In March you can save money (up to 10%) on buying your new domains from NameCheap. If you need a new hosting plan, you can save $5 on shared hosting plan OR 15% on a professional hosting plan. Just returning from my latest domain shopping spree after realizing that there was a sale going on at Namecheap. I've talked about this before (see my blog post on starting a blog in 8 easy steps): Namecheap is my number one place to buy domains. You get free WhoisGuard for one year (which I really like to prevent being contacted by everyone and their aunt about "the world's best website programmers"...), the domains are cheap and they have so many TLDs to choose from. Time to get creative! If you want to get cheap domains and/or hosting, here are the codes to use: The code: "HEYSPRING" will give you up ... Read More
So, I'm currently in the process of writing my master thesis (an engineering degree called: Product Development and Innovation from SDU Odense) and as always, when I have a project that needs to be worked on - I find it difficult to motivate myself and focus! Not because the subject doesn't interest me, but often because starting a big project can seem incredibly overwhelming. To keep myself on track and to motivate myself to get things done, I'm using a couple of tips that I want to share with you as well - and hopefully we'll both gain from them. These are my guidelines to the question: "how to motivate yourself to get things done" 1. Clear your mind This is the first thing that I do to clear my mind: I clean up my physical environment - whether that is my desktop, office or living room. I then focus ... Read More
This is for everyone who wants to be able to get more out of their online shopping and save money online. If you're like me and love shopping on line even if it's just once in a while or all the time, you'd probably not complain too much about saving a little extra when you do shop. I've found that if you're just a little smart about your online shopping - you can actually save quite a lot of money on your online shopping. 1. Sign Up for Newsletters One very simple way to save money online is to ensure that you get offers directly to your e-mail by signing up for newsletters on the websites that carry the products that you are interested in (fashion, tech, beauty etc.) These online stores offer a discount just for signing up for their newsletter: H&M Zalando 2. Student Discounts - Sign Up for ... Read More
This quick guide will show you, how to create a profitable blog AND make money online. Follow each simple step and you can have your new profitable blog up and running within the next hour! This post contains affiliate links! 1. Pick a Topic Creating a blog is a great way to create profitable content, since the setup is simple and you will be able to write about a subject that really interests you while continuously adding new content that you can make money with. To find a subject for your blog/website, start out by looking at your own hobbies and interests - chances are that other people have the same interests. Before you commit to a topic, make sure that you will be able to write a lot about it and that you do not get bored with it, otherwise you will not be able to create content that people ... Read More
Since the beginning of our relationship, Mark and I have talked about getting a dog. We both love dogs and have both had dogs at our parents'. However, since we've always been travelling we figured that we would wait. After arriving home from Australia and New Zealand we figured, why not now? Meet the latest member of our little family: Leeroy (Jenkins anyone?!) He's a Pembroke Welsh Corgi - tricolor and with tail. I had been following breeders online to see when there would be puppies available. I finally found a breeder with a planned litter where both corgi parents were with tail and tricolor (which is what we wanted). So I called up the breeder and she said that she would contact me once the puppies had been delivered. A couple of weeks later she called and told me that they had had 4 healthy puppies. When the puppies were three weeks old ... Read More
It's 2017! In case you hadn't noticed... I started 2017 off with a BANG. Mark and I decided to go to a glamorous (to us at least) event at Blackbird Bar & Restaurant in Brisbane. It was five hours of open bar, delicious canapes and exciting music (both live and DJ) - by the end of which Mark had to carry be back home because my feet were killing me. However I did have time to dive into this fancy golden bathtub filled with delicious bottles.. After New Years Eve we took a couple of days off to go to the mountains. I had booked a nice little Alpine Cabin at a B&B called: Mt Warning Bed & Breakfast Retreat (I can really recommend it, it was such a nice little place). We went to Mt Warning and got up at 3 in the morning to hike up the mountain and watch ... Read More
Celebrating Christmas in Australia was a very different experience, especially when you're from Denmark where Christmas is a huge event that is thoroughly celebrated. First of all, it's very hot in Brisbane at the moment, after all it's summer down here. Second of all, Christmas is always a family holiday (in my family anyways) and celebrating Christmas without them is a little strange - lucky that I have my boyfriend with me... 🙂 We had a wonderful Christmas Eve (on the 24th) with traditional Danish Christmas dishes like Duck with Brown Sauce, Red Cabbage, Sugarcoated Potatoes and Rice pudding for dessert. We also threw in a little Aussie-style with a Prawn-Cocktail for starters. We decorated the apartment with a lot of "crawl-gnomes" I'm still in the middle of celebrating Christmas and I'm already starting to get ready for New Year's Eve - or at least planning for it. Outfits In general, sequins ... Read More
Merry Christmas Everyone I hope that you have had a great year and enjoy the holidays with your loved ones. I will be celebrating Christmas in Australia which will be a very different experience than celebrating with my family back in Denmark. However, I'm really looking forward to switching up the traditions a little bit and mixing the Danish with the Australian culture - it should be interesting. I have created two Christmas cards for you to print and use however you want! They can be downloaded from here. - Josephine ... Read More
Raining outside or just a bookworm? I fall under the latter category... To be honest, I haven't been reading as much as I used to when I was a teenager. The thing is that I don't take time out to relax and focus on just reading - I'm always doing ten things at once (or trying to). What I used to love about reading is the way that I immerse myself completely into the story and only focus on the story and nothing else. I have therefor decided to start reading again - I just started Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (for 20th time - I'm a HUGE HP fan!!) and I'm already falling in love with reading again. Especially in a busy day - ending it with reading a chapter or two is just an amazing way to unwind and put all the worries and thoughts on ... Read More
So, I have been absent from my blog for quite a while now, but now I'm back! As I have written a couple of posts about, I recently moved to Brisbane, Australia to finish my Engineering degree and in the last couple of months uni suddenly got really intense. However, now I'm on summer break, which is very strange, when you're used to this time of year being winter. Luckily, I can finally relax a bit and start working on my blog again, which is awesome 🙂 As you may have seen, I created a new tab called "Portfolio". On this page I will be showcasing some of the projects that I have made as a Design Engineer. So, if you find that sort of thing interesting, take a look! And if you have any feedback, please do not hesitate to give it 🙂 I hope you are all enjoying ... Read More
I'm 26 and I think it's time... to start using eye cream. I guess you have to begin before actually seeing any changes in your skin so that's what I'm going to do. One of my all-time favorite skin care brand is Clinique however, I do not often buy it because it does cost more than what my student wallet can handle. I have tried their All About Eyes before and I really liked it. So, when I saw online that David Jones had a Clinique offer (buy a Clinique product of $60 or more and receive a free Clinique tote filled with Clinique products) I decided to buy it. I got the Clinique All About Eyes Rich Cream 30 mL. Freebies from Clinique: Liquid Facial Soap Mild (Dry Combination) Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (Very Dry to Dry Combination) Lift and Contour Serum for Face and Neck Repairwear Sculpting Night Creme Long Last ... Read More
In Australia it's spring - and that means spring break woo hoo (anyone else remembers that gem from Friends?) My plans for this week? Doing absolutely nothing... except focusing on DIY projects and I am so excited. That's why I kicked my Friday off my going on a mini shopping spree for things to be creative with. Any excuse to go shopping right?! 😉 I went to Typo (my favorite shop here in Brisbane) and Lincraft. Here's what I got: From Typo I bought three cute A5 notebooks with different motives, a turquoise pen and a small box of wooden pegs. From Lincraft I bought some black twine and a couple of sharpies (in bronze and silver) I also did a little online shopping on eBay where I got two rolls of contact paper: One in marble and one in copper. Warning! You might begin to see several things being transformed into ... Read More
So, at least two awesome things happened this week: First, we went to see We Will Rock You here at QPAC in Brisbane and it was absolutely incredible. Second, I finally got my hands on the Harry Potter book! I am so excited about it and to be honest, when I first opened the book and read Harry Potter's name, I got a little tear in my eye... The stage for We Will Rock You, Brisbane About the Queen musical, I have been a huge fan of Queen ever since I can remember. When I was younger I found YouTube videos of the musical which I watched so many times. I really wanted to go see the musical and back in 2012 I went to London where I went to go see the musical and it was such a great experience. One of the first thing I saw when we arrived ... Read More
Sometimes you just get lucky. We went to see the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra on Monday night after I won two tickets to the show along with a nights stay at the Sofitel hotel in Brisbane Central. The QPAC concert hall I had entered in a competition online and then forgotten about it. Then I received an e-mail saying that I was their winner and that I could pick up my tickets before the concert and that I had already been booked in at Sofitel. It was unreal and I wasn't really sure that it was true until I went to the hotel, checked in and went to pick up the tickets. Everything was already arranged, so my boyfriend and I just relaxed and enjoyed a night out. It was an incredible experience, both seeing and listening to the orchestra but also experiencing the QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre). The concert was amazing ... Read More
We found an apartment in the middle of Brisbane city. It's on the 27. floor and we have the most amazing view over the city. However, getting there took some time and a couple of really stressful days. This is our view over the city... Before we left for Australia I had booked us a couple of nights at a hostel. Even though I had spent several hours searching for apartments online I hadn't pursued anything, mainly because it would be impossible to make decision based on some pictures online. However, I do have a piece of advice: Try to book inspections before you arrive. This way you will be able to go look at places to live in the first few days. Since we did not do this it took us a couple of days before we even went to go look at apartments. A couple of days might not sound like a ... Read More
We have arrived in Brisbane and the first couple of weeks were spent acclimating to the Australian weather and culture. All in all the culture is not so very different from the Danish culture, but the weather is a whole lot better... The beautiful Treasury Hotel We stayed at Minto (hostel) which is located on the South side of the river in West End. From there we could easily walk to the river and the city center. The hostel was cheap (which is why we booked the accommodation) however the building was very old and situated right next to a main road to the city which meant constant noise. Luckily we only had to stay there until we found a more permanent place which we did after only one week! One of the first things that I noticed about Brisbane is that there is always something going on somewhere in the ... Read More
So, projects have been a little slow lately because I have been working on something completely different: Moving to Australia. I am so excited and a little bit nervous - I mean, it's on the other side of the Earth. Getting my passport ready | Passport Cover from Etsy When I was 20 I went to Namibia (Africa) and then Australia as part of a gap year. In Namibia I did some volunteer work and in Australia I went backpacking along the East coast. This was the first big trip that I did by myself and I absolutely fell in love with travelling. A couple of years later I went on a three-month journey with my boyfriend where we visited: South Africa, Nepal, Australia and Thailand. When we were in a Australia, we went to Brisbane. One day we were walking along the river, looking at all the people and ... Read More

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