Thursday, 24 December 2015

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is upon us and, from the bottom of our hearts, we want to wish you all the happiest of holidays! We'll be back with the New Year :)

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: The Film That... Set My Traditions -Kettle article

Who doesn't love movies? Another article that I wrote for Kettle was part of a feature called "The Film that...", in which we had to pick a movie that inspired us certain feelings. As you can see by the post title, my pick was Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The article was published on August 23rd, 2015, come with me to find out why I chose this movie! 

Warner Bros

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Outfit Showcase: Christmas Jumpers

Welcome to a new edition of Outfit Showcase! 'Tis the season to be jolly, as they say, and Christmas always gets me in a good mood and very festive. Follow me to see my pick of seasonal jumpers that I think are an absolute must-have this Christmas!

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

It's good to be back!

Aaaand we're back!!
I must say, leaving home for a few weeks is nice from time to time, but boy, you never realise the things you have to do when you come back! For starters, we have been greeted with this . . .

Monday, 30 November 2015

Holiday Break

Hello lovely readers!

This is just a short message to inform you that for the next couple of weeks we'll be away in Italy to visit our families. We rarely see them so it's really good for us to take this break before the Christmas holidays!

We're plotting exciting things for A Thing for Life so, in the meantime, feel free to check out our posts (if you missed them), let us know your opinion in the comments, and remember that you can always keep up with what's going on by following us on social media, which you find on the right sidebar over here --->

See you soon! :)

Friday, 27 November 2015

UK National Blog Awards 2016

We are just too thrilled to announce that we have entered the UK National Blog Awards 2016!

The National UK Blog Awards are not just another Awards evening, but the chance to be acknowledged and recognised as a true knowledge provider within your industry and provide a unique opportunity to promote yourself and/or your organisation to other Blogging professionals and organisations. Join us and be recognised on your UK Blogging journey and beyond!

We will of course keep you updated on our progress and when voting begins. 

I've just entered the UK Blog Awards #UKBA16

This is so exciting!! Until next time . . .

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Special delivery: books I designed the covers for!

This month I received a very precious package from an Aussie client of mine and, let me tell you, it got me a bit emotional . . . When you can touch books you created the covers for with your own hands and read your name on them, you feel excited, amazing and indescribably happy!

Monday, 23 November 2015

Outfit Showcase: Christmas Party

Welcome to Outfit Showcase! In this feature I'll show you outfits based on a particular theme or occasion. I'll be attending a work Christmas party in December and, since I've never been to one before, I thought I'd ask you guys advice on what to wear. It's a fancy evening, so no casual wear allowed. In the meantime, though, while I am looking for dresses and find something I could like enough on myself, I decided to share three outfits that I think would be good for a Christmas party.

Friday, 20 November 2015

We've been given the Liebster Award!

A Thing for Life was awarded the Liebster Award by the lovely Jeini at Ajeinomoto!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

B-movies: are they really bad if we watch them all the time? -Kettle article

As some of you may know, I am a contributor for a UK online student magazine, Kettle. I published a handful of articles there, and today I would like to share one with you. This was originally published in the magazine on April 17th, 2015, and you can view it here

Syfy Movies

Monday, 16 November 2015

The Magic of the Christmas Lights

This past Saturday the Christmas lights have been switched on here in Peterborough! I've been attending the event every single year since I moved in 2012 because, let's face it, who doesn't love this holiday and gets all warmed up when looking at the beautiful decorations all around?

Friday, 13 November 2015

Childhood Memories

Childhood memories are what make us who we are and, whether they are good or bad, they are something that will stay with us forever.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Oaklands Manor Trilogy Book Trailer

For those who still don't know, I'm also a video editor and one who truly loves her job. Every time a client contacts me asking for a project, I get thrilled and my creativity immediately starts running wild! (when doesn't it, though?) I've recently been hired by a great author to create the book trailer for her trilogy, and now we're here to show it to you . . . Ready?

Monday, 9 November 2015

Social Media Fever


My name is Francesca and I am a social media addicted. *Hello, Francesca*
I know, this kinda sounds like one of those AA meetings, but I dare you to say deep down you don't feel the same way. There has been a huge boom of social media awareness in the past few years and, whether we like it or not, we will end up getting sucked into its vortex. It's inevitable.

Friday, 6 November 2015

What are we watching on TV?

Hands up who loves TV series! Someone can count them on one hand and others might be obsessed with hundreds of them but, no matter the number, we all agree over the fact they know how to keep us entertained.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Pierre the Maze Detective by Hiro Kamigaki and IC4DESIGN

Halloween may be over, but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of fun activities to pick from! I was curious about this because it's something I've never done before—unless I include the activities I did when I was little, but that is not the point because I am talking about grown ups—and it looked like something I could really enjoy. 
So, without further ado, let me introduce to you... Pierre the Maze Detective!

Monday, 2 November 2015

Celebration of the Name Day

Saint Silvia (c. 515 - c. 592) was the mother of St. Gregory the Great and her name was inserted under November 3rd in the Roman Martyrology by Pope Clement VIII. So tomorrow is a celebration day for me! I don't know how this plays in your own Country, but I can surely tell you name days are kind of a big deal in Italy.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Paper Dandy's Horrorgami ~ 20 Gruesome Scenes to Cut and Fold by Marc Hagan-Guirey

Halloween is the time for lots of candy, costumes and trick-or-treating, but this year is going to be much cooler because of this:

For those who don't know, Paper Dandy's Horrorgami  (published by Laurence King) features 20 kirigami (cut-and-fold) designs based around haunted houses and scenes from horror films by the creator of the successful Horrorgami blog and exhibition. 

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

ProAction 5 Sheet Shredder

If you work from home like I do and and you have a big quantity of paper laying around (daily!), one accessory you truly need is a paper shredder. Something I regrettably have deprived myself of for the past few years . . . So, TA-DA!

Monday, 26 October 2015

7 One-pot meals to warm you up this Fall

I don't know about you, but here in Peterborough Fall is in full swing and last week was definitely the time to take out the thick coat. The air in the early morning is very chilly, the rain plays peek-a-boo every half an hour... Not the ideal weather for me. 
However, what I like to do in these cases—especially during the weekends—is to chill on the couch, blanket at immediate reach, and savour a hot meal.

In case you haven't noticed from my Pinterest boards, I let this wonderful platform inspire me with the hundreds of thousands recipes that can be found there. Here are 6 one-pot meals recipes to keep you warm this Fall.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Welcome to your (hopefully) new favourite place!

It's with excitement and anticipation that we announce the launch of A Thing for Life!

We are Silvia and Fran and this is our little corner, where you will find posts about all the things that we like: food, crafts, TV/movies... a little bit of everything, basically. If we were to list every single thing that we enjoy, we'd probably keep you occupied for several weeks, and we don't want that. No, wait, that's exactly what we plan on doing here, keep you occupied for as long as we can by sharing lots of good stuff! ;)

Seriously, what we hope to achieve is to give you a great time, make you discover new things, give you some suggestions, let you see our personalities and interact with you all. Occasionally, our posts will contain questions for you that we hope you'll have fun answering, so we can get to know you better and share tips and thoughts together.

You can start to get to know us a little bit by checking our about us section and an always growing portfolio thanks to your wonderful requests! So, don't be shy and contact us to let us know anything you may need. 

Thank you so much for coming, we are so glad you could make it! Now take a seat, enjoy the show and feel free to follow us on our social media channels to be always updated :)
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