10 Casual Magic Moments This Week | Collab With Ella’s Rambles

Casual magic? What is it?

Casual magic is a term cultivated by the successful conscious living/wellness blogger UnJaded Jade. Her successful YouTube channel based on self-improvement is a huge part of my life. Jade is an inspiration to me and one habit she implements that I took into my own is casual magic. Casual magic is synonymous with gratitude, but it’s more about the small simple pleasures in life than larger concepts (as you will see in this post).

Casual magic makes every day different. In times like lockdown it is especially important because other wise the days never differentiate. I’ve had severe cases of ‘every day is like the one before’ but casual magic does set it apart a little!

I apologise for the appalling quality of these photographs. As the laptop still isn’t working, I have to take photos on my phone and can’t export any I take on my camera 😭

My beautiful blogging friend Ella is also a casual magic advocate; today we bring you a collaboration! I will share 10 moments of casual magic with you, then you can click here to see Ella’s ‘casual magic’.

Appreciation for the little things is an essential part in your mindset. It sets you up for success, keeps you grounded in overwhelming moments and allows time to pass ‘slower’.

The concept of casual magic has kept me sane this year.

I hope reading my moments of thankfulness will inspire you to take a few of your own. 

1) Moonlight shining brightly through my window

The other night I woke up, around 5am, and the moolight was beating down on my bed like sun. It’s rare that light gets into my room as a beam so this was very precious and special. It felt like I was in a horrow film, Twilight, or a being reborn like a werewolf in a fairytale. This was pure magic – literally. My friend who lives nearby also recognised the wide and bright moon and put out her crystals to bathe in it. How cool is that?

2) Washing my hands with a really nicely scented soap

Molton Brown soap to be precise – very boujee! I don’t want to complain about hand sanitiser because it is a convenient way to stop us getting corona. But the constant application thorughout the day gets a bit boring, especially with the stinky hand sanitisers (if you know you know). Washing my hands with posh soap was so *cleansing* and I loved it. 

3) My Instagram DMs

Today I flicked from my personal account to my blog account. The personal account was dry and a bit depressing, but my blog one was full of lovely messages down to even your colourful profile photos. You make me so, so happy. Thank you – even if you just say hi ❤

4) Vibing to ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ as I replied to blog comments

It’s probably my favourite Christmas song! I was in my dad’s ‘office’ space spinning around on his chair because spinny chairs are superior, singing to Band Aid. Considering all the stress of end of term assessments, this moment felt extra happy. I’m drowning in schoolwork and even more worried about these tests. But we can do it. Turn up that Boy George!

5) Heavy duvet

This makes no sense, really. But you know how sometimes your duvet feels heavier than normal and you’re compltely sunk into your bed? I had one of those moments one morning. I had to get up early haha, but knowing I’d slept well was defintely *casual magic* because it made me more confident in conquering the day ahead. I had slept well. There’s no better feeling.

6) Sunset at 4pm

A magical moment – the school bell ringing and walking towards the bus park while sunset colours adorn the sky. These last few moments of daylight are really magical, and also important to remember as the nights get colder and darker. There is beauty in darkness!

7) Getting my Christmas decorations early

On Friday I was sent home from school due to a positive COVID test in my year group ‘bubble’. We were ushered out of the school around 12. There were no lessons in the afternoon, no set work at all. So mum brought down a few Christmas decorations! We’ve not got the big tree up yet, but my mini one went up and I strung some multi-coloured fairy lights all along my picture rail. It was very magical and I’m so grateful I can spend Christmas with my family this year.

8) Conversations with friends

Talking with my friends is so lovely. They’re kind, patient, funny and the perfect company. Linking back to be sent home from school, there were a few moments when we were talking that I really felt grounded and happy. As we were walking out of school, I was so surprised by the events of the day that most things felt surreal. Except this. I’m so glad I had a final in-person conversation before my 14 day quarantine. 

9) A drizzle of snow

As I was putting up my decorations that Friday afternoon, a bit of snow started to fall! It didn’t stick because it had previously rained but that doesn’t excuse how special it felt. Christmas music, Christmas decorations, Christmas weather!

10) Helping my mum set up her business Instagram page

Last night I was helping mum set up her Instagram page for her business. I ran through what needed to be in a bio, how to attract customers, why your profile photo and headline is like your ‘store-front’. It was fun! And it’s something that I’m good at – at least she thinks so – and that was very reassuring. A nice boost of confidence 🙂 Now I’m locked up for 14 days, I’ll be spending more time with family and I’ve got to appreciate those little moments.


Writing this post was really refreshing. Thank you so much to Ella, the person who is collborating on this post with me, for the idea. When I did my face reveal, I refreshed my niche to ‘conscious living’ so that I can focus on topics I am really passionate about such as wellness, lifestyle and sustainability. 

One thing I advocate is gratitude. Gratitude for the little things. It is so important to appreciate where you are now, in spite of your difficulites or goals. Through practicing thankfulness you can truly fulfil your potential, and reach mental wellness. 

This post was beneficial to me, but I also hope you enjoyed reading it.

What is your casual magic today?

Catherine x

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17 thoughts on “10 Casual Magic Moments This Week | Collab With Ella’s Rambles

  1. Awww I love this!! Yess the DMs and comments in the blogosphere are sooo lovely! Haha that’s actually why I deleted my personal Instagram account just because it didn’t seem as fullfilling as my blog one; my close friends from school follow my blog one and i just add them to my close friends list for private stuff! aww that’s so sweet that your mum is making a business page and you’re helping her! My mum actually has a small business too where she teaches kids urdu, but she just spreads by word of mouth (it does work though!) great post catherine! x

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    • Hey Zainab,

      That’s a brave and bold move but I’m so glad it brought more fulfilment to your life!

      Seeing my mum’s stuff all come together is amazing because I know she’s wanted to have her own business for a long time 💕

      Do you know any Urdu through your mum? It takes unmeasurable talent to learn a language never mind to teach it!

      Thank you for reading x

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    • It’s a shame to here that, Nour! But I hope my casual magic moments brighten your day a little ☺️ Me too – I’m off on quarantine at the moment. I’m trying to embrace online school as best as I can. What a funny way to end a funny year – locked up in the house! I don’t really mind though. There are so many people in worse situations that I.

      Hehe, I’ll tell Pikachu that 🐱 But I think she already knows she’s the best! x

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  2. What a beautiful post idea! Very heartwarming. It’s always good to remind ourselves of the little things that make life special. For me that’s hot coffee, a good lie in, being in the city or rose garden, my favourite takeaway, my friends and family, the scent of a vanilla candles, nights spent with iced coffee, cheesecake and my favourite show- there’s so many to name! Also love when I’ve got a pretty outfit on and feeling like a boss.

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    • This 👏 I love everything you have to say and agree on every point! I started drinking iced coffee this year because it was so hot in summer (thanks global warming 😒) and it’s so nice. I completely understand the hype now! Aww, I hope you can have more of those nice moments that make life special. I really appreciate you stopping by to read and comment today ☺️

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  3. Good god I LOVE the pictures. They’re so beautiful❤😍

    And wow the term Casual magic is lovely!🤗 Thinking back on it, I’ve had such moments far too many a times but didnt have a category to place them under.

    I feel you on the scented-soap❤ I’d love to take this inspiration for a post and link back to you! Can’t say how good this makes me feeeel😁😁❤😍

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    • This comment has made my day 🙂

      I’m so glad you liked the photos – I had a bit of a mare because they’re not what I would ideally use but I didn’t have the time to take any others (online school check 😅)

      I’m very glad you liked the post 💓

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