You’re Gonna Be Okay

A little while back, I was listening to some music on Spotify, and this one song came on. It was one I had heard before, but not in a while, and it was definitely not on the playlist I had on, so I was a bit surprised to hear it. But I listened to it once, and I found myself listening to it again and again. It was such a beautiful and peaceful song- not the kind of thing I normally listen to- but I kept playing it over and over.

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When you’ve had a bad day…

The other day, I arrived home from school, totally shattered. My day hadn’t been going my way, right from the word go. I had had bad news first thing in the morning, I didn’t feel too good, I was in a rush to leave the house, I was super stressed, my relationships with some of my friends were a bit off, and I said something I really shouldn’t have said. You get the idea- it wasn’t a great day. At all.

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Whipped Aquafaba Facemask

Have you heard of aquafaba? Well, I hadn’t until a couple weeks ago, but now I know what it is, I’m completely in love! Like seriously, it could not be cooler!

Aquafaba is simply a fancy word for the liquid that comes from a can of chickpeas. I know it sounds gross, but trust me, it’s really not that bad! It has a multitude of uses, but it’s main one is as a vegan substitute for egg whites. When whipped up, aquafaba closely mimics what whipped up egg whites would be like, and can therefore be used as a substitute for them in a number of baked goods, for example meringue or macarons.

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A Little Something to Remember This Election Day

Yesterday was… a big day for Americans, to put it simply. How the voters voted will now determine who rules their country for the next five years. And that can seem kind of scary and big. It can feel a little out of control too.

Now, I’m fully aware election day was yesterday- I’m not a day late to the party. I’m not here to discuss the upcoming results or my political opinions at all. No, I’m here to remind you of something that was heavy on my mind yesterday as voters headed out to the polling stations all around the US. Something that is particularly relevant right now because of this important election that has just taken place, but also something that is relevant every day of the year and in every season of life.

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My favourite podcasts

During lockdown- back in the days where we couldn’t see anyone outside our ‘bubble’, and we could only go outside once a day- I got really into podcasts and audiobooks. It feels strange to remember those days where we were basically trapped inside- it feels like a whole lifetime away! I am so glad that things are changing now and we’re working towards a ‘new normal’. But anyway, I listened to a ton of podcasts and audiobooks and I thought it would be fun to a few some of my favourite podcasts with y’all today!

I love listening to podcasts just because they’re so fun but the four I’ve listed below are honestly so much more than just chit-chat podcasts. They’re all faith based and have reminded me of so many truths that have helped me in my faith journey. They women hosting them so are insightful, humble and inspirational; their podcasts are such a blessing to me. So have a read of my current favourites below and if anything catches your eye, I really suggest you give it a try!

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50 Things To Do This Fall

For about the last three weeks here in London it has done nothing but rain. Rain, rain, rain… rain and more rain! It’s pretty miserable, but hey- what can you do? Lots of plans of mine have been rained off- or I’ve gone ahead with them and come home soaked to the bone!

So anyway, I got to thinking about some seasonal things I can do to cheer up inside, even if I can’t go outside much. I made a pretty long list, and I’m going to share it with you- my 50 things (plus one extra one because I simply couldn’t resist) to do this fall! I did end up including a bunch of outdoor ones too because I figured that not everywhere in the world is miserable and wet right now!

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Peanut Butter Breakfast Muffins

Muffins are one of the tastiest things ever (besides s’mores and cookies and a bunch of other things, of course), so what in the world could be better than a super delicious muffin that is so healthy you can eat it for breakfast!? Nothing- you’re right!

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Finding God in the Wilderness

This past summer, my family and I took a trip to north Wales. It was possibly the wettest holiday I have ever been on! Over the seven days that we were there, we were stuck inside for two entire days and spent a lot of other time inside because we couldn’t brave the wind and the rain.

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How to Make a Blackboard Wall

At the beginning of the summer, my dad and I (well mainly my dad haha) painted one of the walls in my bedroom with black chalk paint to make it a chalk wall! Since doing that, I’ve had so much fun doing artwork on it and just doodling all over it, so I thought it would be fun to share how to paint a chalk wall (or any other kind of chalkboard) with you guys!

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I Am Who You Say I Am

A habit I’ve developed over the past couple of months is to speak words of truth over myself. I get it- that sounds pretty weird. But hear me out, okay?

Since I’ve started Not So Perfect, I’ve felt like I’ve had to put myself ‘out-there’ a bit more and make myself more vulnerable. I’ve also been more active on social media- something which can be difficult at the best of times. And although I’m pretty confident about myself, I’m definitely not perfect by any standards, and so, at times, it’s been tough.

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