the little things | keeping resolutions

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New Year to me it’s an opportunity to wipe my slate clean and start over with fresh ideas and renewed ambitions. I love having a plan — even if the plan falls through.  However, I don’t think I’ve ever sat down and made a legitimate list of New Year’s Resolutions until now. Nowadays, it seems like more and more people are cynical about starting the new year with a set of goals, but I think it’s important to reflect on your strengths, weaknesses, dreams, ambitions, and take every occasion (even a cliché one, like a new year) to become a better, happier, and more effective person.

With that said, I’ve listed a few of my typical and not-so-typical resolutions for 2013!

Redesign and update my design website. Stop talking & start creating. I started this blog to show more of my own work which I have not got to yet and I really should just start.

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Take more photos. Expand my creativity and better document both the incredible and mundane moments of my life.

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Stress less. Accept that some things are out of my control, manage my time better, and realize that unmet expectations aren’t the end of the world.

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Treat myself more often. Indulge in something nice once in a while. Stop letting the Internet distract me. For real.

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Explore more. Travel more.

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One goal, and probably one I’ll have for years to come, is to be present in the little things. My projects, emails, iphone, deadlines, keep me busy and days fly by before I feel like I’ve come up for air—missing all the little moments in between. The past month hpretty good, but I’m already feeling the to-dos and busyness taking hold. So, my questions to you are…

Are you making headway on your New Year’s resolutions?—and—How do you ensure you are enjoying each day’s little things?

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Enjoy the little things. Moments. Life.

Quote of the week | Art Display

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton

I don’t know about you. . . but I missed my Quote of the week series and here they are back again. I love a well designed art wall. There are so many ways to display favorite prints, paintings and photographs. Here are just a few great examples of how to successfully pull off your own art wall!

BACK TO WORK

Are you ready for a new week? Well we are back, after a long deserved break. But I have good news to share I am now a registered architect, something I have been working towards this year and it has been very busy time, but well worth it now. Still very busy with work and life in general, this week will be all divided between a lighter work schedule and some quality time with my family. But not to worry, I’ll be around!

I think I’ll use this week for refocusing and refreshing as I get ready to dive back into blogging over next couple weeks! I’m so thankful and happy to be able to spend my days focusing on Arhitektura+ full-time again as I have so much to share with you. And, you know what that means – only bigger and better things to come around here! Can’t wait to get this party started.

Happy new week my loves! Let’s make it count.

POST BIRTHDAY BLOG POST | BLOG BREAK


 

Yesterday was my birthday and as a present to myself I am taking month off of blogging. I had a wonderful (but hectic) week and need to catch up with my registration studying for architecture, private work and many other responsibilities I have on at the moment.  So I am taking a little vacation and will be back Monday 12th November with (hopefully) lots of new projects. I want to take this opportunity to thank my 6.500 followers and readers who can find inspiration, calm, creativity, and some sort of indulgence in these pages of Arhitektura+. I’m in surprised at how many countries all my readers came from everyday to read my blog!
I hope to continue this journey with the same rate of success. I’m currently working on some really exciting projects and will share when the time comes. I hope that you will continue this journey with me after my much short needed break. However during this month you can still follow my post on my Facebook page or Pinterest.

ILLUSTRATOR | Aled Lewis

Animals are prone to say humorous things or are they? Alex Lewis certainly would like us to think that they do. The London based designer and illustrator whose work is inspired by pop art, video games, comics and gadgets among many other things has created a series entitled ‘Toy Stories’ where he staged plastic figurines of animals and added short dialogs where he wanted to display to us that animals do in fact say humorous things. The results are certainly very visual, amusing and entertaining.

Let’s have a glance at his ‘Toy Series’ below or on the authors website. My personal favourite are the cats on facebook. Very entertaining indeed.

HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY | to my little sister

Well today is a special day… It’s my sisters 21st birthday. I have prepared some party theme moodboards to get some ideas for her party next week. Hope you all enjoy.

 

Happy happy happy HAPPY birthday to my gorgeous, funny, crazy baby sister Tanja! I can’t believe you’re 21 today! Where did the time go? I have loved watching you grow into the incredible young woman you are today and I can’t wait to see all of the big things you do with the gifts you have. I know you’re going to do amazing things! I hope you enjoy today and your birthday party next week…. as this is it … the last really fun birthday before you stop counting 🙂

 

I Love you so much.
XoXo.
S.

my LOVE | Happy Anniversary <3

Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times. – Rita Rudner

One year ago today I married my best friend and the love of my life. WOW. Can you believe it’s been one year already?! 365 days, and I still feel like a newlywed, I still blush when my hubby says my name, and I still get butterflies when he’s about to walk in the door. I truly am the luckiest girl in the world and I count my blessings every single day.

One day a year to recognize 364 other days of putting up with me, it doesn’t seem fair. Thank you for working so hard and putting up with me.

I guess time flies when you are having fun, and it’s been a blast being your wife!

We’ve both grown together through these years. I am looking forward to maturing even more with you ❤

No matter what happens I know that I can depend on you. Maybe that’s why I do so many stupid things 🙂 . Happy Anniversary Bebo Volim te najvise!