you back.
  30. Bonfires in the middle of the forest.
  31. Jewellery.
  32. The feeling after a long workout.
  33. Crawling into fresh clean sheets at night.
  34. The rain.
  35. Starbucks.
  36. Watching thunder storms.
  37. Reading other blogs.
  38. Cherished memories.
  39. Hugs.
  40. Candles.


What makes you happy?


Tackle Blank Walls

Tackle Blank Walls

Do your walls scream dull and boring? Do you want to tackle them into something more creative and stylish? Well no one likes walking into a house and seeing no creativeness outlined anywhere, sophisticated and decorative homes can be achieved much more easily then you think.

So look no further than this post, because after your finished reading these perfect, fun and effortless ideas to spice up those walls, you’re going to be sprinting to the store. Also the next time you host a party, everyone will definitely be lining up to be on the next guest list.

Chalk board paint 

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Go to the hardware store and buy some chalkboard paint, do a little section of the wall, or paint the whole thing. A whole wall in my room is a chalkboard, and I absolutely adore it. It’s a great way to leave messages, shopping lists, meal plans, or to just draw random stuff. The union jack has been on my wall for about a year now and I’m loving it. 

Family photo collage 

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Frame your family photos and place them on your walls in a fun stylish way. This is a cheap and easy way to style up those boring walls, and to make your home more warm and welcoming.

Photo heart collage

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This idea is definitely my favourite. Either use your fav photos and sticky tack if you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to decorate those walls. This way is suitable for college students living in dorm rooms, it’s inexpensive and whenever you look at your walls you’ll be reminded of home. Or if you’re looking for a more grownup elegant look, turn your photos to black and white, and buy frames to place them in. You might be standing in front of your wall for a while, but when it’s complete you’ll absolutely love it.

Your favourite quotes

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Wall decor quotes can be found at any home stores either as stick-ons or frames and canvases. Find your most loveable one and place it on your walls, so whenever you look at it a smile will light up on your face.


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Be as adventurous as you wish with mirrors, find that one wonky but creative one, or buy a bunch of them and organize them on your wall in a pretty way. Think out of the box and have fun styling those walls.

Wall paper

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Do you want to fill a whole wall or even a room? Well wall paper is going to be your best friend. There are so many different patterns, colours and styles out there to choose from. Be as adventurous with this as you want.

Map of the world

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Got an old map lying around collecting dust in the basement? Well go dig it out right now. Framing old antique maps has a creative aspect about it, and hey, maybe you’ll get to touch up on your geography while you’re at it.

 Your pots

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This idea might be totally out of the closet, but it’s definitely a smart place to hang your pots, and a very stylish idea indeed for your kitchen.

Vintage clocks

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Buy as many rustic and vintage clocks as you want and place them anywhere on your walls, you can never go wrong with this. So wherever you are in your house you’ll always be able to tell the time. 😉

I hope these ideas gave you guys some inspiration and insight into decorating your walls. Have fun with this. 🙂


10 Ways to Wear Ankle Boots

10 Ways to Wear Ankle Boots

Ankle boots is definitely the shoe in style this season. There are so many stylish and fun ones out there: wedge, heel, flat, laced, buckle and the list just goes on. I own a few pairs, and trust me, they are most positively worth the purchase. Fall is just around the corner, so to be the most chic girl out on the streets, keep reading to get those ankle booties on point.

Wear leggings with your ankle boots to get a flawless and comfy style. Try matching it with either a oversized sweater, a long cardigan, a kimono, a flannel shirt or a utility jacket to get that ultimate fall look.

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Tuck your jeans into your ankle boots to get that long, lean leg line.

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Rolled or cuffed jeans are a cute look with booties which allows a little bit of your ankle to show through.

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The sock trend is my fav this fall. Yes it adds more bulk to your ankles, but layering over leggings, jeans, tights or basically any pants makes for a very stylish and cute look for the cooler season.

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Pair a midi-skirt with those little cute booties. This look will totally be your go to outfit if you give it a try.

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Boyfriend jeans and ankle boots is such a care-free look, but also adds some glamour with the outfit.

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Even though the heat has gone doesn’t mean you have to pack away those shorts until next summer. Add tights under them to get that chic look.


Make a summer dress work for fall by pairing it with ankle boots, a jacket, tights and a scarf.

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You obviously can’t go wrong with a skater skirt, a sweater, a cute purse and little ankle booties.

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Maybe go out of your comfort zone and match your outfits with bold colour booties.

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Did these outfits give you guys more insight into styling ankle boots? Well, I know I’m excited to try all these out this fall.

Have fun mix and matching. 🙂


The Dark Side of Fairy Tales

The Dark Side of Fairy Tales

Most fairy tales come from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s collection of folktales, which contains some of the best known children’s characters in literary history, from Snow White to Little Red Riding Hood. The brothers filled their books with vast amounts of gruesome scenes that could have ended up as a horror movie, which is now known as “Grimm’s Fairy Tales”. Yet over time Walt Disney bought and re-modelled the stories to create them into the pleasant happy ending stories that they are known as today.

The amount of sexual misconduct and death that is seen is these tales is substantially high. Well, I guess you’ll know what I’m talking about very soon. Keep reading to take a look at the terrifying, gruesome and horrifying versions of our beloved classics that’ll make you think twice before you read your child that bedtime story.

Snow White


In the original Grimm version, the witch is actually Snow’s mother, not her step-mother. Also, in the Disney version the huntsman is after her heart (which is quite gruesome even for a Disney movie), but in the original stories the Queen actually wants her liver and lungs, which she means to eat. Quite terrifyingly Snow White is already dead when the prince finds her, he then makes his servants carry the coffin, one trips, causing the apple inside Snow’s throat to dislodge. What a nice prince right? Not.

Sleeping Beauty


I even found the Disney version quite scary when I was younger with the dragon and everything. But in the original stories Aurora does not prick her finger on a spindle, but rather gets a silver of flax stuck under her fingernail. She falls down, apparently dead, but her father cannot face the idea of losing her, so he lays her body in one of his estates. Later a king hunting in the woods finds her body, and then rapes her unconscious form. Nine months after she gives birth to twins while still unconscious, one of them accidentally sucks the splinter out of her finger, so she wakes up. The king is already married, so he burns his wife alive so he can Aurora can be together.



I guess the plot for the Disney movie has quite a lot of problems even after re-decorating it, with kidnapping a little princess and locking her away in a tower until she escapes at age 18. Yet, in the original Grimm version, Rapunzel was actually 12. She winds up pregnant with the prince’s baby, and she gives away the prince’s visits by asking her adoptive witch mother why her clothes are getting too small. The witch then cuts off her locks and banishes her to the desert to give birth to twins. Such a pleasant story indeed.



In Grimm’s tale, Cinderella’s two stepsisters are so desperate to become the wife of the prince that when the glass slippers fails to fit them, they cut off parts of their feet. If that’s not enough, at Cinderella’s wedding, doves fall down upon the stepsisters and peck their eyes out leaving them blind. They really have horrible luck in the original version.

Little Red Riding Hood


This story was even more gruesome before the Grimm brothers got their hands on it. In Charles Perrault’s version, there is no huntsman. Little Red simply strips naked, gets in bed, and then dies, eaten up by the big bad wolf, with no happy ending. The sexual undertones are definitely seen between the lines, well in France, the idiom for a girl having lost her virginity was elle avoid vu le loupe – she has seen the wolf.

Horrifying right. I’m glad I wasn’t told these original tales as a kid, then I definitely would not have been able to sleep.

Do you guys know anymore of Grimm’s original tales?


The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award


Hello beautiful people.

Today I was nominated for The Liebster Award by the lovely blogger sincerely, kaytee. Thank you so much 🙂 I have only been blogging for about a month and a half, so being nominated for this award is such a wonderful feeling. I’m very pleased that people actually want to hear what I have to say.

I haven’t heard of this award till this morning, so for you guys who haven’t either, here is how it works:

  • Link back to the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you by the nominator
  • Display the Liebster award logo in your post
  • Nominate up to 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers
  • Create 11 questions for the nominees
  • Notify all nominees via social media/blogs

Here are my answers:

1. What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

Fairies! Mystical right. I remember me and my sister used to have these fairy ornaments, we believed that when we weren’t looking they would come to life and fly around, so we would always try to catch them by surprise, yet sadly it never worked (obviously). But we couldn’t touch their wings at all, because if we did they would turn to dust.

2. Are you more likely to engage in conflict or avoid it completely?

Personally I do my best to avoid it as much as possible, for instance if my friends get into a huge fight I always try to be neutral between the two. But if conflict finds me I’ll engage in it and try to resolve the problem, and not just walk away, which has been happening a lot lately (sigh).

3. Name 3 things in nature you find most beautiful

First of all I absolutely love nature, getting out of the house and going for an adventure in nature is so calming and peaceful. So, the three things I find most beautiful is firstly water; the sound of water has always been a stress relief of mine, and I love taking the occasional dip in the creek near my house with my friends. The second thing is the forest; walking through untouched trails and finding that perfect spot to have a bonfire with my friends definitely has a very beautiful and unique quality about it. Last but not least finding flowers is so beautiful.

4. What was your last impulse purchase?

Well, considering I have a huge problem with shopping I definitely have a few impulse buys. But my latest one is two pairs of shorts from RW&CO. But don’t worry they were both on sale (thank god).

5. How do you typically spend your Sundays?

Sleeping! Well, only if I have a huge hangover from Saturday night (which sucks). If not I usually try to get out of the house with either my family or friends. Like go for a walk, shopping, go out for lunch, or any other excursion. However at times my mother likes to take up all of Sunday cleaning. 

6. Which is a stronger emotion for you: anger or love?

Definitely love. It takes a lot for someone to make me angry, they have to do something really bad. But when I do get mad it can be kinda scary, probably because of all the pent-up emotions.

7. If you could bring one musician back from the dead, who would it be?

There are so many I’m thinking of, but the one person that I’d bring back is Cory Monteith. Glee used to be one of my favourite shows, and when I heard about his death it was such a horrible and drastic surprise that shook me to my core. He had such an amazing talent that was just wasted away because of booze and drugs. But to this day I still watch him on Glee because he was so amazing.

8. If you could master one skill, what would it be?

To be able to draw so realistically that people would think they’re looking at a photo rather than a drawing.

9. What is your favourite holiday and why?

I’d have to say Christmas. I just love it when my whole family comes together, the Christmas dinner is always so yummy (the crackers are the best), when it snows on Christmas morning, going shopping for presents is so fun, dressing up all fancy like, getting drunk with your relatives, and of course opening gifts on Christmas day.

10. Which 1900’s era would you most want to travel back to?

This is a hard one, never really given that a good thought. But I would have to say the Roaring Twenties. Basically because I watched the Great Gatsby a few days ago, and it looked like such a fun era to live in with the flappers and the music, and women also won the right to vote in the Twenties.

11. What words of wisdom would you pass onto your childhood self?

Some people aren’t meant to be in our lives forever. Some are just passing through to teach us a lesson.

Here are my nominees:

Gitter Cutie 


Blue Door Design 

Megan Hurst 

No Damsel in Distress 

And here are my questions:

  1. What would you do if you won the lottery?
  2. If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
  3. What do you prefer: sunrises or sunsets?
  4. Do you like scary movies?
  5. What did you want to be when you grew up?
  6. If you could ask your future self one question what would it be?
  7. Do you hold grudges?
  8. What was the last thing you took a picture of?
  9. Can you down a pint (of anything) in one?
  10. If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one around to hear it does it make a noise?
  11. Do you have any unusual fears or phobias?

Have fun answering the questions, I know I did. Can’t wait to read all of your answers. 🙂


How to Get that Perfect Night Look

How to Get that Perfect Night Look

Finding the right look in terms of makeup, hair, clothes, shoes and accessories can be a difficult and daunting experience to endure. You probably spend most of the time standing in front of your closet trying on endless amounts of outfits, but everything you try on gets thrown in the no pile… well, am I right? I’ve definitely done this too many times to count. Lets not even get started matching it with the shoes and accessories.

Yes trying to find that outstandingly perfect look for yourself can be difficult, so in order to help you achieve that goal I’m going to tell you guys the steps I take to get ready. Also what my perfect night-out look is. 


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Before I do anything I always like to get my makeup done and out the way. I prefer to go for a more natural look. A brown smokey colour for my eye shadow, maybe add-on some black liquid eye-liner, mascara of course. And for my lips a nude lipstick. To know the exact products I use check out my other post – Ultimate Makeup Guide here.


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I usually like to do something simple and pretty to my hair, either curling, straightening, or waving it. Sometimes I might add a braid in my bangs, a headband, or I might change the parting, but usually less is more.


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Depending on where I go out my outfit is going to change according to the environment. If it’s a bar or a house party I would usually put on a nice pair of high-waisted jeans and a pretty top, one of my favourite casual dresses, or a little skirt and a crop top. If a club is the choice of the night a little tight dress, or a high-waisted skirt with a crop top is the go to outfit.


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I’m in love with jewellery so I always have some form of bling on at all times. Big earrings, long necklaces, and a bunch of bracelets are my fav. I don’t usually wear rings but they’re also insanely fashionable. Basically any boho jewellery is my top pick for a night out.  (BTW owl earrings are my absolute fav).


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If it’s a casual night a pair of my boots works perfectly, or a pair of flats. Or if the night calls for a more fancy look then a pair of pumps or my booty heels.


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Depending on the weather a coat is optional. For the fall I’d wear either my leather jacket or just a long sweater. For the winter my Aritzia Babaton Pearce Wool Coat is definitely the pick.


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My two options for a purse is either my leather back-pack, or one of my little leather bags that goes over my shoulder.

I hope this will help you guys plan that perfect look for the up-coming weekend. 🙂


Cute & Easy Hairstyles for Summer

Cute & Easy Hairstyles for Summer

That heat wave eh! That humid muggy atmosphere compared with all that hair is not a superb mix. On those days even thinking of using that flat-iron is a no go, you just want to tie that dead weight off your shoulders and away, hell I’ve even threatened to cut my hair off once or twice.

Instead of sloppily throwing your hair into a ponytail when the weather gets steamy, why not be creative and try something different and appealing to the eyes. So that’s exactly what I’m going to show you; hairstyles for those long summer days.

Messy Bun. 

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This bun is so easy and care-free, and it only takes a minute to complete. Just secure all the hair in a ponytail, it can sit wherever on your head; I do mine at the top but that’s just my preference. Grip the ponytail with one hand, make sure you have the elastic in the other. Pull the hair halfway through the elastic to create a loop, twist the hair and wrap the elastic around the loop again until all the excess hair is in the bun. Adjust it as you wish.


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Any type of braid that will get your hair off your face is going to work like a charm. French braids, dutch braids, fishtail braids, or any other type. Maybe even try a crown braid or a side braid. But don’t be alarmed when you start turning heads. 😉

Top Knot Bun. 

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This look is so easy to steal and it’s the perfect style to complement a casual outfit. Pull your hair into a high ponytail, twist your hair gently till it coils around itself. Wrap it around the hair tie loosely to get a fuller shape, then secure it with a few bobby pins.

Twisted Ponytail.

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Try a new twist on the ponytail, this style is simple and will work on any hair length as long as it ties in a ponytail. To get this look clip away two sections of the hair on either side of the face, then pull the rest of the hair into a ponytail. Separate the sections into 3 equal parts, starting with the section nearest to the pony, twist it and wrap it around, then secure it with a bobby pin. Do this to each section until your complete. Either leave it neat and elegant, or pull apart the hair to get that messy look.

Half-up Bun. 

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A half bun is all the rage this summer, and a perfect look for the beach. Curl your hair then run your fingers through it to get those sexy beach waves, then tie half your hair up and tie it with an elastic. Twist the hair and wrap it around the tie, then secure it with a bobby pin. This look is going to end up being your fav.


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Add a headband to get those bangs up and away. Tie the rest of your hair either into a bun or a ponytail, or leave all your hair down if you wish. 

I hope this list of hairstyles help you guys battle the heat.


Abs of Steel

Abs of Steel

Having a flat stomach with a six-pack is everyone’s dream, to be able to wear those crop tops and low-rise jeans without worrying of those judgemental eyes on you wherever you turn is the fantasy.

Even though I do workout regularly and try to eat as healthy as possible, I still feel like I can improve my abs a great deal. To have those moves that gets you there is very important. So if you guys need new ab exercises, or if this is your first time exercising, then keep reading because these moves are at the top of the fitness list.

The Hundred


A machine free Pilates move that engages all of your abdominal muscles. To do it lie down on a mat with your legs straight in the air and your palms facing down. Raise your head and shoulders off the mat. Start pumping your hands up and down, inhale for 5 pumps then exhale for 5 pumps. Keep doing this until you’ve competed 100 pumps.

Make sure to keep your lower back pressed into the mat at all times, and keep your lower abs pulled into your spine. Your abs should aways be engaged through the workout.

Side Plank Hold


This exercise is always the death of me, not only are your abs engaged but your leg and arm muscles, as well as your balance. To do this exercise begin in a plank position, make sure to keep a straight line from your head to your heels. Keeping your abs engaged and your body steady, slowly transition from plank to a right side plank. Life your arm off the ground over your head, and place weight on the other palm.

Hold this position for about 30 seconds and do the same for the other side. Near the end of the exercise you’re going to be shaking, but it’ll definitely be worth it for the end results.

Bicycle Crunch


This move is always on my list of ab exercises. To start lie flat on a mat with your knees bent and your feet firmly placed on the floor with your arms behind your head. Don’t forget to engage your ab muscles. Life both feet off the floor until your thighs are vertical with the floor, and your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle.

Bring one knee towards the opposite elbow and straighten out the other leg, rotate your torso then swap sides. Remember to keep your lower back pressed into the mat.

Plank Up and Down


This move is probably one of the worst, even more so when you do Blogilates up and down jack move (but that’s for next time). Start off with a plank position with your elbows placed on the floor. Keeping your hips as still as possible, push up with one hand then the other until your palms are on the ground.

Lower back down to your elbows each arm at a time. Change the leading arm after every repetition. Keep your body straight and steady throughout the whole exercise.

Double Leg Lifts


Lie flat on the mat, and raise your legs until they’re straight and perpendicular to the floor. Place your hands in triangle form under your butt, or behind your head. Keeping your legs straight and without changing the arch in your lower back, lower both your legs slowly towards the floor.

When they almost touch the ground, swing your legs back up in a controlled motion. Repeat this exercise for as long as you can.



Everyone should know this move, it’s one of the most well-known ab exercise. Lie flat on a mat with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor, hip width apart. Place your hands on either side of your head. Remember to keep your lower back on the mat and to always have your abs engaged.

Tilt your chin and begin to roll your shoulders off the floor. They should leave the floor by about 4 inches. Hold for a moment and steadily return back down.

Reverse Crunch


Exactly what the title says it is, a reverse of the original crunch. Lie on your back and keep your arms at your side flat on the mat. Raise your knees so they create a 90-degree angle. Contract your abdominals and lift your hips off the floor with control; so your knees bend towards your head. Return your legs to the original position and repeat again.



This move sounds like such a care-free fun exercise; well it is, but it’s also hard. This move is not only great for your abs, but also has beneficial factors in cardio, strength training, and for your legs and glutes.

Start in a plank position, your body should be in a straight position from head to heels. Jump both legs forwards so that the knees are in line with the outside of the elbow and look straight. Jump the legs back to plank position. Do this move for 20 reps and near the end you’re muscles will be screaming at you (trust me ). But it’s an excellent move all the same.

Runaway Abs – Blogilates


This is one of Blogilates moves, so trust me it’ll be hard but worth the effort. To do it lay down on the mat and lift your legs in the air, remember to always have your abs engaged and your lower back placed on the ground.

Arms on the back of the head and lift your head, lower your legs down a bit and start kicking them like flutter kicks. Blogilates says to do this move for about 50 reps, so get ready to sweat buckets.

Do you feel stronger already? After completing these moves you absolutely should. Just remember to keep exercising no matter how tired you feel, how sweaty you are, or how much your body is screaming at you to stop. Have motivation and you will reach that desired goal.

Always stay positive guys. 🙂


My Top Summer Tunes of 2015

My Top Summer Tunes of 2015

If you haven’t sang along to the chorus of your favourite song at the top of your lungs when no one’s watching this summer then you definitely need to get on that, because the heat is drawing to a close very fast. So blast those speakers on high and get ready to jam out.

Here is my top summer soundtrack of 2015, enjoy. 🙂

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  • Fight Song – Rachel Platten
  • Home Alone Tonight – Luke Bryan
  • Honey, I’m Good. – Andy Grammar
  • Sparks – Hilary Duff
  • Good For You (feat. A$AP Rocky)  – Selena Gomez
  • Bring Down The House – Dean Brody
  • Ex’s and Oh’s – Elle King
  • Shut Up and Dance – WALK THE MOON
  • Kick the Dust Up – Luke Bryan
  • Here – Alessia Cara
  • Rule the World – Walk Off the Earth
  • Sangria – Blake Shelton
  • Ghost Town – Adam Lambert
  • The Night is Still Young – Nicki Minaj
  • See You Again (feat. Charlie Puth) – Wiz Khalifa

What song gets you moving with the beat this summer?  Please let me know in the comments. 🙂

Till next time…