37 Routine Ideas to Help Create a Life You Love

Yup, this is a picture of a typical monthly pamper session I schedule in...

Yup, this is a picture of a typical monthly pamper session I schedule in…

Routines and regularly scheduled activities are some of the foundations of creating a life you love. They can be a mix of the mundane, the inspirational, the creative, the reminders, the planning and the check-in activities that keep your life moving onward and upward.

I wrote a post on Life is Crafted recently cover 37 ideas to use for your daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly routines.

Share with us what is on your routine list below!

Make it as you wish Adventuress!


2 Minute Transformation: From Inner Bitch-Slaps to an Inner Sparkle

Hey Girl (and to the girl inside me),

Underneath the doubts and the fears; below the mistakes and the kicking of yourself; away from the rejections, tears and negativity, you are a shining star. A beautiful unique being.

You may not always see the shine or feel the glow, but it is there.


Whispering to you. Holding your space in the world. You deserve to be here. You deserve to have what your heart truly desires. You are absolutely gorgeous, inside and out. No matter what.

Take this moment to close your eyes and turn in and discover it again. Can you feel it? Even a faint flicker?

Yes. That one. It is there under the layers we pile on.

When something ‘bad’ happens, or you take a backwards step or you do something ‘wrong’, it doesn’t define you.

Remember your inner sparkle. When you’re down, sad or scared, allow yourself to be reminded that you are magical; and perfectly you.

Deep breath…

Wooooooah! Did you need that as much as I did Adventuress?

Thanks for joining me on this little inner adventure.

Make it as you wish,

50 Random Things About Me

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I took this list over from my previous site and made a couple of updates 🙂 Enjoy!

Since I love lists and I love random facts I decided to do one of these! Here are 50 Random Facts About Me:

  1. My favourite flower is the oriental lillium
  2. I was born in Hong Kong in 1981
  3. I have two tattoos
  4. I love skinny black ties
  5. I was voted ‘best dressed’ in high school…in 1998
  6. Is a massive lover of books. One of my favs is Daddy Long Legs
  7. Once learned to play the drums…not very well…though it sounds cool doesn’t it?
  8. Is a total romantic. I love The Man!
  9. I continually strive for order in the physical chaos I create
  10. I am messy. But I like to think that I am a organised mess maker
  11. Is a stationary fiend
  12. I can speak English and Australian (thanks mum and dad…I could have been brought up speaking fluent German and Chinese…but no…)
  13. I’ve moved country/city approximately 15 times in my life, going to about 8 schools (entered some of them twice) and 2 universities. I don’t know how many times I moved house.
  14. I can’t click my fingers
  15. I have 1.5 sisters, but I love the halfie like a whole 😉
  16. I am the eldest
  17. I was always curious about having a brother – I’ve been told I haven’t missed much 😉
  18. I went blonde once…for a day (it was really more orange)
  19. I‘ve never been engaged  I’m engaged! Wedding on the 28th February 2014
  20. My middle name is Bianca – not too bad hey?!
  21. My left ear sticks out waaaay more than my right ear
  22. I once thought the ‘shhhh’ gesture was the hello greeting (that’s what you get for growing up in hotels)
  23. I grew up in beautiful five-star hotels – dad worked in them. I now live in a normal house (and unfortunately have learned to cook and clean and realise that room service is not on the other end of the phone if I dial ‘5’)
  24. I once was a Brownie
  25. I think I am a grandma in a young person’s body – I love to do crosswords, sudoku, cross-stitch and love old-school big band and ratpack music
  26. I used to have a favourite teddy bear named Snuggy. My sister told me, years after the fact, that she had dropped him in the toilet. I don’t know where he is anymore (sob).
  27. I can read maps and have a good sense of direction
  28. My pet peeve is incorrect spelling (though I am probably guilty of that in my tired moments) and when people say ‘somethink’ instead of ‘something’
  29. I love systems, routines, planning and organising but sometimes fall short in the implementation
  30. I laugh at my own jokes – some of them are really good…really…
  31. I’m not very good at looking after my hair
  32. I’m finally admitting that I prefer apres-ski to the actual skiing or snowbaording
  33. I once had a major crush on Edward Furlong (Eddie) from the Terminator movie way back when
  34. I like to walk down the street with a smile on my face. Others find this strange
  35. I cry in movies a lot. I’m also occasionally known to cry over TV adverts and the news. The Man says I would be a hopeless judge on The Voice because I would just be crying all the time.
  36. Want to do so many things but sometimes find it hard to know where to start
  37. I really enjoy a good cup of milky coffee. Sometimes instant is better than cafe (sorry java aficionados)
  38. I like to see the good in people, in the world and in the everyday. Though sometimes my mind goes a bit foggy and these things are hard to see. I’m working on it because I think people and the world are fundamentally, awesomely and fabulously great
  39. I love my good friends, but I’m not the best in keeping in contact. Luckily, the relationship is often still wonderful when we reconnect
  40. None of my family live in Sydney
  41. I’ve been a permanent resident of Australia since 1988
  42. Was once told I could be a great actor by a producer from the BBC. Oh well…
  43. Was really good at geography at high school. Really?! Yes, I was good at knowing the rainfall (also known as precipitation) in different locations around Australia
  44. I’ve been slapped across the face once. By Edwina in Year 3. I still don’t know why.
  45. The first album I owned was Kylie Minogues “I Should Be So Lucky” one
  46. I’ve been told I snore. I’m still waiting to see if this is a fact. I don’t believe it
  47. I love connecting with people
  48. I love the feeling of laughing so hard you can’t stop
  49. We were once asked to leave a performance due to 48.
  50. I adore my family – my mum is inspirational and the source of so much good in my life, my dad is the most wonderful teddy bear, my step-dad is a fabulous crazy visionary, my sisters are my best friends.
  51. I love lists 🙂 and just had to add one more to make it 51.

What are some random facts about you? I encourage you to make your own list – it’s fun!

Make it as you wish Adventuress!