New Year’s Resolutions

Heyhey,

First of all: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! even though it’s already the 8th of January. Three months ago I made a blog post saying that I’m back and that I would be posting a lot more. Guess what? I failed. I haven’t been able to write for my blog and it really sucks. I’m just so busy with school. I definitely want to make 2017 MY BLOG YEAR so I came up with the idea to make a New Year’s Resolutions blog post, just like the other 300 billion bloggers out there on the internet lol. I feel like writing it down and push the publish button makes it real and I hope it gets me motivated to really stick to them. SO let’s get starteeeed!!

  1. This must come as a surprise to you, but I am going to UPLOAD A BLOG POST EVERY SINGLE MONTH. That’s my first goal. If it’s going very well and if I have enough time, I will be uploading more, but at least one blog post a month is my goal for now.
  2. EAT MORE PIZZA and try new recipes. Definitely the easiest resolution, except for the recipes. If you (know someone who has) have a foodblog, please let me know. I really want to try new food.
  3. Be more positive. It sounds so cliche, but I really want to BE MORE POSITIVE about everything. Even though my friends tell me I’m already quite positive, I want to bring positivity to the people around me, so it will be easier for me to be positive aswell.
  4. CARE LESS. This might sounds weird, but let me explain. I want to care less about the things that are not important to ME and I want to care MORE about the things that are important to me. Because sometimes my mind just exploses. I think I cared to much in 2016 about things I shouldn’t even have to care about and I don’t want to do that anymore in 2017. Writing it down makes it look selfish, but that’s not my intention ofcourse 😉 .
  5. Getting more ORGANIZED. Like my whole life needs to get organized. I think I might make a few blog posts about my organizing progress this year.
  6. READ MORE. I absolutely love reading, but because of my busy scheduele (work, school, sport) I don’t have a lot of time for reading. Right now I have like 15 books on my bookshelf that I haven’t read yet.
  7. Give myself more ME TIME. This might sound a little bit silly because you’re already 24/7 with yourself, but I think you know what I mean. I want more time for myself to relax: to read, to take a bath, to watch movies/series, to make my mind clear etc.
  8. This is my last resolution: ENJOY the things I’m doing more. I don’t know how it happend, but I actually ‘lost’ a lot of my excitement for when I’m doing things like (little) trips, celebrating Christmas, hanging out with friends and kind of everything a ‘normal’ person would or could be really excited about. Maybe it isn’t just me: please let me know if you’re struggling with the same thing. I want to be as excited as I used to be for such things. I think this is my hardest resolution, because I don’t know where to start. But I hope I will succeed this one the most out of all my resolutions.

Pffff… that are a lot resolutions to stick to, but I will SLAY this. I hope you liked this and that this inspired you. I think I will make an update about this blog in July. Let me know what your New Year’s Resolutions are 🙂

Love you! Taklives xx

I’m back

Heyhey,

It’s been three months since my last blog post. I went on vacation. I will make a blog post about that next week. After I got back from vacation, I had to go back to school 😦 It was the start of a new school year, my last year on high school, YAY! So that’s where I wanted to focus on first. I got my first 6 tests back and all my grades were really good, what means that I’m back to blogging.

I’ve been offline for a little while and when I looked on my blog, after 2 months, I saw that I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by http://www.halesaaw.com (check her out, she’s amazing!!)

There are some rules for if you are nominated:

  1. Write a post to show your award
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you (that’s me, taklives, YAY)
  3. Give a brief story about why you started blogging
  4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers
  5. Nominate 15 other bloggers for the award

Okay, let’s get started!!

Why did I start blogging?

When I was little, I used to write stories down on papers. I always wanted to be a writer. At the age of ten, I started to write a book on a computer: 86 pages. I stopped writing when I went to high school, because I was too busy with making homework. When I was about thirteen years, I started to read online blogs. I really enjoyed reading them and I thought: that’s what I want to do as well. I started a little blog, I can’t remember the name of it, but I didn’t had much inspiration for blog posts and I didn’t had enough time to make them. About half a year ago, I thought: Why shouldn’t I try it again? So I did. This time I wanted to write weekly. So I did. I wanted to take a lot of pictures with my new camera. I did. I wanted to have a lot of ideas and inspiration to write down and to write about. I did. And I do still enjoy this so much. Even though I only have posted five blog posts, I have so many ideas and posts to come. I’m really excited for it and I hope you guys too. I’m still working on my English grammar (English isn’t my first language, if you hadn’t noticed already).

My two tips to new bloggers:

  1. Only start blogging when you really enjoy doing it. Don’t start blogging because you want to make money out of it or because you want to become famous. Do it for yourself, as a hobby. Be yourself. Be unique. Write about things you love. Don’t copy other bloggers.
  2. Take pictures to make your blog posts happier and more fun. (But only if you enjoy taking pictures of course)

 

The 15 amazing and lovely bloggers who I’ve nominated are:

  1. https://saturdayonwednesday.com/
  2. https://imanandchloe.com/
  3. http://fashionedbypluche.blogspot.nl/
  4. https://lifeasaditi.wordpress.com/
  5. http://113thingstosay.com/
  6. http://livelifefullyalive.com/
  7. https://xtomboyx.wordpress.com/
  8. http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com/
  9. http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.nl/
  10. http://www.thethirtysomethinglife.com/
  11. http://thatswhatsupblog.com/
  12. https://itsnira7.wordpress.com/
  13. https://justmybliss.blogspot.nl/
  14. https://makeupfoundry.com/
  15. https://thequeencenterxo.wordpress.com/

 

Good luck!!!!!

Love you, xx

Upgrade!?

Heyhey,

So I haven’t uploaded a blog post in a little while, so I decided to write a little blog post for you guys. I started this blog about 1 to 2 months ago and I really enjoy making these blog posts. But, as you may already have noticed, my blog post is really boring and the lay out isn’t that nice. That’s going to change 🙂 I’m going on vacation in 2 weeks, so I will be making a lot of pictures, because that’s what I love to do. I’m going to make a header and a cute profile image. Also, I really want to upgrade this blog to premium, but I’m really broke so I guess that has to wait a little bit longer…

There is one little something I want to say about my blog. I absolutely love to make blog posts and as long as I enjoy making them, I am going to keep making them. I hope you enjoy my blog as much as I enjoy making them. My dream goal is to write a book, and I hope that’s going to happen. If I am going to write and upload things on my blog for over half a year, I think I might start writing a book and maybe my dream will come true. As I’m writing this, I realize there is no point in what I just wrote, but it’s just a little note to myself that I wanted to share with you. Maybe there is a little message behind it: follow your dreams and if you work hard enough, they will come true. I am going to write a book and I want it to be finished at the end of 2017 and I am going to take you with me onto my journey. (I’m not going to write my book in English, because that’s not my native language what you could’ve noticed from my grammar mistakes, lol)

Please share your tips or hacks about blogs, based on your experiences, so we can help each other to make a better and nicer blog. And besides that, comment your dream and how you are going to achieve it!

Love you, xx

My fave books

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As you may already know… IT’S OFFICIALLY SUMMER! Even though the weather doesn’t show that yet… School is almost over, what means I don’t have to make homework, what means I don’t have stress anymore, what means that I’m going on vacation, what means I can do whatever I want whenever I want!

Is it just me or do you guys read books on vacation too? I honestly love to read books. When you feel the sun burning onto your skin while you’re getting tanned, your toes in the water and your ass in the sand. Imagine the relaxing rushing sound of water and children building sandcastles. Your brother, (boy/girl)friend, mum or dad bringing you a cold drink while you’re reading your favorite book.

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As I already told you, I love to read. So right now, about 4 weeks before I go on vacation, I’ve already sorted out my books I want to read during my trip. I decided to share a few of these books with you guys. I haven’t read them yet, but I think I’m going to love these books. If you’ve already read these books, please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below ❤

SOOOO, let’s get started!

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The first book I want to talk about is Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, also known as Zoella. I have already read this book and I absolutely loved it. I’ve ordered the following part: Girl Online On Tour, but I haven’t received it yet. The story is about a girl, Penny who is just like me a blogger, but she is a lot more successful than me. She is really clumsy and awkward. As a kind of surprise, her parents take Penny and her gay best friend to the United States, where she meets a boy named Noah. It is a love story between Penny and Noah, but next to that this book is full of life hacks and things to make you more confident. Penny is really anxious, just like Zoe herself, so she writes what to do against anxiousness. Zoe is an absolutely amazing writer. I won’t tell too much about her lovely book. If you want to know where the story is exactly about, I would recommend to buy the book yourself and read it while your toes are in the water and your ass is in the sand 😉 🙂

Next we have the Q&A book, a question a day book. I bought it last January and I still answer a question every day. I’m really curious what my answers are in 5 years comparing to my answers this year. The questions are about literally EVERYTHING; about your favorite food, what you wore today, where you would like to travel next, who you don’t like at the moment etc. And I have to admit that one of the reasons why I bought this, is because it looks absolutely gorgeous!

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The 24th of June: What’s your next social engagement? The 25th of June: Who is your closest companion?

And last but not least I want to introduce you to my favorite writer of all time: John Green. I have read most of his Young Adult Books. My favorite is Looking for Alaska. A lot of people know John Green only because of his bestseller The Fault in Our Stars and I think people should read his books more often. I bought An Abundance Of Katherines about 9 months ago, but because of school I haven’t had time to read it yet 😦 So this book is on the top of my “I-have-to-read-these-books-as-soon-as-possible-because-I-finally-have-time-to-read”-list. I have absolutely no clue where this book is about, but one of my friends told me that she loved the book so I think I will love the book too. If you have read An Abundance Of Katherines please let me know what your thoughts are about it!

Please let me know in the comments what your favorite books are and what you like to do the most during your vacation! Don’t forget to share my blog with your friends 😛

Love you xx

Bucket list things you’ve never heard of

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So last week my first blog post was uploaded and there were actually people who read it. I’m so thankful for that, because I didn’t expect that you guys would read my blog, but I’m so happy you did! Some of my lovely readers even left me a comment ❤

So to move on to my second blog:

Lately I’ve been thinking about making a bucket list, but then I realised that EVERY SINGLE bucket list includes the same things like bungee jumping, meeting a famous person, skydiving, travelling around the world etcetera. I wanted to have some special and non-cliche things that I could add to my very own bucket list. I came up with some really weird, funny and cute ideas and I wanted to share those things with you:

  • Lick your elbow. It sounds really weird, but almost no one can actually lick their elbow. I bet you’re now trying to lick your elbow, but you can’t. Please let me know if you can and post a picture on Twitter/Instagram with #taklives 😛
  • Have a movie marathon for 24 hours without sleeping. Of course you can have a break, some food and drinks. I think I’m going to make a blog post about this one in the future. If I were you, I would watch all Harry Potter, High School Musical, the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings or Fast and Furious movies. I’m already really excited for this one and I’m definitely going to try it out!
  • Organise a perfect picnic with your closest friends. Grab all the lights, blankets, candles and pillows you have and make a cute place to sit and eat. Also, make some delicious and Instagram-worthy food. Oh and don’t forget to bring a portable speaker with you for some music.
  • Try to live one week without social media. People right now are really addicted to social media, me included. I first didn’t realise it at all, until one day when I was at a restaurant and I forgot my phone. I noticed two things. The first thing was that I couldn’t really focus on the conversations with my friends, because I could only think of the fact that I couldn’t like the posts on Instagram and I couldn’t answer to my friends texts. The second thing is that, after I calmed down 😉 , as I looked around in the restaurant, there were a lot of people eating together, but more than 50% was using their phone, my friends (and me if I’d brought my phone) included. I realised that it was such a weird thing. You’re going to a restaurant with your friends and the only thing that the most people do, is talking to other people on their phone. It almost seems like you don’t enjoy your time being with the person you’re eating with. For me, that was the point to put my phone away more often. I never go on my phone again when I’m hanging out with someone, unless it’s for taking pictures. I haven’t tried this one yet, but in the summer, I absolutely will! Sooo, that was enough of serious talking, let’s move onto the next one!
  • Write your own song or make your own movie. Or just do both. This one is one of my favorite bucket list things. It’s like a dream to me to make my own movie. If I could choose any job and I would actually get it, I would choose to be a film director. So to make my own movie, is really something that I want to try before I die and that’s why I’ve put it on my bucket list. I want to write my own song too, but if I do, I want to make one with my best friend. Also I want it to be a funny song, with a really cute video clip. All you’ll need are the weirdest clothes you can find, a camera (you can use your camera on your phone), cute places (or just your room or backyard) I’m 99% sure you’ll have an amazing day with lots of fun and laughs 🙂

Thank you for reading my blog, I really hope you enjoyed it and you’ll actually try one of these things. If you do, please make sure to share it on social media, using #taklives. Let me know what’s on YOUR BUCKET LIST by leaving a comment down below 🙂 .

 

Love you, xx

Easy and healthy breakfast ideas

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I’m soooo excited about my first blog post!!! So I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

Breakfast might be my favorite meal of the day. There are a lot of people who don’t feel like having breakfast, because they get sick of it or they just don’t like to eat in the morning. But I love food so much, that I always feel like eating (sigh…) I like to make a quick and healthy meal in the morning, so I couldn’t think of a reason why not to share my favorite easy and healthy ways to make breakfast!
YOGURT AND FRUIT

This first recipe is so easy to make and really delicious. To make this breakfast you will need:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Blueberries and raspberries (or any other kind of fruit you like)
  • Muesli
  • Honey
  • A bowl
  • A tablespoon

The first step is to grab a bowl to put in your ingredients. I like to put 3 to 4 tablespoons of Greek yogurt in my bowl. Then add the muesli, about 2 to 3 tablespoons. For myself, I like to remove the raisins, because I am going to use blueberries and strawberries instead. Add as much fruit as you like and top it off with some honey, for the sweet flavor.

The thing about this is that it’s really easy to make and it’s really optional. You can add any kind of yogurt, fruits and topping.

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BANANA-PANCAKES

I’m absolutely in love with this breakfast, but it takes a bit more time to make than the first one. This is also a really good recipe to have for lunch. To make these delicious, healthy banana-pancakes you will need:

  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons oatmeal (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Butter or oil, for the pan
  • Honey, (powdered) sugar, fruits or any other toppings

You’ll start by mashing the banana thoroughly with a dinner fork, until it looks like a pudding. Then add the eggs, oatmeal and cinnamon and mix it all together with a fork or tablespoon. You can also do it the easy way, by grabbing a blender and mix it all together until it looks like a pudding (or vomit… I promise you that it tastes a lot better than it looks haha)

After you’ve got your mixture, you have to heat a griddle over medium heat and melt a little butter (or warm a little oil)

The next thing you’re going to do is to drop 2 tablespoons of the mixture onto the hot griddle, for about 1 to 2 minutes. When you’re out of mixture and all your pancakes are ready to eat, you can top your little banana-pancakes with some fruits, honey, powdered sugar or anything else you’d like to put onto your pancakes.

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As you may have noticed, according to the picture, I’m not a really good cook, oops… Actually it doesn’t look as tasty as I hoped it would, but I promise you that it tastes super delicious!!

Please let me know in the comments what you like to eat for breakfast and use #taklives on Instagram or Twitter to share your meal with me 🙂

 

Enjoy your breakfast my loves!

Love you, xx

About Taklives

Heyhey,

Welcome to my blog, you can read a lot of my articles about food, life, places and style. I hope you love to read my blog as much as I love to write them! Please let me know what you think about my blog, because I’m really curious. Also let me know where you want me to write about.

Love you, xx