5 Rules to Live by

Happy New Year!!!

Hope you all had a lovely time! I thought I’d start off 2013 with some SPARKLE. Read on!

I’ll be sharing photos to match my – 5 rules to live by – on Pinterest & Instagram with hashtag #appletisersparkle – Come and join me!


Here are my 5 Rules to Live by;


Rule # 1: BE SILLY – Don’t take yourself too seriously. Have fun and find ways to have a laugh!

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Rule #2 LOVE – Choose love always! Be kind. If you make being a nice and loving person one of your missions, you can’t go wrong!


Rule #3 APPRECIATE – If someone does something nice or helpful, give thanks. Be a grateful person.


Rule #4 BE PREPARED – Always keep essentials in your handbag, cause you never know when you might need them; tissues, bandaid, pads, bandaid and concealer.


Rule #5 ALWAYS LEARN – No matter what age, you can never know everything. There’s always room for learning. Enjoy the journey.


The ‘Get your Sparkle On’ Appletiser campaign is all about empowering women and making them feel strong, in control & beautiful. We want to celebrate the ‘everyday rules’ for the ‘everyday heroine’ by championing the top 5 rules by which you live your life. These could really be anything at all! They could include:


  • Relationships
  • Career
  • Friends & family
  • Food & dining
  • Holidays
  • Or anything else in your life!


P.s. Since I’m doing this campaign for Appletiser, I’d love to tell you about this yummy drink. I love the fact that it has no preservatives, no artificial colours or flavours, and it sparkles – I think this drink epitomises exactly how I want to be. A real, genuine honest person, who sparkles and has no artificial colours!


CLOSED: Share 1 of your 5 rules to live by in a comment below, and you will have the chance to win $200 to spend at Peeptoe!


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  • Barbara Duggan

    I’m so glad I have found your blog. it is full of sunshiney sparkle and inspiration! My number one rule to live by is “JUST DO IT”, stolen from an old ad campaign, but still great advice.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Nike Ad – love it. It’s a great motto to live by. So glad you like my blog :) Good luck in the comp!!!!

  • http://awayfromtheblue.blogspot.com/ Mica

    Happy New Year! Lovely rules too! My #1 rules is similar to you #3, be thankful – always say thank you and appreciate things!


    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Hi Mica! :) Happy New Year!

  • tia_cherie

    These are great, I agree 100% with you. For me, I think it is most important to make sure you don’t get caught up in the past, sure learn from the past, but don’t hold grudges or regret what you have done. life is too short. and always remember that what you have now is what you, once upon a time, only ever dreamed of having, when you look at it like this you can appreciate what you have more.


    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Yes I love that. Letting go of the past and having no regrets! And appreciating the life you have!

  • Fiona Charlton

    Worry only about the things that are in your control, the things that can be influenced and changed by your actions, not about the things that are beyond your capacity to direct or alter!!

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Hi Fiona, great rule to live by! Good luck!

  • http://twitter.com/nicmc6 Nicole McMorrine

    Don’t sweat the small stuff – you’ll end up forgetting the important stuff!!!

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Hi Nicole! I’m reading that book actually – don’t sweat the small stuff! Good luck!

  • Pauline

    Live each day like it’s your last because one day you will be right…but just in case it’s not remember there may be consequences tomorrow! No one gets out of life alive!

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Pauline! We all need to live more in the moment don’t we.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justtee09 LadyTiffany OfGlencoe

    Always treat others how you would like to be treated…laugh lots, keep a sense of humour and respect all things on the earth…

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Love it! Good luck :)

  • Judi A

    Never choose, boring shoes

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good Luck Judi!

  • Di

    No regrets! If I will regret buying it, eating it, drinking it, dating it or doing it – don’t do it!

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Di!


    Taste, try, do it all and more. Life sits still for no one, so live it to the fullest.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Diana!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003884026311 Zara Stevens

    Learn from the past
    Prepare for the future
    But live (ie. really, really focus) on the present moment.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Zara!

  • Rebecca Senyard

    Don’t be quick to judge, you don’t know the whole story.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Rebecca!

  • karina w

    Making the most of every minute, even if you are at work because time flies too quickly. For example, what happened to 2012? I swear it was just Easter a few months ago and now its already 2013!

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      haha agree! time flies! good luck Karina!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=705207347 Sue Bou

    Never ‘assume’, you just don’t know what another person is thinking/feeling/has been through/done without/suffered, etc.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      So true! Hard to remember, and would love to add this one to one of my rules! Good luck Sue!

  • Jennifer B.

    Grab every opportunity to TRAVEL… You never know when you may no longer be able to!

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      I totally AGREE! Good luck Jennifer!

  • Melissa Jones

    Try to simplify issues instead of complicating them which might help you solve them more quickly.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Melissa!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.a.ohara.5 Jennifer Anne O’Hara

    adore your children

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      That’s a wonderful one. Good luck Jennifer.

  • Katie

    Although this is simple, and quite old, I think it’s still one of the most amazing things to remember in life.
    “All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them” -Walt Disney

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Aww that’s so sweet. Good luck Katie!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nyah.maindonald Nyah Maindonald

    A “rule” I live by, which should be one for the Nation is, “a little of everything in MODERATION”:)

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      I say that to people ALL THE TIME! haha! Good luck Nyah!

  • Snappystreet

    A big rule for me to live by now is:


    I really believe if I can apply this word to every day life, it will greatly improve! How many of us are now unable to sit and focus on one thing at a time? Constantly checking our phones for emails, facebook, instagram while watching a movie or TV Show. Not really engaging in proper conversations with others as we are too distracted by other things.

    This year I want to be better at doing ONE thing, at a time. AND DOING IT WELL.

    This in turn I think will really help me achieve all I want to in the next 12 months, and I don’t need to write lists and lists of those things. I know that by focusing on one thing at any one time, I can slowly work my way through everything I hold so dear and passionately.

    Here’s to a fabulous stress free and engaging 2013!

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Great rule to live by! And yes! Cheers, may this year be an awesome one – stress free would be nice! Good luck!

  • Jasmine

    I don’t follow no rules ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/joanne.west.58 Joanne West

    The one rule I have in

    Is to treat people like I
    want to be treated like

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Joanne!

  • Krystal B

    Never underestimate anything or anyone.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Krystal!

  • RosslynT

    ‘Do to others what I wish to be done to me’ a simple philosophy that regulates one’s actions and words.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Rosslyn!

  • Michelle

    One rule that I live by is a quote from a movie that I watched (corny, I know…) The quote is from ‘We Bought A Zoo’ and is “All you need is 20 seconds of insane courage, and I promise you, something great will come of it” I try to live by this because I know that I am the type of person who is likely to shy away from going for what I want if it means that there is some embarrassment involved. Be it entering a talent competition or telling a guy that I like him.

    I try to live by this quote so that I am able to see, that despite what may happen during the process of achieving my goals (and the embarrassment that my ensue), that something great will always come out of it and that it is always worth it to have those 20 seconds of insane courage.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      That’s a really great quote and rule to live by! Good luck Michelle. Thanks for sharing!

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Congratulations Michelle! Appletizer has chosen you as the winner! They’ll be in touch shortly! X

  • Michelle V

    Mine is “Decide that you want it more than you’re afraid of it.”
    I read it somewhere and it stuck.
    At the time, I was too afraid to drive, which was really difficult as I’m a mum of three.
    But that just inspired me. I booked some driving lessons and started learning how to drive. After a few months, I got my licence on my first attempt, just shy of my 33rd birthday!!

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      That’s fantastic! Congratulations. That’s very inspiring. Good luck Michelle!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sellmy.unwantedstuff Melly Ryan

    You can’t change the past, but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future… learnt this one the hard one .. but I’ve learnt from my mistake.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Great rule to live by. Thanks Melly! Good luck!

  • http://twitter.com/realitychickaus reality chick

    Try, try, try to be present. To live in the present, rather than focussing on the future or worrying about what might happen (or reflecting on the past). I’m still practising this one ;-)

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Love this rule to live by! Good luck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/chell.gray.1 Michelle Gray

    “Do not do unto others what you would not want them do unto you”

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Love it, good luck Michelle!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=554349461 Tania Zheng

    “Have more fear of regret than failure.” – If you go for it and fail, you will no doubt have learnt something and know what not to do. If you never go for it, all you have is that awful feeling of regret.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Tania! :) Thanks for your entry!

  • Elizabeth

    My Rule 1: The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck Elizabeth!

  • Annie

    “If you want to meet hot guys, go out with no make up, don’t wash your hair and wear your baggiest, oldest clothes”. This would happen whenever I went to the laundromatt and I got so sick of becoming embarrassed, that I made more of an effort so I knew I’d stop bumping into them. Murphy’s Law. This also works for chance encounters with your ex.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Haha love it. Good luck Annie!

  • Monica

    “Sometimes your the bug and sometimes your the windscreen!”
    Love this saying..be balanced in life!

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      I love it too! Good luck Monica :)

  • MsCritique.com

    Mine is ‘Be Generous’ with your time, love and forgiveness. It’s so easy, but always forgotten.

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      Good luck lovely xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/Raedella.Belle Joselle Griffin

    If you will laugh at it in a year you may as well laugh about it now! This had been awesome for helping me get over some hard times!

  • Shona

    I love your outlook and your style is to die for. I think I found a style mentor ;-) lol

    • http://www.thesydneygirl.com thesydneygirl

      You are absolutely so sweet :) X