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Get ready to say good-bye to October and welcome the month of November!
Time flies by and life has to go on. I know some of you might not want the year of 2016 to end and some of you want it to end so badly and already have new goals and New Year’s resolutions planned out. For me I have mixed feelings, I don’t want this year to be over because I had such a great time taking care of my baby and working on what I love. I don’t mean I will stop doing what I am doing the second 2017 hits! All I want to do from now on is to enjoy every little moment before the year is over. At the same time, it is so exciting to think that 2017 is around the corner. New year, new journey, what will it bring you? More opportunities? More fun? More joys? All I know is that it will definitely bring you more good vibes, that’ s for sure!
There is something I really want you to know about me. I am a plan freak. I love to plan and set goals. Before I start doing something new, I have to have my plan ready. I think it’s such an important thing that you have a plan and you know what you’re going to do. The New Year is close, so today I would like to share with you what I found about powerful benefits of making your yearly goals. My husband and I have been doing it since 2014. Today he agreed to share some of his thoughts on today’s topic too.
Let’s start with a few of my thoughts on what are the benefits I get from having goals
It is a map/ GPS to your success.
Imagine yourself driving to a new destination without GPS or Google maps these days! How crazy would it be? I know you can stop and ask people on the way there but it will take you a little bit longer because you wont know exactly where you are going and what roads and exits you should take. Setting goals for yourself is for the same purpose of having a map in your hands. You will know where you are going with the right directions. If you lost your map you still know the whole picture because you were the one that planed it out. Even though you get lost you will be able to find the way to get back on tract and keep on going until you are at your destination.
It helps remind you with what you need to do.
Like having a secretary or SIRI writing down what you have to do tomorrow. Setting your yearly goals is one more reminder tool you add into your life. Your brain is already working hard everyday. It’s good to have a written reminder that you can always go back and look at it.
Action plan that is specifically designed for you.
Because you are who you are and no one can be you, each person is different. To be able to make your own goals and design your own way to achieve them are the best part. You know exactly what you want, what you don’t want, what you can do and what you can’t do. It’s your goals and it’s your plan that you can take action in your own pace at your own time and ability.
Making you proud of yourself.
Making yourself proud is one of the good feelings everyone needs in their life. Setting goals and achieving them are the best feelings ever. It makes you know that you’re not a normal person. You are special. You can do whatever you put your mind to. It makes you know that you’re awesome! Like that saying, you can do it!
You have purpose in life.
People can get upset and depressed when they don’t know what to do or don’t know why they are here in this world. When you have purposes in life everything looks and feels more beautiful. You want to live longer. You want to enjoy every single thing around you. You know that you are important and you care more about yourself and others.
Having a yearly plan will make you feel so good! Trust me!
Here’s my husband’s point of view he would like to share with you guys.
When creating goals for yourself, there are many benefits to be had. A major benefit I would like to mention today is that creating a goal gives you a sense of purpose and keeps you motivated in life. When planning a destination in life, it requires both a point A and point B. If you do not know where you are going, how can you move forward in life? By having an end target in mind, you can focus on what’s important and be sure you achieve that goal. This is significant because when tough times come, and try to throw you off course, you can remember what you’re fighting for by looking at your goals. Special thanks to my lovely wife for letting me “express my artistic ability of writing” on her blog and not altering it in anyway, love you!
So those where the exact words from my lovely husband. 😀
Now, it’s time for my husband and I to start planning out and setting our goals for the next year. I recommend you do it too. Start sooner it’s always better!
I forgot to mention, getting a cute planner is a good idea too! 😀
Here I have a PDF version of New Year’s Resolutions Planner for you to download.
We can work on it together. Do it sooner so we will be ahead of the game.
For those of you who are waiting to hear about November’s giveaway, it will be Kylie Cosmetics lip kits (Candy K and Dolce K) and glosses (Like, Literally and So cute). The winner will get all five. To enter the giveaway, you have to subscribe to my email list hereand follow my Instagram Account @thevibescloset here. You have to do BOTH to enter. Last entry date is November 20th, 2016. The winner will be announced on December 1, 2016 via Facebook and Instagram.
Good luck my love! See you tomorrow for our 30 days blogging the series!
“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are.” – Gianni Versace
If you didn’t known this already, we finally closed the deal with our house and we’re in the process of decorticating. My studio will be the last room to get my sprinkle of good vibes on.
Here’s the plan. I’m planning to set one of the corners in the room to be a small minimal closet space for Blogging, Vlogging and displaying my dream.
So I was thinking, why not show you whats on my mined. We can compare the results in a later post when everything is in places.
I decided to create a Moodboard, I named it “Dream Closet Drafting Moodboard”. I’m making this moodboard with the help from Pinterest to plan out what I want to do to my small corner and how it will look like. If you’re looking to decorate your place, this would be a great tool to have your hands on and have some space to express your imagination.
Because it is a closet decoration, I came up with 5 different sections that you should keep in mine when creating this moodboard. I’m going to explain to you about them one by one.
This section will be about your go to style. What’s the final look you’re going for? Glamour, minimal, feminine, vintage, classic or any other idea out there that I can’t think of right now! Lol! Just go for the one you like the most!
Pick 3-4 main colors that you would want to use for your closet.
What vibes or theme you have in your mine? Pinterest is a good place to go chasing all the vibes.
This section will help you with the feeling you want your closet to have. If you want it to be warm and cozy, you will need a nice fur rug, wool coat, knit throw and other warm and cozy elements representing that theme. If you prefer an industrial feel which is raw brick wall, straight line patterns. geometric elements, and something shiny, you will find them on Pinterest too. Just type your keywords, for example “cozy + comfy + texture” here’s what came up on my screen search.
In this section, imagine what you would want to have as your decoration pieces in your closet. I would pick some fashion quotes. Fashion Magazines, shoeboxes and plants. Plenty more ideas you can find from Pinterest that will amaze you.
Last section is furniture. You won’t need a lot of furniture pieces in here unless your closet is super spacious. For me I will need a floor mirror, stool, hanging rack and maybe a small shelf.
Now let’s see how to create your own moodboard.
Start your project by using Pinterest like I mentioned above.
Create a board and give it a name. This board will be your main idea collecting space. Search and pin only the pictures you’re in love with. We will need to use some of them later throughout the process. Here’s my board that I created for this project. Click on the image to see more details.
When you search for pictures please keep those 5 topics in mine: Style, Color, Patterns/ Texture, Decor and Furniture. Pin at least three pictures for each topic.
After you are done gathering your ideas now it’s time to put them together. I’m using Adobe Illustrator program to create my moodbdboard. If you don’t have one, you can download their 30 day free trial version here.
After 30 days of trial if you don’t like it, you can uninstall it or just leave it there. You won’t be able to come back and use it again unless you get a membership like me. You can learn more about it here.
After you’re done downloading the program, follow the installation instructions and you are good to go.
Now it’s time to get the template I’ve created for you. You can download it right here in my online library.
Start the project by opening the Template file you’ve downloaded earlier.
Go back to the Pinterest moodoard you’ve created.
Choose the picture you want to put in your closet’s moodboard.
Have your cursor over the image. You’ll see the zoom icon. Click to make the image bigger.
Then Right click the images in Pinterest and copy.
Paste your images to your Illustrator moodboard and resize them to the size you want.
Place your image in front of the rectangular shape.
Then click on the shape you want the image to be inside, send it to the front: Object>>Arrange>>Bring to Front.
Select both the image and the shape, right click and select make clipping mask. Repeat this step until you fill the rest of your board.
Don’t forget to name your moodboard too!
After you are finished with your project, you can save the file as .png, or .jpg so you’ll be able to share on your social media or print it out as a picture. Here’s the steps to save your work:
File >> Export >> Export As…
Save As: Type your board name in this area
Where: choose the folder you would want to save your file to.
Because you’ve been so amazing! I have created these black and white desktop wallpapers for you, my lovely readers and subscribers. Head over to my Online Library to start downloading! Hope you like them like I do. Thank you again for being so awesome!
“Never regret anything that made you smile.” – Mark Twain
The first thing I would do in the morning and last thing I would do at night before going to sleep for these past couple of days was to check and see the news about my King’s health and wellbeing. This morning, I was doing the same but the only difference was that I saw the heartbroken news that he wasn’t with us in person anymore. The way I found out about him going back to heaven where he originally came from was from Wikipedia when I tried searching for the correct spelling of his name. I was planning to post on my social media to wish him to get well soon. I wanted to tell him that my heart and soul are with him. I scrolled my eyes down at the area that said, “Died”, I was shocked and didn’t know what to think or feel. After knowing this, my tears kept coming out, I really just couldn’t help it. All I know is that my heart was broken and until now that felling is still with me. I love him so much and I will always love him until the day I die.
If you don’t understand why our king is so important to us Thai People, please read this.
King Bhumibol the Great, the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri Dynasty, was the best king for Thai people, the best and the longest king in the world who ever ruled. He was the king who cared more about his people than himself. Our King never had a day off. He worked every day and every night. He lost one eye but still worked like he had ten eyes for 70 years. He went to all the remote places in Thailand where no one ever wished to go. He helped to create an artificial rainfall to end the drought for us Thai people. He also created many more countless Royal projects, more than one ordinary man could do in his lifetime; he did to help his people without asking for anything in return.
He lived, as if he wasn’t a king. He was the most down to earth person I’ve ever known my whole life. His house where everyone called the palace is the same place where he was testing all his agricultural projects to help improve our country. He had cows and a small rice field in his backyard. He was our father and he is still going to be our father until our last day of life. He was willing to ride in the traffic with us Thai people even though he had the right to close all the roads to get rid off the traffic and to have the road only for himself. He would want to drive his own car even thought he had countless soldiers who could drive him around whenever he wanted. He taught us so many things including to be happy with what we have and to always love each other. He was the best role model in all aspects of life. There are many more things that he did for us that I can’t possibly finish talking about in one day.
On the day he was crowned to become the King of Thailand, he pledged that he would “reign with righteousness for the benefit and happiness of the Siamese people”. That’s exactly what he did and he did even more than that for 70 years.
We are lost today but we are sure the next king will be as amazing as King Bhumibol. I love my king, I’m so proud to be Thai and born under the reign of the King Rama IX. I will do my best to follow all the great things you taught. I will continue to teach my children, grand children and great grand children the same advice you gave to us all. I love you forever and ever, my greatest King, King Bhumibol the Great.
Side note for my fashion readers here: I decided to wear black and white for one year from today October 13, 2016. So I would love you to understand how heartbroken I am. I will arrange my blog a bit to be black and white for one year too. My fashion and style contents will be focusing on black and white. I hope you understand and still support what I am doing.
All my love is to you and my Thai people.
Thank you so much!
“Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us.” – King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Molly Larsen is the creator of All About Good Vibes—a feel-good destination that inspires women to love, care and be themselves. Growing up she loved dressing up, taking care of her skin and helped supporting others. She believes in positivity and seeing good in all situations. Her biggest achievement of the day is putting her babies to sleep early, relaxing and watching her favorite shows with her husband.