Friday, June 16, 2017

20 Signs Your 20s Have Made You Domesticated (#Adulting)

Getting our own place and moving into an area with my friends as neighbors has somehow made me feel like a character in Desperate Housewives for a second - without the extreme drama. Sometimes I still feel like my husband and I are just kids playing house and pretending to be grown ups. But wait, I guess I AM grown up, and I've become domesticated! *gasp!* Ever feel the same? If you can relate to these 20 things, then you're definitely currently #adulting like me.

1. You entering Ikea is suddenly like a kid entering Toys R Us. 
Everything in Ikea is suddenly beautiful - and practical - and affordable. You suddenly feel up for some home improvement.

2. You are now into investments, or thinking about investments, or at least have got some high interest-earning bank account.
There is no time like now to start saving and earning.

3. You glance at your superannuation or pension fund and wonder if you'll ever have enough to retire.
And then you dream about retiring early. Let's make that possible, shall we?
4. You want a tea set. Even though you don't drink tea.
See #1.

5. You suddenly find that cooking is fun.
You never really had to cook all your meals before but now you do, and it's actually starting to be fun. Whoa.

6. You progress from #5 to bulk cooking. 
Because who has time to cook everyday? You cook enough in 1 day to last you a few days. So you can actually have time to chill after work.
7. You also eat out or buy take-aways.. more often than you should.
Because ain't nobody got time to cook ALL the time.

8. You've purchased your first brand new car...
And are paying for the monthly costs to pay it off.

9. You do your chores..
Because the dishes don't wash themselves, dear. And no one else is going to clean up that mess you made on the floor.

10. You've found a system to grocery shopping.
Some people bulk buy, some people have lists, some do whatever but you've got your own system, and it works for you.
11. You give up late night outs for cozy nights at home with popcorn and Netflix.
Explanations not needed.

12. You allocate a day off to accomplish your to-do list which includes chores, groceries, and cooking.
Because when else could you accomplish so much?

13. You plan holidays.
Because you just NEED to.

14. You've assembled your own furniture...
or at least watched or assisted your husband to. Haha!
15. You work with a budget.
And if you haven't learned this in your 20s, uhm, what are you doing with your life? Lol.

16. You look after your health.
You book your GP appointments, get flu vaccines.. and then you attend your appointments and pay for them, and count this as a necessary expense. And then you pay for private insurance, and then wonder if it's really worth it, but pay for it anyway because what if...

17. You have an idea about real estate.
Because you are planning to purchase a house real soon, or better yet, already have!

18. You do your own laundry and appreciate the difference between a front-loader and a top-loader.
AND you've discovered what laundry detergent you favor. Basically stuff you did not care about a decade ago.

19. You pay your taxes and whine about them..
 And hope you get some money back when tax return season comes.

20. You buy yourself some toys.
And when I say toys, it can mean whatever it means to you - stuffed toys, figurines, books, makeup, Nintendo switch, a new phone.. Because no matter how much #adulting you do, there will always be a part of you who will always be a kid at heart.
What I'm Wearing:
Outfit 1:
Ruffled Striped Blouse - Zaful (HERE)
Outfit 2:
Short Sleeved Chambray Shirt - Zaful (HERE)
Jeggings and Shoes - Cotton On

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  1. Hahah #4! I want a tea set so badly!

    xx Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

  2. Such a fun post!! I'm crazy about tea sets! haha :P


    Seize your Style

  3. I couldn't agree more with this post.I can relate to many of them! PS - I love your outfit. That top is adorable!

    Jessica |

  4. I like tea and I always want a tea set. I plan holidays but I can´t temember the last time I went out to holidays. I am adult now but I can´t stop of buying toys shame on me

  5. Wow this was so not me in my 20s hahahha, I'm not 30 and only doing some of these things now LOL, I was a late bloomer I guess :P


  6. So many relatable things on your list! That thing about the tea set, I have that with pots and pans haha. I just bought the most fancy pancy pans every for my brand new kitchen, hahaha. As a teen I would've never believed that I would be excited about that! Love your list! Oh, and I like your Desperate Housewives reference, I miss that show!

    Xoxo, Layla Rosita | 

  7. Such an interesting list! I love #4, I love buying tea sets haha!


  8. I really love your outfit.
    I feel like I am starting to feel all of this even though I am 21.
    How about we follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Follow me and I'll follow you back.

  9. Nice post! :)) I love both your outfits <3


  10. Love both outfits!!

  11. I love these tops! They are so cute :)


    Novelstyle Blog

  12. OMG, I feel so relatable with most of this topics hahaha specially with Ikea being like a toy shop, guilty! ♥

  13. Definitely agree! Couldn't relate more on working with a budget!

  14. Love reading this! So many of them are so true for me! Especially the one where you feel like you’re just playing houses & pretending to be grown ups haha I always ask my partner if it feels like we’re just playing in a huge cubby house because we can literally buy/do whatever we want.
    & yep, I always “help” him put together furniture too :P

    TFM Life & Style blog

  15. I definitely prefer nights in. I enjoy going out during the day but I love chilled nights in and I'm only 22 haha, I never went through that wild going out stage.

  16. Oh.... feeling you... dealing with taxes, look after your health, play with budget.... Real adulthood :)

  17. you are looking so pretty

  18. I love Ikea haha!

  19. You defo learn so much when you move out! When I lived at Uni I learn't how to do my own laundry lol and def spent a lot of money on take away foods and cereal ha x

    S x

  20. Wow! Stunning outfit! Wonderful blouse!

  21. Such a great post, and you look pretty!
    xx, Cinthy Kwok

  22. great post!

  23. The one about Ikea made me laugh, it's literally SO true! I love any trips to a home DIY store!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  24. Awesome post! I cannot relate just yet - I am still a teenager living at home - but I still got a giggle out of this post! I love your outfits too, the ruffled blouse is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

    xxxx from Emily //

  25. Great, great post...would love for my teenage children to see this. Packed with a lot of wisdom.

  26. Yes girl, I love Ikea! I also don't drink tea, but want a tea set lol.

  27. Number 7 is so true!! Hahaha. You made me laught. But I have been happy at places like Ikea since I was a kid hahaha. Have a nice week!!

  28. This is so true, when you are younger you tend to not think of saving let alone investing. But investing is so important especially for long term. Loved your post so much and your photos are lovely :)

  29. No 4!!! Except I love tea so I guess that means it's okay right? right? P.S. both outfits are really cute! Thanks for sharing!

    The Hidden Thimble

  30. Number 7 is so true!! Hahaha. You made me laught.

  31. U look so very beautiful babe....Great post!Xx, Neha

  32. According to your post, I guess I am now an adult, haha. Ikea always makes me happy as a kid and broke AF and yeah, I'm also more focused on investing in long term pieces instead of trendy ones. Wishing you a great day! xx


  33. All of the above, haha adulting ain't so bad! Loving this look as well.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  34. This list is spot-on! Such is th elife of an adult, haha.

    Funmi x

  35. I laughed so hard! Such a cute post!
    Have a lovely day,
    xx Kris

  36. Such a cute post! You look so cute!

  37. Great post!!
    Super inspiring :D
    Thanks for sharing!!

  38. Hahah i love your take on adulting and they are pretty spot on.


  39. I don't know if you know this but there was an article that suggested all of IKEA's stores are designed like a maze to make you want to buy everything. Some psychological effect i think!

  40. great post! i crossed off 17/20 things!

  41. Such a lovely post:-)Great job!

  42. These are all so true- you know you're an adult when you think about high percentage investment accounts! ;)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  43. Totally agree. You look great!

  44. I agree with you and I can totally relate with most of your points, ha :D What's more, I love both outfits, dear :)

  45. HAHA I love this post although it made me feel old. I've been in such a cooking mood lately and I'm always thinking about ways to earn more and save more. Then I get to the insurance and I think "Is this worth all the money I'm spending??!?!

    The Girl on the Tamarind Hill

  46. The outfit is too cute!! Love it!
    Mónica Sors

  47. Wonderful, I like very much,
    kisses - Lea

  48. Oh man, I'm not completely there yet with all of these, but I can definitely relate to most of them, and the others are on my radar. Oh no, I'm an adult!

  49. I love how insightful this post is :) You look great beautiful style :)

  50. Love your style babe

    Molly X

  51. I agree with a part of it! Beautiful outfit btw:)

  52. Wow, your blog is amazing! I love it! xx
    Would you like to follow each other? If yes, please follow me on the both of my blogs and let me know in the comments of my newest posts so I can follow you ASAP.
    Have a great day!

    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE
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  53. These are so true hehe, I agree 100 % :) xx

  54. Totally love your casual style! Great photos! =)
    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  55. You look so cute!!


  56. Hahaha! After being married for more than 20 yrs, I can relate to all your points. Here's wishing you love & happiness, sweetie! xoxo

  57. Great list. Only I don't want a tea set and never have. I guess I'm not that grown up though and may never be - haha!
    xo, janea

  58. Wat a cute post honey. Nice list.

  59. Yes to all of these!! Specially #11, just let me go home early and watch some Netflix please! LOL

    xo | Cindy Elena

  60. Adulting is pretty rewarding. Haven't nailed all of these but I'm trying! Thanks for sharing.

    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

  61. I really love this post! This is so true, especially number 7 and 13!

  62. I'm already agree with Ikea excitement, and with love for cooking :) even if I'm feeling a kid !
    With love,

  63. ahhaahah so true! I'm totally domesticated. Expect for the cooking thing, I do everything hahaha

    Bom fim de semana!
    n. //

  64. Oh yes, number 11 definitely relate to me.

    Her Hive

  65. Really great post! Thanks for sharing)

  66. Really cool post! Netflix and popcorn :D

    Have a great week,

    Nicolas from Dresscape

  67. Haha love this. 11 is me - totally me.

  68. I'm not in my 20s anymore but I can still relate to this. Fun post dear and your outfit rocks too!!!


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