Jul 18, 2016
When it comes to making sartorial choices I'm always torn in two. The fashion girl part of me wants to put on Man Repeller-esque outfits that involve bralettes over shirts, socks in high-heeled strappy sandals and possibly ruffled shorts. The lazy girl part of me just wants to jump in a pair of sweatpants and a white oversized tee.
Most of the times I end up somewhere in the middle, building my outfit around a nice pair of jeans. Comfortable, yet fashionable. If you choose the right fit, that is.
Jun 24, 2016
Do you like drooling over perfectly styled food pictures on Pinterest just as much as I do? Well, then you must recognise the feeling of thourough dissappointment when you click through and find out that the recipe is waaaaaaaaay too complicated for your taste. Now, don't get me wrong, I like cooking as much as the next girl (certainly when there's a glass of red wine involved), but too much of a good thing is still too much, which is why I like to keep my cooking short and sweet, and easy, and with not too many dishes to wash afterwards.
Luckily I was never the type for following recipes anyway (how very rebellious of me, ey?), and over the years I have become quite the pro in hacking 'em and turning them into a lazy-cook approved version. Like this pea, herb and mozzarella pie by Nigel Slater for example.
Jun 6, 2016
Idle hands are the devil's workshop. The saying might be over a thousand years old, and even sound very outdated, but the idea that being lazy is just no good is still widely accepted. Every day new articles, blogposts and books about how you can increase your productivity pop up like mushrooms. "Just do it" and "Get shit done" seem to be the prime mottos of our decennium. But while we're all busy making highly effecient colour coded to-do lists, a burnout seems to have become the prime illness of our time. Time for simply doing nothing seems like a long forgotten luxury, something we simply can not afford, because it doesn't help us to "reach our goals". Well, here's what I say. I say, screw productivity. I say, get less done. I say, enjoy life more. I say, be lazy without feeling guilty. And should you need a little help in that department, check out my 5 tips.
May 20, 2016
Since changing job location a few months ago (which made my daily commute a tad longer), I have been a firm fan of a tight morning schedule. I used to always need about an hour and a half to get ready in the morning. But when that suddenly meant getting up at 5.30 am, I realised drastic changes needed to be made. Because there was no way José that I would be giving up on a good hours' sleep in the morning, right? So, if you feel like snoozing that little extra with me, read on!
Apr 8, 2016
High five fellas, it's fri-YAY! We've made it through, the weekend is upon us. Time to do a little happy dance.
But first and foremost, time to load up our batteries. Something that can best be done by treating ourself to something nice. By which I don't neccessarily mean going on a shopping splurge or booking an expensive weekend retreat. In fact there are a lot of small and cheap ways to give ourself a little extra care. Things we can do on the daily. And today, I'm sharing 10 of my personal faves. Go ahead, read on, you're worth it!
Mar 25, 2016
No one ever had to spell me out why reading was good for me. I have loved it for as long I can remember - or at least for as long as I have been able to, which must be for about 20 years by now. As a kid I went to the library once a week and took about 3 books home with me every time. For a long period it was my only hobby, and my only source of fiction I might add, since we didn't have television at home for years. As a grown up I still don't have television, a conscious choice of me and my beau. And though I'll admit I watch series on my laptop quite regularly, reading is still my main pastime in the evening, and it still brings me so much joy.
Maybe you're already on my team, maybe you still need some convincing (If that is even possible? You're probably just a book lover or you're not. I don't quite know if you can become one). But anyhow, you're welcome to read my 5 reasons for reading more often a.k.a. my ode to books.