16 Jan 2016 51 comments

Five Good Things.

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We are now halfway through January, the very worst month of the year, and I’m feeling good! This hasn’t been too bad of a start to the year at all, apart from the endless yearning for afternoons in my PJs drinking cocktails…

01. I got my West Elm dressing table of my dreams this week, and I am OVERJOYED. I got the Mid Century Mini Desk in the mint green in the end, deciding the black version wasn’t for me. I made the right choice – the colour is beautiful, so fresh against the white walls and floors!
I just need to get a mirror and then you can expect a makeup collection video + post! Whoooo’s excited?

02. Last night we went to see Room, a film I’ve wanted to see for so long now! I’ve been eagerly awaiting its release, which was yesterday, so we went during the day! Who goes to the cinema during the day?! Me. When I’m excited to see a film.
I’m the biggest Brie Larson fan, and she was just incredible! I have to say, I think the film may be better than the book. There’s a scene where they play This Will Destroy You, and it’s just so… intense. Unbelievable. A must see.

03. I’ve been a little tender from my personal training sessions lately, but I think I’m starting to feel like I’m getting somewhere in terms of pain! I’m actually starting to enjoy it – it really freakin’ hurts, but it feels amazing afterwards knowing that it’s done. I might do a little blog post on my experience if anyone is interested!
I’ve never really been in to fitness as I’m just not motivated enough, or I don’t feel confident enough to just walk in to the gym. Having a trainer has been so good, as I have to go for sessions, and I actually put effort in to working out while I’m there… instead of that boring twenty minute run I used to do!

04. This week I’ve been nesting! I am so happy just pottering around in my house, tidying bits and bobs, and rearranging the decor. Is anyone else like this? I feel so content when my house looks nice! Maybe it’s a January thing.
I bought loads of frames for prints that I have to put up, so I think we might do some sort of gallery wall type thing today. Head over to Instagram to see most of my home updates as they happen.

05. I’m off to a Yoga workshop today, which should be good fun, and then I’m going to spend the rest of the weekend sorting out my life. I need to organise the flat a little more, get rid of some furniture and plan some blog posts for next month. I like an occasional weekend in – January was made for resting up!

What’s new with you lot?!

  • Laura

    So excited to see your makeup collection! I’ve also been organising our house, re-arranging furniture & decluttering, I love getting the place looking all nice! (:

    L x

    http://www.loulabeth.co.uk

  • January is definitely the best time for resting up and pottering! I’m so excited to see Room, glad to hear it’s good. And going to the cinema in the daytime is great, I’m with you there! x

    http://www.mooreofthis.co.uk

  • Camilla

    I’m so in love with the color of your dressing table! It’s so pretty!
    Looking forward to seeing your makeup collection video (:
    http://cammi.dk

  • Dionne

    I love the dressing table. I’ve being looking for a new dressing table to replace my ikea malm, I’ll have to look at west elm

    DeeDee Louise

  • That dressing table is gorgeous <3 Excited to see a makeup collection post/video! I'd not heard of 'Room' but I just looked it up and it looks good! There's loads out in the cinema I want to see at the moment… Could get expensive seeing them all lol x
    Nicole |..What Nikki Did…

  • West Elm is so amazing! Everytime I walk in, I literally want everything (so dangerous). What’s new with me is I am just looooving summer! I’ve taken time off after finishing my degree to just hang with my pals and fambam 🙂

    Katina | http://www.katinalindaa.com

  • Lucie Evans

    Could you do a blog post about how to plan a gallery wall? I need to get started on mine but I’m scared it’s not going to turn out how I envision it! That it’s just going to look like a bunch of odd pictures on my wall hah!

  • jodie.keith

    I want to see Room so bad! I didn’t even realise it was being made into a movie until yesterday! It’s my favourite book ever though, so I’m glad to hear the movie isn’t a let down!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  • daisy walters

    Ooooh your dressing table is soooo gorgeous!

    Love from Daisy

  • tiffanytales

    Beautiful dressing table, I love your interiors so much. I used to have a personal trainer and found it so much more motivating.. it just tends to be quite pricey!

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • My desk never looks that tidy, maybe it is time for me to do something about it. I’ve seen Room and it is definitely a must see!

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Great post! 🙂

    moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

  • emily couture

    Your dressing table looks amazing 🙂

    emily xx

    emilycouture95.blogspot.co.uk

  • Nesting is definitely a January thing! I always feel more determined to reshuffle and tidy away clutter at the start of the new year.

    Jess
    Philocalist.co.uk

  • Adele Miner

    Aw sounds like you’re having a really nice january, it’s so motivating when the first month of the year starts off well x
    graciousghost.blogspot.com

  • missgetaway

    Oh that sounds so lovely. The dressing table looks so pretty and I just love how you organized everything 🙂

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

  • Madison Victoria x

    I like the idea of a yoga workshop and that desk is absolutely beautiful, you made the right choice!

    Just a quick note I have a NEW blog filled with fitness, beauty and much more and I recently posted my 2016 goals and I would love you to swing by and say hello!
    My NEW blog: Madison Victoria x

    Thank you xx

  • I so want to try a yoga workshop! I’ve started working out more so I need to try some cool classes like that!

    Maia from maiacreed.blogspot.co.uk (beauty and lifestyle)

    xx

  • I had not idea they made Room into a film, thanks for the heads up!

  • Sounds lovely and a mint dressing table is what dreams are made of. I can’t wait for the makeup collection video and post now!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  • Can’t wait for the makeup collection video and post! Would love to hear about your personal training experience! I’m tempted to get one as I literally have no motivation to go to the gym!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Workout pain is absolutely amazing!

    With Love,

    Anna || Curly Scribbles

  • v. interested in the personal training info! especially also being in Glasgow, and that i’ve been pondering about the idea.. 🙂 thank you! x

  • Your desk looks so organised and It really inspires me to spring clean my drawers too!

    A nice tidy up session for my room is on the cards. Hope you have a lovely day! ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

    X x X x X

  • Lauz Boyle

    love thisss!! where are your drawer inserts from?! http://www.thegirlwiththestrawberrytattoo.com/

  • I always love these kinds of positive posts. I definitely always want to spruce up my home a bit in the new year, especially if there’s nice home ware in the January sales.

  • I cannot wait to see your makeup collection, the mint green definitely looks beautiful. I think January is the time when everyone seems to be sprucing up their house a bit, I’m definitely trying!

    Jodie | Jodie Loue

  • Chloe

    Great post! 🙂

  • Sounds like such a productive week! 🙂 I love staying at home and redecorating/cleaning too because the end results just make me so happy! <3 Wishing you a great weekend, Kate!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • I REALLY want to see Room!!! Enjoy the yoga workshop 😀 I love doing yoga everyday- it’s the best exercise in my opinion!

    http://katieedidd.blogspot.ca

  • You sound so productive this week, i also love nesting and rearranging! And the desk from west elm is so pretty, i love it in white, but totally get the

  • This weekend is literally going to be all about school and gym. So boring haha. But I agree with you! After you work out you feel amazing! Love it.

  • Glad to your year has started well! and how organised is your draw?! xx
    http://www.lpagebeauty.com

  • Definitely want to watch Room now, might have to read the book first though!

    Kiran | http://www.alittlekiran.co.uk

  • I love just organising decor and stuff too! Makes me feel refreshed ahah

    poppyrkay.blogspot.co.uk

  • Nilla Austin

    I love the desk, so cute! Can’t wait to see the makeup collection video and post<3

    emilynillaaustin.com
    -Nilla

  • Diana Maria

    All of that makeup looks amazing! The yoga workshop sounds so nice, I’d love to hear about it yoga is one of my favourite things, it’s so relaxing and fulfilling! Lovely post!

    My Lovelier Days

  • The Sunday Mode

    Yes! So excited for a makeup collection video, those are some of my favourites to watch but god they make me want to buy everything.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  • I’m glad to hear you liked Room! It’s such an amazing film, and Brie Larson was truly spectacular in it. I think she’s got the Oscar in the bag!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Alysha Paulsen

    I really want to see the film room after reading the book it sounds really good but I also want to see The Revenant.

    https://oneofthosecrazygirlsblog.wordpress.com/

  • Thanks for sharing this! Yoga seems super fun

    http://www.blossomikebana.com

  • I read Room a couple of years ago and it’s honestly one of the best books I’ve ever read. When I heard it was being made into a film, I practically burst with excitement! I saw it advertised on the telly the other day and I can’t wait to see it. The photo in this post is absolutely gorgeous, too.

    Isabelle | http://www.isabellekategm.co.uk

  • Cant wait for the makeup collection video!! I need to get my hands on some of those organisers too!

    Shellie Skillen

  • I cannot wait to see Room. I read the book a few years ago and couldn’t put the damn things down!!

    xx lacoconoire.com

  • I saw Room last night and absolutely loved it! Amazing performances from both Brie and the young boy. Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend, Kate! 🙂

    http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

  • Truc Pham

    I’ve never read Room or even seen it but from the comments I heard it’s really good so I’m excited to try it out!
    http://livingblissfullybalance.weebly.com/

  • Ahhhh desk twins, I have the white version! Such a nice design and I definitely need to sort my drawers too

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Susan

    Your nesting has paid off…those make-up drawers are so beautifully organized!

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

  • Maggie

    I wanted the west elm desk so badly that your talking about! Its so pretty! I am seriously jealous!

    http://thatsmagsforyou.com

  • I am so excited to see Room. I already feel like it is gonna be one of my favourites. Glad you liked it. Also, that desk looks beautiful! Can’t wait to see the post.

    Girl Against Oleka

  • I really enjoy this kind of chatty posts. That dressing table is absolutely gorgeous and January is most definitely made for nesting. I love spending time at home tidying things, watching Netflix from under my blanket and cooking nice things.

    Inma x
    sunshineandglow.blogspot.com