Korean Food Haul.

My Morning Summer Smoothie.

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I’ve been doing my breakfast smoothie diet for a couple of months now and I’m absolutely loving it.

Here’s what I add to make my summer smoothie.

2 Bananas
1 Cup of Strawberries
1 Cup of Yogurt

AND THAT’S IT.

It’s that simple, but I love it.

I have it every morning and it really adds that healthy and positive element to my day. I hope that you guys give it a go.

If you do, remember to tag me in your pictures over on Instagram. My username is: @paint_me_a_smile_

Much love,

Hannah x

Monday Must Have.

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Well hello there! I decided that I would upload something food related this week. For two different reasons if I’m completely honest.

Firstly, it’s been that time of month for me, and believe me when I say I have wanted to eat absolutely everything I have in the cupboards.

Secondly, these are literally my favourite crisps right now. I love them!

I would love to know what types of crisps you guys are loving right now.

Lots of love,

– Hannah x

Cakes, My Job, and Coffee Drinking.

Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetHello there!

I’ve been meaning to write an update on here a while back but it’s been so hectic here. I’ve got so many things I want to share with you.

Work has been great, I’ve been loving working at the coffee shop. I swear it’s like my dream job. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been getting more hours too which is great. I would quite happily work there everyday.

I’ve been so into baking cakes recently. especially cupcakes! I can’t explain it! I’m literally obsessed. I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to sell some of the cupcakes and cakes that I make in the cafe. It’s so nice getting lovely positive feedback about my cakes. It’s also nice to hear about peoples thoughts about different flavours of icing or cakes they would like to try. It gives me much inspiration!

I’ve also been making my way around to different coffee shops. I found this lovely little coffee shop called The Little Kitchen. I absolutely love the atmosphere of this cafe. I ordered my standard cappuccino. I will be visiting again very soon.

So yes! It’s certainly been a very busy couple of weeks. I want to start vlogging more of my days with you guys so be sure to head over to my YouTube channel to see those videos.

How is your week going?

– Hannah ❤

I Went To London.

Not too long ago I took my first (yes, first!) trip to London.

I was anxious, nervous, excited and all that type of thing. It was a well overdue trip.

The conclusion? IT. WAS. INCREDIBLE!

I’ve always said that one day I would love to live in London. Having spent a week there, I can confidently say that I NEVER want to live in central London. It is too busy. There are too many people. And I probably wouldn’t save any money due to the amount of coffee shops and retail therapy I would have to do.

I would like to plan to go there again sometime soon.

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I was kind of apprehensive about going to London at first. I had to get my head around eating at restaurants and being in crowds of people. I’m proud of myself, I think I did incredibly well.

Where are some of your favourites places to visit in London?

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Gratitude Challenge – Someone I Admire.

Having someone you admire or look up to can greatly impact how you motivate yourself. For me at least I like to find someone I can really admire. I find that it motivates me to do my best.

About six months ago I discovered a YouTuber called Kalyn Nicholson. I’m in love with her videos. She’s such a positive person. When I’m feeling low or un-inspired I watch a few of her videos. I love how she perceives life.

Since watching her videos, I’ve been so motivated and inspired to look after myself more. I have started meal prepping my meals. I’ve joined the gym. I’m really starting to accept the person I am.

If you’ve not heard of Kalyn. You can see her videos here. I’m so happy to have found someone I can relate to and admire. ❤ 🙂

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Who do you admire? 

What I Ate + Meal Preparation.

Happy Thursday! How is your week going so far?

I’ve been trying my best to eat healthily and exercise regularly. It’s making me feel much better and I’m really hoping that I manage to continue this cycle.

I want to share with you what I ate yesterday.

Breakfast:

I love love love the Oat So Simple golden syrup! It’s hands down my favourite. 

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Lunch:

I put together a simple salad. I lightly fried the mushrooms and peppers in toasted sesame oil and garlic.

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Dinner:

I made a vegetable cooked dinner with vegetable gravy. It was very delicious!

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Over the past month I have been preparing most of my meals in advance. I’ve tried to do meal prep on Thursdays and Sunday’s. It’s been working out quite well I feel. It’s helped me be more decisive about what I want to eat, as well as helping me cook healthy and balanced meals.

I work a job that changes my shifts every week, so having a solid meal prep schedule helps me keep on top of eating a balanced amount of meals. I’m the sort of person that could quite easily skip meals and not think too much about it. Having a meal plan allows me to work my meals times around my hours at work. The key to keep this going is to stay organised. 

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Do you prepare your meals in advance?

Thank you for reading? ❤

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Tomorrow Is A New Day.

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Dear Journal,

The past couple of days have not been great. To be honest, I had a bad day at work yesterday (Saturday). I made a few mistakes. It knocked my confidence which in turn made me feel bad about myself.

I’ve withdrawn myself. I’ve not really spoken to my friends. (Sorry for not answering your messages – I hope that you understand) I needed time by myself. I needed time to think and focus on myself for a while. I had such a great week last week, and I guess I’m a little annoyed at myself for having a down couple of days. “Everybody has bad days.” I need to start taking my own advice. 

Today I spent most of the day in bed watching Gossip Girl and feeling sorry for myself, but that’s okay. Tomorrow is a new day. I’m planning on doing some filming tomorrow. As well as preparing some blog posts for February.

I managed to motivate myself a bit more this evening. I forced myself to eat dinner and spend a little time with my family. After that I did some meal prep for the next few days. Pretty productive evening I would say. 🙂

I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. I will catch up on the backload of comments and messages very soon. Thank you all for your support. ❤

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P.S. Check out my January Favourites. 🙂

Why not check out some of my latest posts:

Things I Do When I’m Feeling Down

Beating Those Winter Blues 

The Power of Positivity 

Saying NO To Anxiety 

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017.

kakaotalk_photo_2016-12-29-17-04-27_78This year has gone so quickly. I feel like I say that every year.

Looking back on 2016 I realise just how many different things that I have experienced. Some good, and some bad.

When a year goes as quickly as this year has, it makes me realise just how important it is to do what you love, always! Life is too short to do something that you hate. Or be surrounded by people or situations that make you uncomfortable.

So with that all being said. I want to make some big changes to myself, my life and the way that I think when 2017 comes around.

Every year I make new years resolutions. I think it’s important to set goals, I think that it allows for self- improvement. Which I always think is important. 

These are the resolutions I plan on setting for the New Year. Hopefully I will be able to stick to at least five of them. 

  1. Be more self-confident.
  2. Appreciate my friends and family more.
  3. Be confident in the things that I want and just go for it!
  4. Make more film content.
  5. Blog more.
  6. Exercise more regularly.
  7. Move back to South Korea.
  8. Take TOPIK test.
  9. Learn how to cook more types of food.
  10. Stand up for what I believe in.
  11. Attend blogging events.
  12. Build blog following.
  13. Start a YouTube Channel.
  14. Do more of what I love.

So that’s it. 🙂

What resolutions will you be making for next year?

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P.S. Thank you to everyone who has made 2016 great for me~~~ 💕

 

All Things Christmas (Video)

Christmas is my favourite time of year. It was lovely to spend Christmas with my family. Check out the video I made~

어제 많이 좋았어요. 크리스마스 점심 진짜 맛있었어요. 가족에게 감사하다~ ❤