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It’s already a month into summer! How have you been spending it? Don’t regret a single minute of it and let it go to waste!

LIVE IT! You’ll never get it back~

This morning, I saw a tweet about Taurus’ (I’m not a ridiculous believer in horoscopes, but it’s fun from time to time!)

It said, “You cannot tell a #Taurus to stay at home” (@XSTROLOGY)

I found this amusing. It’s a bit true to me personally, especially for this summer. I refuse to stay in my house and be bored and unproductive for even a single day because it’ll drive me nuts (even when I stay home, I clean or take photos). Don’t be that person who SAYS the things you want to do … but doesn’t end up doing it.

Seeing a friend of mine, SummerGal 101, write a post about her summer motivation (http://lola455567.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/summer-of-motivation/) and making a bucketlist was simply inspiring~

“What do you want to have accomplished by the end of your summer?”

Don’t think of it as a major pressure to do “extraordinary” things, but rather, have a highlight to your day, something that you enjoyed as small as it may be~

So far, I’m enjoying my summer already!

  • Working as much as possible (while looking for another job)
  • Late night days at coffee catching up with old friends for HOURS
  • Lots and lots of photoshoots
  • Going to Centre Island
  • Summer school (Photography 1, woohoo!)
  • Actually watched a hockey game
  • Set off fireworks for Victoria Day
  • Planning movie marathons
  • Planning a road trip to Alberta to visit a friend
  • Booking off vacation time for the first time in my life!
  • Explore the city
  • Create personal projects
  • Finding new places to go to
  • A bit of clubbing and partying here and there~
  • Going to high park to see the Cherry Blossoms
  • Photographing concerts with the old volunteer team
  • Working in a darkroom again for the first time in years
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Thrifting adventures

What will you do this summer?

Make a promise to yourself and keep it~

xoxo Dana

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  • Shirt- From my mothers closet
  • Cardigan- Club Monaco ($15)
  • Pants- Old Navy ($12 online)
  • Belt- Le Chateau ($8)
  • Bracelets- Forever 21 ($5)

I made a facebook photography page! Maybe anyone wants to check it out? http://www.facebook.com/BrittanyArjunePhotography IMG_2756

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xoxo Dana

  • It feels like a lifetime since I last blogged! Whoaaaaaa nelly!
  • I haven’t been keeping up with my fashion challenge OR my YouTube challenge
  • Why am I so unmotivated lately?!
  • I have a million posts that I wanna write … why haven’t I gotten on that?! BAD DANA!
  • I’M SORRY WORDPRESS, I AM! BUT I STILL KEEP UP WITH OTHER PEOPLES BLOGS; READING THEM ALL THE TIME!

Besides’ all of those pointless things I just mentioned, I wanted to ask something!

When I get a notification for a new follower (which makes me literally squeal and bounce around in sheer happiness like a dork), am I the ONLY one who actually goes through THEIR blog, read all the posts, like and comment and follow back?

I can’t REALLY be the ONLY one who does this … right … ? I feel like it’s a good way to be a ‘loyal’ blogger (my failed logic)

xoxo Dana

I haven’t been doing many DIY’s, fashion or photography posts lately due to lack creativity and laziness. However, I came across this fashion challenge that I thought would help me out a bit! I plan on starting it soon & I’ll have all the posts in it’s own tab on my blog. It seems like a fun challenge! Have a look!

Flying Saucer’s Selina’s Fashion Blogger Challenge. Have a look at her original post here.

1st. Your wardrobe
2nd. You have the most…
3rd. Something you’re wearing for the first time
4th. Your favourite print
5th. Your best bargain
6th. Something out of your comfort zone but you love it
7th. A special occassion outfit
8th. Something you forget you have but love
9th. The item at the top of your wishlist
10th. Cute tights
11th. Your spring essential
12th. The outfit you’ve had the best times in
13th. Your lazy day at home with style (in front of your housemates/bf/visitor) outfit
14th. The item that was hardest to hunt down/buy
15th. Nail art/your favourite polish and your nail varnish collection
16th. A customised item
17th. Something you wear when it’s sunny
18th. Your brightest lipstick
19th. An article of clothing/jewellery that instantly makes you feel great
20th. Shoes you love but hardly wear
21st. Something that is your favourite brand
22nd. A piece of clothing or jewelry that was a gift
23rd. Something from your favourite store
24th. The item that brings all the boys to the yard
25th. A totally YOU outfit
26th. What’s in your bag
27th. Inspired by your style icon
28th. Something everyone has now
29th. Face of the day
30th. Pretty hair
31st. The thing you’re obsessed with at the moment!

Anyone else up to it? if you are, be sure to let me know! I’d love to see your posts on it!

xoxo Dana

I’m the type of girl that if I don’t write it out in some form, I won’t bother pursuing the goals I have in mind.

Since summer’s started, I’ve noticed a few things about myself, more of it being changes that I need to take initiative on!

  • Replace Coke/Pepsi (with either water, orange juice or ice tea!)
  • Eating proper meals (I don’t eat 3 full meals anymore. Bad me!)
  • Eating healthy (Oh, the hardest one of them all!)

I think of this as a personal post to myself! If I can make a commitment to blog every week, I can do this too … right?

The key is to keep it short, simple, and sweet. Makes it feel like it’s easier to accomplish!

xoxo Dana

If there’s one thing I’ve been doing this summer is BEING OCCUPIED.  Doing something, rather than nothing.

I’ve always been one to say, there should always be at LEAST one highlight in your day, every day. Even if it’s THE most simplest thing ever.

I try to do something every day, whether it’s cleaning, drawing, ect. Some of the things I have done so far ranged from:

  • making a blog! (finally something that uses my computer time effectively!)
  • making a nacho sauce (looked weird but tasted good!)
  • creating an OOTD video spontaneously
  • take photos all day
  • research a specific topic
  • read as much in one day
  • create outfits
  • create personal projects
  • started making up designs to revamp my room
  • clean/Organize my room/workspace

Sure I try to go out with my friends, see family or go out to dinners in between my work schedule, but it’s nice to dedicate some sort of “thing” per day. I feel more accomplished and it feels like I’m dedicating myself to something new every day.

I feel like I’m much better now at motivating myself to get up and do stuff compared to a few years back where I would clean my room at a snails pace because my mother made me.

Thinking back on a lot of my previous summers when I wasn’t working, I really wasted them! I would literally be on the computer ALL DAY.

I relied on my mom when she had her vacation time because she was always motivated to be doing something no matter what! She hated the idea of any of her vacation time being wasted by being in the house, and I love her for that! I can see that she’s really rubbed off on me!

HAPPY SUMMER!

xoxo Dana

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