WRAP QUEEN: Creative Ways To Wrap Presents

We’ll let you take a moment to get over the fact that it’s already December and once you’re ready, we’ve got some inspiring tips and tricks for you to try out this Christmas.

It’s all about Gift Wrap today. To some, it’s a painful chore, but for others it’s a way to show off their amazing attention to detail. But in a few minutes, you’re going to be so inspired that you’ll want to do your gift wrapping right now.

All sewed up. Out of tape? No problem. Get unique and machine sew your wrapping paper together.

White on white on white. Go all out on a white Christmas this year with white wrapping paper, white ribbon and top it all off with a white swing tag. Such a simple and clean look.

The rustic look. This involves elements like fabric instead of paper, jute string instead of ribbons and a small stem of leaves for that organic vibe. This is sure to be an eye-catcher!

Night sky inspired. It’s simple. Black paper and a metallic marker. The rest is up to you! Draw something festive on the paper or, write something sentimental.

Read all about it! This is perfect for those who love reading, whether that be newspapers, glossy magazines or books. This idea will save you heaps of moolah and it’s a thoughtful way to wrap a gift this holiday season!

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The Positivity of Full Moon Rituals

Tomorrow night on November 25th when the Moon makes itself present, venture outside and take part in a Full Moon Ritual.

Why? Simply because these Full Moon Rituals allow us to let go and release things that are not of our highest good. Think of it as taking one massive step in your life by symbolically moving forward.

Full Moon Rituals can be incredibly powerful. They’re all about releasing negativity, getting rid of any burdens in your life and celebrating your souls’ transformation. You emerge with a new positive behavior, attitude and relationship with yourself.

fullmoonritualsTomorrow night, get together with good company and good vibes only. Here are a few Full Moon rituals to cleanse your soul.

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In a circle, write down anything that you want to release on a piece of paper. One by one, open up, trust and share what you’ve just written down. Throw the piece of paper into a fire to symbolize resolution and release.

#2
Create a sacred ritual space and (if possible) position yourself under the Full Moon. Center yourself, breathe slowly and announce the purpose of this ritual. On a piece of paper, write down all negative things that you would like to release. Now you can rip it up, or you can burn it. Finally, connect with the Full Moon and give thanks for all things good.

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Fill a large bowl with water. On a piece of paper, write down what you would like to draw into your life. One by one, read these out loud then, altogether place your hands into the bowl of water. This symbolizes the cleansing of the old to welcome in the new.

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FRIENDSGIVING: A recipe for throwing the best shindig

Can you believe that Thanksgiving has crept up on us once again? Because we can’t!

We’ve got your back. If you’re throwing your own little (or big!) shindig for your friends or fam bam, you have to go all out. It’s go hard or go home. We want you to wow everyone and impress your family and friends with your party throwing skills! So here’s what you need.

A bangin’ playlist. Because what’s a party without some tone-deaf singing and embarrassingly good dance moves?

Snacks, snacks, snacks. You can never have enough snacks to share around. They’re there to get the conversation flowing and the mingling happening!

Crowd pleaser dishes. If you’ve got a signature dish – cook that. There’s a reason why it’s your signature dish, so keep everyone’s tummy’s happy! If you don’t have a signature dish, ask around beforehand what everyones fave meal is. You’ll own the chef throne.

‘WOW’ factor decor. Decor sets the mood of a party, so whether you’re going for a rustic setting or a fun and colorful vibe, make sure you catch everyone’s attention.

A good selection of drinks. You know the go. Champagne, wine, beers, vodka, and maybe a little bit of tequila? But don’t forget to cater for the non-drinkers!

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Queen Bey quotes to live by

Everyone has a major crush on her and if you say you don’t – you’re lying.

She is the Queen and not only is she talented, but she’s incredibly insightful which is why she inspired so many guys and girls around the globe. Here are some of the many quotes from Bey that we can easily turn into our life mantra’s.

“I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.”

“I have learned that it is no one else’s job to take care of me but me.”

“We have to teach our boys the rules of equality and respect, so that as they grow up gender equality becomes a natural way of life. And we have to teach our girls that they can reach as high as humanly possible.”

“As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. “

“It’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.”

“When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.”

“Put on your sexy dress and move on.”

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REAL TALK: Things to know before dating a Scorpio

So you think that girl or guy is cute, huh? And they’re a Scorpian? No, we’re not talking about the deadly insect – we’re talking about the gorgeous guys and girls whose birthday falls between October 23 – November 21.

I myself am a Scorpio and, don’t worry, we’re not bitches from another planet, we’re just misunderstood, independent, passionate and proud of it!

 

Once you get close to a Scorpio, they’ll make sure that you stay in their life.
This isn’t a bad thing at all. It’s not them being the clingy type, it’s just them appreciating the relationship that you’ve built. They try their absolute best to be a loyal friend to every person who gives the effort back and they value every strong relationship that they have, so if you try to push them away, it’ll be extra difficult for a Scorpio to cope.

They may be private people, but they want to know every little thing about you.
Getting to know a Scorpio is a whole different ball game. They might come across as someone who is closed off and doesn’t want to share personal things with you, but that’s because they want to sit and listen to you. In time, Scorpio’s will open up – they just need to really trust the person before they do.

You can never keep a secret from a Scorpio.
Don’t even think about keeping secrets from a Scorpio because they’ll figure it out. Again, they aren’t some clingy relationship detective, they just happen to see things and they’re amazing at joining the dots.

They aren’t big on affection, but are great lovers.
You won’t find them asking you for cuddles in the night or to hold their hand on your way to town. They aren’t aggressive, but they definitely know what they want and what they’re doing. So just go with it… 😉

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Things To Tell Yourself Everyday

Goooood morning lovers and welcome to your Tuesday morning fix of motivation.

Today seems like a good day to really feel them good vibes and to spread it ’round. The best way to kick it all off is to tell yourself this morning that you’re in the best mood. Always start off your day positive – yes, even when you think you’ve got a crappy day ahead of you! There will always be a positive hiding in there somewhere.

So if you’re struggling to find a positive, be you’re own hype man (or woman!) and tell yourself these things. Erry. Damn. Day.

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Little Things To Get You Through The Work Day!

Does every week at work feel like time slows itself down? Well lets change that, shall we?

You’d be surprised at some of the tiniest things that will make your day – or someone else’s. What can we say; a small gesture goes a long way! So if you find yourself stuck behind a desk at work, bored to death and wondering why you’re not soaking up the sun in a bikini somewhere in Greece, sorry but unfortunately we can’t pay for your dream holiday. What we can do is help you to enjoy your workplace just a little bit more.

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Stop and have a good chat with a work mate
Ahhh dat human interaction doeeee. Step away from your computer for a second and strike up a good old fashioned conversation with someone in the office. It’s as simple as asking about how someone’s weekend was. Have a laugh and wear a smile!

STRETCH!
It’s such a good feeling, right? Stretching all your muscles after sitting on an uncomfortable computer chair for hours. Who cares if you look foolish, stretching is super good for you and you might even start a chain reaction of stretch breaks around the office.

Have a cup of tea or coffee at your desk with you
It’s the little things, ‘ya know. Always feel cozy at your office desk by simply having a cup of your favorite tea or coffee by your side. Sip it occasionally whenever you’re in need of a mini break.

Low key jam out to some music
‘Me’ time at work? It exists! Bring out the earphones and turn on some bangers. A perfect way to disregard all annoying characters in your office, or to cure those wretched mind blanks that stop you from getting shit done!

Hand out a compliment
Anyone can do this one. Wherever you are, you should go out of your way at least once a day to compliment someone. Whether that be your boss, the newbie at reception or even that lovely person who served you when you bought lunch. You could make their day, as well as yours. You’ll be smiling all day knowing that you’ve spread good vibez.

Check this out. We’ve got enough motivation to get you through anything!

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