The first Sunday of the year and that feeling as if you're supposed to do something new, something different. Let's not fall into our usual patterns, especially if they happen to be counterproductive. Instead, let's use today to refreshen up, get ready to tackle the upcoming week of work, while cultivating mindfulness in everything we do.

Today the weather is looking nice, the sun finally decided to show up to our rendez-vous. I am already envisioning an afternoon run, followed by  prepping myself for work tomorrow. Clothes need to be washed and folded, food needs to be prepped. The apartment on the other hand looks spotless clean. That's one thing less on my to-do list. Until all the chores catch up with me later today, I think I'll relax a bit and work some more on my novel. Let's see if I can crunch in 2,000 words today?

How are you spending your first Sunday of the year?

 I came across Mooreaseal's 52 lists project last year a little too late to start it. She has posted lists for 2013 and 2014 and I wonder if there will be a 2015 edition. Haven't seen anything in that regards on her new blog. But -- because lists never get too old, I think we can still use the ones from the previous years. I am planning to print them all sometimes today and quick off this year with this lovely project. More words for 2015, what can be better?

This year, I want to experience everything! Traveling is part of this desire to experience life. I want to go to as many places as possible throughout the year and see all the beauty that is just waiting to be seen. Reading these 8 tips to travel more from Monica literally just made my day. Hope it inspires you too!
If you need more ideas to make 2015 memorable, check out Leo Babauta's 5 Ideas to Create an Amazing 2015. In 2015, Leo is offering us to create 12 new and important habits.

Since I've read Jessica's blog series on the 5 Piece French Wardrobe, I have been obsessed with the idea. Of course, I have heard about this 'system' years ago, but I kind of brushed it off, for many different reasons. Now, as I am growing to be more conscious and mindful of everything I do, and purchase, I have found a new attraction to this concept. I am really looking forward to read more about it and get started on my own wardrobe. If you too are interested by this topic, check Jessica's blog or read After Dark's archives on the subject.
Anouk is hosting a giveaway on her blog.  There are still 4 days left to enter the giveaway, so head over to her blog for a chance to win this Hermès passport holder.


  1. awesome links!!! i spent this sunday in a coffee shop because it's quite cold to be outdoors! :D

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  2. I love the idea of "cultivating mindfulness" in 2015, it's something that is important to me as well but I couldn't have phrased it as perfectly. :-)

  3. yeah I agree that I would love to travel more this year as well! hope you had a great start of 2015!

  4. Travel is on my mind as well, especially with the start of the new year, I am feeling refreshed and reenergized. 2015 will be a great year, I can feel it.

    also I entered for Anouk's contest, who doesnt want an hermes passport wallet?

  5. I did! Thank you for stopping by, Julie!
    Hope you are having a great start to 2015.

  6. Thank you, Gillian. Yes cultivating mindfulness is something I have been working on since last year and it has proved to be life changing. It is not always easy but it is worth the effort :)

  7. haha I totally understand what you mean, Liby! I did stop by Starbucks over the weekend too, but that was just to get myself out of the house and stretch a little bit ;)

  8. Hahaha I know right? It would be the perfect fashion statement to take with you on your travels :D
    Let's hope 2015 does turn out to be an amazing one!
    Thanks for stopping by, Jasmine!

  9. Great reads! I cannot believe 2015 is here with a bang, and we're all off 'n running.
    LOVE that Hermes passport holder- so luxe!


  10. Thank you, Ashley! Yes, 2015 kicked off quite interestingly. Seems like time is just flying by faster and faster now.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Oh, I was totally surprised to see your link to my giveaway! Thanks a million Colette! I truly appreciate this :)

  12. Thanks Colette for featuring me. You're far too kind :) I'm working on that how to get started post by the way!

  13. Great! Can't wait to read it :) And you are welcome, your blog is totally worth the mention ;)

  14. Haha you are very welcome! Good links need to be shared :D


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