20 de Abril de 2014

Sunday Inspiration #2

Spring has come and what is better to celebrate it then with beautiful flowers? They smell so good and look so cute, not to talk about the colors that are, for me, inspiring. Why should I say more, they are just gorgeous, so I'm going to leave this nice and short. Go and buy some flowers and maybe buy some for your family, show the love!

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13 de Abril de 2014

Sunday Inspiration #1

What's better then food? NOTHING! That's why my inspiration for today is food. I'm trying my best to loose some weight and food has a big role in it (if not the biggest). So I am leaving here 11 facts about healthy eating:

1. More than 1/3 of adults and over 12.5 million children and teens in the US are obese. In the last 30 years, obesity in children and teens has nearly tripled. 2. One can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar and the average American adult drinks 500 cans of soda every year, estimating about 52 pounds of sugar consumed in soft drinks alone. 3. In a survey of 9th through 12th graders in 2011, 13.1% of the teens admitted to skipping breakfast in the past 7 days, while 11.3% had drunk 3+ servings of soda per day in the same time frame. 4. In the same survey, more than 15% of the students were overweight, and more than 12% admitted to starving themselves for 24 hours or more in the last month in an attempt to lose weight. 5. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it feeds your body and mind with the necessary nutrients and energy to function throughout the day. Eating breakfast regularly will also help keep weight off because it gets your metabolism going. 6. Teens need 9+ hours of sleep per night for their bodies to function properly. Less than 1/3 of high school students in 2011 reported getting 8 or more hours of sleep per night. 7. Physical activity like aerobic exercise (walking, running), muscle-strengthening (weight-lifting), bone-strengthening (jumping rope), and balance and stretching activities (yoga, pilates, dancing) are especially beneficial to a healthy body. 8. Foods that don't expire contain unnatural preservatives, additives, and chemicals that deteriorate your body. Focus instead on fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, low-fat dairies, and above all, moderation in whatever you eat. 9. The rate at which your body burns calories when you are resting is called your "resting metabolic rate." If you cut calories below what's needed for RMR, your body will go into survival mode because it doesn't have the energy to perform basic functions. 10. For teens, the recommended caloric intake is 2,100 calories, but it is important to base your diet on your level of physical activity. Depending on how active you are, you can determine how many daily calories are healthy for your weight and lifestyle. 11. Depending upon the amount of physical activity you do, you can calculate how many calories per day are healthy for you. For teens, the average recommended caloric intake is 2,100 calories, but it is important to base your diet on your activity.
Source: dosomething.org/

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8 de Março de 2014

Daphne's Style #17

top from missguided, coat and bag from stradivarius, jeans and cardigan from h&m, boots from Zara

Just a quick look of what I wore when I went to the beach with my boyfriend, if you want to read the post about that they go here. Those boots are now my best friends but boy, they hurt after a whole day walking! I am getting used to it, but they still hurt juuuuust a little...

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3 de Março de 2014

Let's draw on the beach

Last week when I was with my boyfriend I thought it would be a good idea to go and draw to the beach as I am studying art and he also studied it. So I didn't say where we were going neither what we were going to do. I only said we would need the car and to pass by McDonald (I know it's terrible), I had our sketchbooks and pencils laying in the car with a scarf on top so he wouldn't see it. It may sound a bit stupid, but it always feels good to go out of the house now and then.

ps. our kissykissy pictures are always the worst!

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21 de Fevereiro de 2014

Lisbon on Valentine's Day!

I know I haven't posted in for a long time, so I hope that now I will be trying (I won't promise anything) to post more as I have only made one post this year. So on Valentine's Day I went with my class to Lisbon to visit the Museu do Oriente, which was only about Asia, in a other part of that Museum we went to a more recent part, as we had to be quick I didn't really get if there was any theme around that part, but I loves the paintings of succulents (fifth picture). Then we went to the CCB Museum where we had the choice to choose the old part (1900-1960), or the most resent (1960 until now) which was the one I wanted to see as I love everything that's modern... But I didn't get it my way! As we are probably going back maybe next year we chose the older part so that we could see it all in a kind of timeline. Then to my favorite part, we went to Ilustrarte'14 which I loved! I love illustration, I love children books I love everything about illustration, obviously I don't like them all but at least I got to know more. Ilustrarte is a kind of International competition that goes on every two years (not sure), where people can send three of their original illustrations and their book, if they have one. 50 people get their work exposed to the audience, and one get's to be on the first place and get's their work on the front page and other kind of nice prices! I hope you enjoy it! Do you like illustration? If so, who are your favorite ones? (you can leave the link below) 

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