Friday, 23 March 2018

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Cookie "cakes" seem to be everywhere at the moment! Whilst I have some issues with the name - as they are not cakes in any way, but are merely large cookies with icing on top, and sometimes in the middle - I do have to say I adore this trend, which shouldn't be much of a surprise as you all know how much I love making cookies.

Another reason I just had to jump on this treat bandwagon is because I instantly knew I wanted to make a heart eyes emoji version, which is when I realised that I've never made anything related to emojis before! As I love emojis, I knew how completely wrong this was straight away, so I quickly begun brainstorming! 

As I have been talking about in my last few cooking posts, I am really trying to branch out when it comes to making desserts. I've got a big list of things that I have never tried making before, and I am hoping to slowly cross them all off the list. Before you start to think, Well, Indya, a giant cookie really isn't THAT different from your usual content, believe me that I do realise this - BUT I made this at the end of a weekend where I had basically no baking ingredients left. 

I had just spent a few days trying out new recipes and DIY projects, and I was out of supplies for any more technical recipes, but I still wanted to make something, so I whipped up this guy! Which is also why you can barely see the icing in between the two cookies, as I had only 40g of butter to work with ๐Ÿ˜…

Whilst I do want to try out older, tried-and-tested recipes that everyone loves, I also want to see what all the fuss is with the newer trends that are out there in the baking world right now. According to my Pinterest dashboard, cookie cakes are all the rage, so I decided to make one myself. 

Plus, as much as I want to challenge myself in the kitchen, I also want to make time for the fun and simple treats too, as not everyone has a few days - or even a few hours - to churn out a difficult recipe. Anyway, enough of me defending myself to... myself, and let's get onto the recipe!

Fries Shaped Rice Krispies Treats

You will need:
♡ Your favourite sugar cookie dough that won't spread, I swear by this recipe
♡ Your favourite frosting to go in the middle (I coloured mine yellow to resemble emojis, and flavoured them lemon just for fun)
Rolling pin and piping bag
♡ Baking paper and large baking tray
♡ Small knife or pizza cutter
♡ Red and black fondant
♡ Medium sized dinner plate
Heart cookie cutter (optional)
♡ Yellow food gel and lemon flavouring (also optional, for the icing in the middle)

1. Measure two pieces of baking paper that are both the same size as your tray. Place one aside, then grab a large handful of dough and roll it out onto the other sheet until it's wider than the dinner plate that you have. 

Since you're rolling out the dough to such a large shape, it's going to quite thin if you don't have enough to work with, so make sure that it'll still the same thickness as any regular cookie you would make. If it's too thin, it will go brown and burn much easier!

2. Once the dough is larger than the plate, place the plate upside down on top of the dough and cut around the edge with your knife or pizza cutter. Put the excess pieces with the rest of your dough, then pop your dough circle onto the tray by lifting up the two ends of the baking paper that it's on and placing that onto the tray. This eliminates the need to pick up the cookie with your hand and possible ruining the shape. Place your cookie into the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes. 

3. Grab another large handful of dough and roll it out onto your second piece of baking paper. Once it's larger than the plate, measure and cut the dough once again, then place that one in the oven for 8-10 minutes - after your first one is done, of course!

4. Wait until both cookies are completely cook, choose which one you want to be your top piece, then roll out your red fondant onto some baking paper. I actually traced my eyes and mouth shapes off a photo on the internet so they'd resemble the emoji more accurately, but you can always use a heart cookie cutter, or even just hand carve it! 

If you're going the stencil method, I cut out the heart shape, placed it onto the red fondant, then used a small knife to carve around the piece of paper! If some of your edges are looking a little wonky, use the edge of the knife to slowly press them back into shape. Once you're happy with the shape, place the excess fondant aside and flip the baking paper over onto the top cookie so that the fondant hearts fall onto it, then reposition if needed.

Note: If you're worried about the fondant slipping off the cookie, lightly brush one side with some water, then put that side onto the cookie, and press down on it ever so lightly. The water makes the fondant a lot sticker, so it should stay put!

5. Now roll out the black fondant onto some baking paper and cut out the mouth shape. Once again, I traced the shape from the internet, cut it out and used it as a stencil. When you've cut out your shape and placed the excess fondant to the side, hold the baking paper over the cookie and flip it over once again, allowing the fondant mouth to land on the cookie.

6. Fill your piping bag with the frosting of your choice (I used buttercream, as always, which I also coloured yellow and added a lemon flavouring to!), and cover the cookie that you have deemed the "bottom" cookie with the frosting. Be careful not to go too close to the edge as the weight of the other cookie on top may push the frosting out the sides. Once you're happy with the frosting, carefully pick up the other cookie and place it on top, and you're done! You now have one big emoji cookie "cake" ๐Ÿ˜‹

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Of course, you don't have to make a heart eyes emoji version of this if you don't want to! There are so many emoji faces out there now, the possibilities are practically endless! Let me know in the comments what your favourite emoji is, and I might even try to make a recipe or project inspired by it ๐Ÿ˜œ

Until next time,
Indya xx

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

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I was browsing through Pinterest not too long ago when I came across some gorgeous pop-up cards that Damask Love made for Valentine's Day, and it was like a light-bulb moment for me! I instantly thought: You can make your own pop-up cards? Which was followed up by: Well, of course you can! They exist, so there must be some way to make them! After reading Amber's post and realising how easy they are to make, I knew I had to make some of my own - and I had the perfect reason to, as Easter is just around the corner!

Pop-up cards are adorable and just so much fun, but I knew I wanted to make mine even funner, so I added one of my favourite things in the entire world: puns. I'm all for any kind of jokes - ESPECIALLY the awful, Dad-like jokes that make you cringe uncontrollably - but puns are probably my favourite. You'll never see me more proud of myself, or with a bigger smile on my face, than when I have just made an awesome pun.

I can't take credit for any of these puns as they are all over the internet, but Daniel did tell me about "Have a Hoppy Easter!" before I saw it online, so you can at least credit him for that one. Once you have your favourite Easter-themed puns in mind, read on to find out how you can make your own Easter pun-filled pop-up cards!


You'll need:
♡ To read Amber's post on how to cut your white cardstock
Paper in various colours, including white
Black fineliner pen
♡ Scissors and glue
Heart-shaped hole punch (optional)
Emoji stickers (also optional, but I adore them!)

1. When you have prepped your cards and they are ready to decorate, it's time to make your Easter eggs! I drew and cut out one egg that I then used as a stencil so they would all be uniform. Remember not to make them too tall or too wide or else they'll stick out the tops and sides of your cards when they're closed! Once you've traced all your eggs onto the desired coloured paper, cut them out.

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2. For the "you're a good egg" card, I decided to decorate those eggs with various coloured hearts as that was one of the more romantic puns out of the four. Use your hole punch to cut out small hearts and stick them in any pattern or order that you would like!

3. For the eggs with lines and/or "crack" marks, I traced the size of the eggs onto the white paper and just cut out both straight and wavy strips of white paper from those egg shapes, to ensure that they would be the right size. Once you're happy with your strips of paper, stick them onto your desired eggs.

4. I also decided to decorate one of my eggs with spots, but as I don't have a regular hole punch I had to cut the tiny circle out by hand and glue them on. As you can see, it is possible, but incredibly tedious, so I would recommend using the hole punch if you have it! I definitely would have made more spotty eggs if I had one.

5. My last design for the Easter eggs was to decorate them with actual eggs, obviously. It seemed like the only choice to go with the "I hope this cracks you up!" pun, and the egg emoji sticker ties in perfectly as well. There really isn't much that I love more than a good pun, I'm telling you!

If I was a better drawer, I would have loved to draw some cute bunnies and stick them onto the eggs as well, but I decided to keep it simple as the puns really are the star of these cards for me ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Whilst I'm not crazy over Easter like I am when it comes to Christmas, I certainly don't mind the influx of cute bunny and chicken items that flood every single store (you have NO idea how difficult it is to not buy every single soft toy I see!). Daniel and I also seem to find me something Pokemon-themed for Easter every year as well, and I love any excuse to increase my collection, so I guess this holiday isn't too bad!

What do you love most about Easter? For those who aren't the biggest fans of chocolate, is there something else that you do or get instead during this time of year? Daniel and I are always looking for more unique traditions to take up!

Until next time,
Indya xx

Monday, 19 March 2018

Tomorrow - March 20th - is the International Day of Happiness, and with all the happiness I've acquired and built for myself over the last few years, there's no way I could let this day pass by without writing a post about it. As someone who once thought life was awful, unbearable, and not worth living, but is now head over heels in love with living and is so grateful to wake up every day, happiness and positivity is something that I love talking about because I know it is achievable.

This post is all about perspective, and how a simple change to the way you think can drastically affect how you feel about life and the world around you. Sometimes it really is the littlest things that can create the biggest changes, so here a few simple ways to try and turn a negative situation around ✨


No one is immune to the woes that can come with working, but changing your mindset and how you look at things can drastically affect your time at work. It's important to remember how great it is to be able to work. It allows you to get out of the house, do something, and earn money so that you can do things like have electricity and eat food. 

It's things like that, that seem so common to many of us, that we take for granted. As I have mentioned before, it is a privilege just to have a job. So many people would love to be in your position, so enjoy it while you have it - after all, we never know what tomorrow could bring, or take away from us.


First up, some humility so you don't all think I am a bubbly, laughing person 24/7: Nothing gets to me more than when something I've planned doesn't work out. I set such high expectations for myself, and I am torn apart when they don't come out the way I hoped - but I'm working on it. I am trying to train myself to think of the good parts of these situations. 

For example, it teaches me to think on my feet. Depending on what has gone wrong, I am often able to salvage the product by changing something last minute, which helps me become more resourceful. It also teaches me that there's often a much simpler way to do things, and that I don't have to push myself so far every time. If those things don't make me feel better, at the very least I am still getting some practice in and am (very) slowly learning to be more patient with myself.



Everybody has to deal with this at some point in their life. Even though I have cut off every toxic friend and family member that I once had, I still have to deal with people online, at work, and just in every day life, so there is bound to be a few people who snap at me, say something rude, or are just so bitter that it drags even me down. 

Once again, learning to deal with this situation is all about perspective. The most common thing people say is to put yourself in their shoes because you never know what they could be growing through, and there's a very good chance that their attitude towards you has nothing to do with you at all - but it's hard to feel sorry for people who are treating you badly. 

Instead, I think about how grateful I am that I'm not them. I am so glad that I don't let petty things like jealousy affect how I treat people, and that's really humbling to think. I do my very best to be a good person and treat everyone with respect, and they certainly can't say that. I know that I have a good heart, and that's all that matters at the end of the day.


These very simple things have made me a much happier person in my day-to-day life, and have encouraged me to appreciate each day for what it is. I still have a long way to go in my journey to happiness - as cliche as that may sound - but I am still so proud and amazed by how far I've come already. Life is good, and we are so lucky to be alive at this point in time, so don't let a single day pass you by without remembering that ๐Ÿ’•

Until next time,
Indya xx

PS. I came across this post on Reddit where someone challenges people to write a negative sentence, and he'll put a positive spin on it. I'm all for encouraging people to change their mindset, and some of the things said are really interesting!

Friday, 16 March 2018

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They say loose lips sink ships, but what about jelly ones? ๐Ÿ˜œ

As I mentioned in Monday's post, Daniel has been helping me out in the kitchen, and it's been really fun to be able to share another part of my life with him. I had actually planned to make lips shaped Rice Krispies treats for Lips Appreciation Day as I had so much fun making my last Rice Krispie treat, but it didn't work out how I had planned.

After I scrapped that idea, Daniel said that I should try out a brand new recipe instead. He did some brainstorming and stumbled across this jelly slice recipe and we decided to give it a go. Daniel loves jelly, and it didn't involve any baking so it seemed like a good way to ease into new recipes without jumping straight into the deep end.

Whilst jelly slice itself certainly isn't ground-breaking - every recipe we found for it was essentially the same - I absolutely love how the deep red jelly looks like red lipstick, which is definitely my favourite colour for lipstick (although I also have quite the fondness for orange and pink too - what can I say, I love my colours!). To turn your jelly slice into these luscious lips, wait until all your layers have set completely, then grease a lips shaped cookie cutter with butter before carefully pressing it into your jelly slice, then slide the cutter off by gently pressing on the jelly. Easy! 

This was not only my first time making jelly slice, but it was my first time eating it too, and it was delicious! Whilst there's a bit of waiting around involved, this certainly isn't a difficult recipe at all, and I think it would be quite a nice treat to serve at parties. Plus, if you're like me and have quite the extensive cookie cutter collection, then you can make it fit in with any kind of theme you may have going on!

For those wondering what exactly Lips Appreciation Day is, truth is, I don't really know either. As far as I can tell, the people behind Party Excuses made it up, and I'm certainly not mad about it - after all, I am the Queen of Novelty Holidays! ๐Ÿ˜œ 


I know this post isn't as unique as my sushi roll cake pops or my letter board sugar cookies, but I really believe this is the start of a new era here on The Small Adventurer. Whilst I am sure my cookie posts won't disappear for long as I do love to make and decorate them, I am hoping that I will continue to branch out and try new things, whilst still putting a Small Adventurer-twist to them! 

If you have any recipes that you think I should try out, feel free to let me know in the comments! I want to continue growing as a baker and dessert maker, and the only way that will happen is if I keep challenging myself. Here's to continuing to flourish all throughout 2018 ✨

Until next time,
Indya xx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

I know all my Australian readers and fellow bloggers are going to look at this title and frown, thinking: Indya, you know we just entered Autumn, right? It's nowhere near Spring. Yes, don't worry, I'm aware of what hemisphere I'm in, but I decided to write this post for two reasons. The first one being that most of my readers are actually from America (hey guys!) and other places in the Northern Hemisphere, but I also decided to write it because I think any time is a good time for a Spring clean!

Every few months I will change things up around our house. I'll do a declutter, I'll add or take away a piece of furniture, or I'll change the way I organise something in hopes to make life even smoother for us. Doing these things always leaves me feeling refreshed and motivated. After all, we are all ever-changing, so our surroundings should be too, including our blogs!

We are not the same people we were a few months ago, and your blog should always reflect that. There's nothing wrong with growth, in fact I think it will only help you. The more real you are on your blog, the more people will relate to you and trust you. So, next time you feel like you've entered a new stage in your life and you need to change some things around, here are a few blog-related things that you should consider!


I honestly think this is one of the best decisions ever, and I am (very, very) slowly in the process of doing it myself. When I started this blog back in August 2016, I took awful photos, the layout of my posts was different, and I didn't really know what I wanted to do with The Small Adventurer just yet, so everything was all over the place. Whilst I have gone back and deleted some of my old posts that I felt really didn't add anything to the world, I generally believe it's best to just go back and edit your old posts.

Upload better photos, improve your vocabulary, link to newer posts that may be related to the same topic. You never know what post of yours someone might stumble across one day, so you want to make sure that, no matter what post it is, the reader will be instantly intrigued about you and your blog and want to read more. If they find an old post with grainy photos and outdated information, they are going to exit that tab and move on, which is not what we want!


Whilst I mention this in the point above, it's not just old blog posts that could use new photos. Perhaps your about page, sidebar, or even your gallery page if you have one could use some newer photos. Especially if you've been blogging for some time, you don't want your readers to become acquainted with an old, outdated photo of you or it might confuse them. Plus, this gives you an excuse to dress up and take some fun photos of yourself if you want to!



Once again, you are ever-changing, so the information you give people about yourself needs to be ever-changing as well. I edited my about page many times before I realised what was needed and what wasn't. I used to list things about myself that had nothing to do with this blog, which really isn't going to help anyone. 

Whilst it's fine to put in quick and quirky facts about yourself here and there (my about page features my Subway order, for example), including things like "you can find my head stuck into a book 24/7" is a little pointless if you don't talk about books or reading on your blog. This is just my personal opinion, but I would expect most things that are mentioned in your about page - especially ones that you claim to love so much - to make at least some appearances within your blog content. Otherwise, it's just unnecessary.


I have heard that there's plug-ins that do this for you, but I am pretty sure they're not available on Blogger (if I am wrong, please let me know! I'd love to be use one), so this task could be quite a tedious one, which is why I prioritise my link-checking. I make sure that all the links on my blog's home page - and any pages that those links link to - are correct and working. I also like to double-check any posts that get a particularly high amount of traffic have all correct links; these are also the posts you want to go back and add links to newer posts to as well, to drive the traffic to your newer content.

I know how annoying it is when I find a great blog and/or post, and the links are broken, or lead to a site that doesn't exist anymore. If this happens too often I will simply leave that page and find a new one, as will anyone else who stumbles across a page with broken links. Even if your information is really interesting and helpful, your links are still extremely important!


I did this quite a bit last year. I got rid of blog post series that weren't as popular as others, that weren't as fun to write anymore, or that I knew I was writing for all the wrong reasons. For example, I used to write a weekly post about the things I bought at a thrift store. It was fun to research each item and find out what I saved by buying it second hand, but it made me spend money every single week on things that I didn't really need, so I scrapped it. I also used to set monthly goals, but I fell into a routine of setting really easy goals and not challenging myself, simply because I knew how easy those posts were to write. That's not the kind of person I wanted to be, so good-bye monthly goals!

Around this time, I also realised how passionate I was about baking and creating. It gave me an entire newfound drive and love for life, so I knew I had to do more of it, and I knew I had to share those adventures on here. Now, I would say I am mostly a baking and DIY blog (still a little short on the DIY content, but I'm getting there!), and it feels great to have those topics in mind to work on and brainstorm content for. When I realised that I didn't have to cover every single topic in the world, my overall plan for my blog became a whole lot clearer, which enabled me to learn more about myself as well.


There you go, five simple ways to give your blog a subtle makeover and ensure that it is always refreshed and relevant to you and how you live your life. After all, you are the brains and heart behind your blog, and that should be reflected in every aspect of it. Don't be afraid to let it grow and change as you do!

Until next time,
Indya xx


Monday, 12 March 2018

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I am just realising that Easter is fifteen days earlier than it was last year. That seems insane! I know it's got to do with the full moon and whatnot, but it's still strange to me. Imagine starting a new year and not knowing what date Christmas was going to fall on, it would drive me crazy!

Anyway, this slice is kind of groundbreaking for me - as will be Friday's recipe - since Daniel has been doing his best to get me out of my shell (hey, that's almost an Easter pun...) and try new things in the kitchen. 

We've been watching Zumbo's Just Desserts and it's really inspired him to help me branch out for my usual cupcakes and cookies because I am the Queen of resting your laurels and would do it for the rest of my life if I could - but, I have to say, I am loving the results so far!

We've started off with two different slice recipes, as they are something different to me, but still aren't too difficult right off the bat. Friday's recipe is actually the first one we tried, and this hedgehog slice is the second. Neither one of us had ever made hedgehog slice before, but I really think we nailed it! I honestly cannot stop eating it, it's so good. 

We changed it up a bit from the regular, everyone-and-their-mum-has-made recipe by using milk chocolate instead of dark, and scrapping the walnuts, but other than that it's the good old hedgehog slice that everyone reading this has most certainly had at some point in their lives! Now, I'll stop chewing off your ear and get onto the recipe!

( This recipe actually makes six of the squares pictured - I just like doing things in threes! ๐Ÿ˜…)

You'll Need:
♡ 200g plain biscuits, chopped coarseley
♡ 1/2 tsp vegetable oil
♡ 1 egg

♡ 150g chocolate (I used cooking chocolate so it would melt easier)
♡ 1/3 cup cocoa powder
♡ 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
♡ 250g butter
♡ 1 + 1/4 cup caster sugar

1. Grease or line your tray with baking paper or butter. Most recipes usually call for a 20 x 30 tray, but you can go for bigger or smaller depending on how thick you would like your slice to be!

2. Melt butter in 30 second increments in the microwave, then quickly stir sugar and cocoa in until melted and incorporated.

3. Whisk in the egg, then add biscuits and coconut. Mix until combined. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Refrigerate overnight.

4. Melt chocolate in microwave or on the stove, then pour evenly on top of your slice. Place back in fridge until set.

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You'll Need:
♡ Buttercream icing
♡ Green gel food dye
Piping bag
Grass piping tip
♡ Blue and green sprinkles (optional)


1. Colour your buttercream with the food dye until you get your desired colour. Pour icing into piping bag fitted with the grass piping tip.

2. Once the top layer of chocolate on your hedgehog slice has set and cooled, cut it into slices and start piping the grass by squeezing the piping bag as close to the slice as possible for a few seconds, before lifting it up and slowly releasing the pressure on the bag. Holding it in place for those few seconds creates a foundation for the "blades" of grass to sit in, rather than just having the brown slice underneath.

3. Continue step two all over the hedgehog slices, making sure that each new patch of icing you do is as close to the one before as possible to eliminate any spots of brown in between, but also being cautious that the piping tip doesn't squish any of the previous icing you added.

4. Once all your slices are covered in your green icing, decorate with speckled eggs, chocolate bunnies (which I show you how to make below), and sprinkles if you'd like!



You'll Need:
♡ White and milk chocolate melts
♡ Plastic bunny mould (I used these ones)

1. Melt chocolate in 30 second increments in the microwave, then pour into desired mould.

2. Place in fridge until set, then carefully pop out the chocolate and break off any excess pieces. Repeat this process until you have as many chocolate bunnies as you desire, then carefully place them onto your Easter scene hedgehog slices! 

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This is really quite a simple dessert for such an awesome result, but it's still not something I would have bothered to try if it weren't for Daniel. I can't wait for you guys to see Friday's post; it was 100% Daniel's idea and it is awesome. I couldn't be more thankful to have him in my life to help me try new things and realise my own potential.

I'll explain more in the actual post, but Daniel helping me out in the kitchen came about because a recipe I tried didn't work out, so he suggested a slice recipe, and now we try out new baking adventures every weekend together. We're hoping to attempt mini pies soon; it will be our first attempt at making pastry so that should be interesting ๐Ÿ˜‚

Until next time,
Indya xx

Friday, 9 March 2018

One thing that I honestly never think I'll run out of is inspiration. I am inspired by the entire world; everything around me encourages me to try harder to be a better version of myself, and I feel really blessed to be able to see the world that way. I love that I always focus on the smaller parts of life that so many others often miss, as I truly think the key to happiness is within those smaller, quieter moments of life that are ignored far too much.

Everyone has their own muses and sources of inspiration. Everyone has a different story to tell and different dreams to strive towards, so listing the things that inspire me might not have much effect on people - but they also might. These things might help others take another look at the things that are surrounding them, and realise how much inspiration is already there. 

If nothing else, this post might help a future me who has lost her way and forgot what used to drive her to spend every day creating something new. Hopefully that never happens, but at least I'll have this post to come back to if it does!


My biggest idols and inspirations in life are fellow bloggers, particularly Studio DIY and Aww Sam. I honestly can't talk about these ladies enough, I really do admire everything they do! I've been following their blogs and Instagram Stories for so long now it feels like I know them in real life. Even Daniel knows them - and their partners - by their first names now!

Fangirl-ing aside, these two incredibly ladies have taught me so much about life and blogging. They've taught me that you can make a name for yourself just by being yourself, and that you can never have too much colour! They both make a living creating things and bringing happiness into other people's lives, and it's so encouraging to see their dreams come true thanks to all their hard work. 

In fact, they really made me fall in love with actually putting in the work and striving towards your goals, because nobody owes you anything in life, so if you want something, you've got to go after it!


Without giving you an entire sob story, I have had a less-than-perfect life, to say the least. Throughout high school I was so caught up in a horrible home life and an abusive relationship that I wasted all my potential to grow and achieve great things throughout those years. 

It honestly breaks my heart to think of all the opportunities and personal growth that I missed out on over that time, but it also motivates me not to waste any more time. I am still super young in the grand scheme of things, and there's no reason why I can't start all the things I always wanted to now. After all, 2018 the year I flourish into the person I have always wanted to be!


Daniel is the best thing to ever happen to me. He is my best friend in the whole world, and nobody thinks higher of me than he does. He is always encouraging me to go that little bit further. When I share a small idea with him, he instantly has an idea on how to make it even bigger and better. He takes me out of my comfort zone and prevents me from always doing things the easy way, and I really need that.

If I didn't have him, I wouldn't have grown at all over the last four and a half years. I wouldn't have had the courage to move out and cut ties with a toxic family member, I wouldn't have bothered to go back to school, I wouldn't have even started this blog! He is my backbone and the most amazing person ever. I'm never letting him go!



There you have it, the three things that inspire and motivate me most in life. I honestly don't know where I would be - or who I would be - without these things, especially Daniel. Actually, if it wasn't for Daniel, I would still be who I was in the past, not living up to my full potential and letting time pass me by, but no more! 

I've already grown so much since meeting Daniel, and I know I'm only going to continue to grow as time goes on. Remember: you can't control what happens to you in life, but you can control how you react to it! Don't let this life slip through your fingers ✨

Until next time,
Indya xx