16 Ways to Have a Great Day + A Printable!

I made a list of things that make my day go from average to great (I mean, when I do a few of these things in a day). And then I decided to share it on this blog 😀

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More from the S.B.L.’15

Hey everyone! Here are some of the remaining bucket list items which I attempted (yes, yes, I know – this post is hella late).

Oh, & this may be obvious, but I’m kinda rushing through this post.

#19.Make a fabulous cake.

It looked better before I stuck it into the refrigerator. Seriously.

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Ta-da.

 

#24.Make a lyric drawing.

I’m a bit in love with this song. And I’m really proud of that door in the corner, I don’t know why.

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#55.See the sunset.

I don’t have any words for this.

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#44. Eye bomb.

Hehehehe.

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Pine-ing after you.

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Bear-y funny.

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I SEE your mischief.

 

#49.Have a pet rock.

I painted a stone. It was rock-ing. (Pun might’ve been intended.)

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Woof.

I did some other list items too, but I don’t have any pictures for them, so I’ll just summarise them.

#64.Go bicycling.

I did this with two of my friends. It was all fun & games until my friend’s bicycle broke down in the middle of a road. What even.

#56.Glow in the dark bubbles.

This was a Pinterest fail. Nothing – literally nothing – happened. I poured the glow stick solution into the bubble mix & blowed some bubbles, but they were just ordinary ones. They didn’t glow. Sad.

#34.Ding Dong Ditch.

This was kinda fun. I was walking around the neighbourhood with my friends & out of nowhere we decided to attempt this. Heeheehee.

I won’t be on much in the coming few months, so I’ve scheduled a bunch of posts. I’ll try to come on a few times though, to check the comments & stuff. So comment, my adorable pommes de terre! 😉

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Until next time,
Briar

What I want to do before I turn 20.

I made a list of all the things I’d like to accomplish before I turn 20.

  • Learn to drive.
  • Vote
  • Have an unforgettable (mis)adventure.
  • Take a photo of myself that I truly like.
  • Become an expert in something.
  • Get rid of stage fright.
  • Learn to sew.
  • Go to my dream college.
  • Complete a 30 day challenge.
  • Donate blood.
  • Pull an epic all-nighter (& live to tell the tale).
  • Break a limb.
  • Find a signature nail colour.
  • Major hair change. HELLA MAJOR.
  • Become self dependant.
  • Mentor someone.
  • 10 (or more) random acts of kindness.
  • Do something spontaneous.
  • Invent a new word.

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Until next time,
Briar

À la plage.

Hello everybody! Last week, I was at my sister’s place, which happens to be near the beach.
I did a few bucket list items there.
#7. Pull an all-nighter.
This one was kind of a fail, but I’m not willing to attempt another all-nighter, so I’ll count this one. I did this the night before/on which I was supposed to leave for my sister’s place. Up until 3.30 am (which was when I was supposed to “wake up”) I listened to music & kinda zoned out. Then I “woke up”, got dressed, & left for the airport. By the time I got into the plane, it was already 6.15 am, which was when my all-nighter officially got completed. Yay.

#12. Build a sandcastle.
We attempted to make a sandcastle without buckets & shovels, & this was the outcome.

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Voila!

#54. See the sunrise.
We set our alarms for 5 am as the sunrise was to be at 5:47 am (we googled it). We finally got out of bed at about 5:15, & we left the house a bit after 5:30, which resulted in us reaching the beach just in the nick of time (walking to the beach that’s the closest to the house takes 15 minutes).

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While heading to the beach.

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Fossa ooh!

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Fossa aah!

After watching the sunrise we had breakfast at a 24-hour restaurant at the seaside. It was great.

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#4.Go bowling. 

We went mini bowling at the local arcade. It was quite fun (except for the part that I didn’t win).

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The ball was so tiny!

Afterwards we played air hockey. And then we attempted to play a car racing game in which we couldn’t quite understand the objective.


Here are some other pictures from the trip-

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tried to take a tumblr-esque picture.

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On the boat to the beach.

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tryin’ to be artsy.

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prettyyy.

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I think this was a river?

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Until next time,
Briar

My Summer Playlist – 2015

‘Tis my summer playlist so far – with loadsa HSM 2. Hee.

  • Mason Jar – Smallpools
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk ft. Pharrel Williams
  • Turn Up the Music – Chris Brown
  • Starships – Nicki Minaj
  • Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  • Rude – Magic!
  • Fancy – Iggy Azalea ft. Charlie XCX
  • Earned It – The Weekend
  • Sugar – Maroon 5
  • Time of Our Lives – Pitbull
  • Bad Girls – M.I.A.
  • Loving You Tonight – Andrew Allen
  • Everything at Once – Lenka
  • You Make My Dreams – Hall & Oates
  • We Come Running – Youngblood Hawke
  • Pressure – Youngblood Hawke
  • I Lived – One Republic
  • Best Day of my Life – American Authors
  • Sweet Disposition – The Temper Trap
  • Runaway – Crywolf & Ianborg
  • Latch – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
  • Stockholm Syndrome – One Direction
  • Voodoo Doll – 5SOS
  • What I Like About You – 5SOS
  • American Idiot – 5SOS
  • Greenlight – 5SOS
  • Black Magic – Little Mix
  • Troublemaker – Olly Murs ft. Flo Rida
  • Mmm Yeah – Austin Mahone ft. Pitbull
  • Carry You – Union J
  • Cool Kids – Echosmith
  • Worth It – Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink
  • Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj
  • Pursuit of Happiness – Kid Cudi ft. MGMT
  • Live My Life – Far East Movement
  • You Are the Music in Me – High School Musical 2
  • Fabulous – High School Musical 2
  • What Time Is It – High School Musical 2
  • Gotta Go My Own Way – High School Musical 2
  • Everyday – High School Musical 2
  • All For One – High School Musical 2
  • Work This Out – High School Musical 2
  • I Don’t Dance – High School Musical 2

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Until next time,
Briar

Blue pancakes, homemade ice cream & more

Hello everybody! Here is the much-procrastinated summer bucket list update post!

#58. Make coca cola lip balm.

I saw this on YouTube back in February & decided to put it on my summer bucket list (I have no idea why). I made the container, & then attempted to make the lip balm cola flavoured. BIG FAIL.

The lip balm now smells like an artificially flavoured fruit salad. Oh well.
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#60. Make a washer necklace.

This is the first item that I attempted this summer, & I think the necklace turned out pretty well. It’s one of my favourite colours too!

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The front.

The back (it has my initials!)

The back (it has my initials.)

#18. Make homemade ice-cream.

I made this with Pancake Monarch the other night.

The instructions said to add in vanilla essence, milk & sugar into a small ziploc bag & then put it into a larger ziploc bag that’s filled with ice & rock salt. I tried trusting my non-existent cooking senses (what was I even thinking?) & didn’t measure the vanilla essence, which resulted in a foul tasting vanilla “ice-cream”.

Ugh, I’m an idiot.

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In the bag.

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End product.

 

#15. Make purple pancakes.

As you can see, this isn’t even remotely purple.

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I didn’t have any red food colouring, so I tried using “Orange Red”, & the batter turned a hideous greenish-purple. I added in lots of blue food colour to turn it back into blue.

The morning ended with attempting to make the pancakes look appetizing by adding on vanilla ice cream & chocolate syrup & Pancake Monarch saying, “What were you even trying to do?

I’ve done a few more things from the list apart from these. A post about those will be up soon! 🙂

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Until next time,
Briar

Update on my summer so far.

Hello everybody! My summer break started a little less than a week ago, & I’ve started doing stuff from my summer bucket list.. I haven’t got to the interesting items yet as I’ve planned to do most of them with my friends or Pancake Monarch (she’s my cousin, you might have read about her in last year’s posts).

First of all, my friends & I haven’t been able to meet up properly since the summer break started, because our schedules clash. We’re working on that. Second, Pancake Monarch isn’t here yet (her school hasn’t closed yet). So….yeah. Sad.

I attempted to make fried ice cream, but it was a MAJOR FAIL. I’d wrapped up the ice cream in egg batter & cornflakes & put it into the freezer to set before frying. Then, a ginormous thunderstorm came, messed with the electric wires, & the power went out for about 5 hours. Obviously, the ice cream melted. I’m still wondering what to do with the mixture of vanilla ice cream, eggs & cornflakes. Hmm.

Expect a post about the completed items sometime later in this week.

Ciao for now 🙂

Briar