Monday 31 December 2018

December 2018 Faves

What a year and month it has been! Work has been manic all month with people food shopping for the big day! I've caught up with a bunch of friends over the month, and have been well and truly spoiled with presents. Not a bad year overall, but I know 2019 will be a lot better.

Anyway, hope you're all well, and here are my monthly faves!

I am so obsessed with this song right now. Lots of 90's references, and the song is just contagious to listen to. I've had it on repeat in my car for weeks now, and cannot stop myself dancing to it in the traffic!

TV Show
It's been hard to mention a show I've not already said so far this year, but The Flash is one I've really enjoyed watching this month - plus how amazing was that Elseworlds crossover?? I am a huge fan of this show, mainly due to Cisco and Kaitlyn.

I have almost made it to the end of my Marvel marathon, so I have to mention this amazing film once more. Taika Waititi is a freaking genius with this movie. It's so funny in a number of places. The music is one of my fave of the MCU films so far, and the casting - amazing. Plus, these posters of all the cast are so beautiful.

Fave picture of the month is this one of my three fave Disney Princesses, on my Christmas tree! I bought these about 3 or so years ago, and have hung them on the tree each year for my little touch of Disney!

How has your December, and the end of the year been, and what are your faves from the categories above? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday 28 December 2018

What I Got For Christmas 2018

I had an amazing Christmas and festive period with my friends and family, and before the New Year rolls in, I wanted to do a final post about Christmas, in the form of a WIGFC post!

Disclaimer: I'm not trying to brag or show off, I just wanted to share these as I like to see what other people got themselves! So please link me you yours if you've done a similar post, so I can be nosey!

I was spoiled beyond belief and am so grateful for everything I received from my friends and family. What did you get for Christmas? Let me know on twitter on in the comments if you've done a post/vlog about your gifts! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Tuesday 25 December 2018


I hope you all have a fantastic day, and that Santa has bought you some really awesome goodies! If anyone is planning on doing a 'Christmas Haul' over the next few weeks - please let me know as I love seeing what everyone gets - yes I'm nosey!

I'm spending the day with my Dad's family as usual, and seeing my Mum this morning, so it's all a-go here at the Tania Michele household! I hope you all have a super day with your family, friends, or anyone else you are with for the day. Speak to you all on Friday, as I'm having a couple days away from the blogosphere!

Stay safe and, Merry Christmas!

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Monday 24 December 2018

2018 Goals Review!

It's been six whole months of 2018 - honestly, where has it gone? I've had a rocky one thus far, but hoping the last six months are going to be better! As it's the middle of the year, I thought it was due time, to check over my goals for the year, and see how I've got on. The original post was the first post of the year, and then I checked in during the year, and had not done so well.

I can already say that I know I've done crap, but pushing forward into the new year, I'll try and do better!...

Personal Goals
  1. Finish writing my book!
    • I got the first chapter done and that was it. 
  2. Lose 2 stone in weight
    • Lost 8lbs
  3. Keep doing the 52 Week Savings Challenge
    • Gave up with this about 6 weeks in. Lost motivation!
  4. See 6 films at the cinema ✔
    • 7/6 -  I've seen The Greatest Showman, Black Panther, Deadpool 2, and Avengers: Infinity War, Mamma Mia, Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World 2.
  5. Visit somewhere new
    • If a friend's new house counts, then yes!
  6. Read two books
    • Managed one!
  7. Do something off my 30 before 30 List
    • ✔#20 is a marvel marathon, which I am currently a few films off from finishing!
    • ✔ #15 Met Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor, who have worked on the Harley Quinn comics!
    • ✔ #25 I have lost about 10lbs since January, so I'll take that!
  8. Start filming, and taking pictures more often
    • Really sucked here. I've had some really bad mental health months, so filming and picture taking has basically halted, and didn't pick up near the end of the year either.
  9. Stop complaining so much
    • Maybe 10% better here...
  10. Do two more fizzy drink bans for 30 days ✔
    • I did a 32 day streak in April, and then started again in May and have maybe had 10 fizzy drinks since May 1st. I'm all about water now and can easily do 3 litres per day! 
Blog Goals
  1. 1200 Bloglovin followers - ❌ 1128 right now
  2. 6500 Twitter followers - ❌ I had a huge clear out of who I was following, and that lost me 700 followers over 4 months. Down to 5349. 
  3. 1100 Instagram followers - ❌ This is so laughable. I'm at 900.
  4. 550 YouTube subscribers - ❌ 500. Hit this in November!
  5. 400 Facebook page likes -❌ 337 at the moment!
  6. 350,000 total blog page views -  335,546 Hit this back at the start of August! 
  7. Post 3 times each week -  I did this January through March, and then took a break, but I did it!
  8. Allow myself 2 weeks off from blogging - twice this year -  I had about 2 months a week away from blogging for my sanity and MH. 
  9. Take part in more Twitter blog chats - ❌ 
  10. Work with more brands this year -  I've worked with three new brands so far this year, so very happy with that!

I have done so badly with these goals this year! How have you  done with your goals for the year? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday 21 December 2018

My Fave Pictures Of 2018

I have honestly been so crap at taking pictures and videos this year, it's a miracle I actually have some faves to share at all! I had a few very bad mental health months in the second quarter of the year, so I sadly missed a lot of opportunities for memory making - but I've got better as the year progressed.

So here they are, the pictures that show some of my 2018!

These are all things that have made me smile this year, may it be an event or just a new planner! What pictures make up your year? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Thursday 20 December 2018

Super Fun Activities to Build Your Team Spirit*

You have always thought of yourself as a huge team player who loves getting to know other people at work, in your friendship group and during your other social activities. Team spirit has always been a fundamental part of developing as a well rounded person, so you’re thrilled to be involved with organizing team building activities with your colleagues. Whether you’re all going out together for a party or trying to figure out a tricky puzzle, there are many ways that you can build team spirit amongst the people you work with every day. If you have been elected to decide on the next super fun activity for your team to undertake together, then consider some of the following options.

Treasure Hunts
If you are ready to see a whole load of competitiveness come bursting out of your colleagues, then you should definitely consider a treasure hunt. You could spend a lot of time trying to map out ideas all by yourself or you could contact Cluego team building to help organize your corporate treasure hunt. You will be able to work together in teams in order to collect certain information, visit specific places and get to the finish line before anybody else. This is an excellent way to reignite the child within you and have some fun whilst building team spirit.

Food and Drinks
When you work in a close knit team sometimes the best bonding experience happens over a delicious dinner and a few fancy cocktails after work. Book a table at a local restaurant and get everybody together for an evening full of amazing dishes, delectable wine and laughter. You will soon be able to learn information about people you never knew before, as this type of activity will allow people’s inhibitions to be lowered.

A group of young, vibrant and enthusiastic workers should definitely consider partaking in a sports event to build their team spirit. Whether you try out a baseball tournament or try out football at the local park, there are so many fun filled sporting activities you can enjoy as a group. You will be sure to bring out some of the competitive streaks in some people as well, so be prepared to get your game face on!

Cooking Classes
There are so many ways you can all get creative as a team and learn more about one another. An awesome idea that will actually give you a lot of practical skills to utilize in the future would be corporate cooking classes. It doesn’t matter what type of skill level you are at in the kitchen; you will all receive the same coaching together. You might even need to work together to create delicious dishes so the team spirit can carry on building during the class.

No matter what your job is right now, there really is nothing more enjoyable that getting to know your colleagues really well. Enjoying these super fun activities and building your team spirit will bring you together as one cohesive group that always works well as a group.

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Wednesday 19 December 2018

December Wishlist

I've been having a bit of a Chris Evans fix the past few weeks, all down to re-watching all of the MCU films! So that might be what influenced a lot of this list! Tad late to get any of these for Christmas, but can happily wait until the new year to get them. With Christmas coming in a few days time, I'm not really after anything in particular this month, as I know I have a few goodies coming!

What things would you like at the last minute as a Christmas present? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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