Growing Flowers For My Wedding?! My Project

Hi! Today, I am rather excited to share with you all the first video in a series that I plan on making all about how to grow your own wedding flowers- after all that is what I am attempting to do.

Where I live there are absolutely no local flower farms and so I decided to grow my own flowers for ethical and environmental reasons. Last year was the year of the rose and there are now 36 David Austin and historical rose varieties in the ground, but this year it is all about sowing annuals and getting everything prepared for my summer wedding.

Even if you think that you have no green thumb at all, it is such a great idea to grow your own flowers if you have a tiny piece of land with no future plan for it. It is never too soon to start and I hope you join me in this experiment of mine, which could leave my wedding flowerless :D. Hope you all have a great day and I would love to hear from all of you.

Please let me know if you have any experience with growing your own cut flowers for an event or wedding, I’d love to hear all about it.

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Nail Art- Why do we do it?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about why people are drawn to nail art? Is it an expression of creativity, a way to beautify ourselves or just an activity most partake in to de-stress? In any case, there was no better group to go to other than the We Love Nail Art group on G+, with more than a million people logged in to the community, in the search for some answers?

Interesting facts to share about the origin of nail polish and nail art:

  • Nail polish originated in China as early as 3000 BC and was made with ingredients such as beeswax, egg whites and vegetable dies.
  • The creation of modern day nail polish was actually inspired by automobile paint and Revlon was the first established nail polish brand.
  • It looks like 2012 was the year where most went nail polish crazy, bumping up the sales to a whooping $768 million which was a 32% increase compared to the year before.

And now for the actual survey, also, please, feel free to partake in it if you are signed into your google account.

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My Steps To Starting A Youtube Channel

Hi! How to start Youtube? Well, that is a question that I have been asking myself for a very long time. My first attempt at creating a channel was perhaps 3 years ago when I posted a video of a hair tutorial, then I quickly deleted the video because I was a bit too camera shy and thought nail art videos would be a better idea. Hey, at least now the world only sees my hands instead of my face. It felt safer, but after some time, it starting feeling tedious and too safe. I put myself in a box without knowing about it and no longer could find an easy way out. This time around, I hope to really stick to something that I not only enjoy but am eager to share.

 

My plan to follow for Youtube:

  1. Idea. Having a youtube channel just for the sake of having one, gets exhausting.
  2. have some equipment. In my case, it was time to upgrade, I only had a tiny Canon poin and shoot camera and one DSLR without any video mode, that meant getting some gear.
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10 Promises to Make To Yourself For a Great 2016

This year, 2016, is going to be amazing! I know that in my last post, I stated that I had no resolutions for 2016, but longed to give myself the freedom to be the best possible version of who I think I can be and hoped to really fulfill that dream. So when I said that, I honestly didn’t know, what it truly meant for me at the time. After mulling it over for the last few days and really taking the time to understand who I really want to be, I realized that it was honestly about adjusting my mindset and asking myself the difficult questions.

  1. Redefine What I Perceive as Success-
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Hello 2016!

Hello, there 2016. We have had only 4 days so far to get acquainted, but I have a feeling that we are going to be great friends.

Often times, when making big changes in life we look for a sign or some kind of a starting point marked by a special date, let the new year be exactly that… I’ve already missed 4 days to officially wish you all a wonderful 2016. I hope it is filled with love, laughter and adventure!

My new philosophy to live by in 2016 is FREEDOM. I hope to give myself the freedom to take steps to become the person I want to and think I can be. It starts with no concrete resolutions, but a HOPE. I must admit that the last years have been very trying for me and for one reason or another often began with a sense of deep-rooted quilt. It stemmed from plans I left unfulfilled and the feeling of failure that resulted in. I refuse to let that have a hold on me any longer and promise myself to truly make the most of 2016. He is to being free, to being you!

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Hi! Today, I am rather excited to share with you all the first video in a series that I plan on making all about how to grow your own wedding flowers- after all, that is what I am attempting to do.

Where I live there are absolutely no local flower farms and so I decided to grow my own flowers for ethical and environmental reasons. Last year was the year of the rose and there are now 36 David Austin and historical rose varieties in the ground, but this year it is all about sowing annuals and getting everything prepared in time for my summer wedding.

Even if you think that you have no green thumb at all, it is such a great idea to grow your own flowers! If you have a tiny piece of land with no future plan for it, I assure you a rose bush would greatly benefit it. It is never too soon to start and I hope you join me in this experiment of mine, which could leave my wedding flowerless :D. Hope you all have a great day and I would love to hear from all of you.

Please let me know if you have any experience with growing your own cut flowers for an event or wedding, I’d love to hear all about it.

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Lately, I’ve been thinking about why people are drawn to nail art? Is it an expression of creativity, a way to beautify ourselves or just an activity most partake in to de-stress? In any case, there was no better group to go to other than the We Love Nail Art group on G+, where more than a million nail polishaholics are logged in to the community, in the search for some answers.

Before we start here are 3 interesting facts I wanted to share with you about the origin of nail polish and nail art:

  • Nail polish originated in China as early as 3000 BC and was made with ingredients such as beeswax, egg whites and vegetable dies.
  • The creation of modern day nail polish was actually inspired by automobile paint and Revlon was the first established nail polish brand.
  • It looks like 2012 was the year where most went nail polish crazy, bumping up the sales to a whooping $768 million which was a 32% increase compared to the year before.

To give you an idea of something I found out… did you know that the majority of people who answered stated that they paint their nails 1-2 times a month, followed by a close second of 0 times a month? It turns out, nail art is actually something that the majority of us just enjoy taking in visually without putting in the time and work. That may be the secret of why nail art blogs are super popular!

What about the fact that to the majority, color is the main thing they factor in when buying nail polish, disregarding the brand, chemicals and other major key factors? Let me know how you would answer and join in this big nail polish survey- you will only see the results once you join in.

Nail Polish Survey- Nail Art

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 How to revamp/rebrand a Youtube channel? Well, that is a question that I have been asking myself for a very long time. My first attempt at creating a channel was perhaps 3 years ago when I posted a video of a hair tutorial, then I quickly deleted the video because I was a bit too camera shy and thought nail art videos would be a better idea. Hey, at least now the world only sees my hands instead of my face. It felt safer, but after some time, it starting feeling tedious and too safe. I put myself in a box without knowing about it and no longer could find an easy way out. This time around, I hope to really stick to something that I not only enjoy but am also eager to share.

If you have dreamt of starting to make Youtube videos, or are now looking to move out of that niche (ditch) you carved out for yourself, perhaps this will be of help… There are many good reasons to starting a Youtube channel. One of them being the fact that Youtube and video making is an incredible creative outlet. There are probably very few activities or jobs in which you can build an online community so quickly, get to know amazing people and share your ideas while maintaining creative privilege and being your own boss. All of these pros actually translate into a lot of work, probably a lot more than you anticipate, but I am sure that it is worth the challenge.

My steps for revamping my Youtube channel:

  1. Be honest with yourself and your subscriber base that you have built. Do not be afraid to tell them that you are looking to branch out a little bit more and the content will be changing. The best way to do this is by filming a little video telling them your reasons for moving on to something different and letting them know what it is they are signed up for from here on out. Do not leave your audience confused, or they may have good reason to start jumping ship.
  2. Define your idea and nichePrior to filming an introduction to your new video content, brainstorm what it is you want to share with the world. Write down a list of your hobbies and try coming up with as many video ideas as you can for those. If you are knowledgeable in a specific area, chances are that you will have a lot to say and you will actually be sharing something you already love doing. If you really can not come up with anything, look at your YouTube subscriptions, or check out the videos that you have in your favorites/liked section. This may give you an idea of the content you enjoy watching and it could inspire you to find your own voice.
  3. Plan. A good plan will save you many sleepless nights or anxiety for the times you start feeling uninspired or burnt out. Take your brainstormed ideas and start thing about execution. Come up with fun ways to deliver your message or creative shots to include in the video. Write down as much as you can down right away.
  4. Schedule. Consistency is key with YouTube content so it is  crucial you create a timeline and work schedule as soon as possible. Letting your audience know when they can expect to receive new content from you and actually delivering builds trust. Avoid trying to wing it and do as much work you possibly can in advance.
  5. Engage and get feedback. Do not start to panic if you suddenly see a drop in your subscriber count. Instead, devote your time to engaging with those who stayed. The personal aspect of YouTube is what drives most people to their computer screens instead of their TV. Focus on relationships and cultivating a positive creative environment for yourself and your subscribers. Once people start getting an idea of what it is you are offering, more will commit and click that subscribe button.

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This year, 2016, is going to be amazing! I know that in my last post, I stated that I had no resolutions for 2016, but longed to give myself the freedom to be the best possible version of who I think I can be and hoped to really fulfill that dream. So when I said that, I honestly didn’t know, what it truly meant for me at the time. After mulling it over for the last few days and really taking the time to understand who I really want to be, I realized that it was honestly about adjusting my mindset and asking myself the difficult questions.

  1. Redefine what you perceive as success– as a child, everyone supposedly had a clear answer of what they wanted to be when they grew up, for it was a question often asked by adults. That answer, at least in my case, would change from a week to week basis. Even now in my mid-twenties, I still battle with what it is I want, or more importantly, who I want to be ”once I grow up”. I still tend to approach the world around me with awe and a childlike sense of wonder over the endless possibility. Growing up, in reality, has only resulted in feeling that I am now even closer to heaven and truly can reach for the stars.
  2. Take risks and from now on refer to them as opportunities– getting used to a comfort zone only leads to putting yourself in a box.
  3. Have the courage to pursue your dreams– identifying core values and what it is that you really want to be doing  takes balls.
  4. Be your number 1 fan instead of the critic– you failed? Great! Stand up, dust yourself off and give yourself a little pep talk because that only means one thing, it all just got even more interesting and you have found yourself facing a challenge (ahem, I meant to say adventure).
  5. Explore– learn more about the world and yourself. Challenge your ideas, ideals and identity…

No matter where life may lead you or where you might find yourself, never forget to embrace the good…

New Year Goals and Resolutions

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Hello, 2016! We have had only 4 days so far to get acquainted, but I have a feeling that we are going to be great friends.

Often times, when making big changes in life we look for a sign or some kind of a starting point marked by a special date, let the new year be exactly that… I’ve already missed 4 days to officially wish you all a wonderful 2016. I hope it is filled with love, laughter and adventure!

My new philosophy to live by in 2016 is FREEDOM. I hope to give myself the freedom to take steps to become the person I want to and think I can be. It starts with no concrete resolutions, but HOPE. I must admit that the last years have been very trying for me and for one reason or another they often began with a sense of deep-rooted quilt. It stemmed from plans I left unfulfilled and the feeling of failure that resulted in. I refuse to let that have a hold on me any longer and promise myself to truly make the most of 2016. Here is to being free, to being you!

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