Gift Guide – Part 2 – Affordable

christmas gift ideas for himFor the second part I looked for some affordable  things that can either be really useful  or just funny. This is what I usually get when I just want to offer a gift, just for the spirit of Christmas. I believe that most of the time it should be like this. We don’t all afford to buy loads of gifts. An alternative to these are the small DIY projects. Dan already received many small movies with us, photos, boards, a ‘memory’ box…etc 🙂
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Pentru a doua parte am ales cadouri la preturi accesibile, ceva util sau doar ceva haios. De multe ori aleg cadouri de genul. Imi place sa ofer cadouri, insa ideea de a cheltui in nestire imi displace. Pentru mine ideea de cadou conteaza si nu cat de scump a fost. Iar o alta alternativa e un cadou personalizat,sau DIY. Deja Dan a primit multe filmulete cu noi, tata tocmai ne-a trimis o poza mare de la logodna noastra, mama inca mai are pe undeva felicitari facute de mana… sunt lucrurile mici care conteaza.
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Gift Guide – Part 1 – Tech stuff

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Using Polyvore I created three boards with gift ideas for him. I realised that it’s already the 10th of December and I forgot to share with you some ideas. I usually do this before Christmas just because many girls say that it’s a bit difficult to buy something special for a guy. The first part focuses on tech stuff. In my opinion, this needs to be something he really needs, but it’s a bit pricey. If you want something more affordable but of a good quality, opt for a Casio watch. I have so many in my collection and I am always asked how expensive were they. I never paid more than 30 Pounds on one. Another affordable option is the Kindle, which I personally love. However, if he wants something more expensive (like an IPad), buy him a gift voucher from Apple of how much you’re willing to spend on him. So he can use those money, add some himself and buy something that he really needs, something that is really worth it.
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Mi-am dat seama ca se apropie Craciunul si eu inca nu v-am dat idei de cadouri pentru prietenul, sotul, fratele, sau tatal vostru. Am creat trei colaje cu ajutorul aplicatiei Polyvore si le-am impartit in trei parti, cu tematici diferite, pentru personalitati si bugete diferite. Prima parte se refera la tot ce tine de tehnologie. Pot fi cadouri mai scumpe, insa reprezinta ceva ce isi doreste cu adevarat, ceva de ce chiar are nevoie. Mai jos am creat o lista cu lucruri mai mult sau mai putin scumpe. Din punctul meu de vedere, un ceas sau un ebook e cadoul perfect si la un pret cat decat acceptabil. Eu sunt o mare fana a ceasurilor Casio. Am in colectie o gramada si niciodata nu am dat mai mult de 150 RON pe unul. 
Insa in cazul in care isi doreste ceva mai scump, o idee ar fi de a-i veni in ajutor. Un cadou mai mic doar pentru ideea de a oferi o surpriza, iar restul sa fie sub forma de un voucher astfel incat sa-i fie mai usor sa-si achizitionee calculatorul sau aparatul foto pe care si-l doreste. Ideea ca o treime din pret (sau mai mult, sau mai putin) ii este deja acoperita, parca altfel e.  
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Tip Thursday: My Daily Inspiration

dreamy morning I am a simple girl who likes to express her creativity by writing a blog about her personal style and inspiration.  I am packet with a semiprofessional camera and a very patient boyfriend who will always find time to take photos of what I wear. What I do here is a hobby. However, there are loads of professional bloggers out there who work together with a team to provide us great content. Sometimes so great that I think it’s better than a magazine or a book that I can find on a shelf. Because we all spend loads of time online, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite links related to different themes. Scroll down for the list and a bit of information about each. As I mentioned, they are all professional, full time bloggers. The quality of their content is just amazing. Enjoy 🙂

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Nu demult vorbeam de ideea de a avea un blog pentru a ne exprima ideile, creativitatea, detaliile despre un proiect et cetera. Eu personal creez aceste postari cand am putin timp liber. Pozele sunt facute cu un aparat semiprofesional si de catre un fotograf neprofesional: iubitul meu mult prea rabdator. Spre deosebire de mine, insa, sunt persoane care asta fac pe post de full time job. Sunt bloguri care au in spate o intreaga echipa pentru a crea ceva extraordinar. Azi vreau sa vorbesc despre genul asta de bloguri. Cand sunt pe internet, incerc sa reduc timpul pierdut pe Facebook si sa citesc mai mult bloguri sau articole online care-mi aduc ceva in plus, dar care tot o metoda de relaxare sunt. Mai jos am facut o lista cu mai multe linkuri in functie de tema principala, pe care eu le consider extraordinare. Sper sa va placa! 🙂

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FASHION

This is the most interesting topic for me, so of course I’ll have to share more than one link!

The cherry blossom girl is my fantasy of style. Probably not a favourite for you, but definitely something that screams my name: pastel colors, light make up, flowers, dresses, romance..

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Pentru ca e topicul meu preferat, va dau doua linkuri in loc de unul!

The cherry blossom girl este o reprezentare vizuala a imaginatiei mele. Suna ciudat, poate, dar e exact stilul meu, exact ceaa ce ma reprezinta: culori pastelate, machiaj natural, rochii, fuste, flori, romantism…

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Kayture is just pure beauty. It’s the main reason I dream of having the opportunity to wear designer clothes. She styles them in such a beautiful way.

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Kayture e pur si simplu un deliciu vizual. O fata frumoasa, fotogenica, cu un stil impecabil. Colaboreaza deseori cu branduri si designeri de renume. De fiecare data mi se pare ca scoate in evidenta calitatea, eleganta si unicitatea hainelor pe care le alege.

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HEALTHY RECIPES

Hungry Healthy Happy is a great blog that has loads of useful information about eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle in general. However, my favourite thing is the recipes part: healthy ideas for deserts.

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Hungry Healthy Happy va ofera o varietate de articole legate de stilul de viata sanatos, sport, diete. Partea mea preferata e meniul cu retete, in special ideile de desert sanatos.

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DIY PROJECTS

A Beautiful Mess teaches you how to DIY so many things! And their photos are absolutely amazing. What I like about them is that they talk about different things, so the variety of topics is big. You’ll definitely find something useful on their blog.

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A Beautiful Mess cuprinde o sumedenie de proiecte pe care le putem face acasa, unele mai grele, altele mai usoare. Fetele fac niste poze atata de frumoase, incat totul pare sa fie foarte simplu si usor. Imi place ca au o varietate de proiecte cu diverse teme. Sigur gasesti ceva interesant pe pagina lor.

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PERSONAL GROWTH

Usually for this area I like to read books. I also followed some personal development programs. Maybe you’ve noticed already I am quite motivated when it comes to my future. But being consistent is what I find to be the hardest. So this helps me. One of my favourite personal growth leaders is John Maxwell. You can find his page here, which has many interesting articles. Another great source are the TED Talks which I’m pretty sure you’re already a fan of!

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Recunosc ca din punctul asta de vedere prefer sa citesc carti sau sa ma inscriu la diverse programe. Deseori vorbesc pe blog despre planurile mele de viitor: sa cresc cat mai mult, sa ajung cat mai sus. Pentru a-mi pastra motivatia imi place sa ma inspir de la mari lideri precum John Maxwell. Puteti gasi mai multe informatii si articole utile dand click aici. O alta sursa de inspiratie foarte la indemana este TED Talks – care presupun ca deja e una din preferatele voastre.

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FITNESS

Usually I do cardio and HIIT (high intensity interval training) when I work out. However, this is intense and not for everyone. Sometimes when I am a bit tired I go to Cassey from Blogilates. Here’s her blog where she posts different articles about health and fitness. She also posts videos with short workouts. If you give her your email address, she’ll send you a month’s programme – basically she tells you what videos to watch each day, all available on youtube. I don’t follow her videos every day, but she’s great! And pilates is so good for everyone!

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Amandoi parintii au fost slabi mereu si n-au avut probleme cu greutatea. Dar sigur ca eu a trebuit sa o mostenesc pe bunica. Refuz sa ma infometez, asa ca e musai sa fac sport intens sa-mi pastrez silueta greutatea. De aceea aleg cardio mult, in special de genul HIIT (high intensity interval training).  Doar ca asta nu-i pe placul tuturor si implica multe sarituri care pentru unii nu e recomandat. Pentru zilele in care sunt mai obosita o aleg pe Cassey de la Blogilates. Are o gramada de videouri pe youtube cu diverse exercitii. Iar daca iti faci cont pe blogul ei (efectiv ii dai adresa de email), iti trimite lunar un program personalizat cu exercitii pentru fiecare zi. Totul e gratuit. Ideea mi se pare foarte faina. 

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Leave me links with your daily inspirations! Let’s share links that are worth bookmarking!

♥ Andra

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Fashion & Football

That’s what I love about fashion: you can get inspiration from anything. Today, the students from the Manchester College showed us one of their projects: The Art of Football. In total there were 8 themes of the collection. Here’s some of my favourite designs!

Asta-mi place cand vine vorba de moda: sursele de inspiratie sunt nenumarate. Azi, studentii de la Colegiul Manchester ne-au aratat proiectul lor: Arta Fotbalului. In total, au fost 8 teme secundare. Mai jos am ales sa va arat piesele mele preferate!
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What do you think of the garments? I have to say I was expecting to see more sporty clothes, as the major theme was Football. Seeing all these beautiful dresses was a great surprise!

Cum vi se par colectiile? Trebuie sa recunosc ca la inceput m-am asteptat la haine sport, fiind vorba de fotbal. M-am bucurat sa vad rochiile astea deosebite!

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Single for Valentine’s

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Well, everyone is talking about what you should do for Valentine’s with your beloved. What gifts you should buy, what to wear and so on… BUT..what if you don’t have a date? here’s when my post (hopefully) becomes handy! I will be spending my Valentine’s with Dan this year, it’s true.. but in the last 3 years I was alone on this day, and we don’t even celebrate this at home (Romania)..officially.. so of course I know lots of other activities that you can do!

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